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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.



February 2023

Chautauqua Winter Vegetable Meeting - MODIFIED

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 10, 2023
8:15 am - 2:45 pm
NEW LOCATION: Andy Raber's Blacksmith Shop
Conewango Valley, NY

Chautauqua Winter Vegetable Meeting - MODIFIED

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. The morning portion of the event will offer 0.75 DEC credits in categories 1a and 23, plus 0.5 in CORE (good for all categories). Trade show booths available.

Orleans Regional Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 15, 2023
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
CCE Orleans County
Albion, NY

Orleans Regional Vegetable Meeting

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)!!



March 2023

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

March 15, 2023 : Lunch Break and Networking
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

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.

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2023 : Afternoon Session: Beets and Carrots
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
Batavia, NY

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

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 2.0 CCA recertification credits.

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

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2023 : Morning Session: All Processing Crops
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
First United Methodist Church
Batavia, NY

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

Vegetable industry members who grow, manage, or support processing crop production for Nortera, Seneca Foods, and/or Love Beets are encouraged to 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 3.0 CCA recertification credits

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

2023 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Cutting Event

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 22, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Meeting); 1:00 pm (Cutting)
Cornell AgriTech, Jordan Hall Second Floor Auditorium
Geneva, NY

2023 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Cutting Event

The NYS Dry Bean Meeting is back in person this year, and will be paired with the annual Dry Bean Cutting Event! The morning meeting will include presentations on the latest dry bean research in New York, with topics including market updates, white mold management, western bean cutworm and soybean cyst nematode management, dry bean variety testing, and incorporating NY dry beans into schools. 2.0 DEC credits will be available.

The Dry Bean Cutting will follow the meeting and showcase the canned dry beans from the 2022 Dry Bean Variety Trial. 

Oswego Co. Muck Onion Growers' Pre-Season Roundtable Meeting Featuring Nematodes

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 22, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Duskees Sports Bar & Grill (upstairs)
Phoenix, NY

Oswego Co. Muck Onion Growers' Pre-Season Roundtable Meeting Featuring Nematodes

Muck onion growers are encouraged to join us for this open discussion about pathogenic nematodes. Share your experiences and help design research trials and experiments for 2023 to better understand and manage this pest. 2.0 DEC recertification credits will be available in categories 1a, 10, and 23.

Pre-Season Elba Muck Onion Grower Roundtable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 23, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Big O Farms
Elba, NY

Pre-Season Elba Muck Onion Grower Roundtable Meeting

Attention Elba muck onion growers! Share your experiences as we provide our updates on the perennial sowthistle research, onion thrips, and Iris yellow spot virus trials. Your input will help us develop research plans for the 2023 field season! 2.0 DEC recertification credits will be available in categories 1a, 10, and 23.



April 2023

2023 DEC Special Permit Training -- Wayne County

April 11, 2023
English: 8:30 am check-in, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm; Spanish: 1:00 pm check-in, 1:30 - 5:00 pm
CCE Wayne County
Newark, NY

2023 DEC Special Permit Training -- Wayne County

Special Permit Training is back in-person this year. Special Permits (SP) 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 8 specific labels covered: Endigo ZCX, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, and Lannate LV. 

2023 DEC Special Permit Training -- Orleans County

April 12, 2023
English and Spanish: 8:00 am check-in, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
CCE Orleans County
Albion, NY

2023 DEC Special Permit Training -- Orleans County

Special Permit Training is back in-person this year. Special Permits (SP) 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 8 specific labels covered: Endigo ZCX, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, and Lannate LV. 



May 2023

Virtual Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Grower Training

May 2, 2023
8:45 am - 4:30 pm
via Zoom

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is a voluntary food safety audit program requiring minimum standards for the production, handling, packing, and storing of fresh fruits and vegetables. Many wholesale buyers, including grocery stores, schools, and other institutions, require GAPs certification from farms in order to purchase their produce. Farms considering expanding their wholesale markets should attend this training.



June 2023

2023 Muck Onion Growers Twilight Meeting in Oswego

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 22, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:50 pm; catered dinner at 7:00 pm
John Dunsmoor Farm -- Lake Elizabeth
Oswego, NY

Open the all Onion Enthusiasts, the 2023 Muck Onion Growers Twilight Meeting will feature new developments in fungicide resistance and efficacy for Stemphylium leaf blight, and roll out of 2023 fungicide cheat sheets. Tour a herbicide trial with demonstrations of what to do if you miss pre-emergent application of Buctril, when it's too dry for Prowl to work properly, and killing big weeds in little onions (post-emergent herbicides). Tour the onion maggot insecticide trial and hear thrips management updates. This educational event is immediately followed by a catered dinner; both are FREE thanks to generous sponsors!

2.0 DEC recertification credits available in categories 1A, 10 and 23, and 0.25 credits in category 4. CCA credits will also be available.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Meeting for Auction Growers (Ontario)

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amos Zimmerman Farm
Rushville, NY

This meeting is a peer learning event that gathers produce auction growers together to tour another farmer's produce farm. A pest management discussion will be facilitated by Cornell Vegetable Program. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

DEC recertification credits will be offered (1.75 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, 24). 



July 2023

WNY Vegetable Field Walk (Chautauqua)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 11, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Andy E Yoder's Farm
Frewsburg, NY

Walk from crop to crop, learning hands-on pest, disease and weed ID and scouting techniques. IPM control tactics for both preventative and reactive management will be discussed in group dialogues. 2.0 DEC credits offered (categories 1a, 23).

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Meeting for Auction Growers (FLPA)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kenneth Hurst Farm
Hammondsport, NY

This meeting is a peer learning event that gathers produce auction growers together to tour another farmer's produce farm. A pest management discussion will be facilitated by Cornell Vegetable Program. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

DEC recertification credits will be offered (1.75 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, 24). 

WNY Vegetable Field Walk (Orleans)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 19, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Johnson Creek Produce
Lyndonville, NY

Walk from crop to crop, learning hands-on pest, disease and weed ID and scouting techniques. IPM control tactics for both preventative and reactive management will be discussed in group dialogues. 2.0 DEC credits offered (categories 1a, 23).



August 2023

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Meeting for Auction Growers (Seneca)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 2, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
David Peachey Farm
Romulus, NY

This meeting is a peer learning event that gathers produce auction growers together to tour another farmer's produce farm. A pest management discussion will be facilitated by Cornell Vegetable Program. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

DEC recertification credits will be offered (1.75 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, 24). 

Niagara Erie Regional Produce Meeting

August 2, 2023
5:30pm - 7:45pm
Robinson Farms
Lockport, NY

Niagara Erie Regional Produce Meeting

A fresh market vegetable field meeting covering conventional and organic techniques. Must pre-register by noon on 8/2 to attend dinner (585-406-3419). Free to attend. 

Topics 

  • Biopesticide modes of action
  • Tomato bacterial disease control
  • Soil health practices
  • Crop protection updates from BASF
  • Field Walk

Pizza & Wings dinner at 5:30
Meeting 6:00 - 7:45 pm

1.25 DEC credits available in 1a, 10, 23

Agronomic Weed Management and Cover Crop Field Session

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 15, 2023
3:30 - 7:15 pm sessions; program followed by dinner
Property across from 5701 Burton Rd
Orchard Park, NY

This field meeting will include talks on emerging problem weed species, dealing with changing herbicide efficacy and the impact of erratic weather, managing spray water to improve herbicide efficacy, and soil health practices. See a demo of calibrating and using a dual seed box drill to establish a cover crop. Learn about Erie County Soil and Water's soil health equipment lending program. We'll have field demos of various cover crops too! DEC credits in CORE, 1a, 10, 21 and 23.

Chipping Potato Twilight Meeting, 2023

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 24, 2023
6:00 - 7:00 pm with dinner to follow
Mahany Farms
Dansville, NY

Learn about updates in insect pest control in potatoes and view this year's chipping potato variety trial! 1.0 DEC credit available.



September 2023

Field Walk (Clymer, NY)

September 12, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Clymer, NY

Walk from crop to crop, learning hands-on pest, disease and weed ID and scouting techniques. IPM control tactics for both preventative and reactive management will be discussed in group dialogues.

Field Walk (Wellsville, NY)

September 13, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wellsville, NY

Growers are encouraged to join us for an in-field learning opportunity. Walk from crop to crop, learning hands-on pest, disease and weed ID and scouting techniques. IPM control tactics for both preventative and reactive management will be discussed in group dialogues. FREE!

2023 Dry Bean Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 26, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm; pizza dinner prior to the meeting at 5pm
Cornell AgriTech
Geneva, NY

2023 Dry Bean Twilight Meeting

Come learn about updates in insect monitoring, white mold management, and weed resistance management, as well as view this year's dry bean variety trial plot to see how well different varieties have performed this season. 1.5 DEC credits will be available in 10, 1a, 21, and 23. 



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December 2023

2023 Potato Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 12, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
CCE Ontario County
Canandaigua, NY

2023 Potato Advisory Meeting

This year's Potato Advisory Meeting will include talks from Cornell faculty on insect pest and weed updates, as well as updates from this year's potato variety trials. Following lunch, there will be a round table discussion with fellow potato growers and industry members. DEC credits: 2.0 credits in 10, 1a, 23. This meeting is FREE to attendees and includes lunch!



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