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NYS 4-H Agri-Business Career Conference

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019, 9:45 AM - Friday, October 18@ 1:00 PM

The 43rd Annual New York State 4-H Agribusiness Career Conference will be held on October 17-18, 2019 at SUNY Cobleskill and local agri-businesses. The conference is co-sponsored by NYS 4-H, the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill and the NYS Farm Bureau Foundation for Education. This career exploration conference is open to all youth ages 14 and over who wish to become more aware of opportunities with agriculture and also the academic requirements for professional positions available in the various agri-businesses. It will feature mini-tours to farms and businesses in the Cobleskill area as well as seminars, guest speakers and guided tours of the SUNY Cobleskill agriculture facilities.

A participation fee of $100.00 per youth and $80 per chaperone will include all overnight accommodations and meals. (If a participant wishes to come for just one day, that is acceptable, but the cost of the program is the same.)Participants and chaperones will be staying at The Super 8 located at 955 East Main Street Cobleskill.

Note:The full registration fee of 100 per youth and $80 per chaperone is due September 12.There will be absolutely no refunds after September 12 due to hotel expenses. A $ 50.00 late fee will be charged per participant for registrations received between September 12 and September 26, 2019.

Mini Tours will include: Schoharie Valley Farms; Speaking with the Vet; Sweet Tree Farm; The Stables at Sunny Knolls Farm; Milk Quality Lab-SUNY Cobleskill; Jack Miller’s Tractor & Truck; Beekman Farm; Thistle Hill Weavers; Hessian Hill Farm; Wellington’s Herbs and Spices; Osborne Family Farm; and Weathertop Farm.Study Sessions will consist of: Agricultural Business Management & Food Systems; Floriculture, Nursery Management and Landscape Development and Soils/Crops/Turf/Recreation & Sports Area Management; Equine Studies & Thoroughbred Management; Agricultural Engineering Technology; Livestock Studies; Canine Behavior & Dairy Production and Fisheries Technology.

For more information and an application form, contact Rob Bucci at the 4-H Office, 315-376-5270 or email:


$100/youth; $80/chaperone


Robert Bucci
4-H Animal & Plant Science Educator
(315) 376-5270


SUNY Cobleskill
106 Suffolk Circle
Cobleskill, NY 12043

Last updated August 2, 2019