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January 2022

2022 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 6, 2022
9:00am coffee and registration, 10:00am - 2:30 meeting
Finger Lakes Produce Auction
Penn Yan, NY

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, biological controls and appropriate spray options. The meeting will include grower and buyer panels and auction updates. 1.75 DEC credits will be offered in categories 10, 1a, 23, 24.

CANCELED: 2022 Empire State Producers Expo

January 11 - January 13, 2022
The Oncenter
Syracuse, NY

CANCELED: 2022 Empire State Producers Expo

UPDATE 12/23/21: Due to the ever changing COVID-19 pandemic, the Empire State Producers Expo and Becker Forum is going virtual.

The Becker Forum will stay the same date and time, January 10, in a virtual format.

The vegetable workshops and DEC credits will be virtual and further information will be going out to people who have registered and others who plan to attend. Please check back for more information on the New York State Vegetable Growers Association website. There will be no Trade Show until 2023.

2022 Ontario Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 19, 2022
9:00am coffee and registration; 9:30am - 3:00pm meeting
Ontario Produce Auction
Stanley, NY

This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in field grown vegetables. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management, biological controls and appropriate spray options. 1.5 DEC recertification credits in categories 10, 1a, 23 will be offered. 



February 2022

No Events Scheduled at this Time



March 2022

2022 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online via Zoom

2022 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

The NYS Dry Bean Meeting will be back online again this year, with presentations covering the latest research in NY dry beans. Topic areas include market updates, white mold management, western bean cutworm and soybean cyst nematode management, dry bean variety testing, and incorporating NY dry beans into schools. This event will be held virtually via Zoom, and 1.5 DEC credits will be available. 

Success with Laser Scarecrows in 2022

March 22, 2022
9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
Online via Zoom

Success with Laser Scarecrows in 2022

Frustrated with bird control on your farm? Curious about what laser scarecrows are or how to optimize their set up? The University of Rhode Island and Cornell Cooperative Extension have teamed up to share their research and on-farm experiences using the University of Rhode Island laser scarecrow which utilizes a constantly moving green laser beam to scare birds away from fields. This workshop will feature a presentation by Rebecca Nelson Brown and David Brown of the University of Rhode Island about the laser scarecrow and what improvements have been made for 2022. Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators Chuck Bornt and Julie Kikkert will share their experiences testing the devices on New York farms. This online event is FREE!

GAPs Farm Food Safety Virtual Training

March 23, 2022
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom

GAPs Farm Food Safety Virtual Training

This workshop will cover the principles and practices of farm food safety for fresh produce farmers. Whether a buyer is asking for you to have a GAPs audit/certification or you just want to learn about improving food safety practices, this workshop is for you.

Topics are broken down into sections covering assessing situations where risk of microbial contamination could and would be a problem. These include land use, appraising adjacent land issues, handling manure/compost, wildlife and domestic animals, water sources/quality, pre-harvest, harvest, and post-harvest operations, wash/pack procedures, facility hygiene and sanitation, and worker training.



April 2022

2022 DEC Special Permit Training (Online)

April 11, 2022

Special Permit Training (SPT) for 2022 will be offered again this year in a virtual format. It will be the responsibility of the Supervisor/Certified Pesticide Applicator(s) on each farm to administer the pre-recorded training modules and written exam to their Special Permit trainees.   

Tunnel Tomatoes and Ornamental Baskets

April 13, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Fillmore, NY

Tunnel Tomatoes and Ornamental Baskets

Hands-on tunnel production meeting centered on early tomato and flower basket production. Topics include biological and IPM aphid control, tomato fertility management, cultural practices for raising flower baskets, and other IPM topics. Guest speakers are Betsy Lamb of the NYS IPM Program and Jeff Werner. Free to attend! 

Growing Microgreens Commercially (Virtual Workshop)

April 28, 2022
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Online

Microgreens represent a rapidly growing segment of the food industry. They require only a small production area. Compared to other crops they mature fast and can be harvested soon after seeding. They can be grown year-round and provide farmers with income out of season. In this virtual workshop hosted by CCE Monroe County, speakers from the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, Johnny's Selected Seeds, the University of Rochester, and SCORE will share their expertise on the subject.



May 2022

No Events Scheduled at this Time



June 2022

2022 Muck Onion Grower Twilight Meeting in Wolcott

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 16, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm; dinner at 7:15pm
Williams Cattle Farm
Butler, NY

2022 Muck Onion Grower Twilight Meeting in Wolcott

Expect many pest management updates and a tour of herbicide demonstrations at this year's Muck Onion Grower Twilight Meeting! 2.25 DEC recertification credits will be available (categories 1A, 10 and 23). CCA credits will also be available. This meeting is being organized by Oswego County Vegetable Growers and Improvement Association and CCE Cornell Vegetable Program.

Cattaraugus Fresh Market Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 29, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Henry D. Stutzman Farm
East Otto, NY

This produce walk will feature peer-to-peer learning. All attendees should wear long pants. Free to attend. 2.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, and 23.



July 2022

Orleans Fresh Market Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 6, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curvin Martin Farm
Albion, NY

This produce walk will feature peer-to-peer learning. All attendees should wear long pants. Free to attend. 2.0 DEC credits requested in categories 1a and 23.

Chautauqua Vegetable Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hidden Valley Produce
Frewsburg, NY

This meeting will feature a fresh market field walk to facilitate grower-to-grower learning. All attendees should wear long pants. Free to attend. 2.0 DEC credits requested in categories 1a and 23. 

Eden Valley Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 13, 2022
5:15 pm dinner; meeting from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Agle's Farm Market
Eden, NY

Topics include laser scarecrows, tar spot control, disease management in cucurbits, optimizing your spray tank water, and cabbage maggot control debrief. 1.5 DEC credits requested in categories 1a, 10, and 23.

Dinner precedes this meeting and only costs $5/person thanks to the generous support of BASF. Pre-registration is required to attend dinner.

Seneca County Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 19, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
L. Stoltzfus Farm
Romulus, NY

Note the new date for this event. This meeting will feature 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. DEC recertification credits will be offered (2.0 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23; 1.75 credits in category 24).

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 22, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ray Hoover Farm
Rock Stream, NY

This meeting will feature 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. DEC recertification credits will be offered (2.0 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23; 1.75 credits in category 24).

Ontario County Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 26, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
L. Weaver Farm
Canandaigua, NY

This meeting will feature 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. DEC recertification credits will be offered (2.0 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23; 1.75 credits in category 24).

Niagara County Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 28, 2022
TBD
Rickard Nursery Growers and Harris Farm Market
Gasport, NY

A fresh market field walk will focus on pest and disease management. We'll also cover laser scarecrows, powdery mildew management, and phytophthora mitigation. More information will be available soon. 



August 2022

Genesee Region Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 17, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Batavia, NY

Topics are potato variety trial (including specialty varieties), laser scare crows, carrot production, growing for seed, tomato bacterial disease, vine crops pests and disease management. 2.0 DEC (categories 1a, 10, 23) and 0.25 DEC (category 4) recertification credits will be offered. 

Chipping Potato Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 25, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, dinner to follow
Mahany Farms
Dansville, NY

Chipping Potato Twilight Meeting

View the chipping potato variety trial and hear updates from Walter De Jong of Cornell! Mike Mager of Arctic Refrigeration will provide updates in potato storage. Brian Nault, Cornell, and Margie Lund, CCE, will talk about insecticidal rotations for Colorado potato beetle and other potato insect updates. 1.0 DEC (categories 1a, 10, 23) recertification credits are available. 



September 2022

No Events Scheduled at this Time



October 2022

No Events Scheduled at this Time



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.



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Upcoming Events

Chautauqua Winter Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 10, 2023
Clymer, NY

Meeting will feature growers from Ohio sharing their production know-how and thoughts on food safety. Other topics include weed control, pesticide safety, and the impact of poor crop nutrition. 0.75 DEC credits in 1a, 23 plus 0.5 in CORE, which is good for all categories. Trade show booths available. 

Meeting cost is $20/person, includes snacks and educational materials. Registration required by 4 pm on Friday, February 3. 

Orleans Regional Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 15, 2023
Albion, NY

Offering presentations in pesticide safety, tips for managing diseases in vegetable crops, how to attract beneficial insects to your field, herbicide options for cole crops, and strawberry disease information. Meeting cost is $10 per person, payable at the door via cash or check. Pre-registration requested by 5:00 pm on Monday, February 13.

DEC credits available: 2.25 in 1a and 10; 2.0 in 23; 1.5 in 22; and 0.5 in CORE (used in all categories)!!

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2023 : Morning Session: Snap Beans, Sweet Corn, and Peas
Batavia, NY

Processing vegetable industry members who grow, manage, or support snap bean, sweet corn, or pea production for Nortera and/or Seneca Foods, should attend this session of the roundtable meeting. You will:

  • Network at this in-person meeting.
  • Learn the results of industry-funded research.
  • Have a voice in Cornell research and extension.
  • Earn 2.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, 23 and CCA recertification credits.

This FREE event is followed by lunch! Pre-registration requested.


March 15, 2023 : Lunch Break and Networking

Lunch is FREE to anyone attending either the Morning Session or the Afternoon Session of the NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting. Registration is required.


Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2023 : Afternoon Session: Beets and Carrots
Batavia, NY

Processing vegetable industry members who grow, manage, or support beet or carrot production for Nortera, Seneca Foods and/or Love Beets, should attend this session of the roundtable meeting. You will:

  • Network at this in-person meeting.
  • Learn the results of industry-funded research.
  • Have a voice in Cornell research and extension.
  • Earn 2.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, 23 and CCA recertification credits.

Lunch is provided before this session. It's FREE! Pre-registration requested. 

Announcements

2022 Year in Review Released

Our 2022 Year in Review report highlights some of our 2022 projects and community outreach efforts impacting commercial vegetable, greenhouse, potato, and dry bean producers in 14 counties of western and central New York, and beyond.
  • Education and Technical Assistance Provided to Providence Farm Collective
  • Engineering Improvements in Biodegradable Mulch
  • Perseverance Leads to Solution for Perennial Sowthistle in Onion
  • Potato Programming Spans Farms of All Sizes
  • Improving Winter High Tunnel Soil Nitrogen Management
  • Laser Scarecrows Tested on Local Farms
  • New York Vegetable Industry Support
Cornell Cooperative Extension is Your Trusted Source for Research-Based Knowledge!

Small-Scale Fresh Mkt Potato Variety Trial Results

This year, the Cornell Vegetable Program planted a potato variety trial focused on commercially available fresh market potato varieties, with the small-scale potato grower in mind. This trial allowed us to test different varieties of potatoes that might be of interest to consumers at farm markets and see how well they perform in a western NY climate. 

We've posted a brief overview of our results on the Potato page.

If you would like the full report (PDF with photos and yield data) emailed to you, email Margie Lund.

New Ag Climate Factsheet Released

The intersection of agricultural production and greenhouse gases is gathering increasing attention. This is an opportune time to consider how vegetable production interacts with carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions, and how using cover crops may alter this picture.

The factsheet, Greenhouse Gases and Soil Organic Carbon in Vegetable Production and the Role of Cover Crops, written by Zach Spangler, Ag Climate Resiliency Specialist with CCE Harvest NY, and Elizabeth Buck, Fresh Market Vegetable Specialist, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, discusses:
  • Sequestration of atmospheric carbon in agricultural soils as soil organic carbon (SOC). Is vegetable production impacting SOC?
  • Net greenhouse gas emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and methane (CH4) from the soil.
  • Impact of cover crops on soil organic carbon, nitrous oxide emissions, and other GHG emissions.