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January 2024

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) Opportunities Info Session

January 19, 2024
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Binghamton, NY

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) Opportunities Info Session

This event hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY, Empire State Development and the NYC MWBE program will include overviews on both the NYS and NYC Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) programs, as well as a panel discussion that will give an overview the untapped potential for MWBEs to participate and benefit from the program.

This event is meant to provide invaluable insights, strategies, and resources for farm and food MWBEs seeking to navigate state contracting. This meeting will provide a networking opportunity for MWBE businesses, government agencies, advocacy groups, producers, distributors, and stakeholders in the food procurement industry in New York State.

The Urban Farmer-to-Farmer Summit (TUFFS)

January 19, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
New York, NY

The Urban Farmer-to-Farmer Summit (TUFFS)

The Urban Farmer-to-Farmer Summit (TUFFS) invites the NYC urban farm community to come together for an afternoon of conversations and show-and-tell, an opportunity to see what other urban farmers have been working on, to ask questions, and to share what went well for you this year (and what didn't).


February 2024

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March 2024

MWBE Women's Month Celebration

March 8 - March 9, 2024
Fri, March 8 (1pm - 4pm); Sat, March 9 (12pm - 4pm)
Auburn, NY

MWBE Women's Month Celebration

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, in collaboration with Harvest NY and Taste NY, presents the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises Women's Month Celebration. This 2-day event aims to foster collaboration, equity, and innovation for farm and food businesses through networking and promoting local food procurement. Buyers, and New York businesses and vendors are invited to attend free workshops and showcase their products. This event is complementary for all attendees!

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) Coffee Hour

March 12, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am (NOTE: The time of the event has been updated.)
Ithaca, NY

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) Coffee Hour

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and Harvest NY for a coffee hour to learn about the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) program. An overview of the MWBE program will be provided by Precious Tshabalala, Food Systems Specialist with Harvest NY. Her focus is on distribution, procurement, diversification, access to new markets, and promotion of local foods. Precious will answer questions about how MWBE businesses can benefit from these programs. This coffee hour event will provide an informal setting for MWBE businesses to network and connect with Precious to discuss strategies and resources for farm and food MWBEs seeking to navigate state contracting. (NOTE: This program has been updated.)


April 2024

FSA and NRCS Urban Agriculture Primer

April 15, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

FSA and NRCS Urban Agriculture Primer

Join us online for a FSA and NRCS Urban Agriculture Primer on Monday, April 15th from 1-2:30 PM. Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Farm Service Agency, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, this meeting will provide an explanation of which FSA and NRCS programs may be most relevant for urban growers in New York State. 

Log Inoculation Party

April 28, 2024
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
New York, NY

Log Inoculation Party

Join us for a log inoculation party and Community Mushroom Educator (CME) reunion at the Randall's Island Urban Farm with past and prospective CMEs. We will be inoculating local tree species with shiitake and oyster spawn as part of a larger research project with the Randall's Island Park Alliance Urban Farm and Cornell Cooperative Extension. 


May 2024

Urban Berry Project: Growing Strawberries 101

May 29, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Upper Manhattan, NY

Urban Berry Project: Growing Strawberries 101

Join Makela Elvy, Anya Osatuke, and Dan Olmstead from Cornell University, along with the NYRP Urban Ag team, for a deep dive into everything strawberry! For beginning gardeners and advanced growers alike, this hands-on workshop will include an introduction to some of the preferred NYC-loving varieties, as well as a chance to plant out a new bed of strawberries in the Riley-Levin Demonstration Garden. SPACE is LIMITED! Registration is required.


June 2024

New York State Honeyberry Conference

June 29, 2024
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mexico, NY

New York State Honeyberry Conference

Join CCE Oswego and CCE Harvest NY for a state-wide conference on a new emerging fruit called Honeyberry, also known as Haskap (Lonicera caerulea). Honeyberries are a dark blue color, like blueberries, but with a distinct oval shape. The taste is most associated with raspberry and blueberry, while also containing its own distinctive flavor. The fruit can grow in USDA Plant Hardiness zones 1 to 8 and can survive up to 30 years or longer if properly managed. What makes the fruit unique is that it ripens from the middle of June through early July. This allows the fruit to sit comfortably between the strawberry and blueberry season. When fully mature plants can produce 6 to 10 lbs. of berries, which can be eaten as a fresh fruit or made into value-added products.

The conference will cover the history of the fruit, best growing practices, processing, value-added production, and marketing. Guest speakers will include growers and researchers from the US and Canada, including Dr. Bob Bors from the University of Saskatchewan. Attendees will also be able to network and attend an optional farm tour immediately after the conference. 


July 2024

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August 2024

Resilient Gardens Symposium

August 10, 2024
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
New York, NY


We will be hosting a one-day Resilient Gardens Symposium in New York City focused on culturally relevant gardening skills adapted to climate change for the unique resource needs of urban gardeners. The day's focus will be on addressing barriers for beginning gardeners most affected by post-pandemic food insecurity, hearing from leaders on innovative ways to overcome these issues in cities and connecting resources between Cornell Cooperative Extension and leading community gardens. And, there will be garden tours to Harlem Community Gardens!


September 2024

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October 2024

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November 2024

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December 2024

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Upcoming Events

Resilient Gardens Symposium

August 10, 2024
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
New York, NY

We will be hosting a one-day Resilient Gardens Symposium in New York City focused on culturally relevant gardening skills adapted to climate change for the unique resource needs of urban gardeners. The day's focus will be on addressing barriers for beginning gardeners most affected by post-pandemic food insecurity, hearing from leaders on innovative ways to overcome these issues in cities and connecting resources between Cornell Cooperative Extension and leading community gardens. And, there will be garden tours to Harlem Community Gardens!

Announcements

Field Guide: Arthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables

Arthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables aims to help urban farmers and gardeners find, identify, and understand the most common and important insects and other arthropod pests found in New York City farms and gardens. Some of these pests are rarely mentioned in other guides but are common in NYC. The guide emphasizes scouting tips, including how to identify pests by the damage they leave behind, even when you can't find the insect itself.

This guide was created as a collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension's Harvest New York team and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.