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January 2015

2015 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 8, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Penn Yan, NY

2015 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting
(NOTE new start time of this event - now 9:00 AM.) This course will educate produce growers on pest management, varieties and marketing issues in vegetables grown for auction. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest ID, responsible spray options, food safety and attributes of successful auction growers will be presented. 2.25 DEC Category Credits in 10, 1a and 23.

Updated Farm Food Safety (GAPs) Training for Produce Growers

January 12 - January 13, 2015
8:30 AM registration & refreshments; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training
Geneva, NY

Updated Farm Food Safety (GAPs) Training for Produce Growers
Are you a farmer interested in produce safety? Are your markets asking for food safety plans or third party verification? Do you want to understand produce safety issues and Good Agricultural Practices as well as the FSMA proposed Produce Rule and third party audits? If so, join us for this multi-day workshop on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and leave with a farm food safety plan for YOUR farm!

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Current Issues in Strawberry Pest Management

January 14, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Current Issues in Strawberry Pest Management
Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Kathy Demchak, Senior Extension Associate, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.

2015 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 20 - January 22, 2015
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Syracuse, NY

2015 Empire State Producers EXPO
This show combines the major fruit, flower, vegetable, and direct marketing associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for the fruit and vegetable growers of this state, as well as the surrounding states and Eastern Canada. The Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists are involved in organizing sessions on Processing Vegetables, Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage/Cole Crops, Soil Health, Managing Herbicide Resistance, Tunnels, and Ethnic Vegetables. 

February 2015

Tomato Health and Grafting Workshop

February 2, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Interlaken, NY

Tomato Health and Grafting Workshop
This workshop will review the latest Cornell Vegetable Program research on successful tomato production, including disease resistant varieties, high tunnel crop rotation, greenhouse container results and pest management. Participants will also learn to graft their own tomatoes with live plants. Jump start the 2015 tomato season with season extension and increased yields!

Erie Vegetable Growers Meeting - High Tunnel School

February 4, 2015
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
East Aurora, NY

Erie Vegetable Growers Meeting - High Tunnel School
This beginner level school is for new high tunnel growers and will focus on best management practices, with an emphasis on tomato production. The school is strongly encouraged for growers with 2 or fewer seasons of tunnel growth experience, those considering getting a tunnel in the next few season, or NRCS EQIP recipients. Topics will include site selection and structural considerations, crop and variety selection, cultural management, disease management, and an experienced grower panel.

Erie Vegetable Growers Meeting - Addressing Issues in Vegetable Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 5, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Erie Vegetable Growers Meeting - Addressing Issues in Vegetable Production
All vegetable producers are encouraged to attend this day-long meeting featuring Cornell Plant Pathologist Sarah Pethybridge, Vegetable IPM Coordinator for the NYS IPM program Abby Seaman, and Regional Vegetable Specialists. Topics will include weed biology and management, herbicide resistance in weeds, disease biology and management, marketing, spotted wing drosophila management, beneficial insects and rotation in organic vegetable production systems.

Niagara Vegetable Growers Meeting - Addressing Issues in Vegetable Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Lockport, NY

Niagara Vegetable Growers Meeting - Addressing Issues in Vegetable Production
All vegetable producers are encouraged to attend this half-day meeting featuring Cornell Plant Pathologist Sarah Pethybridge, Vegetable IPM Coordinator for the NYS IPM program Abby Seaman, and Regional Vegetable Specialists. Topics will include weed biology and management, disease biology and management, marketing, and beneficial insects -how to recognize them, conserve them, and put them to work for you.

Organic Dry Bean Discussion

February 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Canandaigua, NY

Organic Dry Bean Discussion
The demand for organic dry beans in the Northeast exceeds the supply. Beans are being shipped from the Midwest to help meet the need. While there are a handful of growers already producing organic dry beans in NY it is a very small percentage of the total dry bean production in the state. The interest in this topic is broad based, and includes NY growers, shippers, a processor, brokers, and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY. The Cornell Vegetable Program is organizing a discussion on the potential opportunities and challenges of increased organic dry bean production in New York State.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Soil Health Through Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops

February 11, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Soil Health Through Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops
Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Carol MacNeil, Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist, and Thomas Bjorkman, Associate Professor, Cornell, will be speaking during this webinar.

Orleans Produce Auction Winter Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 13, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Albion, NY

Orleans Produce Auction Winter Meeting
Auction growers will meet to discuss current production challenges including corn pests, aphids, vine crop diseases, and small allium production.  

Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting

February 20, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Centerville, NY

Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting
Forenoon will be a 2 hour high tunnel intensive with panel. Afternoon will include vine crop disease management, food safety and more. Lunch available for a donation.

March 2015

Garlic School 2015

March 3, 2015
9:30 AM -3:00 PM
Geneva, NY

Garlic School 2015
This year's garlic school will have a broad focus on disease, insect and weed pests that growers are already dealing with or that may show up in New York from other parts of the country. Cornell pathologists and growers will discuss the latest research on Aster Yellows, a disease which has devastated the garlic industry in the Midwest, and the soil-borne diseases such as Fusarium. The latest fertility and weed control research will also be presented. Industry updates will be presented by David Stern of the NYS Garlic Seed Foundation.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Using Sanitizers in Wash Water

March 4, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Using Sanitizers in Wash Water
Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Luke LaBorde, Associate Professor, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.

Clean Up Your Veggies! Post-Harvest Handling System Workshop

March 9, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Shortsville, NY

Clean Up Your Veggies! Post-Harvest Handling System Workshop
Join NOFA-NY and Cornell Vegetable Program's Robert Hadad to learn how to design, build, and operate a small-scale, DIY post-harvest handling system! This great workshop will focus on the trifecta of good washing and handling—food safety, maintaining high quality and efficiency, and affordability for new and small growers.

Weed Management Workshop for Processing Vegetable and Dry Bean Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 11, 2015
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Batavia, NY

Weed Management Workshop for Processing Vegetable and Dry Bean Growers
Workshop will focus on developing a long-term plan for managing weeds and weed seed banks, selection and use of herbicides for processing vegetables and dry beans, and reducing the risk for herbicide resistant weeds.

CANCELLED: Forecasting Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lockport, NY

CANCELLED: Forecasting Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION NUMBERS. The Cornell Vegetable Program and NYS IPM will assist growers with setting up an account on the Late Blight (LB) Decision Support System (DSS) website. Learn how late blight (development) units, and fungicide (loss) units, are used to forecast when you'll need to apply a fungicide spray to YOUR farm location or fields. Get text alerts or a personal email when you are within several days of needing to spray. 

Updated Farm Food Safety (GAPs) Training for Produce Growers

March 17 - March 18, 2015
8:30 AM registration & refreshments; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training
Arcade, NY

Updated Farm Food Safety (GAPs) Training for Produce Growers
Are you a farmer interested in produce safety? Are your markets asking for food safety plans or third party verification? Do you want to understand produce safety issues and Good Agricultural Practices as well as the FSMA proposed Produce Rule and third party audits? If so, join us for this multi-day workshop on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and leave with a farm food safety plan for YOUR farm!

2015 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 18, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LeRoy, NY

2015 NYS Dry Bean Meeting
Topics to be included are: the performance and development of new varieties and breeding lines; weed management update; white mold management recommendations; Western bean cutworm risk and control; the effects of tillage, cover crops and rotation on dry bean yields. Bean dishes at lunch! The NYS Dry Bean Committee will meet right after the meeting. 

Forecasting Tomato/Potato Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 20, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Geneva, NY

Forecasting Tomato/Potato Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm
The Cornell Vegetable Program and NYS IPM will assist growers with setting up an account on the Late Blight (LB) Decision Support System (DSS) website. Learn how late blight (development) units, and fungicide (loss) units, are used to forecast when you'll need to apply a fungicide spray to YOUR farm location or fields. Get text alerts or a personal email when you are within several days of needing to spray. 

Farm Food Safety for Post-Harvest Handling and Small-Scale, Low-Cost Facility Design

March 23, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Trumansburg, NY

Farm Food Safety for Post-Harvest Handling and Small-Scale, Low-Cost Facility Design
Join NOFA-NY and Cornell Vegetable Program's Robert Hadad to learn how to design, build, and operate a small-scale, DIY post-harvest handling system! This great workshop will focus on the trifecta of good washing and handling—food safety, maintaining high quality and efficiency, and affordability for new and small growers.

High Times with High Tunnels: Greenhouse/High Tunnel Tomato Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 24, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

High Times with High Tunnels: Greenhouse/High Tunnel Tomato Workshop
Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest ID, grafting, nutrition, and attributes of successful growers will be shared.1.75 DEC credits have been requested, approval is pending. CCA credits available if requested in advance.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Tomato Nutrition in High Tunnels

March 25, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Tomato Nutrition in High Tunnels
Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Judson Reid, Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist, and Steve Bogash, Extension Educator, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.
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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