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January 2016

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Yates)

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 7, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Yates)
This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in open field and high tunnel vegetables. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management and appropriate spray options. An anticipated 1.0 hours of content is eligible for re-certification credits.

Northeast Beginning Farmer Project Online Courses

January 12 - April 19, 2016

Northeast Beginning Farmer Project Online Courses
The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the winter roster of online courses available through its Northeast Beginning Farmer Project. These courses help farmers learn from the latest research-based education.

2016 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 19 - January 21, 2016
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Syracuse, NY

2016 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, Weed Management, Climate Change, Beginning Farmers, High Tunnels, and Specialty Vegetables. 

February 2016

Seneca Produce Auction Greenhouse Growers Meeting

February 17, 2016
12:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Romulus, NY

Seneca Produce Auction Greenhouse Growers Meeting
This meeting for produce auction growers will include information on making flowers profitable for auction sales, growth regulators, vegetable transplant production, alkalinity and irrigation, and principals of acidification. This will be a fairly informal, discussion oriented meeting.

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Orleans)

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 18, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Albion, NY

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Orleans)
This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties, soil management, and marketing issues in open field and high tunnel vegetables. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, managing pests (weeds, diseases, birds), cultural management and appropriate spray options.

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
Geneva, NY

Irrigation Water Regulations, Traceability, and Recall: Info for Produce Farmers Concerning FSMA
This meeting will provide information and answers to questions on several of the more complicated sections of the new FSMA regulations going into effect for produce growers. There will be a focus on irrigation water and what is required for testing your water sources, record keeping, how to set up a meaningful traceability program, and how to conduct a recall.

2016 Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting

February 23, 2016
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Centerville, NY

2016 Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting
Come and learn how to make a profit at produce auctions! Speakers from other New York and Pennsylvania auctions plus Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell will provide attendees will information on flower production, small fruit, Food Safety Modernization Act impacts on auctions, nutrient management, high tunnel tomato production, and simplified hoop tomato house production. The benefits of having an auction and how to encourage new growers will also be discussed.

Erie County Vegetable Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
East Aurora, NY

Erie County Vegetable Growers Meeting
Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists will present research updates on sweet corn bird and weed management; living mulch; and the final ruling of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - what it means for your farm planning, training and timelines. Dr. Elizabeth Lamb, NYS Integrated Pest Management Program, will discuss IPM in greenhouse vegetable transplants; Allen Young, NRCS Erie County, will discuss cover crops; and Megan Burley, CCE Erie County, will lead a marketing roundtable session. Discussions will be led during lunch about fresh market vegetable research priorities and needs, and the Western NY Food Hub. 

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight Risk for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 29, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Canandaigua and East Aurora, NY

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight Risk for YOUR Farm
Learn how to use the late blight forecast tool on your farm. Participants will set up their personal farm accounts on the Late Blight Decision Support System (DSS) website, defining the location of their farm/fields, and their varieties. Users can sign up for email/text alerts regarding when fungicide sprays are needed. Once basic farm/crop information is in a user's account, they can access DSS reports and input fungicide sprays by smartphone or tablet.   

March 2016

Niagara County Vegetable and Small Fruit Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM vegetables; 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM fruit
Lockport, NY

Niagara County Vegetable and Small Fruit Grower Meeting
The morning vegetable program will include presentations on research updates on sweet corn bird and weed management; the final ruling of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - what it means for your farm; new developments for managing insect pests and diseases in Cole crops; and living much. Fresh market vegetable research priorities and needs will be discussed and the Western NY Food Hub.

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

Farm Food Safety with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training
Attendees will receive detailed instruction about food safety on the farm for Day 1. For those needing or interested in a third party audit for certification, Day 2 will help you write a food safety plan needed for audit. Open to all fresh market produce farmers, especially those who may want to sell through the Eden Valley Food Hub.

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Chautauqua)

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 10, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Clymer, NY

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Chautauqua)
Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in open field and high tunnel vegetables. Topics include bird control in sweet corn, vine crop pest management, a cover crop and crop rotation discussion, high tunnel tomato disease management, the Food Safety Modernization act and the impact on auction growers, and swede midge management. Disease resistant varieties, cultural management and appropriate spray options will be discussed.

2016 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LeRoy, NY

2016 NYS Dry Bean Meeting
Join us for production updates on Western bean cutworm, white mold, varieties and bean breeding, and soil health. There will be a marketing update from Tim McGreevy, CEO, American Pulse Association, Moscow, ID, on: 2016 - International Year of Pulses: Why they are the Future of Food (dry beans/peas, lentils, chickpeas are pulses).

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)

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 17, 2016
12:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Jamestown, NY

Vegetable School (Chautauqua County)
Meet the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists and learn about their programs supporting Western NY vegetable growers: disease and weed management in fresh market vegetables, what does the Food Safety Modernization Act mean for your farm, new developments for managing insect pests and diseases in Cole crops, high tunnel and season extension, improving soil health, and issues affecting processing vegetable crop production.

Vegetable School (Cattaraugus County) - CANCELLED

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 23, 2016
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Ellicottville, NY

Vegetable School (Cattaraugus County) - CANCELLED
This meeting is cancelled. Growers in the area can expect our Fresh Market Vegetable Specialists to host a meeting soon! Details will be announced in VegEdge newsletter and on our website.
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Upcoming Events

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!

Announcements

Fungicides for ALS in Broccoli

The Cornell Fungicide "Cheat Sheet" for ALS and Head Rot in Broccoli and Other Cole Crops has been updated for 2021. It includes some additional products including generic options for Inspire Super and Switch, which may offer some cost savings.