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Event Details

Date

March 27 - March 28, 2018

Time

Tues: 8:00 AM registration, 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM includes networking time

Location

del Lago Casino and Resort
1133 NY Rt 414
Waterloo, NY 13165

Host

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Derek Simmonds
315-539-9251

Pre-Registration Deadline: March 20, 2018

Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference

March 27 - March 28, 2018

Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference

2018 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.

Harvest NY Ag Business Development and Marketing Specialist, Lindsey Pashow, will be discussing CCE's Cider Apply Supply Chain Survey.

This event includes a trade show and opportunities for networking (including a Social Hour following the sessions) with others in your industry. The cost for this event is $100 (or $90 for each additional person from the same brewery, cidery, or farm). This includes a light breakfast, lunch, an evening social hour and a 2018 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Glass. Be sure to register early (before March 20th) to avoid the late registration price of $115. Register online for the conference. Sponsored by Waterloo Container.


Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference Field Trips

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.

This registration site is for people registering for the Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference (FLCBC), or people registering for the FLCBC and the FLCBC Field Trips.

To register JUST for one of the field trips, go to: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/FLCBC_fieldtrip-2018_245


Please call Seneca County CCE 315-539-9251 or email Derek Simmonds with any questions.




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Announcements

The NY Food Hub Collaborative Takes Root!

Cornell Cooperative Extension has received a USDA Regional Food Systems Partnership Planning and Development grant for the NY Food Hub Collaborative. This is a 2-year project.


The NY Food Hub Collaborative brings together 29 local food system stakeholders representing 21 organizations to realize the long-term goal of improving the economic viability of mid-tier value chain partners targeting local markets by improving efficiencies, maximizing profits, and increasing demand for NY food products. Three objectives guide the project tea toward that goal:

1. Establish a Collaborative of interdependent food hubs designed to work collaboratively to efficiently, affordably, and effectively market NY food products to institutional markets.

2. Identify the potential for small, mid-size, and socially disadvantaged producers to be competitive in state agency and institutional contracts.

3. Develop strategic business relationships between mid-tier value chain partners including food hubs, producers, processors, distributors, and markets that emphasize organizational interdependence, trust, and transparency and equitably distribute responsibilities and rewards.

Objectives will be met through strategic planning amongst Collaborative partners, virtual field trips to learn best practices from national partners, business-to-business development opportunities, producer and market partner training, and a series of outputs. Outputs include an interactive local food system asset map, a procurement guide on selling NY food products to various institutional markets, an analysis of existing procurement policies across institutions and recommendations for improvement, market analyses of key institutional market partners, a NY Collaborative product guide, and an implementation plan that provides a framework to operationalize the NY Food Hub Collaborative.

Project Partners:

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome, Oneida, Essex, and Saratoga Counties
  • Farm Fare
  • Syracuse University
  • Upstate Growers & Packers
  • Eden Valley Growers
  • Capital Roots
  • Farm Fresh First
  • 607CSA
  • Hub on the Hill
  • Headwater Food Hub
  • Syracuse Onondaga Food Systems Alliance
  • Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corp.
  • Center for Agriculture Development and Entrepreneurship
  • NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
  • Buffalo City School District
  • Syracuse City School District
  • NYC Citywide Administrative Services
Additional project partners will be identified as the project takes root. If you're interested in learning more or getting involved, please reach out to Project Director, Cheryl Bilinski, cbt32@cornell.edu.



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