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January 2023

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting 2023

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 5, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm; arrive early to sign up for DEC credits
Finger Lakes Produce Auction
Penn Yan, NY

This course will present information on insect and disease management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. Grafting, biological, and where appropriate, conventional spray options will be discussed. A portion of the meeting will include irrigation and soil nutrient management applicable to all farmers. One general session will include updates from the Food Safety Modernization Act. 

High Tunnel Winter Greens Workshop

January 9, 2023
9am - 12pm
Zoom Webinar

Winter greens production has greatly expanded in the Northeast with increased construction of high tunnels on farms and demand for year-round local food from consumers. In this workshop, we will address common pest and disease problems that arise with winter growing, how to reduce food safety risk in your leafy greens, and tips for marketing and packaging greens to increase sales in the winter months.

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class

January 11, 2023
9am - 4pm
Orleans CCE
Albion, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and the Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course at 5 locations in NYS in January and February for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in Western NY

January 11, 2023
9:00-4:00
CCE Orleans County
Albion, NY

The Lake Ontario Fruit Team and Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CCE ORLEANS COUNTY OFFICE 

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in the Capital District

January 17, 2023
9:00-4:00
CCE Saratoga County
Ballston Spa, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CCE SARATOGA COUNTY OFFICE 

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023 : Session 2: Produce, Berries, and Flowers
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Centerville Town Meeting Space
Centerville, NY

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

Specialists from CCE Harvest NY, Cornell Vegetable Program, Pesticide Safety, and NYS IPM will provide educational presentations and be available to answer your questions. Plus, a local grower will share his experience in flowers and vegetable crops.

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023 : Session 1: Field Crops & Livestock
9:45 am - 12:05 pm
Centerville Town Meeting Space
Centerville, NY

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

CCE Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Specialists, NRCS, and a local Cornell Cooperative Extension educator will present information on cattle grazing, soil health, IPM for fly control in cattle, weed and insect management in pasture and field crops, and on-farm biosecurity.

2023 Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023
9:00 am registration and DEC sign-up; 9:30 am - 2:45 pm meeting
Ontario Produce Auction
Stanley, NY

This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in field grown vegetables and greenhouse flowers. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management, biological controls and appropriate spray options. 

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class

January 20, 2023
9am - 4pm
CCE Wayne County - Note New Date!
Newark, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and the Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course at 5 locations in NYS in January and February for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.

NEW DATE! - How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in Western NY

January 20, 2023
9:00-4:00
CCE Wayne County
Newark, NY

The Lake Ontario Fruit Team and Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CCE WAYNE COUNTY OFFICE 

February 2023

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training & Food Safety Plan-Writing Workshop

February 2 - February 3, 2023
8:45AM-~4:30PM on February 2, 8:45AM-~2PM on February 3
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County
Newark, NY

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training & Food Safety Plan-Writing Workshop

Goals of this workshop:

  • Understand how GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices) impact produce safety, and how you can improve practices on your farm to reduce the risk of microbial contamination
  • Learn the difference between a FSMA Inspection and a GAPs audit, and learn what is needed to have a USDA GAP/GHP audit and the 2 types (Basic & Harmonized)
  • Begin writing a farm food safety plan that complies with a USDA GAP/GHP Audit
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This workshop is targeted at Mott's growers who need to have a successful GAP audit for the 2023 harvest. However, all farms and organizations are invited to attend.  

We will have several breaks, including a lunch break, scattered throughout the day, but feel free to step away whenever you need to. Lunch and snacks provided. Note: All times are approximate. Time spent on each topic varies depending on audience and questions/discussion. There will be time for questions at the end of each section and a final opportunity for questions when we close for the day.  

Instructors Confirmed: Craig Kahlke (CCE-LOF), Robert Hadad (CCE-CVP), Caroline Boutard-Hunt (CCE-Yates), Judy Wright (CCE-Seneca), and Representatives from NYS Dept. of Ag & Mkts.

SAVE THE DATES

December 13 - December 15, 2022February 2 - February 8, 2023February 21 - February 23, 2023

Save the Dates for the following Winter Meetings:

  • NOFA NY Virtual Winter Conference, February 2-5, 2023
  • Empire State Expo, Oncenter Syracuse, February 6-7 2023
  • Becker Forum, Oncenter Syracuse, February 8, 2023
  • Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program Regional Winter Meeting, The Desmond Hotel, Albany, February 21-23, 2023 

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class

February 7, 2023
9am - 4pm
Cornell Hudson Valley Lab
Highland, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and the Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course at 5 locations in NYS in January and February for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in the Hudson Valley

February 7, 2023
9:00-4:00
Cornell Hudson Valley Lab
Highland, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and the Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CORNELL HUDSON VALLEY LAB 

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in Northern NY

February 9, 2023
9:00-4:00
CCE Clinton County
Plattsburgh, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and the Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CCE CLINTON COUNTY OFFICE

Chautauqua Winter Vegetable Meeting - MODIFIED

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 10, 2023
8:15 am - 2:45 pm
NEW LOCATION: Andy Raber's Blacksmith Shop
Conewango Valley, NY

Chautauqua Winter Vegetable Meeting - MODIFIED

Meeting will feature growers from Ohio sharing their production know-how and thoughts on food safety. Other topics include weed control, pesticide safety, and the impact of poor crop nutrition. The morning portion of the event will offer 0.75 DEC credits in categories 1a and 23, plus 0.5 in CORE (good for all categories). Trade show booths available.

Orleans Regional Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 15, 2023
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
CCE Orleans County
Albion, NY

Orleans Regional Vegetable Meeting

Offering presentations in pesticide safety, tips for managing diseases in vegetable crops, how to attract beneficial insects to your field, herbicide options for cole crops, and strawberry disease information. Meeting cost is $10 per person, payable at the door via cash or check. Pre-registration requested by 5:00 pm on Monday, February 13.

DEC credits available: 2.25 in 1a and 10; 2.0 in 23; 1.5 in 22; and 0.5 in CORE (used in all categories)!!

Apple Leafcurling Midge IPM - Webinar

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 16, 2023
1:30pm - 2:35pm

In recent years, the apple leafcurling midge (ALCM) has become an increasingly problematic pest in many orchards across the northeast.

Apple Leafcurling Midge IPM Webinar

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 16, 2023
1:30pm to 2:35pm
Zoom Webinar

In recent years, the apple leafcurling midge (ALCM) has become an increasingly problematic pest in many orchards across the northeast. Due to its small size and tendency to damage the newest terminal growth, growers often don't notice there is a problem until it is too late to manage effectively. In this webinar, Kristy Grigg-McGuffin (Horticulture IPM Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agricultural, Food, and Rural Affairs) will discuss Ontario's experience with ALCM, including its biology, monitoring, biological control, and chemical management.

DEC Credits Available: 1 credit in categories A1, 10, 22

Register here:

https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvf-CuqDMjHt0rRzLXGR7LiMVeh-K6dyrO

LOF's Business Management Specialist Position Evaluations

February 17, 2023
Please arrive 5 minutes early 10:15pm - 11am & 1pm - 1:45pm
Irondequoit Public Library
Rochester, NY

Please join us in this very important process of participating in the evaluation of our 2 finalists for our Business Management Specialist position. 

2023 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 22 - February 23, 2023
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY

Join us for two days filled with informative sessions on Tree Fruit, Vegetables, Small Fruit, Grapes, and more!

Western NY Fruit Conference - "State of the Industry"

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 27 - February 28, 2023
Monday 12 PM-5PM, with optional banquet dinner. Tuesday 8AM-5PM
RIT Inn & Conference Center
Henrietta, NY

Apologies, but we are at capacity for the program on Tuesday, Feb 28. There are only Monday (half day) registrations available. If you want to register one or more from your organization for the half day program on Monday, Feb 27, please contact Natalie Mrzywka at 585-798-4265, ext. 122 or nlm53@cornell.edu ASAP.

March 2023

Fire Blight Informational Series - Michigan Fire Blight Meeting

March 1, 2023 : Michigan Fire Blight Meeting
9am - 2pm
Virtual Or Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center
Traverse City, MI

The team leading the national fire blight SCRI grant "Comprehensive Fire Blight Management for the United States" is hosting a March meeting (in person or virtual) as well as a webinar series. This multi-state series will address new research on best management practices for fire blight control. You are encouraged to attend these events which will provide cutting edge research recommendations into how to manage fire blight. Each session eligible for some DEC credits (see below for quantities, and bottom of article for direction on how to receive credit).

How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

March 2, 2023
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Online via Zoom

Thinking about becoming a certified pesticide applicator in New York?  Join DEC representative Brian Primeau for a discussion on who needs a pesticide license, license types, examination procedures, and recertification. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions during the program.  

2023 Statewide Virtual Apple Conference

March 3, 2023
9:30am - 2:15pm
Virtual

CCE-LOF are excited to bring you another winter tree fruit conference in concert with our counterparts in Eastern NY, CCE-ENYCHP.

Pesticide Certification Exam Prep Course

March 14 - March 15, 2023
8:30am to 12:00pm
Online via Zoom

Are you planning to become a certified pesticide applicator in 2023? Join ENYCHP specialists for an in-depth review of topics covered on the NYS DEC pesticide applicator certification exam. This two-day virtual course includes explanation of key concepts on the core exam, test-taking tips for the core and category exam, practice questions, and Q&A with instructors. Course materials, including program recordings, practice exams, and DEC materials will be available to registrants after the program. This training is geared toward certification categories 1A (agricultural plant), 21 (field and forage), 22 (fruit), and 23 (vegetable). 

Listening Sessions - Spring 2023 Apple Grower Meeting

March 14, 2023
10am-12pm
Irondequoit Public Library (Room #115)
Rochester, NY

POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER - LIKELY RESCHEDULED IN LATE JUNE. STAY TUNED.

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2023 : Afternoon Session: Beets and Carrots
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
Batavia, NY

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

Processing vegetable industry members who grow, manage, or support beet or carrot production for Nortera, Seneca Foods and/or Love Beets, should attend this session of the roundtable meeting. You will:

  • Network at this in-person meeting.
  • Learn the results of industry-funded research.
  • Have a voice in Cornell research and extension.
  • Earn 2.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, 23, and 2.0 CCA recertification credits.

Lunch is provided before this session. It's FREE! Pre-registration requested. 

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

March 15, 2023 : Lunch Break and Networking
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch is FREE to anyone attending either the Morning Session or the Afternoon Session of the NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting. Registration is required.

Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series

March 15, 2023 : Using biopesticides to help control fire blight
7 - 8pm (EST)
Webinar

The team leading the national fire blight SCRI grant "Comprehensive Fire Blight Management for the United States" is hosting a webinar series. This multi-state series will address new research on best management practices for fire blight control. 

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2023 : Morning Session: All Processing Crops
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
First United Methodist Church
Batavia, NY

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

Vegetable industry members who grow, manage, or support processing crop production for Nortera, Seneca Foods, and/or Love Beets are encouraged to attend this session of the roundtable meeting. You will:

  • Network at this in-person meeting.
  • Learn the results of industry-funded research.
  • Have a voice in Cornell research and extension.
  • Earn 2.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, 23, and 3.0 CCA recertification credits

This FREE event is followed by lunch! Pre-registration requested.

Virtual Stone Fruit Webinar

March 16, 2023
1pm - 2:30pm
virtual via Zoom

CCE LOFP and CCE ENYCHP are cohosting a virtual stone fruit webinar on March 16th.  There is a free event.

Winter Stone Fruit Updates Webinar

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2023
1:00pm-2:30pm
Zoom

CCE LOFP and CCE ENYCHP are cohosting a virtual stone fruit webinar on March 16th.  We will first hear from Dr. Brett Blaauw from the University of Georgia/Clemson University on the use of mating disruption for peach tree borers.  We will then hear from Dr. Terence Robinson as he gives his recommendations from growing sweet cherries on dwarfing rootstocks under rain covers in New York. 

This program is eligible for .75 DEC credits in categories 1A, 10, and 22.  


2023 Wayne County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training

March 17, 2023 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1
8am Sign-In; 8:30am-12:30pm
Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Ext.
Newark, NY

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.

2023 Wayne County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training

March 21, 2023 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2
8am Sign-In; 8:30am-12:30pm
Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Ext.
Newark, NY

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.

Strep Resistant Erwinia amylovora in New York State Webinar

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 21, 2023
1 - 2:30pm
virtual via Zoom

Strep resistant E. amylovora (SmR Ea) has been found in many parts of New York state in 2022. How worried should growers be who have resistance in their orchards, or in an orchard nearby?

2023 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Cutting Event

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 22, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Meeting); 1:00 pm (Cutting)
Cornell AgriTech, Jordan Hall Second Floor Auditorium
Geneva, NY

2023 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Cutting Event

The NYS Dry Bean Meeting is back in person this year, and will be paired with the annual Dry Bean Cutting Event! The morning meeting will include presentations on the latest dry bean research in New York, with topics including market updates, white mold management, western bean cutworm and soybean cyst nematode management, dry bean variety testing, and incorporating NY dry beans into schools. 2.0 DEC credits will be available.

The Dry Bean Cutting will follow the meeting and showcase the canned dry beans from the 2022 Dry Bean Variety Trial. 

Oswego Co. Muck Onion Growers' Pre-Season Roundtable Meeting Featuring Nematodes

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 22, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Duskees Sports Bar & Grill (upstairs)
Phoenix, NY

Oswego Co. Muck Onion Growers' Pre-Season Roundtable Meeting Featuring Nematodes

Muck onion growers are encouraged to join us for this open discussion about pathogenic nematodes. Share your experiences and help design research trials and experiments for 2023 to better understand and manage this pest. 2.0 DEC recertification credits will be available in categories 1a, 10, and 23.

Pre-Season Elba Muck Onion Grower Roundtable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 23, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Big O Farms
Elba, NY

Pre-Season Elba Muck Onion Grower Roundtable Meeting

Attention Elba muck onion growers! Share your experiences as we provide our updates on the perennial sowthistle research, onion thrips, and Iris yellow spot virus trials. Your input will help us develop research plans for the 2023 field season! 2.0 DEC recertification credits will be available in categories 1a, 10, and 23.

2023 Wayne County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Exam

March 24, 2023
8:30am Sign-In begins; 9am Exam starts
Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Newark, NY

A Certification Exam will be administered on March 24 at 9am by the DEC to Qualified Applicants. The fee for the exam is $100: bring a check payable to NYSDEC the day of the exam.  You must register with DEC to take the exam. To register for the exam or if you have questions regarding the Certification Process, please contact Justin Schoff at the Bath DEC office (607) 776-2165.

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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

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. 

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 

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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