2020 Upper Genesee Valley Produce Growers Meeting
February 14, 2020
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Genesee Valley Produce Auction house
8855 Co. Rd 3
Freedom, NY 14065
HostCornell Vegetable Program
email Elizabeth Buck
A bit of something for everyone! This meeting will feature experts from Cornell Cooperative Extension discussing food safety in auction lots and quality control, how to successfully lengthen the growing season, making the most of a small grain rotational crop, and common disease and pest info. Summer squash, cabbage and pepper production tips will be presented by Mark Zittel, an experienced produce and greenhouse grower for 20+ years. Participants will have the opportunity to join group discussion in breakout sessions of their choosing. And don't forget to stop by the Demo Table to see weeds and soil health exhibits.
12:30 PM Welcome, Housekeeping, Updates, Survey -- CCE Allegany & Cattaraugus Counties, GVPA Board
12:40 PM Food Safety in Auction Lots and Quality Control -- Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany County
1:00 PM Diversifying Produce Offerings and Regional Marketing Lessons -- Elizabeth Buck, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
1:15 PM Update from Harris Seeds
1:25 PM Demo Table (Weeds, Soil Health)
1:40 PM Lengthening the Growing Season -- Judson Reid, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
2:00 PM Break
2:15 PM Production Nuts & Bolts: Summer Squash, Cabbage, Peppers -- Mark Zittel, produce and greenhouse grower of 20+ years
2:45 PM Making the Most of a Small Grain Rotational Crop -- CCE Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock, Field Crops Team
3:15 PM Breakout Group Discussions
- Season extension, greenhouses & plant nutrition - Judson Reid & Caitlin Vore
- Food safety, marketing, soils - Lynn Bliven
- Vegetable & bedding plant production - Elizabeth Buck & Mark Zittel
- Field Crops, Dairy, Livestock - SW NY Team
3:35 PM Common Disease and Pest Recap -- Caitlin Vore, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
3:55 PM Wrap Up
FREE! Pre-registration requested by February 12. Register online or call Elizabeth Buck at 585-406-3419.
2023 Potato Advisory Meeting
December 12, 2023
This year's Potato Advisory Meeting will include talks from Cornell faculty on insect pest and weed updates, as well as updates from this year's potato variety trials. Following lunch, there will be a round table discussion with fellow potato growers and industry members. DEC credits: 2.0 credits in 10, 1a, 23. This meeting is FREE to attendees and includes lunch!
2024 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting
January 4, 2024
Penn Yan, NY
This annual meeting will present information on insect and disease management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. Grafting, biological and, where appropriate, conventional spray options will be discussed. Berry production updates will be provided. A general session will include updates from the Food Safety Modernization Act. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learnings. DEC recertification credits will be offered.