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January 2018

Marketing Your Farm as a Great Place to Work

January 4, 2018
9-12pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Marketing Your Farm as a Great Place to Work

Do you have a lot of staff turnover?  Do you want to improve your communication skills about your farm business with your employees? Do you need an employee handbook? This workshop is for you.


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

January 4, 2018
1-4 pm
Ballston Spa, NY

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.


Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing conflict in the workplace

January 11, 2018
10am-12pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing conflict in the workplace

Although everyone likes to be paid, money is not the only, or even most important, motivator for staff retention and performance. Poorly addressed conflict, however, can cost you good employees.  Learn to motivate and retain farm staff while managing conflict and problem farm employees.


Are you managing your risks as a farm employer? The compliance and safety workshop

January 11, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Are you managing your risks as a farm employer? The compliance and safety workshop

This is the workshop that covers the nuts and bolts of risk management as a farm employer.


2018 Becker Forum: Farm Employment Practices - Planning for the Future

January 15, 2018
8:30 AM registration, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Syracuse, NY

2018 Becker Forum: Farm Employment Practices - Planning for the Future
The 2018 Becker Forum will take place on Monday, January 15, one day prior to the opening of the Empire State Producers Expo. The forum will focus on agricultural workforce issues with three general themes: securing a legal agricultural workforce, labor law compliance and H-2A program topics.

2018 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16 - January 18, 2018
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

2018 Empire State Producers EXPO
The 2018 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit, flower and vegetable associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for New York producers, as well as the surrounding states and Eastern Canada. 

February 2018

Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing Conflict in the Workplace

February 2, 2018
5:00-7:30pm
Highland, NY

Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing Conflict in the Workplace

Although everyone likes to be paid, money is not the only, or even most important, motivator for staff retention and performance. Poorly addressed conflict, however, can cost you good employees.  Learn to motivate and retain farm staff while managing conflict and problem farm employees.


Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing Conflict in the Workplace

February 2, 2018
5:00-7:30pm
Highland, NY

Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing Conflict in the Workplace

Although everyone likes to be paid, money is not the only, or even most important, motivator for staff retention and performance. Poorly addressed conflict, however, can cost you good employees.  Learn to motivate and retain farm staff while managing conflict and problem farm employees.


Clinton County Pesticide Recertification Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2018
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Plattsburgh, NY

Join CCE Clinton County for two pesticide recertification opportunities!

Cost: $10 for the morning session and $10 for the afternoon session (2 core recertification credits per session)

Why: No matter what category your license is in, your recertification credits must be 25% in your category. The other 75% can be core OR category. We are offering CORE credits in Entomology, Weeds, IPM and Pesticide Safety.

*Important* Categories 1-13 are on a 3 year cycle. Categories 21-41 are on a 5 year cycle. Check the DEC website for more information.


 


Essex County Pesticide Recertification Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 7, 2018
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Westport, NY

Join CCE Essex County for two pesticide recertification opportunities!

Cost: $10 for the morning session and $10 for the afternoon session (2 core recertification credits per session)

Why: No matter what category your license is in, your recertification credits must be 25% in your category. The other 75% can be core OR category. We are offering CORE credits in Entomology, Weeds, IPM and Pesticide Safety.

*Important* Categories 1-13 are on a 3 year cycle. Categories 21-41 are on a 5 year cycle. Check the DEC website for more information.


 


Growing Alliums for Storage & Long Term Sales

February 8, 2018
9:30am-3:30pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Growing Alliums  for Storage & Long Term Sales

Join us for an interactive meeting facilitated by CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture specialists: Amy Ivy, Ethan Grundberg Teresa Rusinek & Crystal Stewart.  A grower panel will also be featured. 

Topics will include:  Growing practices that lead to good storage, tips and tricks for harvest, drying and storage, and ample time for audience questions about garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots.  4 DEC Credits will be available!



 


2018 Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 20, 2018 : Day One: Tree Fruit

February 21, 2018 : Day Two: Tree Fruit

February 20, 2018 : Business Management Session

February 20, 2018 : Small Fruit Session

February 21, 2018 : Vegetable Session

Day One: Tree Fruit

This two day conference combines all of ENYCHP's traditional fruit and vegetable meetings into one large event in the Capital Region.  Sessions will include two full days of tree fruit programing, one day of vegetable programing, a half day of berry and half day of agricultural business management. 

Register before February 13th for a reduced rate!  Hot Lunch and admission to the trade show are included with the registration fee.

DEC Credits will be available in the Tree Fruit, Vegetable, and Small Fruit Sessions. 

Rooms are available for those who wish to stay overnight at the Desmond. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 800-448-3500. Please ask for our reduced conference rate.


CCE Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference Additional Vendor Registration

February 20, 2018 : Day 1

February 21, 2018 : Day 2

Orange County Onion School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 28, 2018
9:00am-3:30pm
Middletown, NY

Orange County Onion School
Come join us at the Orange County Cooperative Office for our annual onion school!  DEC Credits will be available.

Save $25 if you attend both the Onion School and the March 1st PSA Grower Training Course.  To register for this bundle deal, CLICK HERE


Orange County Onion School & PSA Grower Training Bundle Deal

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 28 - March 1, 2018
Middleton, NY

Please register here only if you plan to attend both the 2018 Onion School on February 28th, and the PSA Grower Training on March 1st.  This bundle deal will save you $25 per person!

March 2018

PSA Grower Training Course

March 1, 2018
8:30am-4:00pm
Middletown, NY

PSA Grower Training Course

**Save $25 if you attend both the Onion School and the March 1st PSA Grower Training Course. To register for this bundle deal, CLICK HERE

The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.

The Course is designed for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in 112.22(c) that requires at least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.

Registration is mandatory for this event. 


Marketing Your Farm as a Great Place to Work

March 1, 2018
5-7:30 pm
Highland, NY

Marketing Your Farm as a Great Place to Work
Do you have a lot of staff turnover? Do you want to improve your communication skills with your employees? This workshop is for you.

Learn to create a work environment that attracts and retains quality employees. You will leave with an assessment of your current employee management strengths and weaknesses, and an outline of an employee handbook that will help you articulate your farm's values to your employees.

Winter Growing Field Trip to Pleasant Valley Farm

March 5, 2018
11:00am-2:00pm
Argyle, NY

Winter Growing Field Trip to Pleasant Valley Farm
Grower field trip to see active winter production in high tunnels.

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

March 8, 2018
5-7:30 pm
Highland, NY

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.


Keeping Good Staff when Money is Tight & Managing Conflict in the Workplace

March 15, 2018
5:00-7:30pm
Highland, NY

Although everyone likes to be paid, money is not the only, or even most important, motivator for staff retention and performance. Poorly addressed conflict, however, can cost you good employees.  Learn to motivate and retain farm staff while managing conflict and problem farm employees.


Hudson Valley Pesticide Applicator Pre-Exam Training

March 19 - March 21, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
Highland, NY

CCE ENYCHP Agriculture Specialists will be offering a training to review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the exam. 

Registration Fee covers two days of review:  Monday 3/19 and Wednesday 3/21, 9am-12noon

Exam: Tuesday 3/27, 9AM-1PM

Are you managing your risks as a farm employer? The compliance and safety workshop

March 22, 2018
1:00-4:00pm
Highlnd, NY

Are you managing your risks as a farm employer? The compliance and safety workshop

This is the workshop that covers the nuts and bolts of risk management as a farm employer.  Hear presentations from NYS DOL and NYCAMH on employer regulations and safety.


NEWA "Hands-On" Workshop: Grapes and Small Fruits

March 28, 2018
9:30 to 11:45am
Voorheesville, NY

NEWA
At this workshop, growers will learn the ins-and-outs of the NEWA system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications).  NEWA is an online system that provides hourly and daily weather data, pest forecasting models, and crop production models, to help implement IPM practices on farms across the Northeast. Attendees will learn how to efficiently navigate the NEWA interface, including how to get weather data, access station specific pages, and effectively utilize models for grape berry moth, black rot, downy mildew, powdery mildew and Phomopsis. New models currently being developed for small fruits will also be discussed.

NEWA "Hands-On" Workshop: Tree Fruits

March 28, 2018
1:00 to 4:00pm
Voorheesville, NY

NEWA
Attendees will learn the ins-and-outs of the NEWA system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications). NEWA is an online system that provides hourly and daily weather data, pest forecasting models, and crop production models, to help implement IPM practices on farms across the Northeast. Attendees will learn how to efficiently navigate the NEWA interface, including how to get weather data, access station specific pages, and effectively utilize models for apple insects and diseases.
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Apples

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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Upcoming Events

Farm Financial Education for Women - Annies Project

November 12 - January 14, 2019
9:00am to 2:00pm
Kingston, NY

This 4-part series is designed for women who are farm owners or farm managers, or who anticipate moving into a decision-making position on a farm.  The program runs from November through January.

Certificates will be awarded from Annie's Project to those who complete all sessions and who have applied to have the program qualify for FSA borrower training.

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Reduced Tillage on Muck Soils: Results and Farmer Discussion from 2018 Trials

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 13, 2018
10:15am-12:00pm
Pine Island, NY

Join Ethan Grundberg and Chuck Bornt of CCE ENYCHP on Thursday, December 13th for a review and discussion of the 2018 reduced tillage trials on muck soils. They will cover cover crops used, equipment, cultural practices and the goals and results of the trials. 
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The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 15, 2018
5:00PM-8:00PM
Highland, NY

Join Peter Jentsch & Dr. Srdan Acimovic, homeowners and management professionals for a three-week series, each evening discussion and workshop focusing on 3 hours devoted to establishing
and maintaining new or existing estate orchards using 3 with apple and cider tastings, hands-on experience in our research orchards. Dec 8th, 15th, 22nd.
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Announcements

ENYCHP Fruit and Vegetable Conference Feb 19-22

Join us for the 2nd Annual Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference! This year we will be expanding our conference to include a third day and many exciting new sessions. Speakers, topic details, and registration information will be available soon. Mark your calendars, and don't miss this great line-up!

Tuesday February 19th- Thursday 21st, 2019

Desmond Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211


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 sign up. 

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.

Text alerts are easy to access. Just click on the link below and fill out a very short registration form. It takes just seconds to do - access to important information has never been so easy!!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR CCE ENYCHP TEXT ALERTS!

If you have questions, please contact enychp@cornell.edu


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