Roundtable focuses on cheese, value-added dairy

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison, Oneida, and Schoharie and Otsego Counties will be hosting a roundtable discussion for cheese and value-added dairy producers on Thursday from 11 a.m. ­ 2 p.m. at the Education Center at 123 Lake St, Cooperstown.

There is no fee for producers to attend and lunch will be provided free of charge. Pre-registration is required by May 7 by calling 607-547-2536 x226. Space is limited.

Tim Joseph, owner of Maple Hill Creamery, will be presenting his experiences in growing a value-added dairy business. Producers will then be asked to participate in a discussion about emerging challenges and opportunities for regional value-added dairy producers. The purpose of this meeting is to explore how Cooperative Extension may best assist producers in marketing, production, and business development efforts.

Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties prior to the program, 607-547-2536 x226.