District Events

District Services & Programs

Mission Statement:

"It is the mission of the Broome County Soil & Water Conservation District to assist citizens and units of local government in making sound decisions concerning the management of soil, water, and related natural resources"

Broome County SWCD Events

The events listed below are either in Broome County or nearby.


December 2       Best Management Practices for New High Tunnel Growers - @ Civil Defense Ctr., 7220 State Route 52, Bath, NY  - Cost is $25 Program is targeted for commercial growers new to high tunnels But all who are interested in improving their crop yield, quality, & Profitability by using high tunnels are welcome.  Registration due by November 25.  Call Stephanie Mehlenbacher at 607-583-3240.

December 10-11     Calf & Heifer Congress 2014 – Birth to Breeding.  RIT Inn & Conference Ctr outside Rochester, NY located off Exit 46 of the NYS Thruway.  Cornell University Extension & Cornell Pro-Dairy Program, the conference will go beyond the management of the young calf this year.  Timeline will extend from caving event to breeding age.  To register online go to http://wwcvent.com/d/K4qctr/4W

December 17     8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Spotted Wing Drosophila Winter Regional Workshops. Ramada Inn, 1305 Buckley Rd., Syracuse, NY 13212.  Learn current SWC information, most recent research results & management practices.  Will focus on other topics of importance to berry growers.  Registration if $25 for NYSBGA Members and $50 for non-members.  Registration must be rec’d 7 days prior;
Late fee is $20.  Contact Penny Heritage, NYSBGA @ 518 424-8028 for info.


January 23-25    NOFA-NY’s 3rd Annual Organic Farming & Gardening Conference – Saratoga
Springs Hilton: 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.  Theme will be “Soil The Root of the Movement” Speaker Wes Jackson, founder & president of the Land Institute will address issues of soil loss & degradation, ecosystem destruction, & high energy use associated with agriculture.  More info at www.nofany.org

February 19-21  Farmers Market Manager Training Conference, Ramada Inn in Liverpool.  Will focus
On farmers markets & building program & services to maintain connections with Market farmers, consumers & host communities.  Will discuss food safety and regulations.  Get more info at http://www.nyfarmersmarket.com/annual-conference


To contact us:
Phone: 607-724-9268
1163 Upper Front Street
Binghamton , NY 13905