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January 2019

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Educational Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 3, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Educational Meeting
This meeting is our annual winter educational event for Finger Lakes Produce Auction growers. This year we focus on disease management in cole crops, strawberries, food safety and greenhouse flowers. 2.0 recertification credits in private vegetable category.

Ontario Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2019
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Stanley, NY

Ontario Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting
This meeting is our annual winter educational event for Ontario Produce Auction growers. This year we focus on disease management in high tunnel tomatoes, vine crops and greenhouse flowers. Grower and buyer panels will be presented as well irrigation and plastic mulch. DEC pesticide applicator recertification credits have been requested.

2019 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15 - January 17, 2019
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

2019 Empire State Producers EXPO
The 2019 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit, flower and vegetable associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for New York producers, as well as the surrounding states and Eastern Canada. 

2019 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Produce Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 28, 2019
M 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Jamestown, NY

2019 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Produce Meeting
This annual winter educational event for the Chautauqua Produce Auction will educate produce growers on pest management, variety selection, and marketing issues in fresh market crops grown for auction. Specific topics include season extension techniques and high tunnels, growing good onions and preventing early die-back, Strawberries 101, managing worms and Alternaria in Cole Crops, lessons learned at the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction, strategic crop management for increased profitability, Spotted Lantern Fly updates, and updates on FSMA, GAPS, and On-Farm Readiness Reviews.

This is a multi-discipline produce meeting featuring expert speakers in vegetable and fruit production and a Q&A panel of experienced, successful growers.

2019 Allegany-Cattaraugus Produce Growers Meeting

January 29, 2019
T 9:30am - 3:30pm
Freedom, NY

2019 Allegany-Cattaraugus Produce Growers Meeting
A fresh market vegetable meeting for beginner to intermediate growers. The meeting will emphasize grower perspectives and present both organic and conventional management information. Topics include soil health, onions, GAPs, good crop establishment, flower production, and organic tomato production. Lunch included for those pre-registering by noon on January 24th.

February 2019

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

February 13, 2019
W 8:00 AM registration, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM program
Albion, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course
Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'

Fresh Market Vegetable Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21, 2019
Th 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Newark, NY

Fresh Market Vegetable Grower Meeting
This course will educate fresh market growers on current pest management, food safety, and marketing issues in fresh market crops. Specific topics covered include: managing the weed seedbank, Farm to School marketing opportunities, Late Blight updates, FSMA On-Farm Readiness Reviews, biopesticides and biostimulants and how they work, wash line equipment cleaning checklist, and a discussion of production problems throughout the 2018 growing season.

March 2019

Designing a Safe and Sanitizable Packing Line

March 6, 2019
W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Branchport, NY

Designing a Safe and Sanitizable Packing Line
Join Robert Hadad, CVP vegetable specialist, to learn about how to design a produce packing line that fits your budget and maximizes efficiency and food safety. This workshop will cover what you need to take into account when designing your line, along with how you can modify an existing system to for increased sanitation and efficiency. Robert will also discuss how packing line and packing house design fits in with the new Food Safety Modernization Act requirements.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 11 - March 12, 2019
M 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; T 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Binghamton, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
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 as they relate to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Food Safety Rule, third party audits and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)? Participation in this training, hosted by CCE Broome County, will give you the tools to create an on-farm food safety plan and complete one of the requirements of either FSMA OR the New York State Grown and Certified branding program. We will also discuss potential funding streams to make infrastructure upgrades to your farm related to food safety!

2019 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Variety Evaluation

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2019
F 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Geneva, NY

2019 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Variety Evaluation
Join us for updates on dry bean production and marketing, Western bean cutworm activity, white mold management, breeding, varieties, and the use of dry beans in school lunches. We will also review research priorities and gather suggestions for future educational programs. The second half of the program will feature evaluation of the Cornell dry bean variety trial with 56 dry bean cultivars that were canned by Furmano Foods on display for taste and visual appearance. 

Pre-Season Oswego Onion Meeting Featuring Management of Onion Maggot

March 18, 2019
10:00 AM - Noon
Oswego, NY

Pre-Season Oswego Onion Meeting Featuring Management of Onion Maggot
Local onion growers are invited to an informal discussion of specific topics ahead of the growing season. Brian Nault, Cornell, will review 2016-2018 Cornell onion maggot research trial results. Growers can share their personal experiences controlling onion maggot and we'll discuss novel approaches for control of onion maggot in New York in the future. 

Pre-Season Onion Meeting Featuring Onion Thrips and IYSV

March 19, 2019
10:00 AM - Noon
Elba, NY

Pre-Season Onion Meeting Featuring Onion Thrips and IYSV
Local onion growers are invited to an informal discussion of specific topics ahead of the growing season. Christy Hoepting, Cornell Vegetable Program, will provide a review of 2018 onion scouting and insecticide spray programs. Brian Nault, Cornell, will review IYSV and insecticde trial results. Growers will contribute to a roundtable discussion/brainstorming session to design a management plan to significantly reduce losses from onion thrips and IYSV forever more.

Orleans Regional Vegetable Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2019
M 1:00pm -3:30pm
Albion, NY

Orleans Regional Vegetable Grower Meeting
Topics include soilborne disease ID and management, tomato bacterial disease control, sanitation procedures for wash and pack lines, a spotted lantern fly update, and weed and worm control for sweet corn. 1.75 DEC credits available in categories 1a and 23.

2019 Garlic School

March 20, 2019
W 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Batavia, NY

2019 Garlic School
Hear about the latest garlic research trial results and insect and disease issues. Open discussion encouraged! 

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

March 21, 2019
8:00 AM registration/refreshments, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM training
Newark, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course
Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety are encouraged to attend this training. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'

Erie/Niagara Regional Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 26, 2019
Tues 8:30am - 12:30pm
Eden, NY

Erie/Niagara Regional Vegetable Meeting
Production topics include alternaria control in broccoli, precision irrigation tools, tarping, and weed seed bank management.  A special farm-to-school panel will provide grower, distributor, and school buyer insight on how to supply the increasing school demand for local produce. 1.5 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10 and 23 are available

High Tunnel Workshop for Veterans

March 26, 2019
T 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Honeoye Falls, NY

High Tunnel Workshop for Veterans
This workshop will help veterans interested in growing in high tunnels or greenhouses learn how to select and manage vegetable crops. Topics include varieties, nutrients, pest management and the 'nuts-and-bolts' of a high tunnel including an onsite tour.

Produce Safety School -- Sanitary Design and Practice Considerations for Your Farm

March 27, 2019
W 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Geneva, NY

Produce Safety School -- Sanitary Design and Practice Considerations for Your Farm
This is a full-day program focusing on putting farm food safety into daily production practices. Participants will learn why and how to clean, sanitize, and dry produce. Hygienic designs and applications will be covered in detail. Speakers include Chris Callahan and Andrew Chamberlin from UVM Extension, Elizabeth Bihn and Elizabeth Demmings from the Produce Safety Alliance, and Robert Hadad from the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program.
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Melons

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Upcoming Events

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Maple and Agroforestry

June 24, 2019
Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Lawtons, NY

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The June 24 meeting will cover maple production and putting woodlots to work led by Sharon Bachman, CCE Erie County. The meeting will be hosted by Lynn Gabel (Gabel's Maple Syrup). Lynn will share her experience in event agritourism and marketing value-added products.
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Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Small Fruit & Vegetable Production plus Insect Control

July 15, 2019
Monday, time TBA
East Aurora, NY

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The July 15 meeting will cover vegetable & small fruit production and insect control led by Elizabeth Buck, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, and Abby Seaman, NYS IPM Program. The meeting will be hosted by Gayle and Naomi Thorpe (Thorpe's Organic Family Farm). Gayle and Naomi will share their experiences managing a diversified organic farming operation and family farm transitions.
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Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Apples and Vegetables

September 30, 2019
Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Lockport, NY

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The September 30 meeting will cover season extension, managing CSAs and tarping led by Liz Tee, CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program, and Elizabeth Buck, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program. The meeting will be hosted by Bree Bacon (McCollum Orchards & Gardens). Bree will share her experience in social media marketing and passive farm income.
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Announcements

Cornell Commercial Vegetable Guidelines Available

The 2019 Cornell Integrated Crop and Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Vegetable Production are now available!

Written by Cornell University specialists, this publication is designed to offer producers, seed and chemical dealers, and crop consultants practical information on growing and managing vegetable crops in New York State. Topics include general culture, nutrient management, transplant production, postharvest handling, organic production, and managing common vegetable crop pest concerns. A preview of the Vegetable Guidelines can be seen online.

Highlighted changes in the 2019 Vegetable Guidelines include:
  • Updated pesticide options for economically important vegetable crop pests.
  • New pests: beet armyworm in beets; cabbage looper and tarnished plant bug in lettuce and endive; allium leafminer in onions; and Cladosporium, Cercospora, and Stemphylium leaf spots in spinach.
Cornell Crop and Pest Management Guidelines are available as a print copy ($41), online-only access ($41), or a package combining print and online access ($57.50). Shipping charges will be added to your order. Cornell Guidelines can be obtained through many local Cornell Cooperative Extension offices, or from The Cornell Store at Cornell University or call (844) 688-7620.

Empire State Producers EXPO Proceedings

Proceedings from the Empire State Producers EXPO conference from 2011-2019 are available online.

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