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  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Sorry, Pre-Registration for 2018 CCE - LOF Spanish Fruit School - Wayne has passed.

Sorry, Pre-Registration for 2018 CCE-LOF Spanish Fruit School - Orleans has passed.


2018 CCE-LOF Spanish Winter Fruit Schools

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.


2018 CCE - LOF Spanish Fruit School - Wayne

March 16, 2018

8:30am - 4:00pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe - Roman Catholic Church
3799 Union St.
Marion, NY 14505


Cost

$10.00

At the Door
$15.00


2018 Wayne Co. Agenda - English (PDF; 1122KB)

2018 Wayne Co. Agenda - Spanish (PDF; 1122KB)


2018 CCE-LOF Spanish Fruit School - Orleans

March 17, 2018

8:30am - 4:00pm

Orchard Dale Fruit Farm
1287 Oak Orchard River Rd
Waterport, NY 14571


Cost

$10.00

At the Door
$15.00


2018 Orleans Co. Agenda - English (PDF; 1121KB)

2018 Orleans Co. Agenda - Spanish (PDF; 1123KB)



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Upcoming Events

Ag Workforce Development Council's Labor Road Show II

January 28 - January 31, 2019
9am - 4pm

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.
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2019 LOF Winter Fruit Schools Additional Sponsorship Option

February 4 - February 5, 2019
All Day

Monday, February 4th - CCE Niagara, Lockport
Tuesday, February 5th- Wayne County- location TBA

A 1-day program addressing topical aspects of fruit production in Western NY.

Check back for more information.

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2019 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

February 4, 2019 : Winter Fruit School Lockport

February 5, 2019 : Winter Fruit School Newark

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

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Announcements

Register Now for Winter Fruit Schools

2019 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School Registration Now Open, register before Jan 29 for discount.
1.5 DEC credits available.
https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1088


DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator Training & Exam

Training: 12 & 14 March
Exam: 15 March - Register for Exam with NYSDEC
Pre-register for training by 4th March
If you require manuals, orders must be in by FEBRUARY 11, 2019
Check events calendar https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/events.php for more info


2019 EXPO - Business Strategy Session Links

Resource 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


Save the Date!

2019 Events - check back later for more details:

Jan 14 - 2019 Becker Forum details at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1051  
Jan 15 - 17 - 2019 Empire State Producers EXPO - SRC Arena & Event Center, Syracuse, NY more details  https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1011   Registration now open: https://nysvga.org/register-for-meeting-online/

Feb 4 & 5 - 2019 LOF Winter Fruit Schools - Niagara Co & Wayne Co.G

Feb 3-6 - 2019 NASGA Annual Meeting & 9th North American Strawberry Symposium (NASS) - Orlando, Florida - details at https://www.nasga.org/n-american-strawberry-growers-conference.htm

Feb 13 & 21 Mar - Produce Safety Alliance 1-day Grower Training Courses - Orleans CCE, Albion - Feb 13 & CCE-Wayne, Newark - Mar 21 - register @ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1095

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

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




Labor Road Show II

Dates, locations, & times at https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.cornell.edu/dist/7/8192/files/2018/12/Labor-Road-Show-II-Flyer-1zfm9ej.pdf

Registration at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTVpBgr6-FbbRNWCU3aY2DSp8cWwiq_5zhMkDc5oAR0gDE5w/viewform





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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