Not your grandfather’s farm

Startups should look at business structure options. NNY looks into how to start food hub.

Learn inbound marketing, get certified, free

HubSpot is offering a free, online, learn-at-you-own-pace course about inbound marketing. Participants learn to optimize a website, create landing pages that convert, and close sales in the digital environment. A great way for small business people—current or prospective—to gain in-demand skills.

Commercial shrimp farm opens in Newburgh

Eco Shrimp Garden has opened selling shrimp raised in salt water tanks without antibiotics, hormones, or chemicals. The facility sells to restaurants as well as to customers at the Newburgh facility.

Monroe County eyes huge solar panel farms

Monroe County is expected to vote tomorrow on authorization to install two massive solar panel farms on 28 acres of vacant land it owns. The installations in Penfield and Greece would be the state’s largest solar installation outside Long Island.

2015 NYS storms bring farm disaster aid

Farms in 34 New York counties are eligible for disaster aid for damage from rain and wind in late spring and from snow and freezing in winter.

NNY brainstorms how to launch food hubs

Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence and Oswego counties have $1 million from the state to launch food hubs. Agribusiness leaders met last week with state Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie to discuss how to set up the hubs where farmers and agribusinesses could drop products for delivery to cities statewide.

Startups should look at business structures

Most small businesses start as a sole proprietorship or partnership. It is worth looking at other options that might be better. Forming a  LLC or corporation might be less hassle than you’d expect.

Richard Ball and harvest bounty in Oswego

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball will be featured speaker at the Sixth Annual Oswego County Harvest Dinner to he held Oct. 2 in Oswego. Prepaid reservations required. Click for details.

This business is a place to catch code—or sell it

For website builders who run into problems, Codester may help. The online storefront sells ready-to-use web development components. It is also a place where coders can sell their completed code.

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Linda Aragoni

I read. I write. I think. I make big ideas simple. I help teachers teach expository writing to teens and adults. In my free time, I read and review old novels.

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