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Chautauqua Winter Vegetable Meeting - MODIFIED




Event Details

Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

February 10, 2023

Time

8:15 am - 2:45 pm

Location

NEW LOCATION: Andy Raber's Blacksmith Shop
12451 Eldredge Rd
Conewango Valley, NY 14726

Cost

FREE!

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Elizabeth Buck
585-406-3419



PLEASE NOTE: The location and agenda has been changed for this event.

Meeting will feature growers from Ohio sharing their production know-how and thoughts on food safety. Other topics include weed control, pesticide safety, and the impact of poor crop nutrition. The morning portion of the event will offer 0.75 DEC credits in categories 1a and 23, plus 0.5 in CORE (good for all categories). Trade show booths available.


MODIFIED AGENDA:

8:00 am Doors open. Sign-in, survey completion, browse booths

8:15 am Welcome, announcements

8:30 am How Fertility Relates to Pests and Diseases -- Elizabeth Buck, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Recognizing fertility deficiency symptoms and distinguishing them from similar-looking diseases, disease-based causes of poor fertility/water responses in tomatoes, relationship between fertility and insect pressure, esp. around excessive N and increased aphid issues.

8:45 am Making Weed Control Decisions in Veg Crops -- Elizabeth Buck, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Interactive session that will have participants practice using herbicide support resources and other weed control references to develop effective integrated weed control programs

9:15 am Eden Valley Growers Updates -- Keith Baskerville, Eden Valley Growers
Updates from the co-op, including their view on why written food safety plans matter.

9:30 am Pesticide Safety for the Family & You -- Mary Centrella, Pesticide Safety Education Program
This presentation will focus on understanding and mitigating the health risks associated with pesticide usage and emphasize safety solutions for small farms.

10:00 am Fertility, Soil Health & Field Crops Topics -- Greenfield Farms Reps
Non-DEC content on soil health, nutrient mgmt., and cultural practices in field crops. 

11:30 am Adjourn DEC credit portion of the meeting. Lunch.

12:30 pm Raising Sheep -- Ohio sheep farmer

1:15 pm Why Adopt Food Safety?
-- Jonas Yoder, Food Safety Educator
A motivational and informative talk from Jonas Yoder of Mt. Hope, Ohio.

1:50 am Break

1:55 pm  Food Safety Resources -- Robert Hadad, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Overview of food safety planning and implementation resources and one-on-one advice that are currently available, plus a discussion of what further support would be helpful.

2:10 pm Grower Panel -- David Raber and Ervin Weaver from Mt. Hope, Ohio
Ervin Weaver is a conventional auction grower and David Raber raises organic produce for auction and a farm market. These experienced farmers will share their vegetable growing know-how and then take audience questions.

2:45 pm Adjourn


COST and REGISTRATION:
This event is FREE to attend! Call Elizabeth Buck at 585-406-3419 to pre-register.



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JOB POSTING: Onion Crop Scout

Be a Vital Part of New York Onion Production!

We are looking for someone who appreciates agriculture to scout commercial onion fields in Oswego Co. and/or Wayne Co. for 13 weeks during the summer, maximum 19 hours/week, who would return to the seasonal position annually.

As an Onion Crop Scout for the Cornell Vegetable Program (CVP), you will independently scout 11 commercial onion fields collecting data on insect pests, diseases, weeds and crop stage/quality. Scouting data will be summarized into a preliminary report which is finalized by Cornell's Onion Specialist. Growers use the scouting reports to inform their spray decisions, which enables an integrated approach to pest management. Your hard work will ensure grower engagement, implementation of research-based recommendations, and early detection of emerging issues. It is the "beating heart" of CVP's onion program.

Pay: $18.50/hr. No benefits. Personal mileage will be reimbursed at the federal rate.

Key Qualifications & Skills:
  • High School diploma and 6 months experience in an agriculture setting, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position and have reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver's license.
  • Visual concentration and attention to detail are required to detect pests and pest damage.
  • Able to work independently in collecting and summarizing data.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Proven experience in communicating effectively, both written and oral.
  • Preferred: Experience working with plants, plant disease and other pest identification.
Training will include being accompanied by a veteran onion scout for the first season with the intention of scouting independently in the second year, and ideally for several more years after.

Flexible on start and end dates, day(s) of week you work, and whether Oswego or Wayne or both counties are scouted. Our priority is finding someone who will return to the position annually.

Read details about the Onion Crop Scout position.

To apply (resume and cover letter): http://tiny.cc/Onion_Scout_WDR_00043345