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Apple Growers - Please Help a Grad Student by Filling out a Short Online Survey on Climate Change

November 30, -0001


My name is Michael Borrelli and I am a Masters of Arts candidate at Buffalo State College in the Great Lakes Ecosystem Science Program and I am conducting research on how climate change is impacting the apple industry in Western and Central New York. Having grown up on a family farm near Rochester, I have always had an interest in how changes in the environment and climate impact the natural and agricultural world.

In order to identify these impacts I need to reach out to apple growers, like yourselves, who are experiencing these impacts and challenges first hand. Your observations, stories and experiences are essential to this project. Working with Craig Kahlke from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, I have identified key questions for analysis that I would like your help in answering in the form of a 10 to 15 minute web survey located at :
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/orchard_survey

If you would prefer to do the survey on paper, face to face, or over the phone; my contact information is at the end of this email and we can set up a time. The data collected from the survey will be kept confidential and be used to complete my graduate thesis. Any results will be shared with the Cornell Cooperative Extension.
The goal of this research will be to identify what climate impacts apple growers have experienced in their orchards over time. Another secondary goal will be to identify what measures orchardists are taking to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of a changing climate going forward and how apple growers view its impact on their businesses and lively hood.

I would like to thank you for your interest in my research and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns via email at borrelm01@mail.buffalostate.edu or my cell phone at 585-503-7546. I look forward to working with you!
Sincerely,
Michael Borrelli

Apple Growers - Please Help a Grad Student by Filling out a Short Online Survey on Climate Change

November 30, -0001


My name is Michael Borrelli and I am a Masters of Arts candidate at Buffalo State College in the Great Lakes Ecosystem Science Program and I am conducting research on how climate change is impacting the apple industry in Western and Central New York. Having grown up on a family farm near Rochester, I have always had an interest in how changes in the environment and climate impact the natural and agricultural world.

In order to identify these impacts I need to reach out to apple growers, like yourselves, who are experiencing these impacts and challenges first hand. Your observations, stories and experiences are essential to this project. Working with Craig Kahlke from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, I have identified key questions for analysis that I would like your help in answering in the form of a 10 to 15 minute web survey located at :
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/orchard_survey

If you would prefer to do the survey on paper, face to face, or over the phone; my contact information is at the end of this email and we can set up a time. The data collected from the survey will be kept confidential and be used to complete my graduate thesis. Any results will be shared with the Cornell Cooperative Extension.
The goal of this research will be to identify what climate impacts apple growers have experienced in their orchards over time. Another secondary goal will be to identify what measures orchardists are taking to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of a changing climate going forward and how apple growers view its impact on their businesses and lively hood.

I would like to thank you for your interest in my research and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns via email at borrelm01@mail.buffalostate.edu or my cell phone at 585-503-7546. I look forward to working with you!
Sincerely,
Michael Borrelli

Assessing and Using Credit in Your Agricultural Business - Farm Financial Management Tuesdays

November 30, -0001

Effective Management of Farm Employees (postponed until January!)

November 30, -0001
Albion, NY


This program is being postponed until late January.

Managing people is a skill that can be learned, much like operating equipment, or growing crops. Do you expect yourself or your employees to learn those other skills on their own? Most people are not born with people management skills and benefit from coaching. Labor is one of your farm's biggest expenses - how well are you managing it?

The Effective Management of Farm Employees Master Class is for you if you are a new farm owner or farm manager or you want to improve your skills in HR management. This program will give you the skills you need to effectively hire, train and supervise your farm's employees.

Subscribe Now for Harvest Maturity Reports

November 30, -0001


Now is the time to renew your subscriptions to the Harvest Maturity Reports if you have not done so. Your $60 subscription (if in the Lake Ontario Fruit Program counties of Niagara, Monroe, Orleans, Oswego and Wayne) gets you critical information on a weekly basis during apple and pear harvest. Fruit samples are collected early in the week from across the region and sampled for internal ethylene concentration, firmness, starch/iodine, and total soluble solids. Results are summarized and recommendations for harvest windows of major apple and pear varieties are either faxed or emailed to subscribers late in the week. Satellite subscribers outside of the four county regions can receive reports as well, for $100.

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Webinar on Federal Labor Standards in Agriculture - Live Webinar with USDOL

November 30, -0001

Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

December 12, 1969
2:30pm- 4:30pm
Hudson, NY


Please join Dan Donahue, ENYCHP Specialist, and a cadre of experienced pomologists to review and discuss the tree fruit season to date in the Hudson Valley.  This event is free of charge, and no registration is required.

2020 Fall Round Up: Fall Management for Your Livestock, Pasture, and Business

December 31, 1969

2023 Dry Bean Growers Twilight Meeting

December 31, 1969

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producers Meeting

December 31, 1969

Growing Microgreens Commercially (Virtual Workshop)

December 31, 1969

Save the Date - Western NY Fruit Conference - February 4-5, 2025

December 31, 1969

Spotted Lanternfly - Understanding its Ecology and the Threat

December 31, 1969

2011 Processing Snap Bean Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 2, 2011
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Geneva, NY

2011 Processing Snap Bean Advisory Meeting

Advisory Meeting of New York State Processing Snap Bean Growers, Processors, and Allied Industry


NYS Dry Bean Industry Advisory Committee Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 16, 2011
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
LeRoy, NY


Growers, handlers, processors and agribusiness reps will discuss the season, hear results from projects funded for 2011, and set priorities for research funding in 2012 by the NYS Dry Bean Industry Committee. 2.0 DEC and CCA credits will be available.

2012 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2012
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
LeRoy, NY

2012 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Dry bean varieties, breeding progress, insect, disease and weed control updates, cover crops, dry bean promotion and markets, and Worker Protection Standard news will be covered. 

Forecasting Tomato/Potato Late Blight Risk for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 23, 2012
9:00 to 11:45am
Geneva, NY

Forecasting Tomato/Potato Late Blight Risk for YOUR Farm

Do you grow potatoes or tomatoes commercially? Have you suffered crop losses or had high fungicide spray bills due to late blight? If you have any kind of internet access, even if you are not a regular user, this workshop is for you! Learn to forecast late blight for your farm. Come as a beginner, or come learn about newer features, if you received training a year or two ago.

Garlic School

March 27, 2012
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Geneva, NY

Garlic School

Learn about garlic culture and pest management, including an update on the garlic bloat nematode.

GAPs for Small Farms

March 28 - March 29, 2012
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Auburn, NY

GAPs for Small Farms

As food safety regulations continue to evolve, the need for farmers to be proactive about farm food safety issues is growing. NOFA-NY and Cornell Cooperative Extension are pleased to announce a great opportunity for farmers to learn more about the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and develop a personalized farm food safety plan.

Early Season Berry Field Meeting

March 29, 2012
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greenwich, NY

Early Season Berry Field Meeting

Bird exclusion using the Smart Net system will be discussed plus much more.

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs

April 3 - April 4, 2012
8:30 am registration/coffee; 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Newark, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs

The first day will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, and what it means for your farming operation. The second day will be devoted to helping you write a food safety plan as required for audit certification or if you just want to have one for yourself to implement on your farm.

Season Extension: Meeting the Local Food Demand

April 3, 2012
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Alfred, NY

Season Extension: Meeting the Local Food Demand

Come learn about the latest techniques in organic farming and season extension from Alfred State College and Cornell Cooperative Extension vegetable specialists. This workshop will include a tour of an organic high tunnel as well as information from NRCS on their popular high tunnel grant program.

Capital District Garlic School

April 10, 2012
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Voohreesville, NY

Capital District Garlic School

Learn about garlic culture and pest management, including an update on the garlic bloat nematode.

DEC Special Permit Training - Wayne County

April 10, 2012
English session 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Spanish session 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Newark, NY

DEC Special Permit Training  - Wayne County

DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides. The Special Permit does not relieve the responsibility of the certified applicator that supervises these employees, but it does relieve the requirement of "on-site, within voice contact" supervision while these pesticides are being applied. Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of this training.

DEC Special Permit Training - Orleans County

April 11, 2012
English & Spanish sessions 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Knowlesville, NY

DEC Special Permit Training - Orleans County

DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides. The Special Permit does not relieve the responsibility of the certified applicator that supervises these employees, but it does relieve the requirement of "on-site, within voice contact" supervision while these pesticides are being applied. Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of this training.

NYS Onion Industry Council Summer Tour and Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 11, 2012
9:45 am - 2:30 pm
Sodus, NY

NYS Onion Industry Council Summer Tour and Meeting

The NYS Onion Industry Council Summer Tour and Meeting will be hosted at Ken Datthyn Farms in Sodus, NY.  At-the-door registration will begin at 9:45 am. The meeting will feature field demonstrations of new seed treatments for onion maggot and Chateau herbicide crop tolerance and weed efficacy.

Annual Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 2, 2012
5:30 pm registration & dinner; 6:00 - 8:00 pm program
Elba, NY

Annual Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

Featuring field demonstration of managing onion thrips, and progress towards managing bacterial diseases of onion. Growers will also hear updates on new onion maggot and onion smut seed treatments, project highlights (Chateau, new onion fungicides, and growing onions on high pH muck) and an optional nitrogen rate crop walk.

At least 1.5 DEC recertification credits (1a, 4, 10, 23) will be available, plus CCA credits.

Pest Management in Fresh Market Vegetables (Yates Co)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 3, 2012
6:00 pm
Penn Yan, NY

Pest Management in Fresh Market Vegetables (Yates Co)

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables. 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 will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. 

2.0 pesticide recertification credits available.

Pest Management in Fresh Market Vegetables (Seneca Co)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 10, 2012
7:00 pm
Romulus, NY

Pest Management in Fresh Market Vegetables (Seneca Co)

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables. 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 will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning.

2.0 DEC pesticide recertification credits available.

Tile Drainage Field Day

August 10, 2012
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Penn Yan, NY

Tile Drainage Field Day

The morning portion of the field day will cover soil health benefits of tile drainage, economics and the how-to's. The afternoon portion will be equipment demonstrations, both traditional and tile plow. Lunch provided (but must pre-register).

Summer Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 14, 2012
6pm-8pm
Kinderhook, NY

Summer Twilight Meeting

We will be joined by Dr. Andrew Landers, who will discuss sprayers, nozzles, and application issues.  We'll also have a general overview of pests and diseases we are seeing in the field, and will tour a tomato variety trial. 

Beginning Farmers:  Join us at 5pm for a beginner's guide to sprayer information. This topic will be tuned towards hand sprayers, and will be applicable for both organic and conventional growers.  Meet the other beginning farmers and bring your questions!

Spotted Winged Drosophila Workshop

August 21, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Troy, NY


Hands on workshop led by Peter Jentsch of the Hudson Valley Lab will help train growers, field scouts and extension personnel in what to look for, how to accurately identify and how to best formulate control strategies.  Training is from 1:00-2:30 PM at the CCE Rensselaer County Office, 61 State Street, Troy, NY 12180.  Cost is $10.00 per person.  You can pay at the door, but please call Laura at 518-746-2562 to register.

Fresh Market Potato Varieties, and Insect and Disease Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 23, 2012
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Marion, NY

Fresh Market Potato Varieties, and Insect and Disease Management

Management of potato diseases and insects and potato varieties will be highlights at this popular, annual grower meeting. John Williams' Farm in Marion is a showplace for innovation and best management.

1.0 DEC pesticide recertification credit will be available.

Eden Valley Crop Walk and Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 27, 2012
5:30 pm
Eden Valley, NY


Crop walk and discussion of diseases plus review of pepper IPM project.

2012 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 18, 2012
5:00 - 8:15 pm
Stafford, NY

2012 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting

Tour the Cornell dry bean variety trial and nearby strip trials. A Cornell bean breeder will show and discuss his white mold resistant red kidneys. Information on leafhoppers and Western bean cutworm will be presented. There will be a brief update on food safety as it relates to dry beans, and the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) program.

1.0 DEC pesticide recertification and CCA credits will be available.

Phytophthora Webinar 1: How do I know if I have P-Cap in my Fields?

September 27, 2012
3 pm - 4:30pm
various, NY


Webinar presentation by Dr. Chris Smart, Cornell University. Flooding in 2011 spread Phytophthora capsici into fields with no history of the disease. Growers who have not managed P. capsici previously could inadvertently and permanently spread the disease to additional fields and could experience high rates of crop loss due to improper management of the disease. Understanding of P. capsici will reduce the probability of these negative outcomes on eastern NY farms. This is the first of a series of three webinars dealing with identification and proper management of this disease. You can attend the webinar at the Ulster, Clinton, or Rensselaer County Extension offices or you can register with lgm4@cornell.edu to receive the webinar link so that you can view the webinar from your home computer.

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

September 29 - September 30, 2012
Sat. 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saugerties, NY


Join us for the celebration of Garlic! Crystal Stewart will be at the Garlic Seed Foundation booth on Saturday and Sunday to answer all of your garlic questions and share research results. For more information please visit www.hudsonvalleygarlic.com

Caterpillar and Quick Tunnel Building Workshop

October 18, 2012
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kent, NY

Caterpillar and Quick Tunnel Building Workshop

Join us for a hands-on training from experienced growers who made their own quick and caterpillar tunnels. These tunnels are used for late season, over-winter, and early season production.

Phytopthora Webinar 2: Farming with P-Cap: Managing your crops and minimizing spread

October 25, 2012
3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
varoious, NY


This webinar, which can be accessed from any computer, will include a presentation by Dr. Mazourek on resistant varieties being developed at Cornell, a presentation on controlling spread of P-Cap on the farm by Dr. Smart, and time for questions. 

Small Farm Cultivation Equipment Workship

November 9, 2012
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Livonia, NY

Small Farm Cultivation Equipment Workship

Do you know your duck-foot sweep from your s-shank? When do you use a wide sweep and why?

There are lots of cultivation equipment choices out there. How do you know what's right for your diversified vegetable operation? Which tine for which crop? These questions and many more will be answered at this workshop.

Phytophthora Webinar 3: Management practices to reduce P-Cap on the farm

November 15, 2012
3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
various, NY


This webinar, which can be accessed from any computer, will feature Dr. Meg McGrath for a discussion of fungicides for P-Cap, crop rotation strategies, and the use of biofumigants to control P-Cap in infected fields. Time for Q&A to follow the presentation.



IPM In-depth Hands-on Workshop for High Tunnel and Greenhouse Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

November 27, 2012
9:45am- 3:30pm
Canajoharie, NY


Several speakers, including Dr.Neil Mattison, Brian Eshenaur, Dr. Betsy Lamb, and Dr. John Sanderson, will discuss common pests and fungal diseases.  This workshop is sure to benefit any high tunnel or greenhouse grower!

Time:     Registration 9:45
              Workshop 10:00-2:15 Lunch is included
              Tour 2:30-3:30

Cost:      $20.00 per farm business

To register: Send a check by November 21st made out to CDVSFP to:

CCE Rensselaer County
61 State Street
Troy, NY 12180
Please include: Your business name, # attendees, address, PHONE and email.

4 DEC pesticide recertification credits have been applied for.


Second Location: IPM In-depth Hands-on Workshop for High Tunnel and Greenhouse Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

November 28, 2012
9:45am- 3:30pm
Acra, NY


A second workshop with the same schedule and speakers as the November 27th session will be held in Greene County.  Choose whichever location is most convenient! 

 


Mohawk Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 4, 2012
8:30am-3:00pm
Canajoharie, NY


This meeting is open to all fruit and vegetable producers.  Topics to be covered include:

Growing Season Review: Crystal Stewart, CDVSFP


Day-Neutral strawberries vs. June bearers: which fits your farm system and market best? Laura McDermott, CDVSFP            

The path to becoming a certified pesticide applicator in New York: Mark Solan, NYSDEC

Potato and pumpkin variety trial results: Chuck Bornt, CDVSFP

Rye as an herbicide alternative in tomatoes and onions: Judson Reid, CVP.

High tunnels and auctions: a research update: Judson Reid, CVP.

Growing high tunnel tomatoes on a budget: Tim Stanton, Feura Bush Farm


Results of NY Produce auction surveys: Megan Fenton, AED Specialist, CCE

Q&A session with Penn Yan Auction group


1.5 DEC credits are available in categories 1a, 10 and 23.


Lunch is available for a donation. Please contact Marcie to register at 518-272-4210 so that we have an accurate head count.

 


Greenhouse Short Course

December 5 - December 6, 2012
Wednesday: 11am-4:30pm/ Thursday: 9am-4:30pm
Ithaca, NY


During this two day short course multiple presenters will dicuss water quality, nutrient delivery, crop selection, pest management...and much more.  A Fingerlakes Fresh Tour will also be offered.  Please see the attached flier for details on the schedule, speakers, and registration,

Greenhouse Vegetable Shortcourse, and Tour of Finger Lakes Fresh Lettuce

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 5 - December 6, 2012
Ithaca, NY

Greenhouse Vegetable Shortcourse, and Tour of Finger Lakes Fresh Lettuce

This two-day event will be packed with education on greenhouse vegetable production and growing hydroponic vegetables. A tour of Finger Lakes Fresh (lettuce facility) will occur at the end of day two.

Upstate NY Potato Advisory Meeting and Cornell Potato Breeding Line Show & Tell

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 5, 2012
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Upstate NY Potato Advisory Meeting and Cornell Potato Breeding Line Show & Tell

Annual roundtable on concerns of the potato industry, reports on research, agency updates, and presentation of promising new potato breeding lines. All potato growers are invited. 

2012 Processing Snap and Lima Bean Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 11, 2012
12:30pm - 3pm
Geneva, NY

2012 Processing Snap and Lima Bean Advisory Meeting

The processing snap and lima bean industry will meet to discuss the 2012 growing season and to set priorities for future research. Your input is needed!

2012 Processing Sweet Corn Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 11, 2012
10am - 12pm
Geneva, NY

2012 Processing Sweet Corn Advisory Meeting

Your input is needed to set future research priorities. Come discuss the 2012 growing season with your industry peers and hear the latest research results.

Labor Issues for Ag Employers

December 11, 2012
9 AM- 3:30 PM
Latham, NY

2012 Processing Beet and Carrot Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 13, 2012
10:00am - 12:00pm
Batavia, NY

2012 Processing Beet and Carrot Advisory Meeting

All are invited to discuss the 2012 processing beet and carrot season in New York. Hear ideas and concerns from fellow growers and industry members. Your input is needed to set future research priorities.

2012 Processing Pea Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 13, 2012
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Batavia, NY

2012 Processing Pea Advisory Meeting

Come discuss the 2012 processing pea season with industry colleagues. Your input is needed to set priorities for future research.

NYS Dry Bean Industry Advisory and Educational Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 14, 2012
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
LeRoy, NY

NYS Dry Bean Industry Advisory and Educational Meeting

Roundtable on production, pest, marketing concerns of the industry, and reports on 2012 dry bean research. All growers are invited. 

Beginning Farmer's Meeting

December 19, 2012
10 AM - 3:00 PM
Ballston Spa, NY


2012 Field Season Overview- bring pictures of things you still haven't figure out- we'll share our hightlights and low lights.

Crop Insurance- Everything you need to know about this Risk Management tool.

Recordkeeping with Quickbooks- the key to good management is good recordkeeping.  We will offer an overview of this popular software tool.

RSVP to Crystal Stewart (518) 775-0018 or cls263@cornell.edu or Laura McDermott (518) 791-5038 or lgm4@cornell.edu.

Please register by December 17th so we have correct lunch counts.

 


Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Ontario County)

January 15 - January 16, 2013
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Geneva, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Ontario County)

This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all produce farms. Special emphasis on GAPs for berry crops.

2013 Empire State Producers Expo

January 22 - January 24, 2013
Syracuse, NY


For more information and registration details for this years' Empire State Producers Expo, visit http://www.nysvga.org/expo/info..

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Livingston County)

January 30 - January 31, 2013
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mt. Morris, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Livingston County)

This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all produce farms. Special emphasis on GAPs for potato growers.

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Genesee County)

February 7 - February 8, 2013
8:30 am registration & refreshments; 9:00 am - 3:30 pm training
Batavia, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Genesee County)

This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all fresh produce farms and related industry people.

Season Extension: Winter Greens and Beyond

February 8, 2013
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Jamestown, NY

Season Extension: Winter Greens and Beyond

Learn about greenhouse and high tunnel production for vegetables and winter greens, with a focus on pest management.

Drip Irrigation: Systems, Techniques, and Tips for Small Farms

February 12, 2013
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Drip Irrigation: Systems, Techniques, and Tips for Small Farms

After a hot, dry season, vegetable and fruit growers are realizing climate change might change their needs for supplemental water to ensure profitability. Drip irrigation is the most efficient use of water for maximum benefit for crop health, but only if the system is set up right to start. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, in cooperation with the Cornell Vegetable Program, is offering this in-depth introduction to drip irrigations systems, generally for small farm applications.

Culinary Connections: Farm to Restaurant Workshop and Networking Opportunity

February 18, 2013
9:00 am - Noon
Mendon, NY

Culinary Connections: Farm to Restaurant Workshop and Networking Opportunity

Workshop and networking opportunity for culinary professionals to connect with some of the regional farmers to get fresh, local grown produce on their menus. Panels of farmers and chefs will explain how they are making beneficial culinary connections through communication and insights.

Reduced Till Grower Discussion Group

February 25, 2013
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Batavia, NY

Reduced Till Grower Discussion Group

A grower-led Reduced Tillage Grower Discussion Group is forming in Western New York. All vegetable and field crop growers interested in reduced tillage (zone, strip and no till) are invited. Bring your experience and/or your questions! 

Capital District Small Fruit & Vegetable Growers Winter Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 27, 2013
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Albany, NY

Capital District Small Fruit & Vegetable Growers Winter Meeting

A day long meeting with educational information for vegetable and small fruit growers. Schedule of events to be announced.

Niagara Region Winter Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 5, 2013
9:00 am - 1:30 pm, includes lunch
Lockport, NY

Niagara Region Winter Vegetable Meeting

The first hour of this meeting will be on disease management, followed by a hands-on, interactive discussion and demonstration on sprayer set-up, calibration, and spraying considerations. Presentations will be made by Dr. Tom Zitter and Dr. Andrew Landers, Cornell. 

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Yates County)

March 6 - March 7, 2013
8:30 am Registration & Refreshments; 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Training
Penn Yan, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Yates County)

This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all fresh produce farms and related industry people.

2013 NYS Dry Bean Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 13, 2013
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
LeRoy, NY

2013 NYS Dry Bean Growers Meeting

Join us for the important dry bean updates for 2013!

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Suffolk County)

March 13 - March 14, 2013
8:30 am Registration & Refreshments; 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Training
Riverhead, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Suffolk County)

This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all fresh produce farms and related industry people.

Vegetable Grafting Workshop and More!

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 14, 2013
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, NY

Vegetable Grafting Workshop and More!

Learn about the latest Cornell Vegetable Program on-farm research projects. The use of winter grains to control weeds in summer vegetables was researched in 2012. Can this work as an alternative to herbicides?  What is the effect on tomatoes or onions? Grafting is another cutting-edge technology gaining in popularity. The advantages and techniques of grafting will be presented.

Success in Growing for Auction

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2013
10:00 am - 2:30 pm, includes buffet lunch
Clymer, NY

Success in Growing for Auction

This course will educate produce growers on pest management, varieties and marketing issues in vegetables and strawberries. Topics such as inter-row cover crops, pest ID, responsible spray options, and attributes of successful NYS auction will be presented. 

Tomato/Potato Late Blight Risk on YOUR Farm - An Advanced Forecast Tool

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2013
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Rochester, NY

Tomato/Potato Late Blight Risk on YOUR Farm - An Advanced Forecast Tool

In 2012, growers and consultants used the advanced Late Blight Decision Support System (DSS) forecast on 12 tomato and/or potato farms for part or all of the season. The email/text spray alerts and broad base of fungicide info made the LB DSS easier to use and more helpful than ever before. It provided scientific information to help them make better fungicide spray decisions, and in some cases safely stretch their spray schedule during the hot, dry weather.

Learn how to use this new late blight forecast tool on your farm.

Berry Pruning Workshops

March 20 - March 29, 2013
10 am - 12 noon

Berry Pruning Workshops

Berry pruning workshops for brambles and blueberries. 

Identification, Assessment and Management of Soilborne Plant Pathogens in Vegetable Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 20, 2013
8:30 am - 4:15 pm
Geneva, NY

Identification, Assessment and Management of Soilborne Plant Pathogens in Vegetable Production

Through funding from the NE-SARE, this comprehensive workshop has been designed to train participants throughout the Northeast in the identification, assessment and management of soilborne pathogens and to provide resources that can be used on-farm and in various outreach activities.

2013 Garlic School (Geneva)

March 21, 2013
9:45 am - 2:00 pm
Geneva, NY

2013 Garlic School (Geneva)

Healthy soil grows healthy garlic! Learn more about the relationship between soil health and plant health. Additional topics include a garlic bloat nematode update, cover crop rotations for garlic, fertility management, and issue and concerns for the future.

Trac Software Workshops - Plattsburgh Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 25, 2013
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Plattsburgh, NY


 Trac software is a pesticide spray record-keeping program built in Excel. It will automatically generate your reports. Learn more about it at www.nysipm.cornell.edu/trac  


Trac Software Workshops - Hudson Valley Lab

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 26, 2013
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Highland, NY


Trac software is a pesticide spray record-keeping program built in Excel. It will automatically generate your reports. Learn more about it at www.nysipm.cornell.edu/trac

 


Trac Software Workshops - Troy Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 27, 2013
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Troy, NY


Trac software is a pesticide spray record-keeping program built in Excel. It will automatically generate your reports. Learn more about it at www.nysipm.cornell.edu/trac  

DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County - English session)

April 9, 2013
8:30 am registration; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm training
Newark, NY

DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County - English session)

At Special Permit trainings, we review with non-certified applicators Worker Protection Safety (WPS) handler training and for each federally restricted-use pesticide the potential hazards to non-target species and the environment, and how to prevent the risk of exposure. Trainees also receive a packet with summaries of this information. A DEC Special Permit is valid for one year and needs to be renewed every year unless the pesticide applicator becomes certified. 

2013 Capital District Garlic School

April 10, 2013
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Voorheesville, NY

2013 Capital District Garlic School

Join us for the second annual Capital District Garlic School! The theme for this year's school is soil health. We will discuss how to improve soil health and fertility, and how soil health relates to garlic health.

Marketing Your Produce - Wednesday Walk & Talk Discussion Group

May 8, 2013
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Allegany, NY

Marketing Your Produce - Wednesday Walk & Talk Discussion Group

Do you find yourself surrounded by a surplus of beautiful, perfectly ripe vegetables? Are you unsure of how to break into new selling opportunities? Would you like to develop stronger marketing skills? The May meeting of the Wednesday Walk & Talk group will walk you through what it takes to successfully market your crop. 

High Tunnel Production, Tried and True Growing Techniques, and Tour - Rolling Hills Discussion Group

May 21, 2013
5:30pm
Phelps, NY

High Tunnel Production, Tried and True Growing Techniques, and Tour - Rolling Hills Discussion Group

Tour the Fellenz Family Farm and learn about successful farming techniques. The Cornell Vegetable Program staff will provide general instruction about high tunnel production, too. Includes a seeder technique and use demonstration. This will be a potluck, so bring a dish to pass and your own utensils.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

May 21, 2013
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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

May 28, 2013
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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 4, 2013
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.

Mohawk Valley Produce Auction Growers Meetings

June 11 - September 10, 2013


All are welcomed to attend. Meetings are after the auction unless noted.


6/11: Scouting on your farm: tips and tricks.  Tour Glen Amish farms on Argersinger Rd., starting at Henry B. Miller's farm, 362 Argersinger.


7/9: Season update: we'll discuss how the growing season is shaping up and take a tour of Mervin Byler's farm, 224 DeRonda Rd, Jordanville


8/13: View and discuss Advancing Eco-Agriculture fertility trial on cucumbers and tour Amos Lapp's farm. 437 St. Rte. 170A, Little Falls


9/10: Season wrap-up meeting and social gathering. View pumpkin and potato varieties, discuss the season. At the auction.


Comments? Questions? Contact Crystal. 518-775-0018


Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 11, 2013
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.

Wash Stations and Farm Food Safety - Rolling Hills Discussion Group

June 11, 2013
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Livonia, NY

Wash Stations and Farm Food Safety - Rolling Hills Discussion Group

Members of the CCE GAPs team will explain the regulations and guidelines related to wash stations and demonstrate a wash station system. The meeting will include a brief potluck, so please bring a dish to pass.

Early Summer Plant Pests and Diseases - Wednesday Walk & Talk Grower Discussion Group

June 12, 2013
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Almond, NY

Early Summer Plant Pests and Diseases - Wednesday Walk & Talk Grower Discussion Group

Cornell Vegetable Program staff will lead a crop walk and discuss major pests and diseases for early summer production. Attendees will learn scouting skills and management techniques.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 18, 2013
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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 25, 2013
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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 2, 2013
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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 9, 2013
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.

Soil Health Field Day

July 11, 2013
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Clyde, NY

Soil Health Field Day

Soil health is never more important, nor more obvious, than in a very wet year. At this field day, learn about options for improving crop and soil performance through rainfall extremes. 

Mechanical Weed Management - Rolling Hills Discussion Group

July 16, 2013
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Palmyra, NY

Mechanical Weed Management - Rolling Hills Discussion Group

Kurt Forman of Clearview Farm and the Cornell Vegetable Program staff will show and explain a cultivation timing demonstration for weed management. Dr. Chuck Mohler will return for this follow up to last fall's Cultivation Equipment workshop to discuss the results of the demonstration and answer weed management questions.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 16, 2013
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.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Seneca County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 17, 2013
7:30 pm start
Ovid, NY

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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 23, 2013
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.

Nourse Farm Tour

July 23, 2013
8:30 Departure
Whately, MA


Tour the premier Berry Plant Nursery in the Northeast- Nourse Farms in Whately, Massacusetts.  Nate Nourse will be conducting a tour of the raspberry plantings where we will be focusing on methods for pruning and trellising these plants.   To see more of the nursery, visit http://noursefarms.com/.  

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Orleans County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 25, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lyndonville, NY

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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 30, 2013
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.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Yates County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 2, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Penn Yan, NY

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Yates 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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 6, 2013
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.

Reduced Tillage Farm Tour

August 7, 2013
5:30 PM, immediately following Empire Farm Days
Waterloo, NY

Reduced Tillage Farm Tour

Grab dinner and a beverage at Empire Farm Days and then join us for a free tour of local farms to view reduced tillage crops and equipment and a comparison of production practices.

Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 8, 2013
5:30 dinner; 6:00-8:00pm program
Elba, NY

Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

An update of onion research, with a focus on management of troublesome perennial weeds, will begin at 5:30. Growers will hear presentations and see demonstration plots. 1.75 DEC credits are available.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Chautauqua County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 8, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Panama, NY

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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 13, 2013
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.

Managing Your Muck - Rolling Hills Discussion Group

August 20, 2013
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Shortsville, NY

Managing Your Muck - Rolling Hills Discussion Group

Have a muck pocket and not quite sure how to best to use it? Come learn about drainage, fertility management, tillage, and more! Carol MacNeil will be on hand to present and answer questions.

Pest and Disease Management and Rotation Planning - Wednesday Walk & Talk Grower Group

August 21, 2013
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Portville, NY

Pest and Disease Management and Rotation Planning - Wednesday Walk & Talk Grower Group

NEW DATE: A crop walk focusing on rotation planning, cover crop selection, and pest/disease management. A potluck will follow. Open to all growers, this free meeting is focused on answering producer questions, educating on grower-requested topics and providing networking opportunities.

Fresh Market Potato Varieties, Phytophthora Pink Rot, & Water Management Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 27, 2013
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Marion, NY

Fresh Market Potato Varieties, Phytophthora Pink Rot, & Water Management Meeting

Potato growers have an opportunity to view standard and new fresh market potato varieties and lines, hear how to use integrated management to help deal with the potentially devastating Phytophthora pink rot disease, get an update on late blight, and discuss how to manage excess muck water. 1.25 DEC plus CCA credits will be available. 

Reduced Till Vegetable & Cover Crop Meeting

September 25, 2013
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Hamlin, NY

Reduced Till Vegetable & Cover Crop Meeting

Join us to view a field scale zone till vs conventionally tilled cabbage trial; a zone tilled winter squash field; an early planted radish and wheat cover crop; and, the zone till equipment that was used.

2013 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 26, 2013
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Penfield, NY

2013 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting

Tour the Cornell dry bean variety trial and nearby strip trials. Cornell professors will share research-based ideas on pest issues and management including weed control and Western bean cutworm updates. Root rot resistance will also be discussed. 1.0 DEC pesticide recertification and CCA credits will be available.

Growing Greens and Storing Crops for the Winter Market - Wednesday Walk & Talk

October 9, 2013
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Little Valley, NY

Growing Greens and Storing Crops for the Winter Market - Wednesday Walk & Talk

Winter can be a season of revenue. Stew Ritchie, of Native Offerings Farm, will give a tour of his winter greens production and crop storage areas. Discussion will focus on technique sharing for winter greens production, appropriate storage conditions to reduce losses and increase quality, and strategies for introducing greens or an expanded selection of storage crops in your winter offerings.

Storage Crops and Winter Greens

October 15, 2013
4:30 - 6:30 PM, potluck to follow
Canandaigua, NY

Storage Crops and Winter Greens

Winter CSAs and markets continue to become more popular. Phil Munson, of Fisher Hill Farm, will give a tour of his crop storage facility and high tunnel. Discussion will focus post-harvest handling of storage crops to reduce losses and increase quality and opportunities and challenges in growing winter greens.

Organic Cover Crop Workshop and Tour

October 17, 2013
10am-4pm
Big Flats, NY


This workshop will feature speakers from Cornell University presenting in depth information on cover cropping and reduced tillage for vegetable growers with an emphasis on organic systems. There will be a tour of the time of seeding cover crop demonstration with single and multiple species of cover crops, reduced tillage tools and a row crop interseeder. Lunch available for $12.00 and CCA credits available

For a detailed schedule, speakers, topics and tour sites go to http://www.nofany.org/events/field-days/organic-cover-crop-workshop-and-tour or contact Paul Salon, USDA-NRCS, 607-562-8404, paul.salon@ny.usda.gov.


Register online at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=7ex5qzeab&oeidk=a07e7j0eqy23d4363df 


Tomato School

Event Offers DEC Credits

November 7, 2013
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Geneva, NY

Tomato School

A thorough school for tomato growers of all experience levels and farm management systems, this program will begin with the basics and move through advanced topics. 4.75 DEC credits and 5.5 CCA CEU credits are available.

Speakers from across NYS and Pennsylvania will discuss pest and disease management, hot water treatment of seeds, post-harvest handling, precision nutrition management, and more. Growers will share their tips and experience in raising transplants and field production.

Squash School

Event Offers DEC Credits

November 8, 2013
8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Rochester, NY

Squash School

This school will cover pest, disease, and weed management, fertility management, post-harvest handling, and more. Topics will be relevant for squash growers of all sizes and crop management systems. Summer squash will be discussed, with a heavier focus on winter squash production. 4.25 DEC credits and 4.5 CCA CEU are available.

ENYCHP Fruit School Vendor Registration - Internal Use ONLY

November 26 - February 14, 2014

2013 Processing Beet and Carrot Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 3, 2013
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Batavia, NY

2013 Processing Beet and Carrot Advisory Meeting

All are invited to discuss the 2013 processing beet and carrot season in New York. Hear ideas and concerns from fellow growers and industry members. Your input is needed to set future research priorities.

2013 Processing Pea Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 3, 2013
10:00am - 12:00pm
Batavia, NY

2013 Processing Pea Advisory Meeting

Come discuss the 2013 processing pea season with industry colleagues. Your input is needed to set priorities for future research.

High Tunnel School: Winter Greens and Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 4, 2013
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Batavia, NY

High Tunnel School: Winter Greens and Tour

Consumer attitudes about food are changing. How can farmers grow products that meet the converging demands for local, natural, and high quality vegetables year round? A variety of season extension techniques such as high tunnels can help growers generate revenue 12 months of the year. Crop plans and markets are critical to success, but holistic planning is the basis for a sustainable system.

Upstate NY Potato Advisory Meeting

December 4, 2013
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Upstate NY Potato Advisory Meeting

Annual roundtable on concerns of fresh market and processing potato growers and processors, reports on research, and agency updates. All potato growers are invited. 

High Tunnel School: Getting the Most from Your High Tunnel - Basics and Warm Season Crops

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 5, 2013
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Batavia, NY

High Tunnel School: Getting the Most from Your High Tunnel - Basics and Warm Season Crops

This program is targeted for commercial growers new to high tunnels. NRCS cooperating farms are particularly encouraged to attend. All who are interested in improving their crop yield, quality and profitability by using high tunnels are welcome.

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Genesee County)

December 10 - December 11, 2013
8:30 am registration & refreshments; 9:00 am - 3:30 pm training
Batavia, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Genesee County)

This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all fresh produce farms and related industry people.

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Genesee County)

December 10 - December 11, 2013
Tuesday & Wednesday, 8:30am-3:30pm
Batavia, NY


In recent years, several food borne illness outbreaks in produce have made national news. Both the produce industry and the federal government have stepped up demands for fruit and vegetable farms to meet food safety practice standards. These standards are known as GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices).

A new program, Harmonized GAPs, has been developed to combine several food safety certifications into one program. New York's retail produce buyers, such as Wegmans, are asking growers to adopt Harmonized GAPs certification in many cases.

In response, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell Vegetable Program, the Cornell Lake Ontario Fruit Team, the Produce Safety Alliance, and the Cornell National GAPs Program, with assistance from NY Ag & Markets, will be presenting a training for farm food safety or GAPs, including Harmonized GAPs. The training is open to all produce farms and related industry people. This workshop is partially funded through a grant from the Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority.

2013 Processing Snap and Lima Bean Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 11, 2013
12:30pm - 3pm
Geneva, NY

2013 Processing Snap and Lima Bean Advisory Meeting

The processing snap and lima bean industry will meet to discuss the 2013 growing season and to set priorities for future research. Your input is needed!

2013 Processing Sweet Corn Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 11, 2013
10am - 11:50am
Geneva, NY

2013 Processing Sweet Corn Advisory Meeting

Your input is needed to set future research priorities. Come discuss the 2013 growing season with your industry peers and hear the latest research results.

Getting the Most from Your High Tunnel

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 13, 2013
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Voorheesville, NY


This program is part of a statewide grant from NYS Dept of Ag & Markets and is targeted to new high tunnel growers and anyone considering getting started. It is targeted for commercial growers that are new to high tunnels. NRCS cooperating farms are particularly encouraged to attend. All who are interested in improving their crop yield, quality and profitability by using high tunnels are welcome.

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference

December 17 - December 19, 2013


The New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show will be held next December 17, 18, 19 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH and will include more than 25 educational sessions and a trade show with over 100 exhibitors.  For more information and to be connected to the New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference please click the following link. www.newenglandvfc.org

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Wayne County)

December 18 - December 19, 2013
8:30 am registration & refreshments; 9:00 am - 3:30 pm training
Newark, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Wayne County)

This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all fresh produce farms and related industry people.

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Wayne County)

December 18 - December 19, 2013
Wednesday & Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm
Newark, NY


In recent years, several food borne illness outbreaks in produce have made national news. Both the produce industry and the federal government have stepped up demands for fruit and vegetable farms to meet food safety practice standards. These standards are known as GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices).

A new program, Harmonized GAPs, has been developed to combine several food safety certifications into one program. New York's retail produce buyers, such as Wegmans, are asking growers to adopt Harmonized GAPs certification in many cases.

In response, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell Vegetable Program, the Cornell Lake Ontario Fruit Team, the Produce Safety Alliance, and the Cornell National GAPs Program, with assistance from NY Ag & Markets, will be presenting a training for farm food safety or GAPs, including Harmonized GAPs. The training is open to all produce farms and related industry people. This workshop is partially funded through a grant from the Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority.In recent years, several food borne illness outbreaks in produce have made national news. Both the produce industry and the federal government have stepped up demands for fruit and vegetable farms to meet food safety practice standards. These standards are known as GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices).




Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Sweet Onions - Cultural Practices and Brand Marketing

December 18, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Sweet Onions - Cultural Practices and Brand Marketing

Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Christy Hoepting, Cornell Vegetable Program, and Lee Stivers, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2014
10:00am - 3:00pm
Penn Yan, NY

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Meeting

The annual winter educational meeting for produce growers will focus on weed management, pesticide safety equipment, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug management, food safety regulations and produce auctions. Grower and buyer panels will be utilized. 1 DEC credit (categories 1a, 10 and 23) and CCA credits available. 

Seneca Produce Auction Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 10, 2014
10:00am - 3:00pm
Romulus, NY

Seneca Produce Auction Meeting

The annual winter educational meeting for produce growers will focus on weed management, pesticide safety equipment, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug management, food safety regulations and produce auctions. Grower and buyer panels will be utilized. 1 DEC credit (categories 1a, 10 and 23) and CCA credits available. Lunch will be available for purchase at the auction.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Spotted Winged Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

January 15, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Spotted Winged Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Kathy Demchak and Shelby Fleischer, Penn State, and Greg Loeb, Cornell, will be speaking during this webinar.

2014 Empire State Producers Expo

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 20 - January 23, 2014
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Syracuse, NY

2014 Empire State Producers Expo

The Empire State Producers Expo includes a one-day Becker Forum (Jan. 20), a three-day trade show, and three days of concurrent educational sessions (Jan 21-23).  The full meeting agenda and information can be found on the NYS Vegetable Growers Association website.  You can register on-line at EXPO ON-line Registration.

2014 Empire State Producers Expo

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 21 - January 23, 2014
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Syracuse, NY

2014 Empire State Producers Expo

Formerly known as the Empire State Fruit & Vegetable Expo, the Empire State Producers Expo includes a one-day Becker Forum (Monday, January 20, 2014), a three-day trade show and three days of concurrent educational sessions.

Business Management for Direct Marketers

January 31, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


  • Curious about growing your business through Social Marketing?
  • Need a refresher in Farm Business Basics?
  • Need to learn to keep better records?
If so, join us for this opportunity: Business Management for Direct Marketers
Friday, January 31st
9:00 am to 12 noon
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County
50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020



Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 3, 2014
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Lockport, NY

Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

The LOF Winter School is the time to catch up on all the most recent research results, new products, horticultural practices, business and labor topics to help growers continue to compete and produce high quality fruit.  The focus is tree fruit production.  This is an opportunity to network with your neighbors and earn DEC credits.  There are several guest speakers from Cornell faculty, out-of state specialists, and the team.   This is a duplicate school held in Wayne County on Feb. 4, 2014.  Lunch is included in the cost of registration. 


Walk and Talk: Crop Planning

February 8, 2014
Saturday, 10am - 12pm
Cuba, NY

Walk and Talk: Crop Planning

A special Saturday session of the Walk & Talk discussion group focused on crop planning. Crop planning involves taking a broader look at your farm, evaluating your upcoming season as part of a larger, longer term production system. Crop planning involves not only rotational planning, but soil health, nutrient management, pest/disease/weed control, and farm business management. All growers are welcome to attend.

2014 ENYCHP Winter Fruit Schools

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 10 - February 13, 2014
All day event


Fruit School Dates and Locations:
Upper Hudson / Champlain Commercial Tree Fruit School, Monday, February 10, 2014 at The Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center, Lake George, NY and is a single day event with a small trade show included.

Lower Hudson Valley Commercial Fruit Growers School, Tuesday through Thursday, February 11- 13, 2014  at the Garden Plaza Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn), Kingston, NY is a 3 day event with the first two days concentrating on Tree Fruit and the third day devoted to small fruit and grapes. A small trade show is also included at the end of Tuesdays session.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Dealing with Late Blight

February 12, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Dealing with Late Blight

Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Meg McGrath, Cornell, and Beth Gugino, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.

Storage Crops & Winter Marketing: 5 years later - What we have learned

February 14, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM tentative
Geneva, NY

Storage Crops & Winter Marketing: 5 years later - What we have learned

An intro to storage vegetable production, post-harvest, and marketing to meet the increasing demand for seasonal local food.

Forum on Cover Crops and Soil Health: Harvesting the Potential

February 18, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Canandaigua, NY

Forum on Cover Crops and Soil Health: Harvesting the Potential

A free meeting featuring a live webinar broadcast of the National Conference on Cover Crops & Soil Health. Howard G. Buffett, and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, will lead the webinar by discussing: The Big Picture: Conservation, Cover Crops and Soil Health. In addition to the webinar, soil health demonstrations and information will be provided by USDA-NRCS and the Cornell Vegetable Program, and a group discussion will assist in the planning for summer meetings and field days. 

Potato Short Course - Disease Management and Variety Development

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 19, 2014
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Liverpool, NY

Potato Short Course - Disease Management and Variety Development

Simplot: genetic engineering for higher quality, disease resistance; Amanda Gevens, U WI: field/storage disease management; Cornell potato breeding, and licensing varieties; Using the Late Blight Decision Support System - Carol MacNeil, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, and Ian Small, Cornell Plant Pathology.

February 20 - Winter Pruning Tour in Wayne County

February 20, 2014
8:30am-3:30pm

February 20 - Winter Pruning Tour in Wayne County

We are organizing a winter pruning tour to be held at 3 farms in Wayne County from 8:30am until 3:30pm on Thursday February 20, 2014.

Niagara County Winter Meeting: Increase Productivity Through Soil Environment Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21, 2014
9:00am - 12:30pm
Lockport, NY

Niagara County Winter Meeting: Increase Productivity Through Soil Environment Management

Reduced tillage (RT) is being successfully adopted on vegetable farms in Western NY. Anu Rangarajan will review RT benefits, discuss management changes related to adoption and share examples from farms using RT systems. Carol MacNeil will talk about which cover crops to use to improve crop health, and how to use them. Steve Reiners will focus on improved fertility management in vine crops.

1.5 DEC and 3 CCA credits available.

Lower Hudson Valley Commercial Vegetable Growers' School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 24, 2014
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Marlboro, NY


Lower Hudson Valley Commercial Vegetable Growers' School
Monday, February 24, 2014, 8:45am to 4:00pm
The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542


2014 Orleans Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 25, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Albion, NY

2014 Orleans Produce Auction Growers Meeting

This course will educate growers on weed and disease management in fresh market vegetable grown for auction; as well as storage crop management and food safety concerns.

Northern Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 25, 2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plattsburgh, NY


Northern Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Community Room, Plattsburgh City Recreation Department
52 US Oval, Plattsburgh, NY 12903


Capital District Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 26, 2014
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Albany, NY


Capital District Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Best Western Albany Airport Inn
200 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205
Presented by Cornell University Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Steuben County)

February 27 - February 28, 2014
8:30 AM registration & refreshments; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training
Bath, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Steuben County)

This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all fresh produce farms and related industry people. 

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Steuben County) - Co Hosted by NOFA-NY

February 27 - February 28, 2014
registration & refreshments at 8:30 AM, program runs 9 AM- 4 PM, both days
Bath, NY


In recent years, several food borne illness outbreaks in produce have made national news. Both the produce industry and the federal government have stepped up demands for fruit and vegetable farms to meet food safety practice standards. These standards are known as GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices).

In recent years, several food borne illness outbreaks in produce have made national news. Both the produce industry and the federal government have stepped up demands for fruit and vegetable farms to meet food safety practice standards. These standards are known as GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices).

Click here to register online: http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=165

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Ontario County)

March 6 - March 7, 2014
8:30 AM registration; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training
Geneva, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Ontario County)

This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all fresh produce farms and related industry people.

Last of the season! Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Ontario County - Geneva) March 6-7

March 6 - March 7, 2014
Registration & Refreshments at 8:30 AM, program runs 9 AM- 4 PM, both days


In recent years, several food borne illness outbreaks in produce have made national news. Both the produce industry and the federal government have stepped up demands for fruit and vegetable farms to meet food safety practice standards. These standards are known as GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices).

To register, click here: http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=161

Building Fertility Through Cover Crops - Cancelled

March 11, 2014
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Building Fertility Through Cover Crops - Cancelled

This workshop has been cancelled.  Please contact Robert Hadad with any questions pertaining to this topic.

2014 NYS Dry Bean Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 18, 2014
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
LeRoy, NY

2014 NYS Dry Bean Growers Meeting

Join us for the important dry bean updates for 2014! Topics will include varieties, insect, disease & weed management, and soils & tillage. Back by popular demand...there will be a tasting of innovative dry bean dishes!

Using the Berry Farm Business Summary (BFBS) to Improve Your Bottom Line

March 19, 2014
8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Rochester, NY


Are you confident your commercial berry business is maximizing your return on investment? Is it thriving, or merely surviving? Are berries an asset on your ledger or really a liability?

If you'd like help answering these questions, plan to attend the last of 5 regional berry crop economics workshops using the information and resources generated from Stage 1 of the project, "Building a Better Bottom Line for NYS Berry Growers," funded by New York Farm Viability Institute's Ag Innovation Center.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Weed Control in Sweet Corn, Pumpkins, and Winter Squash

March 19, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Weed Control in Sweet Corn, Pumpkins, and Winter Squash

Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Robin Bellinder, Cornell, and Dwight Lingenfelter, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar on conventional and organic weed control options in sweet corn, pumpkins, and winter squash.

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 20, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rochester, NY

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight for YOUR Farm

Learn how to use this new LB forecast tool on your farm. Participants will set up their personal farm accounts on the Late Blight Decision Support System (DSS) website, defining the location of their farm/fields, and their varieties. They can sign up for email/text alerts regarding when fungicide sprays are needed. Once basic farm/crop information is in a user's account they can access DSS reports and input fungicide sprays by smartphone or tablet.   

Trickle Irrigation/Fertigation Workshop - Cancelled

March 20, 2014
9am - 12:00 pm
Geneva, NY

Trickle Irrigation/Fertigation Workshop - Cancelled

This is a follow-up to the 2013 workshop with more detail on "how-to" for sizing and setting up trickle irrigation and figuring out set-up and operation of fertigation.  Dr. Bill Lamont of Penn State will go in-depth on how to design a trickle irrigation system to fit your needs and Dr. Steve Reiners (Cornell) will discuss fine-tuning your trickle fertility program.

Pruning Demo with Motorized Platforms at Wafler Farms

March 24, 2014
2pm-4pm
Wolcott, NY

Pruning Demo with Motorized Platforms at Wafler Farms

Pruning on self-propelled harvest platforms to be showcased in Tall Spindle apple orchards in Wayne County, NY.

An In-Depth School for Fruit Growers "The Application of Physiological Principles to Fruit Crops"

March 25, 2014
7am-9pm
Geneva, NY

An In-Depth School for Fruit Growers

The Cornell Fruit Team is pleased to announce an in-depth school for tree fruit growers, extension educators and crop consultants on March 25, 2014, at the Ramada Inn in Geneva, NY.

Business Management for Direct Marketers

March 25, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00pm
Highland, NY


  • Curious about growing your business through Social Marketing?
  • Need a refresher in Farm Business Basics?
  • Need to learn to keep better records?

If so, join us for our Business Management for Direct Marketers Class on
Tuesday, March 25th 10:00 am - 2:00pm
Cornell University's Hudson Valley Laboratory
3357 Rt. 9W
Highland, NY 12528


$10/person includes lunch, refreshments and handouts
Please pre-register by March 21st

2014 Garlic School: Great Garlic from Harvest to Sale

March 28, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Geneva, NY

2014 Garlic School: Great Garlic from Harvest to Sale

Topics include timing of harvest, post-harvest handling and pest control, a grower panel on drying systems, and marketing your garlic.

Postharvest Water Sanitation Workshop

April 1, 2014
9am-4pm, Registration & Refreshments at 8:30am
Geneva, NY


See attached flyer for full program and registration options

Post-Harvest Water Sanitation Food Safety Workshop with Dr. Trevor Suslow

April 2, 2014
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Voorheesville, NY


Post-Harvest Water Sanitation Food Safety Workshop with Dr. Trevor Suslow:  It doesn't matter if you are a vegetable or fruit grower; fresh marketer or wholesaler:  This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best about post harvest sanitation and food safety!
Cost: $20.00 per person
Please Pre-register by March 28, 2014

Presented by Cornell University Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program & The National GAP's Program and made possible by a grant from the Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Fertigation - Scheduling and Water Quality Considerations

April 2, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM


Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Elsa Sanchez, Penn State, and Steve Reiners, Cornell, will be speaking during this webinar.

SPECIAL PERMIT TRAINING FOR PESTICIDE HANDLERS of TREE FRUIT

April 3, 2014
9:00 am -12:00 pm
Kingston, NY


This Special Permit Training is for Tree Fruit Producers ONLY!
Garden Plaza Inn, 503 Washington Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
$30 per trainee
Training will be offered in English and Spanish!

Pre-Registration must be received by April 1, 2014.

Vegetable Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 3, 2014
9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Vegetable Grower Meeting

A comprehensive grower meeting covering managing pests in transplants, weed management, growing for late season winter markets and CSA sales, the markets and economics of producing tomatoes, management of powdery mildew in vine crops, disease management in green beans, and using apps for your vegetable business.

Updates on the HarvestNY Program and the NY Invasive Species Program will be presented. Plus growers will hear from the newest Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist, Darcy Telenko, on her experiences and what she plans to bring to the Cornell Vegetable Program region.

DEC Special Permit Training

April 8, 2014
AM English Session: 8:30 - 12:30 PM Spanish Session: 1pm - 4:30pm
Newark, NY

DEC Special Permit Training

DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides.  This permit is renewed annually through Special Permit Trainings. Trainings include Worker Protection Safety, non-target and environmental hazards, and prevention of the risk of exposure.

DEC Special Permit Training

April 8, 2014
Newark, NY


DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides. The Special Permit does not relieve the responsibility of the certified applicator that supervises these employees, but it does relieve the requirement of "on-site, within voice contact"supervision while federally restricted pesticides are being applied. Several of the pyrethroid, organophosphate, and carbamate insecticides such as Warrior, Capture, Diazinon, Lorsban and Lannate, and herbicides such as Gramoxone are federally restricted-use materials.

At Special Permit trainings, non-certified applicators review Worker Protection Safety (WPS) handler training. They also learn about the potential hazards to non-target species and the environment, for each federally restricted-use pesticide.  They also learn steps required on pesticide labels to prevent the risk of exposure to the applicators and non-target locations. Trainees receive a packet with summaries of this information.

A DEC Special Permit is valid for one year and needs to be renewed every year unless the pesticide applicator becomes certified.

Please pre-register your non-certified applicators for this training by April 3 using the registration form. 


DEC Special Permit Training

April 9, 2014
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Albion, NY


DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides. The Special Permit does not relieve the responsibility of the certified applicator that supervises these employees, but it does relieve the requirement of "on-site, within voice contact" supervision while federally restricted pesticides are being applied. Several of the pyrethroid, organophosphate, and carbamate insecticides such as Warrior, Capture, Diazinon, Lorsban and Lannate, and herbicides such as Gramoxone are federally restricted-use materials.

At Special Permit trainings, non-certified applicators review Worker Protection Safety (WPS) handler training. They also learn about the potential hazards to non-target species and the environment, for each federally restricted-use pesticide. They also learn steps required on pesticide labels to prevent the risk of exposure to the applicators and non-target locations. Trainees receive a packet with summaries of this information.

A DEC Special Permit is valid for one year and needs to be renewed every year unless the pesticide applicator becomes certified.

Please pre-register your non-certified applicators for this training by April 3 using the registration form.


DEC Special Permit Training

April 9, 2014
8:30 am - 12:00pm (Concurrent English & Spanish sessions)
Albion, NY

DEC Special Permit Training

DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides. This permit is renewed annually through Special Permit Trainings. Trainings include Worker Protection Safety, non-target and environmental hazards, and prevention of the risk of exposure.

Soils 101 for Improved Crop Fertility Management - Walk & Talk

April 9, 2014
5:00 PM
Belmont, NY

Soils 101 for Improved Crop Fertility Management - Walk & Talk

A foundation in basic soil science - best management practices, understanding the impacts of soil texture and structure - permits farmers to better mange their fields for productivity.  As the inherent source of nutrients, your soil is a big part of you fertility plan. 

Learn how to determine if you're wasting money on unneeded fertilizer and how to avoid inadvertently starving your crop of key nutrients.

This is an indoor meeting. Field walks will resume in May.

The 3rd Annual Capital District Garlic School

April 9, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Voorheesville, NY


Featured Topic: Post-harvest Handling of Garlic
Featured speakers include David Stern from the Garlic Seed foundation, Dr. Abawi from Cornell University Cooperative Extension, and Crystal Stewart, Cornell University Cooperative Extension



Precision Crop Load Management Training for NY Fruit Industry

May 6, 2014
2:45pm-4:45pm

Precision Crop Load Management Training for NY Fruit Industry

The CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program and Dr. Robinson will be organizing the second Precision Thinning Workshop for NY growers and consultants in Geneva (A137 Barton Lab, Barton Hall, the only tall building at the Geneva Campus, park behind the library at Jordan Hall) between 2:45-4:45pm on Tuesday May 6.

It will also be offered via Polycom at the CCE Orleans (Albion),

Beating Back the Bugs - Walk & Talk

May 14, 2014
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Allegany, NY

Beating Back the Bugs - Walk & Talk

This month we'll be focusing on insect management. What are some of the main pests, and what is the best way to deal with them? Learn how to develop a proactive, integrated pest management approach and bring all your questions about spray effectiveness, beneficials, scouting, and more.

Fertility from the Ground Up - Rolling Hills May Meeting

May 20, 2014
Tuesday 6:00 PM
Phelps, NY

Fertility from the Ground Up - Rolling Hills May Meeting

Prof. Steve Reiners will be the guest speaker this month. His focus is on vegetables, extension, and fertility. Steve will start out with a discussion on basic soil science (how different types behave, what soil characteristics influence fertility) and move into a discussion on how to use that understanding to improve your nutrition programs.

Please bring a copy of your most recent soil test! It will help us answer your questions. Growers can also bring soil samples that they'd like to have checked for pH or submitted to the lab for full analysis.

Muck Donut Hour BEGINS

May 27, 2014
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour BEGINS

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

Petal Fall Thinning Meetings

May 29, 2014
9 AM-11 AM
Sodus, NY


Come and hear updates on insect and disease status. Did we have good pollination conditions, good fruit set conditions, and how aggressively should we thin this year? Terence Robinson and Mario will have updated results from the carbohydrate model, and we will have some information on crop situation around the country. Cornell faculty and the LOF team members will be there to answer questions.

Free- no registration required- just come on out!

Follow the Cornell Fruit Event signs!

Petal Fall Thinning Meetings

May 29, 2014
2:30-4:30 PM
Albion, NY


Come and hear updates on insect and disease status. Did we have good pollination conditions, good fruit set conditions, and how aggressively should we thin this year? Terence Robinson and Mario will have updated results from the carbohydrate model, and we will have some information on crop situation around the country. Cornell faculty and the LOF team members will be there to answer questions.

Free- no registration required- just come on out!

Follow the Cornell Fruit Event signs!

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 3, 2014
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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 10, 2014
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.

Weed Control - Walk & Talk Discussion Group

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 11, 2014
6:30 PM
Belfast, NY

Weed Control - Walk & Talk Discussion Group

A crop walk focused on how cultural practices can help reduce weed pressure, and discussion on enhancing in-season control of difficult weeds. FREE! 1.5 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, 23, and 21 will be available.

Beneficial Insect and Habitats - Rolling Hills Discussion Group

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 17, 2014
Tuesday 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Livonia, NY

Beneficial Insect and Habitats - Rolling Hills Discussion Group

Abby Seaman and Marion Zuefle, of the NYS IPM Program, will teach which beneficial insects are used to control certain pests. Come learn about their lifecycles, predation strategies, and potential to be used on your farm!

Kira White, Vegetable Manager at Honeyhill Farm, will discuss her use of beneficial insect promoting habitat. Attractive habitats provided by flower beds, certain cover crops, and banker plants help draw beneficials to your crop.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 17, 2014
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.

Pricing for Profit Workshop

June 18, 2014
6:00 pm
Highland, NY


'What price should I charge?'
'Where's the best place for me to sell my produce?'
'How can I make a profit at this?'
'What is a market channel anyway?'


Are these questions you wonder about? On June 18 at 6 pm, Bob Weybright, Business Development Specialist with the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP) will be at the Hudson Valley Lab, 3357 Route 9W in Highland, for a twilight presentation and discussion, including a light dinner.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 24, 2014
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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 1, 2014
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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 8, 2014
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.

July Walk & Talk - Crop Walk

July 9, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Franklinville, NY

July Walk & Talk  - Crop Walk

A crop walk to discuss pest/disease/weed control and highlight cultural practices for crop management.

Vegetable Grower Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 10, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hurley, NY


Guest Speaker, Thomas Bjorkman of Cornell University will cover use of cover crops for soil health and weed control. Updates from ENYCHP educators on insect and diseases in vegetables this season. DEC Pesticide Applicator Credits have been applied for.

*Hurley Bridge on Wynkoop Road is closed. Use alternate route to access Hurley Mountain Road from 28 West (Kenco on corner) or Tongore Road off Route 209 in Stone Ridge.

For more information: Teresa 845-389-3562 or email mailto:tr28@cornell.edu


Control of SWD in Berries- Newburgh

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 15, 2014
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Newburgh, NY


These workshops will cover Spotted Wing Drosophila control strategies, foliar nutrition monitoring, and proper sprayer calibration and optimization as part of an effective pest management program. Join us for one of these three workshops to learn more about berry culture and how you can minimize the impact of SWD.

July Rolling Hills Discussion Group

July 15, 2014
5:30 PM
Palmyra, NY

July Rolling Hills Discussion Group

Kurt Forman of Clearview Farm and the Cornell Vegetable Program staff will lead this crop walk and discussion.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 15, 2014
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.

Control of SWD in Berries- Peru

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 21, 2014
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Peru, NY


These workshops will cover Spotted Wing Drosophila control strategies, foliar nutrition monitoring, and proper sprayer calibration and optimization as part of an effective pest management program. Join us for one of these three workshops to learn more about berry culture and how you can minimize the impact of SWD.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 22, 2014
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.

Control of SWD in Berries- Middleburgh

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2014
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Middleburgh, NY


These workshops will cover Spotted Wing Drosophila control strategies, foliar nutrition monitoring, and proper sprayer calibration and optimization as part of an effective pest management program. Join us for one of these three workshops to learn more about berry culture and how you can minimize the impact of SWD.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Seneca County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Romulus, NY

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 will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. 

Lake Ontario Summer Fruit Tour

July 24, 2014
Registration at 8:00 -8:30 AM; 1st stop at 8:30; 5 stops; will end 4:15 PM
Albion, 1.34 mi south of Rt 104, NY

Lake Ontario Summer Fruit Tour

The Cornell Cooperative Extension - Lake Ontario Summer Fruit Tour in western NY will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014. We will feature tree fruit production technology and grower innovations in Orleans and Niagara County. The CCE-LOF team, with Cornell University faculty, and the growers in the region will present a day of show-and-tell and networking with the fruit industry. At the regional tours we typically reach 250 growers from across the state.

Please pre-register by July 18 so we have a count for lunches and handouts.

We have filled the 15 3-minute time slots for sponsorship for the tour but if you would like to be a donor, you can contribute at this link.   https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/sponsor_event.php?event_id=228

Retirement Celebration Registration

July 24, 2014
5 PM - 8:00 PM
Medina, NY


Retirement celebration for Stephen A. Hoying & Alison DeMarree following the summer tour.  Please join us following the CCE-LOF Summer Tour around 5 PM at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery for the retirement celebration of 2 of our colleagues, Stephen A. Hoying, and Alison DeMarree who have each dedicated more than 30 years to the NY fruit industry. Both Alison and Steve helped to lead the industry into planting more profitable plantings with impact across NY state, U.S., and internationally. We hope you will come and celebrate their careers and recognize them for their contributions to the fruit industry and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Bring your stories to tell. We will have a projector if you have pictures to show.
Please click "view details" below for more information and pre-registration form.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Yates County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 25, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rock Stream, NY

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Yates 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 will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. 

North Country Grower Field Meeting and Picnic Supper

July 28, 2014
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Willsboro, NY

North Country Grower Field Meeting and Picnic Supper

Grower Field Meeting and Picnic Supper. View ongoing research projects and talk with Cornell and regional specialists.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 29, 2014
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.

Future Fruit Growers Meeting

July 31, 2014
6PM-8PM
Barker, NY


Come see Donovan Orchards/Blackbird Cider Works. Scott Donovan has worked on value added production and direct marketing of his apples. He has a NOFA certified organic orchard and the cider works has been open since 2011.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Orleans County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 31, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Waterport, NY

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. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. 

What Does the Crystal Ball Say?

July 31, 2014
6:15 PM
Hudson, NY


“Is there any information on historical pricing?” “What, if any, changes has happened to prices this summer?” “What should I charge for crops I still have to sell?”

Are these questions you wonder about? On July 31 at 6:30 P.M. Steve Hadcock Extension Educator with Capital Area Agricultural and Horticultural Program (CAAHP) and Bob Weybright, Business Development Specialist with the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP) will be at Holmquest Farm (516 Spook Rock Rd, Hudson, NY 12534 https://goo.gl/maps/xbPpc).



Vegetable Disease Management - In Field Management Scenarios

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 4, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Eden, NY

Vegetable Disease Management - In Field Management Scenarios

Join us for field tours to talk about best crop production practices for managing and controlling vegetable diseases. Expect an update on diseases currently affecting vegetable crops in WNY along with hands-on demonstrations on identifying pests and scouting. Dr. Christine Smart, Cornell Plant Pathologist, will provide disease management information for both conventional and organic growers. Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists Robert Hadad and Darcy Telenko will lead field tours and facilitate discussions among participants. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 5, 2014
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.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Allegany County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 6, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fillmore, NY

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Allegany 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 will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. 

2014 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 7, 2014
5:30 dinner and sign up for DEC credits; 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM meeting
Elba, NY

2014 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

An in-field meeting with an update on onion research. Main topics will include onion thrips management, onion fungicide demonstration featuring Stemphylium leaf blight, and demo of managing perennial sowthistle. 2.0 DEC recertification credits will be available.

FINAL Muck Donut Hour of the Season

August 12, 2014
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

FINAL Muck Donut Hour of the Season

This will be your last chance for 2014 to meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting to ask questions and share your observations.

Open House for Spotted Wing Drosophila Netting Exclusion and Fixed Spray System Farm Trials

August 13, 2014
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Stephentown, NY

Open House for Spotted Wing Drosophila Netting Exclusion and Fixed Spray System Farm Trials

Spotted Wing Drosophila research continues in our ongoing effort to better understand and control this new pest. This meeting will focus on a SARE Farmer grant funded project looking at different grades of exclusion netting and its efficacy on eliminating SWD from blueberries.

We will also look at a high tunnel raspberry planting that has a NYFVI funded grant project examining the efficacy and labor saving attributes of a fixed spray system in the tunnel.

Owner Dale Ila Riggs has been a leader in the campaign to secure research funding for SWD. The Berry Patch at Stonewall Hill Farm produces all kinds of berries and vegetables for local retail markets.

Improving Crop Production, Soil Health & the Environment - see how they all work together

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 19, 2014
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Stafford, NY

Improving Crop Production, Soil Health & the Environment - see how they all work together

Five innovative grower speakers, a nationally recognized soil health expert, and local staff will show and describe the benefits of improving the soil health on your farm. There will be equipment and displays to see. 1.5 DEC recertification credits and CCA credits will be available.  

August Walk & Talk

August 20, 2014
6:00 PM
Freedom, NY

August Walk & Talk

This August crop walk will highlight pest and disease controls, with an emphasis on pro-active management. Cultural practices, as well as topics of interest to the group, will be discussed.

Cold climate grapes: Determining an Appropriate Training System for Improved Yield

August 24, 2014
2:00 pm
Morrisonville, NY


Richard Lamoy along with the Lake Champlain Grape Growers Association is pleased to announce a summer workshop for Sunday, August 24, 2014 starting at 2:00 PM

Fresh Market Potato Varieties, Disease & Insect Management Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 28, 2014
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Marion, NY

Fresh Market Potato Varieties, Disease & Insect Management Meeting

This meeting will include updates on late blight and other potato diseases, management of Colorado potato beetle and other insects, and the opportunity to see the 2014 Cornell fresh market muck variety and breeding line trial. 

Research Updates: Grafting, Living Mulch & More

August 29, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

Research Updates: Grafting, Living Mulch & More

Jud Reid will give updates on his fresh market research program, with a major focus on grafting in tomatoes, the use of living mulch in a variety of crops, and varietal resistance to brown leaf mold of tomatoes.

Enology Planning Workshop

September 5, 2014
1:30
Highland, NY


If you are a wine maker or if you grow grapes to make wine, Anna Katharine Mansfield and Chris Gerling would like to hear from you. Come to the Hudson Valley Lab on September 5 2014 at 1:30 pm

2014 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 18, 2014
5:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Caledonia, NY

2014 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting

Tour the Cornell dry bean variety trial and nearby strip trials. Cornell professors will share research-based ideas on pest issues and management including bacterial diseases and Western bean cutworm updates. Changing bean plant architecture to improve yields will also be discussed. 0.75 DEC pesticide recertification and CCA credits will be available.

Disease and Weed Management Workshop for Southern Tier Vegetable Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 29, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Belmont, NY

Disease and Weed Management Workshop for Southern Tier Vegetable Growers

Topics covered will include: Vegetable disease control; focusing on the main diseases of vegetable crops in NYS and their management options; both organic and conventional. Weed topics include: weed biology and identification, difference between annual, perennial and biennial weeds, grasses, sedges and broadleaf, and cool vs. warm season. The major weeds that affect vegetable crops in NYS will be discussed and their management options reviewed. 

Vineyard Site Selection

October 22, 2014
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Stone Ridge, NY


Come meet your neighbor, Harry Hansen of Feather Farms, along with Jim O'Connell of the CCE Ulster County/ENYCHP on October 22, 2014 to discuss vineyard site selection.

2014 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Conference

November 11 - November 12, 2014
Canandaigua, NY


This premier conference provides in-depth discussion on topics and issues that are critical for sellers of agricultural products. The topics the conference focuses on this year are around emerging/alternative markets and marketing methods. Presenters will include individuals who have expert knowledge and experience in how to profitably access ethnic markets and large urban populations outside of the traditional wholesale system.

Tile Drainage School

November 12, 2014
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Join Cornell Cooperative Extension for the 2014 Tile Drainage School on November 12th, 2014 from 10:00a-3:00p at the Factory Eatery, (20 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020). The cost of this meeting is $40.00 per person and includes lunch. 3 CCA CEU's in Soil and Water Management are available.
Register online at http://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=157 or by contacting Barb Johnson at (315) 866-7920.

High Tunnel School (Bath, NY)

December 2, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; registration at 9:30 AM
Bath, NY

High Tunnel School (Bath, NY)

This beginner level school is for new high tunnel growers and will focus on best management practices, with an emphasis on tomato production. The school is strongly encouraged for growers with 2 or fewer seasons of tunnel growing experience, those considering getting a tunnel in the next few seasons, or NRCS EQIP recipients.

High Tunnel School: Best Management Practices for High Tunnel Growers

December 4, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Millbrook, NY

High Tunnel School:  Best Management Practices for High Tunnel Growers

This program is focused on those new to growing in high tunnels but all are welcome
Topics covered include
• structural considerations when choosing a high tunnel
• site selection for success
• crops best suited to tunnels
• variety selection
• training, pruning and crop layout
• grower experiences and lessons learned

2014 Processing Beet and Carrot Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 8, 2014
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Batavia, NY

2014 Processing Beet and Carrot Advisory Meeting

All are invited to discuss the 2014 processing beet and carrot season in New York. Hear ideas and concerns from fellow growers and industry members. Your input is needed to set future research priorities.

2014 Processing Pea Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 8, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Batavia, NY

2014 Processing Pea Advisory Meeting

Come discuss the 2014 processing pea season with industry colleagues. Your input is needed to set priorities for future research.

Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference

December 9, 2014
Ithaca, NY


This year's conference takes place Tuesday, December 9th at Cornell University in Warren Hall.
For details, visit dyson.cornell.edu/outreach/ag_outlook_conference.php.
Registration information is forthcoming.



Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Hydroponic Vegetable Production

December 10, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Hydroponic Vegetable Production

Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Tom Ford, Extension Educator, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.

High Tunnel and Greenhouse Grower Update Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 11, 2014
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Canandaigua, NY

High Tunnel and Greenhouse Grower Update Workshop

Production of edible crops in greenhouses and high tunnels has been growing significantly in recent years but these crops present management challenges. Learn how to select the right variety of vegetables and herbs, and how to manage diseases and insects common in greenhouse production including biocontrol tactics and their role in an IPM program.

Commercial Vineyard Site Selection Workshop 1

December 15, 2014
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Troy, NY


Having the proper site is a key component of grape production. Whether you're a new grower looking to start a commercial vineyard or an experienced commercial grower looking to expand your vineyard, this workshop is for you.

The workshop at this location has been canceled due to lack of preregirstrations. If you are interested in this workshop, the second location (Hudson Valley Lab in Highland NY) is still scheduled.


2014 Processing Snap and Lima Bean Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 17, 2014
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Geneva, NY

2014 Processing Snap and Lima Bean Advisory Meeting

The processing snap and lima bean industry will meet to discuss the 2014 growing season and to set priorities for future research. Your input is needed!

2014 Processing Sweet Corn Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 17, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Geneva, NY

2014 Processing Sweet Corn Advisory Meeting

Your input is needed to set future research priorities. Come discuss the 2014 growing season with your industry peers and hear the latest research results.

Commercial Vineyard Site Selection Workshop 2

December 17, 2014
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Highland, NY


Having the proper site is a key component of grape production. Whether you're a new grower looking to start a commercial vineyard or an experienced commercial grower looking to expand your vineyard, this workshop is for you.

Spotted Wing Drosophila Winter Regional Workshops

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 17, 2014
8:30AM - 4:00PM

Spotted Wing Drosophila Winter Regional Workshops

Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), threatens the viability of every blueberry and fall raspberry grower in the state. Growers of fall raspberries, mid-late season blueberries, and day-neutral strawberries can learn how to manage SWD at three regional workshops offered by the NYS Berry Growers Association.  5.5 DEC Credits available in categories 1A, 10, 22, 23 & 24.

Regional dates (all workshops 8:30AM-4:00 PM) and locations:
December 17, 2014 Ramada Inn, 1305 Buckley Rd., Syracuse, NY Register by Dec. 10
January 14, 2015 CCE Albany Co., 24 Martin Rd., Voorheesville, NY Register by Jan. 7
March 4, 2015 Clarion Hotel, 8250 Park Rd., Batavia, NY Register by Feb. 25

For more Details and Registration click here.


ENYCHPTFVF

December 23 - February 25, 2015

Internal Use only- Guideline purchase

December 23 - March 31, 2015

KFSR

December 23 - February 13, 2015

KFSR half day only

December 23 - February 13, 2015

KFSR pre rate

December 23 - February 13, 2015

2015 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 8, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Penn Yan, NY

2015 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting

(NOTE new start time of this event - now 9:00 AM.) This course will educate produce growers on pest management, varieties and marketing issues in vegetables grown for auction. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest ID, responsible spray options, food safety and attributes of successful auction growers will be presented. 2.25 DEC Category Credits in 10, 1a and 23.

Updated Farm Food Safety (GAPs) Training for Produce Growers

January 12 - January 13, 2015
8:30 AM registration & refreshments; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training
Geneva, NY

Updated Farm Food Safety (GAPs) Training for Produce Growers

Are you a farmer interested in produce safety? Are your markets asking for food safety plans or third party verification? Do you want to understand produce safety issues and Good Agricultural Practices as well as the FSMA proposed Produce Rule and third party audits? If so, join us for this multi-day workshop on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and leave with a farm food safety plan for YOUR farm!

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Current Issues in Strawberry Pest Management

January 14, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Current Issues in Strawberry Pest Management

Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Kathy Demchak, Senior Extension Associate, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.

NY Farms to NY Plates

January 19, 2015
8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Liverpool, NY


Come hear from those involved in buying from and selling to institutions in New York State. Those involved work with institutions as large as New York State down to individual schools, hospitals,and nursing homes. Breakout sessions, trade show, and networking time will help you meet and build networks with everyone along the institutional food chain from farmers to the largest buyers in the system.

2015 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 20 - January 22, 2015
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Syracuse, NY

2015 Empire State Producers EXPO

This show 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. The Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists are involved in organizing sessions on Processing Vegetables, Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage/Cole Crops, Soil Health, Managing Herbicide Resistance, Tunnels, and Ethnic Vegetables. 

2015 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 20 - January 22, 2015
Syracuse, NY


Mark your calendars, detailed program and registration are now available.

This show 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.


ENYCHPVSVF

January 28 - March 10, 2015

2015 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 2, 2015
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Lockport, NY

2015 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

The LOF Winter School is an opportunity to provide updates on recent research results, new pest issues, disease control, new technologies, and fruit supply topics to help growers continue to compete and produce high quality fruit. There are several guest speakers from Cornell faculty, and the team. This is a duplicate school held in Wayne County on Feb. 3, 2015. There is also a concurrent session  for Spanish speaking employees at the same locations.  Lunch is included in the cost of registration. Please click here for complete schedule.  To register by mail, click here.  To register online, click here.  To sponsor winter fruit schools online, click "Sponsorship."

Tomato Health and Grafting Workshop

February 2, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Interlaken, NY

Tomato Health and Grafting Workshop

This workshop will review the latest Cornell Vegetable Program research on successful tomato production, including disease resistant varieties, high tunnel crop rotation, greenhouse container results and pest management. Participants will also learn to graft their own tomatoes with live plants. Jump start the 2015 tomato season with season extension and increased yields!

2015 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 3, 2015
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Newark, NY

2015 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

The LOF Winter School is an opportunity to provide updates on recent research results, new pest issues, disease control, new technologies, and fruit supply topics to help growers continue to compete and produce high quality fruit. There are several guest speakers from Cornell faculty, and the team. This is a duplicate school held in Niagara County on Feb. 2, 2015. There is also a concurrent session for Spanish speaking employees at the same locations. Lunch is included in the cost of registration. Please click here for complete schedule. To register by mail, click here. To register online, click here. To sponsor winter fruit schools online, click "Sponsorship."

Erie Vegetable Growers Meeting - High Tunnel School

February 4, 2015
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
East Aurora, NY

Erie Vegetable Growers Meeting - High Tunnel School

This beginner level school is for new high tunnel growers and will focus on best management practices, with an emphasis on tomato production. The school is strongly encouraged for growers with 2 or fewer seasons of tunnel growth experience, those considering getting a tunnel in the next few season, or NRCS EQIP recipients. Topics will include site selection and structural considerations, crop and variety selection, cultural management, disease management, and an experienced grower panel.

Erie Vegetable Growers Meeting - Addressing Issues in Vegetable Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 5, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Erie Vegetable Growers Meeting - Addressing Issues in Vegetable Production

All vegetable producers are encouraged to attend this day-long meeting featuring Cornell Plant Pathologist Sarah Pethybridge, Vegetable IPM Coordinator for the NYS IPM program Abby Seaman, and Regional Vegetable Specialists. Topics will include weed biology and management, herbicide resistance in weeds, disease biology and management, marketing, spotted wing drosophila management, beneficial insects and rotation in organic vegetable production systems.

Niagara Vegetable Growers Meeting - Addressing Issues in Vegetable Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Lockport, NY

Niagara Vegetable Growers Meeting - Addressing Issues in Vegetable Production

All vegetable producers are encouraged to attend this half-day meeting featuring Cornell Plant Pathologist Sarah Pethybridge, Vegetable IPM Coordinator for the NYS IPM program Abby Seaman, and Regional Vegetable Specialists. Topics will include weed biology and management, disease biology and management, marketing, and beneficial insects -how to recognize them, conserve them, and put them to work for you.

Organic Dry Bean Discussion

February 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Canandaigua, NY

Organic Dry Bean Discussion

The demand for organic dry beans in the Northeast exceeds the supply. Beans are being shipped from the Midwest to help meet the need. While there are a handful of growers already producing organic dry beans in NY it is a very small percentage of the total dry bean production in the state. The interest in this topic is broad based, and includes NY growers, shippers, a processor, brokers, and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY. The Cornell Vegetable Program is organizing a discussion on the potential opportunities and challenges of increased organic dry bean production in New York State.

Updated Farm Food Safety (GAPs) Training for Produce Growers

February 9 - February 10, 2015
8:30 AM Registration, program Runs 9 AM - 4 PM Both Days
Arcade, NY


Are you a farmer interested in produce safety? Are your markets asking for food safety plans or third party verification? Do you want to understand produce safety issues and Good Agricultural Practices as well as the FSMA proposed Produce Rule and third party audits? If so, join us for this multi-day workshop on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and leave with a farm food safety plan for YOUR farm!

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs

February 10 - February 11, 2015
8:30 AM Registration, program Runs 9 AM - 3:30 PM Both Days
Holtsville, NY


Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs
• Tuesday, February 10, 8:30 AM - Wednesday, February 11@ 3:30 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell Vegetable Program, the Lake Ontario Fruit Team, the Produce Safety Alliance, and the Cornell National GAPs program, with assistance from the New York Department of Agriculture & Markets, will be hosting a training for farm food safety or Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), including Harmonized GAPs.
In recent years, several food borne illness outbreaks in produce have made national news. Both the produce industry and the federal government have stepped up demands for fruit and vegetable farms to meet food safety practice standards. These standards are known as GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices).
A new program, Harmonized GAPs, has been developed to combine several food safety certifications into one program. New York's retail produce buyers are asking growers to adopt Harmonized GAPs certification in many cases. In response, Cornell National GAPs Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension have developed a multi-day workshop.
Tuesday, February 10
• What is GAPs?
• How does GAPs work?
• What does it mean for my farming operation?
Wednesday, February 11
• Write a farm food safety plan for your farm*

*A laptop computer is required for the second day. If you are not computer savvy, please bring a person with you that has computer knowledge and skills. If you need to borrow a computer please indicate so on the registration form.
Optional supplemental session
• Mock audit (at a participant's farm during the growing season)



Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Soil Health Through Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops

February 11, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Soil Health Through Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops

Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Carol MacNeil, Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist, and Thomas Bjorkman, Associate Professor, Cornell, will be speaking during this webinar.

CCE LOF Winter Pruning and Orchard Mechanization Tour in Orleans County

February 12, 2015
8:15-8:30 AM: Registration. Just drive in at registration and follow the Cornell Fruit Event signs!
Medina, NY


Learn on-site the concept of precision pruning and get new orchard mechanization ideas for your farm this winter. This second “Winter Pruning and Orchard Mechanization Tour” is an educational activity sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell University. 
 
Thanks to our three Sponsors (LaGasse Works, N.M. Bartlett Company, and Infaco) there is no charge to attend and lunch will be provided at the end of the tour! Just drive in at registration and follow the Cornell Fruit Event signs! 

Please pre-register by Monday February 9 so we have enough lunches. Pre-registration is mandatory for this event. Please call, or email, Kim Hazel at to register: 585-798-4265 x 26, or krh5@cornell.edu . Please also let us know how many Spanish-speaking employees you are planning to bring for this event. 

Orleans Produce Auction Winter Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 13, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Albion, NY

Orleans Produce Auction Winter Meeting

Auction growers will meet to discuss current production challenges including corn pests, aphids, vine crop diseases, and small allium production.  

Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting

February 20, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Centerville, NY

Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting

Forenoon will be a 2 hour high tunnel intensive with panel. Afternoon will include vine crop disease management, food safety and more. Lunch available for a donation.

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 24, 2015
8:30 am - 4:15 pm
Middletown, NY


Hudson Valley Commercial Vegetable Growers' School & Mini Trade Show
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 8:30 am to 4:15 pm
Villa Venezia, 2257 Goshen Turnpike
Middletown, NY 10941


Capital District Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 25, 2015
8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Albany, NY


Capital District Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 8:00 am to 4:15 pm
  (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION)
Best Western Sovereign Hotel
1228 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203


Event Offers DEC Credits

February 26, 2015
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Plattsburgh, NY


This program has been Cancelled. If you have any questions please contact our office at 518-272-4210. Northern Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Holiday Inn, 412 Route 3
Plattsburgh, NY 12901


Garlic School 2015

March 3, 2015
9:30 AM -3:00 PM
Geneva, NY

Garlic School 2015

This year's garlic school will have a broad focus on disease, insect and weed pests that growers are already dealing with or that may show up in New York from other parts of the country. Cornell pathologists and growers will discuss the latest research on Aster Yellows, a disease which has devastated the garlic industry in the Midwest, and the soil-borne diseases such as Fusarium. The latest fertility and weed control research will also be presented. Industry updates will be presented by David Stern of the NYS Garlic Seed Foundation.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Using Sanitizers in Wash Water

March 4, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Using Sanitizers in Wash Water

Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Luke LaBorde, Associate Professor, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.

Clean Up Your Veggies! Post-Harvest Handling System Workshop

March 9, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Shortsville, NY

Clean Up Your Veggies! Post-Harvest Handling System Workshop

Join NOFA-NY and Cornell Vegetable Program's Robert Hadad to learn how to design, build, and operate a small-scale, DIY post-harvest handling system! This great workshop will focus on the trifecta of good washing and handling—food safety, maintaining high quality and efficiency, and affordability for new and small growers.

Hudson Valley Garlic School HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 10th

March 10, 2015
9:30 am -2:30 pm
Highland, NY


Hudson Valley Garlic School
March 10, 2015
9:30 am to 2:30 pm (includes lunch)
Hudson Valley Research Lab
3357 US Highway 9W
Highland, NY 12528


This full-day meeting will include updates on diseases including fusarium and botrytis from Cornell University's new pathologist, Dr. Sarah Pethybridge, an update on weed control options from Christy Hoepting of the Cornell Vegetable Program and from Crystal Stewart of the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program; updates on diseases to look for including Aster Yellows and insects to look for including Leek Moth; and industry updates from David Stern.

Weed Management Workshop for Processing Vegetable and Dry Bean Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 11, 2015
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Batavia, NY

Weed Management Workshop for Processing Vegetable and Dry Bean Growers

Workshop will focus on developing a long-term plan for managing weeds and weed seed banks, selection and use of herbicides for processing vegetables and dry beans, and reducing the risk for herbicide resistant weeds.

CANCELLED: Forecasting Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lockport, NY

CANCELLED: Forecasting Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION NUMBERS. The Cornell Vegetable Program and NYS IPM will assist growers with setting up an account on the Late Blight (LB) Decision Support System (DSS) website. Learn how late blight (development) units, and fungicide (loss) units, are used to forecast when you'll need to apply a fungicide spray to YOUR farm location or fields. Get text alerts or a personal email when you are within several days of needing to spray. 

Pesticide Certification Training & Exam

March 17 - March 20, 2015
Newark, NY


Wayne County Pre-Exam Training to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator Offered by LOF and NWNY teams, Wayne CCE, and DEC.
Training Classes:
When: Tues., March 17 & Thur., March 19, 2015
           12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
           Registration begins at 12:00 pm
Where: 1581 Rt 88N, Newark, NY 14513
The Certification Exam is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2015 @12:30- 4:00pm. Register directly with DEC to take the exam.

Updated Farm Food Safety (GAPs) Training for Produce Growers

March 17 - March 18, 2015
8:30 AM registration & refreshments; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training
Arcade, NY

Updated Farm Food Safety (GAPs) Training for Produce Growers

Are you a farmer interested in produce safety? Are your markets asking for food safety plans or third party verification? Do you want to understand produce safety issues and Good Agricultural Practices as well as the FSMA proposed Produce Rule and third party audits? If so, join us for this multi-day workshop on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and leave with a farm food safety plan for YOUR farm!

2015 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 18, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LeRoy, NY

2015 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Topics to be included are: the performance and development of new varieties and breeding lines; weed management update; white mold management recommendations; Western bean cutworm risk and control; the effects of tillage, cover crops and rotation on dry bean yields. Bean dishes at lunch! The NYS Dry Bean Committee will meet right after the meeting. 

Forecasting Tomato/Potato Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 20, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Geneva, NY

Forecasting Tomato/Potato Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm

The Cornell Vegetable Program and NYS IPM will assist growers with setting up an account on the Late Blight (LB) Decision Support System (DSS) website. Learn how late blight (development) units, and fungicide (loss) units, are used to forecast when you'll need to apply a fungicide spray to YOUR farm location or fields. Get text alerts or a personal email when you are within several days of needing to spray. 

Farm Food Safety for Post-Harvest Handling and Small-Scale, Low-Cost Facility Design

March 23, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Trumansburg, NY

Farm Food Safety for Post-Harvest Handling and Small-Scale, Low-Cost Facility Design

Join NOFA-NY and Cornell Vegetable Program's Robert Hadad to learn how to design, build, and operate a small-scale, DIY post-harvest handling system! This great workshop will focus on the trifecta of good washing and handling—food safety, maintaining high quality and efficiency, and affordability for new and small growers.

High Times with High Tunnels: Greenhouse/High Tunnel Tomato Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 24, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

High Times with High Tunnels: Greenhouse/High Tunnel Tomato Workshop

Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest ID, grafting, nutrition, and attributes of successful growers will be shared.1.75 DEC credits have been requested, approval is pending. CCA credits available if requested in advance.

Two-Day GAPS training in Plattsburgh, NY

March 24 - March 25, 2015
Tuesday 8:00 am-4:00pm, Wednesday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Plattsburgh, NY


THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MARCH 24, 2014.  It will be rescheduled for mid-summer. Please watch newsletters for rescheduled date. This two-day training will walk growers through the basics of food safety during day one and will help them write a food safety plan during day two. 

The cost of registration includes lunch and refreshments. 

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Tomato Nutrition in High Tunnels

March 25, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Tomato Nutrition in High Tunnels

Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Judson Reid, Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist, and Steve Bogash, Extension Educator, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.

Northeastern NY Vineyard Workshop 1 - Vine Training and Pruning, Champlain Valley

March 28, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Morrisonville, NY


This workshop will cover the various grape vine training systems available for cold hardy varieties including vertical shoot positioning (VSP), top wire cordon (TWC), and umbrella kniffin (UK). Pros and cons of each of these systems will be discussed. Workshop will include a vine pruning demonstration.

Grape Pruning Workshp

April 3, 2015
Friday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland, NY


Join Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit/Grape Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and ENYCHP for a grape pruning demonstration on Friday April 3, 2015 at the Hudson Valley Research Lab (HVRL) at 3357 Route 9W in Highland, NY. We will start at 2:00 pm and end around 3:30 or 4:00 pm.

Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers - Kingston

April 3 - April 4, 2015
9:00 am - Noon
Kingston, NY


This training is for TREE FRUIT FARMS ONLY

We will again be offering this 3-hr training to provide "special permits" to non-certified pesticide applicators.  This will enable trained applicators to apply restricted-use pesticides during the 2015 season without "direct, on-site supervision." 

Training will be offered in English and Spanish!

Special permits issued will be for the 2015 season ONLY.  Those issued in 2014 are no longer valid.



Northeastern NY Vineyard Workshop 1 - Vine Training and Pruning, Upper Hudson Valley

April 4, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Schaghticoke,, NY


This workshop will cover the various grape vine training systems available for cold hardy varieties including vertical shoot positioning (VSP), top wire cordon (TWC), and umbrella kniffin (UK). Pros and cons of each of these systems will be discussed. Workshop will include a vine pruning demonstration.

DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 8, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM English Session / 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides. This permit is renewed annually through Special Permit Trainings. Trainings include Worker Protection Safety, non-target and environmental hazards, and prevention of the risk of exposure.

DEC Special Permit Training in Wayne Co.

April 8, 2015
8:30 AM - 12 PM English Session & 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

DEC Special Permit Training in Wayne Co.

DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides.
A DEC Special Permit is valid for one year and needs to be renewed every year unless the pesticide applicator becomes certified.

A DEC Special Permit is valid for one year and needs to be renewed every year unless the pesticide applicator becomes certified.  Please bring green "WPS Handler" cards.
  Please pre-register your non-certified applicators for this training by April 3 using the registration form (click here)

2015 Spring Berry Workshops

April 9, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guilderland, NY


These workshops will cover pruning efficiency and protocol; spring pest management including scouting for pests and optimizing control strategies. Join us for one of these workshops to learn more about berry culture and how you can minimize the impact of berry pests.

DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

April 9, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (concurrent English & Spanish sessions)
Knowlesville, NY

DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides. This permit is renewed annually through Special Permit Trainings. Trainings include Worker Protection Safety, non-target and environmental hazards, and prevention of the risk of exposure.

DEC Special Permit Training in Orleans Co.

April 9, 2015
8:30 AM - 12 PM English Session & 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM Spanish Session
Albion, NY

DEC Special Permit Training in Orleans Co.

DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides.
A DEC Special Permit is valid for one year and needs to be renewed every year unless the pesticide applicator becomes certified.

A DEC Special Permit is valid for one year and needs to be renewed every year unless the pesticide applicator becomes certified.  Please bring green "WPS Handler" cards.
Please pre-register your non-certified applicators for this training by April 3 using the registration form (click here)

Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers - Peru

April 10, 2015
9:00 am - Noon
Peru, NY


THE DATE FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED. It will now be held FRIDAY APRIL 10TH.

This training is for TREE FRUIT FARMS ONLY

We will again be offering this 3-hr training to provide "special permits" to non-certified pesticide applicators.  This will enable trained applicators to apply restricted-use pesticides during the 2015 season without "direct, on-site supervision." 

Special permits issued will be for the 2015 season ONLY.  Those issued in 2014 are no longer valid.



2015 Spring Berry Workshops

April 13, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kerhonkson, NY


These workshops will cover pruning efficiency and protocol; spring pest management including scouting for pests and optimizing control strategies. Join us for one of these workshops to learn more about berry culture and how you can minimize the impact of berry pests.

2015 Spring Berry Workshops

April 14, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newburgh, NY


These workshops will cover pruning efficiency and protocol; spring pest management including scouting for pests and optimizing control strategies. Join us for one of these workshops to learn more about berry culture and how you can minimize the impact of berry pests.

2015 Spring Berry Workshops

April 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crown Point, NY


These workshops will cover pruning efficiency and protocol; spring pest management including scouting for pests and optimizing control strategies. Join us for one of these workshops to learn more about berry culture and how you can minimize the impact of berry pests.

2015 Spring Berry Workshops

April 21, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fort Plain, NY


These workshops will cover pruning efficiency and protocol; spring pest management including scouting for pests and optimizing control strategies. Join us for one of these workshops to learn more about berry culture and how you can minimize the impact of berry pests.

Apple IPM Training - Champlain Valley

April 21, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Plattsburgh, NY


This training will provide a review of the basics of Integrated Pest Management in a classroom setting. Multiple presentations will cover the theory of IPM, major pests requiring management in commercial orchards, resources available to make management decisions (including NEWA), and an example IPM plan.  

NYS DEC Credits have been applied for.

Apple IPM Training - Capital District

April 22, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Ballston Spa, NY


This training will provide a review of the basics of Integrated Pest Management in a classroom setting. Multiple presentations will cover the theory of IPM, major pests requiring management in commercial orchards, resources available to make management decisions (including NEWA), and an example IPM plan.  

NYS DEC Credits have been applied for.

Northeastern NY Vineyard Workshop 3 - Site Evaluation and Establishment, Upper Hudson Valley

April 25, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Greenfield, NY


This workshop will cover the basic considerations for selecting a site for your future vineyard and how to establish a new planting. Mike Spiak of The Fossil Stone Vineyard will describe his experiences selecting property, preparing land, and planning their vineyards. The Champlain Valley location will include a hands-on planting workshop.

2015 NY State Wide Precision Chemical Thinning Training

April 29, 2015
2pm-4pm
Geneva, NY

2015 NY State Wide Precision Chemical Thinning Training

This year we want to educate and help more growers to be as stress-free as possible during the chemical thinning season. This training - the last one conducted by Dr. Robinson before his sabbatical leave- will be conducted at the Agricultural Research Station in Geneva on Wednesday April 29 from 2pm until 4pm (Jordan Hall staff room).

The training will also be broadcasted via WebEx to the CCE Orleans office and to remote users this year.


Internal Use only- Guideline purchase

April 30 - May 29, 2015

CANCELED: Northeastern NY Vineyard Workshop 2 - Vineyard Pest Management, Champlain Valley

May 6, 2015
Willsboro, NY


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
This workshop will cover essential vineyard pest management practices. We will cover major vineyard pests, IPM strategies, and resources available to help guide you. Andrew Landers, pesticide application technology specialist from Cornell, will provide information about effective pesticide application, including sprayer calibration. Bring your sprayer if you'd like to learn how to calibrate your own equipment.

Northeastern NY Vineyard Workshop 2 - Vineyard Pest Management, Upper Hudson Valley

May 7, 2015
4:30 - 7:00 PM
Schaghticoke, NY


This workshop will cover essential vineyard pest management practices. We will cover major vineyard pests, IPM strategies, and resources available to help guide you. Andrew Landers, pesticide application technology specialist from Cornell, will provide information about effective pesticide application, including sprayer calibration. Bring your sprayer if you'd like to learn how to calibrate your own equipment.

RESCHEDULED: Vineyard Pest Management, Champlain Valley - WEBINAR

May 13, 2015
Plattsburgh, NY


THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED (original date: Wednesday 5/6)
This webinar will cover essential vineyard pest management practices. Wayne Wilcox will cover major vineyard pests, IPM strategies, and resources available to help guide you. Andrew Landers will provide information about effective pesticide application, including sprayer calibration. 

The webinar will also be available remotely! 

CANCELED - Northeastern NY Vineyard Workshop 3 - Site Evaluation and Establishment, Champlain Valley

May 16, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Essex, NY


THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED

This workshop will cover the basic considerations for selecting a site for your future vineyard and how to establish a new planting. Jay White of Essex, NY and Mike Spiak of The Fossil Stone Vineyard will describe their experiences selecting property, preparing land, and planning their vineyards. The Champlain Valley location will include a hands-on planting workshop.

Northeastern NY Vineyard Workshop 4 - Business Management, Upper Hudson Valley

May 20, 2015
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saratoga County, NY


This workshop will cover the basics of business management for vineyards and wineries. Bob Weybright, CCE business and marketing specialist, will provide business planning guidance for establishing a vineyard. He will also discuss considerations for obtaining a winery license and marketing your wine. Sarah Johnston will provide information on risk management, and how to obtain insurance for your valuable investment.

Northeastern NY Vineyard Workshop 4 - Business Management, Champlain Valley

May 27, 2015
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Plattsburgh, NY


This workshop will cover the basics of business management for vineyards and wineries. Bob Weybright, CCE business and marketing specialist, will provide business planning guidance for establishing a vineyard. He will also discuss considerations for obtaining a winery license and marketing your wine. Sarah Johnston will provide information on risk management, and how to obtain insurance for your valuable investment.

Produce Wash Station Set up **CANCELLED**

May 27, 2015
10:30 am-1 pm
Palatine Bridge, NY, NY


**THIS PROGRAM IS BEING RESCHEDULED. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED.**Join the Cornell Vegetable Program's Robert Hadad to learn how to design, build, and operate a small-scale, DIY post-harvest handling system! This great workshop will focus on the trifecta of good washing and handling—food safety, maintaining high quality and efficiency, and affordability for new and small growers. The session starts with a discussion and hands-on demonstration of how to design and set-up your wash line, tables, and packing shed, with a focus on safe and efficient product flow to separate 'dirty' field harvested produce from the washed and “clean” final product. Next, we'll look at setting up standard operating practices covering a range of methods of washing produce, including dunking, spraying, and aerating, as well as the why and how of using organic sanitizers. This session finishes with an examination of clean-up procedures and post-harvest handling considerations, including re-cooling, packing, and storage. If you want to build or upgrade your wash lines and post-harvest handling techniques and produce a safer, longer storing product, this workshop is for you!

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday BEGINS

June 2, 2015
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday BEGINS

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!

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 9, 2015
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.

Post-Harvest Handling of Vegetables for Market

June 11, 2015
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Gainsville, NY

Post-Harvest Handling of Vegetables for Market

Join CCE and the Cornell Vegetable Program's Robert Hadad to learn how to design, build, and operate a small-scale, DIY post-harvest handling system! This workshop will focus on the trifecta of good washing and handling - food safety, maintaining high quality and efficiency, and affordability for new and small growers.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 16, 2015
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!

LOF Summer Fruit Tour -Wednesday, June 17 Featuring the Wayne County Fruit Industry

June 17, 2015
8:00 AM registration, program runs from 8:30 AM - 4 PM


Online Registration is now CLOSED - To pre-register, call Kim Hazel at 585-798-4265, ex 26.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension - Lake Ontario Summer Fruit Tour in Western NY will be held significantly earlier than usual this year due to Dr. Terence Robinson's upcoming sabbatical. It will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. We will feature tree fruit production technology and grower innovations in Wayne County. The CCE-LOF team is making plans now with Cornell University faculty, and the growers in the region for this show-and-tell day of networking with the fruit industry. At the regional tours we typically reach 250 growers from across the state.

Now accepting sponsorships for this event. Click on "Sponsorship" on the bottom of this page, then click on "View Upcoming Events for Potential Sponsorship", and then on “View Sponsorship Details” on the event. You'll have the option to pay online or via check with a mail-in registration form.

Fresh Market Vegetable Weed Management Field Days: Cultivation Options

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 22, 2015
4:00 - 7:45 PM
Batavia, NY

Fresh Market Vegetable Weed Management Field Days: Cultivation Options

Research and Extension Educators will be leading demonstrations and answering questions on cultural and mechanical weed management options for fresh market vegetable growers. Equipment options and considerations will be discussed. CCA and DEC credits will be available.

Fresh Market Vegetable Weed Management Field Days: Weed Management in Veg Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 23, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Batavia, NY

Fresh Market Vegetable Weed Management Field Days: Weed Management in Veg Production

Research and Extension Educators will be leading demonstration site tours and answering questions on cultural and mechanical weed management options for fresh market vegetable growers. Equipment options and considerations will be discussed and industry representatives will be on-hand to comment on their products. CCA and DEC credits will be available.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 23, 2015
8:31 - 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.

2015 Champlain Summer Orchard Tour

June 30, 2015
9:30am - 4:00pm


Cornell Cooperative Extension and the UVM Apple Program invites area growers to join us on a tour of orchards in the southern Champlain Valley of Vermont and New York. Pack a lunch and join the caravan as we share ideas with our hosts and each other.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 30, 2015
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!

2015 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting: Weed Control Extravaganza

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 1, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:25 PM
Elba, NY

2015 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting: Weed Control Extravaganza

Vegetable Specialist Christy Hoepting leads this annual meeting featuring exciting new weed control options and novel approaches to weed control. See 2015 on-farm trial results and demonstrations. 1.75 DEC credits available in categories 1A, 10, and 23.

Grapevine Canopy Management Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 7, 2015
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Wallkill, NY


Come join Jim O'Connell berry and grape educator for Cornell Cooperative Eastern New York Commerical Horticulture Program and Ulster County, with guest speaker Hans Walter-Peterson of the Finger Lakes Grape Program for a twilight meeting at Magnanini Far Winery in Wallkill. Hans will discuss the basics of vine canopy management and its importance in pest management and fruit load.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 7, 2015
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.

Crop Quality Control on Small-Scale Organic Farms & High Tunnels

July 8, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Eden, NY

Crop Quality Control on Small-Scale Organic Farms & High Tunnels

Tour several acres of cultivated fields to learn how the Falkowskis produce quality organic produce, and market it through direct-to-consumer opportunities. Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Judson Reid will lead a demonstration and discussion of tomato pruning and other high tunnel production practices that improve quality, especially in organic systems. There will be time to network and ask questions.

Hard Cider Producer and Apple Grower Networking Meeting

July 8, 2015
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Interlaken, NY


Join us for the first state-wide CCE Hard Cider Producer and Apple Grower Networking Meeting.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 14, 2015
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!

CANCELLED 2-Day GAPs Training in Peru

July 20 - July 21, 2015
Monday 8:30AM - 5:00PM, Tuesday 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Peru, NY


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

This two-day training will walk growers through the basics of food safety during day one and will help them write a food safety plan during day two. 

This training course will result in receiving the certificate which satisfies the training requirement for the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.

Blueberry Variety Review Field Day

July 21, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Schuylerville, NY

Blueberry Variety Review Field Day

Byron Winney has one of the largest plantings of blueberries in the state. Look at and taste more than a dozen different varieties and learn about winter hardiness, plant form, fruiting characteristics, plant longevity and pest tolerance first hand. There is no charge for this workshop, but please help us plan and register by calling Marcie at 518-272-4210. If you have questions, give Laura a call at 518-791-5038. The workshop is a rain or shine event.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 21, 2015
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.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Allegany County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 21, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fillmore, NY

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Allegany 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 will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. 

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Orleans County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 22, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Medina, NY

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. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. 

Attention Apple Growers - Your Participation is Needed in a Climate Change Online Survey

July 23 - August 31, 2015


The Department of Geography and Planning at Buffalo State is conducting a study concerning changing weather patterns and their impact on apple growers in Western and Central New York. With the help of Craig Kahlke from the CCE, key areas of interest have been identified and with your first hand observations, changes in these key areas will be able to be identified and assessed for their impact on the local apple industry. We are asking any apple grower in the region, no matter the size of your orchard, to help us collect this data by taking a short survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/orchard_survey
Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you can opt out at any time. If you have any questions regarding the research contact Mike Borrelli at borrelm01@mail.buffalostate.edu. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a participant please contact Gina Game at gameg@buffalostate.edu. Thank you for your participation, your time, effort, and experience are greatly appreciated.

Managing Swede Midge in Organic Systems: A Twilight Trial Tour

July 23, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Almond, NY

Managing Swede Midge in Organic Systems: A Twilight Trial Tour

Join us for a twilight research trial tour with a first look at the results. See new options for organic management of Swede Midge, a devastating invasive pest of brassica crops. Learn about the Swede Midge life cycle, how to identify all stages of Swede Midge damage and see the pest and larvae. Don't let Swede Midge leave you with a field full of blind heads!

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Yates County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 24, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Yates 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 will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. 

The First Annual Eastern NY Equipment Demonstration Day

July 25, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
Hurley, NY


Come and see some of the most innovative cultivation tools being produced by the world's leading manufacturers in action on a variety of vegetables and field crops!
This is a great opportunity to see new cultivating technologies at work and learn
more about the tools these companies offer. Find out if these tools are right for your
operation before you purchase them. Not only will we be looking at these units for
vegetables, but also field corn and soybeans- so there is something for everyone.

Wash Station and Food Safety Workshop

July 27, 2015
10am - 2:00pm
Palatine Bridge, NY

Wash Station and Food Safety Workshop

Please come join the Eastern New York Commercial Vegetable Program and Robert Hadad from the Cornell Vegetable Program to learn about the process of designing, building, and operating a small-scale, post-harvest handling system.


Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 28, 2015
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!

First Fruit Tour for Spanish-speaking Employees

August 1, 2015
1pm-5pm
Albion, NY

First Fruit Tour for Spanish-speaking Employees

The CCE LOF team is organizing the first fruit summer tour for Spanish-speaking employees to be held in Orleans County from 1pm until 5pm on Saturday August 1, 2015. At each of the 5 tour stops participants will be hosted by a Spanish-speaking employee who is the owner and/or has acquired significant field experience by managing an orchard and/or a nursery operation. The entire cycle of apple production will be discussed during the tour.

The tour is FREE for your employees but a pre-registration is required by Thursday July 30. For registration, contact Kim R. Hazel krh5@cornell.edu, (585) 798-4265. For questions, contact Mario Miranda Sazo mrm67@cornell.edu, (315) 719-1318. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 4, 2015
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.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 11, 2015
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.

Soil Health Seminar Center & Demo Plots at Empire Farm Days

August 11 - August 13, 2015
9:30 AM each day
Seneca Falls, NY

Soil Health Seminar Center & Demo Plots at Empire Farm Days

Join us at the new Soil Health Seminar Center to hear and meet nationally renowned soil health researchers, industry speakers, and experienced growers. Cover crop demos, and inter-seeded soybean plots and equipment, will be nearby. Presentations will occur mornings beginning at 9:30 AM. 

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Seneca County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 12, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Romulus, NY

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 will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. 

Extended Donut Hour and Tour of 2015 Onion Thrips Research Highlights

August 18, 2015
8:30 donut hour, 9:00 AM tour
Elba, NY

Extended Donut Hour and Tour of 2015 Onion Thrips Research Highlights

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting at 8:30 to talk about onions and stay for a tour/demonstration of 2015 Onion Thrips Research Highlights with Brian Nault and Ashley Leach at 9:00 AM.

Fresh Market Vegetable Twilight Meeting in Eden

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 19, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Vegetable Twilight Meeting in Eden

Come join the Cornell Vegetable Program and Cornell faculty to learn about exciting on-farm research projects and pest updates in fresh market vegetables. Tour the Eastern Broccoli Project variety trials. Go on a crop walk to learn about major vegetable diseases and research updates. View a novel mechanical option for bird control in sweet corn and hear preliminary results on management options. FREE to attend! DEC credits have been applied for.

Limiting Bird Damage in Fruit- Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 19, 2015
8:30 am - 4:00 PM Lunch is included
Ballston Spa, NY


Gain comprehensive knowledge about successful bird management strategies in susceptible fruit crops, including sweet and tart cherry, blueberry, 'Honeycrisp' apples and wine grapes.


High Tunnel Grower Field Meeting

August 24, 2015
6pm - 8pm
Schuyler Falls, NY


Growers are invited to join a discussion about growing vegetables using season extension, protected culture and high tunnel production methods. Speakers include Amy Ivy and Crystal Stewart of the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program and Judson Reid of the Cornell Vegetable Program.  

Extending Local Strawberry Production Using Low Tunnel Technology

August 25 - September 16, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Hilton, NY


NYFVI awarded a grant to set up grower demonstrations to extend the strawberry production season using low tunnels and day neutral strawberries. Growers who are growing demonstration plots are inviting you to see the progress in the plantings at 3 sites.

There are 3 meetings across the state. Come and see if this might work for your farm.

Western NY Regional Storage Workshop - Event is Free But Pre-Registration is Required

August 28, 2015
Friday, August 28th, 10 AM - 2 PM
Newark, NY


2015 Western NY Regional Storage Workshop
Friday, August 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Wayne County CCE in Newark
In lieu of the traditional Cornell Storage Workshop in Ithaca, Chris Watkins will be doing a session in Newark on August 28, from 10:00 AM to 2 PM. Areas covered will be:
• Gala stem end browning
• storage of Honeycrisp
• DCA

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

The event is free, but please pre-register online to ensure an accurate count on lunches and handouts.
• Overview of storage issues for varieties of importance in Western NY
• Questions & Answer

Aphid Control Demo and Crop Walk

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 1, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Brockport, NY

Aphid Control Demo and Crop Walk

Aphid control demonstration in vine crops comparing pyrethroids against aphid-specific materials Beleaf, Assail, and Fulfill. Followed by a crop walk discussing pest, disease and weed control in fresh market vegetables.1.25 DEC in categories 1a, 10 and 23.

Organic Management of Swede Midge Twilight Meeting

September 1, 2015
6:30 PM
Hector, NY

Organic Management of Swede Midge Twilight Meeting

The Cornell Vegetable Program's Christy Hoepting and Cordelia Hall will share their recent research findings about swede midge, a serious pest of at-risk small-scale organic Brassica growers, including a demonstration of insect exclusion netting. 

Open House for Spotted Wing Drosophila Netting Exclusion and Fix Spray System Farm Trials

September 2, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stephentown, NY

Open House for Spotted Wing Drosophila Netting Exclusion and Fix Spray System Farm Trials

The Berry Patch at Stonewall Hill Farm produces all kinds of berries and vegetables for local retail markets. Owner Dale Ila Riggs and the NYS Berry Grower Association have helped to lead campaign to secure research funding for SWD.  


Potato Varieties, Late Blight, and Insect Management Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 2, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Marion, NY

Potato Varieties, Late Blight, and Insect Management Meeting

Potato growers have an opportunity to view standard and new fresh market potato varieties and lines, hear how to reduce risk in this year's late blight epidemic, and discuss Colorado potato beetle and other insect management.

WNY Soil Health Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 2, 2015
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Perry, NY

WNY Soil Health Field Day

Nationally recognized soil health experts Ray Archuleta, "Ray the Soils Guy," NRCS, and Frank Gibbs, known for his "tile line smoke machine," formerly NRCS, will be speaking on good soil health, and demonstrating how to evaluate your soil's health. Cover crop planting equipment will be on display and discussed, and there will be a Cover Crop Walk.

An Advanced Soil Health Morning Session will be held from 10 AM - noon, limited to 50 preregistrations. Bring a root ball, your soil health test results, and questions for discussion.

Central NY Soil Health Field Day

September 4, 2015
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Skaneateles, NY

Central NY Soil Health Field Day

Nationally recognized soil health experts Ray Archuleta, "Ray the Soils Guy," NRCS, and Frank Gibbs, known for his "tile line smoke machine," formerly NRCS, will be speaking on good soil health, and demonstrating how to evaluate your soil's health. Also, taking advantage of the Cornell Soil Health Test, and interseeding cover crops into cash crops.

Packing Shed Tour - Wayne County - Van DeWalle Packing Shed, Alton NY

September 9, 2015
1PM - 2PM
Alton, NY


This tour is open for growers and their harvest employees to see a packing shed in operation. This tours will give attendees a better understanding of the packing/marketing process and the impact that poor quality apples or culls have on packing sheds and ultimately the grower's bottom line. This is a great opportunity for your harvest employees to "see" where fresh apples go to be packed and to give them a better sense for why they spot pick and why poor quality is costly. This tour is open to Spanish speaking employees as Mario Miranda-Sazo will be present to provide Spanish interpretation.

Packing Shed Tour - Orleans County - HH Dobbins Packing Shed, Lydonville NY

September 10, 2015
1PM - 2PM
Lyndonville, NY


This tour is open for growers and their harvest employees to see a packing shed in operation. This tours will give attendees a better understanding of the packing/marketing process and the impact that poor quality apples or culls have on packing sheds and ultimately the grower's bottom line. This is a great opportunity for your harvest employees to "see" where fresh apples go to be packed and to give them a better sense for why they spot pick and why poor quality is costly. This tour is open to Spanish speaking employees as Mario Miranda-Sazo will be present to provide Spanish interpretation.

Allium School

September 14 - September 15, 2015
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Saratoga, NY and Burlington VT,

Allium School

Join Extension specialists and researchers from Cornell University, University of Vermont, and Cornell Cooperative Extension in a grower discussion and production update. 

Two locations and dates- choose the one most convenient for you
Both programs run 6:00-8:30 pm


Free, buffet dinner will be provided. Please reply by September 8 

Extending Local Strawberry Production Using Low Tunnel Technology

September 16, 2015
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Feura Bush, NY

Extending Local Strawberry Production Using Low Tunnel Technology

New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI) awarded a grant for demonstrations of day neutral strawberries under low tunnels. Day neutral strawberries are challenging to grow, but can yield great rewards for direct market growers. Low tunnels have been shown to reduce disease problems. Tim and Colleen Stanton have joined several other growers statewide to demonstrate this technology. 

2015 NYS Dry Bean Growers Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 17, 2015
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Caledonia, NY

2015 NYS Dry Bean Growers Field Meeting

View six standard and new black bean varieties in a grower-planted trial. Get an update on Sclerotinia white mold control, including info on fungicide resistance, and bacterial diseases. Hear about progress in breeding varieties with pods high on the plant, ensuring not only easier harvest, but also foliage drying to reduce disease pressure. Western bean cutworm moth counts were very high this year. Hear reports on pod and/or bean damage. 1.0 DEC credits available.

Root Crops Twilight meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 29, 2015
4pm-6pm
Hurley, NY

Root Crops Twilight meeting

Farmers are invited to tour 18 varieties of beets, over 25 varieties of carrots, and 7 varieties of parsnips and to learn about their disease resistance, eating quality, and yield potential.

Featured speakers will be pathologist Dr. Sarah Pethybridge from the Cornell University Geneva Experiment Station, Jan van der Heide from Bejo Seeds, and Lisa Ward from Sakata. Ridge cultivation of carrots will also be discussed. Bring your questions, challenges, and an appetite. All crops will be available to sample.

To register: please call Marcie at 518-272-4210 or register with the link listed above 

Growing Vegetables in High Tunnels: How to Get Started and Maximize Your Return on Investment

October 28, 2015
6:30 PM
Little Valley, NY

Growing Vegetables in High Tunnels: How to Get Started and Maximize Your Return on Investment

High tunnel greenhouses are increasingly used by New York vegetable farmers. In this educational session, Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Judson Reid will cover how to get started in tunnels and maximize return on investment.

CRAVE Conference

November 4, 2015
8:30am - 3:30pm
Ithaca, NY


The annual CRAVE (Cornell Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology) conference features 15 minute presentations by Cornell faculty, extension associates, and graduate students on current extension and research topics of their choice. For this year's conference, we would like to invite you to log on for as little or as much time as you want to hear cutting-edge presentations about viticulture, enology, economics and more. Find out what Cornell Research and Extension faculty and staff have been up to this past year.

CCE ENYCHP Pumpkin Variety Trial

Event Offers DEC Credits

November 10, 2015
1:00pm-3pm
Melrose, NY

CCE ENYCHP Pumpkin Variety Trial

Come see and learn about 20 different varieties of pumpkins!

This event will be run by Charles Bornt.

DEC credits have been approved. 1.5 credits for categories 10, 1A & 23


Northeast SARE Unifying Resistance Management Education for Vegetable & Fruit Production

November 30 - December 10, 2015
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Northeast SARE Unifying Resistance Management Education for Vegetable & Fruit Production

A "train the trainer" webinar series

Northeastern Extension personnel, IPM scouts, ag suppliers, and
industry representatives are invited to participate in this educational series to create a unified approach to delivering resistance management (RM) education to Northeastern producers.

 


Organic Dry Bean Discussion Group

December 1, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Canandaigua, NY

Organic Dry Bean Discussion Group

We will continue our discussion and networking on the potential opportunities and challenges of increased organic dry bean production in New York State. The demand for organic dry beans continues to increase. While there are a number of growers producing organic dry beans in NY it is a very small percentage of the total dry bean production in the state. The interest in this topic is broad based, and includes growers, shippers, processors, brokers, NY Certified Organic, and NOFA-NY.

Apple Growers - Please Help a Grad Student by Filling out a Short Online Survey on Climate Change

December 8 - March 31, 2015
Ongoing - Quick survey


My name is Michael Borrelli and I am a Masters of Arts candidate at Buffalo State College in the Great Lakes Ecosystem Science Program and I am conducting research on how climate change is impacting the apple industry in Western and Central New York. Having grown up on a family farm near Rochester, I have always had an interest in how changes in the environment and climate impact the natural and agricultural world.

In order to identify these impacts I need to reach out to apple growers, like yourselves, who are experiencing these impacts and challenges first hand. Your observations, stories and experiences are essential to this project. Working with Craig Kahlke from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, I have identified key questions for analysis that I would like your help in answering in the form of a 10 to 15 minute web survey located at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/orchard_survey.

If you would prefer to do the survey on paper, face to face, or over the phone; my contact information is at the end of this email and we can set up a time. The data collected from the survey will be kept confidential and be used to complete my graduate thesis. Any results will be shared with the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

The goal of this research will be to identify what climate impacts apple growers have experienced in their orchards over time. Another secondary goal will be to identify what measures orchardists are taking to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of a changing climate going forward and how apple growers view its impact on their businesses and lively hood.

I would like to thank you for your interest in my research and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at borrelm01@mail.buffalostate.edu or my cell phone at 585-503-7546. I look forward to working with you!
Sincerely,
Michael Borrelli

Finger Lakes Soil Health Grower Discussion Group

December 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Stanley, NY

Finger Lakes Soil Health Grower Discussion Group

GROWERS interested in improving their soil health for improved farm profitability and soil resilience with changing weather are invited to attend. This discussion group focuses on discussing options and sharing experiences related to reducing tillage, increasing cover crops, improving crop rotations, using manure/compost, and choosing/modifying equipment.

You're Invited To The WNY Food Hub Grower Meeting!

December 9, 2015
11 AM - 1 PM
Cheektowaga, NY


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 will provide technical assistance and support for farmers interested in selling to the Western NY Food Hub. Eden Valley Growers, along with their project partners Cornell Cooperative Extension and Field & Fork Network, will host the meeting.The meeting will be in room 112, access through the southeast entrance facing the back parking lot.

2015 Processing Snap Bean Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 14, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Geneva, NY

2015 Processing Snap Bean Advisory Meeting

The processing snap bean industry will meet to discuss the 2015 growing season and to set priorities for future research. Your input is needed! Come early for a complimentary lunch at noon with invited speaker Dr. Paul Mitchell, University of Wisconsin - Madison providing an update on the Specialty Crops Research Initiative Multistate Project "Building Market Foundations for Sustainable Vegetable Production and Processing."

2015 Processing Sweet Corn Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 14, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Geneva, NY

2015 Processing Sweet Corn Advisory Meeting

Your input is needed to set future research priorities. Come discuss the 2015 growing season with your industry peers and hear the latest research results. Complimentary lunch provided following the meeting with invited speaker Dr. Paul Mitchell, University of Wisconsin - Madison providing an update on the Specialty Crops Research Initiative Multistate Project "Building Market Foundations for Sustainable Vegetable Production and Processing."

2015 Processing Beet and Carrot Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 16, 2015
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Batavia, NY

2015 Processing Beet and Carrot Advisory Meeting

All are invited to discuss the 2015 processing beet and carrot season in New York. Hear ideas and concerns from fellow growers and industry members. Your input is needed to set future research priorities.

2015 Processing Lima Bean Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 16, 2015
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Batavia, NY

2015 Processing Lima Bean Advisory Meeting

The processing lima bean industry will meet to discuss the 2015 growing season and to set priorities for future research. Your input is needed!

2015 Processing Pea Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Batavia, NY

2015 Processing Pea Advisory Meeting

Come discuss the 2015 processing pea season with industry colleagues. Your input is needed to set priorities for future research.

2015 Upstate New York Potato Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 17, 2015
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Canandaigua, NY

2015 Upstate New York Potato Advisory Meeting

Growers, consultants, processors, packers, extension, college and agency personnel are encouraged to come and discuss the concerns, needs and opportunities of the Upstate NY potato industry. We will begin with a Roundtable for everyone to share their concerns and interests. Growers are asked to bring ideas for needed research, extension programming, and industry projects. DEC and CCA credits will be available.

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Yates)

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 7, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Yates)

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. An anticipated 1.0 hours of content is eligible for re-certification credits.

Northeast Beginning Farmer Project Online Courses

January 12 - April 19, 2016

Northeast Beginning Farmer Project Online Courses

The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the winter roster of online courses available through its Northeast Beginning Farmer Project. These courses help farmers learn from the latest research-based education.

Pot Luck Dinner

January 13, 2016
6pm - 8pm
Castleton-On-Hudson, NY


Jim O'Connell Grape and Berry educator has set up pot lucks across the region to get to know growers more. Come join him for an educational discussion and dinner on January 13, 2016.

2016 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 19 - January 21, 2016
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Syracuse, NY

2016 Empire State Producers EXPO

This show 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. The Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists are involved in organizing sessions on Processing Vegetables, Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage/Cole Crops, Soil Health, Weed Management, Climate Change, Beginning Farmers, High Tunnels, and Specialty Vegetables. 

2016 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 19 - January 21, 2016
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Syracuse, NY


This show 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.

The Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists are involved in organizing sessions on Processing Vegetables, Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage/Cole Crops, Soil Health, Weed Management, Climate Change, Beginning Farmers, High Tunnels, and Specialty Vegetables.

Registration is open now on the NYS Vegetable Growers Association website:
http://nysvga.org/expo/information/

LOF WFS Lockport Feb 1 - Online Pre-registration Closed - Contact Kim Hazel to pre-register

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 1, 2016
All day


February 1, 2016 - CCE of Niagara, Lockport, NY 

Pre-registration closed on website, please call or email Kim Hazel at 585-798-4265 ext 26 to give her your registration info.

LOF WFS Newark Feb 2 - Online Pre-registration Closed - Contact Kim Hazel to pre-register

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 2, 2016
All day


February 1, 2016 - CCE of Niagara, Lockport, NY 

Pre-registration closed on website, please call or email Kim Hazel at 585-798-4265 ext 26, krh5@cornell.edu
to give her your registration info.

Global GAP IFA v.5 Updates Training

February 3 - February 4, 2016
9 am - 3 pm
Albion & Newark, NY


See flyers, Feb 3 program is at CCE Orleans, 12690 NYS Rte 31, Albion NY 14411

See flyers, Feb 4 program is at CCE Wayne, 1581 NYS Rte 88, Newark, NY 14513

Seneca Produce Auction Greenhouse Growers Meeting

February 17, 2016
12:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Romulus, NY

Seneca Produce Auction Greenhouse Growers Meeting

This meeting for produce auction growers will include information on making flowers profitable for auction sales, growth regulators, vegetable transplant production, alkalinity and irrigation, and principals of acidification. This will be a fairly informal, discussion oriented meeting.

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Orleans)

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 18, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Albion, NY

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Orleans)

This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties, soil management, and marketing issues in open field and high tunnel vegetables. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, managing pests (weeds, diseases, birds), cultural management and appropriate spray options.

There will 3 grower panels during this event. Weed control and Best Management Practices for Auction will be discussed by the first panel. A sweet corn grower panel will discuss varieties, seeding dates, and auction sales. The final grower panel will focus on soil management for Orleans County clay. 

Balanced Pruning Workshop

February 19, 2016
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Old Chatham, NY

Balanced Pruning Workshop

Come learn about balanced pruning in grapes. Guest speaker Hans Walter-Peterson from the FLGP.

Irrigation Water Regulations, Traceability, and Recall: Info for Produce Farmers Concerning FSMA

February 22, 2016
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Geneva, NY

Irrigation Water Regulations, Traceability, and Recall: Info for Produce Farmers Concerning FSMA

This meeting will provide information and answers to questions on several of the more complicated sections of the new FSMA regulations going into effect for produce growers. There will be a focus on irrigation water and what is required for testing your water sources, record keeping, how to set up a meaningful traceability program, and how to conduct a recall.

Irrigation Water Regulations, Traceability, and Recall: Info for Produce Farmers Concerning FSMA

February 22, 2016
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Geneva, NY

Irrigation Water Regulations, Traceability, and Recall: Info for Produce Farmers Concerning FSMA

This meeting will provide information and answers to questions on several of the more complicated sections of the new FSMA regulations going into effect for produce growers. There will be a focus on irrigation water and what is required for testing your water sources, record keeping, how to set up a meaningful traceability program, and how to conduct a recall.

2016 Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting

February 23, 2016
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Centerville, NY

2016 Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting

Come and learn how to make a profit at produce auctions! Speakers from other New York and Pennsylvania auctions plus Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell will provide attendees will information on flower production, small fruit, Food Safety Modernization Act impacts on auctions, nutrient management, high tunnel tomato production, and simplified hoop tomato house production. The benefits of having an auction and how to encourage new growers will also be discussed.

2016 Capital District Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 24, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Albany, NY

2016 Capital District Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!

2016 CCE LOF Winter Spanish-Speaking Fruit Schools

February 24 - November 30, -0001


February 23, 2016 - Zingler Farms Inc.   Orleans Co.
February 24, 2016 - KC Bailey Orchards Inc.   Wayne Co.
Please pre-register.

This full day event will include talks will introduce workers to basic and applied pomological and pest management concepts and modern apple pruning practices in the Spanish language. Lunch will be included and covered by the $15 pre-registration, due to limited space please pre-register.

click on detail for Agenda & Registration opportunities.



2016 Hudson Valley Commercial Vegetable Growers' School & Mini Trade Show

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 25, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kingston, NY

2016 Hudson Valley Commercial Vegetable Growers' School & Mini Trade Show

Attention Hudson Valley Vegetable Growers!

Hudson Valley Commercial Vegetable Growers' School & Mini Trade Show
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Best Western Plus of Kingston, 503 Washington Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
We have received 4.0 DEC Recertification credits for this location in Categories 1A, 23 and 10.

Click here for the full agenda
Click here for the registration form
Click here to register and pay on-line


Erie County Vegetable Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
East Aurora, NY

Erie County Vegetable Growers Meeting

Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists will present research updates on sweet corn bird and weed management; living mulch; and the final ruling of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - what it means for your farm planning, training and timelines. Dr. Elizabeth Lamb, NYS Integrated Pest Management Program, will discuss IPM in greenhouse vegetable transplants; Allen Young, NRCS Erie County, will discuss cover crops; and Megan Burley, CCE Erie County, will lead a marketing roundtable session. Discussions will be led during lunch about fresh market vegetable research priorities and needs, and the Western NY Food Hub. 

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight Risk for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 29, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Canandaigua and East Aurora, NY

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight Risk for YOUR Farm

Learn how to use the late blight forecast tool on your farm. Participants will set up their personal farm accounts on the Late Blight Decision Support System (DSS) website, defining the location of their farm/fields, and their varieties. Users can sign up for email/text alerts regarding when fungicide sprays are needed. Once basic farm/crop information is in a user's account, they can access DSS reports and input fungicide sprays by smartphone or tablet.   

Niagara County Vegetable and Small Fruit Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM vegetables; 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM fruit
Lockport, NY

Niagara County Vegetable and Small Fruit Grower Meeting

The morning vegetable program will include presentations on research updates on sweet corn bird and weed management; the final ruling of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - what it means for your farm; new developments for managing insect pests and diseases in Cole crops; and living much. Fresh market vegetable research priorities and needs will be discussed and the Western NY Food Hub.

The afternoon berry program will include presentations by Cornell faculty - Kerik Cox, Greg Loeb, Marvin Pritts, and Courtney Weber. The talks will include time for questions and will address current issues in strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

Niagara County Vegetable and Small Fruit Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM vegetables; 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM small fruit
Lockport, NY


The morning vegetable program will include presentations on research updates on sweet corn bird and weed management; the final ruling of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - what it means for your farm; new developments for managing insect pests and diseases in Cole crops; and living much. Fresh market vegetable research priorities and needs will be discussed and the Western NY Food Hub.

The afternoon berry program will include presentations by Cornell faculty - Kerik Cox, Greg Loeb, Marvin Pritts, and Courtney Weber. The talks will include time for questions and will address current issues in strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

1.5 Continuing Education DEC Credits are available for the afternoon berry program.

Farm Food Safety with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training

March 7 - March 8, 2016
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
East Aurora, NY


Attendees will receive detailed instruction about food safety on the farm for Day 1. For those needing or interested in a third party audit for certification, Day 2 will help you write a food safety plan needed for audit. Open to all fresh market produce farmers, especially those who may want to sell through the Eden Valley Food Hub.

Organized by the Western NY Food Hub at Eden Valley Growers, Harvest New York, the Cornell Vegetable Program, and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Cost: TBD.  Pre-registration will be required.

For more information, contact Robert Hadad at : cvp.cce.cornell.edu/specialist.php?id=9

Farm Food Safety with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training

March 7 - March 8, 2016
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Farm Food Safety with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training

Attendees will receive detailed instruction about food safety on the farm for Day 1. For those needing or interested in a third party audit for certification, Day 2 will help you write a food safety plan needed for audit. Open to all fresh market produce farmers, especially those who may want to sell through the Eden Valley Food Hub.

2016 Onion School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 8, 2016
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Middletown, NY

2016 Onion School

Cost:

At the Door
$80.00 ENYCHP/CCE Orange Enrollee
$95.00 Non-ENYCHP Enrollee

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Chautauqua)

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 10, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Clymer, NY

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Chautauqua)

Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in open field and high tunnel vegetables. Topics include bird control in sweet corn, vine crop pest management, a cover crop and crop rotation discussion, high tunnel tomato disease management, the Food Safety Modernization act and the impact on auction growers, and swede midge management. Disease resistant varieties, cultural management and appropriate spray options will be discussed.

Respirator Fit Test Workshop (CANCELED)

March 14, 2016
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Highland, NY


Jim O'Connell has partnered with NYCAMH for a respirator fit test workshop

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

Effective Orchard Spraying - Hudson Valley- FULL

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2016
9:00am-3:15pm
Highland, NY


THS EVENT IS FULL.

Through this full-day day course on Effective Orchard Spraying growers will learn how to improve their timeliness and therefore apply sprays when needed and not be forever chasing the calendar. Correct application at the correct time will allow growers to make better use of their spray over the season.


Northern Veg School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2016
8:30am - 3:00pm
Keeseville, NY


This day long program covers root crops, garlic and greens in the morning, and pest management strategies in the afternoon. Special Guest Speaker is Paul Arnold from Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, NY.

Pesticide Certification Training & Exam

March 15 - March 17, 2016
Albion, NY


Orleans County Pre-Exam Training to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator Offered by LOF and NWNY teams, Orleans CCE, and DEC.
Training Classes:
When:  March 15 & March 17, 2016
            8:00am - 12:00pm
            Registration begins at 7:45am
Where: 12690 Rt 31, Albion, NY 14411
The Certification Exam is scheduled for March 24, 2016 @11am. Register directly with DEC to take the exam.

2016 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LeRoy, NY

2016 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Join us for production updates on Western bean cutworm, white mold, varieties and bean breeding, and soil health. There will be a marketing update from Tim McGreevy, CEO, American Pulse Association, Moscow, ID, on: 2016 - International Year of Pulses: Why they are the Future of Food (dry beans/peas, lentils, chickpeas are pulses).

In addition, final results of Robin Bellinder's reduced tillage dry bean weed control trials, and trials of potential new dry bean herbicides, will be reported. Food safety practices and documentation required by buyers will be covered. There will also be a report from the Organic Dry Bean Discussion Group.

2016 Northeastern New York and Vermont Winter Grape School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 17, 2016
8:00am-4:00pm
Lake George, NY

2016 Northeastern New York and Vermont Winter Grape School

The ENYCHP and the UVM Grape Program is offering a one day educational program on Cold Climate Grapes for current or prospective growers in Northeastern NY and VT.


 


Guidelines

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 17, 2016
8:00am-4:00pm
Lake George, NY


The ENYCHP and the UVM Grape Program is offering a one day educational program on Cold Climate Grapes for current or prospective growers in Northeastern NY and VT.


 


Vegetable School (Chautauqua County)

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 17, 2016
12:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Jamestown, NY

Vegetable School (Chautauqua County)

Meet the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists and learn about their programs supporting Western NY vegetable growers: disease and weed management in fresh market vegetables, what does the Food Safety Modernization Act mean for your farm, new developments for managing insect pests and diseases in Cole crops, high tunnel and season extension, improving soil health, and issues affecting processing vegetable crop production.

Blueberry Pruning Workshop

March 18, 2016
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Red Hook, NY

Blueberry Pruning Workshop

Jim O'Connell, Grape and Berry Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Eastern NY will lead a pruning demonstration on mature blueberries.

Effective Orchard Spraying

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 22, 2016
8:30am - 3:15pm
Albion, NY


Registration is Closed! This class is full sorry for any inconvenience.

Growers will understand how to improve their timeliness and therefore apply sprays when needed and not be forever chasing the calendar.  Correct application at the correct time will allow growers to make better use of their spray over the season.

Please pre-register as space is limited.

Pot Luck Dinner

March 23, 2016
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Marlboro, NY


Jim O'Connell Grape and Berry educator has set up pot lucks across the region to get to know growers more.

Vegetable School (Cattaraugus County) - CANCELLED

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 23, 2016
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Ellicottville, NY

Vegetable School (Cattaraugus County) - CANCELLED

This meeting is cancelled. Growers in the area can expect our Fresh Market Vegetable Specialists to host a meeting soon! Details will be announced in VegEdge newsletter and on our website.

2016 Small Fruit Regional School - Berry Production Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 24, 2016
9am - 3:30pm
Ballston Spa, NY

2016 Small Fruit Regional School - Berry Production Workshop

Mark your calendars!
Cornell Berry Production Workshop


2.5 - 3 DEC credits have been applied for in categories 1A, 10, 22 and 23


Navigating NEWA for Apple Growers - Champlain Valley- CANCELED

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 31, 2016
8:30am - 12:30pm
Chazy, NY

Navigating NEWA for Apple Growers - Champlain Valley- CANCELED

This event has been CANCELED

A Hands-On Workshop for Apple Growers

***A Laptop is REQUIRED***

At this half-day workshop, learn the ins-and-outs of the NEWA system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications). 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
$10 per person
Registration Deadline March 24th 

Berry Processing Workshop

April 1, 2016
10:00am-2:00pm
Stottville, NY

Berry Processing Workshop

Berry growers and prospective food processors will learn about becoming a small scale food processor. Basic standards for commercial kitchens, food safety considerations, standard hot pack methodology and equipment necessary will be covered. Hands on activities will be included.

Navigating NEWA for Apple Growers - Capital District

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 1, 2016
8:30am - 12:30pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Navigating NEWA for Apple Growers - Capital District

A Hands-On Workshop for Apple Growers

***A Laptop is REQUIRED***

At this half-day workshop, learn the ins-and-outs of the NEWA system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications). 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
$10 per person
Registration Deadline March 24th 

Worker Portection Standard & DEC Special Permit Training 2016

April 5 - November 30, -0001


DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides.
A DEC Special Permit is valid for one year and needs to be renewed every year unless the pesticide applicator becomes certified. Please note there have been changes made to this training.  Click View Details below for more information.
Please pre-register your non-certified applicators for this training by April 1 using the registration form (click here).


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

April 5, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM English Session / 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

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

Special Permit training program has been revised to address issues raised by the DEC. Note: 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 by this Special Permit include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Voliam Xpress, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

Workers requiring general pesticide training who do not need special permits will not be tested, but will still receive a course participation certificate and Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler card.

Field and Produce Pest Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 6, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Conewango Valley, NY

Field and Produce Pest Meeting

This course will educate growers on weed, disease and pest management in field crops and vegetables. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pests and diseases, cultural management and appropriate herbicide options. 

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

April 6, 2016
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM English & Spanish sessions
Albion, NY

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

Special Permit training program has been revised to address issues raised by the DEC. Note: 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 by this Special Permit include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Voliam Xpress, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

Workers requiring general pesticide training who do not need special permits will not be tested, but will still receive a course participation certificate and Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler card.

Effective Orchard Spraying - Champlain Valley

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 7, 2016
9:00am - 3:15pm
Peru, NY

Effective Orchard Spraying - Champlain Valley

Through this full-day day course on Effective Orchard Spraying growers will learn how to improve their timeliness and therefore apply sprays when needed and not be forever chasing the calendar. Correct application at the correct time will allow growers to make better use of their spray over the season.


English Session- Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

April 7, 2016
8:00am - 12:00pm
Hyde Park, NY

English Session- Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

This training is for English speakers.


We will again hold training programs so that DEC can issue "special permits" to these non-certified applicators that work under the supervision of a private certified applicator. This "special permit" will enable trained workers to apply restricted-use pesticides to tree fruit for the 2016 season without "direct, on-site supervision". These DEC "special permits" are being made available to assist individuals who have difficulty taking English written tests and are therefor not certified.

Supervisor Requirements: The supervising certified applicator is required to attend the beginning portion of the English Speaking session.

Registration Must be completed by Thursday, March 31, 2016.  No walk-ins will be taken.



 

 

 


Pot Luck Dinner

April 7, 2016
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Warwick, NY


Jim O'Connell Grape and Berry educator has set up pot lucks across the region to get to know growers more.

Spanish Session- Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

April 7, 2016
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyde Park, NY

Spanish Session- Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

This training is for Spanish speakers.


We will again hold training programs so that DEC can issue "special permits" to these non-certified applicators that work under the supervision of a private certified applicator. This "special permit" will enable trained workers to apply restricted-use pesticides to tree fruit for the 2016 season without "direct, on-site supervision". These DEC "special permits" are being made available to assist individuals who have difficulty taking English written tests and are therefor not certified.

Supervisor Requirements: The supervising certified applicator is required to attend the beginning portion of the English Speaking session.

Registration Must be completed by Thursday, March 31, 2016.  No walk-ins will be taken.


CANCELED - Effective Vineyard Spraying

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 9, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Plattsburgh, NY

CANCELED - Effective Vineyard Spraying

***This event has been canceled***

 Through this half-day day course on Effective Vineyard Spraying growers will learn how to improve their timeliness and therefore apply sprays when needed and not be forever chasing the calendar. Correct ap-plication at the correct time will allow growers to make better use of their spray over the season.

Understanding and Managing Soils for Top Vegetable Production

April 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fillmore, NY

Understanding and Managing Soils for Top Vegetable Production

Soil is made up of minerals, live and dead organic materials, and pore space (for air and water). The proportions and interactions of these parts determine whether a soil is healthy, supporting top vegetable production, or is in poor health, resulting in crop stress and increased soil-borne disease.

This workshop will cover the biology, physical condition, and chemistry of a healthy, productive soil. The Cornell Soil Health Test will be described, and examples of test results for area farms will be shown. Ways to improve the health and productivity of your soil will be discussed. How to sample soil for accurate nutrient analysis will be demonstrated. The Cornell pH Test Kit (do-it-yourself) will be shown, and participants will have the opportunity to test their own soils. Be sure to bring a soil sample! Part of this workshop will be in the field or high tunnel.

Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

April 22, 2016
9:00am - 12:00pm
Peru, NY


We will again hold training programs so that DEC can issue "special permits" to these non-certified applicators that work under the supervision of a private certified applicator. This "special permit" will enable trained workers to apply restricted-use pesticides to tree fruit for the 2016 season without "direct, on-site supervision". These DEC "special permits" are being made available to assist individuals who have difficulty taking English written tests and are therefor not certified.

Supervisor Requirements: The supervising certified applicator is required to attend the beginning portion of the session (Free of Charge).

Registration Must be completed by Monday, April 18, 2016.  No walk-ins will be taken.



 

 

 


Alternative Grapevine Propagation Study - Field Meeting 1

April 30, 2016
1:00 PM
Morrisonville, NY


Richard Lamoy owner of Hid-In-Pines Vineyard, has been awarded a Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) grant to study and evaluate a more efficient and economical way to propagate and transplant grape vines for vineyard expansion. This project will evaluate a method of propagating vines from smaller cuttings into cell plug trays and planted with a transplanter.

This will be the first of two planned field meetings related to the project. 

Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 5, 2016
2:30pm- 4:30pm
Hudson, NY


Please join Dan Donahue, ENYCHP Specialist, and a cadre of experienced pomologists to review and discuss the tree fruit season to date in the Hudson Valley.  This event is free of charge, and no registration is required.

Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 12, 2016
10am-12pm
Clintondale, NY


Join Dan Donahue, ENYCHP Specialist,and a cadre of experienced pomologists to review and discuss the tree fruit season to date in the Hudson Valley.  This event is free of charge and does not require registration.
 


Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 12, 2016
Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting
Hudson, NY


Please join Dan Donahue, ENYCHP Specialist, and a cadre of experienced pomologists to review and discuss the tree fruit season to date in the Hudson Valley.  This event is free of charge, and no registration is required.

"Fruit Set" Thinning Meetings in Western NY

June 1, 2016
9:30am Wayne County; 2:30pm Orleans County


9:30 AM - Wayne County 

Datthyn Fruit Farm
6391 Hill Rd.
Sodus, NY 14551


2:30pm - Orleans County

HH Dobbins, Inc (RF Bentley Farm)
11670 Alps Rd.
Lyndonville, NY 14098

Click on details for more information

Two Day GAPS training in One Day

June 1, 2016
8:30AM - 9PM
Tyrone, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County will be hosting a GAPs training and Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop.

Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Time: 8:30AM - 9:00PM
Location: Tyrone Fire Hall, 3600 State Route 226, Tyrone, NY 14887
Cost: $20
Register with CCE Steuben by May 31, 2016 by calling 607-664-2300 or emailing Stephanie at sms64@cornell.edu
Click here for more information.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 7, 2016
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.

Hands-on Field and Vegetable Pest Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 8, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cattaraugus, NY

Hands-on Field and Vegetable Pest Management

This course will educate growers on weed and insect identification and management in mixed field crop and vegetable systems; with additional focus on integrated weed management. Topics such as resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management and appropriate spray options will be included

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 14, 2016
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!

Sprayer Efficiency Twilight Meeting: Capital Region

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 15, 2016
6pm-8pm
Melrose, NY

Sprayer Efficiency Twilight Meeting: Capital Region

Join ENYCHP and Andrew Landers of Cornell University for a Twilight Meeting to discuss sprayer efficiency.

Commercial Cider Production Workshop

June 16, 2016
9AM - 3:30PM
Winchester, VA


When: Thursday, June 16th 9:00am - 3:30pm
Where: Alson H. Smith, Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center
595 Laurel Grove Road, Winchester, Virginia 22602
Who: Beginning & Established Commercial Cider Makers
Cost: $20.00 per person - (Registration Fee due by June 10th)

Oswego County Onion Growers Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 16, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oswego, NY

Oswego County Onion Growers Twilight Meeting

This on-farm meeting will provide crucial, in season research to aid onion growers with their management decisions to keep them profitable. The twilight meeting will emphasize strategies to prevent economic loss from onion pests and weeds. All are welcome to attend.

Sprayer Efficiency Twilight Meeting: Orange County

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 16, 2016
6pm-8pm
Goshen, NY

Sprayer Efficiency Twilight Meeting: Orange County

Join ENYCHP and Andrew Landers of Cornell University for a Twilight Meeting to discuss sprayer efficiency.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 21, 2016
8:31 - 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.

Haskap Berry Project & General Berry Site Selection Workshop

June 22, 2016
4:00pm
Pine Bush, NY

Haskap Berry Project & General Berry Site Selection Workshop

Come join Jim O'Connell and Laura McDermott of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Berry Team at Christopher Jacobs Winery at Pennings Vineyards, on June 22, 2016, where they will present the preliminary results from the Haskap berry trial. 

 
In addition to learning about Haskaps, growers will also learn about general site selection for berry crops.


Mobile Consulate Visits from Guatemala & Mexico

June 24 - July 14, 2016
9am-4pm
Lansing, NY


Mobile Consulate Visits from Guatemala & Mexico
Mary Jo Dudley, Cornell Farmworker Program

The Cornell Farmworker Program is hosting visits of the
1) Guatemalan Mobile Consulate on Friday, June 24, 2016 to Lansing from 9am-4pm at All Saints Church (347 Ridge Road) and
2) the Mexican Mobile Consulate on July 12, 13, 14 , 2016 to Geneva (new location to be confirmed soon)

Please go to find attached the flyer for the Guatemalan Consulate visit with a list of required documents. Other visits of the Mexican Consulate are being planned for late summer and early fall but we do not have the details yet.


Mary Jo Dudley
Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program
Department of Development Sociology
275H Warren Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Tel: (607) 254-5194
Fax: (607) 255-9710
Email: farmworkers@cornell.edu
Website: Farmworkers.cornell.edu


Alternative Grapevine Propagation Study - Field Meeting 2

June 26, 2016
1:00 PM
Morrisonville, NY


Learn an alternative transplanting technique that may be more efficient for planting vines.

Richard Lamoy owner of Hid-In-Pines Vineyard, has been awarded a Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) grant to study and evaluate a more efficient and economical way to propagate and transplant grape vines for vineyard expansion. This project will evaluate a method of propagating vines from smaller cuttings into cell plug trays and planted with a transplanter.

This will be the second of two planned field meetings related to the project. 

Premier Apple Forum

June 27 - June 28, 2016
M Noon - 5, T 8AM-Noon
East Syracuse, NY


See attached registration form. Deadline is June 1.

For more info, contact Bill Dodd at bill@ohioapples.com, 440.670.2883

ENYCHP Canada Farm Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 28, 2016
6:00AM-9:30PM

ENYCHP Canada Farm Tour

Please join us for an educational bus tour of several Canadian farms in Quebec
Departure
: 6:00am from Albany, NY *Pick-up stops will be planned for Saratoga, Glens Falls & Plattsburgh as needed
Return: 9:00-9:30pm Arrive in back in Albany, NY
Cost: $75 (includes bus fare, lunch and a light dinner)
Stops: Sherrington, St. Clotilde & Napierville Region of Quebec

All those attending must have a valid passport or enhanced drivers license

Please Contact Amy Ivy, with any questions: 518-561-7450, adi2@cornell.edu

Registration and Payment due by Monday, May 23rd

Please include your phone number in the online registration, so we can contact you about pick up sites.


Soil Health & Cover Crop Workshop

June 30, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Elba, NY

Soil Health & Cover Crop Workshop

Sponsored by the Western New York Soil Health Alliance, a farmer-to-farmer network, this meeting will discuss soil health basics and why to start cover cropping. Keynote speaker Jeff Rasawehr of Centerseeds and the Cover Crop Ranch Meat Company will focus on how to develop a profitable approach to managing soil health with cover crops. A farmer panel with show and discuss on-farm trials. The Cornell Vegetable Program's Darcy Telenko will talk about the Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program and the new tools available to help manage your crops.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 5, 2016
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 Vegetable Field Day: Early Disease Detection and Weed Management Options

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 6, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Batavia, NY

Fresh Market Vegetable Field Day: Early Disease Detection and Weed Management Options

View demonstration plots to exemplify early disease detection and weed 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, soil health and resistance management by CVP team members and county agriculture Educators. Regional equipment dealers and industry representatives will be invited to display equipment and new technology. CCA and DEC credits will be available.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 12, 2016
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!

Grower Twilight Meeting: Cornell Willsboro Research Farm

July 13, 2016
6:30pm- 8:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Grower Twilight Meeting: Cornell Willsboro Research Farm

Growers are invited to join the discussion of on-going vegetable production projects including cherry tomato training and high tunnel production, leaf mold resistant variety trial, summer cover crops, and this year's vegetable disease challenges.

Guest speakers include Amy Ivy of the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, Judson Reid of the Cornell Vegetable Program, Mike Davis of the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm and Christine Smart, Cornell Professor of Plant Pathology.


Twilight Meeting: Long-Term High Tunnel Soil Health and Nutrient Management for Tomato Production

July 14, 2016
6pm-8pm
Wappingers Falls, NY

Twilight Meeting: Long-Term High Tunnel Soil Health and Nutrient Management for Tomato Production

Host Obercreek Farm (Dutchess County) shares their success in managing tomato production in a high tunnel by maintaining and improving soil health and fertility, controlling pests and disease, and ensuring profitable yield and excellent quality. Sponsored by NOFA-NY through the NVFVI High Tunnel grant.

IFTA NY Study Tour 2016 will be in Western NY along with the Cornell Fruit Field Day

July 19 - July 21, 2016


Tour is full! No more spots are available for these tours.
July 19 - IFTA - Orleans County
July 20 - CFFD - NYSAES
July 21 - IFTA - Wayne County


Please visit the IFTA website for more information & registration for the Study Tour.
Please visit Cornell University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences website for more information & registration for the Cornell Fruit Field Day.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 19, 2016
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.

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Orleans County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 20, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Albion, NY

2016 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. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 26, 2016
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!

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Seneca County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 27, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Romulus, NY

2016 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. 

La Crescent Yeast/ML Wine Tasting

July 28, 2016
1-4pm
Lake George, NY


Come taste a variety of 2015 La Crescent wines from Victory View Vineyards, Lincoln Peak Vineyards and Cornell's Vinification & Brewing Lab. Compare and contrast the role of a variety of variables including site, ML timing and yeast strain. 

Online Sponsorship Opportunity (addition levels) for Washington State study tour

August 1 - August 5, 2016


Now sponsors of the Washington State study tour for next generation fruit growers can sponsor online via credit card.
Please click on view details for more information.

Online Sponsorship Opportunity for Washington State study tour for Next Generation Fruit Growers

August 1 - August 5, 2016


Now sponsors of the Washington State study tour for next generation fruit growers can sponsor online via credit card.
Please click on view details for more information.
These options can also be accessed by going to Sponsorship at bottom of page.

Fire Blight Workshop, Tuesday August 2nd, Plattsburgh, NY

August 2, 2016
10:00 AM - Noon
Plattsburgh, NY


This Tuesday, August 2nd from 10AM to Noon, we will be holding a Fire Blight Workshop in Plattsburgh, NY. The workshop will be held at the Valcour Brewing Company; this is a new establishment in downtown Plattsburgh, near the oval.

In light of the circumstances this season, Srdjan Acimovic, pathologist at the Hudson Valley Research Lab, and Dave Rosenberger, retired pathologist Hudson Valley Research Lab, will be presenting information on fire blight management, conditions that led to this season's situation, and how to predict fire blight infections in the future. 

High Tunnel Pest and Disease Management

August 2, 2016
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Phelps, NY

High Tunnel Pest and Disease Management

How can you manage your tunnel to limit losses due to pests and disease? This field day will start with identification of common high tunnel pests and diseases and effective organic control strategies, including spraying. Andy Fellenz, with support from NE-SARE, has developed and will demonstrate a boom-style high tunnel sprayer, as well as discuss the proper use of backpack and other relatively low pressure, low flow single-tip sprayers. Variety selection, rotation, cultural practices and spraying all have a place in the overall farm strategy.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 2, 2016
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.

WPS Training Events/Mock Inspections

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 3 - August 4, 2016
9:30am - 12pm


WPS Training Event/Mock Inspections

3 August 9:30AM - 12PM - Orleans County
Brown's Berry Patch/Orchard Dale Fruit Farms
1313 Oak Orchard River Rd
Waterport, NY 14571

4 August 9:30AM - 12PM - Wayne County

KC Bailey Orchards, Inc.
7383 Salmon Creek Road
Williamson, NY 14589

For more information click on details

2016 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 4, 2016
Dinner 5:30 PM; Educational Program begins at 6:00 PM
Elba, NY

2016 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

This meeting showcases preliminary research results from current season on-farm onion research trials. This year, attendees will see several herbicide trials, fungicide trials targeting Botrytis leaf blight and Stemphylium leaf blight diseases, as well as trialing several approaches geared to improved onion thrips and onion maggot control.

Grower Twilight Meeting: Cornell Willsboro Research Farm

August 4, 2016
6:30pm- 8:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Grower Twilight Meeting: Cornell Willsboro Research Farm

Growers are invited to join the discussion of on-going vegetable production projects including cherry tomato training and high tunnel production, leaf mold resistant variety trial, summer cover crops, and this year's vegetable disease challenges.

Guest speakers include Amy Ivy of the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, Judson Reid of the Cornell Vegetable Program, Mike Davis of the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm and Christine Smart, Cornell Professor of Plant Pathology.


2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Niagara County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 8, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lockport, NY

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Niagara 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 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 9, 2016
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.

Organic Dry Bean Discussion at Martens Farm

August 12, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

Organic Dry Bean Discussion at Martens Farm

There will be viewing and discussion of the dry bean crop, cultivation for dry beans, the benefits of certain cover crops ahead of dry beans, and the potential for organic reduced tillage. There will be ample time for open discussion regarding organic dry beans.

8th International Strawberry Symposium

August 13 - June 17, 2016
Quebec City, Canada,


In addition to a scientific symposium, there are technical tours and a grower-oriented concurrent session, called the Strawberry Tech Transfer Program.  For registration and other information click here.

Fruit Tour for Spanish-speaking Employees

August 13, 2016
1pm-5pm
Marion, NY

Fruit Tour for Spanish-speaking Employees

The CCE LOF team is organizing the first fruit summer tour for Spanish-speaking employees to be held in Wayne County from 1pm until 6:30pm on Saturday August 13, 2016. At each of the 4 tour stops participants will be hosted by a Spanish-speaking farmer or employee who has significant orchard experience by managing a modern apple orchard and/or a nursery operation. 

The tour is FREE for your employees but a pre-registration is required by Wednesday August 10. For registration, contact Kim R. Hazel krh5@cornell.edu, (585) 798-4265, ext. 26. For questions, contact Mario Miranda Sazo mrm67@cornell.edu, (315) 719-1318. 

Click view details for more information.

Summer Vegetable and Cut Flower Grower Twilight Meeting

August 15, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Rush, NY

Summer Vegetable and Cut Flower Grower Twilight Meeting

The program will start with a discussion and field walk for cut flower growers organized by cut flower growers. Topics will be production considerations, and disease and insect management. The vegetable field walk will cover identification and management of insects, diseases, and weeds.

Finger Lakes Soil Health Discussion Group Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 18, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Seneca Castle, NY

Finger Lakes Soil Health Discussion Group Field Meeting

Casey Kunes of Hemdale Farms will lead a discussion on why Hemdale Farms switched to zone tillage, and how they've been successful doing it for field crops and vegetables. Equipment will be available for viewing. The many niches available for cover crop planting, and the benefits of different cover crops will be covered by Thomas Bjorkman, Cornell. There will be ample time for open group discussion on reduced tillage, cover crops, and all aspects of improving soil health.

Fresh Market Potato Varieties, Disease & Insect Management Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 25, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Marion, NY

Fresh Market Potato Varieties, Disease & Insect Management Twilight Meeting

Growers will have a chance to review the fresh market varieties and Cornell breeding lines, including four European/Canadian varieties, in Walter DeJong's, Cornell on-farm trial. There will be an update on the new, very serious seed-borne bacterial disease, Blackleg Dickeya, including how to identify it, and how to reduce the risk of getting it next year, as well as updates on late blight, potato insect management and the development of a quick test for determining nematode levels in soils before planting.

Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 31, 2016
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Portland, NY

Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

Extension Vegetable Specialists, Darcy Telenko, Judson Reid, and Robert Hadad along with Abby Seaman, Vegetable IPM Coordinator, and Cornell faculty and staff Prof. Stephen Reiners, Holly Lange and Rachel Kreis from Prof. Chris Smart's lab will be leading research site tours 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. Industry representatives will have the opportunity to meet with growers to comment on their products.

Vegetable Grower Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 31, 2016
5:00pm- 7:00pm
Hurley, NY


Guest speaker- Margaret MgGrath from the Long Island Research and Extension Center, Cornell University.  Also,  Ken Greene from the Hudson Valley Seed Company will be joining us to showcase some breeding work he's conducting at the Farm Hub and will have a new local "Stone Ridge" tomato variety for tasting.

Registration is not required, but is appreciated.  There is no fee for this program


Farm Business and Marketing Workshop Series

September 1 - November 30, -0001


Peer to peer classes for farmers who want to strengthen and expand their business
This three-part series is designed to bring farmers together to share experiences and ideas.Your participation, discussions and experiences will help shape each session. The mission of the peer to peer network is to strengthen the future of our local agricultural economy by fostering connections and support between farmers. Sessions 1 & 2 will feature local food prepared by the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts students.

Cost:
$35 per person for the full series, $20 per person if you would like to attend just one of the sessions. Add $5 per session for additional guests from the same farm. Session #3 is free.

We do not want cost to be a barrier and scholarships are available through the SUNY Adirondack Sustainable Agriculture Fund, administered through the SUNY Adirondack Foundation. Please contact Jared Woodcock at woodcockj@sunyacc.edu for more information regarding scholarships

Pres-registration through the Office of Continuing Education
is required. Phone: (518) 743-2238 | Fax: (518) 743-2318 | sunyacc.edu/ContinuingEd

 


2016 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 8, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Geneva, NY

2016 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting

Join us to view the Cornell Dry Bean Variety Trial, including 42 varieties/numbered lines of black, light and dark red kidney, cranberry and white kidney beans compared for yield, maturity, plant type and quality. Cornell lines bred for adaptability to NYS weather, pod height and white mold resistance are also included. There will also be updates on white mold and dry bean management research, and the status of the Western bean cutworm infestation in dry beans.

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Chautauqua County

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 13, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Warren, PA

2016 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. 

Cover Crop Field Demonstration Day

September 14, 2016
10:30am -2:00pm
Feura Bush, NY


Come and see over 20 different species or combinations planted no-till into standing sweet corn at 3 different planting dates. In addition our hosts will demonstrate their Unverferth Ripper Stripper unit and discuss their reduced tillage and cover crop experiences systems used for vegetables.


Root Crop Variety Trial Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 21, 2016
4:00-6:00pm
Hurley, NY


Farmers are invited to tour 16 varieties of beets and 16 varieties of carrots, and to learn about their disease resistance, eating quality, and yield potential. This year's focus is on finding the best Nante typed carrot and best red bunching beet! We will taste test raw carrots and cooked beets.

Cover Crop Field Demonstration Day

October 13, 2016
10:30am -2:00pm
Feura Bush, NY

Cover Crop Field Demonstration Day

Come and see over 20 different species or combinations planted no-till into standing sweet corn at 3 different planting dates. In addition our hosts will demonstrate their Unverferth Ripper Stripper unit and discuss their reduced tillage and cover crop experiences systems used for vegetables.  Click here for the complete flyer or view details and click the link for the flyer at the bottom of the page!


Cultivation Equipment Demonstration

October 19, 2016
3:30- 5:30pm
Poughkeepsie, NY


Join Leon Vehaba, Farm Manager at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, and Ethan Grundberg, Vegetable Crops Specialist with ENYCHP, for a discussion of weed management systems and demonstration of cultivation equipment.

CRAVE Conference: Cornell Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology

November 2, 2016
8:30am-3:30pm

CRAVE Conference: Cornell Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology

The annual CRAVE (Cornell Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology) conference features 15 minute presentations by Cornell faculty, extension associates, and graduate students on current extension and research topics of their choice. For this year's conference, we would like to invite you to log on for as little or as much time as you want to hear cutting-edge presentations about viticulture, enology, economics and more. Find out what Cornell Research and Extension faculty and staff have been up to this past year.

Setting Rent for Farmland

November 10, 2016
6:00-8:00
Kingston, NY

Setting Rent for Farmland

CCE Ulster County will host a workshop covering the different tools and methods for setting and evaluating farmland rental rates. Elizabeth Higgins, Ag Business Management Specialist for the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program, will show different tools that can be used to compare properties to help you set a reasonable rental rate for farmland. Rental rates from both the perspective of the landowner and the renter will also be covered.

Farm to Institution Market Readiness

November 17, 2016
9:00am - 3:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Farm to Institution Market Readiness

Interested in taking advantage of growing demand for New York foods in schools, colleges, hospitals, child care and senior meal centers?

  • Learn how to build successful relationships with institutional buyers and distributors
  • Understand the business functions that need to be in place on your farm
  • Take home a MarketReady binder of tips, checklists, form samples, resources and more
  • Be eligible for follow-up assistance to connect with local buyers.


Labor Roadshow - Helping Agriculture Employers Stay Current on Employment Rules and Best Practices

November 18 - November 30, -0001


This full day program, presented by The Agriculture Workforce Development Council, is for farm owners and managers to gain tools and information to help their farm business attract and retain skilled workers.
Presenters will include members of the Agricultural Workforce Development Council and leading experts on labor laws. 5 key areas that will be addressed are:
1. Basic rules & best practices for payroll, hours, hiring and termination
2. Workplace polices
3. Housing
4. Healthy & Safety
5. Documenting your policies, actions, and outcomes.
Cost: $45/person or $40/person for 2 or more from a farm. Please be prepared to pay cash/check at the door. Check in and payment: 9:30AM-9:50AM
Please preregister as walk-ins may not be accommodated due to expected high volume of attendance.
For more information and registration details see Labor Roadshow Details pdf. below.

Growing Table Grapes for Profit Workshop

December 1, 2016
Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Voorheesville, NY

Growing Table Grapes for Profit Workshop

Come and learn about the ins and outs of growing table grapes in New York. This session will cover subjects such as table grape biology, trellis construction, vineyard management, as well as marketing and planning for your new enterprise. Topics will be presented by specialists from CCE ENYCHP, New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Northeastern Vine Supply, and Hudson Valley growers.

 

If you have questions, please contact Laura McDermott at lgm4@cornell.edu - 518-791-5038 or Abby Henderson aef225@cornell.edu - 518-746-2553                      


2016 Processing Snap Bean Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 6, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Geneva, NY

2016 Processing Snap Bean Advisory Meeting

Discuss the 2016 growing season and management concerns. Reports and discussion of the 2016 Snap Bean Research Projects funded by the 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. 1.25 DEC recertification credits available.

Cut Flower Conference: First Annual Capital Region and Hudson Valley

December 6, 2016
8:30am- 4:00pm
Rensselaerville, NY

Cut Flower Conference: First Annual Capital Region and Hudson Valley

By participating in this conference, you will be able to:
 -Implement new insect and disease pest management strategies
 -Understand the role of soil health in plant health
 -Consider the long-term with crop rotations
 -Apply business management tools and expand your market

To register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/cutflowerconf_201


Farm Food Safety Workshop (Broome County)

December 6 - December 7, 2016
Tues 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Weds 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Binghamton, NY

Farm Food Safety Workshop (Broome County)

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, the Cornell Vegetable Program, Cornell National GAPs Program and New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, as we hear from Cornell University's Gretchen Wall of the National Good Agricultural Practices Program and the Produce Safety Alliance for a 2-day intensive workshop that will help you understand food safety risks and implement food safety practices on the farm.

Grape Growers' Potluck

December 7, 2016
5:30pm
West Park, NY

Grape Growers' Potluck

Join Jim O'Connell, Sr. Resource Educator- Grapes and Small Fruits, for this first potluck dinner in a winter series. The guest speaker for the event will be Tim Lampasona, Research Technician in the Entomology Lab at the Hudson Valley Research Lab in Highland, NY. He talk about insect pests in grapes with a focus on spotted wing Drosophila, and if time allows, spotted lantern fly, an invasive that is currently in Pennsylvania.

This event is free, but please sign up in advance. Please contact Jim O'Connell at 845-943-9814 or email him at jmo98@cornell.edu to register. Include your name and your farm's name, as well as what dish you will bring (it's a pot luck after all).

2016 Processing Carrot, Sweet Corn, Pea and Lima Bean Advisory

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 8, 2016
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM; complimentary lunch at noon
Batavia, NY

2016 Processing Carrot, Sweet Corn, Pea and Lima Bean Advisory

All are invited to discuss processing crop production in New York. Hear ideas and concerns from fellow growers and industry members. Your input is needed to set future research priorities. 2.0 DEC recertification credits available.

2016 Table Beet Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 8, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; complimentary lunch follows
Batavia, NY

2016 Table Beet Advisory Meeting

All are invited to discuss table beet production in New York. Hear ideas and concerns from fellow growers and industry members. Your input is needed to set future research priorities. 1.0 DEC recertification credits available.

Cover Crops Grower Discussion

December 14, 2016
6:30pm-8:00pm
Keeseville, NY

Cover Crops Grower Discussion

Join Amy Ivy for an informal grower discussion about fitting cover crops into vegetable rotations in the Northern Part of our region.

Free Money? - Finding the right grants, cost-share programs and low-interest loan programs

December 14 - November 30, -0001


The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program is offering a 2-hour program to help farmers learn about current grant and financial incentive programs for their farm business and how to assess whether a program is a good fit.

1. No free lunches!  What makes a good grant project - how to assess if a grant program is a good fit for your farm business?
2. Understanding common grant program terminology and requirements - knowing what will be required before you apply!
3. What programs are available now, and where do you look for programs in the future?  Some of the programs to be covered include:
        -NYS Beginning Farmer Grant (due January)
        -USDA Value Added Producer Grant
        -NYS Consolidated Funding Application
        -NRCS EQIP Cost Share Program
        -USDA REAP Energy Efficiency
        -NYS and USDA loans for farmworker housing
        -USDA SBIR
4. Where can you get help?

Elizabeth Higgins is the Ag Business Management Extension Specialist for the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program.  She has over 15 years' experience grant writing and project management and has assisted growers in successfully applying for USDA and NYS grants and has served on many USDA grant review panels.


What is my job? Hiring, training and evaluating employees effectively

January 10, 2017
5-8 pm
Oriskany, NY

What is my job?  Hiring, training and evaluating employees effectively

How well do your employees understand their jobs? 

Everyone wants farm employees who know what to do without being told. Unfortunately, most people you hire or manage can't read minds. This workshop will help you develop effective tools for training and evaluating new employees or employees moving into new positions.


Grape Growers' Potluck

January 11, 2017
5:30pm
Old Chatham, NY

Grape Growers' Potluck

Please join us for a series of educational potluck dinners over the winter and into early spring. Jim O'Connell and Anna Wallis are reaching out to growers, trying to get to know them in a less formal setting. Jim and Anna are regional fruit educators with Cornell Cooperative Extension's (CCE) Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP).


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.

Farm Business Succession Retreat: Part One

January 13 - January 14, 2017
10:00am- 2:00pm

Farm Business Succession Retreat: Part One

Save the Date! "Farm Business Succession Retreat - Where are you now, where are you going and how will you get there?"

Families across the country dream of the day the farm will pass to the next generation. In 2008, the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) reported that 70% of U.S. farmland would change hands by 2028. Without adequate succession planning, CSREES reports that farms are more likely to go out of business, be absorbed by larger neighboring farms, or be converted for non-farm use.

Don't let that happen to your dream! Succession planning can help ensure the dream of having the farm business transfer to the next generation will become reality. To help you move forward, CCE Ulster County, The Eastern NY Commercial Hort. Program and the Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program are sponsoring two days of working facilitated time for your family or business partners to build a strong business succession strategy.

Master Your Farm Taxes

January 14, 2017
10am-12pm, 12:30pm- 2:00
Millbrook, NY


Presented by Grow NYC's FARMroots technical assistance program, this program will feature three tax professionals with decades of experience serving farm families and businesses.  Two classes will be offered- Income Tax Master Class & Payroll Taxes Workshop

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. 

2017 Empire State Producers Expo

January 17 - November 30, -0001


More information can be found at https://nysvga.org/expo/information/, the Expo program and Online Registration will be available by mid-November.

2017 Pesticide Training and Recertification Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 30 - February 27, 2017
7pm - 9:30pm, Exam 27 Feb - 6:30pm - 11pm
Canadaigua, NY


2017 Pesticide Training & Recertification Series in Ontario County
Cost: $175.00 for certification which includes the training manuals and all 4 classes. Does not include the $100.00 exam fee. Recertification is $25.00 per class.


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.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

January 31, 2017
8:30am -4:30pm
Beekmantown, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Topics to be covered include, Introduction to Produce Safety, Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training, Soil Amendments, Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use, Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water), Postharvest Handling and Sanitation &How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan


In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module.  There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.


Growing Table Grapes for Profit Webinar Series

February 3 - February 17, 2017
All webinars will begin at 11:00am and last approximately 85 minutes

Growing Table Grapes for Profit Webinar Series

Please join us for this three part webinar series* for a thorough introduction to table grape production. Learn from Cornell and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension specialists and from growers who have experience in the table grape industry.

To participate in the webinar, you must have high speed internet access. If you have  questions  about this requirement, call Laura at 518-791-5038.


2017 LOF Winter Fruit School Lockport

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2017
8am registration, 8:30am - 3:20pm
Lockport, NY

2017 LOF Winter Fruit School Lockport

February 6, 2017 - CCE of Niagara, Lockport, NY
A 1-day program addressing topical aspects of fruit production in Western NY.

Click on details for registration information and WFS agenda.

2017 Hudson Valley Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 7, 2017
8:00am-4:00pm
Kingston, NY

2017 Hudson Valley Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!

Join us for our annual CCE ENYCHP Winter School.  This event will include a full day of speakers and a small trade show.

3.75 NYS DEC Pesticide Re-certification credits will be available

Please register by Monday, January 30th. You must be pre-registered to attend this event!  Your registration includes a hot lunch.

2017 LOF Winter Fruit School Newark

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 7, 2017
8am registration, 8:30am - 3:20pm
Newark, NY

2017 LOF Winter Fruit School Newark

February 7, 2017 - Newark Garden Hotel, Newark, NY
A 1-day program addressing topical aspects of fruit production in Western NY.

Click details for registration information and WFS agenda.

2017 Capital District Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 8, 2017
8:00am-4:00pm
Albany, NY

2017 Capital District Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!

Join us for our annual CCE ENYCHP Winter School.  This event will include a full day of speakers and a small trade show.

3.25 NYS DEC Pesticide Re-certification credits will be available.

Please register by Monday, January 30th. You must be pre-registered to attend this event!  Your registration includes a hot lunch.

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.

The Path to Your Farm Dream - Beginning Farmer Workshop

February 11, 2017
9am-4pm
Vorheesville, NY


To register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/BegFarmerWkshp_201.
To register by phone, pay by credit card or more information, contact Tove Ford at 518-765-3518.

Are you thinking about or have a desire to grow and sell some agricultural products? Did you start growing and selling agricultural products in 2016 and would like some more help? This day long workshop will help you to better understand various aspects of starting a farm. From attending the workshop, you will:
  • Gain ideas on where to get financing to start a farm
  • What to look for when looking for land, buildings, etc. to start a farm business
  • Gain ideas on how to market and sell the products I would like to grow
  • A better understanding of what regulations you need to be aware of


ENYCHP Northeastern NY Commercial Tree Fruit School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 13, 2017
8:00am- 4:00pm
Lake George, NY

ENYCHP Northeastern NY Commercial Tree Fruit School

Join us for this annual CCE ENYCHP Winter School.  Event will include a full day of speakers and a small trade show. Pre-Register is Required




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.

ENYCHP Organic Grower Farmer-to Farmer Conference

February 15, 2017
9:00am- 4:30pm
Poughkeepsie, NY

ENYCHP Organic Grower Farmer-to Farmer Conference

To Register for this event, please send your name and contact information to Crystal Stewart at:  cls263@cornell.edu

Join us for a one day winter school specific to Organic production!  Hear from panels of experienced growers and industry experts about the following topics:

> Precision cultivation
> Cover crops and tarps for weed suppression
> Biocontrols: how do they actually work?
> Scaling up and paring down: should you grow fewer crops, better?
> What do I need to know about worker protection standards?



2017 Hudson Valley Commercial Fruit Growers' School

February 16 - November 30, -0001


Tuesday, February 14:  Registration cost:  $50/person if pre-registered or $70/person at the door (includes admission into the educational session, lunch and Trade Show admittance).

  • Tree Fruit Session 1: Educational Session 8:00 am - 4:00 pm followed by the Trade Show 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 15: Registration cost: $50/person if pre-registered or $70/person at the door (includes admission into the educational session and lunch).

  • Tree Fruit Session 2: Educational Session 8:50 am - 4:45 pm
Thursday, February 16:
  • Grape Growers Session:  8:30 am - 12:00 pm.  Registration cost: $35/person if pre-registered or $50/person at the door (includes admission into the educational session and lunch).  Special pricing for attending both the Berry and Grape Grower Sessions:  $50/person, includes lunch
  • Berry Growers Session: Educational Session 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm Registration cost: $35/person if pre-registered or $50/person at the door (includes admission into the educational session and lunch). Special pricing for attending both the Berry and Grape Grower Sessions: $50/person, includes lunch

DEC Credits have been applied for each session.

Click HERE to view the Full Fruit Growers' School Agenda
Click HERE to view the Grape Session Agenda
Click HERE to view the Berry Session Agenda



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.

Farm Business Succession Retreat: Part Two

February 17 - February 18, 2017
10:00am- 2:00pm

Farm Business Succession Retreat: Part Two

Save the Date! "Farm Business Succession Retreat - Where are you now, where are you going and how will you get there?"

Families across the country dream of the day the farm will pass to the next generation. In 2008, the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) reported that 70% of U.S. farmland would change hands by 2028. Without adequate succession planning, CSREES reports that farms are more likely to go out of business, be absorbed by larger neighboring farms, or be converted for non-farm use.

Don't let that happen to your dream! Succession planning can help ensure the dream of having the farm business transfer to the next generation will become reality. To help you move forward, CCE Ulster County, The Eastern NY Commercial Hort. Program and the Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program are sponsoring two days of working facilitated time for your family or business partners to build a strong business succession strategy.

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.

Effective Orchard Spraying

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 22, 2017
8:30- 3:15
Highland, NY

Effective Orchard Spraying

Join us for a full day course on Effective Vineyard Spraying with Andrew Landers of Cornell University.  5.5 DEC Credits have been approved for this workshop!

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.

Effective Vineyard Spraying

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 23, 2017
8:30- 3:15
Highland, NY

Effective Vineyard Spraying

Join us for a full day course on Effective Vineyard Spraying with Andrew Landers of Cornell University.  5.5 DEC Credits have been approved for this workshop!

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.

Modernizing Your Farm Sales: The Power of Point of Sale

February 27, 2017
12:00-1:00pm


In today's competitive farmers market space, producers are increasingly turning to new technologies to help create business efficiencies and manage day-to-day operations. Digital Point of Sale (POS) systems allow farmers to collect critical farm management data, manage customers and employees, and connect with back-end farm inventory systems. Join FARMroots, GrowNYC and Cornell Cooperative Extension for a webinar covering the potential that POS has for your farm business. We'll explore the pros and cons of five (5) individual POS systems available to farmers, including Square, Revel, NCR, Shopkeep and MarketLink/Mobile Market Register. A guest farmer will share his experience with implementing digital POS at New York City's Greenmarket program.

To register https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1101880356120197891 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

2017 Onion School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 28, 2017
8:45am-4:15pm
Middletown, NY

2017 Onion School

Come join us at the Orange County Cooperative Office for our annual onion school!  4 DEC Credits will be available.

Western NY: New York State Berry Growers Association Winter Regional Workshop

February 28, 2017
8:30am- 4:00pm
Portland, NY

Western NY: New York State Berry Growers Association Winter Regional Workshop

As dramatic weather events increase, pest pressure intensifies, and local markets vitalize, New York berry growers are looking for ways to protect their crop and lengthen their season.

Growers and educators are researching techniques for growing berries under cover. This day-long workshop will feature multiple short presentations, interactive activities, and words from growers discussing the newest research in tunnels and exclusion netting.

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 Lake Ontario Fruit Program Spanish School Orleans County

March 4, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Waterport, NY

2017 Lake Ontario Fruit Program Spanish School Orleans County

This meeting will include the basics of tree nursery production, together with information on grafting and pruning. There will be hands-on demonstrations.

March 4 Orleans County


Click details for registration and more information.

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.

Long Island: New York State Berry Growers Association Winter Regional Workshop

March 7, 2017
8:30am- 4:00pm
Riverhead, NY

Long Island: New York State Berry Growers Association Winter Regional Workshop

As dramatic weather events increase, pest pressure intensifies, and local markets vitalize, New York berry growers are looking for ways to protect their crop and lengthen their season.

Growers and educators are researching techniques for growing berries under cover. This day-long workshop will feature multiple short presentations, interactive activities, and words from growers discussing the newest research in tunnels and exclusion netting.

Walk in space may be available.  Pease contact Sandy at CCE Suffolk at 631-727-7850 ext. 316 to verify


Effective Orchard Spraying

March 8 - November 30, -0001


An in-depth training will improve your knowledge of spraying techniques, leading to better deposition, less drift and better disease and insect control.  It will also include information on any new developments in sprayer design, etc.

~5 DEC credits, please preregister by March 3rd.

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.

2017 Garlic School

March 9, 2017
9:30am-3:00pm
Voorheesville, NY

2017 Garlic School

Topics for this year's garlic school will focus on emerging and established diseases and pests, including white rot, eriophyid mites, fusarium, and the insect pests moving towards the region from the north and the southâ€"leek moth and allium leaf miner.

NENY & VT Winter Grape School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 9, 2017
8:00am- 4:00pm
Lake George, NY

NENY & VT Winter Grape School

Come and join Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program and the University of Vermont Grape Program, Dept. of Plant and Soil Science for the 2017 Northeastern NY and VT Grape School!


2017 Lake Ontario Fruit Program Spanish School Wayne County

March 11, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Alton, NY

2017 Lake Ontario Fruit Program Spanish School Wayne County

Pre-registration has been extended through today.  This meeting will include the basics of tree nursery production, together with information on grafting and pruning.  There will be hands-on demonstrations.

March 11 Wayne County


Please click details for more information and registration.

Northern Vegetable School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 14, 2017
8:30am-3:00pm
Essex, NY

Northern Vegetable School

This year's Northern Vegetable School will focus on soil health, including management, tillage and cover crops.

Our special guest speaker, Will Stevens from Golden Russet Farm in Shoreham Vt will explain how he uses cover crops and crop rotations on his farm.

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.

Champlain Valley Pesticide Applicator Pre-Exam Training

March 20 - March 22, 2017
9:00am-12:00pm
Plattsburgh, NY


Please note:  The date of this event has changed to March 20th and 22nd

CCE ENYCHP Agriculture Specialists will be offering a training to review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the exam. 

Registration Fee covers two days of review:  Monday 3/13 and Wednesday 3/15


Hudson Valley Pesticide Applicator Pre-Exam Training

March 20 - March 22, 2017
9:00am-12:00pm
Highland, NY


CCE ENYCHP Agriculture Specialists will be offering a training to review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the exam. 

Registration Fee covers two days of review:  Monday 3/20 and Wednesday 3/22

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.

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

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 23, 2017
8am-8:15am Registration, DEC sign-up, 8:15am - 3:30pm
Albion, NY


This workshop will cover weed biology, identification tools, management strategies for broadleaves, grasses & sedges, spray technology, & safety requirements of herbicides.

Please click details for agenda pdf & online registration.

Effective Orchard Spraying & Navigating NEWA Workshop- Champlain Valley

March 28, 2017
8:00am- 4:00pm
Chazy, NY

Effective Orchard Spraying & Navigating NEWA Workshop- Champlain Valley

Effective Orchard Spraying - Morning
Understand how to improve your timeliness and therefore apply sprays when needed and not be forever chasing the calendar. Correct application at the correct time will allow you to make better use of your time and materials over the season.

Navigating NEWA - Afternoon 
Learn the ins-and-outs of the NEWA system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications). Learn how to efficiently navigate the NEWA interface, including how to get weather data, access station specific pages, and effectively utilize models for insects, diseases, crop thinning, and irrigation.

Bring your Laptop or Smart Device!!

***PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! ***


Hudson Valley Orchard Scouting & NEWA Orchard Models Workshop

March 30, 2017
10:00am-3:00pm
Highland, NY

Hudson Valley Orchard Scouting & NEWA Orchard Models Workshop

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED




Pruning Demonstration Day

March 30, 2017
2pm-5pm
Red Hook, NY

Pruning Demonstration Day

You are invited to join Laura McDermott and Jim O'Connell, Berry Educators for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Eastern NY, for a pruning demonstration on mature blueberries on Thursday, March 30th.

This workshop is free, but please preregister with Jim O'Connell no later than March 28th, 2017 by email (jmo98@cornell.edu) or phone (845-943-9814) so we know how many people to expect. 

Northern Vegetable School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 31, 2017
8:30am-3:00pm
Essex, NY

Northern Vegetable School

**Please note, this event was rescheduled from 3/14 to 3/31. If you were registered for 3/14, but are unable to attend on 3/31 then you are eligible for a refund!**

This year's Northern Vegetable School will focus on soil health, including management, tillage and cover crops.

Our special guest speaker, Will Stevens from Golden Russet Farm in Shoreham Vt will explain how he uses cover crops and crop rotations on his farm.

Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp

March 31 - November 30, -0001


March 30, 2017 (Eastern NY and Niagara/Orleans county samples)
March 31, 2017 (Wayne county samples)
Tasting starts at 10:00am - approximately 2 pm or earlier
Please pre-register for this free event.

As many of you may know, We've been working on a statewide precision harvest management experiment, a 2 year funded USDA Specialty Crops Block Grant and New York Farm Viability Grant, "Measuring and Extending the Benefits of More Accurate Honeycrisp Harvest Predictions". This project is a continuation of Terence Robinson's precision harvest management work with some modifications. It focuses on Honeycrisp within the 3 main production regions of the state, in which many of you were involved.

The main goal of this experiment is to develop guidelines for precision harvest management by determining if Honeycrisp orchards can be evaluated at harvest for storage potential using fruit dry matter content, fruit mineral (peel and flesh) content, the DA meter, and piecing together complex block histories and cultural practices.

Click on details for more information.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course: Capital Region (Day One)

April 4, 2017
8:30am -4:30pm
Albany, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course: Capital Region (Day One)

Please note:  Day one is mandatory to receive certification.  Day two is an optional day for those growers interested in assistance in creating a farm food safety plan.  Please pre-register for day two here.

Day one topics to be covered include, Introduction to Produce Safety, Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training, Soil Amendments, Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use, Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water), Postharvest Handling and Sanitation &How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan


In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module.  There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.


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: 8am-5pm; April 6: 8AM - 3PM
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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in 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.'

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.'

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course: Capital Region (Optional Day Two)

April 5, 2017
8:30am -4:30pm
Albany, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course: Capital Region (Optional Day Two)

Please note:  Day one is mandatory to receive certification.  Day two is an optional day for those growers interested in assistance in creating a farm food safety plan. 

 


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.

Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training Class

April 5 - November 30, -0001


Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training Class for Non-Certified Applicators and Handlers of Federally Restricted-Use Pesticides.

Pre-Registration is Required by March 31, 2017.

Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training!


New York DEC notes that the Special Permit process is intended for farm workers with English language skills that are not adequate to pass the DEC private applicators exam.  All others are encouraged to apply for their private applicators license via taking the certification exam.

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.

Please click on details for more information and registration form.

2017 Prune Smarter Not Harder Workshops presented by CCE - LOF

April 11 - November 30, -0001


Please Note Pruning Meeting in Oswego County April 11!

This pruning season the Lake Ontario Fruit Program will have 4 meetings across the Western NY fruit region.  As always, all growers and employees are welcome to attend (including Spanish-speaking employees).

Grape Grower Pot Luck Dinners

April 17 - November 30, -0001


Grape Grower Potluck Dinners - April 2017

Please join us for the last in our series of educational pot luck dinners. Jim O'Connell and Anna Wallis are reaching out to growers, trying to get to know them in a less formal setting. Jim and Anna are regional fruit educators with Cornell Cooperative Extension's (CCE) Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP).


Hands-on Tomato Pruning Workshop

May 3, 2017
4-6pm
Fort Plain, NY

Hands-on Tomato Pruning Workshop

Join High Tunnel Specialist Amy Ivy and Crystal Stewart for a hands-on tomato pruning demonstration in the high tunnel. We'll talk about when to prune, how to prune for earliness and yield, and how to prune both determinate and indeterminate varieties

*DEC credit has been applied for

Bramble Pruning Workshop - Rulf's Orchard

May 4, 2017
3:00pm-5pm
Peru, NY

Bramble Pruning Workshop - Rulf's Orchard

Focus will be on pruning to increase production and help control Spotted Wing Drosophila. General pest management and culture will also be discussed. There is no charge for these workshops, but we would like folks to register so that we know how to contact you. Please register here or call Marcie at 518-272-4210.

Bramble Pruning Workshop - Cashin's Farm

May 9, 2017
3:00pm-5pm
Fultonville, NY

Bramble Pruning Workshop - Cashin's Farm

Focus will be on pruning to increase production and help control Spotted Wing Drosophila. General pest management and culture will also be discussed. There is no charge for these workshops, but we would like folks to register so that we know how to contact you. Please register here or call Marcie at 518-272-4210.

Bramble Pruning Workshop - Bowman's Orchard

May 11, 2017
3:00pm-5pm
Rexford, NY

Bramble Pruning Workshop - Bowman's Orchard

Focus will be on pruning to increase production and help control Spotted Wing Drosophila. General pest management and culture will also be discussed. There is no charge for these workshops, but we would like folks to register so that we know how to contact you. Please register here or call Marcie at 518-272-4210.

Southern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 11, 2017
2:30pm-4:30pm
Hudson, NY


Please join our cadre of experienced pomologists as we review and discuss the tree fruit season to date in the Hudson Valley. Dr. Poliana Francescatto, Win Cowgill, and I will be touring Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, and Columbia County orchards all day on the 10th, and will report on our observations of fruit set and thinning strategies for this season. To start, it's been so far so good this season as return bloom was generally excellent throughout the region, pollination was fast and furious last Thursday through Saturday, and again Monday, and we dodged a an ENY region-wide frost bullet early this morning. 

Southern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 11, 2017
9:30am-11:30am
Highland, NY


Please join our cadre of experienced pomologists as we review and discuss the tree fruit season to date in the Hudson Valley. Dr. Poliana Francescatto, Win Cowgill, and I will be touring Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, and Columbia County orchards all day on the 10th, and will report on our observations of fruit set and thinning strategies for this season. To start, it's been so far so good this season as return bloom was generally excellent throughout the region, pollination was fast and furious last Thursday through Saturday, and again Monday, and we dodged a an ENY region-wide frost bullet early this morning.

Ag Business Tuesdays - Dutchess County

May 16, 2017
1.5 hour appts between 9:00am to 5:00pm
Millbrook, NY


Are you a farmer in Eastern New York with a question about the management side of your farm business? The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, in collaboration with CCE County offices, is offering free farm business technical assistance appointments this summer on Tuesdays at various locations in our service region. On Tuesday, May 16 from 9:00am-5:00pm we will be at CCE Dutchess County

Bramble Pruning Workshop - Story Farms

May 16, 2017
3:00pm-5pm
Catskill, NY

Bramble Pruning Workshop - Story Farms

Focus will be on pruning to increase production and help control Spotted Wing Drosophila. General pest management and culture will also be discussed. There is no charge for these workshops, but we would like folks to register so that we know how to contact you. Please register here or call Marcie at 518-272-4210.

Ag Business Tuesdays - Schoharie County

May 30, 2017
1.5 hour appts between 9:00am to 5:00pm


Are you a farmer in Eastern New York with a question about the management side of your farm business? The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, in collaboration with CCE County offices, is offering free farm business technical assistance appointments this summer on Tuesdays at various locations in our service region. On Tuesday, May 30 from 9:00am-5:00pm we will be at CCE Schoharie County.

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.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

June 13, 2017
8am-5:15pm
Newark, NY


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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in 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.'

Ag Business Tuesdays - Orange County

June 20, 2017
1.5 hour appts between 9:00am to 5:00pm
Middletown, NY


Are you a farmer in Eastern New York with a question about the management side of your farm business? The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, in collaboration with CCE County offices, is offering free farm business technical assistance appointments this summer on Tuesdays at various locations in our service region. On Tuesday, June 20 from 9:00am-5:00pm we will be at CCE Orange County.

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.

Garlic Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 21, 2017
5 pm-7pm, Potluck 7 pm-8 pm
Hurley, NY

Garlic Twilight Meeting

The field meeting will start and end at the Farm Hub office with a trip to the field to view the garlic research plots. Wear appropriate shoes and bring any samples in sealable bags. Potluck dinner to follow.

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.

Ag Business Tuesdays - Essex County

June 27, 2017
1.5 hour appts between 9:00am to 5:00pm
Westport, NY


Are you a farmer in Eastern New York with a question about the management side of your farm business? The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, in collaboration with CCE County offices, is offering free farm business technical assistance appointments this summer on Tuesdays at various locations in our service region. On Tuesday, June 27 from 9:00am-5:00pm we will be at CCE Essex County.

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.

Grower Input Needed on Apple Tree Insurance Program

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


AgriLogic Consulting LLC is working with US Apple Association and other industry groups on the development of an apple tree insurance program in addition to the existing fruit insurance program. AgriLogic is very experienced in developing other tree insurance programs as well as a wide range of other risk management tools. This project is being developed in cooperation with the USDA Risk Management Agency and once approved the policy will be available to apple growers in a similar way to other RMA supported crop insurance programs. Initially the program will be offered in New York, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia. The preliminary design for the apple tree insurance program would cover weather-related perils that damage trees, with fire blight coverage available as an option. The high cost of new plantings is a major reason for grower interest in this new risk management tool.


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!

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.

Ag Business Tuesdays - Clinton County

July 11, 2017
1.5 hour appts between 9:00am to 5:00pm
Plattsburgh, NY


Are you a farmer in Eastern New York with a question about the management side of your farm business? The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, in collaboration with CCE County offices, is offering free farm business technical assistance appointments this summer on Tuesdays at various locations in our service region. On Tuesday, July 11 from 9:00am-5:00pm we will be at CCE Clinton County.

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!

2017 LOF Summer Fruit Tour - Sticking to the Lake!

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2017
Registration & DEC Credit Sign Up, 8 AM, Program Runs 8:30 AM to approximately 4 - 4:30 PM


We have received for 0.75 hrs of DEC Recertification Credits AM session, 1.0 hrs PM Session, categories 1A, 10, and 22.

We also have CCA credits, 2.0 hrs AM session in 4 different categories, and 1.5 hrs PM session in 2 categories.

There is no charge to attend, thanks to Sponsor and Donor support, but pre-registration will be required for accurate lunch counts and handouts.

Online registration closes on July 9, for last-minute registration, please call Judy Glann at 315-331-8415, Ext 117 by Tuesday, July 11, at Noon.



High Tunnel Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2017
5:00-7:00pm
Arygle, NY

High Tunnel Field Meeting

Join us for a discussion of ongoing high tunnel fertility management for summer tomato crops, high tunnel soil health, as well as other summer high tunnel crop options including cucumbers and basil.

In addition there will be an update on leek moth in allium crops, a discussion of downy mildew in basil, and a
demonstration of an in-row flame weeder.

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. 

Berry Crops Field Meeting

July 18, 2017
5pm-7pm
Fort Plain, NY


These workshops are directed at the commercial berry grower.
Monitoring for pests, designing an effective pest control program, understanding cultural and chemical SWD management strategies and general troubleshooting will all be part of this workshop.
There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

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. 

2017 CCE LOF Spanish Summer Fruit Tour

July 22, 2017
Arriveal 12:45pm Tour Begins @ 1pm - 5pm
Geneva, NY


"The Science behind Horticulture"
What will Hispanic orchard workers learn in Geneva this year? Tour attendants will be welcomed and introduced to the Station by John Adams at the FRU facilities. There will be a tractor safety and a pesticide storage/handling demonstration session.

Ag Business Tuesdays - Warren County

July 25, 2017
1.5 hour appts between 9:00am to 4:00pm
Warrensburgh, NY


Are you a farmer in Eastern New York with a question about the management side of your farm business? The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, in collaboration with CCE County offices, is offering free farm business technical assistance appointments this summer on Tuesdays at various locations in our service region. On Tuesday, July 25 from 9:00am-4:00pm we will be at CCE Warren County.

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!

Storage Workshop 2017

July 28, 2017
2-4 PM
Rochester, NY


Please Join us in hearing Dr. Chris Watkins give
updates on NY1 and NY2, Gala and Honeycrisp.

In addition recent research on, DCA technology, Harvista and 1-MCP will be presented as well.

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.

Summer Grower Meeting

August 1, 2017
6:30- 8:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Summer Grower Meeting

Topics will include:

Growing Red Bell Peppers and Cherry Tomatoes in High Tunnels
High Tunnel tomato fertility management
Updates on this year’s pests and disease challenges
Group discussion â€" bring your questions!

Speakers:

Judson Reid, Cornell Vegetable Program
Amy Ivy, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture
Michael Davis, Cornell Willsboro Research Farm
 


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. 

Calling all Next Generation and New Fruit Growers!

August 8 - June 10, 2017

Calling all Next Generation and New Fruit Growers!

Champlain Tree Fruit Study Tour
Join us for the second annual Next Generation study tour. This year we will be travelling to the beautiful Champlain region of New York State and Vermont where McIntosh was King. Like many tree fruit regions of the country there has been tremendous change and the Champlain region is no exception. The Champlain has adapted to the changes in the market place and are now very successful at growing more popular varieties like Honeycrisp, SweeTango, NY1 and NY2. The growing region is also diverse with many retail operations and hard cideries that focus on the tourist trade.

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.

Online Sponsorship Opportunity for Lake Champlain study tour for the Young Fruit Farmers

August 8 - August 10, 2017


Now sponsors of the Lake Champlain study tour for next generation fruit growers can sponsor online via credit card.
Please click on view details for more information.
These options can also be accessed by going to Sponsorship at bottom of page.

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.

National Apple Crop Insurance Policy Stakeholder Review Meeting

August 16, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rochester, NY


>USDAs Risk Management Agency (RMA) is reviewing the National Apple Crop Insurance Policy for potential changes to be made in crop year 2018. RMA would like to meet with a focus group to discuss current policy issues and concerns. Apple producers, agents, and educators are all invited. RMA desires public input before any changes to the policy are made.

A PowerPoint will be presented that details the New York Apple policy performance and concerns. Experts from RMA's actuarial branch will be available to answer questions.

Berry Crops Field Workshop

August 29, 2017
5pm-7pm
Stephentown, NY


These workshops are directed at the commercial berry grower.
Monitoring for pests, designing an effective pest control program, understanding cultural and chemical SWD management strategies and general troubleshooting will all be part of this workshop.
There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

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. 

Storage Workshop 2017

August 30, 2017
2-4 PM
Rochester, NY


Come join us to hear Dr. Chris Watkins give updates on NY1 and NY2, Gala and Honeycrisp.

New information will also be presented on DCA technology, Harvista and 1-MCP.

Cornell Fruit Pest Control Field Days

September 7 - September 8, 2017
8:30 AM - Noon


The tour will proceed to the orchards to view plots and preliminary data from field trails involving new fungicides, bactericides, miticides and insecticides.

Sept. 7 : Barton Lab Lobby, NYSAES

Sept. 8: Hudson Valley Lab

This event is FREE and pre-registration is not required.
For more information click details.

PSA Grower Training Course

September 12, 2017
8:30am-4:00pm
Kingston, NY

PSA Grower Training Course

The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.

The Course is designed for 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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 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.’

Course is funded by The Local Economies project and CCE Orange County

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.

Produce Donations will be accepted for Hurricane Relief!

September 14 - October 12, 2017

Produce Donations will be accepted for Hurricane Relief!

NYS Fruit & Vegetables growers are getting together some loads of "hard" crops (apples, onions, cabbage, winter squash and anything else you think will last a week at room temperature) to send down to TX and, likely, Florida.  Feeding America is handling transportation.  You will all receive a record of donation.

Thank you to all those who have donated so far!  Donation dates remain in the Finger Lakes and Western NY!

Please see the attached PDF for more details and contact Maire Ulrich ASAP if you are interested in donating! (Maire: 845-742-4342/ e-mail mru2@cornell.edu/ office 845-344-1234 )


Value Added Producer Grant Program Information Webinar

September 18, 2017
12:00pm-1:00pm


Are you interested in the USDA Value Added Producer Grant?  The deadline is January 31, 2018.

Liz Higgins of the ENYCH team, who has experience with the Value Added Producer Grant, will offer two introductory webinars on the program on September 18th. The first one will be at 12:00pm to about 1:00pm and the second will be in the evening from 6:00pm-7:00pm. We will record the webinar and make it available.

To register, e-mail emh56@cornell.edu the following information and she will send you the link to the webinar.

Which time you prefer to attend:  12:00pm or 6:00pm
Name(s) of participants planning to attend the webinar:
Farm Name (if applicable):
County where you or your farm are located (preferably the farm):
Best phone # to reach you at before or during the webinar (if there is a technical glitch). Please indicate if it is a cell so that we can send a group text, if need be:

Value Added Producer Grant Program Information Webinar

September 18, 2017
6:00pm-7:00pm


Are you interested in the USDA Value Added Producer Grant?  The deadline is January 31, 2018.

Liz Higgins of the ENYCH team, who has experience with the Value Added Producer Grant, will offer two introductory webinars on the program on September 18th. The first one will be at 12:00pm to about 1:00pm and the second will be in the evening from 6:00pm-7:00pm. We will record the webinar and make it available.

To register, e-mail emh56@cornell.edu the following information and she will send you the link to the webinar.

Which time you prefer to attend:  12:00pm or 6:00pm
Name(s) of participants planning to attend the webinar:
Farm Name (if applicable):
County where you or your farm are located (preferably the farm):
Best phone # to reach you at before or during the webinar (if there is a technical glitch). Please indicate if it is a cell so that we can send a group text, if need be:

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!

Mechanical Cultivation Equipment Demo Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 3, 2017
1:00pm- 4:45pm
Goshen, NY

Mechanical Cultivation Equipment Demo Day

Come see the latest mechanical cultivation technology in action! A range of equipment will be showcased, including the first demonstration of a robotic cultivator in NY!

Demonstrations will include:
Garford Robocrop Camera Guided In-Row Weeder
Terrateck Cultitrack Equipment Carrier/Cultivating Tractor
KULT-Kress Steerable Argus Hoe and Duo
Willsie Hydraweeder

In addition to the demonstrations, Ethan Grundberg, ENYCHP and Dr. Bryan Brown, NYS IPM will review how mechanical cultivation fits into an overall Integrated Weed Management strategy. Brown will also describe some of his research on stacking cultivation tools to increase effectiveness.

This is a FREE event, but please pre-register if you plan to attend. 1.25 DEC Credits will be available.

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. 

Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

October 12, 2017
9:30am-2:30pm
Schoharie, NY

Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

Join us for a day of cover crop and soil health presentations, field tours, and a farmer panel! This field day is presented by USDA-NRCS, ENYCHP, SARE & SUNY Cobleskill. 

Allium Leafminer Management Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 19, 2017
3:15pm- 5:00pm
Goshen, NY

Allium Leafminer Management Meeting

This meeting if free with pre-registration! 1.5 DEC credits are available

Topics will include:  Biology and Host Range of Allium Leafminer, Scouting and Monitoring for Allium Leafminer, Insecticide Efficacy Field Trial Preliminary Results

Contact Ethan at eg572@cornell.edu or 617-455-1893 for more information.

What is my job? Hiring, training and evaluating farm employees effectively

October 24, 2017
5-8 pm
Essex, NY

What is my job?  Hiring, training and evaluating farm employees effectively

(New Date) How well do your employees understand their jobs?

Everyone wants farm employees who know what to do without being told. Unfortunately most people you hire or manage can't read minds. This workshop will help you develop effective tools for training and evaluating new employees or employees moving into new positions.


Soil Health Listening Session

October 26, 2017
6:00-9:00pm
Essex, NY

Soil Health Listening Session

Agriculture producers and growers are invited to a Listening Session on Soil Health

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.

Good to Great - Improving Agriculture Labor Management

November 7 - March 6, 2018


A 4-part workshop by USDA - Northeast Extension RMA, The Cornell Farmworker Program, and CCE. 
Your employees are your most valuable resources.

For workshop times and locations click view details.

Growing Better Brassicas

Event Offers DEC Credits

November 7, 2017
9:30am- 3:00pm
Saratoga, NY

Growing Better Brassicas

Join us for a day of information exchange between growers, industry representatives, and university researchers with the goal of better understanding how to grow great brassica crops! This day will be filled with short presentations about topics ranging from transplant production to plant spacing and disease management, followed by ample time for growers to ask questions and discuss topics with panelists and each other.

The crops we will focus on during this day are broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, but many topics will be relevant to other brassicas as well.

3 DEC Credits will be available.



Marketing Your Farm as a Great Place to Work

November 7, 2017
5-8 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Marketing Your Farm as a Great Place to Work

Do you have a lot of staff turnover?  Do you want to improve your communication skills with your employees? This workshop is for you.


Apple Breeding Meeting & the Opportunity to Taste Advanced Selections

November 21, 2017
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Geneva, NY


Come to view and sample some of the apple selections from the Cornell Apple Breeding Program. Susan Brown and Kevin Maloney will give an introduction and update on progress in the apple breeding program. We also invite growers to comment on their own variety testing results and share comments on future industry needs.

For registration & comment sharing info please click view details.

Apple Tree Insurance Producer Listening Session

November 28, 2017
8:30am- 10:00am
Highland, NY

Apple Tree Insurance Producer Listening Session

The purpose of this listening session is to gather information regarding the specific needs and desires of growers in order to assist us in developing a program that will best benefit the apple industry.  For those that can not attend in person, an online conference option will be proved. 

 


Apple Tree Insurance Producer Listening Session

November 28, 2017
8:30am-10:00am
Highland, NY


The purpose of this listening session is to gather information regarding the specific needs and desires of growers in order to assist us in developing a program that will best benefit the apple industry. For those that can not attend in person, an online conference option will be proved.

Click view details for more information.

Marketing Your Farm as a Great Place to Work

November 29, 2017
1-4 pm
Essex, NY

Marketing Your Farm as a Great Place to Work

(New Date) Do you have a lot of staff turnover?  Do you want to improve your communication skills about your farm business with your employees? Do you need an employee handbook? This workshop is for you.


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. 

What is my job? Hiring, training and evaluating farm employees effectively

November 29, 2017
5-8 pm
Essex, NY

What is my job?  Hiring, training and evaluating farm employees effectively

(New Date) How well do your employees understand their jobs?

Everyone wants farm employees who know what to do without being told. Unfortunately most people you hire or manage can't read minds. This workshop will help you develop effective tools for training and evaluating new employees or employees moving into new positions.


Winter Storage of Vegetable Crops

November 30, 2017
9:30am- 3:30pm
Saratoga, NY

Winter Storage of Vegetable Crops

Join us for a day focused on winter storage of vegetable crops!  Topics will include: Growing a healthy Crop and keeping it that way in storage, storage conditions, construction of coolers, controls and thermostats, monitoring and more advanced controls


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.

Potato Advisory Meeting

December 12, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Canandaigua, NY

Potato Advisory Meeting

Help set Cornell's potato research priorities! Growers are encouraged to share information about your farm operation and what you consider a problem that research could solve. Let's ensure we collectively work on, and solve, real problems!

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. 

PSA Grower Training Course

December 18, 2017
8:30am-4:00pm
Troy, NY


The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.

The Course is designed for 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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in 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.

Course is funded by The Local Economies project and CCE Orange County

Registration is Mandatory.  Please register at:  http://cceorangecounty.org/events/2017/12/18/fsma-produce-safety-alliance-grower-training-course 

Register by phone: Richard Traverso - 845-344-1234


2018 Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Yates County)

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 4, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Penn Yan, NY

2018 Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Yates County)

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.  

Marketing Your Farm as a Great Place to Work

January 4, 2018
9-12pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Marketing Your Farm as a Great Place to Work

Do you have a lot of staff turnover?  Do you want to improve your communication skills about your farm business with your employees? Do you need an employee handbook? This workshop is for you.


What is my job? Hiring, training and evaluating farm employees effectively

January 4, 2018
1-4 pm
Ballston Spa, NY

What is my job?  Hiring, training and evaluating farm employees effectively

How well do your employees understand their jobs?

Everyone wants farm employees who know what to do without being told. Unfortunately most people you hire or manage can't read minds. This workshop will help you develop effective tools for training and evaluating new employees or employees moving into new positions.


Are you managing your risks as a farm employer? The compliance and safety workshop

January 11, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Are you managing your risks as a farm employer? The compliance and safety workshop

This is the workshop that covers the nuts and bolts of risk management as a farm employer.


Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing conflict in the workplace

January 11, 2018
10am-12pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing conflict in the workplace

Although everyone likes to be paid, money is not the only, or even most important, motivator for staff retention and performance. Poorly addressed conflict, however, can cost you good employees.  Learn to motivate and retain farm staff while managing conflict and problem farm employees.


2018 Becker Forum: Farm Employment Practices - Planning for the Future

January 15, 2018
8:30 AM registration, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Syracuse, NY

2018 Becker Forum: Farm Employment Practices - Planning for the Future

The 2018 Becker Forum will take place on Monday, January 15, one day prior to the opening of the Empire State Producers Expo. The forum will focus on agricultural workforce issues with three general themes: securing a legal agricultural workforce, labor law compliance and H-2A program topics.

2018 Becker Forum: Farm Employment Practices - Planning for the Future

January 15, 2018
8:30 AM registration, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Syracuse, NY

2018 Becker Forum: Farm Employment Practices - Planning for the Future

The 2018 Becker Forum will take place on Monday, January 15, one day prior to the opening of the Empire State Producers Expo. The forum will focus on agricultural workforce issues with three general themes: securing a legal agricultural workforce, labor law compliance and H-2A program topics.

2018 Becker Forum: Farm Employment Practices - Planning for the Future

January 15, 2018
8:30 AM registration, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Syracuse, NY

2018 Becker Forum: Farm Employment Practices - Planning for the Future

The 2018 Becker Forum will take place on Monday, January 15, one day prior to the opening of the Empire State Producers Expo. The forum will focus on agricultural workforce issues with three general themes: securing a legal agricultural workforce, labor law compliance and H-2A program topics.

2018 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16 - January 18, 2018
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

2018 Empire State Producers EXPO

The 2018 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit, flower 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. 

2018 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16 - January 18, 2018
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

2018 Empire State Producers EXPO

The 2018 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit, flower 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. 

2018 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16 - January 18, 2018
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

2018 Empire State Producers EXPO

The 2018 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit, flower 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. 

FSMA Grower Training Courses

January 16 - January 20, 2018


Who Should Attend? Click here for FSMA Produce Safety Rule Timeline. Commercial fruit & vegetable growers who gross more than 500K/yr need to be in compliance for most produce by this January, January 2019 for >250K-500K, and January 2020 for >25K-250K.

Click view details for more info and registration links.

Growing, Washing and Packing High Tunnel Winter Greens: Doing It and Doing It Well

January 18, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saratoga Springs, NY

Growing, Washing and Packing High Tunnel Winter Greens: Doing It and Doing It Well

NOFA-NY 2018 Winter Conference: Pre-Conference Event
This event promises to help growers bring their winter greens production to the next level -- both in the high tunnel and in the packshed. There will be an emphasis on best management practices in the high tunnel, especially practices which support long term soil health and fertility. In the packshed, processing efficiency and food safety will both be stressed.

The day will begin at 9:00 am in conference room Broadway 1, with workshops on issues and opportunities in winter high tunnel production and best practices for postharvest handling, including food safety concerns.

Upon completion of the workshops at 10:30 am, everyone will board a bus and travel to Paul and Sandy Arnold's Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, NY for a farm tour and farmer-led discussions in the high tunnel and packshed. A farm to table lunch, with a vegetarian option, will be served at the farm. After lunch, the tours and discussions will continue and then everyone will come together for a Q&A session with hot cider and light snacks. The bus will leave the farm at about 3:15 pm and should be back at the hotel by 4:00 pm. 

2018 Western NY Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 31, 2018
8:00 AM registration, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM program
Lockport, NY

2018 Western NY Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meeting

A regional meeting to discuss results from 2017 research trials and present information on pest management. Research and outreach programs supported by NY Farm Viability Institute. 3.0 DEC credits available.

Produce Grower Food Safety Training - FSMA and GAPs/HGAPs

January 31 - November 30, -0001


This program is for fruit and vegetable growers who need Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification or GAPs/HGAPs (Good Agricultural Practices/ Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices) training required by buyers (i.e. 3rd-party food safety audits based on a written food safety plan) or if you are just interested in learning about produce safety.

Over the course of the training, certified Produce Safety Alliance trainers will cover content contained in these seven modules:
  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use 
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) 
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation 
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
An optional farm food safety plan writing workshop is offered on January 31. Separate registration required.

2018 Western NY Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meeting (Eastern location)

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 1, 2018
8:00 AM registration, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM program
Irondequoit, NY

2018 Western NY Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meeting (Eastern location)

A regional meeting to discuss results from 2017 research trials and present information on pest management. Research and outreach programs supported by NY Farm Viability Institute. 3.0 DEC credits available.

Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing Conflict in the Workplace

February 2, 2018
5:00-7:30pm
Highland, NY

Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing Conflict in the Workplace

Although everyone likes to be paid, money is not the only, or even most important, motivator for staff retention and performance. Poorly addressed conflict, however, can cost you good employees.  Learn to motivate and retain farm staff while managing conflict and problem farm employees.


Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing Conflict in the Workplace

February 2, 2018
5:00-7:30pm
Highland, NY

Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing Conflict in the Workplace

Although everyone likes to be paid, money is not the only, or even most important, motivator for staff retention and performance. Poorly addressed conflict, however, can cost you good employees.  Learn to motivate and retain farm staff while managing conflict and problem farm employees.


2018 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School Lockport

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 5, 2018
8am - 4:30pm
Lockport, NY

2018 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School Lockport

Regional winter education meetings for commercial tree fruit & small fruit industries in Western NY.

2.75 DEC credits available.
Bring your DEC Applicator ID. If you need DEC credits, please arrive on time to sign the roster and plan to stay all day. DEC will not allow partial credit.

Click details for registration.

2018 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

February 6, 2018


2.75 DEC re-certification credits available the exact number is being determined

Bring your DEC Applicator ID. If you need DEC credits, please arrive on time to sign the roster and plan to stay all day. DEC will not allow partial credit.

Program (speakers & topics confirmed, order of presentations differs by day see agendas below)

  • Protected Culture: Low Tunnels, High Tunnels, Exclusion Netting and How to Control SWD in These Situations - Laura McDermott, CCE-ENYCHP
  • Cherry Fruit Fly - Margaret Kelly, NYS Dept. of Ag & Mkts
  • Launch of the New Precision Smart App - Poliana Francescatto & Jaume Lordan, Cornell
  • IPM update - Tess Grasswitz, CCE-LOF
  • FSMA Update/Requirements - Craig Kahlke, CCE-LOF
  • Building a Fruiting Wall for Future Technology - Mario Miranda Sazo, CCE-LOF
  • Orchard Soil Health - David Granatstein, WSU
  • New York Apple Association—Marketing New York Apples (summary of promotional activities for 2017 crop year and NYAA's strategic work plan) - Cynthia Haskins, NYAA
  • Labor Update - Brett Kast (Niagara County) & Liz Madison (Wayne County)
  • Using Whole-Farm Revenue Protection with Yield Insurance for Fruit Production - Jenny Ifft, Cornell
  • Importance of Bacterial Strains in Cultivar Response to Fire Blight - Awais Khan, Cornell
  • Hail Netting: Is it Right for Your Farm? - Liz Higgins, CCE-ENYCHP
  • Hispanic Worker Training - Kat McCarthy (Niagara County) & Anu Rangarajan (Wayne County), Cornell
  • Orchard Weed Mgmt - Davis Granatstein, WSU
  • Round Table Unanswered questions/discussion any of the day's talks

2018 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School Newark

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2018
8am - 4:30pm
Newark, NY


Regional winter education meetings for commercial tree fruit & small fruit industries in Western NY.

2.75 DEC credits available.
Bring your DEC Applicator ID. If you need DEC credits, please arrive on time to sign the roster and plan to stay all day. DEC will not allow partial credit.

Check details for registration.

Clinton County Pesticide Recertification Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2018
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Plattsburgh, NY


Join CCE Clinton County for two pesticide recertification opportunities!

Cost: $10 for the morning session and $10 for the afternoon session (2 core recertification credits per session)

Why: No matter what category your license is in, your recertification credits must be 25% in your category. The other 75% can be core OR category. We are offering CORE credits in Entomology, Weeds, IPM and Pesticide Safety.

*Important* Categories 1-13 are on a 3 year cycle. Categories 21-41 are on a 5 year cycle. Check the DEC website for more information.


 


Essex County Pesticide Recertification Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 7, 2018
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Westport, NY


Join CCE Essex County for two pesticide recertification opportunities!

Cost: $10 for the morning session and $10 for the afternoon session (2 core recertification credits per session)

Why: No matter what category your license is in, your recertification credits must be 25% in your category. The other 75% can be core OR category. We are offering CORE credits in Entomology, Weeds, IPM and Pesticide Safety.

*Important* Categories 1-13 are on a 3 year cycle. Categories 21-41 are on a 5 year cycle. Check the DEC website for more information.


 


Growing Alliums for Storage & Long Term Sales

February 8, 2018
9:30am-3:30pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Growing Alliums  for Storage & Long Term Sales

Join us for an interactive meeting facilitated by CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture specialists: Amy Ivy, Ethan Grundberg Teresa Rusinek & Crystal Stewart.  A grower panel will also be featured. 

Topics will include:  Growing practices that lead to good storage, tips and tricks for harvest, drying and storage, and ample time for audience questions about garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots.  4 DEC Credits will be available!



 


Vegetable Fertility Considerations for Season Extension

February 8, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jamestown, NY

Vegetable Fertility Considerations for Season Extension

Interested in pushing your fruits and vegetables further with season extension techniques? Mulch, low tunnels, high tunnels and greenhouses all can increase yield and harvest window, but require a different fertility approach. In this session, we will discuss how to provide adequate nutrients to your crops without overloading the soil. By taking a balanced approach we can assure long-term, high yielding soils. Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and much more!

2018 Genesee Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting

February 12, 2018
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Centerville, NY

2018 Genesee Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting

This year's program will included information on growing vegetables and plants. Hear disease and pest management in vegetables, soil nutrient management, grading and packing information, and experience shared by fellow growers. A panel from Finger Lakes Produce Auction and a buyers panel will be featured. 

2018 Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting

February 13, 2018
9:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Clymer, NY

2018 Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting

This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, food safety regulations and soil health for vegetables. 

Greater WNY Vegetable Farming Collaborative Teach-In

February 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Geneva, NY

Greater WNY Vegetable Farming Collaborative Teach-In

To launch this inaugural Teach-In program (discussion group), we will be discussing necessary equipment and how to come up with a plan for solving our seasonal labor issues.

2018 Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference

February 21 - November 30, -0001


This two day conference combines all of ENYCHP's traditional fruit and vegetable meetings into one large event in the Capital Region.  Sessions will include two full days of tree fruit programing, one day of vegetable programing, a half day of berry and half day of agricultural business management. 

Register before February 13th for a reduced rate!  Hot Lunch and admission to the trade show are included with the registration fee.

DEC Credits will be available in the Tree Fruit, Vegetable, and Small Fruit Sessions. 

Rooms are available for those who wish to stay overnight at the Desmond. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 800-448-3500. Please ask for our reduced conference rate.


CCE Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference Additional Vendor Registration

February 21 - November 30, -0001

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

February 21 - February 22, 2018
Niagara Falls, ON


The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is an annual gathering of horticultural crop producers involved in the production of fruits and vegetables.

Cider Tasting & Sensory Education for Apple Growers

February 27, 2018
Lunch - 12PM; Meeting - 1:00PM - 2:30PM (Communications Focus Group Meeting -AM)
Hilton, NY


This tasting, led by grower-cider makers from the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario, will give an overview of the components of orchard-based cider, and illustrate why older varieties and cider apples are prized in fermentation.
Register by February 9, 2018.


Postponed - Lake Ontario Fruit Team Communications Focus Group

February 27, 2018
AM - details TBA
Hilton, NY


This event has been postponed - registration will reopen when a new date is set.

Please join us and share your thoughts on how the Lake Ontario Fruit Team should best communicate with you, the stakeholders!  Technology information overload is upon us - the Lake Ontario Fruit Team wants to use the platforms that best serve you best.  We need your feedback and ideas!

Orange County Onion School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 28, 2018
9:00am-3:30pm
Middletown, NY

Orange County Onion School

Come join us at the Orange County Cooperative Office for our annual onion school!  DEC Credits will be available.

Save $25 if you attend both the Onion School and the March 1st PSA Grower Training Course.  To register for this bundle deal, CLICK HERE


Orange County Onion School & PSA Grower Training Bundle Deal

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 28 - March 1, 2018
Middleton, NY


Please register here only if you plan to attend both the 2018 Onion School on February 28th, and the PSA Grower Training on March 1st.  This bundle deal will save you $25 per person!

Marketing Your Farm as a Great Place to Work

March 1, 2018
5-7:30 pm
Highland, NY

Marketing Your Farm as a Great Place to Work

Do you have a lot of staff turnover? Do you want to improve your communication skills with your employees? This workshop is for you.

Learn to create a work environment that attracts and retains quality employees. You will leave with an assessment of your current employee management strengths and weaknesses, and an outline of an employee handbook that will help you articulate your farm's values to your employees.

PSA Grower Training Course

March 1, 2018
8:30am-4:00pm
Middletown, NY

PSA Grower Training Course

**Save $25 if you attend both the Onion School and the March 1st PSA Grower Training Course. To register for this bundle deal, CLICK HERE

The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.

The Course is designed for 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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in 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.

Registration is mandatory for this event. 


Candidate Interviews for CCE-LOF Business Managment Position

March 2, 2018
All day (specific TBA)
Newark, NY


We have 2 strong candidates for this critical position.  Please join us to hear their seminars, ask questions and evaluate the candidates that could be your future Business Management Fruit Specialist.
Pre-register by February 28, 2018.

Winter Growing Field Trip to Pleasant Valley Farm

March 5, 2018
11:00am-2:00pm
Argyle, NY

Winter Growing Field Trip to Pleasant Valley Farm

Grower field trip to see active winter production in high tunnels.

2018 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 6, 2018
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Batavia, NY

2018 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. A market analysis will be provided as well. We will review research priorities and gather suggestions for future educational programs.

Season Extension with High Tunnels: Know Before You Grow

March 6 - April 10, 2018
Every Tuesday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Season Extension with High Tunnels: Know Before You Grow

Adding weeks to either end of your growing season can mean attaining a premium for having products available well before (or long after) other local growers. But the structures that make this possible --(unheated plastic-covered "high tunnels" or "hoop houses") can cost a lot of money, and they bring special management considerations that need to be understood in order to be profitable additions to your farm.

Offered as an online course through the Cornell Small Farms Program, this course (BF220) is meant for farmers who already have some experience successfully growing vegetables outdoors and are exploring high tunnels as a way to expand the season or improve plant quality. Information will be focused on using high tunnels in colder climates (US Climate Zones 4-6), but can be adapted to other growing regions.

What is my job? Hiring, training and evaluating farm employees effectively

March 8, 2018
5-7:30 pm
Highland, NY

What is my job?  Hiring, training and evaluating farm employees effectively

How well do your employees understand their jobs?

Everyone wants farm employees who know what to do without being told. Unfortunately most people you hire or manage can't read minds. This workshop will help you develop effective tools for training and evaluating new employees or employees moving into new positions. You will learn to develop clear job descriptions, learn techniques in hiring, and training new staff and how to use "just in time" feedback and performance appraisal to both correct problems and motivate your staff.


2018 Pre-Exam Training & Test to Become A Certified Pesticide Applicator

March 13 - March 19, 2018
Classes - March 13 & 15 from 8am - 12:30pm Test - March 19 from 9am - 12pm
Albion, NY


 Pre-Exam Workshop - Pre-register by 26 Feb 2018 with Kim Hazel @ 585-798-4265 ext. 26.
March 13 & 15, 8am-12:30pm
Cost: $50 payable to CCE-Orleans Co.
Certification Exam - to register for exam or if you have questions contact: Justin Schoff @ 607-622-8290.
March 19, 9am-12pm
Cost: $100 payable to DEC

Pre-Season Onion Weed Management Meeting (Wayne County)

March 13, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Newark, NY

Pre-Season Onion Weed Management Meeting (Wayne County)

CVP Onion Specialist Christy Hoepting will provide an informal review of the 2017 Cornell onion herbicide research trials followed by a casual roundtable discussion of weed control in 2018, improved control of problem weeds, threshold for crop injury, and identifying questions/treatments for 2018 herbicide trials.

Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing Conflict in the Workplace

March 15, 2018
5:00-7:30pm
Highland, NY


Although everyone likes to be paid, money is not the only, or even most important, motivator for staff retention and performance. Poorly addressed conflict, however, can cost you good employees.  Learn to motivate and retain farm staff while managing conflict and problem farm employees.


FSMA 7 Hour Grower Training Course - Registration Closed

March 16, 2018
8AM - 5:15PM
Newark, NY


Registration Closed - Course Full

Save the Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Cost & Registration: $70 per farm, maximum of 2 people/farm.
All of you should be aware of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) signed into federal law by President Obama in 2011. I have been writing about it and offering courses for nearly 2 years. If you are not exempt from the Produce Safety Rule, one of the requirements is to take a 7-hour grower training course.
Click details for more information.

Pre-Season Onion Weed Management Meeting (Oswego County)

March 16, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Oswego, NY

Pre-Season Onion Weed Management Meeting (Oswego County)

CVP Onion Specialist Christy Hoepting will provide an informal review of the 2017 Cornell onion herbicide research trials followed by a casual roundtable discussion of weed control in 2018, improved control of problem weeds, threshold for crop injury, and identifying questions/treatments for 2018 herbicide trials.

2018 CCE-LOF Spanish Winter Fruit Schools

March 17 - November 30, -0001


March 16, 2018 - Our Lady of Guadalupe - Roman Catholic Church
March 17, 2018 - Orchard Dale Fruit Farm

Pre-register by March 12th

This years Spanish - speaking fruit school program will provide an indepth and current look at orchard horticulture, pests, hard cider, as well as a review of skills for success and management.

Hudson Valley Pesticide Applicator Pre-Exam Training

March 19 - March 21, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
Highland, NY


CCE ENYCHP Agriculture Specialists will be offering a training to review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the exam. 

Registration Fee covers two days of review:  Monday 3/19 and Wednesday 3/21, 9am-12noon

Exam: Tuesday 3/27, 9AM-1PM

Pre-Season Onion Weed Management Meeting (Elba Muck)

March 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Elba, NY

Pre-Season Onion Weed Management Meeting (Elba Muck)

CVP Onion Specialist Christy Hoepting will provide an informal review of the 2017 Cornell onion herbicide research trials followed by a casual roundtable discussion of weed control in 2018, improved control of problem weeds, threshold for crop injury, and identifying questions/treatments for 2018 herbicide trials.

2018 Pruning Workshop of Apple Orchards in Oswego

March 21, 2018
1:30-4pm
Mexico, NY


Modern pruning techniques of young and mature high density plantings, how to correct/improve "bushy" canopies.

Are you managing your risks as a farm employer? The compliance and safety workshop

March 22, 2018
1:00-4:00pm
Highlnd, NY

Are you managing your risks as a farm employer? The compliance and safety workshop

This is the workshop that covers the nuts and bolts of risk management as a farm employer.  Hear presentations from NYS DOL and NYCAMH on employer regulations and safety.


Apple Crop Insurance Plan for Information Collection Listening Sessions

March 23 - November 30, -0001


Apple Crop Insurance Plan Information Collection
Listening Sessions for Growers, Insurance Co. Staff & Agents

Agralytica of Alexandria, Virginia is conducting a review of the apple insurance plan on behalf of the USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA). As part of the review, Agralytica staff will hold listening sessions with growers, insurance staff and other interested parties in several states. For New York, the sessions will be on March 21 in Rochester and March 23 in Highland. Participants from New England states are also welcome at the Highland session.

NEWA "Hands-On" Workshop: Grapes and Small Fruits

March 28, 2018
9:30 to 11:45am
Voorheesville, NY

NEWA

At this workshop, growers will learn the ins-and-outs of the NEWA system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications).  NEWA is an online system that provides hourly and daily weather data, pest forecasting models, and crop production models, to help implement IPM practices on farms across the Northeast. Attendees will learn how to efficiently navigate the NEWA interface, including how to get weather data, access station specific pages, and effectively utilize models for grape berry moth, black rot, downy mildew, powdery mildew and Phomopsis. New models currently being developed for small fruits will also be discussed.

NEWA "Hands-On" Workshop: Tree Fruits

March 28, 2018
1:00 to 4:00pm
Voorheesville, NY

NEWA

Attendees will learn the ins-and-outs of the NEWA system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications). NEWA is an online system that provides hourly and daily weather data, pest forecasting models, and crop production models, to help implement IPM practices on farms across the Northeast. Attendees will learn how to efficiently navigate the NEWA interface, including how to get weather data, access station specific pages, and effectively utilize models for apple insects and diseases.

20 Minute Farm Manager

April 2 - April 11, 2018
12:00-12:30

20 Minute Farm Manager

Join us for our April lunch and learn series featuring the best of the Good to Great in Ag Labor Management Series.  Each webinar will take about 20 minutes and provide tips and resources to help you get off to a great start with your employees this spring.  Pre-registration is required but the program is free.

2018 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 4, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM English Session / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

2018 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.

2018 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 4, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM English Session / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

2018 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.

Statewide Honeycrisp Sensory Evaluation - Niagara/Orleans & Eastern NY Blocks

April 4, 2018
10 AM - 2 PM
Geneva, NY


Growers and collaborators,

As most of you know, I've been working on a statewide precision harvest management experiment, that is a continuation of Terence Robinson's work with some modifications. It focuses on Honeycrisp within the 3 main production regions of the state, in which all of some of you were involved.

The main goal of this experiment is to develop guidelines for precision harvest management by determining if Honeycrisp orchards can be evaluated at harvest for storage potential using fruit dry matter content, fruit mineral (peel and flesh) content, the DA meter, and piecing together complex block histories and cultural practices.

2018 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

April 5, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM English & Spanish sessions
Albion, NY

2018 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.

2018 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

April 5, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM English & Spanish sessions
Albion, NY

2018 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.

Statewide Honeycrisp Sensory Evaluation - Wayne County Blocks

April 5, 2018
10 AM - 2 PM
Geneva, NY


Growers and collaborators,

As most of you know, I've been working on a statewide precision harvest management experiment, that is a continuation of Terence Robinson's work with some modifications. It focuses on Honeycrisp within the 3 main production regions of the state, in which all of some of you were involved.

The main goal of this experiment is to develop guidelines for precision harvest management by determining if Honeycrisp orchards can be evaluated at harvest for storage potential using fruit dry matter content, fruit mineral (peel and flesh) content, the DA meter, and piecing together complex block histories and cultural practices.


Erie County Beginning Farmer Discussion Group: Vegetable Farming 101

April 12, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Erie County Beginning Farmer Discussion Group: Vegetable Farming 101

Join a group of beginning farmers at CCE Erie to learn the basics of vegetable farming. Darcy Telenko, Fresh Market Vegetable Specialist for the Cornell Vegetable Program, will discuss soil testing, growing vegetables using plastic mulch, and weed and disease management.

Produce Grower Food Safety Training - FSMA and GAPs/HGAPs

April 30, 2018


This program is for fruit and vegetable growers who need Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification or GAPs/HGAPs (Good Agricultural Practices/ Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices) training required by buyers (i.e. 3rd-party food safety audits based on a written food safety plan) or if you are just interested in learning about produce safety.

Over the course of the training, certified Produce Safety Alliance trainers will cover content contained in these seven modules:
  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use 
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) 
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation 
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
An optional farm food safety plan writing workshop is offered on January 31. Separate registration required.

FSMA 7 Hour Grower Training Course Plus optional 2nd Day Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

May 3 - November 30, -0001


This program is for fruit and vegetable growers who need Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification or GAPs/HGAPs (Good Agricultural Practices/ Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices) training required by buyers (i.e. 3rd-party food safety audits based on a written food safety plan) or if you are just interested in learning about produce safety.

Over the course of the training, certified Produce Safety Alliance trainers will cover content contained in these seven modules:
  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use 
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) 
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation 
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
An optional farm food safety plan writing workshop is offered on May 3. Separate registration required.

FSMA 7-Hour Grower Training Course plus optional 2nd Day Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

May 3 - November 30, -0001


This program is for fruit and vegetable growers who need Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification or GAPs/HGAPs (Good Agricultural Practices/ Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices) training required by buyers (i.e. 3rd-party food safety audits based on a written food safety plan) or if you are just interested in learning about produce safety.

Over the course of the training, certified Produce Safety Alliance trainers will cover content contained in these seven modules:
  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use 
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) 
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation 
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
An optional farm food safety plan writing workshop is offered on May 3. Separate registration required.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances

May 15, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances

Setting Up Your Farm's Accounts in Your Financial System

Part of a 20 minute lunchtime webinar series held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.  

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances (Pt.II)

May 22, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances (Pt.II)

Understanding Depreciation

Part of a 20 minute lunchtime webinar series held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics. 

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances (Pt.III)

May 29, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances (Pt.III)

Understanding Assets and Liabilities vs Income and Expenses

Part of a 20 minute lunchtime webinar series held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.  

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: NYS Ag Assessment 101

June 5, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: NYS Ag Assessment 101

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Local Zoning 101

June 12, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Local Zoning 101

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.  

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: NYS Ag Districts 101

June 19, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: NYS Ag Districts 101

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.  

2018 WNY Fresh Market Vegetable Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 19, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:55 PM; dinner served at 8:00 PM
Eden, NY

2018 WNY Fresh Market Vegetable Twilight Meeting

An early season fresh market vegetable discussion of issues and to present information on pest management tools. Marion Zuefle, NYS IPM, will review and demonstrate how to scout for sweet corn pests and identify major sweet corn insect pests. John Wallace, Cornell, and Bryan Brown, NYS IPM, will discuss major weed biology, identification, and weed management tools in vegetables. The Cornell Vegetable Program's Darcy Telenko will lead a crop walk and talk about early season pest monitoring and management options. And Robert Hadad, Cornell Vegetable Program, will provide an update on FSMA ad implications for the 2018 season.

2018 Annual Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting Featuring Herbicide Trial Tours

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 21, 2018
5:30 PM dinner, 6:00 - 8:30 PM program and tours
Elba, NY

2018 Annual Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting Featuring Herbicide Trial Tours

All onion growers are invited to this event which will feature trial tours and demonstrations of pre- and post-emergent weed control in direct seeded onions. 2.0 DEC recertification credits and CCA credits will be available.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Using On-line Data and Maps to Assess a Property Remotely

June 26, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Using On-line Data and Maps to Assess a Property Remotely

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Controlling Listeria in Apple Packinghouses

June 28, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Highland, NY


The program has been developed by Ms. Genevieve Sullivan, a Ph.D. student with Dr. Martin Wiedmann's Food Safety Lab at Cornell University. Topics covered will include: FSMA as it relates to fruit packing facilities; The biology of Listeria monocytogenes, including impacts and risk factors; and the practical aspects of packing house sanitation.

Attention Champlain Growers:  We will be hosting a similar event in the northern part of the region in late July.  More details to come! 

Controlling Listeria in Apple Packinghouses: Champlain Valley

June 28, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Highland, NY


The program has been developed by Ms. Genevieve Sullivan, a Ph.D. student with Dr. Martin Wiedmann's Food Safety Lab at Cornell University. Topics covered will include: FSMA as it relates to fruit packing facilities; The biology of Listeria monocytogenes, including impacts and risk factors; and the practical aspects of packing house sanitation.

Attention Champlain Growers:  We will be hosting a similar event in the northern part of the region in late July.  More details to come! 

Garlic Twilight Meeting

June 28, 2018
5pm-7pm
Hurley, NY

Garlic Twilight Meeting

During this field meeting see various cultural techniques to minimize fusarium demonstrated on a field level, including black plastic and white plastic mulches compared to straw and bare ground. We will also have a discussion of allium leaf miner management!

This event is free thanks to the generous support of Northeast SARE, but registration is appreciated.

2018 CCE LOF PGR Orchard Tour

June 29, 2018
8am - 1:30pm; lunch & celebration 2-5pm
Geneva, NY


We invite you to attend the talk titled "Understanding the Use of Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) on Growth and Development of Fruit Trees" (Poliana Francescatto, NYSAES, Geneva), followed by a tour of her research plots at the NYSAES on Friday June 29, from 8am until 1:30pm. Following the tour, there will be a lunch buffet and a grower celebration to honor Poliana's work accomplishments at the Ramada Lakefront Hotel in Geneva from 2-5pm. Pre-register by 25 June 2018
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20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Budgeting 101

July 3, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Budgeting 101

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Garlic Twilight Meeting

July 5, 2018
6:00 PM - ???
Albion, NY

Garlic Twilight Meeting

Join CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists Christy Hoepting and Robert Hadad, and Frank Hay, Cornell, for a viewing of replicated garlic field trials including a nitrogen fertility trial, a Fusarium fungicide trial, an Eriophyid mite control trial, and an herbicide trial (potentially).

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Assessing a Capitol Investment

July 10, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Assessing a Capitol Investment

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 10, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dewittville, NY

Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting

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 staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

LOF Summer Fruit Tour 2018

July 12, 2018
All Day

LOF Summer Fruit Tour 2018

Register now for this free annual tour featuring cutting edge farms. Annual tour featuring the following cutting edge farms: Smith Brothers, VanDeWalle Fruit Farm, and Cherry Lawn Farms. Attendees will see tree decline on NY-1, a successful On-farm nursery, large new tall spindle plantings of high-value varieties, the economics of new high density plantings, hail-netting, soil health, and more!

Register by July 10th!

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Relevant Information and Sensitivity Analysis

July 17, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Relevant Information and Sensitivity Analysis

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Ontario Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 17, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stanley, NY

Ontario Produce Auction Growers Meeting

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 staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

Berry Field Meeting: Exclusion Netting & SWD Monitoring

July 19, 2018
5-7pm
Poughkeepsie, NY


Join us at Poughkeepsie Farm Project, host site for our CCE SWD exclusion netting trial in raspberries. Peter Jentsch of the Hudson Valley Research Lab will discuss the netting trial, and the use of attract and kill baits in a U-Pick raspberry planting. A low tunnel over strawberries will be available for viewing. Bring a fruit sample for salt flotation testing, or a plant sample if you have other berry questions.

Attendees can enter for a chance to win free SWD monitoring traps!

Orleans Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lyndonville, NY

Orleans Produce Auction Growers Meeting

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 staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Pricing for Profit

July 24, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Pricing for Profit

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Controlling Listeria in Apple Packinghouses: Champlain Valley

July 24, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Chazy, NY


The program has been developed by Ms. Genevieve Sullivan, a Ph.D. student with Dr. Martin Wiedmann's Food Safety Lab at Cornell University. Topics covered will include: FSMA as it relates to fruit packing facilities; The biology of Listeria monocytogenes, including impacts and risk factors; and the practical aspects of packing house sanitation.



Seneca County Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 25, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ovid, NY

Seneca County Produce Auction Growers Meeting

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 staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Yates)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 27, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dundee, NY

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Yates)

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 staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Know When to Hold'em, Know When to Fold'em (assessing performance)

July 31, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Know When to Hold'em, Know When to Fold'em (assessing performance)

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 31, 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems Field Day

A Field Day for Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems is being held July 31st at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro, NY. It will featurein-field demonstrations of equipment and discussions with speakers and growers. Rotate between 3 demonstration/discussionstations in the morning, 3 more in the afternoon.

Topics include: roller-crimping, zone tillage in high residue, in-row cultivation tools, stale seedbed and weed seed bank management strategies with an overall focus on soil health.

Check out more information below. It is free to the public. 

LOF NextGen Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour 2018

August 2 - August 4, 2018
Thursday August 2 morning through Saturday August 4 evening
Gettysburg, PA

LOF NextGen Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour 2018

Online Registration is Now Open for NextGen Young Fruit Grower Study Tour in PA, August 2-4!


The 3rd annual NextGen Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour will be held in the Adams County region of Pennsylvania August 2nd-4th.

The Young Growers Alliance (YGA) of Pennsylvania, the LOF team, the Future Fruit Growers of Lake Ontario, along with Matt Wells (New York Apple Sales), have organized an excellent itinerary.

The study tour is focused on helping next generation growers develop the knowledge and skills needed to take their family farms into the future.

Online registration is now open! Click "View Details" for more information about the event and to register!

If you do not receive a confirmation email after submitting the registration form, please contact Mark at mw883@cornell.edu or 315-272-8530!

Coffee & Donuts Meet & Greet

August 6, 2018
M 10 am - 11 am
Eden, NY

Coffee & Donuts Meet & Greet

Come out and meet the CVP's two new specialists! We're both looking to develop research and extension programs and want to hear from you!

Ali Nafchi is our new precision ag specialist, and as a huge bonus, he has an engineering background. Elizabeth Buck is the new fresh market specialist for the western-most counties. She has a strong background in weed science and works on crop protection concerns in a wide variety of crops.

Northern Berry Field Meeting

August 6, 2018
5:00pm-7:00pm
Peru, NY


Topics will include general berry culture, foliar sampling, and pest management including cranberry fruitworm and SWD.  Growers are encouraged to bring their questions!

Western NY Hard Cider Tour - Online Registration is Closed

August 6, 2018
9am-3pm; 3:30pm Optional cider tasting at Mullers Cider House
Wolcott, NY


Limited walk-ins accepted.  Please call Craig at 585-735-5448.
Come visit the orchards of the first NY growers of European and American Hard Cider varieties.
Tour will include 2 farms and 1 nursery in Wayne County, ending (optional) with a tasting at Mullers Cider House, Rochester. The tour & lunch are $5 with registration has been extended to Aug 2nd.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Crop Insurance 101

August 7, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Crop Insurance 101

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Crop Insurance for Diverse Farms

August 14, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Crop Insurance for Diverse Farms

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting - Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 14, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Frewsburg, NY

Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting - Field Meeting

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 staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Flood Insurance and Other Disaster Programs

August 21, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Flood Insurance and Other Disaster Programs

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Fresh Market Vegetable Grading & Packing Workshop

August 21, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Deposit, NY

Fresh Market Vegetable Grading & Packing Workshop

Are you interested in farm to school or selling to institutional markets? Maybe you'd like to know more about grading and packing your fresh market produce right in the field? CCE Broome County, in partnership with the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and the Cornell Baskets to Pallets program, is offering a hands-on, on-farm experience designed to prepare farms in NY, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets.

Berry Field Meeting: Using Hummingbirds to Help Control SWD

August 22, 2018
5-7pm
Salem, NY

Berry Field Meeting: Using Hummingbirds to Help Control SWD

Biological and Cultural controls of SWD are possible. Come learn about ongoing research into encouraging hummingbird predation on SWD adults.  Dr. Juliet Carroll of NYS IPM will also discuss new research into better thresholds for monitoring SWD and how those thresholds will more accurately inform spray decisions. Managing crop canopy and weeds are also critical for SWD control. 

If you don't want to spray we will have current information on exclusion netting work.


Oswego Onion Growers Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 22, 2018
4:00 PM registration, 4:30-6:30 PM educational program, 7:00 PM dinner
Oswego, NY

Oswego Onion Growers Twilight Meeting

This in-field twilight meeting will feature a tour of Christy Hoepting's fungicide trial for Stemphylium leaf blight and Botrytis leaf blight. Hoepting will share head to head comparisons of FRAC groups, alternatives to FRAC 3 and 7, reduced rates, and fungicide programs. A first look at 2018 results from onion thrips research trials will be presented by Brian Nault and Ashley Leach, Cornell University. Hear about the 2018 onion maggot research trial results and new research initiative with Brian Nault and Erica Moretti. Hoepting will also provide information about a new seed treatment for onion smut control.

3rd Annual Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 23, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM plus light supper and networking
Portland, NY

3rd Annual Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

Research trial results, cultural technique showcases, and effective varieties and treatments for organic and IPM production are the meeting focus. We will highlight current disease issues, their detection & spread based on this season's climate conditions, and management tools available to reduce yield impacts. Sessions will also be offered on pest identification and control options.  Regional equipment dealers and industry representatives will be invited to display equipment and new technology.

2.25 DEC credits available in categories 1a, 10 and 23

Genesee Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Allegany County)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 24, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dalton, NY

Genesee Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Allegany 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 staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

2018 CCE LOF Hispanic Summer Fruit Tour - Registration Period Extended!

August 25, 2018
1:30pm - 5:30pm


Preregistration is required for this FREE event.  This tour of 2 Wanye County orchards will include horticultural stops hosted by Adan Aguilera form VanDeWalle Fruit Farm and Hormisa Bellona and Ignacio "Nacho" Onofre form Teeple Fruit Farm.

Powdery Mildew Biofungicide Trial Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 29, 2018
4-6PM with light refreshments after
Amsterdam, NY

Powdery Mildew Biofungicide Trial Meeting

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Vegetable Specialist Crystal Stewart and New York State Integrated Pest Management Biocontrol Specialist Dr. Amara Dunn for a field walk through the biocontrol trial field, cover powdery mildew control trials with biopesticides, and discuss how biopesticides fit into a regular integrated pest management program.

Greater WNY Veg Farming Collaborative Teach-In: In-Row Cultivation Demo

August 30, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Geneva, NY

Greater WNY Veg Farming Collaborative Teach-In: In-Row Cultivation Demo

Controlling in-row weeds with cultivation is very challenging. Newer in-row cultivators allow for use of finger weeders, torsion weeders, disk hillers, and harrows to be guided along the row. These tools will be on hand for participants to set up and use in beets. The results of a trial comparing the effect of these tools used on different size beets will also be demonstrated by Bryan Brown, PhD., Integrated Weed Management Specialist, NYS IPM Program.

Annies Project: Business Education for Farm Women

September 6, 2018
9:00am to 2:00pm
Kingston, NY


Women are increasingly taking on management and ownership roles in farm businesses.  Annie's Project - Education for Farm Women is designed to strengthen women's roles in the modern farm enterprise. Annie's Project program fosters problem solving, networking, and decision-making skills in farm women. A four session program is offered this fall and winter at CCE Ulster County.

Cornell Fruit Pest Control Field Days & Networking Lunch with Industry

September 6 - September 7, 2018
8:30am - Registration


The Cornell Fruit Pest Control Field Days will take place during Labor Day week on Sept. 6-7 this year, with the Geneva portion taking place on Thursday Sept. 6, and the Hudson Valley installment on the second day, Friday, Sept. 7.

USDA-ARS Apple, Grape, and Tart Cherry Germplasm Collection Tour

September 15, 2018
9 AM - 11 AM
Geneva, NY


A tour through the orchard and vineyard discussing the fruit germplasm collection.
Click view details for more information.

Rear Your Own Entomopathogenic Nematode Demonstration

September 27, 2018
4:00pm- 6:00pm
Hurley, NY

Rear Your Own Entomopathogenic Nematode Demonstration

The upcoming EPN workshop is an opportunity for interested growers to learn hands on how to successfully rear and/or apply nematodes to their farm fields. Growers will also learn about EPN biology and the various crop pests that EPNs can help manage.

With Speakers: Elson Shields and Tony Testa of Cornell University; Teresa Rusinek and Charles Bornt of the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program 

This event is rain or shine. You can register by clicking here

For more information, you can call Teresa Rusinek at 845 392-6776.

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Assessing and Managing Your Financial Risk from Agritourism

September 28, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY


Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Production/Weather Risk From Agritourism

October 5, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY


Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Cover Crops Field Meeting

October 11, 2018
4:00 - 5:30pm
Willsboro, NY

Cover Crops Field Meeting

A field visit to see and compare a variety of fall cover crops, planted in two different soil types, two weeks apart. We'll discuss establishment, choices, management and timing of several cover crops.

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Legal Risk From Agritourism

October 12, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY


Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Marketing Risk From Agritourism

October 19, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY


Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Using Unmanned Aircraft in the Orchard

October 20, 2018
Orleans County 10-30am - NOON; Wayne County 1:30pm - 3:30pm


Free Drone Orchard Use Workshop on 20 October 2018
Same Informative Drone Workshop  Offered at 2 Different Locations
10:30am - Noon @ Lamont Fruit Farm
1:30pm - 3:30pm @ VanDeWalle Fruit Farm
View Details for registration information.

Pumpkin Variety Trial Meeting (Northern Location)

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 24, 2018
1:00pm- 3:00pm
Melrose, NY


Join Chuck Bornt and Teresa Rusinek from CCE ENYCHP for our 2018 pumpkin variety trial results. We trialed 48 different pumpkin varieties of various shapes and sizes, from different companies. Come on out and see how they look!

1.5 DEC recertification credits in categories 23, 1a, 10

Pumpkin Variety Trial Meeting (Southern Location)

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 25, 2018
1:00pm- 3:00pm
Kingston, NY


Join Chuck Bornt and Teresa Rusinek from CCE ENYCHP for our 2018 pumpkin variety trial results. We trialed 48 different pumpkin varieties of various shapes and sizes, from different companies. Come on out and see how they look!

1.5 DEC recertification credits in categories 23, 1a, 10

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Human Resource Risk From Agritourism

October 26, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY


Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting

November 2, 2018
F 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Rushford, NY

Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting

This meeting will focus on soil health assessment techniques, crop selection, and rotations. We will discuss what we can learn from the past growing season and how to put vegetable fields to bed for the winter.

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Successful Agritourism Farmer Panel

November 2, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY


Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

2018 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Conference

November 7 - November 8, 2018


Developing your brand and marketing strategies to increase sales.

For more info. click details or for registration, and agenda visit: https://dyson.cornell.edu/outreach/strategic-marketing-conference.html

Cover Crops in Veg Production Webinar

November 8, 2018
7:00-8:00pm

Cover Crops in Veg Production Webinar

Join Chuck Bornt, Amy Ivy and Mike Davis in a discussion of cover crops choices and timing in vegetable production. This will be held live via Zoom webinar, then recorded and posted for later viewing.

Farm Financial Education for Women - Annies Project

November 12 - January 14, 2019
9:00am to 2:00pm
Kingston, NY


This 4-part series is designed for women who are farm owners or farm managers, or who anticipate moving into a decision-making position on a farm.  The program runs from November through January.

Certificates will be awarded from Annie's Project to those who complete all sessions and who have applied to have the program qualify for FSA borrower training.

Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies on Farms for Extreme Weather

November 27, 2018
10:00am -3:00pm
Kingston, NY

Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies on Farms for Extreme Weather

Learn from Cornell University experts why extreme weather events are occurring more frequently, how these events are linked to climate change and what can be done to address them.

This free workshop is designed for farmers and those considering farming. Lunch is included.  

Fruit Category Pesticide Exam and Orchard IPM Basics

November 27, 2018
1:30pm-3pm
Plattsburgh, NY

Fruit Category Pesticide Exam and Orchard IPM Basics

At this meeting, we will review orchard Integrated Pest Management (IPM), referencing from the NY Private Fruit Category (22) manual. We will first review the core foundations of integrated pest management, and then discuss as a group some of the key pests found in Northern New York orchards. 

How To Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

November 27, 2018
10am-1pm
Plattsburgh, NY

How To Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

Receive an overview of the application, testing process, and key concepts of the materials needed to obtain a private or commercial NYSDEC pesticide applicator license. 

94th Annual Cumberland-Shenandoah Fruit Workers Conference

November 29 - November 30, 2018
NA
Winchester, VA


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 IS THE DEADLINE FOR DISCOUNTED PRE-REGISTRATION ($70) AND SUBMISSION OF PRESENTATION TITLES.

Other important dates to remember:
• November 14: Pre-registration deadline. Onsite registration only after this date.
• November 15: Hotel reservation deadline for the discounted conference rate.

Research Results with High Tunnel Veg Crops Webinar

November 29, 2018
7:00-8:00pm

Research Results with High Tunnel Veg Crops Webinar

Join Amy Ivy, Judson Reid and Mike Davis in a discussion and review of the results their recent high tunnel vegetable trials. The discussion will be tailored to those who attend so bring your questions and experiences to share and discuss. Trials reviewed will include:
• Winter spinach nitrogen sources and rates (still underway)
• Pushing warm season crops for earliest harvest with and without covers
• Red bell pepper variety trial, comparing standard varieties to greenhouse varieties
• Training and pruning greenhouse peppers
• Cherry pepper pruning and training
This will be held live via Zoom webinar, then recorded and posted for later viewing for those who can't attend the live session.

Research Results with High Tunnel Vegetable Crops Webinar

November 29, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Research Results with High Tunnel Vegetable Crops Webinar

Join Amy Ivy, Judson Reid and Mike Davis in a discussion and review of the results their recent high tunnel vegetable trials. The discussion will be tailored to those who attend so bring your questions and experiences to share and discuss. Trials reviewed will include:
  • Winter spinach nitrogen sources and rates (still underway)
  • Pushing warm season crops for earliest harvest with and without covers
  • Red bell pepper variety trial, comparing standard varieties to greenhouse varieties
  • Training and pruning greenhouse peppers
  • Cherry pepper pruning and training 
This will be held live via Zoom webinar, then recorded and posted for later viewing for those who can't attend the live session. The event is hosted by the CCE ENY Commercial Horticulture Program.

2018 Processing Snap Bean Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 4, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, complimentary lunch following the meeting
Canandaigua, NY

2018 Processing Snap Bean Advisory Meeting

Discuss the 2018 snap bean growing season and management concerns. Reports and discussion of the 2018 Snap Bean Research Projects funded by the 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. 1.75 DEC recertification credits (categories 10, 1a, 23) will be offered.

FREE NY Pollinator Habitat Short Course register ASAP to receive all course materials

December 6, 2018
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Newark, NY


This full day workshop will focus on concepts around protecting and enhancing populations of pollinators, especially bees, in agricultural landscapes. The course will provide an overview of bee natural history and farm practices that support pollinators, such as protecting and creating habitat, modified horticultural practices, and advice on how to manage pests while protecting pollinators.


The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 8, 2018
5:00PM-8:00PM
Highland, NY

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Join Peter Jentsch & Dr. Srdan Acimovic, homeowners and management professionals for a three-week series, each evening discussion and workshop focusing on 3 hours devoted to establishing
and maintaining new or existing estate orchards using 3 with apple and cider tastings, hands-on experience in our research orchards. Dec 8th, 15th, 22nd.

2018 Processing Vegetable Crops Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 12, 2018
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:15 - 3:00 PM
Batavia, NY

2018 Processing Vegetable Crops Advisory Meeting

Sweet corn, pea, beet, and carrot processing growers and industry members are invited to attend. Discuss the 2018 growing season and management concerns. Reports and discussion of the 2018 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. 

High Tunnel Farmer to Farmer Meeting

December 12, 2018
9:00am to 4:30pm
Poughkeepsie, NY


Join us for a facilitated farmer to farmer style workshop focused on high tunnel production and management. Though the final meeting agenda will be developed on the day of the meeting with input from attendees, it is expected that topics covered will include season long soil fertility management, high tunnel model selection and construction considerations, biological pest and disease management, and more. 

Reduced Tillage on Muck Soils: Results and Farmer Discussion from 2018 Trials

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 13, 2018
10:15am-12:00pm
Pine Island, NY

Reduced Tillage on Muck Soils: Results and Farmer Discussion from 2018 Trials

Join Ethan Grundberg and Chuck Bornt of CCE ENYCHP on Thursday, December 13th for a review and discussion of the 2018 reduced tillage trials on muck soils. They will cover cover crops used, equipment, cultural practices and the goals and results of the trials. 

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 15, 2018
5:00PM-8:00PM
Highland, NY

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Join Peter Jentsch & Dr. Srdan Acimovic, homeowners and management professionals for a three-week series, each evening discussion and workshop focusing on 3 hours devoted to establishing
and maintaining new or existing estate orchards using 3 with apple and cider tastings, hands-on experience in our research orchards. Dec 8th, 15th, 22nd.

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 22, 2018
5:00PM-8:00PM
Highland, NY

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Join Peter Jentsch & Dr. Srdan Acimovic, homeowners and management professionals for a three-week series, each evening discussion and workshop focusing on 3 hours devoted to establishing
and maintaining new or existing estate orchards using 3 with apple and cider tastings, hands-on experience in our research orchards. Dec 8th, 15th, 22nd.

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Educational Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 3, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Educational Meeting

This meeting is our annual winter educational event for Finger Lakes Produce Auction growers. This year we focus on disease management in cole crops, strawberries, food safety and greenhouse flowers. 2.0 recertification credits in private vegetable category.

Ontario Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2019
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Stanley, NY

Ontario Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

This meeting is our annual winter educational event for Ontario Produce Auction growers. This year we focus on disease management in high tunnel tomatoes, vine crops and greenhouse flowers. Grower and buyer panels will be presented as well irrigation and plastic mulch. DEC pesticide applicator recertification credits have been requested.

2019 Becker Forum - Registration now open - follow the link

January 14, 2019
8:30am - 5pm
Liverpool, NY


Farm Labor: Planning for the Future

2019 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15 - January 17, 2019
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

2019 Empire State Producers EXPO

The 2019 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit, flower 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. 

2019 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15 - January 17, 2019
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

2019 Empire State Producers EXPO

The 2019 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit, flower 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. 

Pre-Exam Training & Test to Become A Certified Pesticide Applicator

January 15, 2019
12pm - 4:30pm
Newark, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County & DEC are proud to offer a Pre-Exam Training and Test to Become A Certified Pesticide Applicator

Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard and Tess Grasswitz will review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the exam.
Manual orders due by February 11.
Pre-register by March 4.

All participants must have experience working on their own farm, or throught employment on another farm. Participants must register directly with DEC to take the Exam and have any questions on exam eligibility answered by DEC representatives.

click on more details for registration & order info.

2019 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Produce Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 28, 2019
M 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Jamestown, NY

2019 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Produce Meeting

This annual winter educational event for the Chautauqua Produce Auction will educate produce growers on pest management, variety selection, and marketing issues in fresh market crops grown for auction. Specific topics include season extension techniques and high tunnels, growing good onions and preventing early die-back, Strawberries 101, managing worms and Alternaria in Cole Crops, lessons learned at the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction, strategic crop management for increased profitability, Spotted Lantern Fly updates, and updates on FSMA, GAPS, and On-Farm Readiness Reviews.

This is a multi-discipline produce meeting featuring expert speakers in vegetable and fruit production and a Q&A panel of experienced, successful growers.

Ag Workforce Development Council's Labor Road Show II

January 28 - January 31, 2019
9am - 4pm


Postponed: Labor Road Show II today January 31 in Canandaigua is postponed due to dangerous weather

Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement, safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

Labor Road Show II (Peru, NY)

January 28, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
Peru, NY

Labor Road Show II (Peru, NY)

Sharing on behalf of the Ag Labor Development Council: If you have employees, then you need to be at the New York Labor Road Show II. Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement , safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

2019 Allegany-Cattaraugus Produce Growers Meeting

January 29, 2019
T 9:30am - 3:30pm
Freedom, NY

2019 Allegany-Cattaraugus Produce Growers Meeting

A fresh market vegetable meeting for beginner to intermediate growers. The meeting will emphasize grower perspectives and present both organic and conventional management information. Topics include soil health, onions, GAPs, good crop establishment, flower production, and organic tomato production. Lunch included for those pre-registering by noon on January 24th.

Labor Road Show II (Ballston Spa, NY)

January 29, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Labor Road Show II (Ballston Spa, NY)

Sharing on behalf of the Ag Labor Development Council: If you have employees, then you need to be at the New York Labor Road Show II. Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement , safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

High Tunnel Farmer to Farmer Meeting

February 4, 2019
9:00am to 4:30pm
Poughkeepsie, NY

High Tunnel Farmer to Farmer Meeting

Join us for a facilitated farmer to farmer style workshop focused on high tunnel production and management. Though the final meeting agenda will be developed on the day of the meeting with input from attendees, it is expected that topics covered will include season long soil fertility management, high tunnel model selection and construction considerations, biological pest and disease management, and more. 

2019 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School - registration extended

February 5, 2019


1.5 DEC re-certification credits available
     Category                        Category                   Credits
     Research/Demo                10                             1.50
     Agricultural Plant               1a                             1.50
     Fruit                                   22                             1.50
     Regulatory                         9                               1.50

Bring your DEC Applicator ID. If you need DEC credits, please arrive on time to sign the roster and plan to stay all day. DEC will not allow partial credit.

Presentations (order of presentations differs by day see agendas pdf below)

  • Managing of Grafted Apple Trees to One-, Two-, or More Leaders/Tree - Mario Miranda Sazo
  • Hailnetting and Reflective Fabrics - CCE - LOF Team
  • Labor update - NYS Hort Society
  • The Next Step in Precision Chemical Thinning - Terence Robinson
  • New York Apple Association - Marketing New York Apples - Cynthia Haskins
  • Progress on developing management strategies for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Spotted Wing Drosophila - Peter Jentsch
  • The occurrence of an endemic Nosema pathogen in Brown Marmorated Stink Bug populations in NY and surrounding states - Carrie Preston
  • LOF mission, purpose, & impact - Craig Kahlke
  • Nutrient Management in Berry Crops - Marvin Pritts
  • Introduction to New Berry Specialist, Harvest NY Team - Esther Kibbe
  • IPM update - Tess Grasswitz
  • Update on new invasive species: European cherry Fruit Fly and Spotted Lanternfly - Margaret Kelly
  • From the Soil Up: Integrated Nutritional Management for Quality and Bitter Pit Resistance in Apple Production - John Kempf
  • Panel on Retail Trends from Apple Wholesalers

If your farm is not enrolled in fruit through CCE of Wayne, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, or as "Satellite" enrollee, the pre-registration fee is $100, or $145 at the door for In region (you farm in one of the above counties) or $185 or $230 at the door for Satellite (farms from county different from above listed).

Check with your county CCE for enrollment status; enrollment forms can be found at
https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/enrollment.php .

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

February 13, 2019
W 8:00 AM registration, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM program
Albion, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 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.'

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

February 13, 2019
8:00 AM registration/refreshments, 8:30 AM starts - 5:30 PM adjourns
Albion, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Who Should Attend

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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 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.'

Registration/refreshments at 8am
Program starts promptly at 8:30am
Adjourns at 5:30pm

PSA Grower Training Course

February 19, 2019
8:00am- 5:15pm
Albany, NY

PSA Grower Training Course

The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.

The Course is designed for 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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in 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.

Registration is mandatory for this event.   
Hosted by CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program during our 2019 Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Note: You do NOT need to register for the Fruit and Vegetable Conference to attend this training. 


2019 Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference

February 21 - November 30, -0001


Join us for the 2nd Annual Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference! This year we will be expanding our conference to include a third day and many exciting new sessions. Preliminary agenda is now available. Mark your calendars, and don't miss this great line-up!

DEC credits have been awarded - see program for details. 

Multi day discounts are available for two and three day registrations. 


Fresh Market Vegetable Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21, 2019
Th 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Newark, NY

Fresh Market Vegetable Grower Meeting

This course will educate fresh market growers on current pest management, food safety, and marketing issues in fresh market crops. Specific topics covered include: managing the weed seedbank, Farm to School marketing opportunities, Late Blight updates, FSMA On-Farm Readiness Reviews, biopesticides and biostimulants and how they work, wash line equipment cleaning checklist, and a discussion of production problems throughout the 2018 growing season.

62nd IFTA Annual Conference

February 24 - February 28, 2019
Rochester, NY

62nd IFTA Annual Conference

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - February

February 25, 2019
12:00-1:00

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers -  February

To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.

Spotted Lanternfly Webinars

February 26 - March 4, 2019

Spotted Lanternfly Webinars

The Northeaster IPM Center, in conjunction with the New York State IPM Program and NY Department of Agriculture and Markets, is hosting a series of commodity-specific webinars on the Spotted Lanternfly.

Learn about H2A and H2B

February 27, 2019
11:00am-2:30pm
Kingston, NY

Learn about H2A and H2B

Join representatives from the NYS DOL to learn about these two valuable visa programs for bringing foreign workers legally to the US to work on your farm or related business in both agricultural work and non-agricultural work. This program is hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Eastern NY Commercial Hort. Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.

11:00am-12:00noon H2A The H-2A program allows U.S. employers or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural jobs.

1:00pm-2:30pm H2B The H-2B program allows U.S. employers or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs.

2019 Orange County Onion School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 5, 2019
8:45am - 3:45pm
Pine Island, NY

2019 Orange County Onion School

Come join us at the Pine Island Fire Department for our annual onion school!  Approved for 4.0 DEC re-certification credits.

Effective Management of Farm Employees: Eastern NY Session

March 5 - March 6, 2019
2 days: 9:00am to 5:00pm March 5 and 9:00am to 1:00pm March 6
Hyde Park, NY

Effective Management of Farm Employees: Eastern NY Session

Managing people is a skill that can be learned, much like operating equipment, or growing crops. Do you expect yourself or your employees to learn those other skills on their own? Most people are not born with people management skills and benefit from coaching. Labor is one of your farm's biggest expenses - how well are you managing it?

Designing a Safe and Sanitizable Packing Line

March 6, 2019
W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Branchport, NY

Designing a Safe and Sanitizable Packing Line

Join Robert Hadad, CVP vegetable specialist, to learn about how to design a produce packing line that fits your budget and maximizes efficiency and food safety. This workshop will cover what you need to take into account when designing your line, along with how you can modify an existing system to for increased sanitation and efficiency. Robert will also discuss how packing line and packing house design fits in with the new Food Safety Modernization Act requirements.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 11 - March 12, 2019
M 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; T 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Binghamton, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Are you a farmer interested in produce safety? Are your markets asking for food safety plans or third party verification? Do you want to understand produce safety issues as they relate to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Food Safety Rule, third party audits and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)? Participation in this training, hosted by CCE Broome County, will give you the tools to create an on-farm food safety plan and complete one of the requirements of either FSMA OR the New York State Grown and Certified branding program. We will also discuss potential funding streams to make infrastructure upgrades to your farm related to food safety!

Effective Management of Farm Employees: Western NY Session

March 13 - March 14, 2019
2 days: 10:30am to 4:30pm March 13 and 10:30am to 4:30pm March 14
Rochester, NY

Effective Management of Farm Employees: Western NY Session

This program is full!

Managing people is a skill that can be learned, much like operating equipment, or growing crops. Do you expect yourself or your employees to learn those other skills on their own? Most people are not born with people management skills and benefit from coaching. Labor is one of your farm's biggest expenses - how well are you managing it?

Pre-Exam Training & Test to Become A Certified Pesticide Applicator

March 13 - March 15, 2019
12pm - 4:30pm
Newark, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County & DEC are proud to offer a Pre-Exam Training and Test to Become A Certified Pesticide Applicator

Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard and Tess Grasswitz will review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the exam.
Manual orders due by February 11.
Pre-register by March 4.

All participants must have experience working on their own farm, or throught employment on another farm. Participants must register directly with DEC to take the Exam and have any questions on exam eligibility answered by DEC representatives.

click on view details for registration & order info.

2019 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Variety Evaluation

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2019
F 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Geneva, NY

2019 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Variety Evaluation

Join us for updates on dry bean production and marketing, Western bean cutworm activity, white mold management, breeding, varieties, and the use of dry beans in school lunches. We will also review research priorities and gather suggestions for future educational programs. The second half of the program will feature evaluation of the Cornell dry bean variety trial with 56 dry bean cultivars that were canned by Furmano Foods on display for taste and visual appearance. 

Pre-Season Oswego Onion Meeting Featuring Management of Onion Maggot

March 18, 2019
10:00 AM - Noon
Oswego, NY

Pre-Season Oswego Onion Meeting Featuring Management of Onion Maggot

Local onion growers are invited to an informal discussion of specific topics ahead of the growing season. Brian Nault, Cornell, will review 2016-2018 Cornell onion maggot research trial results. Growers can share their personal experiences controlling onion maggot and we'll discuss novel approaches for control of onion maggot in New York in the future. 

Lake Ontario Fruit Advisory Meeting

March 19, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Spencerport, NY


Please join us for our annual winter advisory meeting where you can spend time with the Lake Ontario Fruit Program team reviewing the team's educational programs and most importantly providing us feedback. Advisory meetings are important for the team to ensure that our programs and research are aligned with the industry's needs.

Orleans Regional Vegetable Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2019
M 1:00pm -3:30pm
Albion, NY

Orleans Regional Vegetable Grower Meeting

Topics include soilborne disease ID and management, tomato bacterial disease control, sanitation procedures for wash and pack lines, a spotted lantern fly update, and weed and worm control for sweet corn. 1.75 DEC credits available in categories 1a and 23.

Pre-Season Onion Meeting Featuring Onion Thrips and IYSV

March 19, 2019
10:00 AM - Noon
Elba, NY

Pre-Season Onion Meeting Featuring Onion Thrips and IYSV

Local onion growers are invited to an informal discussion of specific topics ahead of the growing season. Christy Hoepting, Cornell Vegetable Program, will provide a review of 2018 onion scouting and insecticide spray programs. Brian Nault, Cornell, will review IYSV and insecticde trial results. Growers will contribute to a roundtable discussion/brainstorming session to design a management plan to significantly reduce losses from onion thrips and IYSV forever more.

2019 Garlic School

March 20, 2019
W 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Batavia, NY

2019 Garlic School

Hear about the latest garlic research trial results and insect and disease issues. Open discussion encouraged! 

2019 Hudson Valley Pesticide Applicator Pre-Exam Training

March 20 - November 30, -0001


CCE ENYCHP Agriculture Specialists will be offering a training to review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the exam.

Labor Road Show II

March 21, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
Warsaw, NY


If you have employees, then you need to be at the New York Labor Road Show II. Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement, safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

March 21, 2019
8:00 AM registration/refreshments, 8:30 AM starts - 5:30 PM adjourns
Newark, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Who Should Attend

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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 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.'

Registration/refreshments at 8am
Program starts promptly at 8:30am
Adjourns at 5:30pm

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

March 21, 2019
8:00 AM registration/refreshments, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM training
Newark, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

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 are encouraged to attend this training. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 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.'

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - March

March 25, 2019
12:00-1:00


To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.

Erie/Niagara Regional Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 26, 2019
Tues 8:30am - 12:30pm
Eden, NY

Erie/Niagara Regional Vegetable Meeting

Production topics include alternaria control in broccoli, precision irrigation tools, tarping, and weed seed bank management.  A special farm-to-school panel will provide grower, distributor, and school buyer insight on how to supply the increasing school demand for local produce. 1.5 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10 and 23 are available

Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference, Trade Show, and Field Trip

March 26 - March 27, 2019
See program for details

Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference, Trade Show, and Field Trip

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension, offers breweries and cideries timely educational topics with a focus on marketing, breakout tracks for topics specific to breweries and cideries, and plenty of opportunity to network with others in their industry from across New York and the Northeast.

High Tunnel Workshop for Veterans

March 26, 2019
T 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Honeoye Falls, NY

High Tunnel Workshop for Veterans

This workshop will help veterans interested in growing in high tunnels or greenhouses learn how to select and manage vegetable crops. Topics include varieties, nutrients, pest management and the 'nuts-and-bolts' of a high tunnel including an onsite tour.

How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

March 26, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Hudson Falls, NY


Receive an overview of the pesticide applicator certification process and some of the key concepts of the exam materials needed to obtain a private or commercial NYSDEC pesticide applicator license.

In-depth School on Precision Crop Load Management and Plant Growth Regulator Use in Apples

March 26 - March 27, 2019
Tue - 8:30am - 6:30pm, Wed - 8:30am - 5pm
Syracuse, NY


This in-depth school for tree fruit growers, extension educators, and crop consultants is a two-day school focusing on crop load management and the use of plant growth regulators.  In addition to Cornell speakers, the meeting will feature invited scientists from Washington State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Michigan State University. Industry representatives from MOOG, Valent BioSciences, and AgroFresh will participate on March 26 and 27.

Preparing for a Juice HACCP Inspection

March 27, 2019
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Preparing for a Juice HACCP Inspection

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

At this afternoon program, guest speakers Dr. Randy Worobo (Cornell Dept. of Food Science) and Dr. Omar Oyarzabal (University of Vermont Food Safety Specialist) will review the key requirements of the Juice HACCP and its associated prerequisite programs. We will discuss federal and state requirements that are associated with cider line food safety in New York, a history of the programs, and will allow ample time for growers to ask questions on what to expect during their own Juice HACCP inspection.    

Produce Safety School -- Sanitary Design and Practice Considerations for Your Farm

March 27, 2019
W 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Geneva, NY

Produce Safety School -- Sanitary Design and Practice Considerations for Your Farm

This is a full-day program focusing on putting farm food safety into daily production practices. Participants will learn why and how to clean, sanitize, and dry produce. Hygienic designs and applications will be covered in detail. Speakers include Chris Callahan and Andrew Chamberlin from UVM Extension, Elizabeth Bihn and Elizabeth Demmings from the Produce Safety Alliance, and Robert Hadad from the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program.

Tree Fruit Nutrition Training with John Kempf

March 30 - November 30, -0001


Based on the positive feedback we received from several growers who attended John Kempf's talks at the recent 2019 CCE LOF Winter Fruit Schools, we plan to offer two additional educational opportunities to continue learning about tree fruit nutrition and much more in March 5 and 30. There will be a video conference group discussion (webinar type titled "Integrated Nutritional Management for Pome Fruit Production with John Kempf") to answer some of the questions John didn't have time for. The webinar will be conducted on Tuesday March 5 at 2pm Eastern Time.

Respirator Fit Testing Clinics in WNY/Finger Lakes 2019

April 2 - May 16, 2019
Appointment by schedule only; SCHEDULING BEGINS 4-5 wks before the clinic date


During the clinics NYCAMH will provide medical evaluations; respirator fit tests; and WPS compliant trainings on how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal check, use, clean, maintain, and store respirators. Clinic appointments are one hour long, and groups of 4 workers can be seen at a time.

An Intro to Tree Fruit IPM

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 3, 2019
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Plattsburgh, NY

An Intro to Tree Fruit IPM

Have farm employees that need re-certification credits? We will be covering the basics of integrated pest management, including how to monitor traps, evaluate insect thresholds, and use prediction models to better manage common orchard pests of Northern New York.

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Ornamental and Vegetable Transplant Production

April 8, 2019
Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Eden, NY

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Ornamental and Vegetable Transplant Production

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The inaugural meeting held on April 8 will cover biocontrol and sanitation in greenhouse production. The meeting will be hosted by Karyn Sullivan (Agle's Farm Market). Karyn will share her experience in farm stand and wholesale marketing, flexibility and diversification.

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM English Session / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

2019 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.

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM English Session / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

2019 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.

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

April 10, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM English & Spanish sessions
Albion, NY

2019 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.

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

April 10, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM English & Spanish sessions
Albion, NY

2019 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.

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs

April 10 - April 11, 2019
W 8:30 AM registration, 9:00 AM - 4:30 training; Th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bath, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs

This course is intended to improve your understanding of GAPs to guide assessment of risks and implementation of practices to reduce risks on fresh produce farms.

Cornell Organic Symposium

April 24, 2019
1pm - 5pm
Ithaca, NY

Cornell Organic Symposium

This year the Symposium will have a weed management theme and feature weed ecologist Chuck Mohler as keynote speaker. Similar to last year, the Symposium will include a poster session (with snacks!).

FSMA/PSA Grower Food Safety Training Course and Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

April 24 - November 30, -0001


Day 1: FSMA/PSA Grower Food Safety Training Course
- A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  This one-day training is a requirement for farms growing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables.

Day 2: Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop
- A hands-on workshop that will help growers write a Food Safety plan that will allow the farm to be certified through the Good Agricultural Practice program (GAP).  This fay of the training is optional, but you must have completed a FSMA/PSA training to attend this portion of the two-day course. 

The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is underwriting the cost of the training manuals and the course certificates for all NYS residents that attend the FSMA/PSA Training (Day 1).  If you are NOT a NYS resident, you will be charged an additional $50/manual and $35/certificate on the day of the course. 

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - April

April 29, 2019
12:00-1:00


To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.

CleanSweepNY Spring 2019 - NYSDEC Region 9

April 30 - May 2, 2019
Call to Schedule
Multiple Locations, NY

CleanSweepNY Spring 2019 - NYSDEC Region 9

Spring 2019 CleanSweepNY collection event that will target the following counties within NYSDEC's Region 9: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming.

The deadline for registration is Friday, April 12th so please request and send in the completed registration form quickly.

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Urban Farming

May 6, 2019
Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Buffalo, NY

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Urban Farming

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The May 6 meeting will cover positive public relations and navigating municipal ordinances in urban farming. The meeting will be hosted by Mayda Pozantides (Groundwork Market Garden) and Allison DeHonney (Urban Fruits & Veggies). Participants will learn about production in urban soils and how to adapt farming techniques for urban environments.

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - May

May 27, 2019
12:00-1:00


To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Understanding the Time Value of Money

June 4, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers. 

Muck Donut Hour Begins

June 4, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Begins

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! All welcome!

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 11, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Join Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning at the corner of Transit Rd and Spoilbank Rd in the Elba muck 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!

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs

June 13 - November 30, -0001


Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County, the Cornell Vegetable Program, and New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets for a training on understanding GAPs and how GAPs impact produce safety. Learn about Harmonized & Basic GAPs and how it applies to your farm operation. Day 2 -- Begin writing a food safety plan that compiles with a USDA GAP Audit for your farm.

All produce farms are encouraged to complete GAPs training. Understanding Farm Food Safety regardless of buyers' demands is the right thing for growers to do. 

Lunch will be provided, space is limited and pre-registration is required by May 30th. For more information or to pre-register contact Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany County, at 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or email Lynn.

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Making Capital Investment Decisions

June 18, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 18, 2019
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.

Indoor Horticultural Training for Hispanic Employees & Middle Managers

June 20, 2019
Wayne Co - 8:30am-11am; Orleans Co - 1pm-3:30pm


This free training will consist of an intensive two and a half hours training for Hispanic employees and middle managers in Wayne and Orleans County next week (same program at boths locations, am and pm, same day). The program is intended to continue improving technical, human resource, and leadership skills of Western NY Hispanic orchard employees.

Oswego County Onion Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 20, 2019
4:30 - 6:45 PM, dinner to follow at Sorbello & Sons
Oswego, NY

Oswego County Onion Twilight Meeting

Annual educational meeting focuses on the latest field research and recommendations in onions. This year, attendees will get a first look at the 2019 onion herbicide trial results and will hear the new fungicide recommendations for the 2019 growing season for Stemphylium leaf blight and Botrytis leaf blight.

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - June

June 24, 2019
12:00-1:00


To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Maple and Agroforestry

June 24, 2019
Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Lawtons, NY

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Maple and Agroforestry

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The June 24 meeting will cover maple production and putting woodlots to work led by Sharon Bachman, CCE Erie County. The meeting will be hosted by Lynn Gabel (Gabel's Maple Syrup). Lynn will share her experience in event agritourism and marketing value-added products.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 25, 2019
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!

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Understanding Financial Statements 1 (Balance Sheets)

July 2, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 2, 2019
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!

Pesticide Exam Certification Summer Trainings

July 2 - July 23, 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm each day
Plattsburgh, NY


2019 Champlain Valley Pesticide Applicator Exam Intensive Training

CCE ENYCHP Horticulture Specialists Mike Basedow and Elisabeth Hodgdon will be offering four afternoons of training to review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the exam.

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

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 3, 2019
Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Romulus, NY

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

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 CCE Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at these farms. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 9, 2019
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!

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

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 9, 2019
Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Stanley, NY

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

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 CCE Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at these farms. 

5th CCE LOF Hispanic Summer Fruit Tour

July 13, 2019
2pm - 6:30pm

5th CCE LOF Hispanic Summer Fruit Tour

This tour (including food, cake, and beverages to be offered at the end of the tour) is FREE thanks to funds and support provided by the Cornell Small Farms Program and by Orchard Dale Fruit Farm. Pre-registration is not required for the tour. For additional questions, contact Mario Miranda Sazo mrm67@cornell.edu, (315) 719-1318.

Click Details for Tour Agenda

Drone Demo Sponsored by the Cornell Khan Pathology Lab, Apple Leaf LLC, & Lake Ontario Fruit Team

July 15, 2019
8:30am Registration, 9am - 3:45pm Program
Alton, NY


On July 15th the Cornell Khan Pathology Lab, in association with Apple Leaf, will be hosting an orchard Drone Demonstration at the VanDeWalle Sharps Farm in Alton NY.

The Khan Lab has been gathering orchard data and developing interpretive programs for tree stresses and they'd like to share and showcase the new technologies and discuss its practical applications.

FSMA/PSA Food Grower Training Course

July 15, 2019
8:00am - 5:30pm
Warrensburg, NY


A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  At least one person per farm producing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables must attend this course once.  Participants will receive a certificate of course completion from the Association of Food and Drug Officials.

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Small Fruit & Vegetable Production plus Insect Control

July 15, 2019
Monday, 6:30 - 8:30pm
East Aurora, NY

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Small Fruit & Vegetable Production plus Insect Control

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The July 15 meeting will cover vegetable & small fruit production and insect control led by Elizabeth Buck, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, and Abby Seaman, NYS IPM Program. The meeting will be hosted by Gayle and Naomi Thorpe (Thorpe's Organic Family Farm). Gayle and Naomi will share their experiences managing a diversified organic farming operation and family farm transitions.

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Understanding Financial Statements 2 (Income Statements)

July 16, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 16, 2019
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 about ONIONS!

2019 Lake Ontario Fruit Summer Fruit Tour

July 18, 2019
All day - see pdf for detailed program
Youngstown, NY

2019 Lake Ontario Fruit Summer Fruit Tour

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Summer Fruit Tour in Western NY will be held on July 18. We will feature tree fruit production technology and grower innovations on cutting edge farms in Niagara County.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Yates)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 19, 2019
Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Himrod, NY

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Yates)

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 CCE Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at these farms. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 23, 2019
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! All are welcome to join us!

LOF IPM Specialist Interview - NOTE ADJUSTED TIMES!

July 25, 2019
11AM-1PM
Rochester, NY


Please join us Thursday, July 25 for the LOF IPM specialist interview.  We have one finalist candidate who will give a one hour seminar open to all at 11 AM.  Following the seminar, lunch will be provided.  Please register for this free event.

CCE & Hudson Valley Research Lab Research & Extension Tour

July 26, 2019
12:30pm - 5:00pm
Highland, NY


The Eastern NY Commercial Horticultural Program and Hudson Valley Research Lab are hosting a 2019 Research and Extension Summer Tour on July 26th from 12:30 - 5:00 PM. Beginning at the Highland Research Station Conference Room.

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - July

July 29, 2019
12:00-1:00


To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers - Orleans County

July 29, 2019
9:30am - 1pm
Albion, NY


Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers:
Updates and Resources for the NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations.


All New York employers are required to have a sexual harassment prevention training policy in place since October 2018 and they are required to train all employees by October 9, 2019.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators are planning a series of meetings and webinars to help farm employers learn about the requirements and resources they can use to get into compliance.

We have prepared new, farm-friendly training materials for farm employers to use. These materials will meet the state's training requirements. Please join the meeting to learn more.

In the Lake Ontario Fruit region, meetings will take place at the Orleans County CCE office on Monday, July 29th and at the Wayne County CCE office on Tuesday, July 30th. Click "View Details" for more information and to register.


WNY Produce Auction Summer Meeting (Orleans Co.)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 29, 2019
Monday, 5:45 - 8:00pm
Medina, NY

WNY Produce Auction Summer Meeting (Orleans Co.)

Attendees will be led by CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists on a tour of the produce fields and receive hands-on training in scouting and identification of common weeds and vegetable-attacking diseases and insects. Cultural and chemical control options will be discussed, keeping in mind broader vegetable production best management practices.  

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Understanding Financial Statements 3 (Budget and Analysis)

July 30, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 30, 2019
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.

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers

July 30 - November 30, -0001


Speakers will be located across the state and connected via Zoom.  Each extension office will have the Zoom meeting projected and a light lunch provided.  Farmers will be able to ask real-time questions and engage with other farmers.

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers - Wayne County

July 30, 2019
9:30am - 1pm
Newark, NY


Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers:
Updates and Resources for the NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations.


All New York employers are required to have a sexual harassment prevention training policy in place since October 2018 and they are required to train all employees by October 9, 2019.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators are planning a series of meetings and webinars to help farm employers learn about the requirements and resources they can use to get into compliance.

We have prepared new, farm-friendly training materials for farm employers to use. These materials will meet the state's training requirements. Please join the meeting to learn more.

In the Lake Ontario Fruit region, meetings will take place at the Orleans County CCE office on Monday, July 29th and at the Wayne County CCE office on Tuesday, July 30th. Click "View Details" for more information and to register.


Improve your Post-Harvest Efficiency, Profitability, and Food Safety

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 1, 2019
10am - 1pm
Argyle, NY

Improve your Post-Harvest Efficiency, Profitability, and Food Safety

Are you a commercial produce grower seeking to improve your farm's post-harvest efficiency, profitability, food safety, and quality? If so, don't miss this workshop led by UVM's Extension Ag Engineer, Chris Callahan and ENYCHP produce production and food safety educators, hosted at Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, NY.   

2019 Young Fruit Growers Study Trip

August 5 - August 7, 2019
3 Days

2019 Young Fruit Growers Study Trip

Online Registration is Now Open for NextGen Young Fruit Grower Study Trip to Hudson Valley, NY!

Hotel group rates final extension until Wednesday July 17th.

The 4th annual Young Fruit Grower Study Trip will be held in the Hudson Valley region of New York August 5th-7th.

The Young Fruit Growers of WNY, in partnership with the LOF Program, have organized an excellent itinerary. Stops will include innovative grower orchards, farm markets, and packing houses in the Hudson Valley. Participants will learn about grafting, hail netting, balancing new varieties, handling a transition, and more.

The study tour is focused on helping next generation growers develop the knowledge and skills needed to take their family farms into the future.

Online registration is now open! Click "View Details" for more information about the event and to register!

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 6, 2019
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 your onion production questions and share your observations.

Niagara Region Summer Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 6, 2019
Tues, 5:45 - 8:00pm
Lockport, NY

Niagara Region Summer Vegetable Meeting

Join the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program for an evening covering pest management options plus a crop walk to learn scouting techniques.
  • Optimizing sweet corn worm and spidermite control programs
  • Crop walk of tomato and pumpkin fields
  • Pepper Weevil & other pepper problems
  • Management options for potato pests
  • Rhizoctonia and wire-stem of cole crops
It's FREE! 2.0 DEC recertification credits offered.

Cornell Hard Cider Program Work Team Catskill Cider Tour

August 12, 2019
11am - 5pm
Hamden, NY

Cornell Hard Cider Program Work Team Catskill Cider Tour

The 2019 Southeastern Program Work Team Cider Tour will be delving into the art of growing and processing NY's craft cider, stepping into the industry in the beautiful Delaware River Valley & Catskill foothills.  Tour stops will include Lindner Ciders, Wayside Cider, Seminary Hill, and Abandoned Hard Cider.

Dry Bean and Potato Twilight Meetings

August 12 - November 30, -0001


Dry bean and/or potato growers in the Cornell Vegetable Program region are encouraged to join us for an evening with two educational events in one! Come to the Dry Bean Meeting, the Potato Meeting, or stay for BOTH! Research updates will be provided by Cornell University faculty and the NYS IPM Program.

Hosted by CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE Steuben County. For more information: Ariel Kirk, adk39@cornell.edu, (607) 664-2574 (office). In case of rain, the event will be held in the shop.

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Ag Tax Topics - The Schedule F

August 13, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 13, 2019
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.

WNY Produce Auction Summer Meeting (Chautauqua Co.)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 13, 2019
Tuesday, 6:15 - 8:30pm
Panama, NY

WNY Produce Auction Summer Meeting (Chautauqua Co.)

Attendees will be led by CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists on a tour of the produce fields and receive hands-on training in scouting and identification of common weeds and vegetable-attacking diseases and insects. Cultural and chemical control options will be discussed, keeping in mind broader vegetable production best management practices.  

WNY Produce Auction Summer Meeting (Cattaraugus Co.)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 14, 2019
Wednesday, 6:15 - 8:30pm
East Otto, NY

WNY Produce Auction Summer Meeting (Cattaraugus Co.)

Attendees will be led by CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists on a tour of the produce fields and receive hands-on training in scouting and identification of common weeds and vegetable-attacking diseases and insects. Cultural and chemical control options will be discussed, keeping in mind broader vegetable production best management practices.  

IPM in Tomato Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 19, 2019
4:30pm-5:30pm
Stone Ridge, NY

IPM in Tomato Production

Dr. Margaret McGrath and ENYCHP Vegetable production Specialist Teresa Rusinek will lead a one-hour workshop for growers to discuss and learn how to integrate techniques in managing tomato diseases.  The meeting is taking place in the field at Davenport Farms where a disease resistant tomato variety trial is hosted.  Growers will have an opportunity to tour the trial, taste fruit, and provide feedback for plant breeders.  1 DEC credit has been applied for. 

Utilizing UAV's (Drones) on Eastern NY Farms

August 19, 2019
10am - 12pm
Chazy, NY

Utilizing UAV's (Drones) on Eastern NY Farms

ENYCHP specialists Jim Meyers and Mike Basedow will be hosting a demonstration and discussion of the use of low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in crop management. 

(Rain date: August 20th)

2019 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 20, 2019
Tues, 4:30pm registration, 5-7:30pm educational program
Elba, NY

2019 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

This in-field twilight meeting will feature research highlights presented by Christy Hoepting, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, and Brian Nault, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University Agri-Tech. Hear about the 2019 results from onion thrips research trials and highlights from other spring research trials, tour the Big Fat Onion Variety Nitrogen Rot Project plots, and learn what NY onion growers need to know about Allium Leaf Minor as it may effect trade.

Biocontrol Trial and IPM Field Meeting

August 20, 2019
4pm-6pm
Fort Plain, NY


4-5 pm: Dr's Amara Dunn and Meg McGrath will discuss powdery mildew control using biocontrols and organic and conventional fungicides.  Crystal Stewart from the ENYCHP will provide a tour of the biocontrol trial and additional squash and pumpkin mini-variety trial.

5-6pm: Walk the farm fields with Dr's Dunn and McGrath and with CVP specialist Elizabeth Buck to talk about integrated strategies to control pests, diseases, and weeds on the vegetables farm.  Bring samples and questions!

6-?pm: Discussion and light refreshments 

*Look for the CCE sign to park on a cross street right before the farm.

Crop Insurance Webinar: Types of Crop Insurance Available for Apple Growers

August 22, 2019
12:00PM - 12:30PM


Join Mark Wiltberger from the CCE LOFP for a discussion about crop insurance and risk management topics for fruit growers.

August Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers (reboot)

August 26, 2019
2:00


To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, ENYCH is offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at 2:00pm

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

Each month's webinar focuses on 1 grant.

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Ag Tax Topics - Sales Tax and Property Tax Issues for Ag in NYS

August 27, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers.

Willsboro Farm High Tunnel Twilight Meeting

August 27, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Willsboro Farm High Tunnel Twilight Meeting

Join vegetable specialists Elisabeth Hodgdon, Jud Reid, and farm manager Mike Davis for a high tunnel and field tour at Cornell's Willsboro Research Farm, where they will share research results for the following projects: 
  • Striped cucumber beetle management suing netting and row cover
  • Varietal differences in cucumber susceptibility to striped cucumber beetle
  • Ground cherry and goldenberry production in field and high tunnel environments
  • Overwintered high tunnel spinach nitrogen fertility 

1st Pre-Harvest Meeting - Wayne County

August 28, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
North Rose, NY


Our 1st Pre-Harvest Meeting will take place in Wayne County on August 28 at Smith Bros. Farms in North Rose, NY.

2nd Pre-Harvest Meeting - Orleans County

September 4, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Medina, NY


Our 2nd Pre-Harvest Meeting will take place in Orleans County on September 4 at Ledge Rock Farms in Medina, NY.

Crop Insurance Webinar: Record-Keeping and Preparing Your Farm for Apple Crop Insurance

September 5, 2019
12:00PM - 12:30PM


Join Mark Wiltberger from the CCE LOFP for a discussion about crop insurance and risk management topics for fruit growers.

September Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers (reboot)

September 30, 2019
4:00 pm


Are you curious about what grants are available to help your farm business?

To help disseminate information on grants on a consistent basis, ENYCH is offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at 4:00pm

Each month's webinar focuses on 1 grant.  The September Webinar will focus on the NYS New Farmer Grant offered by NYS Empire Development.

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Apples and Vegetables

September 30, 2019
Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Lockport, NY

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Apples and Vegetables

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The September 30 meeting will cover season extension, managing CSAs and tarping led by Liz Tee, CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program, and Elizabeth Buck, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program. The meeting will be hosted by Bree Bacon (McCollum Orchards & Gardens). Bree will share her experience in social media marketing and passive farm income.

Allium Leafminer IPM Twilight Meeting

October 3, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hurley, NY

Allium Leafminer IPM Twilight Meeting

Learn to identify and manage Allium Leafminer (ALM) in your allium crops.
 
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Specialists Ethan Grundberg and Teresa Rusinek will recap allium leafminer biology and distribution, discuss host preference and provide a tour of the research plots at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub. The research focuses on the use of reflective mulch to suppress ALM ovipostion on allium plants and insecticide application timing trial on leeks. The research aims to provide growers with targeted strategies to efficiently and effectively manage ALM. We welcome growers to bring securely bagged samples in clear plastic bags. Ample time will be provided for discussion.

October Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

October 28, 2019
4:00 pm


Are you curious about what grants are available to help your farm business?

To help disseminate information on grants on a consistent basis, ENYCH is offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at 4:00pm

Each month's webinar focuses on 1 grant.  The October webinar topic is TBD but might feature Ag Labor Housing Grants.

Produce Safety Alliance FSMA Grower Training Course

October 30, 2019
8am - 5pm
Canajoharie, NY


A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  At least one person per farm producing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables must attend this course once.  Participants will receive a certificate of course completion by the Association of Food and Drug Officials. 

Tarping for Reduced Tillage Workshop

November 2 - November 19, 2019

Tarping for Reduced Tillage Workshop

Are you a vegetable farmer already using tarps? Or are you wondering if and how tarps could work best on your farm?

The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce a series of workshops on tarping for reduced tillage in small-scale vegetable systems, to be held in Maine and New York this fall. The Reduced Tillage (RT) project of the Cornell Small Farms Program supports farmers in adopting scale-appropriate RT practices that can lead to healthy, productive soils and greater profitability. Through the evaluation of novel tools and methods using systems-based field research and on-farm trials, the project helps farmers learn about the approaches that can work for their farm. This work is accomplished in collaboration with the University of Maine, and with support from Northeast SARE.

2019 WNY Master Class for Bilingual Orchard Crew Members

November 9 - December 13, 2019
TBA


WNY Master Class Schedule

CANCELED: Women in Agriculture (WAVES) Discussion Group: Auxiliary Farm Income

November 11, 2019
M 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Warsaw, NY

CANCELED: Women in Agriculture (WAVES) Discussion Group: Auxiliary Farm Income

Due to the inclement weather, we have had to cancel tonight's discussion group meeting.  Stay warm out there!  CVP will repost the event if we are able to reschedule for a different date - check back soon!


The final Women in Agriculture (WAVES) meeting, focused on auxiliary farm income, will be held Monday, November 11, 2019 at Burley's Berries and Blooms in Warsaw.

Our host, Megan Burley, runs a creative and diversified farm that uses the existing farm infrastructure and landscape assets to augment her business's primary strawberry and cut flower income. Megan will teach participants how to use farm products to craft unique, value added fall and winter wreaths to extend your marketing season and supplement your farm product offerings. Megan can also discuss how social media helps promote her auxiliary farm products to a broader audience.

Additionally, we will be discussing Christmas Tree Production as an alternative use of farmland. Katherine Humphrey of All Western Evergreen Nursery and Christmas Tree Farm in Springwater, NY will be present to discuss Christmas tree/tree production.  

Winter Greens High Tunnel Tour

November 13, 2019
9:30am - 4:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Winter Greens High Tunnel Tour

Join us for a tour of overwintered high tunnel greens. Our first stop will be the Willsboro Research Farm, where we will visit our spinach nitrogen fertility experiment, discuss research results, and view a sous vide hot water seed treatment demonstration. Following an early lunch, we will carpool across the lake via the ferry to the Intervale Community Farm in Burlington, Vermont. The Intervale has been providing organic vegetables to the greater Burlington area for 30 years and has a 600 member CSA. Farm manager Andy Jones will discuss their evolving winter greens production practices, including variety selection, soil fertility, irrigation, and food safety practices. After touring their high tunnels and new wash/pack shed, we will return to Willsboro.

Labor Road Show III

November 18 - November 22, 2019
8:30am-4pm

Labor Road Show III

All New York farm employers are affected by new laws that take effect beginning January 1, 2020! New York Labor Road Show III is your opportunity to learn about the changes and position your business for compliance and success in a very different environment.

Learn About Using the H-2A Program on Small Farms

November 18, 2019
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Schenectady, NY

Learn About Using the H-2A Program on Small Farms

Are you worried about labor next season on your farm?
Are you wondering if the H-2A program will make sense on your farm?

The H-2A program allows US employers who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the US to fill temporary agricultural jobs. Join us to learn about how to use the H-2A program on small farms. Learn from US DOL H-2A staff and a CSA vegetable farmer, with experience using H-2A, about what it takes to use the program.

Farm Transition Planning - Preserving Your Legacy: Workshop November 19 in Monroe County

November 19, 2019
8:30am-12:30pm
East Rochester, NY


Agriculture is a vital piece of the New York State economy. Our farmers continue to provide jobs and fresh, locally-grown food while helping preserve our land on approximately 7 million acres - nearly a quarter of the state's area. As an economic sector, agriculture contributes over $2.4 billion to the state's gross domestic product and, despite challenges such as fluctuating prices, seasonality, climate or labor issues that are so characteristic to this industry, our farms remain strong.

Press Conference for Harvest Connection

November 20, 2019
11:00am
Troy, NY


Please join us for refreshments in the cozy farm store at 11am to hear more about he Harvest Connection app by Cornell Cooperative Extension Rensselaer County.

November Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

November 25, 2019
4:00 pm


Are you curious about what grants are available to help your farm business?

To help disseminate information on grants on a consistent basis, ENYCH is offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at 4:00pm

Each month's webinar focuses on 1 grant.  The November webinar topic is TBD.

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.

(Program Cancelled) Understanding Farm Taxes and the Schedule F for Beginners

December 4, 2019
Cancelled
Cobleskill, NY


We have cancelled the tax program due to low pre-enrollment.

Reduced Tillage on Muck Soils: Results from Two Years of Squash Trials

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 5, 2019
10:15am-1:00pm
Pine Island, NY

Reduced Tillage on Muck Soils: Results from Two Years of Squash Trials

ENYCH Vegetable Specialists Ethan Grundberg and Chuck Bornt will discuss results from two years of trialing different cover crop and tillage combinations on muck soil to suppress weeds and harvest cleaner squash.

A complimentary catered lunch will be provided after the program.

Effective Management of Farm Employees: Two-Day Master Class December 9-10 in Orleans County

December 9 - December 10, 2019
10am-4pm
Albion, NY


The Effective Management of Farm Employees Master Class is for you if you are a new farm owner or farm manager or you want to improve your skills in HR management. This program will give you the skills you need to effectively hire, train and supervise your farm's employees. The class will be conducted at the Orleans County CCE office on December 9th & 10th.

2019 Lake Ontario Fruit Advisory Meeting

December 12, 2019
tentatively 9:30am-3:30pm
Spencerport, NY


Please join us for our annual winter advisory meeting where you can spend time with the Lake Ontario Fruit Program team reviewing the team's educational programs and most importantly providing us feedback. Advisory meetings are important for the team to ensure that our programs and research are aligned with the industry's needs.

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.

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.


December Second- to - Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

December 23, 2019
4:00 pm


Are you curious about what grants are available to help your farm business?

To help disseminate information on grants on a consistent basis, ENYCH is offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at 4:00pm.  The December webinar will take place on Dec 23 - the second to last Monday, because of the winter holidays.

Each month's webinar focuses on 1 grant.  The December webinar topic is TBD.

2020 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Education Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 2, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Education Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 2, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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.


Introduction to Winter Growing Webinar

January 2, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm


Join vegetable specialists Elisabeth Hodgdon (ENYCHP) and Judson Reid (Cornell Vegetable Program) for a webinar on winter vegetable production in high tunnels. 

Introduction to Winter Growing Webinar

January 2, 2020

2020 Ontario Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 8, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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. An anticipated 1.0 hours of content is eligible for re-certification credits.

2020 Ontario Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 8, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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. An anticipated 1.0 hours of content is eligible for re-certification credits.


Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

January 9, 2020
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch provided
Albion, NY


Who Should Attend
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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 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.'
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am, lunch is provided, meeting adjourns at 5:30pm. Note the reduced registration thanks to grant funds from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets and the Niagara County Farm to School Program!

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Albion

January 9, 2020
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch provided
Newark, NY


Who Should Attend

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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 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.'
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am, lunch is provided, meeting adjourns at 5:30pm

Apple IPM :: Basics for Orchard Employees

January 10, 2020

Apple IPM: Basics for Orchard Employees

January 10, 2020
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Apple IPM: Basics for Orchard Employees

Have farm employees that need recertification credits? We will be covering the basics of integrated pest management, including how to monitor traps, evaluate insect thresholds, and use prediction models to better manage common orchard pests of Northern New York.

We will also discuss IPM tactics for managing apple scab, fire blight, obliquebanded leafroller, apple maggot, and some common weeds in the orchard.

2020 Empire State Producers Expo, Becker Forum, PSA Grower Training Course

January 13 - January 16, 2020
All Day - Jan 14-16, Becker Forum is Jan 13, PSA Grower Training Course is Jan 14
Syracuse, NY


This annual show combines the major fruit, flower 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 neighboring states and Eastern Canada. In years past over 100 presentations were given by Cornell Cooperative Extension personnel and highly regarded speakers from across the country. Panel discussions feature some of the top industry experts and growers in New York. Between educational sessions, attendees can visit the trade show featuring over 150 commercial vendors and non-profit exhibitors.

2020 Empire State Producers Expo, Becker Forum, PSA Grower Training Course

January 13 - January 16, 2020
All Day - Jan 14-16, Becker Forum is Jan 13, PSA Grower Training Course is Jan 14
Syracuse, NY


This annual show combines the major fruit, flower 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 neighboring states and Eastern Canada. In years past over 100 presentations were given by Cornell Cooperative Extension personnel and highly regarded speakers from across the country. Panel discussions feature some of the top industry experts and growers in New York. Between educational sessions, attendees can visit the trade show featuring over 150 commercial vendors and non-profit exhibitors.


2020 Empire State Producers Expo, Berry Sessions

January 13 - January 16, 2020
All Day - Jan 14-16, Becker Forum is Jan 13, PSA Grower Training Course is Jan 14
Syracuse, NY


This annual show combines the major fruit, flower 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 neighboring states and Eastern Canada. In years past over 100 presentations were given by Cornell Cooperative Extension personnel and highly regarded speakers from across the country. Panel discussions feature some of the top industry experts and growers in New York. Between educational sessions, attendees can visit the trade show featuring over 150 commercial vendors and non-profit exhibitors.


2020 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 14 - January 16, 2020
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
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. 

2020 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 14 - January 16, 2020
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
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. 


Apple IPM Intensive Workshop - A Certificate Program - At the 2020 Empire Producer's Expo

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15 - January 16, 2020
W 2pm - 5pm, T 9am - 12pm (see agenda for details)
Syracuse, NY


See details for detailed time and topic agenda.  

Apple IPM Intensive Workshop - A Certificate Program - At the 2020 Empire Producer's Expo

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15 - January 16, 2020
W 2pm - 5pm, T 9am - 12pm (see agenda for details)
Syracuse, NY


See details for detailed time and topic agenda.  


January Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

January 27, 2020
4:00 pm


Are you curious about what grants are available to help your farm business?

To help disseminate information on grants on a consistent basis, ENYCH is offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at 4:00pm

Each month's webinar focuses on 1 grant.  The January webinar topic is TBD.

Western S. Tier Produce Meeting

January 28, 2020

Precision Pruning for Apple Crop Load Management

January 30, 2020

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

February 3 - February 4, 2020


This all day event provides 2 near-identical programs available on the West and East sides of Rochester on consecutive days.  We are featuring an intensive Precision Honeycrisp management school in addition to updates on Labor, Fruit Farm Business Summary, as well as pests and diseases, including European Cherry Fruit Fly.  


2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School - check back for more details

February 4 - November 30, -0001

High Tunnel Tomato Production Farmer to Farmer Workshop-Poughkeepsie

February 4, 2020

Precision Agriculture Series - Niagara County

February 4 - March 5, 2020

Precision Agriculture Series - Steuben County

February 6 - April 9, 2020

Precision Agriculture Series - Seneca County

February 7 - April 3, 2020

In-Depth Strawberry Substrate Workshop

February 11 - February 13, 2020

High Tunnel Tomato Production Farmer to Farmer Workshop-Saratoga

February 12, 2020

2020 Upper Genesee Valley Produce Growers Meeting

February 14, 2020

Creating Pollinator Habitat: How Do I Plant It?

February 18, 2020

Precision Agriculture Series - Erie County

February 19 - March 25, 2020

2020 Lake Erie Region Vegetable Meeting

February 20, 2020

Diversifying Production on Small Farms - A Webinar Series about Opportunities

February 20 - March 19, 2020

Precision Agriculture Series - Genesee County

February 20 - March 27, 2020

2020 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

February 25 - February 26, 2020


Save the Date for our upcoming 2020 Fruit & Vegetable Conference at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany, NY.


COPY - 2020 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

February 25 - February 26, 2020


Save the Date for our upcoming 2020 Fruit & Vegetable Conference at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany, NY.


COPY - 2020 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

February 25 - February 26, 2020


Save the Date for our upcoming 2020 Fruit & Vegetable Conference at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany, NY.


FSMA/PSA Grower Training Course

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 25, 2020
8:00am - 5:00pm
Albany, NY


A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  At least one person per farm producing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables must attend this course once.  Participants will receive a certificate of course completion by the Association of Food and Drug Officials. 

*Registration is Required.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

February 25, 2020

Hands-on Pruning Demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson - Capital Region

February 27, 2020

Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Eastern NY

March 2 - March 3, 2020


Join us for a hands-on workshop to explore best practices in supervising farm employees. Participants will learn concepts in leadership and immediately apply them through hands-on practice and interaction. Experienced and new supervisors will benefit from the workshop as well as those who are not yet supervisors but expect to have that responsibility soon.


2020 Orange County Onion School

March 6, 2020

2020 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

March 10, 2020

Agricultural Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

March 11 - March 12, 2020

Stone Fruit Pest Management for the 2020 Growing Season

March 16, 2020

Stone Fruit Pest Management for the 2020 Growing Season

March 16, 2020

Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Western NY - CANCELLED

March 16 - March 17, 2020

"Wash Pack School" Worshop CANCELLED due to low registration numbers- to be rescheduled at a later date

March 17, 2020

*POSTPONED* Tree Fruit IPM for Employees

March 18, 2020

DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training - CANCELLED

March 18 - March 20, 2020


CANCELLED - Specific test areas of concern can be discussed via phone click event for more details

In our region, we will offer "Pre-Exam Coaching" in Orleans County in March to help sprayer operators prepare for the exam. 

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.


Tomato Workshop: For Production in Soilless Media in Greenhouses

March 18, 2020

Creating Pollinator Habitat: What Insects Should I Expect?

March 19, 2020

Hands-on Pruning Demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson - Champlain Valley

March 19, 2020

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

March 19, 2020
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch provided
Newark, NY


Who Should Attend
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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 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.'
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am, lunch is provided, meeting adjourns at 5:30pm

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Newark - CANCELLED

March 19, 2020
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch provided
Newark, NY


Who Should Attend

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. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 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.'
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am, lunch is provided, meeting adjourns at 5:30pm

2020 Pruning Meetings - CANCELLED

March 23 - March 25, 2020


CCE prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and due to an abundance of caution, the Pruning Workshops at both locations on March 23rd and 25th have been cancelled.  However, the content will be videoed and the recording will be made available to all of our enrollees shortly thereafter. Look for an email with the information later next week or early the week of March 30.


DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Exam - CANCELLED

March 24, 2020

ONLINE: Cole Crop School

March 30, 2020

Bloom Thinning with the Pollen Tube Growth Model

March 31, 2020

Cancelled - Respirator Fit Testing Clinics in WNY & Finger Lakes 2020

April 1 - May 14, 2020

OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville - CANCELLED - see for link with temporary enforcement guidance

April 1 - April 9, 2020


Click details for temporary enforcement guidance on Annual Fit Testing.     

- CANCELLED - In a collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County, Wayne County Farm Bureau and the Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services (FLOHS), we are offering the opportunity for Fit Test and Training provided by the FLOHS.


Valent Pome Fruit Portfolio Webinars - Free

April 1 - April 8, 2020


Join Our Upcoming Valent Pome Fruit Portfolio Webinars

Each webinar will cover timely topics to help prepare you for the upcoming apple season. Each webinar will include an expert panel as well as time for questions and answers.

 The expert panel will include: 

  • Phil Schwallier, Michigan State University
  • Greg Clarke, Senior Field Market Development Specialist, Valent
  • Poliana Francescatto, Valent BioSciences
  • Eric Ott, Field Market Development Specialist, Valent
  • Valent Territory Sales Reps

REVISED PROGRAM: 2020 DEC Special Permit Training

April 3, 2020


UPDATE: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has approved a revised Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Special Permit Training (SPT) Program for 2020. This will accommodate current restrictions on public meetings, recommendations for social distancing, and projected delays in H2A guest worker processing.  Our previously announced SPT in-person training sessions scheduled in Wayne and Orleans counties for April 7 and 8 have been cancelled. 

  Although we will provide more details on how the training will look soon, for now I want to stress to everyone that trainings will be offered this spring, and that the pre-registration deadline of March 30th is especially critical this year.

View Details for more info.

Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 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.

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.


REVISED PROGRAM: 2020 DEC Special Permit Training

April 3, 2020

CANCELLED - In-Person 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

April 7 - April 8, 2020


UPDATE: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has approved a revised Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Special Permit Training (SPT) Program for 2020. This will accommodate current restrictions on public meetings, recommendations for social distancing, and projected delays in H2A guest worker processing.  Our previously announced SPT in-person training sessions scheduled in Wayne and Orleans counties for April 7 and 8 have been cancelled. 

  Although we will provide more details on how the training will look soon, for now I want to stress to everyone that trainings will be offered this spring, and that the pre-registration deadline of March 30th is especially critical this year.

View Details for more info.

Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 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.

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.


CANCELLED (in-person): 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

April 7 - April 8, 2020


THIS IN-PERSON EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT A REVISED PROGRAM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED. THE DATE AND TIME OF THE REVISED PROGRAM WILL BE DETERMINED SOON. 

Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 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.

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.


*CANCELLED* Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Hygienic Design Workshop

April 15, 2020

CANCELLED: Wash Pack School: Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Hygienic Design

April 22, 2020

Commercial Vegetable Office Hours

April 23 - May 7, 2020


Got commercial vegetable questions? Get LIVE answers every Thursday night from 7:00-8:00pm! This event is hosted on Zoom or you can call in for farmer-driven production conversations, dynamic troubleshooting with CCE Specialists, and photo diagnostics of crop issues and pests. Learn how to identify the pests affecting your crops.

To prevent Zoombombing, register here online and the Zoom link will be in the email confirmation that is sent to you. Growers can also join us by calling 1-646-518-9805, meeting ID: 450 507 028.

Do you have a photo of your crop that you want help diagnosing? Email it to us in advance and we'll discuss it during the meeting. 


USDA/SBA COVID-19 Programs Update

April 23, 2020

Weekly Berry Office Hours

April 23 - July 2, 2020


Weekly Berry Office Hours held on Thursdays at 12:30pm via Zoom or on your phone.  Format will be a short, in-depth presentation about a production issue followed by Q&A.

Join in each week, view the recordings that will be posted.


Crop Insurance Listening Session: Feasibility of Revenue Coverage for Apples

April 28, 2020

Best Management Practices for U-Pick During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 30, 2020

ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

April 30, 2020

ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

May 7, 2020

CCE LOF 'Spring Pink Meeting' - Actual Date May 11

May 11, 2020

Spotted Lanternfly Workshop - Online

May 13, 2020

CFAP Informational Webinar

May 14, 2020

ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

May 14, 2020

Virtual Petal Fall & Thinning Meeting

May 14 - May 28, 2020

Extended Registration for REVISED PROGRAM: 2020 DEC Special Permit Training

May 15, 2020

Finding Urban Land to Farm: Selecting Property for Farming (ONLINE)

May 16, 2020

ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

May 21, 2020

Spring Meeting Series

May 21 - June 5, 2020


Spring Meeting Series focus on topics such as precision crop load management, pest, & nutrition related to the current phenology of the apple orchards.  These virtual meetings (live & recorded) will be created through Zoom and will be recorded for later viewing on the Lake Ontario Fruit Program YouTube Channel.  Please note that due to phenology dates and times of these meetings are subject to change, please be sure to check the website and Lake Ontario Fruit Program publications & emails often.

Recordings for the previous meetings in this series can be found at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=707&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38


Lunchtime Q & A Session, Tuesday, June 9: Managing Field Crews during COVID-19: What Actions Should Apple Growers Take?

June 9, 2020

Lunchtime Webinar: Q & A Session: Managing Field Crews During COVID-19, What Actions Should Growers Take?

June 9, 2020

Food Safety and Wash/Pack Facilities Training

June 15, 2020

Q & A Session, Wed June 24th - Managing Fruit and Vegetable Farms During COVID-19: What Actions Should Farms Take?

June 24, 2020

Summer Insect Management in Cherry - Keeping Covered for SWD

June 29, 2020

In-Person Meeting Update for 2020 Growing Season

July 1 - July 31, 2020

LOF Summer Fruit Series

July 7 - August 11, 2020


This educational series of videos in the orchard and indoor presentation style will provide growers with educational information, and updates on research in 2020.  Please join us as we cover a different topic in each episode.  Click 'view details' and scroll down to find the event you are looking for.


Controlling Fruit Rots and Other Summer Diseases (Webinar)

July 8, 2020

Controlling Fruit Rots and Other Summer Diseases Webinar

July 8, 2020

Listening Session for New York State Apple Producers Changes Propo