Veteran Farmer Fencing Workshop

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you an active or retired veteran interested in farming? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County is partnering with the Farmer Veteran Coalition of NY and Cornell Small Farms Program to present a workshop about livestock fencing and a hands-on demonstration of stringing and repairing a high tensile electric fence.

Jonathan Barter from Steuben County Soil and Water Conservation District will speak about pairing the correct fence type and fencing systems for your targeted livestock species. Both he and Richard Underhill will demonstrate installation and repair methods to keep your livestock secure and out of trouble. We will be working on site on Walter Palmer’s property, a retired veteran himself. We will also demonstrate how to set posts, build corners and braces and demonstrate tensioning techniques with contracting equipment. We will talk about grounding, wiring, chargers, and keeping fencing hot.

Come on out and learn the best fencing methods for your farm or future farm goals, and practice stringing fence with fellow veterans and agricultural professionals. Lunch will be provided and all are welcome.Please register by calling the CCE- Steuben office (607-664-2300) or emailing Ariel Kirk, Agriculture Educator (adk39@cornell.edu) by Monday, April 16th.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County office if you have any special needs. 

This work is supported by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and NYS Senate Agriculture Committee.


Ariel Kirk
Agriculture Educator


Walter Farmer Fencing Workshop
7197 State Route 226
Savona, New York 14879