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Upcoming Seminars

  • UNH "Under the Vines" Field Day

    Those interested in the commercial production of seedless table grapes and kiwiberries are invited to the 4th annual “Under the Vines” Field Day from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. It is free and open to the public.

    Location: The University of New Hampshire Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, a facility of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station

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  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Discussions for Farms

    Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program is working to help farm owners, agricultural employers and human resource managers better understand the new NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Regulations which go into full effect on October 9, 2019. To better serve the region’s farmers, there will be a series of lunchtime discussions offered to help farms ensure they are in compliance. Register by calling Katelyn at 716-640-0522 or emailing kaw249@cornell.edu.

    Locations: Rushford, Randolph, Eden, Bath and Clymer, NY; click here for a PDF.

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  • Draft Animal-Power Field Days

    Registration is open for their 7th Draft Animal-Power Field Days event to be held October 4-6, 2019. Friday and Saturday programs run from 7:30am to 10pm and Sunday will run from 8am to 1pm. It provides opportunities for young farmers, foresters, loggers, teamsters, animal owners, land owners, and other draft-animal enthusiasts to participate in educational sessions and workshops, watch demonstrations, visit with equipment suppliers and exhibitors, and connect with mentors.

    Location: Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT

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  • 2019 NH Direct Marketing Summit

    The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is presenting a one-day conference (12pm - 5:30pm), "Growing Your Business Through Audience Connection," on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The conference is aimed to help attendees demystify, start and grow an agritourism business. The conference is made possible with support from the USDA Risk Management Agency.

    Location: Portsmouth Country Club in Greenland, NH 03840

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  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

    The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) conference will be held November 7-8 with a theme of “It Takes a Region.” This conference if for sustainable agriculture and food system advocates.

    Location: Jersey City, NJ

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  • NY Seeking Applied Ag Research and Education Proposals

    The New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI) is seeking applied agricultural research and education proposals for its 2020 competitive grant program. Successful proposals will have a clear relevance to New York’s agriculture community, demonstrated producer support and the ability to deliver positive farm-level impact over time. Applications are due by November 12, 2019.

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  • FSMA Produce Safety Training

    To help increase awareness of the new produce regulations and encourage compliance from the businesses and farms impacted by the Food Safety Modernization Act, the NYS Department of Agriculture hosted multiple outreach training events in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Farm Bureau, various grower associations, terminal markets representatives and retailers. Currently, farms that are required to adhere to FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule and that will be inspected are large farms with an average annual monetary value of produce sold during the previous three years of more than $500,000. Compliance dates and inspections for small farms (less than $500,000 more than $250,000) and very small farms (less than $250,000 more than $50,000) will be staggered in the coming years. Need help with compliance? Take this survey.

    FSMA Compliance Dates