Upcoming Agriculture Workshops

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:30 AM - 11:45 PM
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Corn Congress - January 10
  • Internal Parasite in Sheep & Goats and FAMACHA Certification Workshop
  • Cornell Small Farms Shiitake Viability Workshop - January 19-20 and in February
  • Market Connections - Selling and Buying Local Produce - January 10

Corn Congress

January 10

10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Quality Inn & Suites
8250 Park Road
Batavia, NY 14020

Topics to be covered:

  • Using Corn Yield Data to Develop Yield Stability Zones
  • Why is 300 bu/ac Corn the Goal when the Genetic Potential is 1000?
  • Corn Silage Trials, so Much More than Yields
  • Managing Corn in a No-Till System
  • GMO Free Corn Pest Management: Insects & Weeds

Cost is $35.00 enrolled with NWNY Team (additional attendee $30.00 ea.) $50.00 Not enrolled with NWNY Team or at the door.

Hosted by Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops. For more information call Cathy Wallace 585-343-3040 x138 or cfw6@cornell.edu

Internal Parasite in Sheep and Goats and FAMACHA Certification Workshop

Saturday, January 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Register by January 24
Chemung County Fairgrounds
171 Fairview Rd.
Horseheads, NY 14845
Internal parasites are one of the biggest health problems affecting sheep and goats in the Northeast. As a result, producers need to know how to best combat it. In this workshop Dr. Tatiana Stanton, Cornell Sheep and Goat Programs will teach producers the basics of parasite control as well as how to develop integrated parasite management programs for their farms. As part of this workshop we will also have a hands-on training on how to use the FAMACHA Anemia Guide (good only for the barber pole worm) health exams to determine the need for de-worming, and fecal egg counts. You are encouraged to bring a refrigerated fecal sample of 8 to 10 fecal pellets in a baggie from one sheep or goat at your farm to the workshop.

Contact: CCE Chemung, Shona Ort

Agricultural Resource Educator sbo6@cornell.edu
(607) 734-4453 ext 227

Cornell Small Farms Shiitake Viability Workshop

The Cornell Small Farms Program is offering a one-day workshop this winter in eight locations around New York State this winter titled Log-Grown Shiitake: Economics and Management for a Profitable Crop

As with any farming venture, viability is achieved with good business planning and attention to strategies which minimize costs and optimize efficiency. These workshops content will cover aspects of production important to selling mushrooms in New York, including safety, sanitation, marketing, and regulations.

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.

Friday, January 19 at the Wyoming County Extension, 36 Center St. Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569

Saturday, January 20 at the Schuyler County Extension, 323 Owego St, Montour Falls, New York 14865

Plus 6 other locations through February, or you can choose to attend the webinar training instead.

LIVE WEBINAR TRAINING: Friday, March 2nd online (access anywhere with a high-speed connection)

Visit the website for more information and a list of the other locations: http://blogs.cornell.edu/mushrooms/viability/

Cost: $30/person includes lunch and handouts. (online livestream 3/2 is $20)
(No person turned away for lack of funds- contact sfg53@cornell.edu 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 sfg53@cornell.edu


Ariel Kirk
Agriculture Educator