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January 2018

Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety (Online Course)

January 1 - June 30, 2018

Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety (Online Course)

This online workshop (with rolling registration) is designed for those involved and interested in fluid milk processing and testing with the intent of providing the tools to support and improve on quality assurance/control and food safety programs for bottled milks. While the course design assumes participants have some prior knowledge of dairy microbiology & processing (e.g., Dairy Science & Sanitation Course), critical concepts will be reviewed and expanded on for those who do not. This course can be taken as a stand-along program, but it also fulfills the core training requirement of a Cornell Dairy Foods Certificate for Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety after all required prerequisite courses have been taken (e.g., Dairy Science & Sanitation, HACCP, HTST).

Emerging Markets - Hemp

January 16, 2018
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Syracuse, NY

Emerging Markets - Hemp

Empire State Producers Expo Session
Learn about the market potential of industrial hemp. Cornell, Cooperative Extension, NYS Department of Ag & Markets, and experienced growers will provide information on production, processing, research, and rules and regulations.

Emerging Markets - Malting Barley: Technical Updates, Economics and Opportunities Session

January 16, 2018
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Syracuse, NY

Emerging Markets - Malting Barley: Technical Updates, Economics and Opportunities Session

Empire State Producers Expo Session
Hear from a leading Cornell professor, Cooperative Extension experts, and an experienced grower about the current status of the New York craft beer supply chain, production economics, and working malting barley into your crop rotation. Bring your questions for a Q&A panel to address. 

Growing, Washing and Packing High Tunnel Winter Greens: Doing It and Doing It Well

January 18, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saratoga Springs, NY

Growing, Washing and Packing High Tunnel Winter Greens: Doing It and Doing It Well

NOFA-NY 2018 Winter Conference: Pre-Conference Event
This event promises to help growers bring their winter greens production to the next level -- both in the high tunnel and in the packshed. There will be an emphasis on best management practices in the high tunnel, especially practices which support long term soil health and fertility. In the packshed, processing efficiency and food safety will both be stressed.

The day will begin at 9:00 am in conference room Broadway 1, with workshops on issues and opportunities in winter high tunnel production and best practices for postharvest handling, including food safety concerns.

Upon completion of the workshops at 10:30 am, everyone will board a bus and travel to Paul and Sandy Arnold's Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, NY for a farm tour and farmer-led discussions in the high tunnel and packshed. A farm to table lunch, with a vegetarian option, will be served at the farm. After lunch, the tours and discussions will continue and then everyone will come together for a Q&A session with hot cider and light snacks. The bus will leave the farm at about 3:15 pm and should be back at the hotel by 4:00 pm. 

Baskets to Pallets: Intro to Selling Wholesale

January 29 - January 30, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lowville, NY

Baskets to Pallets: Intro to Selling Wholesale

Preparing Small and Mid-Size Farmers to Enter Food Hubs, Cooperatives, Restaurants and Groceries
This course is designed for farmers of all enterprises and will cover building relationships with buyers, customer management and record keeping, pricing, grading and packaging, uniformity and consistency, and food safety, among many other topics! This fun course includes plenty of hands-on activities and opportunities for peer learning and small group discussion. The course includes one break-out session for livestock and produce farmers. Additionally, the training includes an end-of-day session to start crop-planning for selling to the NNY Food Hub, based out of Jefferson county CCE, during the 2018 growing season.


February 2018

Small-Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy or Meat Production

February 12, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lowville, NY

Small-Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy or Meat Production

This presentation will introduce you to the ins and outs of small-scale dairy or meat production. Participants can choose to listen to dairy related topics OR meat related topics.

Starting a Winery in Northern NY: Costs and Considerations Webinar

February 13, 2018
1:00 PM EST

Starting a Winery in Northern NY: Costs and Considerations Webinar

Are you interested in starting a winery? This webinar will look at the current wine industry in northern NY and will include 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. We will also go over using the Excel spreadsheets that are intended to help determine the cost of establishing a winery.

This webinar information can be applied outside of the NNY region.

Market Strategies for Retail and Wholesale

February 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Canton, NY

Market Strategies for Retail and Wholesale

Session for veggie, fruit, value-added and general producers. Presenter are Lindsey Pashow, Ag Business Development & Marketing Specialist for Harvest NY and Ian Ater owner/operator of Fledgling Crow Vegetables in Keeseville, NY.

Small-Scale Value-Added Dairy

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

Small-Scale Value-Added Dairy

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


March 2018

Pork Processing Workshop

March 2, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cobleskill, NY

Pork Processing Workshop

Maximize our meat profit! Learn how to cut a hog carcass, make sausage, and market your pork. Process the whole pig!

Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference

March 27 - March 28, 2018
Tues: 8:00 AM registration, 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM includes networking time
Waterloo, NY

Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference

The 2018 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference will be on Tuesday March 27th at the del Lago Casino & Resort in Waterloo, NY featuring multiple tracks with sessions covering legal issues, tax issues, marketing, distribution, beer and cider production issues. Hear from Government officials, craft beverage industry representatives, university researchers, extension educators, brewers, and cider makers about important topics related to your business and industry.

This event includes a trade show and opportunities for networking (including a Social Hour following the sessions) with others in your industry. 

The day following the main 2018 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference we have two separate field trips planned (this costs an extra $20). Participants will choose between the 'Brewery' field trip and the 'Cidery' field trip. The Brewery Field trip will include a trip to Fleur de Lis Beer Works. They will be brewing one of their beers while we are there -explaining the steps as they brew. The Cidery Field trip will be to Red Jacket Orchard and Nursery, as well as a local cidery to be decided.


April 2018

Collaborative Marketing

April 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Watertown, NY

Collaborative Marketing

Are you considering entering a collaborative marketing arrangement? This workshop will provide information on how to identify personal and logistical farm-based criteria for collaborative marketing, how to identify potential collaborative marketing partners, and evaluating collaborative relationships. Additionally, attendees can learn what the NNY Food Hub is up to and how growers can participate. 

It's Time for Agriculture Marketing and Business Plans

April 17, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lowville, NY

It's Time for Agriculture Marketing and Business Plans

So you have a new product or one you are thinking of starting up. What's your end point? Come join us for engaging conversation on the path to follow. Peggy Murray, Farm Business Educator from CCE Lewis will discuss the importance of creating a business plan. Marketing considerations will be emphasized by Michele Ledoux, Executive Director of CCE Lewis, and Lindsey Pashow of CCE Harvest NY will talk participants through how to effectively use digital marketing to their advantage.


May 2018

Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop

May 15 - May 16, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Colchester, VT

Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop

The Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop is tailored to dairy processing personnel and is designed to help participants understand the basic principles of dairy science and safety, as well as emphasize dairy processing establishment needs related to dairy sanitation to ensure that proper programs are conducted in their establishments. 


June 2018

No Events Scheduled at this Time



July 2018

Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety (Online Course)

July 1 - December 31, 2018

Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety (Online Course)

This online workshop (with rolling registration) is designed for those involved and interested in fluid milk processing and testing with the intent of providing the tools to support and improve on quality assurance/control and food safety programs for bottled milks. While the course design assumes participants have some prior knowledge of dairy microbiology & processing (e.g., Dairy Science & Sanitation Course), critical concepts will be reviewed and expanded on for those who do not. This course can be taken as a stand-along program, but it also fulfills the core training requirement of a Cornell Dairy Foods Certificate for Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety after all required prerequisite courses have been taken (e.g., Dairy Science & Sanitation, HACCP, HTST).

Certified Milk Inspector Summer School

July 16 - July 19, 2018
M-W 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Th 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ithaca, NY

Certified Milk Inspector Summer School

Provides detailed instruction of required dairy farm inspections and is a required course for Certified Milk Inspectors (CMI), those who inspect dairy farms. Offered once each summer. 


August 2018

Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop

August 7 - August 8, 2018
T 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; W 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Ithaca, NY

Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop

The course consists of online lecture sessions that will cover basic dairy science, including composition of milk, dairy microbiology, and dairy food safety, as well as an overview of dairy regulations. Participants will also learn in hands-on sessions the basics of cleaning and sanitizing principles, unit operations -- both raw milk production and receiving, and dairy processing, plant equipment and design, general control of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms, in depth information on cleaning and sanitizing chemicals, their properties and applications, and a discussion on CIP and COP systems and common errors seen in the industry.

St. Lawrence Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 15, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
North Bangor, NY

St. Lawrence Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program and Harvest New York along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

Growing Mushrooms on Gardens and Farms

August 29, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bronx, NY

Growing Mushrooms on Gardens and Farms

Please join us for an evening of fun-gi! Mushrooms are a wonderful crop to grow in the city, and can be incorporated into many existing growing systems to offer healthy, nutritious, and medicinal food to people and community. This workshop will offer gardeners and farmers of all sizes insight into a wide range of both outdoor and indoor growing methods for mushroom production. Anyone interested in learning more about basic mushroom cultivation techniques, starting a new enterprise, or considering commercial production at some scale are welcome to attend. 


September 2018

Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop (VT)

September 25 - September 26, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Colchester, VT

Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop (VT)

The Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop is tailored to dairy processing personnel and is designed to help participants understand the basic principles of dairy science and safety, as well as emphasize dairy processing establishment needs related to dairy sanitation to ensure that proper programs are conducted in their establishments. 


October 2018

Writing Your Business & Marketing Plan

October 18, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Watertown, NY

Writing Your Business & Marketing Plan

This session is designed for those who are looking to take their business to the next level. It will include discussion and coverage of the components and considerations for a strong business plan in addition to an in depth look at the marketing plan. This course will also provide you with a template to complete the respective plans.

Agritourism Workshop

October 19, 2018
10:00 AM - Noon -OR- 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lowville, NY

Agritourism Workshop

Have you been considering agritourism on your farm? Learn how to get started with agritourism, how to anticipate visitor expectations and important customer relations considerations, liability issues to clarify with your insurer, and how to market your enterprise for success! CCE Harvest NY Agriculture Business Development and Marketing Specialist Lindsey Pashow will be leading this educational event.

The Science of Cheese Making (Basic Level) and Vat Pasteurization Workshop

October 23 - October 24, 2018
Ithaca, NY

The Science of Cheese Making (Basic Level) and Vat Pasteurization Workshop

This workshop is designed for cheese manufacturers or others interested in the basic concepts of cheese making and is a required part of the Dairy Extension Basic Cheese Making Certificate Program. The course may also be taken as a stand-alone Basic Cheese Making training. The course begins with an online lecture component covering the key areas related to vat pasteurization and basic cheese making techniques, cheese culture basics, milk defects, cheese defects and cheese marketing. The course will also include 2 days of hands-on pasteurization and cheese making activities.


November 2018

2018 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Confernece

November 7 - November 8, 2018
Lake Placid, NY

2018 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Confernece

Developing Your Brand and Marketing Strategies to Increase Sales
This program will focus on brand development for a competitive market, collaborative approaches to marketing, multi-channel selling strategies, and technology adaption with your brand.

All members of the agricultural community are encouraged to attend!


December 2018

2018 Empire State Barley and Malt Summit

December 12 - December 13, 2018
Liverpool, NY

2018 Empire State Barley and Malt Summit

Save the date! Join us for research-based technical updates, best practices for success, and supply chain networking opportunities.



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Upcoming Events

Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety (Online Course)

July 1 - December 31, 2018

This online workshop (with rolling registration) is designed for those involved and interested in fluid milk processing and testing with the intent of providing the tools to support and improve on quality assurance/control and food safety programs for bottled milks. While the course design assumes participants have some prior knowledge of dairy microbiology & processing (e.g., Dairy Science & Sanitation Course), critical concepts will be reviewed and expanded on for those who do not. This course can be taken as a stand-along program, but it also fulfills the core training requirement of a Cornell Dairy Foods Certificate for Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety after all required prerequisite courses have been taken (e.g., Dairy Science & Sanitation, HACCP, HTST).
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The Science of Cheese Making (Basic Level) and Vat Pasteurization Workshop

October 23 - October 24, 2018

Ithaca, NY

This workshop is designed for cheese manufacturers or others interested in the basic concepts of cheese making and is a required part of the Dairy Extension Basic Cheese Making Certificate Program. The course may also be taken as a stand-alone Basic Cheese Making training. The course begins with an online lecture component covering the key areas related to vat pasteurization and basic cheese making techniques, cheese culture basics, milk defects, cheese defects and cheese marketing. The course will also include 2 days of hands-on pasteurization and cheese making activities.
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2018 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Confernece

November 7 - November 8, 2018

Lake Placid, NY

Developing Your Brand and Marketing Strategies to Increase Sales
This program will focus on brand development for a competitive market, collaborative approaches to marketing, multi-channel selling strategies, and technology adaption with your brand.

All members of the agricultural community are encouraged to attend!
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Take the New York Berry Grower Survey!

Attention New York State berry growers
Help us better understand the current status and future growth potential of New York's berry industry, as well as identify the best approaches to support and develop resources to help berry growers.

This survey, a collaborative effort between the New York Berry Growers Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension, will provide critical information needed to obtain additional funding from the State for research and extension efforts.

The survey contains 8 questions and should take less than 5 minutes to complete it.

Take the survey online or you can print the survey and mail it in using this PDF.

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