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March 2017

Cured Meats Workshop

March 14 - March 15, 2017
Tues: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Weds: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ithaca, NY

Cured Meats Workshop
The Cured Meats Workshop is tailored to small-scale meat processors and restaurant owners interested in creating a value-added meat product for their customers. 

Beef Processing and Cooking 2.0 Workshop

March 17, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cobleskill, NY

Beef Processing and Cooking 2.0 Workshop
Harvest New York, in collaboration with SUNY Cobleskill, is offering workshops for animal producers on Beef, Lamb and Pork processing to maximize profit! Start with your basic 1.0 class and continue on to 2.0. Classroom materials and lunch are provided.

Beef to kitchen...what to do with those odd cuts and variety meats.

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York

March 23, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Penn Yan, NY

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York
The northwestern area of the Finger Lakes is producing some of the most interesting and most thoughtfully created artisan cheeses in the state. Harvest NY Dairy Processing Specialist Carl Moody will share what cheesemakers are doing in the region as well as samples of some of their best work.

April 2017

HACCP/Food Safety Plans

April 13 - April 14, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Watertown, NY

HACCP/Food Safety Plans
This course is designed to provide a hands-on, practical approach to developing food safety plans for your operation. It is ideally suited for plant/corporate management, production, QA/QC, engineering, maintenance, and sanitation personnel.

Manure Handling and Storage Workshop - CANCELED

April 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Arcade, NY

Manure Handling and Storage Workshop - CANCELED
THIS EVENT WAS CANCELED.
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. 

Lamb Processing and Cooking 2.0

April 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cobleskill, NY

Lamb Processing and Cooking 2.0
Use the whole lamb...not just cutting...cooking too!

May 2017

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York

May 17, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and Harvest New York present Artisan Cheeses of Western New York. Western New York is producing some of the most interesting and most thoughtfully created artisan cheeses in the state. Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Processing Specialist (and Harvest NY team member) Carl Moody will give an overview of the cheese-making process and share what artisan cheesemakers are doing in the region as well as samples of some of their best work.

Cured Meats Workshop

May 31 - June 1, 2017
Ithaca, NY

Cured Meats Workshop
The Cured Meats Workshop is tailored to small-scale meat processors and restaurant owners interested in creating a value-added meat product for their customers. 

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Upcoming Events

Field to Pint Craft Brewery Tour (Eastern NY)

June 29, 2017
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Hudson Falls, NY

You asked for more New York craft brewery networking opportunities and Harvest NY listened! We're excited to launch our inaugural New York Field to Pint Craft Brewery Tours, which will follow the life-cycle of a pint of locally brewed beer. Visit fields of malting barley right before harvest, witness craft malt houses in action, see hop bines reaching for the sky, and savor the local flavors brewed by our friendly farm breweries. Come prepared to learn about each integral member of the New York craft brewery supply chain, as well as network with new friends. Bus tour will visit Argyle Craft Malt and Hops, Dry Town Hops, and R.S. Taylor and Sons Brewery.
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Food Safety Modernization Act Seminar

July 14, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Harvest New York is offering a 4 hour Preventive Controls for Human Food Overview course. This 4 hour seminar is not a substitute for the material presented during the 2.5 day course, but it serves as an overview of the requirements and can be used to gain awareness of the regulation requirements; as food safety team member training; or as a refresher to enhance understanding. Small- to medium-sized businesses are specifically encouraged to attend.
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FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training

August 1 - August 3, 2017

During this 2.5 day Preventive Controls for Human Food - Qualified Individual course participants will learn principles of food safety; how to develop a written hazard analysis; when and how to develop the appropriate preventive controls; fundamentals of good manufacturing practices; monitoring, corrective action, verification and validation; and how to develop a recall plan. Successful completion of this course will result in the participant being given a certificate and qualify them as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual.
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Announcements

Industrial Hemp: From Seed to Market

New York is one of many states that has adopted an Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program, as permitted by the 2014 Farm Bill. In an effort to provide an understanding of the industrial hemp market, as it stands today, Harvest NY compiled information from both primary and secondary sources of information. The contents within our whitepaper, which focus on the crop from seed to market, is heavily summarized, with links included to more in-depth reference data. The NYS Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program is being administered by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. Reference to their guidance document can be found 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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