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.
Four CCA credits – Crop Production
FSA borrower credits are also available
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 765-3500). Walk-ins $60. Contact Aaron Gabriel for program questions or business sponsorships (518-380-1496, email@example.com).