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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

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  "Hands-On" Workshop: Grapes and Small Fruits
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  "Hands-On" Workshop: Tree Fruits
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.


April 2018

20 Minute Farm Manager

April 2 - April 11, 2018
12:00-12:30

20 Minute Farm Manager
Join us for our April lunch and learn series featuring the best of the Good to Great in Ag Labor Management Series.  Each webinar will take about 20 minutes and provide tips and resources to help you get off to a great start with your employees this spring.  Pre-registration is required but the program is free.


May 2018

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances

May 15, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances
Setting Up Your Farm's Accounts in Your Financial System

Part of a 20 minute lunchtime webinar series held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.  

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances (Pt.II)

May 22, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances (Pt.II)
Understanding Depreciation

Part of a 20 minute lunchtime webinar series held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics. 

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances (Pt.III)

May 29, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances (Pt.III)
Understanding Assets and Liabilities vs Income and Expenses

Part of a 20 minute lunchtime webinar series held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.  


June 2018

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: NYS Ag Assessment 101

June 5, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: NYS Ag Assessment 101
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Local Zoning 101

June 12, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Local Zoning 101
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.  

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: NYS Ag Districts 101

June 19, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: NYS Ag Districts 101
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.  

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Using On-line Data and Maps to Assess a Property Remotely

June 26, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Using On-line Data and Maps to Assess a Property Remotely
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Controlling Listeria in Apple Packinghouses

June 28, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Highland, NY

The program has been developed by Ms. Genevieve Sullivan, a Ph.D. student with Dr. Martin Wiedmann's Food Safety Lab at Cornell University. Topics covered will include: FSMA as it relates to fruit packing facilities; The biology of Listeria monocytogenes, including impacts and risk factors; and the practical aspects of packing house sanitation.

Attention Champlain Growers:  We will be hosting a similar event in the northern part of the region in late July.  More details to come! 

Controlling Listeria in Apple Packinghouses: Champlain Valley

June 28, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Highland, NY

The program has been developed by Ms. Genevieve Sullivan, a Ph.D. student with Dr. Martin Wiedmann's Food Safety Lab at Cornell University. Topics covered will include: FSMA as it relates to fruit packing facilities; The biology of Listeria monocytogenes, including impacts and risk factors; and the practical aspects of packing house sanitation.

Attention Champlain Growers:  We will be hosting a similar event in the northern part of the region in late July.  More details to come! 

Garlic Twilight Meeting

June 28, 2018
5pm-7pm
Hurley, NY

Garlic Twilight Meeting
During this field meeting see various cultural techniques to minimize fusarium demonstrated on a field level, including black plastic and white plastic mulches compared to straw and bare ground. We will also have a discussion of allium leaf miner management!

This event is free thanks to the generous support of Northeast SARE, but registration is appreciated.



July 2018

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Budgeting 101

July 3, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Budgeting 101
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Assessing a Capitol Investment

July 10, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Assessing a Capitol Investment
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Relevant Information and Sensitivity Analysis

July 17, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Relevant Information and Sensitivity Analysis
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Berry Field Meeting: Exclusion Netting & SWD Monitoring

July 19, 2018
5-7pm
Poughkeepsie, NY

Join us at Poughkeepsie Farm Project, host site for our CCE SWD exclusion netting trial in raspberries. Peter Jentsch of the Hudson Valley Research Lab will discuss the netting trial, and the use of attract and kill baits in a U-Pick raspberry planting. A low tunnel over strawberries will be available for viewing. Bring a fruit sample for salt flotation testing, or a plant sample if you have other berry questions.

Attendees can enter for a chance to win free SWD monitoring traps!

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Pricing for Profit

July 24, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Pricing for Profit
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Controlling Listeria in Apple Packinghouses: Champlain Valley

July 24, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Chazy, NY

The program has been developed by Ms. Genevieve Sullivan, a Ph.D. student with Dr. Martin Wiedmann's Food Safety Lab at Cornell University. Topics covered will include: FSMA as it relates to fruit packing facilities; The biology of Listeria monocytogenes, including impacts and risk factors; and the practical aspects of packing house sanitation.



20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Know When to Hold'em, Know When to Fold'em (assessing performance)

July 31, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Know When to Hold'em, Know When to Fold'em (assessing performance)
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 31, 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems Field Day
A Field Day for Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems is being held July 31st at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro, NY. It will featurein-field demonstrations of equipment and discussions with speakers and growers. Rotate between 3 demonstration/discussionstations in the morning, 3 more in the afternoon.

Topics include: roller-crimping, zone tillage in high residue, in-row cultivation tools, stale seedbed and weed seed bank management strategies with an overall focus on soil health.

Check out more information below. It is free to the public. 



August 2018

Northern Berry Field Meeting

August 6, 2018
5:00pm-7:00pm
Peru, NY

Topics will include general berry culture, foliar sampling, and pest management including cranberry fruitworm and SWD.  Growers are encouraged to bring their questions!

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Crop Insurance 101

August 7, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Crop Insurance 101
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Crop Insurance for Diverse Farms

August 14, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Crop Insurance for Diverse Farms
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Flood Insurance and Other Disaster Programs

August 21, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Flood Insurance and Other Disaster Programs
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Fresh Market Vegetable Grading & Packing Workshop

August 21, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Deposit, NY

Fresh Market Vegetable Grading & Packing Workshop
Are you interested in farm to school or selling to institutional markets? Maybe you'd like to know more about grading and packing your fresh market produce right in the field? CCE Broome County, in partnership with the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and the Cornell Baskets to Pallets program, is offering a hands-on, on-farm experience designed to prepare farms in NY, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets.

Berry Field Meeting: Using Hummingbirds to Help Control SWD

August 22, 2018
5-7pm
Salem, NY

Berry Field Meeting: Using Hummingbirds to Help Control SWD
Biological and Cultural controls of SWD are possible. Come learn about ongoing research into encouraging hummingbird predation on SWD adults.  Dr. Juliet Carroll of NYS IPM will also discuss new research into better thresholds for monitoring SWD and how those thresholds will more accurately inform spray decisions. Managing crop canopy and weeds are also critical for SWD control. 

If you don't want to spray we will have current information on exclusion netting work.


Powdery Mildew Biofungicide Trial Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 29, 2018
4-6PM with light refreshments after
Amsterdam, NY

Powdery Mildew Biofungicide Trial Meeting
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Vegetable Specialist Crystal Stewart and New York State Integrated Pest Management Biocontrol Specialist Dr. Amara Dunn for a field walk through the biocontrol trial field, cover powdery mildew control trials with biopesticides, and discuss how biopesticides fit into a regular integrated pest management program.



September 2018

Annies Project: Business Education for Farm Women

September 6, 2018
9:00am to 2:00pm
Kingston, NY

Women are increasingly taking on management and ownership roles in farm businesses.  Annie's Project - Education for Farm Women is designed to strengthen women's roles in the modern farm enterprise. Annie's Project program fosters problem solving, networking, and decision-making skills in farm women. A four session program is offered this fall and winter at CCE Ulster County.

Rear Your Own Entomopathogenic Nematode Demonstration

September 27, 2018
4:00pm- 6:00pm
Hurley, NY

Rear Your Own Entomopathogenic Nematode Demonstration
The upcoming EPN workshop is an opportunity for interested growers to learn hands on how to successfully rear and/or apply nematodes to their farm fields. Growers will also learn about EPN biology and the various crop pests that EPNs can help manage.

With Speakers: Elson Shields and Tony Testa of Cornell University; Teresa Rusinek and Charles Bornt of the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program 

This event is rain or shine. You can register by clicking here

For more information, you can call Teresa Rusinek at 845 392-6776.

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Assessing and Managing Your Financial Risk from Agritourism

September 28, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab


October 2018

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Production/Weather Risk From Agritourism

October 5, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Cover Crops Field Meeting

October 11, 2018
4:00 - 5:30pm
Willsboro, NY

Cover Crops Field Meeting
A field visit to see and compare a variety of fall cover crops, planted in two different soil types, two weeks apart. We'll discuss establishment, choices, management and timing of several cover crops.

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Legal Risk From Agritourism

October 12, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Marketing Risk From Agritourism

October 19, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Pumpkin Variety Trial Meeting (Northern Location)

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 24, 2018
1:00pm- 3:00pm
Melrose, NY

Join Chuck Bornt and Teresa Rusinek from CCE ENYCHP for our 2018 pumpkin variety trial results. We trialed 48 different pumpkin varieties of various shapes and sizes, from different companies. Come on out and see how they look!

1.5 DEC recertification credits in categories 23, 1a, 10

Pumpkin Variety Trial Meeting (Southern Location)

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 25, 2018
1:00pm- 3:00pm
Kingston, NY

Join Chuck Bornt and Teresa Rusinek from CCE ENYCHP for our 2018 pumpkin variety trial results. We trialed 48 different pumpkin varieties of various shapes and sizes, from different companies. Come on out and see how they look!

1.5 DEC recertification credits in categories 23, 1a, 10

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Human Resource Risk From Agritourism

October 26, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab


November 2018

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Successful Agritourism Farmer Panel

November 2, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Cover Crops in Veg Production Webinar

November 8, 2018
7:00-8:00pm

Cover Crops in Veg Production Webinar
Join Chuck Bornt, Amy Ivy and Mike Davis in a discussion of cover crops choices and timing in vegetable production. This will be held live via Zoom webinar, then recorded and posted for later viewing.

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.

Fruit Category Pesticide Exam and Orchard IPM Basics

November 27, 2018
1:30pm-3pm
Plattsburgh, NY

Fruit Category Pesticide Exam and Orchard IPM Basics
At this meeting, we will review orchard Integrated Pest Management (IPM), referencing from the NY Private Fruit Category (22) manual. We will first review the core foundations of integrated pest management, and then discuss as a group some of the key pests found in Northern New York orchards. 

How To Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

November 27, 2018
10am-1pm
Plattsburgh, NY

How To Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License
Receive an overview of the application, testing process, and key concepts of the materials needed to obtain a private or commercial NYSDEC pesticide applicator license. 

Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies on Farms for Extreme Weather

November 27, 2018
10:00am -3:00pm
Kingston, NY

Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies on Farms for Extreme Weather
Learn from Cornell University experts why extreme weather events are occurring more frequently, how these events are linked to climate change and what can be done to address them.

This free workshop is designed for farmers and those considering farming. Lunch is included.  

Research Results with High Tunnel Veg Crops Webinar

November 29, 2018
7:00-8:00pm

Research Results with High Tunnel Veg Crops Webinar
Join Amy Ivy, Judson Reid and Mike Davis in a discussion and review of the results their recent high tunnel vegetable trials. The discussion will be tailored to those who attend so bring your questions and experiences to share and discuss. Trials reviewed will include:
• Winter spinach nitrogen sources and rates (still underway)
• Pushing warm season crops for earliest harvest with and without covers
• Red bell pepper variety trial, comparing standard varieties to greenhouse varieties
• Training and pruning greenhouse peppers
• Cherry pepper pruning and training
This will be held live via Zoom webinar, then recorded and posted for later viewing for those who can't attend the live session.



December 2018

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management
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.

High Tunnel Farmer to Farmer Meeting

December 12, 2018
9:00am to 4:30pm
Poughkeepsie, NY

Join us for a facilitated farmer to farmer style workshop focused on high tunnel production and management. Though the final meeting agenda will be developed on the day of the meeting with input from attendees, it is expected that topics covered will include season long soil fertility management, high tunnel model selection and construction considerations, biological pest and disease management, and more. 

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

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

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management
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.

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 22, 2018
5:00PM-8:00PM
Highland, NY

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management
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.


more crops
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

September Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers (reboot)

September 30, 2019
4:00 pm

Are you curious about what grants are available to help your farm business?

To help disseminate information on grants on a consistent basis, ENYCH is offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at 4:00pm

Each month's webinar focuses on 1 grant.  The September Webinar will focus on the NYS New Farmer Grant offered by NYS Empire Development.

Allium Leafminer IPM Twilight Meeting

October 3, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hurley, NY

Learn to identify and manage Allium Leafminer (ALM) in your allium crops.
 
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Specialists Ethan Grundberg and Teresa Rusinek will recap allium leafminer biology and distribution, discuss host preference and provide a tour of the research plots at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub. The research focuses on the use of reflective mulch to suppress ALM ovipostion on allium plants and insecticide application timing trial on leeks. The research aims to provide growers with targeted strategies to efficiently and effectively manage ALM. We welcome growers to bring securely bagged samples in clear plastic bags. Ample time will be provided for discussion.

October Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

October 28, 2019
4:00 pm

Are you curious about what grants are available to help your farm business?

To help disseminate information on grants on a consistent basis, ENYCH is offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at 4:00pm

Each month's webinar focuses on 1 grant.  The October webinar topic is TBD but might feature Ag Labor Housing Grants.

Announcements

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

Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast - Episode 10 - 09/05/2019

September 5, 2019
The September 5th, 2019 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:

Nitrogen Fertility in Overwintered Spinach (1:13)
Sweet Potato Harvest Practices (6:43)
Brassica Downy Mildew (14:44)
Purple Blotch and Stemphylium Leaf Blight (20:17)

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