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Diversifying Production on Small Farms - A Webinar Series about Opportunities

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Event Details

Feb 20 - Basics of Mushroom Production

Date

February 20, 2020

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Webinar

Cost

Entire Series Registration : $25.00

Feb 20: Basics of Mushroom Production webinar : $5.00

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture


Feb 20 - Basics of Mushroom Production



Whether you are an existing or aspiring farmer, join us for a five-part webinar series where experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business.  Join us for all, or just one, whatever your schedule allows.  

Webinars begin on February 20, 2020 and continue each Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm until March 19, 2020. 

Registration is $25 for entire series, or $6 per webinar.  A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the webinar when you register.  Please register 24 hours before the date of the webinar to ensure that the link is delivered. 

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. 





Event Details

February 27 - Basics of Nut Production

Date

February 27, 2020

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Webinar

Cost

Feb 27: Basics of Nut Production : $5.00

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture


February 27 - Basics of Nut Production



Whether you are an existing or aspiring farmer, join us for a five-part webinar series where experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business.  Join us for all, or just one, whatever your schedule allows.  

Webinars begin on February 20, 2020 and continue each Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm until March 19, 2020. 

Registration is $25 for entire series, or $6 per webinar. A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the webinar when you register.  Please register 24 hours before the date of the webinar to ensure that the link is delivered. 

February 27 - Basics of Nut Production - Sam Bosco, PhD candidate, School of Integrated Plant Science, Cornell.  Sam's research focuses on temperate nut-based agroforestry and how that endeavor intersects historical and social understandings of a sustainable regional food system.





Event Details

March 5 - Adding Poultry to Your Small Farm

Date

March 5, 2020

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Webinar

Cost

March 5: Adding Poultry to Your Small Farm : $5.00

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture


March 5 - Adding Poultry to Your Small Farm



Whether you are an existing or aspiring farmer, join us for a five-part webinar series where experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business.  Join us for all, or just one, whatever your schedule allows.  

Webinars begin on February 20, 2020 and continue each Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm until March 19, 2020. 

Registration is $25 for entire series, or $6 per webinar.  A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the webinar when you register. Please register 24 hours before the date of the webinar to ensure that the link is delivered. 

March 5 - Adding Poultry to Your Small Farm - Jason Detzel, CCE Ulster Co. and Ashley Pierce, CCE CAAHP.  Jason and Ashley lead livestock and poultry educational programs in the Capital District and Hudson Valley regions of the state.  Poultry production is relatively low-investment with a quick turnaround time but farmers need specific skills to produce a product that is safe and profitable. This course will provide basic information to build a successful poultry enterprise.





Event Details

March 12 - Basics of Tree Fruit Production

Date

March 12, 2020

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Webinar

Cost

March 12: Basics of Tree Fruit Production : $5.00

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture


March 12 - Basics of Tree Fruit Production



Whether you are an existing or aspiring farmer, join us for a five-part webinar series where experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business.  Join us for all, or just one, whatever your schedule allows.  

Webinars begin on February 20, 2020 and continue each Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm until March 19, 2020. 

Registration is $25 for entire series, or $6 per webinar. A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the webinar when you register.  Please register 24 hours before the date of the webinar to ensure that the link is delivered. 

March 12 - Basics of Tree Fruit Production - Mike Basedow, CCE ENYCHP. Planting and managing apples, pears, and stone fruit is a rewarding hobby and business, but it's not as simple as planting and picking. There's a lot that goes into successful orcharding! Mike will provide some of the bare essentials to help you determine if growing tree fruit is right for you. 






Event Details

March 19 - Food Safety for Small Farms

Date

March 19, 2020

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Webinar

Cost

March 19: Food Safety for Small Farms : $5.00

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture


March 19 - Food Safety for Small Farms



Whether you are an existing or aspiring farmer, join us for a five-part webinar series where experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business.  Join us for all, or just one, whatever your schedule allows.  

Webinars begin on February 20, 2020 and continue each Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm until March 19, 2020. 

Registration is $25 for entire series, or $6 per webinar.  A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the webinar when you register.  Please register 24 hours before the date of the webinar to ensure that the link is delivered. 

March 19 - Food Safety for Small Farms - Elisabeth Hodgdon, CCE ENYCHP. Elisabeth is a regional vegetable specialist and farm food safety lead for the ENYCHP. She is actively involved in high tunnel research, invasive pest management, and pesticide and food safety education. In the final segment of our series, Elisabeth will guide the audience through a thoughtful approach to designing diversified farming systems with food safety in mind.   



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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

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Upcoming Events

Champlain Valley Fruit Set Thinning Meeting

May 28, 2024 : Champlain Valley Fruit Set Thinning Meeting

Mike will review his observations from the field, and we will then hear from Dr. Robinson about his thinning suggestions for the 10-12mm thinning window. We will then hear from Dr. Anna Wallis, Dr. Andres Antolinez, and Dr. Scott Cosseboom for pest management updates.  

To join, simply click on the zoom link at 3PM on Tuesday: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93411218328?pwd=RUpFNlY3Nm5nS0tkUjdDWEU0cklCdz09

June Produce Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 5, 2024 : June Produce Field Meeting
Fort Plain, NY

Come join us for a discussion on greenhouse production, IPM techniques in the greenhouse, and a discussion of IPM strategies for tomatoes, cole crops and cucurbits. 

Meeting is free and open to the public.

2 DEC credits in categories 1A and 23 are available. 

Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 20, 2024 : Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop
Tivoli, NY

Join us on the morning of June 20th as we hear from Cornell University weed management specialists Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie and Dr. Yu Jiang, who will discuss their recent research on autonomous orchard weeding systems.  

We will also hear from Mike Basedow of CCE ENYCH and learn about the ongoing results of herbicide research trials he is conducting.  Bryan Brown of NYS IPM will discuss pre-plant preparations and mulches that could be useful for controlling weeds without herbicides.   

Identifying the differences between weed species and key differences between annuals and perennials that factor into management will also be covered.     

This workshop is FREE to attend, but we ask that you please register ahead 

Announcements

2023 Spotted Wing Drosophila Monitoring/Management

All berry farmers are watching for monitoring reports that indicate Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) adults are in their region. Mid-season berry crops should be sprayed as soon as berries begin to ripen unless you've elected to use insect exclusion netting.

- For general information about SWD, and to enroll for free monitoring reports, visit the Cornell SWD blog https://blogs.cornell.edu/swd1/.
- Click here for the 2023 Quick Guide for Pesticide Management. 
- For some great instructional videos and fact sheets on insect exclusion netting, visit the University of Vermont's Ag Engineering blog.


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

Winter Greens Grower Interviews in Northern New York

October 22, 2022
In this episode, vegetable specialist Elisabeth Hodgdon interviews Lindsey Pashow, ag business development and marketing specialist with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest New York team. They discuss findings from a series of interviews with winter greens producers in northern New York. Lindsey shares production and marketing challenges associated with growing winter greens in this cold and rural part of the state, success stories and advice from growers, and tips for those interested in adding new crop enterprises to their operation.

Funding for this project was provided by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program. The episode was edited by Miles Todaro of the ENYCHP team.

Resources:
• Crop enterprise budget resources available from Penn State Extension (field and tunnel vegetables: https://extension.psu.edu/small-scale-field-grown-and-season-extension-budgets), UMass Extension (winter spinach budgets: https://ag.umass.edu/vegetable/outreach-project/improving-production-yield-of-winter-greens-in-northeast and field vegetables: https://ag.umass.edu/vegetable/fact-sheets/crop-production-budgets), and Cornell Cooperative Extension (high tunnel vegetables: https://blogs.cornell.edu/hightunnels/economics/sample-budgets-spreadsheets/). Use these budgets as templates when developing your own crop enterprise budget.
• The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook, by Richard Wiswall
• The Winter Harvest Handbook, by Eliot Coleman

For questions about the winter greens project discussed in this podcast, reach out to Lindsey Pashow (lep67@cornell.edu) or Elisabeth Hodgdon(eh528@cornell.edu).

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