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