Uncommon Fruit: Considerations for Commercial Cultivation
February 16 - February 19, 2021
HostEastern New York Commercial Horticulture
During the course of four sessions, horticultural experts and farmers will describe the possibilities and challenges associated with growing these lesser known crops. Specifics include site selection, production systems, pest issues, post-harvest requirements, recommended cultivars, and market considerations.
The first session will focus on understanding crop attributes that make commercialization possible followed by a site selection discussion. After that we will delve directly into the plants which will include Ribes, Elderberry, Aronia, Hardy Kiwi, Hascap, Amelanchier, Ericaceae, Shisandra, Sea Buckthorn, Paw paw, Persimmon, Figs.
Additional plants may be added as requested and as speakers knowledge allows.
There will be downloadable resources provided to accompany all topics and webinars will be recorded and available for registered attendees.
This series of four workshops is $35/person or farm business. Please do not share the link beyond your farm business. Avid home gardeners are welcome to participate, but please understand that the focus will be commercialization of these crops.
Please register ahead of time at the following link: bit.ly/UncommonFruit
ENY Late Summer Orchard Field Meeting
August 16, 2022
Join us for a late-summer field meeting. Cornell researchers and extension specialists will give talks on management tasks to be mindful of late in the season as we head into harvest. We will then walk through the orchard to look for some of the issues discussed, and further discuss their management strategies in the field. We will then discuss how the crop is shaping up around the greater ENY region, and will allow ample time for you to share your thoughts on this year's crop, and to answer any other questions you may have.
Costa Rica Agritourism and Cultural Study Tour
December 3 - December 11, 2022
Costa Rica Agritourism and Cultural Study Tour hosted by Laura McDermott, and organized by Explorations by Thor, a well-respected international travel company that specializes in agricultural tours will embark December 3 - 11, 2022. Don't miss this opportunity to travel, learn and relax with other farmers. It will be a blast!
This one-of-a-kind guided excursion is an educational and entertaining way to visit another country while networking with fellow berry production and Agri-tourism professionals. The tour allows attendees the convenience of a completed itinerary including hotels, most meals and in-country transportation. Guests will visit a wide variety of Costa Rican agriculture and while still having time for cultural highlights.