Your success is our success! We host a variety of educational workshops and Field Days to give berry growers like you the tools you need to protect and improve your crops, learn the latest in farming techniques, and market your business. We also keep you up-to-date on other industry events.
We’re partnering with the experts art Cornell University and Cornell CCE to bring you the region’s first-ever blueberry intensive, an in-depth look at blueberry growing techniques, pests and diseases, marketing and other business topics, and an afternoon demonstration on a working farm.
This jam-packed information session will cover:
Blueberry nutrition and site prep
Business topics, including marketing, labor, and profitability tools
A discussion panel featuring successful blueberry growers
Common diseases of blueberries
Integrated pest management
Weather tracking and tools
Pruning techniques, including a live demonstration on a working berry farm
New York Labor Road Show II
January 28 & 29
Peru and Ballston Spa
If you have employees, this educational event is for you. It will feature experts from farms, private industry, and Cornell University and will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers, including employee housing, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement, safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care. Register at 315-433-0100, ext. 5595.
Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention
January 28, 29–31
An all-day, pre-convention high tunnel bramble production workshop will kick off the event on January 28. More information and register here.
NAFDM’s Agritourism Business Conference
The event begins with extensive, behind-the-scenes tours of two of the premier agritourism destinations in Indiana, and follows up with a variety of seminars and workshops on agritourism and farm direct marketing. Find more information and register here.
9th North American Strawberry Symposium
Held in conjunction with the annual North American Strawberry Growers Association conference, this workshop will include topics such automation and precision agriculture, physiology and production management, strawberry breeding tools and tips, and weed management. Register at nasga.org.
Mental Health First Aid Training
February 4 & 28
Voorheesville & Potsdam
A partnership between NY FarmNet and Cornell Cooperative Extension, to bring Mental Health First Aid training to the agricultural community. These sessions provide an opportunity for field representatives, agricultural professionals, farm neighbors, and agency staff to learn how to start a conversation with someone who seems to be reaching out for help. Get more information by e-mailing Kate Downes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Annual Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference
Join us for the 2nd Annual Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference! This year we will be expanding our conference to include a third day and many exciting new sessions. Speakers, topic details, and registration information will be available here soon.
Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conference
Niagara Falls, ON
The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is an annual gathering of horticultural crop producers involved in the production of fruits and vegetables. Berry sessions will be held on February 20. Find more information and register here.
Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research Annual Conference
Writing Your Business and Marketing Plan
Focused on agricultural production-related businesses, this workshop will cover topics such as financial budgeting, development of financial statements, special considerations, marketing, market development, and retention. Register here or call 315-788-8450, extension 236.