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2020 Upper Genesee Valley Produce Growers Meeting




Event Details

Date

February 14, 2020

Time

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Location

Genesee Valley Produce Auction house
8855 Co. Rd 3
Freedom, NY 14065

Cost

FREE!

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Elizabeth Buck
585-406-3419



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. 

AGENDA

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.



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