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Annual LOF Advisory Committee Meeting

Event Details


December 16, 2022


10am - 3pm


Ogden Town Hall
269 Ogden Center Road
Spencerport, NY 14559


Free Registration : Free


Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Craig Kahlke

Please join us in-person for our annual winter advisory meeting where you can spend time with the 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. All are invited to this FREE event! There will be a Zoom option for those who are unable to attend in person. Full agenda to follow.

Proposed Agenda: 

9:30       Coffee and light refreshments 

10:00     Zoom audio check, Introductions

10:15     Peruse & Approve November 2021 Advisory Minutes, please read prior, especially section and separate attachment

titled "Future Programming Format Feedback…." - which we will cover at the end of each specialist's program review and in a summary 

10:25     CCE Regional Team Updates - Peter Landre

10:35     CCE County Association Updates - ED's or Craig K. 

10:55     Cornell Update - Chris Watkins 

11:10     Update of Advisory Committee Members/Call for nominations

11:20     Craig Kahlke - Program Review (20 minutes) + Discussion (10 minutes)

11:50     Janet van Zoeren - Brief Program Review (20 minutes) + Discussion (10 minutes) 

~12:20   Lunch

12:50     Mario Miranda Sazo - Brief Program Review (20 minutes)  + Discussion (10 minutes)

1:20        Summary Discussion of Future Format of Advisory Committee Meetings as they relate to Specialist's Programming Format

1:40        Business Management Specialist Position Update 

1:45      LOF's Winter Conference Feb 27-28 (in-person) - "State of the Industry" idea

Overarching theme, session development/talk topics input             

2:25        Statewide Winter Fruit Conference Mar 3 (virtual) w/ CCE-ENYCHP -Talk topics/input

2:40       Calendar: Other educational events

2:45       "Around the Table" - Final Thoughts

3:00       Adjourn

Please Pre-Register by December 13th at Noon to make sure we have enough lunches.
Questions? Don't hesitate to contact Craig 585-735-5448 or

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