Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

Enrollment Benefits

  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Fruit Newsletter?
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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  • Issues of Fruit Newletters
  • Helpful Diagnostic Tool:
      What's wrong with my crop?

Enrollment

EnrollmentThe Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Fruit team invites you to join our organization; you must be enrolled to benefit from the expertise of our Specialists. Enrollment in a partner county will provide a subscription to our newsletter, Fruit Notes, and access to Fruit FAX (the more time sensitive reminders for pest management and horticultural practices) and the Harvest Maturity subscription will provide you with apple ripening index measurements to help time harvest of apples by variety. We can also do farm visits to troubleshoot problems or evaluate situations.

In 2019, our program will be supported, in part, by 5 county Cornell Cooperative Extensions: Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego and Wayne Counties. If you are farming or living in one of these counties you can click on the county listed above or enroll in our program (form below) by printing and mailing the In-Region PDF Enrollment form below or directly on line by completing the details below.

However, we still welcome those that farm or conduct agricultural services in other counties outside of Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, Monroe and Wayne Counties to enroll in our program (Satellite Enrollment). The Satellite enrollment will also provide a subscription to our newsletter, Fruit Notes, and access to Fruit FAX and the Harvest Maturity subscription. However, we must continue to respect the major supporting role of the partner counties who continue to support the cost of the program overall. Therefore, the growers who enroll through the Satellite program can only access specialists on the team for consultation by phone, fax, or email. Unfortunately, specialists will not be able to do on-farm visits or applied research out of the partner counties. But there is a lot we can do electronically through communication technology these days! If you would like to become a member of our program through our Satellite enrollment you can enroll by printing and mailing the Satellite PDF Enrollment form below

For enrollment information contact Kim Hazel, email Kim or call her at 585-798-4265 ext. 26.

LOF Enrollment Form - In Region (PDF; 186KB)

LOF Enrollment Form - Satellite (PDF; 186KB)

Satellite Regions Enrollment Form - Online
*In Region Enrollment is directly with your county

Business Name
First Name Last Name
Address 1 Address 2
City State Zip
Phone Cell
Email 1 Email 2
Please select ALL counties that you farm or conduct business:
 
Monroe
Niagara
Orleans
Oswego
Wayne

If other County, please enter name(s)
Please select ALL areas of interest:
 
Food Safety
Greenhouse & Tunnels
Organic

Pests - Animals
Pests - Diseases
Pests - Insects

Pests - Weeds
Soil Health
Please select ALL crops that you are interested in:
 
Apples
Apricots
Asian Pears
Blueberries
Cherries
Currants
Gooseberries
Nectarines
Peaches
Pears
Plums
Raspberries / Blackberries
Strawberries
Unusual Fruit
Lake Ontario Fruit Program
Satellite Enrollment
Satellite ($150.00) - for those outside of the participating counties.
In Region - contact your county directly for those that live, farm or conduct agricultural services within participating counties.
Method of Fruit Notes Newsletter Delivery Mail Only      Email Only      Both
* Bundle includes one print and online copy
Fruit Fax & Fire Blight Alerts$100.00Qty:
Harvest Maturity Report$100.00Qty:
Special Contribution to LOF Program   Amount: $
    Total Payment: $
/
 
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There were errors on the form, please make sure all fields are filled out correctly (see above).

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Apples

Apricots

Apricots

Asian Pears

Asian Pears

Blueberries

Blueberries

Cherries

Cherries

Currants

Currants

Gooseberries

Gooseberries

Nectarines

Nectarines

Peaches

Peaches

Pears

Pears

Plums

Plums

Raspberries / Blackberries

Raspberries / Blackberries

Strawberries

Strawberries

Unusual Fruit

Unusual Fruit

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Upcoming Events

62nd IFTA Annual Conference

February 24 - February 28, 2019

Rochester, NY

Room Reservation Details at: https://www.ifruittree.org/blog/item/ifta-2019-annual-conference

More details & schedule at: https://www.eventsquid.com/event.cfm?id=4940



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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.

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

March 21, 2019
8:00 AM registration/refreshments, 8:30 AM starts - 5:30 PM adjourns
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.'

Registration/refreshments at 8am
Program starts promptly at 8:30am
Adjourns at 5:30pm

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Announcements

Save the Date!

2019 Events - check back later for more details:

Feb 6-27 (classes); Mar 6 (Exam) -  Pesticide Training & Recertification more details & registration form at http://cceontario.org/events/2017/01/30/pesticide-training-recertification

Feb 20 - Precision Agriculture Workshop details & registration at https://www.genesee.edu/cms/best/development/career-and-personal-enrichment-courses/precision-ag-workshop-turning-that-data-into-dollars/

Feb 20-21 - Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada details & registration at http://www.ofvc.ca/

Feb 24 - 28 -  IFTA 2019 Annual Conference - Holiday Inn, Rochester, NY - more info at https://www.eventsquid.com/event.cfm?id=4940

Mar 12-14 (class); Mar 15 (exam) - Pre-Exam Training & Test to become a Certified Pesticide Applicator details & registration form at https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.cce.cornell.edu/attachments/35347/Pesticide_Training_Flyer_2019.pdf?1547834555

Mar 19 - LOF Advisory Meeting - 9:30am - 3:30pm - check back for more information.

Mar 21 - Produce Safety Alliance 1-day Grower Training Courses -  CCE-Wayne, Newark - Mar 21 - register at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1146

Mar 21 - Rescheduled - Labor Road Show II for Western New York that was postponed due to weather in January will be held March 21 at CCE Wyoming County, Warsaw, NY. Details & registration at https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.cornell.edu/dist/7/8192/files/2019/02/WNY-LRS-II-Flyer-3.21.19-27n7ngm.pdf

Mar 26-27 - Precision Crop Load In-depth School - Geneva, NY check back for more information.

Apr 9 & 10 - Special Permit Training -  Apr 9 in Wayne Co. CCE - English 8:30am Registration, 9am-12:30pm Training; Spanish 1pm Registration, 1:30-5pm Training & Apr 10 in Orleans Co. CCE
English & Spanish 8am Registration, 8:30am-12pm Training (concurrent) - check back for registration info

April - May 2019 - Respirator Fit Testing Clinics details at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1103



2019 EXPO - Business Strategy Session Links

Resources listed at the Tree Fruit - Farm Business Strategy Session at the 2019 Empire State Producers EXPO which focused on Business Succession Planning.
Ag Transitions - https://www.agtransitions.umn.edu
Inspired Questions for Farmers - http://www.inspired-question.com/
Business Families Foundation - https://businessfamilies.org/en/
Local college or university - http://johnson.cornell.edu/familybusiness


SmartMarketing article "How 'bout Them Apples?"

For full article follow this link https://dyson.cornell.edu/outreach/documents/smart-marketing-2018-09-2.pdf

Article: "Supplemental Coverage Option for Apples"

Supplemental Coverage Option for Apples - Should you add this endorsement to your apple crop insurance policy?

Elizabeth Higgins, Ag Business Management Specialist, ENYCH


For the full article click the link below.

https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=604




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