NY Small Farms Summit: Feb. 29, 2012. Register Now!
michael at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Mon Feb 13 11:22:13 EST 2012
From: "Violet Stone" <vws7 at cornell.edu>
Small Farmers: Shape Your Future!
Register Now for the 2012 NY Small Farms Summit
Register now for the 2012 NY Small Farms Summit! The Summit will take place
Wednesday, February 29th, from 9:30am 3:30pm, with lunch provided.
What is the NY Small Farm Summit?
The Summit is an interactive meeting with an opportunity for all participants
to take part in lively discussion, both locally, and across the state. The
goals of the Summit are to increase visibility of small farmers and their
needs, encourage local collaboration among regions, and to prioritize emerging
opportunities to enhance viabilities of small farms in New York and the
Who should attend the Summit?
Farmers, educators or agricultural service providers, farm businesses, policy
makers, students, and members of the community who are interested and
committed to a vibrant small farm sector in NY.
What can I expect?
In the morning, we will hear from two 2011 recipients of Small Farms Program
grants to understand how stakeholder feedback turns into meaningful projects
that have direct benefit in the field. Then, we will hear from two farmer
speakers about the visions they have for the short-term future of small farms
in their regions. Well also have a brief visit with Dean Boor, from the
College of Agriculture and Life Science, to learn more about how Cornell is
supporting the small farm sector. In the afternoon, we will work in small
groups to evaluate emerging opportunities and prioritize investments to
enhance the viability of small farms. We plan to end the day with a list of
top priorities that can inform small farm research, education and policy over
the next 5 years.
Why should I participate?
The New York Small Farms Summit is the only event in the state that brings
together the entire small farm community. You should attend the Summit if you
are interested in voicing your ideas, if you enjoy networking with others, or
if you want to learn more about supporting small farms.
How do I register?
The Summit will take place in 5 locations across the state. Sign up at the
site nearest you. The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided.
After you register, your site host will be in touch regarding directions,
parking information and an agenda for the day. See contact information below.
Please take the survey, regardless of your attendance at the Summit. It helps
to identify and prioritize issues you care about! The link to the survey is:
2012 Summit Host Sites:
Location: Mann Library, Agriculture Quad, Cornell University Campus
Address: Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853
To register: Violet Stone at 607-255-9227 or vws7 at cornell.edu
<mailto:vws7 at cornell.edu>
Location: Albany County, Cornell Cooperative Extension office
Address: 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186
To register: Gale Kohler at gek4 at cornell.edu <mailto:gek4 at cornell.edu>
Location: St. Lawrence County, Cornell Cooperative Extension office
Address: Extension Learning Farm Classroom at 2043 SH 68, Canton, NY 13617
To register: Brent Buchanan at bab22 at cornell.edu <mailto:bab22 at cornell.edu> or
315-379-9192 Ext 231
Location: Wyoming County, Cornell Cooperative Extension Office
Address: 401 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569
To register: Joan Petzený at jsp10 at cornell.edu <mailto:jsp10 at cornell.edu> or
Location: Suffolk County, Cornell Cooperative Extension Office
Address: 423 Griffing Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
To register: Sandy Menasha at srm45 at cornell.edu <mailto:srm45 at cornell.edu> or
Cornell Small Farms Program
NY SARE Coordinator
vws7 at cornell.edu<mailto:vws7 at cornell.edu>
Earn your Permaculture Design Certificate
with the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
More information about the FingerLakesPermaculture