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Upcoming Seminars

  • Agricultural Marketing Workshop

    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County will be offering a workshop for anyone interested in creating a marketing plan for agricultural businesses on Tuesday, Dec. 10. A Taste NY presentation will also be given to learn more about opportunities and logistics for selling in the Taste NY Market at the Western NY Welcome Center. The class will be from 1:00pm – 3:30pm.

    Location: Community Room at the Western NY Welcome Center, 1999 Alvin Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072

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  • Crop Insurance 101 for Beginning Farmers

    Learn the basics of crop insurance and how you can utilize this tool in your farm business to manage risk. This workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 10, is free and will provide an overview of crop insurance tools, records to maintain to participate in crop insurance programs, and tools available to assist in record keeping. The class will take place from 9 - 11:50am.

    Location: Community Room at the Western NY Welcome Center, 1999 Alvin Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072

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  • New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference

    New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show, December 10-12, includes more than 25 educational sessions over three days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A farmer-to-farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues.

    Location: Manchester, NH

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  • PRO-DAIRY Management Trainings and Webinars

    Forage management online courses, offered Oct. 25 - Dec. 14, will begin with agronomic factors that influence forage quality and follow key strategies for harvest, preservation and feedout of quality feed. It will benefit those involved in the decision making and management of forage crops from crop selection to feed out on a dairy farm. Dates vary.

    Dairy reproduction and health monitoring research update webinars will be offered November 20 and 21 presented by Julio Giordano, Cornell University, assistant professor - Dairy Cattle Biology & Management. 

    Location: Online Webinars

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  • NOFA Mass Winter Conference

    The 33rd annual winter conference of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Massachusetts will be held January 11, 2020. Join the conference for workshops including focusing on quality and value of produce, growing grains in MA, transitioning to no-till farming and more.

    Location: Worcester, MA

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  • Becker Forum Ag Labor Issues

    Co-sponsored by the NYS Vegetable Growers Association and Cornell University, this one-day event focuses on agricultural labor issues.

    Location: Syracuse, NY

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  • Empire State Producers Expo

    This event is a three-day conference and trade show, January 14-16, for the NY State Vegetable Growers Association.
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  • NOFA-NY's 2020 Winter Conference

    NOFA-NY’s 38th Annual Winter Conference is an opportunity to connect with sustainability-minded farmers, gardeners and consumers. The conference, January 17-19, is one of the largest in the region with more than 1,100 attendees annually, plus more than 100 educational workshops and an approximate 80 trade show vendors. This year, the conference is combining two flagship events - the Winter Conference and the 9th Annual Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference into one weekend.

    Location: Syracuse, NY

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  • Transition Cow Management Online Course

    In this course, you will learn the basics of transition cow management then quickly build from there. Please note, topics in the course were also presented in the 2018 Transition Cow Management online course. Topics include: transition cow physiology/biology, nutritional strategies for transition cows, fresh cow health management, metabolic disease, non-nutritional management, health monitoring and more.

    Location: Online course

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  • Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Winter Symposium & Expo

    The annual CNLA Winter Symposium & Expo draws industry professionals from all over Connecticut and surrounding states. The Expo will provide an opportunity to demonstrate your products, explain your services and interact with green industry professionals.

    Location: Plantsville, CT

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  • Central NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops

    Cornell Cooperative Extension offers a wide variety of education events and training in dairy, livestock and field crops. Check out their website for monthly events that range from hands-on livestock workshops to workforce development training. 

    Locations vary.

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  • New Jersey Ag Convention

    The New Jersey Agricultural Convention & Trade Show and the Annual State Agricultural Convention that will be held February 4, 5 and 6, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) will also merge with the convention again next year. The convention will be held at Harrah’s Resort Waterfront Conference Center along with other agricultural groups.

    Location: Atlantic City, NJ
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  • International Workshop on Agritourism

    Vermont will host the first International Workshop on Agritourism. The conference is slated for Oct. 27-29, 2020 and between 250 and 350 researchers, academics, agricultural producers and agritourism and tourism industry professionals from around the world are expected to attend. The three-day program, co-sponsored by University of Vermont Extension and Eurac Research, will feature presentations and hands-on workshops by U.S. and international speakers; a poster session; a farm-to-table dinner; and field trips to farms, vineyards and other agritourism sites. Pre- and post-conference educational tours will showcase outstanding agritourism destinations in Vermont, neighboring states, Ontario and Quebec.

    Location: Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain Hotel, downtown Burlington

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