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Event Details

Date

April 13, 2017

Time

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location

Cabin in the Arcade Village Park
100 Grove St
Arcade, NY 14009

Cost

$15.00 per person
(additional attendee $15.00 ea.)

Host

Harvest New York

Tim Terry
585-689-9163


Manure Handling and Storage Workshop - CANCELED

April 13, 2017

Manure Handling and Storage Workshop - CANCELED
THIS EVENT WAS CANCELED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION NUMBERS. WE WILL LOOK AT RE-SCHEDULING THE WORKSHOP AT A LATER DATE.

Local farms and agency representatives with manure handling questions and concerns are invited to join Harvest New York for this in-depth workshop on manure handling and storage.
  • Review of local manure concerns
  • Storage issues -- manure covers, satellite storages, labor
  • CAFO questions
  • Q&A on environmental issues -- winter spreading, tile discharges, solid separation, bedding, odor, liners, manure transfer
  • NYS Ag & Markets Non-Point Source grants program
  • NRCS EQIP program opportunities
Speakers will include Tim Terry, Farm Strategic Planning Specialist, Harvest NY; Pete Wright, Pro-Dairy; Cattaraugus County SWCD District Staff; and Derek Zerkowski CCA, Soil Conservationist, USDA-NRCS.

COST: $15 per person includes lunch if pre-registered by April 10.

For more information and to pre-register, contact Tim Terry.





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Upcoming Events

Small-Scale Value-Added Dairy

February 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Plattsburgh, NY

This presentation will introduce you to the ins and outs of small-scale cheese, yogurt and other value-added dairy production.
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Announcements

Starting a Winery in NNY: Considerations and Costs

Are you interested in starting a winery in Northern New York? CCE Harvest New York has put together a report and interactive Excel spreadsheets on Starting a Winery in Northern New York: Winery Establishment Considerations and Costs.

The report provides a general overview of starting a winery in Northern New York. You will find information on current wine sales, markets, winery establishment costs, licensing resources, growing grapes vs purchasing grapes or juice, winery building, and potential financial help resources.

Additionally, we have created Excel spreadsheets to help you determine some start-up costs and considerations. Within the Cost Calculating Spreadsheet, you will find worksheets for Yield per Vine, Yield per Acre, and Production Establishment Cost. Instructions are provided on the top of each worksheet. 

Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

Grading and packing guidelines are now available for 16 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: broccoli crowns, Brussels sprouts, corn, green peppers, cucumbers, green cabbage, red cabbage, savory cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, jalapenos, poblanos, Hungarian hot peppers, summer squash, and zucchini.

Acceptable quality standards and common defects that should be sorted out on the grading line are depicted in these resources, both visually and in outline form. Find all of the grading sheets here.

Western NY Food Hub looking for produce farmers!

Eden Valley Growers (EVG) is opening their doors to new produce growers interested in selling through wholesale market channels! Dubbed the Western NY Food Hub, this business diversification will provide qualified growers with immediate access to wholesale markets. Based in Erie County, EVG is a vegetable growing farm cooperative that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Recognizing the increasing demand for locally grown food and the considerable assets the cooperative has, both in terms of infrastructure, sales and marketing, they are eager to provide Western NY farmers with a viable market for their produce. Click HERE to see more information.

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