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January 2017

2017 Produce Auction Growers Production Meeting (Yates)

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 12, 2017
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Penn Yan, NY

2017 Produce Auction Growers Production Meeting (Yates)

This meeting will feature sessions on insect control in cole crops, disease resistant tomatoes and cucumbers, food safety and insect management in high tunnels. This is an opportunity to network with other fresh market vegetable growers, to review the season, look forward and learn about the direction of our auction.

2017 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16 - January 19, 2017
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Syracuse, NY

2017 Empire State Producers EXPO

The 2017 Empire State Producers Expo 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. 

Farm Food Safety Workshop (Erie County)

January 30 - January 31, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Farm Food Safety Workshop (Erie County)

Whether you just want to learn more about what farm food safety is all about or if you are being required to have food safety training by your buyers, this training is for you!

This training will provide growers with the information needed to begin implementing food safety into their practices. Day 1 will cover all aspects of what farm food safety is and why it is important for anyone involved in growing fresh produce. Day 2 will help those who want to write a draft food safety implementation plan for their own farm. A food safety plan is required for GAPs/HGAPs audits.


February 2017

2017 WNY Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meeting (Southern region)

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 9, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Ellicottville, NY

2017 WNY Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meeting (Southern region)

Regional Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meetings will be hosted by the Cornell Vegetable Program to discuss results from 2016 research trials and present information on pest management. Program topics will include an update on wildlife management, high tunnel nutrient management update, vegetable disease update including the new iPiPE Program in vegetables, new Climate Smart Farming Tools, cover crops and soil health, an update on Food Safety and Modernization Act and what you need to do for your farm, and other regional research and program updates.

2017 WNY Winter Fresh Market Vegetable Meeting (Western region)

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 15, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

2017 WNY Winter Fresh Market Vegetable Meeting (Western region)

Regional Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meetings will be hosted by the Cornell Vegetable Program to discuss results from 2016 research trials and present information on pest management. Program topics will include an update on wildlife management, high tunnel nutrient management update, vegetable disease update including the new iPiPE Program in vegetables, new Climate Smart Farming Tools, cover crops and soil health, an update on Food Safety and Modernization Act and what you need to do for your farm, and other regional research and program updates.

Using Greenhouses to Grow Vegetables

February 16, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jamestown, NY

Using Greenhouses to Grow Vegetables

Eat (or sell) home grown produce 12 months of the year! Participants will learn about different season extension structures such as greenhouses, high tunnels and row covers used to grow vegetables. Crops include greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and more. Site selection, structures, crop nutrition and pest management will be covered. Judson Reid, Extension Vegetable Specialist with the Cornell Vegetable Program, will be the leader of this interactive workshop. 

2017 Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 17, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Clymer, NY

2017 Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting

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.

2017 Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Genesee Valley Produce Auction)

February 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Centerville, NY

2017 Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Genesee Valley Produce Auction)

Come and learn how to make a profit at produce auctions! Speakers from other New York auctions (sellers and buyers) and Cornell Cooperative Extension will provide attendees will information on produce production for profit, diversifying your product line, high tunnel organic fertility approaches, disease resistance in tomatoes and cucumbers, and Food Safety Modernization Act and what it means for the auction.

Farmers Market Workshop

February 22, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lockport, NY

Farmers Market Workshop

All farmers market vendors are welcome to attend the Farmers Market Workshop hosted by CCE Niagara County. Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Robert Hadad will provide information on cost of production and marketing considerations. Bree Bacon from NCCC Small Business Development Center will provide social media and online marketing tips.

Western NY Food Hub Grower Meeting

February 23, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Western NY Food Hub Grower Meeting

Eden Valley Growers (EVG), a farmer-owned cooperative and the owner/operator of the Western NY Food Hub, invites you to attend an information session on how they provide technical assistance and support for farmers interested in selling to the Western NY Food Hub. The Western NY Food Hub sources fruits and vegetables from growers around Buffalo and in twelve counties of Western New York - Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Monroe, Livingston, Allegany, Wayne and Ontario. Products are sold and distributed predominantly to wholesale buyers in Buffalo, and to buyers across the entire state of New York, as well as the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.


March 2017

Veggie Farming Webinar Series, Part 2: From Season-Long Care to Harvest

March 1 - March 29, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Wednesday evenings

Veggie Farming Webinar Series, Part 2: From Season-Long Care to Harvest

This five-week course online (BF121) on Wednesday evenings in March covers vegetable production from transplanting to harvest, including information on in-season fertility, integrated pest management, weed control options, harvesting strategies, and tips for marketing your products. Designed for aspiring farmers and those with at least one growing season of vegetable farming experience. You should already have basic understanding of how to select crops, manage bed prep, seeding, and transplanting.

2017 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 6, 2017
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Batavia, NY

2017 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Join us for research and production updates on dry bean varieties and bean breeding, weed management, Western bean cutworm, and white mold disease. There will also be an update on food safety practices and documentation required by buyers. We will also review research priorities and gather suggestions for future educational programs.

2017 WNY Winter Fresh Market Vegetable Meeting (Eastern region)

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 7, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Newark, NY

2017 WNY Winter Fresh Market Vegetable Meeting (Eastern region)

Regional Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meetings will be hosted by the Cornell Vegetable Program to discuss results from 2016 research trials and present information on pest management. Program topics will include an update on wildlife management, high tunnel nutrient management update, vegetable disease update including the new iPiPE Program in vegetables, new Climate Smart Farming Tools, cover crops and soil health, an update on Food Safety and Modernization Act and what you need to do for your farm, and other regional research and program updates.

Onion School and Advisory Meeting (Elba Muck Region)

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 8, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Albion, NY

Onion School and Advisory Meeting (Elba Muck Region)

A regional meeting for muck onion growers on the latest research results generated from our 2016 research trials in weed management, bacterial diseases, onion insect management, and onion leaf disease management. We will also be looking for guidance from regional growers on the direction of onion research and programming in New York.

Onion School and Advisory Meeting (Oswego Region)

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Oswego, NY

Onion School and Advisory Meeting (Oswego Region)

A regional meeting for muck onion growers on the latest research results generated from our 2016 research trials in weed management, bacterial diseases, onion insect management, and onion leaf disease management. We will also be looking for guidance from regional growers on the direction of onion research and programming in New York.

Post-Harvest Wash/Pack Shed Operation Training

March 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Geneva, NY

Post-Harvest Wash/Pack Shed Operation Training

This half-day farm food safety training will teach growers how to incorporate food safety principles into everyday practices. We will focus on topic pack shed design and set-up, reducing cross-contamination risk, demystifying sanitizer usage, clean up, and improving post-harvest handling.

WNY Garlic School

March 22, 2017
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Irondequoit, NY

WNY Garlic School

This grower meeting will focus on emerging and established diseases and pests such as white rot, eriophyid mites, fusarium, and the insect pests moving towards our region from the north and south -- leek moth and allium leaf miner. Garlic testing and a seed certification update will be presented. There will be plenty of discussion between growers and presenters.

In-depth Workshop on Management of Weeds in Fruit and Vegetables

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 23, 2017
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Albion, NY

In-depth Workshop on Management of Weeds in Fruit and Vegetables

Vegetable, tree fruit, and berry weed management strategies will be highlighted at this in-depth workshop. The day will begin with information on how to identify weeds and basic weed biology. Management strategies for different weed types (perennials, grasses, annuals) will be discussed as well as information about using herbicides safely and effectively for weed control. Sprayer technology options will be covered. There will be an open discussion at the end of the program for growers to ask questions.


April 2017

Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 4, 2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM English Session / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

Workers requiring general pesticide training/Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler training who do not need special permits are welcome to take the class; they will not be tested and will receive a course participation certificate.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course + Optional Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

April 5 - April 6, 2017
April 5: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; April 6: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Batavia, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course + Optional Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

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 should attend this food safety training. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm, how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm, parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one, and requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.

In addition, the PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in section 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.'

Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

April 5, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM English & Spanish sessions
Albion, NY

Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

Workers requiring general pesticide training/Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler training who do not need special permits are welcome to take the class; they will not be tested and will receive a course participation certificate.


May 2017

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June 2017

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

June 6, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

New this year -- Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 6, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

June 13, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ransomville, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

New this year -- Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 13, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

June 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 20, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

2017 Oswego Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 22, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Oswego, NY

2017 Oswego Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

Vegetable Specialist Christy Hoepting leads this on-farm meeting highlighting the latest developments in onion pest management -- featuring control of marsh yellowcress. Cornell Entomologist, Ashley Leach, will unveil the 2017 onion thrips management plan featuring the newly registered insecticide, Minecto Pro.

2017 Fresh Market Vegetable Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 26, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Batavia, NY

2017 Fresh Market Vegetable Field Day

View demonstration plots to exemplify sustainable pest management options for fresh market vegetable production. In addition to the demonstration plots, sessions will be offered throughout the day on weed and disease identification and biology, resistance management, and GAPs/FSMA updates by CVP team members. Regional equipment dealers and industry representatives will be onsite to display equipment and new technology. CCA and 3.0 DEC credits (categories 10, 1a, and 23) will be available.

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

June 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ransomville, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 27, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!


July 2017

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Seneca County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 5, 2017
7:00 PM
Romulus, NY

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Seneca County

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE associates Telenko and Hadad will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley - Rescheduled due to holiday

July 6, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley - Rescheduled due to holiday

Because of the July 4th holiday falling on a Tuesday, this meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 6th. Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

July 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ransomville, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 11, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!

High Tunnel Tomatoes - Early and Mid-Season Management for Optimal Health and Productivity

July 12, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Argyle, NY

High Tunnel Tomatoes - Early and Mid-Season Management for Optimal Health and Productivity

Long-term organic high tunnel soil health and fertility management is challenging. This NOFA-NY field day (in Washington County) will discuss best management practices for growing tomatoes in a high tunnel, especially early and peak season management practices. 

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

July 18, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 18, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Yates County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 21, 2017
6:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Yates County

This event was originally scheduled for June 30 but has been rescheduled for July 21.

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. CVP Specialists Judson Reid, DarcyTelenko, and Robert Hadad will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 25, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!


August 2017

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

August 1, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 1, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Chautauqua County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 8, 2017
6:00 PM
Frewsburg, NY

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Chautauqua County

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. CVP Specialists Judson Reid, DarcyTelenko, and Robert Hadad will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 8, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

August 15, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 15, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 29, 2017
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Portland, NY

Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

Join Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists (Telenko, Hadad, Reid) and Cornell University faculty (Wallace, Smart, Reiners, Bjorkman) for an evening of touring Cornell Vegetable Program research sites and answering questions on sustainable and organic pest management options for fresh market vegetable growers. Information will be provided for both conventional and organic growers at all levels of expertise. Network for Environmental and Weather Application (NEWA) will be on-hand to teach growers how they can use the forecasting models for pest management in various crops. Sponsoring industry representatives will have the opportunity to meet with growers to comment on their products.

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Orleans County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 30, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lyndonville, NY

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Orleans County

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. CVP Specialists Judson Reid, DarcyTelenko, and Robert Hadad will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 


September 2017

Best Management Practices for High Tunnel Nutrition and Soil Health

September 13, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Poughkeepsie, NY

Best Management Practices for High Tunnel Nutrition and Soil Health

Soil tests, foliar tests, foliar feeds, fertigation, managing for yield...long term soil health in a high tunnel isn't a simple process. It can have a lot of components and require a fair amount of analysis. Cornell Cooperative Extension, partnering with NOFA-NY in a New York Farm Viability Institute funded project, have been working to identify long-term soil health and fertility best management practices. We will share what has been learned.

Pickle Variety Twilight Meeting

September 26, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ransomville, NY

Pickle Variety Twilight Meeting

Vegetable growers are invited to tour an on-farm plot of early generation Cornell downy mildew resistant pickle breeding lines. Dr. Michael Mazourek, Professor of Plant Breeding, and lab members, will be on site to walk growers through the plot and review plant selections. All growers that attend will be an integral part of helping make selections for the next generation of pickle varieties released!


October 2017

Season Extension - Stretching Tomato Season and Winter Greens

October 4, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Allegany, NY

Season Extension - Stretching Tomato Season and Winter Greens

What do you need to do to stretch out your high tunnel tomato season or establish a profitable crop of winter greens? Meeting the full season's nutritional demands of tomatoes under organic management is challenging. Juggling diverse succession crops and keeping the tunnel profitable year round adds an extra level of difficulty. 

Extending the Growing Season with High Tunnels

October 31, 2017
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Holmes, NY

Extending the Growing Season with High Tunnels

You can extend your growing season with high tunnel greenhouses. Create an Integrated Pest Management Plan, rotating crops, grow alternatives to tomatoes, and manage diseases. Start growing earlier, and end your season later with a high tunnel greenhouse.


November 2017

NY Veterans in Agriculture Summit

November 29, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Syracuse, NY

NY Veterans in Agriculture Summit

Come gather for a day of education and networking. Learn about resources that are available to farmer veterans in New York and participate in educational sessions on topics including animal health, financial management, high tunnels, and business planning. 


December 2017

Second Annual Cut Flower Conference

December 1, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rensselaerville, NY

Second Annual Cut Flower Conference

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program, announces their upcoming Second Annual Cut Flower Conference. The initial Cut Flower Conference, held in 2016, was very popular with established and beginning cut flower growers and growers considering adding cut flowers to their diversified farms.

2017 Processing Vegetable Crops Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Batavia, NY

2017 Processing Vegetable Crops Advisory Meeting

All processing vegetable growers and industry members are invited to attend. Discuss the 2017 growing season and management concerns. Reports and discussion of the 2017 Projects funded by the New York Vegetable Research Council/Association. Review priorities and the role of the advisory group in applications for state and federal grants. Give your input on the format of future advisory meetings and future educational programs. 


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Cauliflower

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Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Dry Beans

Dry Beans

Eggplant

Eggplant

Ethnic Vegetables

Ethnic Vegetables

Garlic

Garlic

Horseradish

Horseradish

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Leeks

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Melons

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Onions

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Parsnips

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Peas

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Peppers

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Potatoes

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Pumpkins / Gourds

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Radishes

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Rhubarb

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Snap Beans

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Squash - Summer

Squash- Winter

Squash- Winter

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Upcoming Events

NY Veterans in Agriculture Summit

November 29, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Syracuse, NY

Come gather for a day of education and networking. Learn about resources that are available to farmer veterans in New York and participate in educational sessions on topics including animal health, financial management, high tunnels, and business planning. 
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Second Annual Cut Flower Conference

December 1, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rensselaerville, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program, announces their upcoming Second Annual Cut Flower Conference. The initial Cut Flower Conference, held in 2016, was very popular with established and beginning cut flower growers and growers considering adding cut flowers to their diversified farms.
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2017 Processing Vegetable Crops Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Batavia, NY

All processing vegetable growers and industry members are invited to attend. Discuss the 2017 growing season and management concerns. Reports and discussion of the 2017 Projects funded by the New York Vegetable Research Council/Association. Review priorities and the role of the advisory group in applications for state and federal grants. Give your input on the format of future advisory meetings and future educational programs. 
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Announcements

Available: 2017 Certified Seed Potato Directory

The 2017 NYS Certified Seed Potato Crop Directory is now available. There is a wealth of information on NYS potato seed certification, as well as on the varieties grown for certification in 2017. The varieties include standards for processing and tablestock, newer varieties and numbered lines, and specialty/heirloom varieties. Brief summaries of the varieties' maturity, appearance, yield potential, and major disease susceptibility are included. Contact info for the growers with seed supplies of each variety is included. There is also a listing of the inspectors from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets in Albany and Syracuse.

Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

Grading and packing guidelines are now available for 16 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: broccoli crowns, Brussels sprouts, corn, green peppers, cucumbers, green cabbage, red cabbage, savory cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, jalapenos, poblanos, Hungarian hot peppers, summer squash, and zucchini.

Acceptable quality standards and common defects that should be sorted out on the grading line are depicted in these resources, both visually and in outline form. Find all of the grading sheets here.

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