Cornell Vegetable Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

Enrollment Benefits

  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • VegEdge Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Event Details

Date

February 27 - February 28, 2014

Time

8:30 AM registration & refreshments; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training

Location

Civil Defense Center
7220 State Rte 54
Bath, NY 14810

Cost

$60.00 per farm
Contact Angela Parr if you need to borrow a laptop for Day 2

Host

Cornell Cooperative Extension & Cornell GAPs

Angela Parr
585-394-3977 x426

Pre-Registration Deadline: February 24, 2014

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Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Steuben County)

February 27 - February 28, 2014

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Steuben County)

In recent years, several food borne illness outbreaks in produce have made national news. Both the produce industry and the federal government have stepped up demands for fruit and vegetable farms to meet food safety practice standards. These standards are known as GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices).

A new program, Harmonized GAPs, has been developed to combine several food safety certifications into one program. New York's retail produce buyers, such as Wegmans, are asking growers to adopt Harmonized GAPs certification in many cases.

In response, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell Vegetable Program, the Cornell Lake Ontario Fruit Team, the Produce Safety Alliance, and the Cornell National GAPs Program, with assistance from NY Ag & Markets, will be presenting a training for farm food safety or GAPs, including Harmonized GAPs. The training is open to all produce farms and related industry people. This workshop is sponsored by NOFA-NY and is partially funded through a grant from the Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority.

Thursday, February 27
What is GAPs?
How does GAPs work?
What does it mean for my farming operations?

Friday, February 28
Write a food safety plan for your farm*

Optional supplemental session
Mock audit (at a participant's farm during the growing season)

$60.00 per person registration includes educational materials, lunch and refreshments. Add $15.00 each for additional attendee from the same farm. Space is limited! Pre-register by February 24, 2014. Mail the GAPs flyer and registration form in with your payment, or register and pay online here.

* A laptop computer is required for the second day. If you need to borrow a computer, please let us know in advance. If you are not computer savvy, please bring a person with you that has computer knowledge and skills.

GAPs flyer & registration form (PDF; 707KB)

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Announcements

Crops Not Covered by Crop Insurance: Deadline 2/1

USDA recently announced the release of a reinvigorated Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). This is a result of opportunities created by the Farm Bill of 2014, and a general interest in covering more crops under the increasingly important policy umbrella known as crop insurance. NY legislators have been pushing for more creativity to provide safety net programs for producers of horticultural crops that do not have other crop insurance alternatives.

For very early spring planted vegetables the deadline is February 1, with later planted crops having a later deadline. Read more on program and deadlines.  

2015 Cornell Vegetable Guidelines Available Soon

The 2015 edition of the Cornell Commercial Vegetable Production Guidelines will be released in January. This annual publication provides up-to-date vegetable crop production information for New York State. It has been designed as a practical guide for vegetable crop producers, crop consultants, and ag suppliers.

NOTE: Beginning in 2015, Vegetable Guidelines will no longer be offered for free online. Instead, you will have the option to purchase just a print copy ($33 plus shipping), online version ($33), or a bundle of a print copy plus online access ($46 plus shipping). You can order this publication, or other Cornell Guidelines from the Cornell Store at Cornell University at 800-624-4080.

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 and leave us a comment! 

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