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December 2019

Farm Food Safety 2-Day Training with GAPs - CANCELED

December 3 - December 4, 2019
Tues-Weds, 8:30am - 4:30pm
East Aurora, NY

Farm Food Safety 2-Day Training with GAPs - CANCELED
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. We hope to reschedule it later this winter.

This training is geared for fresh produce farms looking to learn and implement food safety practices into their operations. If you are looking to find new markets, many buyers are requiring food safety training. Under the GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices) program this training will help prepare you for implementing food safety practices and move you forward for audit/certification through NY State Dept of Agriculture. If you are looking to sell to farm to school programs, many school districts require a training course.

2019 Processing Vegetable Crops Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 17, 2019
9:30am - 12:10pm, 1pm - 2pm, and 2pm - 3:30pm
Batavia, NY

2019 Processing Vegetable Crops Advisory Meeting
All are invited to attend and discuss the 2019 season for each crop, meet the new Cornell Weed Scientist and discuss weed management concerns, and receive updates on research conducted during 2019. Separate DEC and CCA credits will be available for each of the 3 crop meetings. The meeting is free of charge and there is no registration required.

January 2020

2020 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Education Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 2, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Finger Lakes Produce Auction
Penn Yan, NY

2020 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Education Meeting

This meeting is our annual winter educational event for Finger Lakes Produce Auction growers. This year we will focus on farm food safety clarifications, soil health, pepper pests, strawberries, and control of tomato and vine crop diseases through use of biopesticides. 2.5 DEC recertification credits will be available in category 23, and 0.5 credits in category 22.

2020 Ontario Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 8, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Ontario Produce Auction
Stanley, NY

2020 Ontario Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in vegetables and small fruit. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management and appropriate spray options. 1.5 DEC recertification credits will be offered.

2020 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 14 - January 16, 2020
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
The Oncenter
Syracuse, NY

2020 Empire State Producers EXPO

The 2020 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit 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.

Western S. Tier Produce Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 28, 2020
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Carnahan Center, Jamestown Community College
Jamestown, NY

Western S. Tier Produce Meeting

A jam-packed schedule of educational topics for regional growers, this meeting features dynamic sessions and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Topics will be relevant for vegetable, berry, field crops, and greenhouse/flower, and organic growers. Focus areas in 2020 include disease management and enhancing local markets. Pesticide credits available in many NY and PA categories, CEUs requested.

February 2020

Precision Agriculture Series - Steuben County

February 6, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 9, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Steuben County Office Bldg Annex Conference Rooms A-B
Bath, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Steuben County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Steuben County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

Precision Agriculture Series - Seneca County

February 7, 2020
March 3, 2020
April 3, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Ovid Fire Hall
Ovid, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Seneca County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Seneca County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

2020 Upper Genesee Valley Produce Growers Meeting

February 14, 2020
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Genesee Valley Produce Auction house
Freedom, NY

2020 Upper Genesee Valley Produce Growers Meeting

A bit of something for everyone! This meeting will feature experts from Cornell Cooperative Extension discussing food safety in auction lots and quality control, how to successfully lengthen the growing season, making the most of a small grain rotational crop, and common disease and pest info. Summer squash, cabbage and pepper production tips will be presented by Mark Zittel, an experienced produce and greenhouse grower for 20+ years. Participants will have the opportunity to join group discussion in breakout sessions of their choosing. And don't forget to stop by the Demo Table to see weeds and soil health exhibits. FREE but registration is requested by February 12.

Precision Agriculture Series - Niagara County

February 4, 2020
February 18, 2020
March 5, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
CCE Niagara County
Lockport, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Niagara County

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Niagara County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

Precision Agriculture Series - Erie County

February 19, 2020
March 4, 2020
March 25, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
CCE Erie County, Dard Hunter Hall, 2nd floor
East Aurora, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Erie County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Erie County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

Precision Agriculture Series - Genesee County

February 20, 2020
March 6, 2020
March 27, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
CCE Genesee County, Boyce Board Room
Batavia, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Genesee County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Genesee County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

2020 Lake Erie Region Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 20, 2020
8:00 AM breakfast, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM program
Langford Fire Hall
North Collins, NY

2020 Lake Erie Region Vegetable Meeting

At this meeting co-hosted by Timac Agro USA and Cornell Cooperative Extension, representatives from IVA Sprayers, BASF, Timac Agro USA, and Gowan will share information about their product offerings and how to use them on specialty crops. Dr. Chris Smart from Cornell will discuss sanitation and prevention techniques for greenhouse and transplant handling to minimize bacterial diseases in peppers and tomatoes. Dr. Lynn Sosnokie, Weed Scientist for Cornell, will lead a focus group to identify grower research priorities. Additionally, Sosnoskie will provide insights on how to recognize herbicide resistance and adjust weed management strategies appropriately. FREE! DEC credits will be available.

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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