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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Sorry, the Western NY Hard Cider Tour - Online Registration is Closed
event pre-registration deadline was August 2, 2018.

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Upcoming Events

2019 WNY Master Class for Bilingual Orchard Crew Members

November 9 - December 13, 2019
TBA

WNY Master Class Schedule

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Effective Management of Farm Employees: Two-Day Master Class December 9-10 in Orleans County

December 9 - December 10, 2019
10am-4pm
Albion, NY

The Effective Management of Farm Employees Master Class is for you if you are a new farm owner or farm manager or you want to improve your skills in HR management. This program will give you the skills you need to effectively hire, train and supervise your farm's employees. The class will be conducted at the Orleans County CCE office on December 9th & 10th.
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2019 Lake Ontario Fruit Advisory Meeting

December 12, 2019
tentatively 9:30am-3:30pm
Spencerport, NY

Please join us for our annual winter advisory meeting where you can spend time with the Lake Ontario Fruit Program 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.
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Announcements

Save on PSA Grower Training Course at the Expo

A Great Opportunity at the Expo January 14 in Syracuse - A Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course at a Reduced Price!

Come 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.' This one-day PSA Grower Training will improve your understanding of produce safety and get you pointed in the right direction when it comes to compliance with FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
This is offered for the 1 day Expo registration price of $45, thanks to grants from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets


Save the Date!

2019 Events - for details and registration info click on the event title of interest:

15 Nov - 13 Dec - 2019 WNY Master Class for Bilingual Orchard Crew Members

18-22 Nov - Labor Roadshow III

19 Nov - Farm Transition Planning - Preserving Your Legacy (1 day workshop) 8:30AM-12:30PM

6 Dec - Webinar - Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act - with the New York State Department of Labor's Agriculture Labor Program Staff - 11:30AM - 1PM

9 & 10 Dec - Effective Management of Farm Employees (2 day workshop) 10:30AM-4:30PM

12 Dec - LOF Advisory Meeting - tentatively 9:30am - 3:30pm at Ogden Town Hall

2020 Events

9 Jan - Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - 9 Jan - CCE Orleans - 8am Registration; Program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch included

13 Jan, 14-16 Jan  - Becker Forum, Empire State Producers Expo - Becker Forum - Marriot Syracuse Downtown, 100 East Onondaga St; Expo - Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse, NY 13202

14 Jan - Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course at the Expo - The Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse, NY 13202

3 & 4 Feb - 2020 LOF Winter Fruit Schools - All Day, CCE Niagara 3 Feb & The Finger Lakes Hotel 4 Feb - check back later for more info.

19 Mar - Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Courses - 19 Mar - CCE Wayne - 8am Registration; Program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch included












Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links


Unusual Berry Survey

Specialty Fruit Survey: Are you interested in diversifying your farmers market, farm stand, or CSA offerings with specialty fruit crops? Have you ever thought about growing currants, kiwiberries, goji berries, beach plums, or other "unusual" fruits? Tell us about it! We are gauging grower interest in specialty fruit crops. Your input will help guide a project that aims to develop growing recommendations and enterprise budgets for unusual fruit crops in New York. Fill out our online survey by clicking on the following link: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6MerCyXklTm7YlT

Mario Miranda Sazo Recieves Award at IFTA Meeting

Check out the following article & photos that cover highlights of the annual IFTA meeting such as Mario Miranda Sazo receiving the Outstanding Extension Educator award.

Robots, Rootstocks and Revenue on the Front Burner for Fruit Growers


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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