NY Soil Health Field Day - Johnstown
July 28, 2022
3pm - 7pm
B&B Crop Farm
New York Soil Health
The New York Soil Health Working Group and the New York Soil Health Initiative announce the 2022 Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Field Day Series. Running from May-August, the statewide series can be found from Long Island to Western NY, Northern NY, and Central and Eastern NY.
"In collaboration with local farmers and partners, we are delivering region-specific information on current challenges and advancements in soil health practices," said Deborah Aller, extension associate with the Cornell Soil Health Program.
Online registration is required for all events. A few events will have a small registration fee to support costs associated with the event.
The agenda will include:
- Using Soil health to increase Weather Resilience
- Managed cover crops in strip-tilled organic vegetables
- Strip tillage of pumpkins (in field) and cover crops (in field)
- Soil Health Demonstration with the Soil Health Trailer
- Farmer panel on experiences using reduced tillage techniques for vegetables
This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred by 7/20/22 to help ensure there is enough food. Walk-ins are welcome.
Credits offered: DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator Recertification credits have been requested.
Agenda (as currently proposed, the order might change):
3:00 pm -3:30 pm: Using Soil Health to Increase Weather Resilience-Elizabeth Marks, NRCS biologist
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Managing cover crops in strip tilled organic vegetables-Ryan Maher, Cornell Small Farms Program
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Farmer Panel-TBA
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Soil Health Demonstration, Cover crop plots, and Pumpkin Strip tillage Demo-Joseph Amsili and Michael Glos (NYSH)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm dinner
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.