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

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  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Financial Future - Futuro Financiero Classes for Western New York Agricultural Managers and Supervisors

Coming to Western New York Winter 2022!  See what growers are saying about this course.

Promoting the development of leadership skills among key employees is an investment in a business owner's most valuable resource - employees! Futuro Financiero is a 5-week professional development program specifically designed to increase leadership and managerial skill-sets, while increasing overall confidence in English language communication.

Futuro Financiero graduates are agricultural professionals, who posses the skills necessary to efficiently manage multi-lingual farm work teams. Participating farm businesses value and promote mutual respect and deeper cultural understanding throughout the workforce. This concept is particularly important where English and Spanish speakers convene to grow and harvest New York State's finest!

EligibilityOpen to all commodities. Spanish-speaking and aspiring Ag managers and farm employees in NYS. The Winter 2022 course will be held in the Western New York Lake Ontario Region. Please contact us for future course locations.

Questions?  - Contact Nicole Waters (en español - Mildred Alvarado)

Cornell Small Farms Program

  https://smallfarms.cornell.edu...

In collaboration with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Fruit Program, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, & Yes! Apples


About Futuro Financiero

One-of-a-kind professional development experience that builds upon the knowledge that developing leadership skills among key employees is an investment in a farm business's ultimate success.

Course Dates: 

  • PLEASE NOTE DUE TO WEATHER THE 1ST CLASS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED it will occur Thursday, February 10, 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday, February 17, 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday, March 3, 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Graduation Celebration: Saturday, March 5, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Course outcomes include:

  • Deeper understanding of the farm business
  • Ability to create stronger, more efficient farm work teams
  • Increased communication across all farm employee levels
  • Increase in trust between employer and employees'
  • Deeper understanding of employees' value to the business
  • Increased overall confidence and personal well-being
  • Foundational knowledge for future career growth
co-hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension

Farm Owner Testimonials for Futuro Financiero:

"The impact will be definite for this type of training. Without managers, our business could not function. We need capable people in managerial positions. The more effective middle managers are the more effective the overall business is."

-Class of 2019 Western New York Farm Business Owner

"The class absolutely will have a positive impact. She has more confidence in speaking English. She is texting more! Big difference!"

-Class of 2018 Western New York Farm Business Owner

See what growers are saying about this course.  

Invierno 2022: Clases de Futuro Financiero para Gerentes Agrícolas y Supervisores del Oeste del Estado de Nueva York

!Proximamente en el Oeste de Nueva York en el invierno de 2022!

¡Promover el desarrollo de habilidades de liderazgo entre los empleados clave es una inversión en el recurso más valioso de un empresario- sus empleados!. Futuro Financiero es un programa de desarrollo profesional de 5 semanas, específicamente diseñado para aumentar las habilidades de liderazgo y gestión empresarial, al mismo tiempo que incrementa la confianza de comunicarse en inglés de los empleados que no hablan inglés como primera lengua.

Los graduados de Futuro Financiero son profesionales de la agricultura, que poseen las habilidades necesarias para gestionar eficazmente equipos de trabajo agrícolas multilingües. Las empresas agrícolas participantes valoran y promueven el respeto mutuo y un mayor entendimiento cultural en toda su fuerza laboral. Siendo este concepto especialmente importante en los casos en los que hablantes de inglés y de español se reúnen para cultivar y cosechar lo mejor del Estado de Nueva York.

Requisitos: Abierto a todas las empresas agrícolas sin importar su rubro de producción; empresas que desean mejorar las habilidades de sus gerentes o mandos medios que hablan español o que cuentan con empleados aspirantes a gerentes agrícolas. El curso de invierno de 2022 se llevara a cabo en la región del Lago Ontario del Oeste de Nueva York. Por favor, póngase en contacto con nosotros para proporcionarles información sobre los lugares y ubicación del curso.

¿Preguntas?  - Contacte a Nicole Waters para información en Ingles, o a Mildred Alvarado para información en español

Cornell Small Farms Program

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Fruit Program, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, & Yes! Apples

En colaboración con el Programa de Frutas del Lago Ontario de la Cooperativa de Extension de Cornell

¡Regístrese aquí!


Sobre Futuro Financiero

Una experiencia de desarrollo profesional única que se basa en el conocimiento de que el desarrollo de habilidades de liderazgo entre los empleados clave de su negocio es una inversión efectiva para alcanzar los obejtivos de su empresa agrícola exitosamente.

Los resultados del curso incluyen:

  • Una comprensión más profunda del negocio agrícola
  • Capacidad para crear equipos de trabajo agrícolas más fuertes y eficientes
  • Aumento de la comunicación en todos los niveles de los empleados de la empresa
  • Aumento de la confianza entre el empresario y los empleados
  • Comprensión más profunda del valor de los empleados para la empresa
  • Aumento de la confianza general y del bienestar personal
  • Conocimientos fundamentales para el futuro crecimiento profesional
co-organizado por Cornell Cooperative Extension (Cooperativa de Extensión de Cornell)

Testimonios de propietarios de Pequeñas Agro-empresas sobre Futuro Financiero:

"El impacto será definitivo para este tipo de capacitación. Sin gerentes, nuestra empresa no podría funcionar. Necesitamos personas capaces en los puestos de gestión. Cuanto más efectivos sean los mandos intermedios, más efectivo será el negocio en general."
-Clase de 2019 Propietario de un negocio agrícola del oeste de Nueva York

"El curso absolutamente tendrá un impacto positivo. Ella tiene más confianza al hablar inglés. ¡Ella está enviando más mensajes de texto! Gran diferencia!"

-Clase de 2018 Propietario de negocio agrícola del oeste de Nueva York





Financial Future - Futuro Financiero Flyer (PDF; 9889KB)




Event Details

Day 1 - Class

Date

February 10, 2022

Time

9am - 4pm

Location

TBD once participants have registered - Orleans, Monroe, or Wayne County

Cost

Free Registration : Free
Limit of 15 participants, preregister to reserve your seat.

Host

Cornell Small Farms Program

Nicole Waters
607-227-6743


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Event Details

Day 2 - Class

Date

February 17, 2022

Time

9am - 4pm

Location

TBD once participants have registered - Orleans, Monroe, or Wayne County

Host

Cornell Small Farms Program

Nicole Waters
607-227-6743


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Event Details

Day 3 - Class

Date

March 3, 2022

Time

9am - 4pm

Location

TBD once participants have registered - Orleans, Monroe, or Wayne County

Host

Cornell Small Farms Program

Nicole Waters
607-227-6743


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Event Details

Day 4 - Graduation

Date

March 5, 2022

Time

4 - 7pm

Location

TBA

Host

Cornell Small Farms Program

Nicole Waters
607-227-6743


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Upcoming Events

2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup webinar series - Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology.

June 2, 2022 : Part 1 (June 2) Labor - Grower Experiences

2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup webinar series. Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology.
A four-part webinar series on Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology.

Part 1 (June 2) Labor - Grower Experiences

LOF Summer Tour 2022

August 9, 2022

Please join us for the 2022 LOF Summer Tour on Tuesday, August 9th!  The tour will be centered around several farms in Orleans County. Topics will include: Precision crop load management with the use of new technologies, chemical thinning trials, on-farm nursery production, soil health, herbicide trials results, along with and pest and disease management.     

Announcements

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2022 Events - for details and registration info click on the event title of interest:
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 certain events will be cancelled. Please check back through out the week for any additional event cancellations.

Have you missed a meeting recently?  All recorded LOFP hosted webinars can be found on our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/LakeOntarioFruitProgram


NOW - please scroll down to find links to Strawberry Grower Survey & Degradable Mulching Films for Sustainable Agriculture Survey!

A four-part webinar series on Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology.

Part 1 (June 2) Labor - Grower Experiences
Part 2 (June 16) Labor - Specialist Panel
Part 3 (June 30) Technology - Grower Experiences
Part 4 (July 14) Technology - Specialist Panel

9 August - LOF Summer Tour, Centered Around Orleans County - More info to follow here:



Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links


Meeting Recordings Now Available

Did you miss the recent meeting?  Check and see if we recorded it and added it to our website or Lake Ontario Fruit Program YouTube Channel.

Honeycrisp Meetup recordings available here.

Why are my trees growing so poorly? recording available here.

Additional Recorded Webinars listing with recording and resource link are available at



New Publication on Growing Pawpaws

Are you a fan of pawpaws? These custardy fruits can be hard to come across, so this guide provides information on how to grow your own pawpaw from seed, and how to care for grafted seedlings. Pdf on growing now available.​ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=799&crumb=crops|crops|unusual_fruit|crop*50

New Weed Management Technology Survey

Want to move away from herbicide reliance? Are you using novel technologies to manage weeds? We want to know about it to inform our weed science research. A team of weed scientists from University of California Davis, Oregon State University, and Cornell University are asking berry, tree fruit, tree nut, and vine crop growers to take 5 to 10 minutes and answer this short and anonymous survey. Weed Technology Survey link: https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bEpfAijoP7puQDP

For more information on this survey please visit http://blogs.cornell.edu/swd1/2020/12/02/new-weed-management-technology/


Pollinator Webinar Series - Summer 2020

The Pollinator Webinar Series presented by Penn State cover bee health and pollination services.



Bloom Pesticides for Pollinator Health

A reference table created by Janet van Zoeren and Anna Wallis, is now available at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=711&crumb=pests|pests.