2018 Steuben County Crop Symposium
Thursday, March 1st, 9:30 – approximately 1:30 to include Q/A for the speakers
Location: Civil Defense Center in Bath, NY
9:30 – 10:00: Registration
10:00 – 10:30: Cornell Small Grains Annual Variety Trials Report
David Benscher (Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University)
Join us for a review of the annual small grain variety trials, including planting dates, locations, yield, disease tolerance, sprouting, milling and baking and/or quality results.
10:30 – 11:30: Pesticide Labels and You
Mike Helms (Pesticide Management Education Program, Cornell University)
This presentation will review label basics and talk about detailed label information and how it affects pesticide applicators. Label items we will focus on include personal protective equipment, drift control requirements, specific equipment set-up needs, state-specific requirements, and pollinator protection language. An interactive exercise will be used to reinforce the topic.
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch
12:00 – 1:00: Navigating the Ag Labor Maze
Mary Jo Dudley (Director of Cornell Farmworker Program)
Tips and tools for employers of foreign born agricultural workers. Learn how to build better relations between farmers and workers and how to establish meaningful communication across cultures and language barriers. Also covered is access to health services, opportunities for English language learning, and tips for worker and employer emergency preparedness.
Cost to attend is $15.00 per person, lunch will be provided. DEC Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits for the event are pending. Pre-registration is requested by Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 by calling the CCE office at 607-664-2300 or email Ariel Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Pesticide Recertification Credit each pending in Categories 1a, 10, and 21.
Civil Defense Center
7220 State Route 54
Bath, NY 14810