Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

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  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Farm Business and Marketing Workshop Series

Peer to peer classes for farmers who want to strengthen and expand their business
This three-part series is designed to bring farmers together to share experiences and ideas.Your participation, discussions and experiences will help shape each session. The mission of the peer to peer network is to strengthen the future of our local agricultural economy by fostering connections and support between farmers. Sessions 1 & 2 will feature local food prepared by the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts students.

Cost:
$35 per person for the full series, $20 per person if you would like to attend just one of the sessions. Add $5 per session for additional guests from the same farm. Session #3 is free.

We do not want cost to be a barrier and scholarships are available through the SUNY Adirondack Sustainable Agriculture Fund, administered through the SUNY Adirondack Foundation. Please contact Jared Woodcock at woodcockj@sunyacc.edu for more information regarding scholarships

Pres-registration through the Office of Continuing Education
is required. Phone: (518) 743-2238 | Fax: (518) 743-2318 | sunyacc.edu/ContinuingEd

 



Session #1 Building Resilience into your Farm Business Plan

February 29, 2016

9am-2pm

SUNY Adirondack's Queensbury Campus - Washington Hall room #131
640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804

Session #1 Building Resilience into your Farm Business Plan

Instructors:
Steve Hadcock is Team Coordinator with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Capital Area Agricultural and Horticulture Program. Steve provides education and technical assistance to agricultural entrepreneurs in the six-county area he covers. He provides education on an individual and group basis to those interested in agricultural entrepreneurship and for those who have been farming for less than 10 years. Steve also educates and assists farmers in identifying new marketing opportunities and determining their cost of production. Steve's interest and passion for farming started at age 10 when he visited a dairy farm near his home and participated in 4H. He attended SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Animal Science. Upon
graduation, he was employed with Cornell Cooperative Extension and has been an Extension Educator for nearly 34 years.


Bob Weybright is an Extension Agricultural Development Specialist, with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Team. Bob brings a strong agricultural economic development and marketing background to the team. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his graduate degree from the California State University, Bob has been actively involved in a number of agriculture development projects. He has experience in all phases of agriculture, including production, processing, marketing and sales. Bob is active in employing methods that producers can use  to develop innovative new products and increase
their marketing opportunities, especially in the local foods area.


Jesse Strzok is a Production Economics Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Team. He provides education focused on economics and conducts relevant
research throughout eastern NY. He earned his Master's degree from Iowa State University in economics where he was involved in a number of projects focused in agricultural and experimental economics. Jesse uses his diverse background to sustain and improve commercial horticulture through the development of new and existing programs.

 


Farm Business and Marketing Workshop Series Agenda (PDF; 174KB)


Session #2 Breaking into Wholesale Marketing

March 15, 2016

9am-2pm

SUNY Adirondack's Queensbury Campus - Washington Hall room #131
640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804

Session #2 Breaking into Wholesale Marketing

  Instructors:
Steve Hadcock is Team Coordinator with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Capital Area Agricultural and Horticulture Program. Steve provides education and technical assistance to agricultural entrepreneurs in the six-county area he covers. He provides education on an individual and group basis to those interested in agricultural entrepreneurship and for those who have been farming for less than 10 years. Steve also educates and assists farmers in identifying new marketing opportunities and determining their cost of production. Steve's interest and passion for farming started at age 10 when he visited a dairy farm near his home and participated in 4H. He attended SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Animal Science. Upon
graduation, he was employed with Cornell Cooperative Extension and has been an Extension Educator for nearly 34 years.


Bob Weybright is an Extension Agricultural Development Specialist, with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Team. Bob brings a strong agricultural economic development and marketing background to the team. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his graduate degree from the California State University, Bob has been actively involved in a number of agriculture development projects. He has experience in all phases of agriculture, including production, processing, marketing and sales. Bob is active in employing methods that producers can use  to develop innovative new products and increase
their marketing opportunities, especially in the local foods area.


Jesse Strzok is a Production Economics Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Team. He provides education focused on economics and conducts relevant
research throughout eastern NY. He earned his Master's degree from Iowa State University in economics where he was involved in a number of projects focused in agricultural and experimental economics. Jesse uses his diverse background to sustain and improve commercial horticulture through the development of new and existing programs.

 


Farm Business and Marketing Workshop Series Agenda (PDF; 10KB)


Session #3

September 1, 2016

Date and time are TBA

SUNY Adirondack's Queensbury Campus - Washington Hall room #131
640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804

Session #3

Instructors:
Steve Hadcock is Team Coordinator with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Capital Area Agricultural and Horticulture Program. Steve provides education and technical assistance to agricultural entrepreneurs in the six-county area he covers. He provides education on an individual and group basis to those interested in agricultural entrepreneurship and for those who have been farming for less than 10 years. Steve also educates and assists farmers in identifying new marketing opportunities and determining their cost of production. Steve's interest and passion for farming started at age 10 when he visited a dairy farm near his home and participated in 4H. He attended SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Animal Science. Upon
graduation, he was employed with Cornell Cooperative Extension and has been an Extension Educator for nearly 34 years.


Bob Weybright is an Extension Agricultural Development Specialist, with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Team. Bob brings a strong agricultural economic development and marketing background to the team. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his graduate degree from the California State University, Bob has been actively involved in a number of agriculture development projects. He has experience in all phases of agriculture, including production, processing, marketing and sales. Bob is active in employing methods that producers can use  to develop innovative new products and increase
their marketing opportunities, especially in the local foods area.


Jesse Strzok is a Production Economics Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Team. He provides education focused on economics and conducts relevant
research throughout eastern NY. He earned his Master's degree from Iowa State University in economics where he was involved in a number of projects focused in agricultural and experimental economics. Jesse uses his diverse background to sustain and improve commercial horticulture through the development of new and existing programs.

 


Farm Business and Marketing Workshop Series Agenda (PDF; 174KB)



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Upcoming Events

ENY Late Summer Orchard Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 16, 2022
Granville, NY

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.  

Announcements

ENYCHP Public Events Calendar



2022 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 2022 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 Research Review

March 23, 2022
Winter Greens Research Review
March 17, 2022

Episode description:
In this episode, vegetable specialists Ethan Grundberg, Elisabeth Hodgdon, Jud Reid, and grower Leon Vehaba discuss winter greens production in Eastern New York. They highlight research results from the past five years that aimed to develop nitrogen fertility and heating recommendations for winter high tunnel greens production. Leon discusses his lessons learned from his experience at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and how he made changes to his greens production as a result.

Funding and support for the research trials discussed were provided by:
Organic nitrogen fertility management in winter spinach (Willsboro Farm and Pleasant Valley Farm trials): New York Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, Northern NY Agricultural Development Program, Toward Sustainability Foundation, Paul and Sandy Arnold of Pleasant Valley Farm, Mike Davis of the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm, and Amy Ivy and Andy Galimberti of the CCE ENYCHP.

Nitrogen dynamics and yield response to minimal supplemental heating in high tunnel winter production: Northeast SARE Partnership grant and the Poughkeepsie Farm Project.

Resources:
Ethan and Leon’s report from their trials at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project:
‘Nitrogen dynamics and yield response to minimal supplemental heating in high tunnel winter production’ SARE grant final report: https://projects.sare.org/project-reports/one17-298/

Elisabeth and Jud’s results from their trials at the Willsboro Research Farm and Pleasant Valley Farm:
Willsboro Research Farm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m94bE5DV5SI&t=10s
Pleasant Valley Farm (research results and overview of winter greens production on the farm): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLK6jnc0YzA&t=12s

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