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October 16, 2012. Taking Stock: Evaluating Your Resources and Choosing an Enterprise WebinarSeries. This five-week an online course series for new and aspiring farmers seeking guidance in the development of a farm enterprise begins on Oct. 16. For more information and to register, visit http://hort.cals.cornell.edu/news-events/beginning_farmer_payment.cfm, www.nybeginningfarmers.org/, or contact email@example.com.
October 16, 2012- October 17, 2012. Growing Health 2012, Cultivating Common Ground: Farms, Food & Health. Riverwalk Hotel in downtown Binghamton, NY. Participants will focus on four critical issues which impact the effectiveness of accessing NYS food products to maximize nutrition and health. Register online atgrowinghealth.rhnscny.org or call 888-603-5973. Space is limited.
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 Winter Forage Field Days at 1:00 pm, A. Ooms & Sons, 215 Rte 28A, Valatie, Columbia Co. Look for the CCE sign at an oat field west of the farm on Rte 28A. Call Aaron, 518-380-1496, for questions and to RSVP so that I can print the correct number of materials. Learn and see how to grow fall sown oats and winter grains for forage. Which fields are most suited for winter forage? Is it worth planting shorter season corn? Discuss a remarkable 2012 growing season with neighbors.
Oct. 16-18, 2012 74th Annual Cornell Nutrition Conference at Doubletree Hotel Syracuse, East Syracuse, New York. Registration Fee: $150.00 Late Registration: $175.00 (Postmarked after October 1, 2012) For more information contact: Heather (Howland) Darrow, Conference Coordinator, 272 Morrison Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853. Phone: (607) 255-4478, or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 17, 2012 Schenectady County Farm Bureau Annual Meetingat Turf Tavern in Scotia, NY. Call Jaclyn @ 518-390-6152 for more info.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Pass it On: Estate Planning to Preserve Family Wealth
Presented by: Thomas Donahue, Donahue Financial Management Group & Marion Hancock Fish, Partner; Hancock Estabrook LLP presented by NY Family Business Center. Time: 8:00 a.m. Registration; 8:15 – 9:30 a.m. Program. Location: 445 Electronics Parkway, Suite 206, Liverpool, NY 13088. Registration Fee: NYFBC members Prepaid; Non Members $25.00. Registrations: Contact NYFBC at 315-579-2871 or email@example.com
October 19, 2012 Washington County Farm Bureau Annual Meetingat B & B on the Green in Hudson Falls, NY. Call Bill @ 518-935-8569 for more info.
Saturday, October 20th, Farming 101 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, 50 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Cost is $30 for the day which includes a delicious lunch and educational handouts. Please RSVP by Oct. 17th to Kirk Shoen, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County at 518-272-4210 ext. 113 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties will provide information on a wide range of topics targeted at small farms that raise beef, poultry, sheep and goats. The topics will include: farm business management, tax exemptions and laws, business development, proper animal selection, animal care, as well as proper pasture and field management. There will be agriculture educators on hand to answer all of your questions.
October 20, 2012- October 21, 2012. Farm Hack Ithaca. Ithaca, NY. Topics covered will include grain production and small-scale processing, on-farm innovations from Ithaca area farmers. There will also be a demo build of Scrap Laundry Greens Spinner and CoolBot Cooler. For more information, or to register, visit http://www.youngfarmers.org/practical/farm-hack/events/ithaca/.
Tuesday,October 23,2012 TaxPlanningSeminars by Farm Credit East from 7:00–9:00PM. Location: LitchfieldFSAOffice, 1185NewLitchfieldSt, Torrington,CT06790. Pleasecall1-800-362-4404,byWednesday, October17,2012,toreserveyourseat. Youdonotwant tomissoutonthis information! Withthetaxlaws settosunsetasofDecember31,2012,properTAX PLANNINGshouldbeaPRIORITYwitheachandeverybusinessand tax payerthisyear.
October 24, 2012 Fall Field Meetinghosted by Swartz Dairy & Produce and Capital District Vegetable & Small Fruit Program from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Swartz Dairy & Produce, 1532 Eleanor Drive, Castleton NY (off Exit 12 of Route 90). The meeting will focus on variety trials featuring over 30 varieties of pumpkins & decorative squash.
October 24, 2012 The 2012 New York State Nursery Landscape Leadership Forum
ILR at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. This year’s event offers you a wonderful opportunity to experience the Cornell University campus and learn best practices for growing a successful business. The program will be geared to owners and staff. Don’t miss this opportunity to build relationships with other green industry professionals from across the state.
Sessions will include:
Growing a Successful Landscape Business -Landscape Management Network, George Urvari, President and CEO of Oriole Landscape.
Eco-business Strategies for Nurseries and Landscapes in Response to the New NYS
Environmental Regulatory Laws – Dr. Jenny Kao-Kniffin, Assistant Professor of Urban Weed Ecology, Cornell University
Tree Root System Development from Container to Field – Dr. Taryn Bauerle, Assistant Professor of Root Biology, Cornell University.
Review and Preview of Landscape Diseases – Dr.George Hudler, Professor of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University
October 25, 2012 Apple Jelly and Pie Filling – Food Preservation Workshopsat CCE-Westport, NY. Registration is $10/person, class size is limited. Call 518-962-4810 ext. 401
October 26-27, 2012. Value Added Institute: Food Processing Workshops. Canajoharie, NY. NY Small Scale Food Processors Association, in conjunction with Montgomery County Agriculture Development, is offering a variety of workshops focused on increasing the value of produce and meat products. For more information, contact Toni Christman at email@example.com.
October 27, 2012 Cheese Making 101 – for Beginners & Novices
Location:Brovetto’s Dairy Farm/Harpersfield Cheese 1677 County Highway 29, Jefferson, NY 12093 Class limited to fifteen (15) persons – $100/person. Discount for Guild Members (scholarships available). Lunch is included. For registration contact Linda Smith at 607.829.8852 or email the Guild at firstname.lastname@example.org Participants learn how to make three (3) to four (4) styles of cheese with expert Cheese Makers during this full-day session. Feel free to bring your own farmstead milk.
October 27th and 28th, 2012 Game of Logging: Professional level chainsaw safety trainingfor farmers and landowners being sponsored by Washington County SWCD and Ag Stewardship Association and funded in part with a Farm Credit East Ag Enhancement grant. Class will meet from 8 am to 4 pm at 190 North Road in Greenwich, NY. Lunch will be provided as well as hot and cold beverages. The sizes of the classes are restricted to ten people per instructor so we will have the capacity for 20 trainees per day. So, if you plan on attending this valuable training, register early at agstewardship.org to reserve your place. For those without computer access you may call the District at 518-692-9940 ext 123 or ASA at 518-692-7285.
October 30, 2012 New York Feed Dealers Seminar at 10:00 A.M. in the 4-H Training Center, 556 Middle Line Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.Cost: $15/per person (includes lunch) RSVP by October 26 to 518-885-8995 or email WLM8@cornell.edu. Speakers: Dr. L.E. Chase, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University and Dr. T.R. Overton, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University.Topics: Feeding Considerations for 2012 -2013; NRCS Pilot Feed Management Project – What Did We Learn?; Nutritional Implications for Post-calving Uterine Health and Reproduction; Key Opportunities for the New York Dairy Industry
Oct. 31, 2012 Vat Pasteurizer Workshop, CCE with NYS Ag & Mkts, in Stocking Hall, Ithaca, NY. Contact Rob Ralya 607-255-7643 or Janene Lucia 607-255-2892 for more info.
Thursday,November 1,2012 TaxPlanningSeminars by Farm Credit Eastfrom 7:00–9:00PM. Location: FarmCreditEast,ACA, 190StateRoute9H, Hudson,NY12534. Pleasecall1-800-362-4404,byWednesday, October17,2012,toreserveyourseat. Youdonotwant tomissoutonthis information! Withthetaxlaws settosunsetasofDecember31,2012,properTAX PLANNINGshouldbeaPRIORITYwitheachandeverybusinessand tax payerthisyear.
November 7-8, 2012 Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo at DCU Center, Worcester, MA. Join other growers and retailers for the largest nationally recognized floriculture industry show in New England! This biennial event is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc.,—a group of grower representatives from the Northeast, augmented by University and Cooperative Extension staff in each state who specialize in greenhouse crops and management. For conference registration or hotel reservation information visit: www.nysta.org or contact the NYSTA office at 518-783-1229; email@example.com.
November 8, 2012 Basic Farm Business Management Planning 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at CCE-Albany Cty. 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY. Helping your farm business achieve success. Registration is $25. For more info contact Gale at 518-765-3500 or Sandy Buxton 518-380-1498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 12-14, 2012 Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Conferenceat Holiday Inn, Grantville, PA. Registration fee required. For more information contact Coleen Jones at 540-997-5809 or email@example.com . A pre-conference symposium will discuss how to identify bottlenecks to performance. Regular meeting will delve into trace mineral supplementation’s impact on management parameters, along with hot topics in the world of silage and transition cow performance.
Nov. 15, 2012 4th Annual Cover Crop Tour and Workshop, at the USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center. For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 607-562-8404. There will be a morning field tour. Let us know if you have special needs. Please bring $10.00 to cover the cost of lunch. 4.00 CCA credits available Registration will start at 9:15am, and the field tour begins at 9:45am.
There may be a (to be confirmed) demonstration of an innovative, no-till inter-row cover crop seeder from Penn. State. Supported by an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant. As in the year’s past, we will have a morning tour at the Plant Materials Center, 3266 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY, and then travel to the Big Flats Community Center, immediately after.
REGISTRATION LINK: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=7ex5qzeab&oeidk=a07e6elpb3817b400b3
Hosted by the USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Program in cooperation with the Upper Susquehanna Coalition, Empire State Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society and Cornell Cooperative Extension.
November 15th 2012 Harvesting Opportunities: Growing Local Food Economies & Protecting Farmland. Hotel Albany, Albany, NY. For more details go to: www.farmland.org/newyork. Or call 518-581-0078. A Conference to Inspire and Educate New Yorkers to Support Agriculture, Strengthen Local Farm and Food Economies and Get Involved in Protecting Farmland. Keynote Speaker: Verlyn Klinkenborg, author The Rural Life and Making Hay. This conference will bring together farmers, public officials, land trusts and local food and public health leaders to take a serious look at the potential to grow New York’s economy by strengthening connections between farmers and local consumers and protecting our state’s irreplaceable farmland.
November 19, 2012 Webinar – Diagnosing Problems in Nutrition Programs through Records. Presented by Greg Bethard, North Carolina State University. Webinar will commence at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Register at http://bit.ly/Hoards-Xwebs.
December 4, 2012 Basic Farm Business Management Planning6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at CCE-Columbia Cty. 479 Route 66, Hudson, NY. Helping your farm business achieve success. Registration is $25. For more info contact Gale at 518-765-3500 or Sandy Buxton 518-380-1498 or email@example.com.
December 3-7, 2012 Cider and Perry Production classwith Cornell Cooperative Extension and NYS Ag Exp. Station, 630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY 14456. Registration for whole event is $950, or Part 1 is $400. Contact Gemma Osborne at 315-787-2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org . The class is taught by world’s leading experts in cider production.
December 7, 2012 Webinar – Feeding Systems for Group-Housed Calves. Presented by Mark Thomas, DVM, Countryside Veterinary Clinic. Webinar will commence at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Register at http://bit.ly/Hoards-Xwebs . December 11, 2012 Labor Issues for Ag Employersfrom 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. at Century House, Latham, NY. Registration is $65/person (with an early discount $55 if received by 11/28/2012). To register call Gale at 518-765-3500 or Sandy 518-380-1498 or email@example.com . The link to the registration form and flyer is: http://bit.ly/2012Labor
December 12, 2012 Field Crop Dealer Meeting, Genesee Grand Hotel, Syracuse, NY, 1 -5pm
This meeting is for industry representatives, consultants and retail dealers to provide information on Cornell field crops research and recommendations. Pre-register for the Field Crop Dealer Meeting online at http://nysaba.com/meeting_registration. There is a $15 registration fee for the meeting. DEC pesticide applicator credits and CCA continuing education credits will be requested. A tentative agenda for the 2012 Field Crop Dealer Meeting can be found at: http://fieldcrops.org/Calendar/Documents/2012%20FCDM%20Agenda.pdf.
Please contact Mary McKellar at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 Annual Tax Law Update – Changes Affecting Privately Owned Businessfrom NY Family Business Center. Time: 8:00 a.m. Registration; 8:15 – 9:30 a.m. Program. Location: 445 Electronics Parkway, Suite 206, Liverpool, NY 13088. Registration Fee: NYFBC members Prepaid; Non Members $25.00. Registrations: Contact NYFBC at 315-579-2871 or email@example.com
December 12-13, 2012 Group-Housed Dairy Calf Systems Conferenceat Doubletree Hotel, Syracuse, New York. Hold the date for this innovative symposium designed to provide progressive dairy producers and agriservice personnel the opportunity to increase their knowledge of dairy calf group housing systems and feeding technologies. An evening session on December 12 is designed specifically for producers who have just converted to a group feeding system. For more information, visit www.ansci.cornell.edu/prodairy/calfsystems
Tuesday, December 18, 2012,– Improving Your Business With On-Farm Research-at The Century House, Rte 9 Latham from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Learn how to do your own on-farm research and how to participate in state-wide research projects with Cornell faculty. We will discuss the skills, knowledge, and management it takes to do on-farm research. Put on by Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program. Mark your calendars. Registration information is forthcoming. Contact Aaron Gabriel if you have questions, firstname.lastname@example.org, 518-380-1496.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Cornell’s Agri-Business Outlook Conference at Statler Ballroom, Ithaca, NY. For more info contact: Carol Thomson at 607-255-5464 or email@example.com. .
Jan. 2, 2013 Meat Processing and Food Safety Certificate Programat SUNY Cobleskill. For more info, contact 518.255.5528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . This 4-unit, intensive hands-on training program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills students require to enter employment in the meat processing industry. Students will be skilled in sanitation, food safety, slaughter, meat cutting and processing. As part of the students’ preparation for the industry, the program consists of specialized training in the accuracy of cutting, knife handling, portion control, merchandising and the utilization of all products. Hands-on training in meat animal slaughter, primal fabrication, retail cutting, value-added products (sausage), wrapping and storage of finished product. Safety, sanitation including USDA HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), customer relations from custom cutting to product pick up and invoicing will be part of this program.
January 12, 2012Basic Farm Business Management Planning 9:30 a.m. to noon at CCE-Washington Cty. 415 Lower Main St, Hudson Falls, NY. Helping your farm business achieve success. Registration is $25. For more info contact Gale at 518-765-3500 or Sandy Buxton 518-380-1498 or email@example.com.
January 16, 2013 Organic Turf & Landscape (a “Be Green” credit course) with Cornell Cooperative Extension- Rensselaer County, 61 State Street, Troy, NY 12180. Time: TBA
Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulture staff will present the latest on managing turfgrass and landscapes using organic methods. Participants will receive credits applicable to maintaining a current Be Green license agreement with the NYSDEC. Registration required. For more information contact Chuck Schmitt at firstname.lastname@example.org and 518-765-3513 or David Chinery at email@example.com and 518-272-4210.
January 16 – 17, 2013 Operations Managers Conference “Managing for Consistency and Continuous Improvement” at RIT Inn and Conference Center, Henrietta, New York
This conference provides an opportunity for people responsible for day to day activities to increase their management and operations skills while interacting with other managers. Sessions on January 16 will be followed by a tour and interaction with a local dairy operations team on January 17. For more information, visit www.ansci.cornell.edu/prodairy/OMC/
January 22-24, 2013 Empire State Producers Expo, OnCenter, Syracuse, NY. For more info visit: www.nysvga.org/expo/info
January 25-26, 2013 5th Annual Winter Green-up Grazing Conferenceat the Century House Conference Center, Latham, NY. For more information, please contact Gale Kohler at CCE Albany County by phone at (518) 765-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach Morgan Hartman at email@example.com
There is a terrific lineup of informed and informative, experienced practitioner/speakers:
- Steve Kenyon, a Holistic Management Educator/practitioner from Saskatchewan, Canada. Steve will discuss, in two separate sessions, the business and the practice of custom grazing cattle for profit. Additionally, Steve will touch upon Winter Management techniques that will have direct application to those of us in the cold Northeast.
- Jerry Brunetti, one of the original organizers of the PASA conference and founder of Agri-Dynamics, a dairy nutritionist and an expert in human nutrition too, is going to discuss these two intimately related topics of animal and human health. If we are what we eat, then we are what our animals eat.
- Jeremy Engh owns and runs Lakota Ranch in Virginia as well as running the Lakota Bull Test, an all-forage/grazing test for beef breed bulls. While Jeremy is a Red Devon breeder and grass-finisher, the Lakota Bull Test accepts bulls from all beef breeds and measures their performance in contemporary groups, while also conducting Breeding Soundness Exams and other pertinent pre-breeding season data collection. All this data is then provided to the bull owner/consignors and to the prospective customers of the Lakota Bull Test Sale.
- Paul and Phyllis Van Amburgh, who own and operate Dharma Lea Farm in Sharon Springs, NY will discuss their approach to animal production on their Certified Organic, 100% grass-fed farm where they produce grass-fed beef along side their year round grass-fed dairy.
- Dr. tatiana Stanton, NY State’s Small Ruminant Specialist will talk about her initial research into applied pasture lambing and how the results compare to jug lambing. tatiana will talk about these and other matters relating specifically to the pasture rearing and finishing of goats and sheep.
January 29, 2013 Bedding Plant Conference with CCE at The Century House, 997 New Loudon Road, (Route 9), Latham, NY 12110. Learn about innovations in greenhouse production, pest management, organic fertilization and other trends. DEC pesticide credits applied for. For more information contact Chuck Schmitt at firstname.lastname@example.org and 518-765-3513.
February 5 -7 & 12 – 14, 2013 30-Hour Pesticide Class for Category 3a & 25 with Cornell Cooperative Extension–Rensselaer County, 61 State Street, Troy, NY 12180. Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulture staff of the Capital District will present a six day class to become licensed pesticide applicators. Successful completion of the thirty-hour training course and exams will allow participants to be licensed by the NYSDEC as Certified Pesticide Applicators. Registration required. For more information contact Chuck Schmitt at email@example.com and 518-765-3513 or David Chinery at firstname.lastname@example.org and 518-272-4210.
February 7, 2013Basic Farm Business Management Planning 6:00-8:30 p.m. at CCE-Washington Cty. 415 Lower Main St, Hudson Falls, NY. Helping your farm business achieve success. Registration is $25. For more info contact Gale at 518-765-3500 or Sandy Buxton 518-380-1498 or email@example.com.
February 11th, 2013 Lake George Fruit School, Lake George NY. Call Kevin Iungerman at 518-885-8995 for more info.
February 12-13, 2013, Hudson Valley Tree Fruit School, Kingston, NY.
February 14, 2013, Hudson Valley Grape & Berry School, Kingston, NY.
February 27, 2013, Capital District Annual Vegetable and Small Fruit Winter Meeting, Albany, NY.
March 6, 7 & 19, 2013 CNLP (Certified Nursery Landscape Professional) Review Session with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Albany County, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186.A 2-day review session and exam. Topics include botany, soils, and plant identification. This review session will prepare students for the CNLP exam. Registration required. For more information about the training and the CNLP program, contact Chuck Schmitt at firstname.lastname@example.org and 518-765-3513.
March 22, 2013 Pesticide Recertification Day with CCE at The Century House, 997 New Loudon Road, (Route 9), Latham, NY 12110. Learn the latest on pesticide use, safety, and pest management for the upcoming season. This program features up to 6 DEC recertification credits. Morning sessions offer core credits and afternoon sessions offer category specific credits for 3a,1a,7a and private categories as well. Registration required. For more information contact Chuck Schmitt at email@example.com
Available: Spanish Handbook for Employers
A Spanish version of the Handbook for Employers (M-274), Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) is now available. Just like the Handbook for Employers (M-274) in English (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/m-274.pdf), the Spanish Handbook for Employers (M-274)(http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS-ES/files/forms/m-274_spanish.pdf) gives comprehensive answers to your Form I-9 questions. To better serve our Spanish speaking customers, the Spanish Handbook for Employers includes instructions on how to complete, and retain Form I-9, provides lists of acceptable employment authorization and identity documents, and gives specific guidance for recruiters.
A couple of new resources for producers direct marketing live cattle for custom harvest or producers direct marketing beef cuts. – Tennessee Value-Added Beef Webinar Series
Anyone interested is invited to join for a series of webinars made possible by the Southern Risk Management Center, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and University of Tennessee Extension.
Webinars will be held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month beginning in October and running through March from 6:30 pm to 8 pm Central.(7:30 – 9 p.m. Eastern)
To receive a link by email to join each webinar, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org the following information:
- Name, County (or State if not in Tennessee), Email Address
Schedule of Tennessee Value-Added Beef Webinars
|October 9, 2012
||Begin With the End in Mind: An Introduction to the Market, Potential Customers, Opportunities and Challenges of Value-Added Beef
|October 23, 2012
||What You Need to Know to Market Live Animals for Custom Harvest: Navigating Regulations and Analyzing the Potential for Profit
|November 13, 2012
||Basic Regulations for Marketing Beef to Consumers and Wholesale (Retail Meat Sales Permit, Weights and Measures, Nutritional Labeling, Wholesale Registration)
|November 27, 2012
||Pencil Out Your Potential and Plan for Success: Conducting Financial Analysis and Developing a Business Plan
|December 11, 2012
||Circling the Wagons: Managing the Legal Risk of Direct Marketing Beef
|December 25, 2012
||-No Webinar Scheduled-
|January 8, 2013
||Marketing: It’s Not Magic, It’s Mandatory
|January 22, 2013
||Making Special Claims About Your Beef On the Label and Off
|February 12, 2013
||What You Should Know About Your Product
|February 26, 2013
||What You Should Know About Your Product (continued) and Become Sales Tax Savvy
|March 12, 2013
||Developing Effective Marketing Materials and Tools
|March 26, 2013
||Resource Round-up: Available Resources for Local Beef Marketers
We have also created a Google Group for discussion of Tennessee Value-Added Beef issues, news and resources. If you would like to join, please send an email from the address you would like to see updates at to TN-Value-Added-Beefemail@example.com
Questions? Contact Megan Bruch, marketing specialist with the Center for Profitable Agriculture, at firstname.lastname@example.org (931) 486-2777.