Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Upcoming Events in Agriculture January

Upcoming events in the Agriculture, Natural Resources
and Horticulture in the South Central New York Region


January 17th 2009, 10:00 am to Noon- Getting the Most from Grazing
Schuyler County Cornell Cooperative Extension Human Services Complex Auditorium
323 Owego Street, Unit #5 Montour Falls, NY
If you are looking to increase the benefits that you and your animals receive from grazing, then this meeting is for you! Fay Benson, Grazing Educator with Graze NY will cover the basics of a well-managed grazing system and share other information that will help you raise healthier animals. Fay will also discuss the multiple health benefits of pastured raised products. John Wickham of the Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District will also be on hand to go over the services they provide to grazers.
Please pre-register (in case of bad weather cancellation) by contacting:
Schuyler County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cathy Barnes 607-535-7161 - cab377@cornell.edu

January 31, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm - Profits from Pastures: Genetic Selection, Management and Marketing for Grass-fed Beef in the Northeast - The Century House, Latham, NY (Albany County) - Speakers include Bill Hodge, Georgia cattleman, grazier, and University of Georgia Extension Beef Specialist, and Kathleen Harris, Director of the Northeast Livestock Processing Service. Also Kit Pharo and Dr. Allen Williams. Mark your calendar now - cost is $40.00 per person for early registration up to December 20th, after December 20th, $60.00 per person. Includes light morning fare, lunch and handouts. For more information, contact Tom Gallagher, Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County at 518-765-3500 or Morgan Hartman at blackqueenangus@yahoo.com. Sponsored in part by NYS GLCI and others.

February 7 and 14 – Beginning Farmer Series – How to get started in farming or move your young operation to the next level. Human Services Complex; 323 Owego St; Montour Falls. Email bjc226@cornell.edu for more information.

February 10-12, 2009- Empire State Fruit & Vegetable Expo Syracuse, New York Oncenter Convention Center, Syracuse NY • February 11 & 12, 2009
Becker Forum • February 10, 2009 • Holiday Inn Liverpool. Visit
www.nysaes.cornell.edu/hort/expo/ for more details or call Please contact NYSVGA
Phone/fax: 315-687-5734 info@nysvga.org


January 7-9th 2009 Empire State Green Industry Show- Welcome to the 2009 Emprie State Green Industry Show which combines the conference and trade shows of the NYS Turfgrass Association, NYS Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc., and NYS Arborists-ISA Chapter, Inc. This year the theme is “Go Green, Grown Green”! For details please call 1-800-873-8873 or visit www.nysta.org.

January 23-25th- Organic Farming and Gardening Conference- “Meals Without Wheels”. More than 80 workshops to choose from, addressing all aspects of a regional organic food system. We all play a role in creating this system, and the conference is a great chance to come together and share out knowledge and experiences. For more information please contact Kate Mendenhall NOFA-NY Projects Coordinator
585-271-1979 eMail Event Organizer or web www.nofany.org.


Monday, January 12, 2009- 6:30pm - 8:30pm Two Presentations on the Impacts of Gas Exploration
Tioga Central High School Auditorium (click here for directions)
27 5th Avenue
Tioga, NY 13845
"Surface Impact Considerations for Forest and Farmland"-Brett Chedzoy
"Economic and Social impacts from Natural Gas Development"-Jeffrey Jacquet

Wednesday, January 28, 6:30-8:30 pm Beginner Maple Producer Workshop
Ontario County Cooperative Extension Center, 480 N. Main Street, Canandaigua NY Stephen Childs, NYS Maple Extension Specialist at Cornell University; will present a workshop covering a variety of aspects of maple syrup production including: why make maple syrup, tree identification, tree health, tapping, sap collection and handling, boiling, energy efficiency, finishing and grading syrup, canning, marketing and regulations. This workshop is aimed at the small or beginning maple producer and would be useful to the homeowner looking to tap a few trees in the backyard. Fee: $10.00 per family. To register or for additional information, contact Ontario County Cooperative Extension at 585-394-3977 x 427 or x436 or email: nea8@cornell.edu. This workshop also will be offered on February 28 at Hamley's Maple, 1242 Oak Hill Rd, Barton, NY. Contact: Brett Chedzoy at Schuyler County Cornell Cooperative Extension, bjc226@cornell.edu, or 607-535-7161 for more information

February 21, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Winter Meeting of the NY Forest Owners Association, Southern Finger Lakes Chapter – Presentations on the latest topics related to wildlife and forests. Spencer-Van Etten High School Auditorium, Rt 34. Contact Brett Chedzoy at bjc226@cornell.edu for more information.

February 26, 27, and 28-NY FARM SHOW - Helping Farmers Produce More from Their Woodlots Got Trees? The New York Forest Owners Association, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will present a series of free forestry programs. The New York Farm Show is annually held at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The Farm Show has many exhibits displaying information, equipment, and items of interest to landowners as well as farmers. Landowners who own woodland as part of their property can get information on many subjects that will help them enhance the value of their woodlots for timber, wildlife, and recreation. For further information contact: James Christensen 315-472-5323, or Charley Porter 315-298-7467 ckporter@gw.dec.state.ny.us, or John Druke 315-656-2313 jcdruke@twcny.rr.com.

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