Events - month viewearlier months
2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Yates)
January 7, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY
Northeast Beginning Farmer Project Online Courses
January 12 - April 19, 2016
2016 Empire State Producers EXPO
January 19 - January 21, 2016
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Seneca Produce Auction Greenhouse Growers Meeting
February 17, 2016
12:15 PM - 3:00 PM
2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Orleans)
February 18, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
There will 3 grower panels during this event. Weed control and Best Management Practices for Auction will be discussed by the first panel. A sweet corn grower panel will discuss varieties, seeding dates, and auction sales. The final grower panel will focus on soil management for Orleans County clay.
Irrigation Water Regulations, Traceability, and Recall: Info for Produce Farmers Concerning FSMA
February 22, 2016
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
2016 Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting
February 23, 2016
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Erie County Vegetable Growers Meeting
February 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
East Aurora, NY
Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight Risk for YOUR Farm
February 29, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Canandaigua and East Aurora, NY
Niagara County Vegetable and Small Fruit Grower Meeting
March 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM vegetables; 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM fruit
The afternoon berry program will include presentations by Cornell faculty - Kerik Cox, Greg Loeb, Marvin Pritts, and Courtney Weber. The talks will include time for questions and will address current issues in strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
Farm Food Safety with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training
March 7 - March 8, 2016
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
East Aurora, NY
2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Chautauqua)
March 10, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2016 NYS Dry Bean Meeting
March 16, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
In addition, final results of Robin Bellinder's reduced tillage dry bean weed control trials, and trials of potential new dry bean herbicides, will be reported. Food safety practices and documentation required by buyers will be covered. There will also be a report from the Organic Dry Bean Discussion Group.
Vegetable School (Chautauqua County)
March 17, 2016
12:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Vegetable School (Cattaraugus County) - CANCELLED
March 23, 2016
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
SCRUB Twilight Workshop Series
September 1, 2021 : Bin Blitz
Experienced growers and UVM's Ag Engineering present new strategies and cleaning tools to increase the efficiency and efficacy of bin cleaning, sanitation and management practices. Lead growers show and tell their bin systems, with lessons learned. Participants leave with a plan to improve/implement new practices.
September 8, 2021 : Low Cost and High Value
Evaluate low-cost (either money or time) improvements that make a big difference. Experience growers show and tell the thrifty improvements they made and summarize lessons learned, including trade-offs of spending money (or not) to lower risks and increase efficiency.
September 15, 2021 : Wash/Pack Floors
Learn to improve or repair a concrete floor so that it is smooth and easy to clean. This workshop highlights concrete repair, cleaning and sanitation techniques, water management, products and resources, as well as show and tell from experienced growers, and Chris Callahan from UVM's Extension Ag Engineering.
September 22, 2021 : Wash Water Management
Experienced growers and facilitators dig into the fundamentals of managing produce wash water, including show and tell with lessons learned about wash water management, use and monitoring of sanitizers. All participants leave with a plan to improve/implement new practices.
September 29, 2021 : Tools for Employee Management and Empowerment
Develop management strategies/systems to retain and empower high-value workers, while improving crew morale and culture. Learn from experienced managers of loyal and reliable crews, the pros and cons of their current management systems, and how they came to be. Participants leave with resources and a plan to improve/implement one or more new practices or strategies.
October 6, 2021 : Bubblers/Aerators for Greens Washing
For growers wanting to install or improve a greens bubbler/aerator. Get feedback from growers who built/improved their own systems. Examine designs and DYI resources, as well as perceived quality and efficiency gains from bubblers as compared to other washing methods. This workshop features a panel of New York growers!