Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

Program Areas

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

Enrollment Benefits

  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Event Details

Date

March 8, 2018

Time

5-7:30 pm

Location

Highland Research Lab
3357 US Hwy 9W
Highland, NY 12528

Cost

$20.00 Per Class
(additional attendee $20.00 ea.)

$60.00 For all 4 sessions (Weekly, March 1-22)
(additional attendee $60.00 ea.)

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Elizabeth Higgins
(518) 949-3722

Pre-Registration Deadline: March 5, 2018

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What is my job? Hiring, training and evaluating farm employees effectively

March 8, 2018

What is my job?  Hiring, training and evaluating farm employees effectively

How well do your employees understand their jobs?


Everyone wants farm employees who know what to do without being told. Unfortunately most people you hire or manage can't read minds. This workshop will help you develop effective tools for training and evaluating new employees or employees moving into new positions. You will learn to develop clear job descriptions, learn techniques in hiring, and training new staff and how to use "just in time" feedback and performance appraisal to both correct problems and motivate your staff.

Agenda


Hiring employees
Developing Job Descriptions
Purpose of job descriptions
Map organizational structure
Task Identification
Job Description Development and Resources

Interviewing and Hiring
Interviewing and Reference Checks â€" effective techniques
Making the Offer

On-boarding/training new employees
Effective Orientations
Standard Operating Procedures
Training Techniques

Effective Performance Evaluation
Tools for Motivating Employees

This is the second of four workshops on Human Resource Management on the Farm. Sign up for the full series of workshops in Highland at a discounted price of only $15 per class

March 1 - Marketing your farm as a great place to work (5:00-7:30pm)
March 8 - What's My Job? Hiring, training and evaluating employees effectively (5:00-7:30pm)
March 15 - Keeping good staff when money is tight & managing conflict in the workplace(5:00-7:30pm)
March 22 - The compliance and safety workshop. Are you managing your risks as an employer? (1:00pm-4:00pm)




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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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Weed Management in Strawberries - Video

Dr. Bryan Brown, Integrated Weed Management Specialist with the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, begins by discussing general weed management principles, then reviews the weed control recommendations of the Cornell Pest Management Guidelines for Berry Crops, and finishes with a case study of Shenk Berry Farm.

This was recorded at the 2018 ENYCHP Eastern New York Fruit & Vegetable Conference held February 20th and 21st. 

Check out the link on Youtube here.


Confused by the WPS (Worker Protection Standard)?

Please take note: WPS pertains to all farms-organic and conventional!  To be sure that you are complying with these regulations, please view the EPA link below:
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/comparison-chart-wps.pdf

Growing for Wholesale: Grading and Packing Guides

Grading and packing guidelines are now available for 16 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: broccoli crowns, Brussels sprouts, corn, green peppers, cucumbers, green cabbage, red cabbage, savory cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, jalapenos, poblanos, Hungarian hot peppers, summer squash, and zucchini. Find all 24 sheets online at: https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_612.pdf

This resource was developed through the support of Cheryl Thayer of CCE Harvest NY, Dave Walczak of Eden Valley Growers, Angela Parr and Robert Hadad of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, and Jim Monahan of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Further, development of this resource was made possible through grant funding from the USDA Local Food Promotion Program.
 


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