Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

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2019 Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Join us for the 2nd Annual Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference! This year we will be expanding our conference to include a third day and many exciting new sessions. Preliminary agenda is now available. Mark your calendars, and don't miss this great line-up!

DEC credits have been awarded - see program for details. 

Multi day discounts are available for two and three day registrations. 



Day 1: Tree Fruit, Small Fruit & Business Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 19, 2019

8:00am-5:00pm

Desmond Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211


Cost

$90.00
ENYCHP 2019 Enrolled Members: $70, Non-Enrolled $90.
At the Door
$70.00 ENYCHP 2019 Enrolled Members
$90.00 Non-Enrolled


Day one includes a full day on tree fruit, a full day on small fruit, a full day of FSMA/PSA grower training and a morning of business management. See the attached schedule for topic details.


2019 Preliminary Agenda ENYCHP Fruit and Veg (PDF; 2151KB)


Day 2: General, Vegetable, Tree Fruit

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 20, 2019

8:00am-5:00pm

Desmond Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211


Cost

$90.00
ENYCHP 2019 Enrolled Members - $70, Non-Enrolled - $90
At the Door
$70.00 ENYCHP 2019 Enrolled Members
$90.00 Non-Enrolled


Day two includes a general session on pollinators, followed by full sessions of vegetables and tree fruit. See the attached schedule for topic details.

2019 Preliminary Agenda ENYCHP Fruit and Veg (PDF; 2151KB)


Day 3: Fertility, CSA, Irrigation, Grapes

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21, 2019

8:00am-5:00pm

Desmond Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211


Cost

$90.00
ENYCHP 2019 Enrolled Members - $70, Non-Enrolled - $90
At the Door
$70.00 ENYCHP 2019 Enrolled Members
$90.00 Non-Enrolled


Day three includes several half day workshops including: a fertility session for annual and perennial crops, a grape production workshop for eastern growers, a CSA marketing intensive, and an in-depth irrigation workshop for annual and perennial crops. See the attached schedule for topic details.

2019 Preliminary Agenda ENYCHP Fruit and Veg (PDF; 2151KB)



more crops
Apples

Apples

Apricots

Apricots

Asparagus

Asparagus

Beets

Beets

Blueberries

Blueberries

Broccoli

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Cabbage

Carrots

Carrots

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Cherries

Cherries

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Dry Beans

Dry Beans

Eggplant

Eggplant

Ethnic Vegetables

Ethnic Vegetables

Garlic

Garlic

Grapes

Grapes

Horseradish

Horseradish

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Leeks

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Melons

Melons

Nectarines

Nectarines

Onions

Onions

Parsnips

Parsnips

Peaches

Peaches

Pears

Pears

Peas

Peas

Peppers

Peppers

Plums

Plums

Potatoes

Potatoes

Pumpkins / Gourds

Pumpkins / Gourds

Radishes

Radishes

Raspberries / Blackberries

Raspberries / Blackberries

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rutabaga

Rutabaga

Snap Beans

Snap Beans

Squash - Summer

Squash - Summer

Squash- Winter

Squash- Winter

Strawberries

Strawberries

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Turnips

Turnips

more crops

Upcoming Events

October Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

October 28, 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

Each month's webinar focuses on 1 grant.  The October webinar topic is TBD but might feature Ag Labor Housing Grants.
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Produce Safety Alliance FSMA Grower Training Course

October 30, 2019
8am - 5pm
Canajoharie, 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. 

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Tarping for Reduced Tillage Workshop

November 2 - November 19, 2019

Are you a vegetable farmer already using tarps? Or are you wondering if and how tarps could work best on your farm?

The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce a series of workshops on tarping for reduced tillage in small-scale vegetable systems, to be held in Maine and New York this fall. The Reduced Tillage (RT) project of the Cornell Small Farms Program supports farmers in adopting scale-appropriate RT practices that can lead to healthy, productive soils and greater profitability. Through the evaluation of novel tools and methods using systems-based field research and on-farm trials, the project helps farmers learn about the approaches that can work for their farm. This work is accomplished in collaboration with the University of Maine, and with support from Northeast SARE.

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Announcements

Resources from CCE ENYCHP!

We are developing new ways to connect with the CCE ENYCHP team this year! We have a Youtube page located at this link. Check out videos on Table Grape Production, Pest Updates and the 20 Minute Ag Manager - in 4 Minutes series

We have a Facebook Page here as well as an Instagram page. We keep these places updated with current projects, events, and other interesting articles and deadlines.

There are also text alerts available. Fruit and vegetable farmers in 17 Eastern NY counties can now receive real time alerts on high risk disease and pest outbreaks texted directly to their cell phone. The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture program, which is supported by local Cornell Cooperative Extension associations, will now offer text alerts to those that enroll in our program in 2019. 

The text alerts will be reserved for important crop alerts that could impact management decisions immediately. For instance, if there were an outbreak of Late Blight in the area, this would be transmitted to vegetable growers.

Farmers can choose the crop for which they wish to receive updates. Additionally they can request that Ag Business Alerts be sent to them. These alerts might include due dates for crop insurance deadlines, market opportunities etc.

If you have questions, please contact enychp@cornell.edu


Podcasts

Climate Change Adaptations

September 30, 2019
In this episode regional vegetable specialist Elisabeth Hodgdon interviews University of Vermont PHD student Alissa White about a series of interviews with growers in the north east concerning climate change adaptations.

Listeners can access Alissa White’s climate change adaptation survey report and additional information on the project by clicking on the following link:

https://adaptationsurvey.wordpress.com/results/
Alissa’s project was sponsored by a Northeast SARE Graduate Student Grant (GNE17-163).

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