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January 2019

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Educational Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 3, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Educational Meeting

This meeting is our annual winter educational event for Finger Lakes Produce Auction growers. This year we focus on disease management in cole crops, strawberries, food safety and greenhouse flowers. 2.0 recertification credits in private vegetable category.

Ontario Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2019
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Stanley, NY

Ontario Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

This meeting is our annual winter educational event for Ontario Produce Auction growers. This year we focus on disease management in high tunnel tomatoes, vine crops and greenhouse flowers. Grower and buyer panels will be presented as well irrigation and plastic mulch. DEC pesticide applicator recertification credits have been requested.

2019 Becker Forum - Registration now open - follow the link

January 14, 2019
8:30am - 5pm
Liverpool, NY


Farm Labor: Planning for the Future

2019 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15 - January 17, 2019
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

2019 Empire State Producers EXPO

The 2019 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. 

2019 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15 - January 17, 2019
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

2019 Empire State Producers EXPO

The 2019 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. 

Pre-Exam Training & Test to Become A Certified Pesticide Applicator

January 15, 2019
12pm - 4:30pm
Newark, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County & DEC are proud to offer a Pre-Exam Training and Test to Become A Certified Pesticide Applicator

Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard and Tess Grasswitz will review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the exam.
Manual orders due by February 11.
Pre-register by March 4.

All participants must have experience working on their own farm, or throught employment on another farm. Participants must register directly with DEC to take the Exam and have any questions on exam eligibility answered by DEC representatives.

click on more details for registration & order info.

2019 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Produce Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 28, 2019
M 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Jamestown, NY

2019 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Produce Meeting

This annual winter educational event for the Chautauqua Produce Auction will educate produce growers on pest management, variety selection, and marketing issues in fresh market crops grown for auction. Specific topics include season extension techniques and high tunnels, growing good onions and preventing early die-back, Strawberries 101, managing worms and Alternaria in Cole Crops, lessons learned at the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction, strategic crop management for increased profitability, Spotted Lantern Fly updates, and updates on FSMA, GAPS, and On-Farm Readiness Reviews.

This is a multi-discipline produce meeting featuring expert speakers in vegetable and fruit production and a Q&A panel of experienced, successful growers.

Ag Workforce Development Council's Labor Road Show II

January 28 - January 31, 2019
9am - 4pm


Postponed: Labor Road Show II today January 31 in Canandaigua is postponed due to dangerous weather

Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement, safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

Labor Road Show II (Peru, NY)

January 28, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
Peru, NY

Labor Road Show II (Peru, NY)

Sharing on behalf of the Ag Labor Development Council: If you have employees, then you need to be at the New York Labor Road Show II. Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement , safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

2019 Allegany-Cattaraugus Produce Growers Meeting

January 29, 2019
T 9:30am - 3:30pm
Freedom, NY

2019 Allegany-Cattaraugus Produce Growers Meeting

A fresh market vegetable meeting for beginner to intermediate growers. The meeting will emphasize grower perspectives and present both organic and conventional management information. Topics include soil health, onions, GAPs, good crop establishment, flower production, and organic tomato production. Lunch included for those pre-registering by noon on January 24th.

Labor Road Show II (Ballston Spa, NY)

January 29, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Labor Road Show II (Ballston Spa, NY)

Sharing on behalf of the Ag Labor Development Council: If you have employees, then you need to be at the New York Labor Road Show II. Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement , safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.



February 2019

High Tunnel Farmer to Farmer Meeting

February 4, 2019
9:00am to 4:30pm
Poughkeepsie, NY

High Tunnel Farmer to Farmer Meeting

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. 

2019 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School - registration extended

February 5, 2019


1.5 DEC re-certification credits available
     Category                        Category                   Credits
     Research/Demo                10                             1.50
     Agricultural Plant               1a                             1.50
     Fruit                                   22                             1.50
     Regulatory                         9                               1.50

Bring your DEC Applicator ID. If you need DEC credits, please arrive on time to sign the roster and plan to stay all day. DEC will not allow partial credit.

Presentations (order of presentations differs by day see agendas pdf below)

  • Managing of Grafted Apple Trees to One-, Two-, or More Leaders/Tree - Mario Miranda Sazo
  • Hailnetting and Reflective Fabrics - CCE - LOF Team
  • Labor update - NYS Hort Society
  • The Next Step in Precision Chemical Thinning - Terence Robinson
  • New York Apple Association - Marketing New York Apples - Cynthia Haskins
  • Progress on developing management strategies for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Spotted Wing Drosophila - Peter Jentsch
  • The occurrence of an endemic Nosema pathogen in Brown Marmorated Stink Bug populations in NY and surrounding states - Carrie Preston
  • LOF mission, purpose, & impact - Craig Kahlke
  • Nutrient Management in Berry Crops - Marvin Pritts
  • Introduction to New Berry Specialist, Harvest NY Team - Esther Kibbe
  • IPM update - Tess Grasswitz
  • Update on new invasive species: European cherry Fruit Fly and Spotted Lanternfly - Margaret Kelly
  • From the Soil Up: Integrated Nutritional Management for Quality and Bitter Pit Resistance in Apple Production - John Kempf
  • Panel on Retail Trends from Apple Wholesalers

If your farm is not enrolled in fruit through CCE of Wayne, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, or as "Satellite" enrollee, the pre-registration fee is $100, or $145 at the door for In region (you farm in one of the above counties) or $185 or $230 at the door for Satellite (farms from county different from above listed).

Check with your county CCE for enrollment status; enrollment forms can be found at
https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/enrollment.php .

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

February 13, 2019
W 8:00 AM registration, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM program
Albion, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

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.'

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

February 13, 2019
8:00 AM registration/refreshments, 8:30 AM starts - 5:30 PM adjourns
Albion, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Who Should Attend

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/refreshments at 8am
Program starts promptly at 8:30am
Adjourns at 5:30pm

PSA Grower Training Course

February 19, 2019
8:00am- 5:15pm
Albany, NY

PSA Grower Training Course

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.   
Hosted by CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program during our 2019 Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Note: You do NOT need to register for the Fruit and Vegetable Conference to attend this training. 


2019 Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference

February 21 - November 30, -0001


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. Preliminary agenda is now available. Mark your calendars, and don't miss this great line-up!

DEC credits have been awarded - see program for details. 

Multi day discounts are available for two and three day registrations. 


Fresh Market Vegetable Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21, 2019
Th 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Newark, NY

Fresh Market Vegetable Grower Meeting

This course will educate fresh market growers on current pest management, food safety, and marketing issues in fresh market crops. Specific topics covered include: managing the weed seedbank, Farm to School marketing opportunities, Late Blight updates, FSMA On-Farm Readiness Reviews, biopesticides and biostimulants and how they work, wash line equipment cleaning checklist, and a discussion of production problems throughout the 2018 growing season.

62nd IFTA Annual Conference

February 24 - February 28, 2019
Rochester, NY

62nd IFTA Annual Conference

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - February

February 25, 2019
12:00-1:00

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers -  February

To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.

Spotted Lanternfly Webinars

February 26 - March 4, 2019

Spotted Lanternfly Webinars

The Northeaster IPM Center, in conjunction with the New York State IPM Program and NY Department of Agriculture and Markets, is hosting a series of commodity-specific webinars on the Spotted Lanternfly.

Learn about H2A and H2B

February 27, 2019
11:00am-2:30pm
Kingston, NY

Learn about H2A and H2B

Join representatives from the NYS DOL to learn about these two valuable visa programs for bringing foreign workers legally to the US to work on your farm or related business in both agricultural work and non-agricultural work. This program is hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Eastern NY Commercial Hort. Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.

11:00am-12:00noon H2A The H-2A program allows U.S. employers or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural jobs.

1:00pm-2:30pm H2B The H-2B program allows U.S. employers or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs.


March 2019

2019 Orange County Onion School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 5, 2019
8:45am - 3:45pm
Pine Island, NY

2019 Orange County Onion School

Come join us at the Pine Island Fire Department for our annual onion school!  Approved for 4.0 DEC re-certification credits.

Effective Management of Farm Employees: Eastern NY Session

March 5 - March 6, 2019
2 days: 9:00am to 5:00pm March 5 and 9:00am to 1:00pm March 6
Hyde Park, NY

Effective Management of Farm Employees: Eastern NY Session

Managing people is a skill that can be learned, much like operating equipment, or growing crops. Do you expect yourself or your employees to learn those other skills on their own? Most people are not born with people management skills and benefit from coaching. Labor is one of your farm's biggest expenses - how well are you managing it?

Designing a Safe and Sanitizable Packing Line

March 6, 2019
W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Branchport, NY

Designing a Safe and Sanitizable Packing Line

Join Robert Hadad, CVP vegetable specialist, to learn about how to design a produce packing line that fits your budget and maximizes efficiency and food safety. This workshop will cover what you need to take into account when designing your line, along with how you can modify an existing system to for increased sanitation and efficiency. Robert will also discuss how packing line and packing house design fits in with the new Food Safety Modernization Act requirements.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 11 - March 12, 2019
M 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; T 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Binghamton, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Are you a farmer interested in produce safety? Are your markets asking for food safety plans or third party verification? Do you want to understand produce safety issues as they relate to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Food Safety Rule, third party audits and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)? Participation in this training, hosted by CCE Broome County, will give you the tools to create an on-farm food safety plan and complete one of the requirements of either FSMA OR the New York State Grown and Certified branding program. We will also discuss potential funding streams to make infrastructure upgrades to your farm related to food safety!

Effective Management of Farm Employees: Western NY Session

March 13 - March 14, 2019
2 days: 10:30am to 4:30pm March 13 and 10:30am to 4:30pm March 14
Rochester, NY

Effective Management of Farm Employees: Western NY Session

This program is full!

Managing people is a skill that can be learned, much like operating equipment, or growing crops. Do you expect yourself or your employees to learn those other skills on their own? Most people are not born with people management skills and benefit from coaching. Labor is one of your farm's biggest expenses - how well are you managing it?

Pre-Exam Training & Test to Become A Certified Pesticide Applicator

March 13 - March 15, 2019
12pm - 4:30pm
Newark, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County & DEC are proud to offer a Pre-Exam Training and Test to Become A Certified Pesticide Applicator

Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard and Tess Grasswitz will review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the exam.
Manual orders due by February 11.
Pre-register by March 4.

All participants must have experience working on their own farm, or throught employment on another farm. Participants must register directly with DEC to take the Exam and have any questions on exam eligibility answered by DEC representatives.

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2019 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Variety Evaluation

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2019
F 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Geneva, NY

2019 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Variety Evaluation

Join us for updates on dry bean production and marketing, Western bean cutworm activity, white mold management, breeding, varieties, and the use of dry beans in school lunches. We will also review research priorities and gather suggestions for future educational programs. The second half of the program will feature evaluation of the Cornell dry bean variety trial with 56 dry bean cultivars that were canned by Furmano Foods on display for taste and visual appearance. 

Pre-Season Oswego Onion Meeting Featuring Management of Onion Maggot

March 18, 2019
10:00 AM - Noon
Oswego, NY

Pre-Season Oswego Onion Meeting Featuring Management of Onion Maggot

Local onion growers are invited to an informal discussion of specific topics ahead of the growing season. Brian Nault, Cornell, will review 2016-2018 Cornell onion maggot research trial results. Growers can share their personal experiences controlling onion maggot and we'll discuss novel approaches for control of onion maggot in New York in the future. 

Lake Ontario Fruit Advisory Meeting

March 19, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Spencerport, NY


Please join us for our annual winter advisory meeting where you can spend time with the Lake Ontario Fruit Program team reviewing the team's educational programs and most importantly providing us feedback. Advisory meetings are important for the team to ensure that our programs and research are aligned with the industry's needs.

Orleans Regional Vegetable Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2019
M 1:00pm -3:30pm
Albion, NY

Orleans Regional Vegetable Grower Meeting

Topics include soilborne disease ID and management, tomato bacterial disease control, sanitation procedures for wash and pack lines, a spotted lantern fly update, and weed and worm control for sweet corn. 1.75 DEC credits available in categories 1a and 23.

Pre-Season Onion Meeting Featuring Onion Thrips and IYSV

March 19, 2019
10:00 AM - Noon
Elba, NY

Pre-Season Onion Meeting Featuring Onion Thrips and IYSV

Local onion growers are invited to an informal discussion of specific topics ahead of the growing season. Christy Hoepting, Cornell Vegetable Program, will provide a review of 2018 onion scouting and insecticide spray programs. Brian Nault, Cornell, will review IYSV and insecticde trial results. Growers will contribute to a roundtable discussion/brainstorming session to design a management plan to significantly reduce losses from onion thrips and IYSV forever more.

2019 Garlic School

March 20, 2019
W 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Batavia, NY

2019 Garlic School

Hear about the latest garlic research trial results and insect and disease issues. Open discussion encouraged! 

2019 Hudson Valley Pesticide Applicator Pre-Exam Training

March 20 - November 30, -0001


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

Labor Road Show II

March 21, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
Warsaw, NY


If you have employees, then you need to be at the New York Labor Road Show II. Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement, safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

March 21, 2019
8:00 AM registration/refreshments, 8:30 AM starts - 5:30 PM adjourns
Newark, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Who Should Attend

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/refreshments at 8am
Program starts promptly at 8:30am
Adjourns at 5:30pm

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

March 21, 2019
8:00 AM registration/refreshments, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM training
Newark, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

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 are encouraged to attend this training. 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.'

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - March

March 25, 2019
12:00-1:00


To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.

Erie/Niagara Regional Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 26, 2019
Tues 8:30am - 12:30pm
Eden, NY

Erie/Niagara Regional Vegetable Meeting

Production topics include alternaria control in broccoli, precision irrigation tools, tarping, and weed seed bank management.  A special farm-to-school panel will provide grower, distributor, and school buyer insight on how to supply the increasing school demand for local produce. 1.5 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10 and 23 are available

Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference, Trade Show, and Field Trip

March 26 - March 27, 2019
See program for details

Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference, Trade Show, and Field Trip

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension, offers breweries and cideries timely educational topics with a focus on marketing, breakout tracks for topics specific to breweries and cideries, and plenty of opportunity to network with others in their industry from across New York and the Northeast.

High Tunnel Workshop for Veterans

March 26, 2019
T 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Honeoye Falls, NY

High Tunnel Workshop for Veterans

This workshop will help veterans interested in growing in high tunnels or greenhouses learn how to select and manage vegetable crops. Topics include varieties, nutrients, pest management and the 'nuts-and-bolts' of a high tunnel including an onsite tour.

How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

March 26, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Hudson Falls, NY


Receive an overview of the pesticide applicator certification process and some of the key concepts of the exam materials needed to obtain a private or commercial NYSDEC pesticide applicator license.

In-depth School on Precision Crop Load Management and Plant Growth Regulator Use in Apples

March 26 - March 27, 2019
Tue - 8:30am - 6:30pm, Wed - 8:30am - 5pm
Syracuse, NY


This in-depth school for tree fruit growers, extension educators, and crop consultants is a two-day school focusing on crop load management and the use of plant growth regulators.  In addition to Cornell speakers, the meeting will feature invited scientists from Washington State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Michigan State University. Industry representatives from MOOG, Valent BioSciences, and AgroFresh will participate on March 26 and 27.

Preparing for a Juice HACCP Inspection

March 27, 2019
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Preparing for a Juice HACCP Inspection

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

At this afternoon program, guest speakers Dr. Randy Worobo (Cornell Dept. of Food Science) and Dr. Omar Oyarzabal (University of Vermont Food Safety Specialist) will review the key requirements of the Juice HACCP and its associated prerequisite programs. We will discuss federal and state requirements that are associated with cider line food safety in New York, a history of the programs, and will allow ample time for growers to ask questions on what to expect during their own Juice HACCP inspection.    

Produce Safety School -- Sanitary Design and Practice Considerations for Your Farm

March 27, 2019
W 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Geneva, NY

Produce Safety School -- Sanitary Design and Practice Considerations for Your Farm

This is a full-day program focusing on putting farm food safety into daily production practices. Participants will learn why and how to clean, sanitize, and dry produce. Hygienic designs and applications will be covered in detail. Speakers include Chris Callahan and Andrew Chamberlin from UVM Extension, Elizabeth Bihn and Elizabeth Demmings from the Produce Safety Alliance, and Robert Hadad from the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program.

Tree Fruit Nutrition Training with John Kempf

March 30 - November 30, -0001


Based on the positive feedback we received from several growers who attended John Kempf's talks at the recent 2019 CCE LOF Winter Fruit Schools, we plan to offer two additional educational opportunities to continue learning about tree fruit nutrition and much more in March 5 and 30. There will be a video conference group discussion (webinar type titled "Integrated Nutritional Management for Pome Fruit Production with John Kempf") to answer some of the questions John didn't have time for. The webinar will be conducted on Tuesday March 5 at 2pm Eastern Time.


April 2019

Respirator Fit Testing Clinics in WNY/Finger Lakes 2019

April 2 - May 16, 2019
Appointment by schedule only; SCHEDULING BEGINS 4-5 wks before the clinic date


During the clinics NYCAMH will provide medical evaluations; respirator fit tests; and WPS compliant trainings on how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal check, use, clean, maintain, and store respirators. Clinic appointments are one hour long, and groups of 4 workers can be seen at a time.

An Intro to Tree Fruit IPM

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 3, 2019
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Plattsburgh, NY

An Intro to Tree Fruit IPM

Have farm employees that need re-certification credits? We will be covering the basics of integrated pest management, including how to monitor traps, evaluate insect thresholds, and use prediction models to better manage common orchard pests of Northern New York.

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Ornamental and Vegetable Transplant Production

April 8, 2019
Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Eden, NY

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Ornamental and Vegetable Transplant Production

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The inaugural meeting held on April 8 will cover biocontrol and sanitation in greenhouse production. The meeting will be hosted by Karyn Sullivan (Agle's Farm Market). Karyn will share her experience in farm stand and wholesale marketing, flexibility and diversification.

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM English Session / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

Workers requiring general pesticide training/Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler training who do not need special permits are welcome to take the class; they will not be tested and will receive a course participation certificate.

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM English Session / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

Workers requiring general pesticide training/Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler training who do not need special permits are welcome to take the class; they will not be tested and will receive a course participation certificate.

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

April 10, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM English & Spanish sessions
Albion, NY

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

Workers requiring general pesticide training/Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler training who do not need special permits are welcome to take the class; they will not be tested and will receive a course participation certificate.

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

April 10, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM English & Spanish sessions
Albion, NY

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

Workers requiring general pesticide training/Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler training who do not need special permits are welcome to take the class; they will not be tested and will receive a course participation certificate.

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs

April 10 - April 11, 2019
W 8:30 AM registration, 9:00 AM - 4:30 training; Th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bath, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs

This course is intended to improve your understanding of GAPs to guide assessment of risks and implementation of practices to reduce risks on fresh produce farms.

Cornell Organic Symposium

April 24, 2019
1pm - 5pm
Ithaca, NY

Cornell Organic Symposium

This year the Symposium will have a weed management theme and feature weed ecologist Chuck Mohler as keynote speaker. Similar to last year, the Symposium will include a poster session (with snacks!).

FSMA/PSA Grower Food Safety Training Course and Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

April 24 - November 30, -0001


Day 1: FSMA/PSA Grower Food Safety Training Course
- A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  This one-day training is a requirement for farms growing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables.

Day 2: Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop
- A hands-on workshop that will help growers write a Food Safety plan that will allow the farm to be certified through the Good Agricultural Practice program (GAP).  This fay of the training is optional, but you must have completed a FSMA/PSA training to attend this portion of the two-day course. 

The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is underwriting the cost of the training manuals and the course certificates for all NYS residents that attend the FSMA/PSA Training (Day 1).  If you are NOT a NYS resident, you will be charged an additional $50/manual and $35/certificate on the day of the course. 

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - April

April 29, 2019
12:00-1:00


To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.

CleanSweepNY Spring 2019 - NYSDEC Region 9

April 30 - May 2, 2019
Call to Schedule
Multiple Locations, NY

CleanSweepNY Spring 2019 - NYSDEC Region 9

Spring 2019 CleanSweepNY collection event that will target the following counties within NYSDEC's Region 9: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming.

The deadline for registration is Friday, April 12th so please request and send in the completed registration form quickly.



May 2019

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Urban Farming

May 6, 2019
Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Buffalo, NY

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Urban Farming

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The May 6 meeting will cover positive public relations and navigating municipal ordinances in urban farming. The meeting will be hosted by Mayda Pozantides (Groundwork Market Garden) and Allison DeHonney (Urban Fruits & Veggies). Participants will learn about production in urban soils and how to adapt farming techniques for urban environments.

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - May

May 27, 2019
12:00-1:00


To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.



June 2019

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Understanding the Time Value of Money

June 4, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers. 

Muck Donut Hour Begins

June 4, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Begins

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS! All welcome!

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 11, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Join Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning at the corner of Transit Rd and Spoilbank Rd in the Elba muck to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs

June 13 - November 30, -0001


Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County, the Cornell Vegetable Program, and New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets for a training on understanding GAPs and how GAPs impact produce safety. Learn about Harmonized & Basic GAPs and how it applies to your farm operation. Day 2 -- Begin writing a food safety plan that compiles with a USDA GAP Audit for your farm.

All produce farms are encouraged to complete GAPs training. Understanding Farm Food Safety regardless of buyers' demands is the right thing for growers to do. 

Lunch will be provided, space is limited and pre-registration is required by May 30th. For more information or to pre-register contact Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany County, at 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or email Lynn.

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Making Capital Investment Decisions

June 18, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 18, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

Indoor Horticultural Training for Hispanic Employees & Middle Managers

June 20, 2019
Wayne Co - 8:30am-11am; Orleans Co - 1pm-3:30pm


This free training will consist of an intensive two and a half hours training for Hispanic employees and middle managers in Wayne and Orleans County next week (same program at boths locations, am and pm, same day). The program is intended to continue improving technical, human resource, and leadership skills of Western NY Hispanic orchard employees.

Oswego County Onion Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 20, 2019
4:30 - 6:45 PM, dinner to follow at Sorbello & Sons
Oswego, NY

Oswego County Onion Twilight Meeting

Annual educational meeting focuses on the latest field research and recommendations in onions. This year, attendees will get a first look at the 2019 onion herbicide trial results and will hear the new fungicide recommendations for the 2019 growing season for Stemphylium leaf blight and Botrytis leaf blight.

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - June

June 24, 2019
12:00-1:00


To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Maple and Agroforestry

June 24, 2019
Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Lawtons, NY

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Maple and Agroforestry

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The June 24 meeting will cover maple production and putting woodlots to work led by Sharon Bachman, CCE Erie County. The meeting will be hosted by Lynn Gabel (Gabel's Maple Syrup). Lynn will share her experience in event agritourism and marketing value-added products.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 25, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!


July 2019

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Understanding Financial Statements 1 (Balance Sheets)

July 2, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 2, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!

Pesticide Exam Certification Summer Trainings

July 2 - July 23, 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm each day
Plattsburgh, NY


2019 Champlain Valley Pesticide Applicator Exam Intensive Training

CCE ENYCHP Horticulture Specialists Mike Basedow and Elisabeth Hodgdon will be offering four afternoons of training to review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the exam.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Seneca)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 3, 2019
Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Romulus, NY

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Seneca)

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting, and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at these farms. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 9, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Ontario)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 9, 2019
Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Stanley, NY

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Ontario)

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting, and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at these farms. 

5th CCE LOF Hispanic Summer Fruit Tour

July 13, 2019
2pm - 6:30pm

5th CCE LOF Hispanic Summer Fruit Tour

This tour (including food, cake, and beverages to be offered at the end of the tour) is FREE thanks to funds and support provided by the Cornell Small Farms Program and by Orchard Dale Fruit Farm. Pre-registration is not required for the tour. For additional questions, contact Mario Miranda Sazo mrm67@cornell.edu, (315) 719-1318.

Click Details for Tour Agenda

Drone Demo Sponsored by the Cornell Khan Pathology Lab, Apple Leaf LLC, & Lake Ontario Fruit Team

July 15, 2019
8:30am Registration, 9am - 3:45pm Program
Alton, NY


On July 15th the Cornell Khan Pathology Lab, in association with Apple Leaf, will be hosting an orchard Drone Demonstration at the VanDeWalle Sharps Farm in Alton NY.

The Khan Lab has been gathering orchard data and developing interpretive programs for tree stresses and they'd like to share and showcase the new technologies and discuss its practical applications.

FSMA/PSA Food Grower Training Course

July 15, 2019
8:00am - 5:30pm
Warrensburg, NY


A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  At least one person per farm producing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables must attend this course once.  Participants will receive a certificate of course completion from the Association of Food and Drug Officials.

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Small Fruit & Vegetable Production plus Insect Control

July 15, 2019
Monday, 6:30 - 8:30pm
East Aurora, NY

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Small Fruit & Vegetable Production plus Insect Control

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The July 15 meeting will cover vegetable & small fruit production and insect control led by Elizabeth Buck, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, and Abby Seaman, NYS IPM Program. The meeting will be hosted by Gayle and Naomi Thorpe (Thorpe's Organic Family Farm). Gayle and Naomi will share their experiences managing a diversified organic farming operation and family farm transitions.

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Understanding Financial Statements 2 (Income Statements)

July 16, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 16, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations about ONIONS!

2019 Lake Ontario Fruit Summer Fruit Tour

July 18, 2019
All day - see pdf for detailed program
Youngstown, NY

2019 Lake Ontario Fruit Summer Fruit Tour

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Summer Fruit Tour in Western NY will be held on July 18. We will feature tree fruit production technology and grower innovations on cutting edge farms in Niagara County.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Yates)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 19, 2019
Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Himrod, NY

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Yates)

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting, and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at these farms. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 23, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS! All are welcome to join us!

LOF IPM Specialist Interview - NOTE ADJUSTED TIMES!

July 25, 2019
11AM-1PM
Rochester, NY


Please join us Thursday, July 25 for the LOF IPM specialist interview.  We have one finalist candidate who will give a one hour seminar open to all at 11 AM.  Following the seminar, lunch will be provided.  Please register for this free event.

CCE & Hudson Valley Research Lab Research & Extension Tour

July 26, 2019
12:30pm - 5:00pm
Highland, NY


The Eastern NY Commercial Horticultural Program and Hudson Valley Research Lab are hosting a 2019 Research and Extension Summer Tour on July 26th from 12:30 - 5:00 PM. Beginning at the Highland Research Station Conference Room.

Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - July

July 29, 2019
12:00-1:00


To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers - Orleans County

July 29, 2019
9:30am - 1pm
Albion, NY


Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers:
Updates and Resources for the NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations.


All New York employers are required to have a sexual harassment prevention training policy in place since October 2018 and they are required to train all employees by October 9, 2019.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators are planning a series of meetings and webinars to help farm employers learn about the requirements and resources they can use to get into compliance.

We have prepared new, farm-friendly training materials for farm employers to use. These materials will meet the state's training requirements. Please join the meeting to learn more.

In the Lake Ontario Fruit region, meetings will take place at the Orleans County CCE office on Monday, July 29th and at the Wayne County CCE office on Tuesday, July 30th. Click "View Details" for more information and to register.


WNY Produce Auction Summer Meeting (Orleans Co.)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 29, 2019
Monday, 5:45 - 8:00pm
Medina, NY

WNY Produce Auction Summer Meeting (Orleans Co.)

Attendees will be led by CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists on a tour of the produce fields and receive hands-on training in scouting and identification of common weeds and vegetable-attacking diseases and insects. Cultural and chemical control options will be discussed, keeping in mind broader vegetable production best management practices.  

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Understanding Financial Statements 3 (Budget and Analysis)

July 30, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 30, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers

July 30 - November 30, -0001


Speakers will be located across the state and connected via Zoom.  Each extension office will have the Zoom meeting projected and a light lunch provided.  Farmers will be able to ask real-time questions and engage with other farmers.

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers - Wayne County

July 30, 2019
9:30am - 1pm
Newark, NY


Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers:
Updates and Resources for the NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations.


All New York employers are required to have a sexual harassment prevention training policy in place since October 2018 and they are required to train all employees by October 9, 2019.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators are planning a series of meetings and webinars to help farm employers learn about the requirements and resources they can use to get into compliance.

We have prepared new, farm-friendly training materials for farm employers to use. These materials will meet the state's training requirements. Please join the meeting to learn more.

In the Lake Ontario Fruit region, meetings will take place at the Orleans County CCE office on Monday, July 29th and at the Wayne County CCE office on Tuesday, July 30th. Click "View Details" for more information and to register.




August 2019

Improve your Post-Harvest Efficiency, Profitability, and Food Safety

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 1, 2019
10am - 1pm
Argyle, NY

Improve your Post-Harvest Efficiency, Profitability, and Food Safety

Are you a commercial produce grower seeking to improve your farm's post-harvest efficiency, profitability, food safety, and quality? If so, don't miss this workshop led by UVM's Extension Ag Engineer, Chris Callahan and ENYCHP produce production and food safety educators, hosted at Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, NY.   

2019 Young Fruit Growers Study Trip

August 5 - August 7, 2019
3 Days

2019 Young Fruit Growers Study Trip

Online Registration is Now Open for NextGen Young Fruit Grower Study Trip to Hudson Valley, NY!

Hotel group rates final extension until Wednesday July 17th.

The 4th annual Young Fruit Grower Study Trip will be held in the Hudson Valley region of New York August 5th-7th.

The Young Fruit Growers of WNY, in partnership with the LOF Program, have organized an excellent itinerary. Stops will include innovative grower orchards, farm markets, and packing houses in the Hudson Valley. Participants will learn about grafting, hail netting, balancing new varieties, handling a transition, and more.

The study tour is focused on helping next generation growers develop the knowledge and skills needed to take their family farms into the future.

Online registration is now open! Click "View Details" for more information about the event and to register!

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 6, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask your onion production questions and share your observations.

Niagara Region Summer Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 6, 2019
Tues, 5:45 - 8:00pm
Lockport, NY

Niagara Region Summer Vegetable Meeting

Join the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program for an evening covering pest management options plus a crop walk to learn scouting techniques.
  • Optimizing sweet corn worm and spidermite control programs
  • Crop walk of tomato and pumpkin fields
  • Pepper Weevil & other pepper problems
  • Management options for potato pests
  • Rhizoctonia and wire-stem of cole crops
It's FREE! 2.0 DEC recertification credits offered.

Cornell Hard Cider Program Work Team Catskill Cider Tour

August 12, 2019
11am - 5pm
Hamden, NY

Cornell Hard Cider Program Work Team Catskill Cider Tour

The 2019 Southeastern Program Work Team Cider Tour will be delving into the art of growing and processing NY's craft cider, stepping into the industry in the beautiful Delaware River Valley & Catskill foothills.  Tour stops will include Lindner Ciders, Wayside Cider, Seminary Hill, and Abandoned Hard Cider.

Dry Bean and Potato Twilight Meetings

August 12 - November 30, -0001


Dry bean and/or potato growers in the Cornell Vegetable Program region are encouraged to join us for an evening with two educational events in one! Come to the Dry Bean Meeting, the Potato Meeting, or stay for BOTH! Research updates will be provided by Cornell University faculty and the NYS IPM Program.

Hosted by CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE Steuben County. For more information: Ariel Kirk, adk39@cornell.edu, (607) 664-2574 (office). In case of rain, the event will be held in the shop.

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Ag Tax Topics - The Schedule F

August 13, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 13, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

WNY Produce Auction Summer Meeting (Chautauqua Co.)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 13, 2019
Tuesday, 6:15 - 8:30pm
Panama, NY

WNY Produce Auction Summer Meeting (Chautauqua Co.)

Attendees will be led by CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists on a tour of the produce fields and receive hands-on training in scouting and identification of common weeds and vegetable-attacking diseases and insects. Cultural and chemical control options will be discussed, keeping in mind broader vegetable production best management practices.  

WNY Produce Auction Summer Meeting (Cattaraugus Co.)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 14, 2019
Wednesday, 6:15 - 8:30pm
East Otto, NY

WNY Produce Auction Summer Meeting (Cattaraugus Co.)

Attendees will be led by CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists on a tour of the produce fields and receive hands-on training in scouting and identification of common weeds and vegetable-attacking diseases and insects. Cultural and chemical control options will be discussed, keeping in mind broader vegetable production best management practices.  

IPM in Tomato Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 19, 2019
4:30pm-5:30pm
Stone Ridge, NY

IPM in Tomato Production

Dr. Margaret McGrath and ENYCHP Vegetable production Specialist Teresa Rusinek will lead a one-hour workshop for growers to discuss and learn how to integrate techniques in managing tomato diseases.  The meeting is taking place in the field at Davenport Farms where a disease resistant tomato variety trial is hosted.  Growers will have an opportunity to tour the trial, taste fruit, and provide feedback for plant breeders.  1 DEC credit has been applied for. 

Utilizing UAV's (Drones) on Eastern NY Farms

August 19, 2019
10am - 12pm
Chazy, NY

Utilizing UAV's (Drones) on Eastern NY Farms

ENYCHP specialists Jim Meyers and Mike Basedow will be hosting a demonstration and discussion of the use of low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in crop management. 

(Rain date: August 20th)

2019 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 20, 2019
Tues, 4:30pm registration, 5-7:30pm educational program
Elba, NY

2019 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

This in-field twilight meeting will feature research highlights presented by Christy Hoepting, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, and Brian Nault, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University Agri-Tech. Hear about the 2019 results from onion thrips research trials and highlights from other spring research trials, tour the Big Fat Onion Variety Nitrogen Rot Project plots, and learn what NY onion growers need to know about Allium Leaf Minor as it may effect trade.

Biocontrol Trial and IPM Field Meeting

August 20, 2019
4pm-6pm
Fort Plain, NY


4-5 pm: Dr's Amara Dunn and Meg McGrath will discuss powdery mildew control using biocontrols and organic and conventional fungicides.  Crystal Stewart from the ENYCHP will provide a tour of the biocontrol trial and additional squash and pumpkin mini-variety trial.

5-6pm: Walk the farm fields with Dr's Dunn and McGrath and with CVP specialist Elizabeth Buck to talk about integrated strategies to control pests, diseases, and weeds on the vegetables farm.  Bring samples and questions!

6-?pm: Discussion and light refreshments 

*Look for the CCE sign to park on a cross street right before the farm.

Crop Insurance Webinar: Types of Crop Insurance Available for Apple Growers

August 22, 2019
12:00PM - 12:30PM


Join Mark Wiltberger from the CCE LOFP for a discussion about crop insurance and risk management topics for fruit growers.

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

August 26, 2019
2:00


To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, ENYCH is offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at 2:00pm

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

Each month's webinar focuses on 1 grant.

Ag Manager Webinar Series: Ag Tax Topics - Sales Tax and Property Tax Issues for Ag in NYS

August 27, 2019
12:30 - 12:50pm


Join Liz Higgins from the CCE ENYCHP every other Tuesday at 12:30pm throughout the summer as she discusses pertinent business topics for busy farm managers.

Willsboro Farm High Tunnel Twilight Meeting

August 27, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Willsboro Farm High Tunnel Twilight Meeting

Join vegetable specialists Elisabeth Hodgdon, Jud Reid, and farm manager Mike Davis for a high tunnel and field tour at Cornell's Willsboro Research Farm, where they will share research results for the following projects: 
  • Striped cucumber beetle management suing netting and row cover
  • Varietal differences in cucumber susceptibility to striped cucumber beetle
  • Ground cherry and goldenberry production in field and high tunnel environments
  • Overwintered high tunnel spinach nitrogen fertility 

1st Pre-Harvest Meeting - Wayne County

August 28, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
North Rose, NY


Our 1st Pre-Harvest Meeting will take place in Wayne County on August 28 at Smith Bros. Farms in North Rose, NY.


September 2019

2nd Pre-Harvest Meeting - Orleans County

September 4, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Medina, NY


Our 2nd Pre-Harvest Meeting will take place in Orleans County on September 4 at Ledge Rock Farms in Medina, NY.

Crop Insurance Webinar: Record-Keeping and Preparing Your Farm for Apple Crop Insurance

September 5, 2019
12:00PM - 12:30PM


Join Mark Wiltberger from the CCE LOFP for a discussion about crop insurance and risk management topics for fruit growers.

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.

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Apples and Vegetables

September 30, 2019
Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Lockport, NY

Women in Agriculture Discussion Group: Apples and Vegetables

Each monthly Women in Ag discussion group meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as Cornell Vegetable Program staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.

The September 30 meeting will cover season extension, managing CSAs and tarping led by Liz Tee, CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program, and Elizabeth Buck, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program. The meeting will be hosted by Bree Bacon (McCollum Orchards & Gardens). Bree will share her experience in social media marketing and passive farm income.


October 2019

Allium Leafminer IPM Twilight Meeting

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

Allium Leafminer IPM Twilight Meeting

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.

Produce Safety Alliance FSMA Grower Training Course

October 30, 2019
8am - 5pm
Canajoharie, NY


A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  At least one person per farm producing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables must attend this course once.  Participants will receive a certificate of course completion by the Association of Food and Drug Officials. 



November 2019

Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 WNY Master Class for Bilingual Orchard Crew Members

November 9 - December 13, 2019
TBA


Currently accepting nominations for WNY Master Class. Please submit nominations by October 1, 2019.
View details for nomination process & class timeline.

November Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

November 25, 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 November webinar topic is TBD.


December 2019

December Second- to - Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

December 23, 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.  The December webinar will take place on Dec 23 - the second to last Monday, because of the winter holidays.

Each month's webinar focuses on 1 grant.  The December webinar topic is TBD.


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

more crops

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.
view details

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.

view details

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.
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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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