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January 2024

2024 Agricultural Marketing Webinar Series

January 8, 2024 : General Marketing
12:00-1:00
Zoom Webinar

This webinar covers the basics of marketing.

2024 Agritourism Webinar Series

January 9, 2024 : Agritourism For Maple Syrup Operations
12:00-1:00
Zoom Webinar

The first agritourism webinar for 2024 will focus on Maple Syrup Operations.  

2024 Agricultural Social Media Webinar Series

January 11, 2024 : Creating Facebook, Instagram and Google Business Accounts
12:00-1:00
Zoom Webinar

Creating Facebook, Instagram, & Google Business Accounts.  Learn to set up accounts and to determine which platform is best for your business.

Is Whole Farm Revenue Micro-Farm Insurance Right for My Farm?

January 16, 2024 : Is Whole Farm Revenue Micro Farm Crop Insurance Right for My Farm?
3:30-4:30
Zoom Webinar

If your farm revenue is $350,000 or less and you have at least three years of farm financial records (tax returns with revenue and expenses from farming) you are likely to be eligible for a crop insurance program through USDA-RMA called Whole Farm Revenue Micro-Farm Crop Insurance.  This crop insurance product insures farm revenue, is heavily subsidized by USDA and requires much less recordkeeping than other insurance programs.  Liz Higgins will walk you through this insurance program, show you how it differs from the NAP program (offered by USDA-FSA) and can help you evaluate whether or not it makes sense for your farm business.

2024 Agricultural Social Media Webinar Series

January 18, 2024 : Creating Social Media Content for Facebook
12:00-1:00
Zoom Webinar

Learn how to create effective content for Facebook.

Ag Supervisory Leadership ASL 106: Ethics and Employment Regulations

January 19, 2024 : ASL 106: Ethics and Employee Regulations
January 19-February 25, 2024
online/asynchronous

ASL106: Ethics and Employment Regulations beginning this January!

Implement responsible and ethical labor practices and understand why these matter for agriculture. Recognize and prevent sexual harassment. Understand and follow minimum wage and overtime laws. Implement Equal Employment Opportunity laws to prevent discrimination and harassment. Handle employee discipline and termination.

Liderazgo en Supervisión Agrícola ("Transition to Supervisor" Course in Spanish!)

January 19, 2024 : Liderazgo en Supervisión Agrícola ("Transition to Supervisor" Course in Spanish!)
January 19-February 25, 2024
online/asynchronous

¡El Liderazgo de Supervisión Agrícola ahora ofrecerá el curso completo de "Transición a supervisor" en ESPA'OL y todo virtual! Aprenderá estos temas: cómo desarrollar relaciones laborales efectivas, habilidades esenciales de la comunicación, cómo ser el líder de un grupo multicultural, y cómo construir mejores relaciones de trabajo para tener un equipo efectivo de trabajo.

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership will now offer the complete "Transition to Supervisor" course in SPANISH and all virtual! You will learn these topics: how to develop effective working relationships, essential communication skills, how to be the leader of a multicultural group, and how to build better working relationships to have an effective work team. 

2024 Becker Forum

January 22, 2024 : Becker Forum
8:30am-5:00pm
OnCenter
Syracuse, NY

Addressing 2024 Ag Workforce Challenges!

2024 Agricultural Marketing Webinar Series

January 22, 2024 : Developing a Marketing Plan
12:00-1:00
Zoom Webinar

This webinar will go over the basics of developing a marketing plan.

2024 Agricultural Social Media Webinar Series

January 25, 2024 : Creating Social Media Content for Instagram
12:00-1:00
Zoom Webinar

Learn how to create effective content for Instagram.

2024 Agricultural Marketing Webinar Series

January 29, 2024 : Finding Markets
12:00-1:00
Zoom Webinar

This webinar will help you learn to find markets for your ag products.



February 2024

How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

February 1, 2024 : How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Zoom

Thinking about becoming a certified pesticide applicator in New York, but aren't sure where to start? Join DEC representative Erica Mackey for a discussion on who needs a pesticide license, license types, examination procedures, and recertification. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions during the program.  

2024 Agricultural Social Media Webinar Series

February 1, 2024 : The ABCs of Websites: A User Friendly Introduction
12:00-1:00
Zoom Webinar

The ABCs of Websites: A User Friendly Introduction

Farm Asset Protection Strategies (Schoharie County)

February 7, 2024 : Farm Asset Protection Strategies (Schoharie County)
10:00am-2:30pm
CCE Schoharie County
Cobleskill, NY

CCE Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is proud to conduct a workshop on farm asset protection to help you preserve long-standing agricultural legacies. In these uncertain times, safeguarding valuable farm assets has become paramount to ensure our farming communities continued success and sustainability.

Grape Pruning Workshop

February 8, 2024 : Grape Pruning Workshop at Ives Hollow
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ives Hollow
Valley Falls, NY

Grape Pruning Workshop

Join us at Ives Hollow Vineyard in Washington County, where we will learn how to prune Brianna, Petite Pearl, Frontenac Gris, and St. Croix vines using the hanging high wire or top wire system.

Farm Asset Protection Strategies (Orange County)

February 9, 2024 : Farm Asset Protection Strategies (Orange County)
10:00am-2:30pm
CCE Orange County
Middletown, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County is proud to conduct a workshop on farm asset protection to help you preserve long-standing agricultural legacies. In these uncertain times, safeguarding valuable farm assets has become paramount to ensure our farming communities continued success and sustainability.

2024 Agricultural Marketing Webinar Series

February 12, 2024 : Market Evaluation
12:00-1:00
Zoom Webinar

This webinar will give you tools to assess whether or not a market makes sense for your business.

Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam Prep Course

February 13, 2024
February 15, 2024
: Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam Prep Course
8:30am to 12:00pm
Zoom

Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam Prep Course

February 13th & 15th 8:30 am - Noon

Held via Zoom

Cost: $40/person

 Join ENYCHP specialists for an in-depth review of topics covered on the NYS DEC pesticide applicator certification exam. This two-day virtual course includes explanation of key concepts on the core exam, test-taking tips for the core and category exam, practice questions, and Q&A with instructors. Course materials, including program recordings, practice exams, and DEC materials will be available to registrants after the program. This training is geared toward certification categories 1A (agricultural plant), 21 (field and forage), 22 (fruit), and 23 (vegetable). 

2024 Agritourism Webinar Series

February 13, 2024 : Grants for Agritourism Operations
12:00-1:00
Zoom Webinar

Are there grants that can help you support or grow your agritourism business?  Where do you look for funding?

Is Whole Farm Revenue Micro-Farm Insurance Right for My Farm?

February 15, 2024 : Is Whole Farm Revenue Micro Farm Crop Insurance Right for My Farm?
9:30am-10:30am
Zoom Webinar

If your farm revenue is $350,000 or less and you have at least three years of farm financial records (tax returns with revenue and expenses from farming) you are likely to be eligible for a crop insurance program through USDA-RMA called Whole Farm Revenue Micro-Farm Crop Insurance.  This crop insurance product insures farm revenue, is heavily subsidized by USDA and requires much less recordkeeping than other insurance programs.  Liz Higgins will walk you through this insurance program, show you how it differs from the NAP program (offered by USDA-FSA) and can help you evaluate whether or not it makes sense for your farm business.

Grape Pruning Workshop

February 15, 2024 : Grape Pruning Workshop at Samascott
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Samascott
Kinderhook, NY

Grape Pruning Workshop

On February 15th, join ENCHP's Viticulture specialist, Jeremy Schuster, at Samascott Orchard in Columbia County. You can learn how to cane prune Concord table grapes at this workshop on a high-wire training system.

Implementing Mating Disruption in NY Orchards

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 16, 2024 : Implementing Mating Disruption in NY Orchards
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Zoom

Presentations from Dr. Monique Rivera on mating disruption as a pest management tool for NY orchards;

Companies offering mating disruption products, Trece and Suterra, will discuss available products and how to use them effectively;

Amy Irish-Brown and Phil Schwallier will share grower experiences from the successful implementation of mating disruption in Michigan.

Aspiring/Beginning Farmers Meeting: Cultivating Your Dreams in Agriculture

February 17, 2024 : Aspiring/Beginning Farmers Meeting: Cultivating Your Dreams in Agriculture
8:30am to 3:00pm
Fulton Montgomery Community College
Johnstown, NY

Are you passionate about agriculture and dreaming of starting your own farm? Did you start farming in 2022 or 2023 and still seek more help? Look no further! Join us for the Aspiring Farmers Meeting, a unique opportunity to connect with Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators and agricultural service providers to receive invaluable guidance on your agricultural journey.

2024 Agricultural Marketing Webinar Series

February 19, 2024 : Working with Wholesale Buyers
12:00-1:00
Zoom Webinar

This webinar will give you tips for working with wholesale buyers.

Fusarium Diseases of Garlic: Research Updates and Virtual Listening Session

February 20, 2024 : Fusarium Diseases of Garlic: Research Updates and Virtual Listening Session
9:00am to 10:30am or 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Zoom

Fusarium diseases of garlic are ubiquitous, stubborn, and sometimes surprising or devastating.  Join Cornell Researchers and Extension Allium Specialists for updates on current research findings and to direct future research on Fusarium diseases of garlic.  Cornell presenters include Crystal Stewart-Courtens, Frank Hay and Christy Hoepting, with special guest Alicyn Smart from the University of Maine.

This program is offered on Tuesday, February 20 at two different times. Same program, different times.  You must pre-register to receive the Zoom link to the session of your choice. 

2024 Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21 - February 22, 2024
The Crown Plaza Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY

2024 Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Join us for our Annual Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference with two days filled with informative sessions on Tree Fruit, Vegetables, Small Fruit, Grapes, Cut Flowers, Agritourism and visit with more than 50 vendors!

Hot Topics in Food Safety for Fruit

February 23, 2024 : Hot Topics in Food Safety for Fruit
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Zoom

More information coming soon, register here: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldu2pqjgjHN36z1mWNKtAwfyX737tLGfp#/registration

Soil Health for NY Orchards

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 26, 2024
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Zoom

Join Cornell scientists, Dr. Kyle Wickings, Dr. Greg Peck, Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie, Dr. Debbie Aller, and CCE ENYCHP's Mike Basedow to hear updates on the latest research concerning soil health, including a general overview of what soil health is, mechanisms for change and improvement, and innovative nonherbicide options for maintaining weeds.

How Profitable will My New Orchard Investment Be? Evaluating Capital Investment Decisions in a Farm Business

February 29, 2024 : Week 1 of the course (February 23-Feb 29)
3:00-4:30
Zoom

In week 1 we cover:

  • How and why to use a structured process to make investment decisions.
  • Identifying the problem to be addressed, generating possible solutions and identifying what information you need to acquire.
  • Gathering data and using farm financial statements and farm financial ratios to help make decisions.

 In this zoom session we will go over what you learned in the on-line class.

Grape Pruning Workshop

February 29, 2024 : Grape Pruning Workshop at Stoutridge Distillery and Winery
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Stoutridge Distillery and Winery
Marlboro, NY

Grape Pruning Workshop

Want to learn how to cane prune grapevines on a vertical shoot position training system? Join us at Stoutridge Distillery and Winery on February 29th to learn how to cane prune Valvin Muscat and Noiret.



March 2024

The Basics of Cider Apple Pruning

March 1, 2024 : The Basics of Cider Apple Pruning
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Scrumpy Ewe Cider
West Fulton, NY

Join the ENYCHP at Scrumpy Ewe Cider on March 1st for a cider apple pruning demonstration. We will be joined by Dr. Greg Peck, who will walk us through the basics of pruning apple trees for hard cider production. Some topics we will cover include:

  • Training and pruning low and high vigor varieties to a tall spindle training system
  • Training and pruning low and high vigor varieties to a semi-dwarf central leader system
  • How to prune large, old, seedling trees

 $15 to attend, registration is limited to 22 people. 

Weed Management for Berries in NY

March 6, 2024 : Weed Management for Berries in NY
12:00pm to 1:40pm
Zoom

Join Cornell scientists, Dr. Bryan Brown, Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie, Rutgers University's Dr. Thierry Besançon, CCE Harvest NY's Anya Osatuke, and CCE ENYCHP's Laura McDermott to hear updates on the latest research concerning weed management in berries.

Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium Winter Webinar Series

March 6, 2024
March 13, 2024
March 20, 2024
: Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium Winter Webinar Series
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Zoom - different links for each webinar

How Profitable will My New Orchard Investment Be? Evaluating Capital Investment Decisions in a Farm Business

March 7, 2024 : Week 2 (March 1 - March 7)
3:00-4:30
Zoom

In week 2 you will:

  • Develop an enterprise budget and use your enterprise budgets and partial budget analysis to evaluate the risk and profitability of potential investments.
  • Use cost-benefit analysis tools that consider the time value of money to help you choose among investment options.
  • Insect and Disease Pest Management for Berries

    March 11, 2024 : Insect and Disease Pest Management for Berries
    12:00pm to 2:00pm
    Zoom

    Join Cornell scientists, Dr. Kerik Cox, Dr. Greg Loeb, PhD Candidate Binita Shrestha, and Anya Osatuke to hear updates on the latest research concerning disease and insect management in berry production, using organic and conventional approaches!

    2024 Agricultural Marketing Webinar Series

    March 11, 2024 : Online Marketing
    12:00-1:00
    Zoom Webinar

    Selling online is a great way to reach buyers outside of your local area.  Find out if it is a good fit for your farm.

    2024 Agritourism Webinar Series

    March 12, 2024 : Staffing your Agritourism Business
    12:00-1:00
    Zoom Webinar

    Agritourism operations need employees who are good with the public.  Where can you find a labor force for your agritourism enterprise? What different laws and regulations might you encounter as an employer for an agritourism workforce? How do you get your employees hired and trained effectively? 

    Grape Pruning Workshop

    March 13, 2024 : Grape Pruning Workshop at the Hudson Valley Research Lab
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hudson Valley Research Lab
    Highland, NY

    Grape Pruning Workshop

    On March 13th, we will learn how to prune Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir in the research vineyard at the Hudson Valley Research Lab, where vines are trained to a vertical shoot position training system and will be cane pruned.

    My Efficient Vineyard Demonstration - Capital District

    March 14, 2024 : My Efficient Vineyard Demonstration - Capital District
    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Washington County Fair Grounds
    Greenwich, NY

    My Efficient Vineyard Demonstration - Capital District

    Join us at the Washington County Fair grounds for an informative demonstration of My Efficient Vineyard. ENYCHP's viticulturist, Jeremy Schuster, will be happy to walk you through the app and show you how it can make your vineyard operations more efficient and effective. This event is free and doesn't require registration. We hope to see you there!

    Stone Fruit: Rootstocks and Disease Management

    Event Offers DEC Credits

    March 19, 2024 : Stone Fruit: Rootstocks and Disease Management
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
    Zoom

    Join us for our annual winter stone fruit webinar on March 19th! This year, we're going to hear from Dr. Greg Lang (Michigan State) and Dr. Ioannis Minas (Colorado State) on their recent findings from the multi-state NC-140 rootstock trials for sweet cherries, tart cherries, and peaches. We will then learn about managing bacterial canker and blossom blast in sweet cherry with Dr. George Sundin (Michigan State)

    My Efficient Vineyard Demonstration - Hudson Valley

    March 21, 2024 : My Efficient Vineyard Demonstration - Hudson Valley
    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Hudson Valley Research Lab
    Highland, NY

    My Efficient Vineyard Demonstration - Hudson Valley

    Join us at the Hudson Valley Research Lab for an informative demonstration of My Efficient Vineyard. ENYCHP's viticulturist, Jeremy Schuster, will be happy to walk you through the app and show you how it can make your vineyard operations more efficient and effective. This event is free and doesn't require registration. We hope to see you there!

    2024 Agricultural Marketing Webinar Series

    March 25, 2024 : Value Added Products
    12:00-1:00
    Zoom Webinar

    If you are producing value added products from what you grow or raise on your farm, what do you need to do to market them?  Find out in this webinar.

    Interested in taking the NYSDEC Pesticide Applicator's exam?

    March 27, 2024
    March 29, 2024
    : Interested in taking the NYSDEC Pesticide Applicator's exam?
    10am to 3:30pm

    My Efficient Vineyard Demonstration - Champlain Valley

    March 28, 2024 : My Efficient Vineyard Demonstration - Champlain Valley
    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Clinton County CCE Office
    Plattsburgh, NY

    My Efficient Vineyard Demonstration -  Champlain Valley

    Join us at the Clinton County CCE office for an informative demonstration of My Efficient Vineyard. ENYCHP's viticulturist, Jeremy Schuster, will be happy to walk you through the app and show you how it can make your vineyard operations more efficient and effective. This event is free and doesn't require registration. We hope to see you there!



    April 2024

    2024 Agritourism Webinar Series

    April 9, 2024 : Working with your local tourism office
    12:00-1:00
    Zoom Webinar

    Your local tourism office is an important resource for you to help advertise and promote your agritourism business.  Find out what they can do for you!

    Cornell Statewide Frost Protection Webinar

    April 12, 2024 : Cornell Statewide Frost Protection Webinar
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
    Zoom

    Spring started earlier than usual in some parts of New York's fruit production regions, and CCE is taking a proactive approach to get information on frost protection and its science out to NY fruit growers. There have been some advances in frost protection in recent years, along with promising ongoing research. We will be having a Cornell Statewide Frost Protection Webinar with several Cornell scientists and an invited speaker next week. Growers will have plenty of time to ask questions during this very informative webinar as apple trees continue advancing their bud phenology. 

    Virtual Orchard IPM Scout Training

    April 15, 2024 : Virtual Orchard IPM Scout Training
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Zoom

    Virtual Orchard IPM Scout Training

    Monday April 15, 2-4PM
     
    Join us for a live, virtual training on scouting of major insect pests of apple orchards. Anna Wallis (NYSIPM Program), Mike Basedow (CCE ENYCHP), and Janet van Zoeren (CCE LOFT), will broadcast from orchards in their region to discuss best practices for monitoring. We will review monitoring/scouting procedures for major economically significant pests. We will also share resources available for helping with identification of pests and forecasting pest activity.

    This event is held on Zoom

    Wine Sensory Evaluation Workshop

    April 26, 2024 : Wine Sensory Evaluation Workshop
    9:00am - 12:00pm
    Miliea Estate Vineyard
    Staatsburg, NY

    In collaboration with Jeremy Schuster, Viticulture Specialist at the ENYCHP, Dr. Anna Katharine Mansfield and Chris Gerling, Enology Extension Specialists with the Cornell Craft Beverage Institute, will be presenting a wine production-focused, interactive workshop on sensory evaluation. 



    May 2024

    What is my vine trying to tell me?

    May 15, 2024 : What is my vine trying to tell me?
    4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    Clinton County CCE
    Plattsburgh, NY

    What is my vine trying to tell me?

    Are your grapevines showing signs of discoloration or stunted growth? Don't ignore these warning signs! Join us on May 15th at the Cliton County CCE office to learn about the essential nutrients that grapevines require to thrive, identify the symptoms of nutrient deficiencies, and how to fix them. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your grapevine cultivation skills! Attendance is free, but registration is required.

    How man's best friend can help find Spotted Lanternfly

    May 21, 2024
    3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Dutchess County CCE
    Millbrook, NY

    How man's best friend can help find Spotted Lanternfly

    Come and join us at the Dutchess County CCE office on May 21st for a special demonstration by Jennifer Fimbel, the Agriculture and Horticulture Program Leader with Dutchess County CCE. You will get to see her SLF K9 Cole in action as they demonstrate how man's best friend can be used to detect the Spotted Lanternfly. Attendance is free, but registration is required

    What is my vine trying to tell me?

    May 22, 2024 : What is my vine trying to tell me?
    3:00 -5:00 p.m.
    Washington County Fair Grounds
    Greenwich, NY

    What is my vine trying to tell me?

    Are your grapevines showing signs of discoloration or stunted growth? Don't ignore these warning signs! Join us on May 22nd at the Washington County Fair Grounds to learn about the essential nutrients that grapevines require to thrive, identify the symptoms of nutrient deficiencies, and how to fix them. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your grapevine cultivation skills! Attendance is free, but registration is required. 



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    Upcoming Events

    Wine Sensory Evaluation Workshop

    April 26, 2024 : Wine Sensory Evaluation Workshop
    Staatsburg, NY

    In collaboration with Jeremy Schuster, Viticulture Specialist at the ENYCHP, Dr. Anna Katharine Mansfield and Chris Gerling, Enology Extension Specialists with the Cornell Craft Beverage Institute, will be presenting a wine production-focused, interactive workshop on sensory evaluation. 

    What is my vine trying to tell me?

    May 15, 2024 : What is my vine trying to tell me?
    Plattsburgh, NY

    Are your grapevines showing signs of discoloration or stunted growth? Don't ignore these warning signs! Join us on May 15th at the Cliton County CCE office to learn about the essential nutrients that grapevines require to thrive, identify the symptoms of nutrient deficiencies, and how to fix them. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your grapevine cultivation skills! Attendance is free, but registration is required.

    How man's best friend can help find Spotted Lanternfly

    May 21, 2024
    Millbrook, NY

    Come and join us at the Dutchess County CCE office on May 21st for a special demonstration by Jennifer Fimbel, the Agriculture and Horticulture Program Leader with Dutchess County CCE. You will get to see her SLF K9 Cole in action as they demonstrate how man's best friend can be used to detect the Spotted Lanternfly. Attendance is free, but registration is required

    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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