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December 2019

(Program Cancelled) Understanding Farm Taxes and the Schedule F for Beginners

December 4, 2019
Cancelled
Cobleskill, NY

We have cancelled the tax program due to low pre-enrollment.

Reduced Tillage on Muck Soils: Results from Two Years of Squash Trials

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 5, 2019
10:15am-1:00pm
Pine Island, NY

Reduced Tillage on Muck Soils: Results from Two Years of Squash Trials
ENYCH Vegetable Specialists Ethan Grundberg and Chuck Bornt will discuss results from two years of trialing different cover crop and tillage combinations on muck soil to suppress weeds and harvest cleaner squash.

A complimentary catered lunch will be provided after the program.

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.

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.

December Second- to - Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

December 23, 2019
4:00 pm

Are you curious about what grants are available to help your farm business?

To help disseminate information on grants on a consistent basis, ENYCH is offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at 4:00pm.  The December webinar will take place on Dec 23 - the second to last Monday, because of the winter holidays.

Each month's webinar focuses on 1 grant.  The December webinar topic is TBD.

January 2020

Introduction to Winter Growing Webinar

January 2, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Webinar

Join vegetable specialists Elisabeth Hodgdon (ENYCHP) and Judson Reid (Cornell Vegetable Program) for a webinar on winter vegetable production in high tunnels.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Albion

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2020
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch provided
Orlean County Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Albion

Who Should Attend

Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to 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.'
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am, lunch is provided, meeting adjourns at 5:30pm. Note the reduced registration thanks to grant funds from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets and the Niagara County Farm to School Program!

Apple IPM :: Basics for Orchard Employees

January 10, 2020
1:00pm - 3:30pm
CCE Saratoga County
Ballston Spa, NY

Have farm employees that need recertification credits? We will be covering the basics of integrated pest management, including how to monitor traps, evaluate insect thresholds, and use prediction models to better manage common orchard pests of Northern New York.

We will also discuss IPM tactics for managing apple scab, fire blight, obliquebanded leafroller, apple maggot, and some common weeds in the orchard.

2020 Empire State Producers Expo, Berry Sessions

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 13 - January 16, 2020
All Day - Jan 14-16, Becker Forum is Jan 13, PSA Grower Training Course is Jan 14
OnCenter
Syracuse, NY

This annual show combines the major fruit, flower and vegetable associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for New York producers, as well as neighboring states and Eastern Canada. In years past over 100 presentations were given by Cornell Cooperative Extension personnel and highly regarded speakers from across the country. Panel discussions feature some of the top industry experts and growers in New York. Between educational sessions, attendees can visit the trade show featuring over 150 commercial vendors and non-profit exhibitors.

2020 Empire State Producers Expo, Becker Forum, PSA Grower Training Course

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 13 - January 16, 2020
All Day - Jan 14-16, Becker Forum is Jan 13, PSA Grower Training Course is Jan 14
OnCenter
Syracuse, NY

This annual show combines the major fruit, flower and vegetable associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for New York producers, as well as neighboring states and Eastern Canada. In years past over 100 presentations were given by Cornell Cooperative Extension personnel and highly regarded speakers from across the country. Panel discussions feature some of the top industry experts and growers in New York. Between educational sessions, attendees can visit the trade show featuring over 150 commercial vendors and non-profit exhibitors.

Apple IPM Intensive Workshop - A Certificate Program - At the 2020 Empire Producer's Expo

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15 - January 16, 2020
Wednesday 2pm - 5pm, Thursday 9am - 12pm (see agenda for details)
OnCenter
Syracuse, NY

See details for detailed time and topic agenda. 

Precision Pruning for Apple Crop Load Management

January 30, 2020
1:30pm - 3:00pm
CCE Clinton County
Plattsburgh, NY

Crop load management begins well ahead of petal fall!

Join Mike Basedow as he reviews preliminary results from the 2019 Champlain Valley precision pruning trials and offers some suggestions on how commercial orchards can incorporate these principles into their own pruning program heading into the 2020 growing season.

February 2020

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 3, 2020 : Winter Fruit School Lockport
8am Sign In, 8:30am - ~430pm
CCE Niagara in Lockport
Lockport, NY

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

This all day event provides 2 near-identical programs available on the West and East sides of Rochester on consecutive days.  We are featuring an intensive Precision Honeycrisp management school in addition to updates on Labor, Fruit Farm Business Summary, as well as pests and diseases, including European Cherry Fruit Fly.

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 4, 2020 : Winter Fruit School Farmington
8am Sign In, 8:30am - ~430pm
Finger Lakes Hotel
Farmington, NY

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

This all day event provides 2 near-identical programs available on the West and East sides of Rochester on consecutive days.  We are featuring an intensive Precision Honeycrisp school in addition to updates on Labor, Fruit Farm Business Summary, as well as pests and diseases, including European Cherry Fruit Fly.

High Tunnel Tomato Production Farmer to Farmer Workshop-Poughkeepsie

February 4, 2020
8:50am - 3:30pm
Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Poughkeepsie, NY

High Tunnel Tomato Production Farmer to Farmer Workshop-Poughkeepsie

Join us for a day-long program featuring grower presentations, small group discussions and demonstrations, and extension presentations focused on a number of production topics.  These will include fertility management, injection systems, grafting, variety selection, pruning, trellising systems, pest and disease management, and more!

In-Depth Strawberry Substrate Workshop

February 11 - February 13, 2020
Check-In & Refreshments 8AM, Program starts promptly at 8:30AM, Adjourns ~5PM
Moakley House, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Growing strawberries in substrate (soil-less media) can help prevent soil-borne diseases. It can also increase yields, improve quality, and reduce the costs associated with pesticides, fertilizer, and water.

High Tunnel Tomato Production Farmer to Farmer Workshop-Saratoga

February 12, 2020
10:00am - 3:30pm
CCE Saratoga
Ballston Spa, NY

Join us for a day-long program featuring grower presentations, small group discussions and demonstrations, and extension presentations focused on a number of production topics.  These will include fertility management, injection systems, grafting, variety selection, pruning, trellising systems, pest and disease management, and more.

Creating Pollinator Habitat: How Do I Plant It?

February 18, 2020
12:00pm - 12:45
webinar

Pollinator habitats are in the news, but how exactly do you create one? 

We cover some installation methods that we have tried and discuss benefits and costs. 

Diversifying Production on Small Farms - A Webinar Series about Opportunities

February 20, 2020 : Feb 20 - Basics of Mushroom Production
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Webinar

February 20 - Basics of Mushroom Production - Steve Gabriel, Specialty Mushrooms and Agroforestry Specialist, Cornell Small Farms.  Mushrooms are an emerging niche crop with many benefits, including improving farmer stewardship of forested lands and the ability to offer a unique and highly desired product. Steve will introduce students to mushrooms that can be easily grown in the woods. 

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 25, 2020
8:00am - 5:00pm
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY

A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  At least one person per farm producing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables must attend this course once.  Participants will receive a certificate of course completion by the Association of Food and Drug Officials.

2020 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

February 25 - February 26, 2020
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY

2020 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

Join us for two days filled with informative sessions on Tree Fruit, Vegetables, Small Fruit, Grapes, Hemp, and more!

Hands-on Pruning Demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson - Capital Region

February 27, 2020
Indian Ladder Farms
Altamont, NY

Hands-on Pruning Demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson - Capital Region

Join us for a morning of hands-on pruning discussion and demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson.  Terence will walk us through the key steps of pruning the tall spindle orchard, and will also review pruning techniques for other orchard systems commonly grown across the Capital Region. Please note this meeting will be held the morning following our annual winter conference in Albany.

 

Diversifying Production on Small Farms - A Webinar Series about Opportunities

February 27, 2020 : February 27 - Basics of Nut Production
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Webinar

February 27 - Cracking Into NYS Nut Production - Sam Bosco, PhD candidate, School of Integrated Plant Science, Cornell.  

Interested in learning about a valuable, highly nutritious food crop that grows well on marginal land and helps combat climate change? Go nuts! Temperate nuts are an emerging crop with a powerful potential for the future of sustainable NYS agriculture. Get introduced to the basics of growing nuts and receive an overview of the nut-work of people planting the seeds of a new industry. 

 

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Upcoming Events

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

January 11, 2021
February 22, 2021
September 1, 2021
November 1, 2021

CSFP's new season of online courses is almost halfway through, and now's the time to register for their upcoming block three courses which begin in the new year. Upcoming courses include their new offering on social media and online marketing, farm business courses, and production courses covering beekeeping, mushrooms, sheep and more.

Announcements

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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.

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

Apr 13, 20, 27 - Online Farm Financial Management Tuesdays: Farm Business Education in April 2021 - 12:30-1:30PM - Zoom - $5/per session

Apr 14 & 15 - Finger Lakes Beverage Conference - 12:30-6PM - Zoom - $75, including tasting

Apr 23 - Mating Disruption Informal Meeting - 9-10am Wolcott, NY & 2-3pm Kendall, NY - RSVP by 19 Apr with KCatlin@trece.com 

Apr 26 & 27 - Wayne Co Respirator Fit Test - 12:30-5pm - $90/person; Register Now call Beth Claypoole 315-331-8415 ext.102.


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.

Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links


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.