Report Your Losses Due to Heavy Snow to CCE
CCE county offices are working to compile a list of farms with damage or losses from the snow storms in Western NY the week of 11/17/14. If you have had damage or loss and haven’t spoken to a CCE office in your area, please contact your local office as soon as possible. Vegetable farms can also contact Darcy Telenko
Do's and Don'ts for Barn Snow Removal
Concerned about the snowload on your barn roof? Removal of significant snow accumulations off of a barn roof is best performed in a systematic way to reduce the risk of injury or death to both barn occupants and those working on the roof. Removing roof snow without a proper approach may actually cause more damage than if left alone in some cases by creating an unbalanced and/or concentrated roof loads. Read more and view drawings on how to safely and effectively remove snow from a barn roof.
New Video Helps to Promote the Work of the CVP
Many people in our community are not aware of the size or the impact of the Western New York vegetable industry on the state’s economy. We decided to do something about that! The Cornell Vegetable Program is proud to release a video that highlights vegetable production in our region – from fresh market to processing, from farms that are several thousand acres to just a few, from biodynamic growers to conventional – and provides an introduction to our team of Vegetable Specialists and how we assist growers in this area. We greatly appreciate that several WNY vegetable growers shared their thoughts on what the Cornell Vegetable Program means to them: Paul Fenton, Batavia; Mark Zittel, Eden; and Matt Mortellaro, Elba. The video was produced by videographer, James Monahan. Watch the video
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