2014 Empire State Producers ExpoJanuary 21 - January 23, 2014
Formerly known as the Empire State Fruit & Vegetable Expo, the Empire State Producers Expo includes a one-day Becker Forum (Monday, January 20, 2014), a three-day trade show, and three days of concurrent educational sessions. The educational sessions are organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators from across New York State. Attendees can expect information on vegetables, tree fruits, berries, greenhouse floral production, business and marketing, and general interest topics relevant to the agricultural industry. The Expo offers both DEC and Certified Crop Advisor credits.
The Expo Trade Show includes over 160 companies representing a variety of products and services from equipment and inputs to software, packaging, bakery supplies and much more.
For our vegetable friends, below is a list of the DEC credits you can expect for each vegetable-related session at the Expo.
January 21 (in categories 1a, 10, 23):
Sweet Corn = 0.75
Cabbage/Cole Crops = 1.75
Potato = 3.75
Transplant Production Onions = 0.50
Onions = 2.75
Specialty Legume Crops = 0.50
January 22 (in categories 1a, 10, 23):
Seed Saving = 0.25 (also in category 4)
Cover Crops = 0.75
January 23 (in categories 1a, 10, 23 except as noted):
Vine Crops = 1.25
The full meeting agenda and information can be found on the NYS Vegetable Growers Association website.