Keep your fruits, veggies, ornamentals and orchards safe from hungry bugs, invasive weeds and biological impacts through Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Join us on May 21 at Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights, for this full spectrum workshop, "Integrated Pest Management for Fruits, Vegetables, Nurseries & Greenhouses" from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes a local foods lunch. Register easily and quickly online.
Cornell's NYS IPM Program specialists share their expertise and answer your questions. This workshop also qualifies for NYS DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator credits. This collaborative event
is hosted by Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, presented by Cornell University and sponsored by the Watershed Agricultural Council with funding from New York City Department of Environmental Protection and U.S.D.A.
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Over 50 properties currently listed on Catskills FarmLink
await eager farmers.
Sheep & Goat Producer Group Farm Tour at Northland Sheep Dairy
Friday, May 17 from 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Dairy sheep producers supplementing value-added sheep milk products to their business operations are invited to this free farm tour in Marathon, NY. Share stories with fellow farmers on the ride to-and-from the facility. Sheep producers (apprentice to experienced) and livestock operators considering adding dairy animals to their business bottom lines are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Council and CCE-Delaware as part of 2013 farmer education, contact Kim Holden at (607) 865-7090 to register, ride share and more information.
Nearly a year later, the final NYSERDA-sponsored Hudson River Foodway Corridor Project report is ready. Three consultant background papers commissioned by Lower Hudson Long Island Resource Conservation District (LHLIRCD) explore the feasibility of transporting agricultural products by Hudson River barge. The report looks at aggregation, distribution and transportation as part of the analysis and makes recommendations for executing the river-based initiative.