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November 16, 2012
by mem40@cornell.edu
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Reminder: Pre-registration for 2012 Field Crop Dealer Now Open!

2012 Field Crop Dealer Meeting
December 12th
Syracuse, NY at the Genesee Grande Hotel
1 to 5pm

Please pre-register for the Field Crop Dealer Meeting online at http://nysaba.com/meeting_registration. The registration fee is $15.

The Field Crop Dealer Meeting will precede the New York State Agri-business Association Annual Meeting which will be held the following day, December 13th. Registration for both meetings is separate and you can register for one or both meetings.

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 mem40@cornell.ed if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

November 6, 2012
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Improving Your Business With On-Farm Research – December 18, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm – Improving Your Business With On-Farm Research- at The Century House, 997 Rte 9 Latham. 

Click here for program.

Learn how to do your own field crop research and how to participate in state-wide research projects with Cornell faculty.  Speakers include Cornell faculty; Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Dr. Gary Bergstrom, Dr. Mark Sorrells; Alex Wright, Carovail; as well as Sandy Buxton and Aaron Gabriel (Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program).  We will discuss the tools, knowledge, and management it takes to do on-farm research.  Bring a research idea for your farm and develop a plan for it at the workshop.   Learn how about the NY On-Farm Research Partnership at Cornell; how to do strip trials in field  crops to test fungicides and other crop inputs; how to do small grain variety trials; what does it take to host a field trial with industry reps; and how to evaluate the economics of adopting new practices and products.  Charlie Koines will give a crop and dairy insurance update. 

Put on by Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program

$40 Pre-registration by Dec. 13, to CCE Albany Co., 24 Martin Rd., Voorheesville, NY 12186, or contact Gale (gek4@cornell.edu, 765-3500). Walk-ins $60.  Contact Aaron Gabriel for program questions or business sponsorships (518-380-1496, adg12@cornell.edu).

November 5, 2012
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Capital Area Ag & Hort e-Newsletter CCE – November 2, 2012

For those who are interested in obtaining much more immediate communication with the CAAHP team then they are getting now, we are on Facebook…

Here is the address for our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CCECAHP

The e-Newsletter’s goal is to provide a venue for communication about upcoming meetings and other pertinent information.

Calendar

November

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; turfandgrounds@nysta.org.

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 sab22@cornell.edu.

Friday, November 9, Still Time to Register for Breezie Maples Farm Tour sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Breezie Maples Farm, 2269 County Hwy 34, Westford, NY. Interested in learning more about maple production or starting a maple farm business?  Register now at 607-547-2536 or otsego@cornell.edu. Space is limited, for a maple farm and sugarbush tour – The event will include a tour of the farm followed by a discussion on marketing opportunities for maple operations.  Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch.  The event fee is $10 per person.

Our host, Breezie Maples Farm, is one of the largest producer of certified organic maple syrup in New York State and offers a range of other specialty maple products. 

November 12-14, 2012 Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Conference at Holiday Inn, Grantville, PA. Registration fee required. For more information contact Coleen Jones at 540-997-5809 or cmj11@psu.edu . 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.

Thursday, November 15th, 2012  Webinar 3: Management practices to reduce P-Cap: at 3:00pm.   Dr. Meg McGrath, plant pathologist at Cornell University’s LI Research Center and Dr. Chris Smart, plant pathologist at Cornell University’s Geneva Experiment Station will explain long term strategies for staying P. capsici free and reducing the problems on your farm.

     The webinar will begin at 3:00pm EST and will be hosted at the following locations: 

•             LIHREC Cornell University, 3059 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY  11901 – contact Sandy Menasha at (631) 727-7850 ext. 316

•             CCE Clinton County, 6064 Route 22, Plattsburgh, NY  12901 – contact Amy Ivy at (518) 561-7450

•             CCE Rensselaer County, 61 State Street, Troy, NY  12180 – contact Marcie Vohnoutka at (518) 272-4210

•             Cornell University’s Hudson Valley Lab, 3357 US Rt. 9W, Highland, NY 12528 – contact Teresa Rusinek at (845) 340-3990

     You can also access the webinar from your home computer.  All certified pesticide applicators that attend this final webinar are eligible for 1.25 credits towards recertification in categories 1A, 10, 22 and 23. 

     To register, visit http://cdvsfp.cce.cornell.edu/.  The cost is $10/farm operation.  If you have any questions regarding the program, please lgm4@cornell.eduor call the county office that is hosting the event.

Nov. 15, 2012 4th Annual Cover Crop Tour and Workshop, at the USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center.  For additional information contact paul.salon@ny.usda.gov 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
Saturday, December 1st, 2012 Worried about the Legacy of your Land? Attend “TIES TO THE LAND” at Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club 576 West Hubbell Road, Margaretville, NY 12455 from 10AM—3PM . $50 fee includes catered lunch and workshop materials. REGISTRATION—Register no later than NOVEMBER 16th. Call Catskill Forest Association for more information @ 845-586-3054.

Suitable for any landowner (from 1/4 acre to 100 acres). Most landowners say they care about their forest, especially how it is passed on to future generations. However, most landowners do not have a Succession Plan. Succession planning is both emotionally & legally challenging. The differences among family members in values, goals, and lack of critical skills can lead to disaster. Required are the tools which many landowners already possess to manage their forest—passion, preparation, & planning. TIES TO THE LAND gives landowners the information to make this transition successful. Call CFA for more information @ 845-586-3054.

Saturday, December 1, 2012  Cornell Fall Hops Conference & NeHA Annual Meeting
At Student Activity Center, Morrisville State College, Morrisville, NY 13408 from 8:00am – 5:00 pm. For more information and the full registration brochure, visit http://www.nehopalliance.org A professional level conference for current and prospective hop growers

Tickets are available on-line at http://reg.cce.cornell.edu/_225 Seating is limited. Please register by November 23. Lunch is included. We may not be able to have registration at the door.

This event is brought to you by: USDA / New York State Dept. of Agriculture & Markets Specialty Crop Block Grant.

The Colgate Inn in Hamilton, NY is sponsoring a Home Brew Review on the same day of the conference. Enter your beer by going to www.colgateinn.com or call 315 824-2300.

December 4, 2012 Basic Farm Business Management Planning 6:00 – 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 sab22@cornell.edu.

December 3-7, 2012 Cider and Perry Production class with 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 gro2@cornell.edu . 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 Employers from 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 sab22@cornell.edu . 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 mem40@cornell.edu if you have any questions.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 Annual Tax Law Update – Changes Affecting Privately Owned Business from 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 dherlihy@nyfbc.org

December 12-13, 2012 Group-Housed Dairy Calf Systems Conference at Doubletree Hotel, Syracuse, New York.      Hold the date for this innovative symposium designed to provide progressive dairy producers and agri-service 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, adg12@cornell.edu, 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 cmt8@cornell.edu. .

January 2013
Jan. 2, 2013  Meat Processing and Food Safety Certificate Program at SUNY Cobleskill. For more info, contact 518.255.5528 or email serdyml@cobleskill.edu . 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 10, 2013 Landscape Architects Training at Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186 .  Registration is required.  More information to follow as the program develops.  For more information contact Chuck Schmitt at cds34@cornell.edu or at 518-765-3513. LA continuing education credits will be offered. 

Emily DeBolt, owner and operator of Fiddlehead Creek Farm and Native Plant Nursery, in Washington County will speak on native plants; what ‘native’ means; what the benefits are; what invasives are; why they are harmful and provide an update on what is going on at the state level with the lists for invasives.  She will then give a presentation on using native plants in the landscape. 

David Cutter, a LA at Cornell University will speak about designing the Cornell campus to become carbon neutral by the year 2050.  The CU Sustainability initiative includes campus mapping, green roofs, open meadows, and lawn substitutes.  He will also touch on the new technologies used at the Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center (permeable pavement, structural soil, and the bio-swale area). 

January 12, 2012 Basic 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 sab22@cornell.edu.

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 cds34@cornell.edu and 518-765-3513 or David Chinery at dhc3@cornell.edu 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/  If you are interested in carpooling with someone, please call Sandy – 518-380-1498 there are several producers thinking about it.

January 24, 2013 Lawn and Landscape Training at Columbia County CCE office, 479 Route 66, Hudson, NY 12534. For More information contact Chuck Schmitt at cds34@cornell.edu or 518-765-3513 or David Chinery at dhc3@cornell.edu or 518- 272-4210.  

This meeting will highlight current issues challenging the lawn care and landscape industry.  Topics such as European crane fly identification, Boxwood Blight, new weed control products, Impatiens Downy Mildew, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and control of Canadian geese on managed properties will be covered. 

January 22-24, 2013 Empire State Producers Expo, OnCenter, Syracuse, NY. For more info visit: www.nysvga.org/expo/info 

Jan. 24 & 25, 2013 Corn & Soybean Expo, Holiday Inn in Liverpool, NY “Succeeding at Succession” For more info visit www.nycornsoy.org/

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 gek4@cornell.edu.  You can also reach Morgan Hartman at blackqueenangus@yahoo.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 cds34@cornell.edu and 518-765-3513.

February
February 5 -7 & 12 – 14, 2013 30-Hour Pesticide Class for Category 3a & 25 with Cornell Cooperative ExtensionRensselaer 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 cds34@cornell.edu and 518-765-3513 or David Chinery at dhc3@cornell.edu 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 sab22@cornell.edu.

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. Call Mike Fargione at 845-691-7117 or mjf22@cornell.edu for more info.

February 14, 2013, Hudson Valley Grape & Berry School, Kingston, NY. Call Steve Hoying

February 27, 2013 Lawn and Landscape Training at Washington County CCE office, 415 Lower Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839. For More information contact Chuck Schmitt at cds34@cornell.edu or 518-765-3513 or David Chinery at dhc3@cornell.edu or 518- 272-4210.

This meeting will highlight current issues challenging the lawn care and landscape industry.  Topics such as European crane fly identification, Boxwood Blight, new weed control products, Impatiens Downy Mildew, Hemlock Woolly Alegid and control of Canadian geese on managed properties will be covered. 

February 27, 2013, Capital District Annual Vegetable and Small Fruit Winter Meeting, Albany, NY. Call Laura McDermott 518-746-2562 or lgm4@cornell.edu for more info.

MARCH
March 5, 6 & 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 cds34@cornell.edu 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 cds34@cornell.edu

March 27-28, 2013 Adirondack North Country Assoc.(ANCA) Buyers Days at Saratoga City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Registration fee. For more info contact Melissa Hart at mhart@adirondack.org , 518-891-6200 or visit www.adirondack.org . A location to help local artisans and value-added producers to connect with local businesses actively looking for products.

Opportunities
Good tips from Penn State for produce farmers http://www.growingproduce.com/article/31609/5-post-sandy-cleanup-tips

Capital Saratoga Regional Tourism, which includes Albany, Fulton, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Washington Counties, is launching a variety of promotional opportunities for farmers of specialty crops to promote items they produce throughout this region.    Forms and more information about the various opportunities can be found at:  http://bit.ly/CapSaratogaMarketing

Highlights of the Marketing Opportunities:

Invitation to exhibit at Times Union Pride of NY Harvest Fest.

The Capital-Saratoga is looking to link your farm website to theirs.

The region is also promoting “Gifts Grown Here” concept too.

Some promotion will be done for local Christmas tree growers as well.

November 5, 2012
by mem40@cornell.edu
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AEM Informational Workshop – 11/7/2012

AEM Informational Workshop

When: Wednesday, November 7th, 1pm-4pm

Where: Soil & Water Conservation District, 5274 Outer Stowe St. Lowville, NY

A FREE Farm workshop will be held by the Lewis County Soil & Water Conservation District.  Join us to learn about conservation practices that can make your farm more efficient and successful while at the same time sustain natural resources for your future through our local Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) program. 

Talk with other Lewis County farms about how they’ve participated in AEM and what practices have benefitted them.

Best Management Practices that can be implemented through AEM  include:

  • Composting
  • Conservation Tillage
  • Cover Crops
  • Critical Area Protection
  • Diversions
  • Streambank Protection
  • Stream Buffers
  • Milk Center Wastewater Treatment
  • Mulching– Vineyards/Cropland
  • Nutrient Management Planning
  • Manure Storage System
  • Prescribed Grazing System
  • Silage Leachate Control
  • Barnyard Runoff Management

* Please RSVP to Lewis County Soil & Water Conservation District at 376-6122 or  nbillhardt@lewiscountyny.org

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