Upcoming events in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Horticulture in the South Central New York Region July 15th

burns michael at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Fri Jul 16 08:21:29 EDT 2010


From: Catherine A Barnes <cab377 at cornell.edu>

Upcoming events in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Horticulture
in the South Central New York Region

AGRICULTURE

ABC’s of Pastured Poultry-Thursday July 15th- 6:30-8:30pm. Heritage  
Pastures, 2343 Stanton Hill Road, Nichols. Learn how to raise poultry  
on pasture. Whether your’re just exploring options for using your land  
or you are already raising poultry, this workshop is for you. Class  
fee is $10/person or $15/household. For more information and to pre- 
register contact CCE Tioga 607-687-4020.

Cornell Agro-forestry Tour- Tuesday July 20th- Do you want to learn  
how to use your forest for more than just firewood and timber? If so,  
join Professor Ken Mudge at the MacDaniels Nut Grove on Tuesday July  
20, from 6:30-8:30 pm. This hands-on workshop and tour will  
demonstrate how to inoculate logs for mushroom production, show how to  
grow ornamentals in the forest, feature edible plants that can be  
incorporated into a forest setting, and show ginseng and goldenseal  
production in naturalized forest beds. Permaculture concepts are also  
being employed to reduce honeysuckle and channel water flow down the  
hillside setting. All exhibits will be presented in a forest setting.  
The tour requires considerable walking and restrooms are not  
accessible.  Preregistration is required and space is limited. The fee  
is $3/person or $5/couple. Reserve your spot by calling 607-272-2292. http://www.hort.cornell.edu/mng/ 
  for details.

2010 Fruit Field Days - Wednesday  and Thursday July 28th and 29th-  
Cornell University will host the event at the New York State  
Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, on Wednesday and  
Thursday, July 28 & 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m each day. Grapes  
and berry fruits will be the focus on July 28, and tree fruits will be  
addressed on July 29. Fruit growers, consultants, and industry  
personnel are invited to tour field plots and learn about the latest  
research and extension efforts being carried out by researchers on the  
Geneva and Ithaca campuses, and on commercial farms elsewhere in the  
state. The focus will be on all commodities key to New York's $300  
million fruit industry: apples, grapes, cherries, raspberries,  
strawberries, blueberries and other berry crops. Pre-registration is  
required, and can be done either online (via credit card) or by  
mailing in a check plus the registration form, available on the NYSAES  
home page under "Events" (www.nysaes.cornell.edu), on the Cornell  
Fruit web page under "News and Events" (www.fruit.cornell.edu), and  
through Cornell Cooperative Extension regional fruit program  
newsletters. More program information and the online pre-registration  
site are posted on the above web pages. For sponsorship and exhibitor  
information, contact Debbie Breth at 585-798-4265 or  
dib1 at cornell.edu.  For question please contact Contact: Amy Andersen, ada10 at cornell.edu 
, 315-787-2331.

New York Nut Growers Association Meeting, Saturday, July 31st- The New  
York Nut Growers Association will hold its summer meeting at Cornell  
University, Ithaca, NY Plant Science Building, Room 329, on Saturday  
morning, July 31rst. There will be presentations on commercial walnut  
growing in New York State, and on the 1,000 canker disease of black  
walnut.  Participants will tour of the Plant Disease Diagnostic  
Clinic.  There is no charge for the meeting.  Complete details are on http://www.nynga.org/ 
.  Any Questions? You can reach John at WWfarmtoday at aol.com or Call  
607-387-4331 or mail to: 8144 Searsburg Rd., Trumansburg, NY 14886

HORTICULTURE

Exploring a U-pick Berry CSA- July 15th 2010 10:30am-12:30pm- Kestrel  
Perch Berries, 220 Rachel Carson Way Ithaca, NY 14850 (Tompkins  
County) Kestrel Perch Berries offers 200 shareholders in the Ithaca  
area 6 to 8 weeks of U-pick small fruit (strawberries, red and black  
raspberries, red and black currants, and gooseberries). “Pay-as-you- 
go” U-pick extends the season into August and September (blackberries,  
fall red raspberries). Join fruit farmer Katie Creeger to learn about  
KPB's chemical-free berry operation and unique marketing combination  
of the CSA and U-pick models.  Supported by the USDA Beginning Farmer  
and Rancher Project Grant Program. For registration and questions  
please call 585-271-1979 or email info at nofany.org.

  Organic Gardening for Beginners-Tuesday July 20th- Our grandparents  
were mostly organic gardeners, and now many people see the advantages  
of being organic.  If you don't know how to get started, come to this  
class to learn the basics and ask questions.  We will cover everything  
from soil preparation to coping with weeds and pests.   Fee:  $5.  Pre- 
registration preferred. CCE Tompkins Cooperative Extension Education  
Center 615 Willow Avenue Ithaca, New York 14850-3555. Patricia Curran  
Event Coordinator (607) 272-2292 pc21 at cornell.edu

NATURAL RESOURCES

Marcellus Shale- why geology matters- free webinar Jul 21, 2010: 01:00  
PM - 03:00 PM Hosted by: Museum of the Earth/Paleontological Research  
Institute. Click here to register https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFgtSFpxd3VNZ3N2djBZT0ZOR0NtZFE6MQ

Small-Scale Woodlot Management: Low Impact Harvesting Workshop-  
Saturday July 24, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Angus Glen Farm, Watkins Glen,  
NY-. Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Schuyler County, Arnot  
Conservation Education Program and NYFOA Southern Finger Lakes  
Chapter. The workshop emphasizes three areas: safety, silviculture,  
and technique. Participants at this workshop will learn how to inspect  
equipment and tools, utilize safe practices, understand basic  
silvicultural principles, and make appropriate tree selection choices  
for multiple ownership objectives. Also, participants will observe  
directional felling using a felling plan and observe the use of an ATV  
and arch for moving sawlogs and firewood. The course is designed for  
novice to intermediate woodland owners and anyone interested in  
learning about and discussing sustainable woodland practices.  
Participants should dress for the weather and be prepared for walking  
on moderately rough ground. Hard hats are encouraged. For registration  
please call 607-535-7161 or email bjc226 at cornell.edu.

  The 4th annual Biomass Bio-energy  Workshop- July 28th, 9:30 – 3:00-  
will be held at the USDA-NRCS, Big Flats Plant Materials Center. There  
will be speakers, a wagon tour and demonstrations. Speakers will  
include representatives of private industry, Cornell University, Penn  
State University, USDA, and NGO’s. Energy crops to be discussed:  
grasses, willows, hardwood chips, sorghum and canola. There will be a  
$10.00 charge for lunch, Call 607 562-8404 for more information. Big  
Flats Plant Materials Center is  located  at  3266,  RT 352  Big Flats.

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Cathy Barnes
Administrative Assistant
The Land Use Team
323 Owego St, Unit 5
Montour Falls, NY 14865
607-535-7161
www.cce.cornell.edu/schuyler
www.sc-landuse.org
www.schuylerlanduse.blogspot.com/

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County provides equal  
program and employment opportunities.  Accommodations for persons with  
disabilities may be requested by calling CCE of Schuyler County at  
607-535-7161 no later than one week before the beginning of any event  
to make arrangements.  Requests received after this date will be met  
when possible.

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