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January 2024

2024 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

January 4, 2024

2024 Agricultural Marketing Webinar Series

January 8 - March 25, 2024


A series of lunchtime webinars on marketing agricultural products.  Covers planning, market evaluation, working with wholesale buyers, and more!  


2024 Agritourism Webinar Series

January 9 - April 9, 2024


Join CCE Extension educators for a series of lunchtime webinars on agritourism topics! This series is free and meets on the second Tuesday of every month from Noon - 1PM.  You can register for one or more of the webinars.  The schedule is:

  • 1/9 - Agritourism for Maple Syrup Operations
  • 2/13 - Grants for Agritourism Operations
  • 3/12 - Staffing Your Agritourism Operation
  • 4/9 - Working with Your Local Tourism Office
  • 5/14 - Overview of Agritourism Business Plan in AgPlan
  • 6/11 - How To's: Livestock Operations (not a petting zoo)
  • 7/9 - Urban Agritourism
  • 8/13 - TBD
  • 9/10 - Handling Difficult Customers
  • 10/8 - Creating Value-Added Items/Experiences
  • 11/12 - Implementing Outdoor Recreation on the Farm
  • 12/10 - Agritourism Accessibility

Webinar Series made possible from USDA NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program


2024 Agricultural Social Media Webinar Series

January 11 - February 1, 2024


Learn how to use social media effectively in your farm business.  All webinars will be recorded and links shared. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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

January 16, 2024

2024 Ontario Produce Auction Growers Meeting

January 17, 2024

Ag Supervisory Leadership ASL 106: Ethics and Employment Regulations

January 19, 2024

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

January 19, 2024

2024 Becker Forum

January 22, 2024

Chautauqua Produce Auction Winter Meeting 2024

January 31, 2024



February 2024

How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

February 1, 2024

Farm Asset Protection Strategies (Schoharie County)

February 7, 2024

Genesee Valley Winter Grower Meetings 2024

February 7, 2024

2024 Western NY Fruit Conference - Meeting the Challenges Ahead

February 8 - February 9, 2024

Grape Pruning Workshop

February 8 - March 13, 2024


Are you a grape grower looking to learn how to properly prune your vines? If so, you may be interested in joining ENYCHP's viticulture specialist, Jeremy Schuster, for a series of four-hour workshops focused on grape vine pruning. Each workshop is limited to 12 people, and pre-registration is required. The workshop fee is $40 or $120 with a Felco pruner that you keep. The deadline for ordering a Felco pruner is 2 WEEKS before the workshop date. The registration will remain open until the Monday before the workshop date, but do not select the Felco pruner option if you are less than 2 weeks away from the workshop date, and please bring your own instead. During the workshops, you will learn a variety of pruning techniques and gain valuable knowledge about how to maintain vine balance in commercial vineyards throughout the Hudson Valley. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your grape growing skills!


Orleans Regional Winter Vegetable Meeting 2024

February 8, 2024

Farm Asset Protection Strategies (Orange County)

February 9, 2024

2024 New York Potato School

February 13 - February 14, 2024

Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam Prep Course

February 13 - February 15, 2024

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

February 15, 2024

2024 Winter Fruit Webinars

February 16 - March 19, 2024


These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.

If you missed a webinar or just want to review one you've all ready seen the recordings can be found at 

2024 Winter Fruit Webinars playlist on the NYS IPM Program YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoNb8lODb49twiamtP7wQW6YpA4TOIjhf


Implementing Mating Disruption in NY Orchards

February 16, 2024


A series of Winter Fruit Webinars by Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS IPM and Cornell University.


Aspiring/Beginning Farmers Meeting: Cultivating Your Dreams in Agriculture

February 17, 2024

Fusarium Diseases of Garlic: Research Updates and Virtual Listening Session

February 20, 2024


Fusarium diseases of garlic are ubiquitous, stubborn, and sometimes surprising or devastating. 

Please 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. Duplicate programs, different times. Register to receive the Zoom link to the session of your choice.


Fusarium Diseases of Garlic: Research Updates and Virtual Listening Session

February 20, 2024

2024 Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference

February 21 - February 22, 2024

Hot Topics in Food Safety for Fruit

February 23, 2024

Soil Health for NY Orchards

February 26, 2024

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

February 29 - March 7, 2024


The purpose of this on-line course is to help you learn to make informed investment decisions for your farm.  The focus is on investment decisions that have long-term implications for your business.  The course uses an apple farm, Smith Orchard, as an example, but the skills taught in this class are appropriate for any farm business.  In this course you will learn to:

  1. Identify possible investment opportunities for your farm.
  2. Use your financial statements, farm financial information, and other data to evaluate your farm's performance and to help prioritize investment options.
  3. Develop an enterprise budget and use your enterprise budgets and partial budget analysis to evaluate the risk and profitability of potential investments.
  4. Use cost-benefit analysis tools that consider the time value of money to help you choose among investment options.

The course is held over 2 weeks and the primary mode of instruction will be online using Moodle.  You will have access to instructional videos, written instructions, sample financial information and practice scenarios and on-line forums for discussion.  This work can be done at a time and location that is convenient to you.  Each week will end with a 1.5 hour Zoom session on Thursday from 3:00-4:30, where we will go over key concepts and answer any questions you may have.  The Zoom sessions will be recorded if you are unable to attend.




March 2024

The Basics of Cider Apple Pruning

March 1, 2024

Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium Winter Webinar Series

March 6 - March 20, 2024


Sessions will be held (see specific dates below) from noon to 1:30. Pesticide credit(s) will be available for indicated sessions. Pre-registration is required. Please be advised, those seeking pesticide recertification credits must log in to the session individually so that we can show proof off attendance to the certifying agencies. When logging in, be sure your screen name matches the name on your license. 


Weed Management for Berries in NY

March 6, 2024

LOF Advisory Committee Meeting

March 8, 2024

Insect and Disease Pest Management for Berries

March 11, 2024

2024 Orleans County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training

March 14 - March 18, 2024


Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard and Janet van Zoeren will offer "Pre-Exam Coaching" in March to help sprayer operators prepare for the exam in Orleans County on March 21st. 

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

No DEC recertification credits.

All participants will need to have the most recent Core Manual (3rd Edition) and Category Manuals. Manuals are available for purchase at https://www.cornellstore.com/b... 

Please Register by March 1.

Cost of 2 day workshop: $50, additional costs for manuals and Exam (register with DEC)

Exam to be held on March 21st at 9am at Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension, $100 check payable to NYDEC to Exam, and you must register with DEC for the exam. Additional Exam details at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/ev...

To register for this class complete the pdf registration form below, include payment and return via instructions included on form.  Please be sure to indicate the number of people attending the English Only or Both English & Spanish Sessions (more details below) on the registration form.

Questions: Contact Natalie Ricci at 585-798-4265 ext 122 or by email at nlm53@cornell.edu

Voy a ofrecer un "grupo de estudio guiado" durante las tardes de los dias 14 y 18 Marzo, para acompañar el curso en Ingles (vea el folleto adjunto), para ayudar a cualquier persona que más o menos entienda Ingles pero todavia tiene dificultades para comprender el vocabulario complejo y las estructuras de frases necesarias para entender las preguntas del examen en Ingles.

Las sesiones de estudio en las tardes son gratis, pero requiero que tambien asista a las sesiones de la mañana en Ingles ($ 50 por ambos días, vea el folleto en ingles para registrarse). Tambien es necesario que se registre para las sesiones de estudio guiado conmigo - envíeme un email (jev67@cornell.edu)

Ambos trainings se van a realizar en la oficina de CCE en Orleans county (12690 NY31, Albion NY).

Las sesiones de la tarde son gratuitas, pero si es necesario que se registre.

¡Escribáme si tiene alguna pregunta, y por favor envíe este mensaje a cualquier otra persona que tenga interes!

I will be offering a "guided study group" in the afternoons on March 14 and 18th, to go along with the course in English (see attached flyer), to help anyone who understands basic English but struggles to understand the complex vocabulary and sentence structures necessary to pass the exam questions.

The afternoon study sessions will be free, but I require you to also attend morning sessions in English ($50 for both days, see flyer to register for English training). You will need to register for the afternoon study group by emailing me (jev67@cornell.edu).

Both the morning English and afternoon Spanish sessions will be at the Orleans CCE office (12690 NY31, Albion NY).


My Efficient Vineyard Demonstration - Capital District

March 14, 2024

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

March 18, 2024

Stone Fruit: Rootstocks and Disease Management

March 19, 2024

Oswego Muck Onion Growers Pre-Season Meeting: Stop the Rot, Nematodes and SLB Fungicide Resistance

March 20, 2024

2024 Orleans County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Exam

March 21, 2024

My Efficient Vineyard Demonstration - Hudson Valley

March 21, 2024

2024 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Cutting Event

March 22, 2024

Collaborative and Alternative Marketing for Farmers - Learning from Those Who are Doing It

March 25, 2024

Interested in taking the NYSDEC Pesticide Applicator's exam?

March 27 - March 29, 2024


Interested in taking the NYSDEC Pesticide Applicator's exam?

 We will be joined by a NYSDEC representative who will go over the process of applying for and taking the exam, and will stay for a Q+A session to answer all of your questions about how to obtain and maintain your license. Afterward, CCE educators will cover the basic material of the Core exam, practice exam questions, test-taking tips, and provide take-home study materials.


My Efficient Vineyard Demonstration - Champlain Valley

March 28, 2024

Outfield Demo at Cornell AgriTech

March 28, 2024



April 2024

2024 Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

April 3 - April 4, 2024


The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orleans County are pleased to provide respirator fit testing clinics for agricultural businesses in your region on April 3rd & 4th.  Schedule today, spaces are limited!


Urban and Small-Scale Growers Meeting

April 5, 2024

2024 DEC Special Permit Handler Training - Wayne County

April 9, 2024

2024 DEC Special Permit Handler Training -- Wayne County

April 9, 2024

2024 DEC Special Permit Handler Training - Orleans County

April 10, 2024

2024 DEC Special Permit Handler Training -- Orleans County

April 10, 2024

2024 Respirator Fit Testing in Wayne County

April 11, 2024

Cornell Statewide Frost Protection Webinar

April 12, 2024

Cornell Statewide Frost Protection Webinar

April 12, 2024

Virtual IPM Scout Training

April 15, 2024

Virtual Orchard IPM Scout Training

April 15, 2024

2024 DEC Special Permit Handler Training - Monroe County

April 17, 2024

2024 Statewide Virtual Pink Meeting

April 22, 2024

2024 Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings

April 25 - July 25, 2024


Join specialists Janet Van Zoeren, Anya Osatuke, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology and pest management, at a new location each month.

Please note event start time has changed for the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Twilight Meetings.

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Pizza and soda provided by Valent.

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Wine Sensory Evaluation Workshop

April 26, 2024



May 2024

2024 WNY and Capital Region Virtual Petal Fall Thinning Meeting

May 13, 2024

Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 15, 2024

Southern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 15, 2024

What is my vine trying to tell me?

May 15, 2024

Champlain Valley Virtual Petal Fall Meeting

May 20, 2024

How man's best friend can help find Spotted Lanternfly

May 21, 2024

Capital Region Fruit Set Thinning Meeting

May 22, 2024

Western NY 8-12 mm Thinning Meeting

May 22, 2024

What is my vine trying to tell me?

May 22, 2024

Asparagus Variety Trial Open House

May 23, 2024

Champlain Valley Fruit Set Thinning Meeting

May 28, 2024

Bilingual Orchard IPM Training for Farm Employees

May 29, 2024



June 2024

June Produce Field Meeting

June 5, 2024

Indoor Mushroom Cultivation, Post-Harvest Handling, and Food Safety

June 6, 2024

Western NY Hard Cider Tour

June 14, 2024

Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop

June 20, 2024

Champlain Valley Orchard Weed Management Field Trial Review

June 21, 2024

NYS Honeyberry Conference

June 29, 2024



July 2024

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August 2024

2nd Annual WNY Fruit Grower Tour

August 13, 2024



September 2024

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October 2024

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November 2024

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December 2024

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Upcoming Events

Champlain Valley Fruit Set Thinning Meeting

May 28, 2024 : Champlain Valley Fruit Set Thinning Meeting

Mike will review his observations from the field, and we will then hear from Dr. Robinson about his thinning suggestions for the 10-12mm thinning window. We will then hear from Dr. Anna Wallis, Dr. Andres Antolinez, and Dr. Scott Cosseboom for pest management updates.  

To join, simply click on the zoom link at 3PM on Tuesday: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93411218328?pwd=RUpFNlY3Nm5nS0tkUjdDWEU0cklCdz09

View Champlain Valley Fruit Set Thinning Meeting Details

June Produce Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 5, 2024 : June Produce Field Meeting
Fort Plain, NY

Come join us for a discussion on greenhouse production, IPM techniques in the greenhouse, and a discussion of IPM strategies for tomatoes, cole crops and cucurbits. 

Meeting is free and open to the public.

2 DEC credits in categories 1A and 23 are available. 

View June Produce Field Meeting Details

Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 20, 2024 : Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop
Tivoli, NY

Join us on the morning of June 20th as we hear from Cornell University weed management specialists Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie and Dr. Yu Jiang, who will discuss their recent research on autonomous orchard weeding systems.  

We will also hear from Mike Basedow of CCE ENYCH and learn about the ongoing results of herbicide research trials he is conducting.  Bryan Brown of NYS IPM will discuss pre-plant preparations and mulches that could be useful for controlling weeds without herbicides.   

Identifying the differences between weed species and key differences between annuals and perennials that factor into management will also be covered.     

This workshop is FREE to attend, but we ask that you please register ahead 

View Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop Details

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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