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November 2022

Sanitation Open House for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

November 29, 2022
Open 9 am - noon; Stop by anytime!
Cornell AgriTech, Food Research Lab
Geneva, NY

Sanitation Open House for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

Come experience several hands-on stations to help jump start and enhance your sanitation program. Try out new cleaning tools, learn how to select the right sanitizer, and assess the cleanability of different equipment.  

December 2022

CANCELLED: Farm Food Safety Meeting

December 5, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CCE Wayne County
Newark, NY

CANCELLED: Farm Food Safety Meeting

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION NUMBERS. This meeting will focus on updates and key considerations in farm food safety. Topics to be covered include agricultural water quality assessments, traceability procedures, tips for improving flow and efficiency in wash/pack facilities, cleaning and sanitation updates, plus plenty of discussion to answer your questions. 

GAPs Training -- Understanding Food Safety on the Farm

December 9, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CCE Yates County, Yates County Office Building
Penn Yan, NY

Join the Cornell Vegetable Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension for a workshop that will provide you with the why's behind food safety recommendations along with practical, farm-based ideas to improve food safety on your farm.

January 2023

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting 2023

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 5, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm; arrive early to sign up for DEC credits
Finger Lakes Produce Auction
Penn Yan, NY

This course will present information on insect and disease management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. Grafting, biological, and where appropriate, conventional spray options will be discussed. A portion of the meeting will include irrigation and soil nutrient management applicable to all farmers. One general session will include updates from the Food Safety Modernization Act. 

2023 Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023
9:00 am registration and DEC sign-up; 9:30 am - 2:45 pm meeting
Ontario Produce Auction
Stanley, NY

This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in field grown vegetables and greenhouse flowers. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management, biological controls and appropriate spray options. 

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023 : Session 1: Field Crops & Livestock
9:45 am - 12:05 pm
Centerville Town Meeting Space
Centerville, NY

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

CCE Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Specialists, NRCS, and a local Cornell Cooperative Extension educator will present information on cattle grazing, soil health, IPM for fly control in cattle, weed and insect management in pasture and field crops, and on-farm biosecurity.

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023 : Session 2: Produce, Berries, and Flowers
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Centerville Town Meeting Space
Centerville, NY

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

Specialists from CCE Harvest NY, Cornell Vegetable Program, Pesticide Safety, and NYS IPM will provide educational presentations and be available to answer your questions. Plus, a local grower will share his experience in flowers and vegetable crops.

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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