Farmer Discussion Group Meetings: Estimating Machinery Costs for Better Decision-Making & Insect Basics

Cornell Cooperative Extension-Albany and the Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program are pleased to announce an upcoming series of Farmer Discussion Meetings, to be held in Albany, Rensselaer, Greene, Columbia and Washington Counties on various dates.

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We will get together over lunch (provided free). Then Aaron Gabriel will discuss basic insect biology and identification; including practice in using a hand lens to look at insects and how to send pictures using a phone. Afterward, Sandy Buxton will lead a discussion about how to estimate farm machinery costs to make better decisions about repairing/renting/purchasing machinery. Pesticide credit requested.

All Discussion Groups meet from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Lunch is free of charge. Please RSVP or direct any questions to Aaron Gabriel (518-380-1496, or Sandy Buxton (518-380-1498,


December 12th @ Knox Town Hall

2192 Berne-Altamont Rd., Knox

(Albany County)


December 13th @ Proudfit Hall

181 South Main St. Salem, NY

(Washington County)


December 19th @ Brunswick Family Community Center

19 Keyes Ln, Troy, NY

(Rensselaer County)


December 20th @ CCE – Columbia/Greene Office

479 Rte 66, Hudson, NY

(Columbia County)


December 21st @ Agroforestry Resource Center

6055 NY Rte 23, Acra, NY

(Greene County)

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