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January 2022

2022 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting

January 6, 2022

CANCELED: 2022 Empire State Producers Expo

January 11 - January 13, 2022

Farm Tax School Series: Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

January 18, 2022

Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

January 18, 2022

2022 Ontario Produce Auction Growers Meeting

January 19, 2022

Farm Tax School Series: Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022

Tax Code Benefits and Last Minute Tax Updates for Farms

January 25, 2022

2022 Cornell NYS Tree Fruit Conference

January 27 - January 28, 2022


CCE-LOF are excited to bring you another winter tree fruit conference in concert with our counterparts in Eastern NY, CCE-ENYCHP. While we held out hope as long as we could for a live event, we had to stay virtual, but we feel this program is very strong and will allow more attendees the flexibility to attend from their own homes/offices. We listened to your feedback from our conference last winter and we've made modifications. The conference will be 2 days instead of three, with more time for breaks. Each day will have 2 morning and 2 afternoon sessions, ranging from 95-120 minutes. In addition, most of the sessions are structured around ideas we've received from our stakeholders over the past year though advisory meetings, email and phone communications, and farm visits. There are 3 DEC credit-eligible sessions currently being applied for, and all should be eligible for CCA credits. We're excited to bring you high-caliber speakers, many from outside NY. An overview of the sessions are below. As with last year, our virtual conference replaces the two Lake Ontario Winter Fruit Schools, the winter ENYCHP Fruit and Vegetable Conference (tree fruit portion) and the fruit section of the Empire Producer's Expo. Last year, the cumulative attendance of our virtual conference was over 335 for the largest sessions. 

For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact Dan Donahue djd13@cornell.edu

Thank You to Our Sponsors!




February 2022

NEWA 3.0 Tutorial

February 7, 2022

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

February 10 - March 5, 2022


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




2022 Eastern NY Fruit & Vegetable Conference

February 15 - February 17, 2022

Become a Qualified Vendor for USDA Food Commodities Purchases

February 15, 2022

How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

February 28, 2022



March 2022

Apple R2F Webinar on Rootstock

March 1, 2022

Apple Pruning Demo: Champlain Valley

March 3, 2022

Apple Pruning Demo: Hudson Valley

March 4, 2022

2022 NYS Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training

March 8 - March 15, 2022


Join agriculture specialist Mike Stanyard from the NWNY Team and Janet van Zoeren of the LOF Program as they review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the Pesticide Applicator exam. This pre-exam training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

All participants will need to have the most recent Core Manual (3rd Edition) and Category Manuals.  Register by March 1st to ensure manuals are available for the training.

Cost of 2 day workshop: $50, additional costs 

Exam to be held on March 22nd registration begins at 8:30am at Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension, $100 check payable to NYDEC to Exam, and you must register with DEC for the exam.

To reserve a spot register online or contact Kim Hazel at 585-798-4265 ext. 126 or krh5@cornell.edu.

Additional details about the exam https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/ev...


2022 Onion School

March 10, 2022

Using hummingbird predation as a management tactic against spotted-wing drosophila in raspberry

March 10, 2022

Apple Pruning Demo: Capital Region

March 11, 2022

Biological Orchard IPM Tactics Webinar

March 14, 2022

Biological Orchard IPM Tactics Webinar

March 14, 2022

Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

March 15 - May 13, 2022

2022 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

March 16, 2022

2022 Pruning Workshops

March 16 - April 27, 2022


Precision Pruning Workshops for Honeycrisp and other Important Apple Cultivars in WNY. Most meetings will only be provided in one language. Please note the language the demonstration will be provided in when choosing which meeting to attend. 

For additional pruning guidance you can refer to the recently posted CCE LOF YouTube video titled 'Pruning Guide for Precision Crop Load Management'. A new video describing precision pruning, why, how and when to accomplish it. This video is available with captions in English and Spanish and is very useful for pruning crews. 

English Captions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29cF8yOKup0 

Spanish Captions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29cF8yOKup0


Tarping in the Northeast: A Guide for Small Farms

March 16, 2022

What's New in Crop Load Management

March 18, 2022

What's New in Crop Load Management

March 18, 2022

DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Exam

March 22, 2022

Fusarium Management in Garlic: Field and Storage Considerations

March 22, 2022

Success with Laser Scarecrows

March 22, 2022

Success with Laser Scarecrows in 2022

March 22, 2022

GAPs Farm Food Safety Virtual Training

March 23, 2022

Rodent & Wildlife Management on the Farm

March 23, 2022

Virtual Good Agricultural Practices Grower Training

March 23, 2022

B.E.V NY Annual Conference

March 29 - March 31, 2022



April 2022

Remote Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training & Farm Food Safety Plan Writing

April 4 - April 5, 2022

Remote Good Agricultural Practices Training

April 4 - April 5, 2022

Greenhouse IPM Meeting

April 6, 2022

2022 Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

April 7, 2022

2022 DEC Special Permit Training (Online)

April 11, 2022

Tunnel Tomatoes and Ornamental Baskets

April 13, 2022

2022 DEC Special Permit Training

April 22, 2022

2022 Statewide Pink Webinar

April 28, 2022

Growing Microgreens Commercially (Virtual Workshop)

April 28, 2022



May 2022

Petal Fall Webinar via Zoom

May 18, 2022

COPY - Next Gen Meetup at Bowman Orchards

May 26, 2022

COPY - Next Gen Meetup at Bowman Orchards

May 26, 2022

Next Gen Meetup at Bowman Orchards

May 26, 2022



June 2022

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

June 2 - July 14, 2022


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

In case you miss one or would like to review discussions the recordings of these meeting will be available at the Lake Ontario Fruit Program YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channe...

Virtual Orchard Meetup Series YouTube Playlist

Part 1 (June 2) Labor - Grower Experiences - recording- https://youtu.be/KhhJBbGmwa4
Part 2 (June 16) Labor - Specialist Panel
Part 3 (June 30) Technology - Grower Experiences
Part 4 (July 14) Technology - Specialist Panel

These meetups will provide an opportunity to review challenges, best practices, and new recommendations for orchard labor and technology. Led by a panel of scientists, growers, and other experts in orchard labor and technology across N. America.
Facilitated by Bernardita Sallato WSU Extension, Mario Miranda Sazo Cornell Cooperative Extension, Anna Wallis MSU Extension, Daniel Weber PSU Extension, and Kristy Grigg-McGuffin OMAFRA.

With support from IFTA, AgAID, CIDA, and the PACMAN SCRI Project Team


2022 Muck Onion Grower Twilight Meeting in Wolcott

June 16, 2022

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

June 17 - July 28, 2022

Planning Pumpkin and Squash Disease Management

June 28, 2022

Cattaraugus Fresh Market Vegetable Meeting

June 29, 2022

Getting the Most Out of Every Pass - Calibrating Airblast Sprayers for Best Results

June 29 - June 30, 2022



July 2022

Orleans Fresh Market Vegetable Meeting

July 6, 2022

Chautauqua Vegetable Grower Meeting

July 12, 2022

Eden Valley Twilight Meeting

July 13, 2022

2022 SAP Analysis

July 15, 2022

Seneca County Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers

July 19, 2022

Peru Weed Management and Soil Health Field Day

July 20, 2022

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers

July 22, 2022

Calibrating Sprayers and Applying Pesticides Effectively

July 26, 2022

Getting the Most from Your Boom Sprayer

July 26 - July 27, 2022

Ontario County Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers

July 26, 2022

Cornell 2022 Postharvest Reviews Webinar

July 28, 2022

Niagara County Twilight Meeting

July 28, 2022

NY Soil Health Field Day - Johnstown

July 28, 2022



August 2022

LOF Summer Tour 2022

August 9, 2022

ENY Late Summer Orchard Field Meeting

August 16, 2022

Genesee Region Vegetable Meeting

August 17, 2022

Chipping Potato Twilight Meeting

August 25, 2022



September 2022

No Events Scheduled at this Time



October 2022

New York State Pawpaw Conference

October 1, 2022

Interseeded Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Talk

October 26, 2022

Soil Health Workshop for Livestock and Crop Farmers

October 27, 2022



November 2022

Sanitation Open House for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

November 29, 2022

Champlain Valley Tree Fruit Grower Input Meeting

November 30, 2022



December 2022

CANCELLED: Farm Food Safety Meeting

December 5, 2022

Farm Food Safety Meeting

December 5, 2022

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? Zoom Series

December 5 - December 15, 2022


In the long run, it is only worthwhile to grow and sell a product if the price customers are willing to pay for the product exceeds all costs incurred to produce and sell it while earning a reasonable return on your invested capital (financial and human).

The purpose of each class is to give you some of the tools you need, as an orchard owner, to assess whether an investment or long-term change in your orchard business makes sense and to help you choose among potential options.  Although this class will used orchard businesses as the framework, most of the concepts I will cover are applicable to any business situation.

The focus on this series is decision making and by extension risk reduction.  I say risk reduction because a good decision does not necessarily mean a good outcome.  Bad luck or unanticipated issues can result in bad outcomes even when good decisions were made.  But the best protection you have against a bad outcome is a well-informed good decision. Our goal is to help you make good, informed decisions with the data you have available. 

All webinars are free.  They will each be around an hour long and cover a specific topic.  They will be recorded so that if you miss a program you can view it later.  You must register to attend the webinars. 

To register for the series, go to: Webinar Registration



WEBINAR SCHEDULE

December 5 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 1 - Looking at the Big Financial Picture for Your Farm

Your farm's big-3 financial records (balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flow) and how to use them to assess your overall financial situation. This information will help you assess what types of investments are likely to be viable for your farm business and whether or not you are likely to be able to use credit to finance that investment.  We will specifically cover Farm Profitability, Cash Flow, and Key Financial Ratios.  

December 6 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 2 - Business Strategy and the Farm Business Value Chain

How do you create value?  How do you differentiate yourself from your competitors?  In other words - what is your farm's business strategy?  Your investments should be in line with your strategy.  Different business strategies will result in investments in different parts of the Farm Business Value Chain.  Farm Business Value Chain - full range of activities needed to create a product or service.

December 7 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 3 - Using Your Farm's Financial Data to Make Management Decisions

Identifying the Enterprises in Your Value Chain.  Your Profit Centers and Cost Centers.  We will cover: Direct vs Indirect Costs and Cost Allocation and Variable vs Fixed Costs and Relevant Range (when does a fixed cost become a variable cost?)

December 8 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 4 - Operating Budgets and Strategic Planning

Operating budgets are the overall financial plan for the business.  You can use a budget based on your current situation as the base to model new scenarios.

December 12 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 5 - Enterprise Budgets

It is more time-consuming to develop detailed budgets for your enterprises, but it is worthwhile to do this for area where you are considering making major investments.  We will demonstrate how to move from an operating budget to an enterprise budget to model specific scenarios within that enterprise. 

December 13 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 6 - 5 Step Decision-making Process for Capital Projects and Long-term Investments

Introduces a structured process for a manager to go through to decide among options for long-term investments, projects or changes to the farm business.

December 14 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 7 - Cost Volume Profit Analysis and Sensitivity Analysis. 

As you change your prices, volume of sales or costs of production how does your profit change?  What is your break-even point and what output level do you need to achieve a target income? We will also cover sensitivity analysis that will help you see how your results will vary over a range of likely scenarios from best case to worst case.  This will help you assess the riskiness of your plan.

December 15 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 8 - Capital Budgeting Tools - Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, and Payback Period

Capital budgeting is defined as the process used to determine whether capital assets are worth investing in. it's the process of asking: is an asset worth the resources it requires?  Capital assets are usually long-term investments like new equipment, facilities, and other infrastructure upgrades. By incorporating strategically planned capital budgeting into their financial processes, companies can more effectively determine and prioritize which projects, programs and other investment assets could be most financially beneficial in the long-term.


How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? Zoom Series

December 5 - December 15, 2022


The Zoom Series and Hands-on Skills Class is being instructed by Elizabeth Higgins, Extension Specialist, Ag Business Management and Production Economics with the CCE-Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program. Liz has over 15 years of expertise in these subject areas, working closely with the commercial fruit and vegetable industries in the eastern part of the state.

In the long run, it is only worthwhile to grow and sell a product if the price customers are willing to pay for the product exceeds all costs incurred to produce and sell it while earning a reasonable return on your invested capital (financial and human).

The purpose of each class is to give you some of the tools you need, as an orchard owner, to assess whether an investment or long-term change in your orchard business makes sense and to help you choose among potential options.  Although this class will used orchard businesses as the framework, most of the concepts I will cover are applicable to any business situation.

The focus on this series is decision making and by extension risk reduction.  I say risk reduction because a good decision does not necessarily mean a good outcome.  Bad luck or unanticipated issues can result in bad outcomes even when good decisions were made.  But the best protection you have against a bad outcome is a well-informed good decision. Our goal is to help you make good, informed decisions with the data you have available. 

All webinars are free.  They will each be around an hour long and cover a specific topic.  They will be recorded so that if you miss a program you can view it later.  You must register to attend the webinars. 

WEBINAR SCHEDULE

December 5 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 1 - Looking at the Big Financial Picture for Your Farm

Your farm's big-3 financial records (balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flow) and how to use them to assess your overall financial situation. This information will help you assess what types of investments are likely to be viable for your farm business and whether or not you are likely to be able to use credit to finance that investment.  We will specifically cover Farm Profitability, Cash Flow, and Key Financial Ratios.  

December 6 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 2 - Business Strategy and the Farm Business Value Chain

How do you create value?  How do you differentiate yourself from your competitors?  In other words - what is your farm's business strategy?  Your investments should be in line with your strategy.  Different business strategies will result in investments in different parts of the Farm Business Value Chain.  Farm Business Value Chain - full range of activities needed to create a product or service.

December 7 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 3 - Using Your Farm's Financial Data to Make Management Decisions

Identifying the Enterprises in Your Value Chain.  Your Profit Centers and Cost Centers.  We will cover: Direct vs Indirect Costs and Cost Allocation and Variable vs Fixed Costs and Relevant Range (when does a fixed cost become a variable cost?)

December 8 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 4 - Operating Budgets and Strategic Planning

Operating budgets are the overall financial plan for the business.  You can use a budget based on your current situation as the base to model new scenarios.

December 12 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 5 - Enterprise Budgets

It is more time-consuming to develop detailed budgets for your enterprises, but it is worthwhile to do this for areas where you are considering making major investments.  We will demonstrate how to move from an operating budget to an enterprise budget to model specific scenarios within that enterprise. 

December 13 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 6 - 5 Step Decision-making Process for Capital Projects and Long-term Investments

Introduces a structured process for a manager to go through to decide among options for long-term investments, projects or changes to the farm business.

December 14 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 7 - Cost Volume Profit Analysis and Sensitivity Analysis. 

As you change your prices, volume of sales or costs of production how does your profit change?  What is your break-even point and what output level do you need to achieve a target income? We will also cover sensitivity analysis that will help you see how your results will vary over a range of likely scenarios from best case to worst case.  This will help you assess the riskiness of your plan.

December 15 (12:30-1:30) Webinar 8 - Capital Budgeting Tools - Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, and Payback Period

Capital budgeting is defined as the process used to determine whether capital assets are worth investing in. it's the process of asking: is an asset worth the resources it requires?  Capital assets are usually long-term investments like new equipment, facilities, and other infrastructure upgrades. By incorporating strategically planned capital budgeting into their financial processes, companies can more effectively determine and prioritize which projects, programs and other investment assets could be most financially beneficial in the long-term.


GAPs Training -- Understanding Food Safety on the Farm

December 9, 2022

SAVE THE DATES

December 13 - February 23, 2023

Annual LOF Advisory Committee Meeting

December 16, 2022

CANCELLED!!! Grower Advisory Meetings

December 20 - December 21, 2022



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Upcoming Events

Apple Leafcurling Midge IPM - Webinar

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 16, 2023

In recent years, the apple leafcurling midge (ALCM) has become an increasingly problematic pest in many orchards across the northeast.

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Western NY Fruit Conference - "State of the Industry"

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 27 - February 28, 2023
Henrietta, NY

CCE-LOF are excited to bring you a muti-day fruit conference in WNY! This is replacing our Winter Fruit Schools. Tentative Agenda is now available.

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Fire Blight Informational Series - Michigan Fire Blight Meeting

March 1, 2023 : Michigan Fire Blight Meeting
Traverse City, MI

The team leading the national fire blight SCRI grant "Comprehensive Fire Blight Management for the United States" is hosting a March meeting (in person or virtual) as well as a webinar series. This multi-state series will address new research on best management practices for fire blight control. You are encouraged to attend these events which will provide cutting edge research recommendations into how to manage fire blight. Each session eligible for some DEC credits (see below for quantities, and bottom of article for direction on how to receive credit).

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Announcements

Save the Date! - Scroll down for Upcoming Events

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 the link to the short NY Herbicide Resistance Survey!

Courses Available All Year - Cornell Small Farms Program New Season of Online Courses-Enroll Now!

2023

2-5 Feb - NOFA NY Virtual Winter Conference

8 Feb - Becker Forum - All Day - Oncenter, Syracuse

12-15 Feb - 66th Annual IFTA Conference & Tours - Grand Rapids, MI - $650

16 Feb - Apple Leafcurling Midge IPM - Webinar - 1:30-2:30pm - Registration Now Open

27 & 28 Feb - WNY Winter Fruit Conference - Registration Now Open


7-10 Mar - 2023 Annual Meeting & Conference of the 10th NASS & NASGA - San Luis Obispo, California

14 Mar - USDA/RMA Listening Session - Spring 2023 Apple Grower Meeting -
The Risk Management Agency (RMA) is inviting interested parties to participate in a listening session to discuss the proposed changes to the apple crop insurance program. Free - Rochester

14-15 Mar - Curso de Desarrollo de Liderazgo - contact Tim Shenk

15 Mar - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Using biopesticides to help control fire blight - 7-8PM

16 Mar - CCE Stone Fruit Updates Webinar - registration coming soon

17 & 21 Mar - Pre-Exam Training to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Wayne Co CCE - $50

21 Mar - Strep Resistant Erwinia amylovora in New York States - 1-2:30pm, virtual, registration coming soon

24 Mar - Test to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Wayne Co CCE - $100 



13 Jun - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Pruning and sanitation strategies to reduce fire blight - 7-8PM

18 Oct - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Using weather and environmental conditions to optimize biologicals and biopesticides for bloom production - 7-8PM


Food Safety Virtual Office Hours

Cornell Institute of Food Safety "Virtual Office Hours", Tuesdays Noon to 1pm https://cals.cornell.edu/institute-for-food-safety/resources/virtual-office-hours

Past recorded virtual office hours can be found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZJs5b7KUuvfcquH3ZtQHo5dSmF2m5MdQ


Webinar Recordings

Check out the recordings of some recent webinars:

INTERPOMA - GENEVA - WEBINAR

Employment Opportunities

The CCE-LOF Program has created a space to share Lake Ontario Fruit Region local employment opportunities. See listings and details for sharing listings at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=890&crumb=business|business

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
https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=838&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38



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.

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