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CANCELLED: Farm Food Safety Meeting




Event Details

Date

December 5, 2022

Time

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

CCE Wayne County
1581 Rt 88N
Newark, NY 14513

Cost

Registration per person : $15.00

(addl attendee $15.00 ea.)

Pre-registration required. Pay at the door.

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program, Lake Ontario Fruit Program, CCE Wayne Co.

Robert Hadad
585-739-4065



>>>>THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION NUMBERS<<<<

This meeting will focus on updates and key considerations in farm food safety. Topics to be covered include agricultural water quality assessments, traceability procedures, tips for improving flow and efficiency in wash/pack facilities, cleaning and sanitation updates, plus plenty of discussion to answer your questions. 

Agricultural Water Quality Assessment
Ag water includes surface water sources including ponds, creeks, streams, canals, lakes, water storage tanks, and wells. Do you know the quality of the water that comes from these sources? Contaminated agricultural water from these sources, used for irrigation, that come into contact with produce in the field can lead to human food-borne illness. This session will go over the basics of identifying, assessing, preventing, or dealing with potential problems. If your farm falls under Food Modernization Act regulations, the ag water assessments are expected to become requirement (by farm size) probably in 2023-24. Regardless of the regulations, any produce farm using surface water/wells would benefit from learning what factors influence ag water quality.

Tips for Improving Flow and Efficiency in Wash/Pack Facilities
Open discussion on improving flow and efficiency with harvest through the wash/pack activities and facility management. Tips on process as well as cleaning and sanitizing. Share your experiences and questions no matter what size farm operation.

Cleaning and Sanitation Updates
Industry information on sanitizers and choosing the right one for your farm operation.

Yes! Harvest Bins and Fruit Picking Bags CAN be Cleaned and Sanitized -- Faith Critzer, University of Georgia, and Laura Straw, Virginia Tech
Discussion on how to clean and sanitize hard to clean things.

Traceability Procedures
If you are following GAPs/HGAPs food safety programs, you are already familiar with traceability of produce -- one step forward, one step back. FDA will be releasing a new regulation that will require farms to be part of a universal traceability program to aid in the expediting of finding sources of outbreak problems. Note: The regulations will pertain to certain crops for farms where their buyers are required to be covered by the traceability regulation. 

New York State has created a traceability program that can help growers and buyers be on the same page for produce being grown and sold in New York. Steve Schirmer, Produce Safety Field Administrator for NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, will lead this discussion.

What are the Most Common Food Safety Issues Seen on Produce Farms? -- Kristina Sweet, Ag Development Chief, Vermont Agency of Agriculture
Information will be shared on barriers or other issues that some farms have faced in meeting food safety practices being implemented fully. The information presented here is equally as important for operations that don't fall under the FSMA regulations as the farms that must meet the regulations.

Q&A
There will be ample opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.



COST AND REGISTRATION

$15 per person; lunch is included. Pre-registration is required. Email Kimberly Cummings of CCE Wayne County or call 315-331-8415 to pre-register.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact Robert Hadad.

This event is sponsored by BioSafe sanitizer.



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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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