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November 2022

Sanitation Open House for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

November 29, 2022
Open 9 am - noon; Stop by anytime!
Cornell AgriTech, Food Research Lab
Geneva, NY

Sanitation Open House for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

Come experience several hands-on stations to help jump start and enhance your sanitation program. Try out new cleaning tools, learn how to select the right sanitizer, and assess the cleanability of different equipment.  

Champlain Valley Tree Fruit Grower Input Meeting

November 30, 2022
1pm - 3pm
CCE Clinton County
Plattsburgh, NY

We need your input!  Mike will be holding a Champlain Valley tree fruit grower input session on November 30 in Plattsburgh at the Clinton County CCE office. Mike will review his 2022 research and extension activities. We would then like to hear from you to set priorities for future tree fruit research and education needs, and to get your input for speakers for our 2023 winter meetings. 

December 2022

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? Zoom Series

December 5, 2022 : Looking at the Big Financial Picture for Your Farm
12:30-1:30
Zoom (Online Webinar)

Your farm's big-3 financial records (balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flow) and how to use them to assess your overall financial situation. This information will help you assess what types of investments are likely to be viable for your farm business and whether or not you are likely to be able to use credit to finance that investment.  We will specifically cover Farm Profitability, Cash Flow, and Key Financial Ratios.

CANCELLED: Farm Food Safety Meeting

December 5, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CCE Wayne County
Newark, NY

CANCELLED: Farm Food Safety Meeting

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION NUMBERS. This meeting will focus on updates and key considerations in farm food safety. Topics to be covered include agricultural water quality assessments, traceability procedures, tips for improving flow and efficiency in wash/pack facilities, cleaning and sanitation updates, plus plenty of discussion to answer your questions. 

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? Zoom Series

December 6, 2022 : Business Strategy and the Farm Value Chain
12:30-1:30
Zoom (online class)

How do you create value?  How do you differentiate yourself from your competitors?  In other words - what is your farm's business strategy?  Your investments should be in line with your strategy.  Different business strategies will result in investments in different parts of the Farm Business Value Chain.  Farm Business Value Chain - full range of activities needed to create a product or service.

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? Zoom Series

December 7, 2022 : Using Your Farm's Financial Data to Make Management Decisions
12:30-1:30
Zoom (online class)

Identifying the Enterprises in Your Value Chain.  Your Profit Centers and Cost Centers.  We will cover: Direct vs Indirect Costs and Cost Allocation and Variable vs Fixed Costs and Relevant Range (when does a fixed cost become a variable cost?)

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? Zoom Series

December 8, 2022 : Operating Budgets and Strategic Planning
12:30-1:30
Zoom (online class)

Operating budgets are the overall financial plan for the business.  You can use a budget based on your current situation as the base to model new scenarios.

GAPs Training -- Understanding Food Safety on the Farm

December 9, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CCE Yates County, Yates County Office Building
Penn Yan, NY

Join the Cornell Vegetable Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension for a workshop that will provide you with the why's behind food safety recommendations along with practical, farm-based ideas to improve food safety on your farm.

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? Zoom Series

December 12, 2022 : Enterprise Budgets
12:30-1:30
Zoom (online class)

It is more time-consuming to develop detailed budgets for your enterprises, but it is worthwhile to do this for area where you are considering making major investments.  We will demonstrate how to move from an operating budget to an enterprise budget to model specific scenarios within that enterprise. 

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? Zoom Series

December 13, 2022 : 5 Step Decision-making Process for Capital Projects and Long-term Investments
12:30-1:30
Zoom (online class)

Introduces a structured process for a manager to go through to decide among options for long-term investments, projects or changes to the farm business.

SAVE THE DATES

December 13 - December 15, 2022February 2 - February 8, 2023February 21 - February 23, 2023

Save the Dates for the following Winter Meetings:

  • NOFA NY Virtual Winter Conference, February 2-5, 2023
  • Empire State Expo, Oncenter Syracuse, February 6-7 2023
  • Becker Forum, Oncenter Syracuse, February 8, 2023
  • Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program Regional Winter Meeting, The Desmond Hotel, Albany, February 21-23, 2023 

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? Zoom Series

December 14, 2022 : Cost Volume Profit Analysis and Sensitivity Analysis
12:30-1:30
Zoom (online class)

As you change your prices, volume of sales or costs of production how does your profit change?  What is your break-even point and what output level do you need to achieve a target income? We will also cover sensitivity analysis that will help you see how your results will vary over a range of likely scenarios from best case to worst case.  This will help you assess the riskiness of your plan.

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? Zoom Series

December 15, 2022 : Capital Budgeting Tools - Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, and Payback Period
12:30-1:30
Zoom (online class)

Capital budgeting is defined as the process used to determine whether capital assets are worth investing in. it's the process of asking: is an asset worth the resources it requires?  Capital assets are usually long-term investments like new equipment, facilities, and other infrastructure upgrades. By incorporating strategically planned capital budgeting into their financial processes, companies can more effectively determine and prioritize which projects, programs and other investment assets could be most financially beneficial in the long-term.

CANCELLED!!! Grower Advisory Meetings

December 20 - December 21, 2022
10am - 1pm

Due to a lack of registrations, we have decided to cancel the advisory meetings scheduled for Tuesday, December 20th in Columbia County and Wednesday, December 21st in Saratoga County.  Please look for a survey coming soon in your email!


January 2023

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting 2023

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 5, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm; arrive early to sign up for DEC credits
Finger Lakes Produce Auction
Penn Yan, NY

This course will present information on insect and disease management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. Grafting, biological, and where appropriate, conventional spray options will be discussed. A portion of the meeting will include irrigation and soil nutrient management applicable to all farmers. One general session will include updates from the Food Safety Modernization Act. 

High Tunnel Winter Greens Workshop

January 9, 2023
9am - 12pm
Zoom Webinar

Winter greens production has greatly expanded in the Northeast with increased construction of high tunnels on farms and demand for year-round local food from consumers. In this workshop, we will address common pest and disease problems that arise with winter growing, how to reduce food safety risk in your leafy greens, and tips for marketing and packaging greens to increase sales in the winter months.

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in Western NY

January 11, 2023
9:00-4:00
CCE Orleans County
Albion, NY

The Lake Ontario Fruit Team and Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CCE ORLEANS COUNTY OFFICE 

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in the Capital District

January 17, 2023
9:00-4:00
CCE Saratoga County
Ballston Spa, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CCE SARATOGA COUNTY OFFICE 

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023 : Session 2: Produce, Berries, and Flowers
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Centerville Town Meeting Space
Centerville, NY

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

Specialists from CCE Harvest NY, Cornell Vegetable Program, Pesticide Safety, and NYS IPM will provide educational presentations and be available to answer your questions. Plus, a local grower will share his experience in flowers and vegetable crops.

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023 : Session 1: Field Crops & Livestock
9:45 am - 12:05 pm
Centerville Town Meeting Space
Centerville, NY

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

CCE Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Specialists, NRCS, and a local Cornell Cooperative Extension educator will present information on cattle grazing, soil health, IPM for fly control in cattle, weed and insect management in pasture and field crops, and on-farm biosecurity.

2023 Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023
9:00 am registration and DEC sign-up; 9:30 am - 2:45 pm meeting
Ontario Produce Auction
Stanley, NY

This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in field grown vegetables and greenhouse flowers. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management, biological controls and appropriate spray options. 

NEW DATE! - How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in Western NY

January 20, 2023
9:00-4:00
CCE Wayne County
Newark, NY

The Lake Ontario Fruit Team and Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CCE WAYNE COUNTY OFFICE 

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Upcoming Events

Asparagus Variety Trial Open House

May 23, 2024
Batavia, NY

Come see 10 varieties of asparagus! The trial includes new releases, purple, frost avoidant, and expanded disease-resistant varieties. Compare the performance of asparagus planted from home-raised seedlings vs crowns. Participate in a weed control discussion and pick the brains of growers and industry reps!

Indoor Mushroom Cultivation, Post-Harvest Handling, and Food Safety

June 6, 2024
Buffalo, NY

This workshop is intended for mushroom producers and those considering mushroom production. Hosted by CCE Wyoming County, the workshop includes a tour and discussion of Flat #12 Mushrooms production process, from substrate to sales, including their food safety plan creation, implementation, and the audit process. Alternative production methods will also be discussed.

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