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Event Details

Date

February 26 - April 2, 2019

Time

Tuesday evenings, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Location

The People's Forum
320 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018

Host

Farm School NYC, Cornell Small Farms Program, and CCE Urban Agriculture Program


Indoor Specialty Mushroom Cultivation Course

February 26 - April 2, 2019

Indoor Specialty Mushroom Cultivation Course
CCE's Urban Agriculture Program is collaborating with the Cornell Small Farms Program and Farm School NYC to offer "Indoor Specialty Mushroom Cultivation." The six-week course combines mushroom growing and marketing instruction with discussions about the ethnography of mushroom production. Harvest NY Urban Agriculture Specialist Yolanda Gonzalez will co-facilitate the course.

Students will gather from 6pm - 9pm on Tuesday evenings to participate in Cornell's 90-minute mushroom cultivation webinar together and then explore how indigenous and other cultural history and practice, race, class, and social justice relate to the themes raised in the webinar.

Cost: Sliding scale based on income plus $20 for mushroom cultivation kit. Click here for more information and to register




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NY Crop Insurance Availability by County & Crop

Apiculture, Dairy-RP, LGM, Nursery, PRF and WFRP policies are available throughout the entire state. Here is a table showing RMA crop insurance availability by county and crop in New York State.  

If a crop is not covered in your county, you may still be eligible for a written agreement for that crop. Please contact an insurance agent to see if this is an option for you.

More information about crop insurance is available through Cornell's New York Crop Insurance Education Program.

Beginning Producer Benefits for Crop Insurance

A qualifying beginning producer can potentially receive benefits in the crop insurance program. These benefits are designed to help start your operation. In this article, Stephen Hadcock, Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program, outlines the 4 crop insurance benefits available to beginning producers.
1) An exemption from paying the administrative fee for catastrophic coverage and additional coverage.
2) Receive an additional 10 percentage points of premium subsidy for additional coverage policies with a subsidy premium.
3) Utilize the actual production history (APH) of a farming operation that producer was previously involved in.
4) Utilize 80% of an applicable T-yield, instead of the normal 60%, as a substitute Yield Adjustment.

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