Putting Your Gardens to Bed|
October 17, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Preparing your flower garden,
vegetable garden and lawns for winter can be overwhelming.In this hour
long presentation, Chemung County Master Gardener, Peg Weidemann, will
help you think through a checklist of items that should be focused on to
best prepare for winter weather and for next year’s gardens.Speaker:
Peg Weidemann, Chemung County Master Gardener. Place:Steele Memorial
Library (IT room), 101 E Church Street, Elmira, NY. Please register with
CCE Chemung at 607-734-4453, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free, but a $3 suggested donation helps support our Horticulture Program. Jingjing Yin Community Horticulture Educator email@example.com 607-734-4453 xt 208
Maple Syrup Production Skills:Layout, Installation, and Maintenance of Tubing Systems|
Saturday October 20, 2018, 9am to 12 pm. Hill Top Maple Farm (433 Parrott Rd, Cayuta, NY 14824)
In this hands-on workshop, Jeff Benjamin of Hill Top Maple Farm will
lead individuals in learning how to layout, install and maintain a
tubing system within a sugar bush. This workshop is a follow up to the
Beginning Maple Syrup Production workshop held this spring. Cost is free
to attend, but a $5 donation per person is suggested to help cover
refreshments.Pre-registration is required by Friday October 19, 2018 for
accommodating supplies, parking, and refreshments. For more
information and to register, please contact Shona Ort of CCE Chemung at
607-734-4453 ext. 227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in selling to schools? Want to learn more about Farm to School?
Monday, October 29, 9am-11am. At the new Steuben
County Office Building, 20 E. Morris Street in Bath (second floor
conference room). Please park in the main County parking lot across the
street from the building. Not able to attend in person? Online video
conference available, RSVP for details! CCE and GST BOCES in Steuben,
Schuyler, & Chemung Counties are partnering on a NYS Farm to School
grant to offer more training to farmers and help schools purchase more
from local farms!
This information session will cover:
- What is farm to school?
- What & how much do schools want to buy?
- What do you need to do to sell to schools?
- Activities & trainings through the NYS Grant
Please register by calling CCE Steuben at 607-664-2300, RSVPing to your local ag educator, or by email at email@example.com.
Forest Habitat Management Workshop|
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. at the Cornell Lab of
Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. New York’s
Finger Lakes Region provides an incredible mix of habitats essential to
the survival of at-risk bird species such as American Woodcock, Brown
Thrasher, and many others. Individual and family forest owners are
encouraged to attend to learn about the habitat needs of forest birds,
improving habitat for songbirds and game species, as well as federal
conservation incentives and other resources available to help you
protect and manage your forest sustainably. Presentations by Audubon,
Quality Deer Management Association, and Finger Lakes Land Trust.The
workshop is free. Registration is required: please RSVP by October 19 by
contacting Suzanne Treyger, Forest Program Manager, Audubon New York:
(607) 254-2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Propagation of Fruit and Nut Trees|
October 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Start planning your edible food forest this fall! Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres
will demonstrate techniques for propagating edible tree species, such
as stratifying seeds of a variety of fruit and nut trees and striking
cuttings from fruit bushes. Participants will be able to take home seeds
and cuttings as well.Sean Dembrosky owns Edible Acres,
a local plant nursery specializing in edible and perennial food crops.
Sean is passionate about permaculture and sustainable gardening
practices and is always experimenting with new techniques to share with
others! REGISTER ONLINE or call 272-2292 to register by phone.$7-$10/person self-determined sliding scale. Learn More http://db.ccetompkins.org/programs/civicrm/event/info?id=777&reset=1
Upcoming online courses-start the week of Nov 5:
taught by Jason Detzel (pig course), and Michelle Proscia (Lipari) and
Rachel Moody (poultry course). These 6-week courses also offer tiered
pricing from $195-295 based on household income, and we provide 50%
discounts to military veterans.
Many new farmers get started with poultry because it’s a relatively
low-investment enterprise with a fairly quick revenue turnaround. The
margins can be slim though, and farmers need to develop the necessary
skillset to produce a product that is both safe and profitable. This
course will help you get started in building a successful poultry
Getting Started with Pastured Pigs **NEW COURSE**
Pigs can be a profitable standalone enterprise or integrate into an
existing farm structure. They provide a variety of products and are also
ideal for turning agricultural wastes into a valuable product. Pigs
make use of marginal lands that would otherwise go unused, and they can
improve that land.
Nut Bonanza & Fall Plant Sale-
November 10 from 10am-5pm. Held at Twisted Tree Farm, 279 Washburn Road
Spencer, NY. This family event is a celebration of the nut harvest.
We'll be outdoors, roasting and cracking nuts all day, enjoying a
bonfire, talking about trees and tasting things like acorns, american
persimmons, chestnuts, hickory nuts, butternuts, hazelnuts and black
walnuts. Suggested donation $5-$20 or bring a local food to share.
Please visit www.twisted-tree.net for details or call 607.589.7937.
Basic Legal Agreements for Farm Business Management|
November 27, 2018- 1:00 – 3:00pm on Tuesday at the Hubbard Auditorium
Tioga CCE 56 Main St, Owego NY 13827. Workshop is FREE. To learn more
The South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team and Cornell
Cooperative Extension of Tioga County are excited to host Anna Richards
from Cornell University’s PRO-DAIRY program to present a workshop on Basic Legal Agreements for Farm Business Management.
This free event will take place from 1:00 – 3:00pm on Tuesday, November
27 in Hubbard Auditorium, located in the Tioga County office building
at 56 Main Street, Owego NY.This program is designed for farmers who
want to learn how legal agreements can strengthen their businesses. The
workshop will introduce various legal tools that are commonly used in
farm business management, with an emphasis on operating agreements for
Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs). Attendees will learn how legal
agreements can help a farm business to plan ahead, minimize risk, and
respond to adverse events. This event will be especially useful to
farmers interested in forming an LLC.
Register online at https://scnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=749, by phone at 607-687-4020 x 309, or by email to Mary Kate Wheeler at email@example.com.
Anytime- Online-Abundant propagation is a hands on, online course.
Participants will receive packages of seeds, cuttings, scionwood, and
rootstocks. Detailed information through email and video follows each
package of plant material. Propagator and owner of Twisted Tree Farm,
Akiva Silver is leading this course and is available to answer any
questions throughout the growing process. The list of seeds includes,
but is not limited to mulberry, juneberry, siberian pea shrub, aronia,
persimmon, pawpaw, hybrid chestnut, hybrid hazelnut, black locust, honey
locust, several species of apple, and pear. Cuttings and scionwood
include elderberry, currant, willow (many varieties), and apple. Costs
vary from $300- $600 depending on how much plant material you'd like to
receive. It is expected that each participant will end up with several
hundred plants through Abundant Propagation. For more details and to
register, visit http://www.twisted-tree.net/abundant-propagation/abundant-propagation Contact Akiva at firstname.lastname@example.org or (607)589-7937 with any questions.
For Your Information
The following is the price list and tentative
release dates for titles in the 2019 Cornell Guidelines series.
(print + online)
||Late February 2019
|Greenhouse Crops and Herbaceous Ornamentals
||Early March 2019
|Tree and Shrub
|Pesticide Guidelines for Managing Pests Around the Home1
1 Last updated in 2014.
Small Farms Quarterly: http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/quarterly/
Women in Agriculture
2nd & 4th Wednesday of each Month at Noon EST. Cost is FREE. All are
invited to participate. 2018 Webinars Series To Register Visit: http://extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars
NOFA Summer Conference 2018- http://nofasummerconference.org/
Respirator Fit Testing
the DEC Region 8, Finger Lakes- For Chemung, Genesee, Livingston,
Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates.
Held at CCE Ontario County, 480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. To
make appointments please call 607-547-6023. For more information please
United States Farming Practices Survey
Throughout the United States, farmers are using innovative approaches
to sustainably produce crops and improve soil health. However, farmers
are also faced with numerous challenges, and they are often not included
in decision-making that affects the way they farm.
Cornell University, University of California—Berkeley, and The Nature Conservancy are conducting a nationwide survey for all fruit, vegetable, grain, and field crop producers
identify the biggest challenges that farmers face, as well as the best
solutions. Key findings from the survey will be published and
communicated to grower organizations and other farmer advocates so that recommendations, actions, and outcomes reflect what growers identify as being most helpful
for their operation.
All responses will remain anonymous
. If you choose to enter your e-mail address at the end of the survey, you will receive a summary report
of the findings and you will be eligible for a chance to win $500
. The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete.You can fill out the survey right now by clicking on this link:United States Farming Practices Survey
Please also feel free to send to other growers and farmers for any crop!Composting Educational Materials
- Don’t forget about the Compost Use for Improved Soil Poster Series – Please contact CWMI if you’d like full size posters printed for your use.
- Compost Use for Improved Soil Agricultural Applications
- Compost Use for Improved Soil General Highway Use
- Compost Use for Improved Soil General Use
- Compost Use for Improved Soil Reclamation and Remediation
- Compost Use for Improved Soil Roadsides, Street Trees and Medians
- Compost Use for Improved Soil Slope Stabilization, Erosion Control and Stormwater Management
- Compost Use for Improved Soil: Make it Use it Urban Applications
- School Composting – Let’s Get Growing A
downloadable 16 page guide for student leaders and teachers. As
educators, we have an important task ahead. The next generation of
decision-makers is being educated in your classroom. How can you help?
By starting this generation off with information and habits that
emphasize reducing the amount of waste we produce, reusing, recycling
and composting whatever we can, and incinerating, landfilling, and
finding other technologies to dispose of the rest. This document
provides you with: (1) Ideas for incorporating composting into the
curriculum. (2) Steps to take to start a school composting/diversion
program. (3) Descriptions of successful school composting programs. CWMI has printed copies of this fact sheet. Please contact us if you’d like some mailed to you.
Tax Tips for the Forest Landowner sfor the 2017 Tax Year
Master Bee Keeper Program
Cornell Small Farm Program- Check here for workshops and events all around New York State-http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/events/
Log-Grown Shiitake: Economics and Management for a Profitable Crop
Multiple dates and locations through out January and Feb- Please click this link to see dates and places. www.cornellmushrooms.org/viability .. Learn more about cultivation at: http://cornellmushrooms.org/factsheets
Those who attend one of the workshops or the online livestream are
eligible to participate in an advanced training group and receive
one-on-one support for the 2018 growing season. Details of this
opportunity will be provided at the workshop. Also, a LIVE WEBINAR
TRAINING: Friday, March 2nd online (access anywhere with a high-speed
connection)See a Map of the locations: https://www.easymapmaker.com/map/2018LogShiitakeWorkshops Workshops run from 9am to 4pm, with a catered lunch included. To Register: visit www.cornellmushrooms.org/viability Cost: $30/person includes lunch and handouts. (online livestream 3/2 is $20 (no person turned away for lack of funds- contact email@example.com
for info.)Funding for this project is provided by the USDA Specialty
Crop Block Grant and administered through the New York Farm Viability
Institute.Steve Gabriel, Agroforestry Extension Specialist, Cornell
Small Farms Program firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tax Tips For Forest Landowners
Well managed forests produce timber and other forest products, provide
wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, aquifer and watershed
protection, and other amenities. Non-industrial private woodlands
comprise approximately 60% of the nation’s total forests. Providing
tailored tax information is one way in which the Forest Service is
working to increase forest productivity on non-industrial forest lands.
For the latest tax information and tips regarding private woodlands,