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UPCOMING EVENTS!

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Agroforestry Community Field Day

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Saturday, October 21st - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Shelterbelt Farm - Brooktondale, NY

Interested in learning more about Agroforestry? Come see agroforestry in practice on a beautiful local farm. Learn from owner/farmer/educator Erica Frenay about 'Silvopasture on a shoestring' and the successes and learning opportunities that practicing agroforestry offers. From livestock in orchards to integrated farm layouts and stacked enterprises, the tour promises to start lots of lively conversation.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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A Farmer's Perspective
on Solar

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Thursday, October 26th - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Farmers who have looked closely at solar electricity production on their land will discuss their experiences with developers, and their perceptions of the benefits and challenges of solar for agriculture. Discussion will include differences in the scale of solar projects, how solar might impact farmers in varied circumstances, and ideas for optimizing the benefits of and mitigating the challenges of solar for agriculture.

This event is part of a series offered through a continued collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension, Pennsylvania, and Farm Bureaus of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Click here to learn more.

Registration Required.

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Saffron Productions Lecture

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Tuesday, November 7th - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
CCE Tompkins Office - Ithaca, NY

Kaitlin Aasen will present on the basics of saffron production, including purchasing, cultivation, and plant physiology. She will share her personal experience over the last two years and valuable resources with attendees to help them learn and cultivate saffron for themselves or their business. This class will be offered in person at CCE Tompkins and simultaneously over Zoom. A hands-on workshop will be held at her farm the following Saturday.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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On-Site Community Composting:

The Science for Everyone to Compost Organics Program

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Wednesday, November 15th - 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Human Service Complex Rm 120 - Montour Falls, NY

Join Jean Bonhotal, Director of Cornell Waste Management Institute for a program designed to familiarize you with composting, answer questions and build confidence.

The program will be held at Schuyler County Human Resources Complex in Montour Falls, NY. The cost to attend the workshop is $10.00, and the fee is waived for any current students. Click here to learn more.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Don't Forget These Upcoming Events!

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2023 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium

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Friday, October 27th - Sunday October 29th
Cornell Campus - Ithaca, NY

The 2023 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium is scheduled for Oct 27th through 29th on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. Goat and sheep raisers and industry stakeholders are welcome to register for the whole event or individual days. Friday Oct 27th is devoted to advance sign-up workshops on: 1) learning to process sheep and goat for meat – Jess Waltemyer, 2) Learning to do a field necropsy – Dr. Mary Smith DVM, 3) Demos and hands-on practicals for new goat and sheep raisers – Betsy Hodge and Dr. Tatiana Stanton, and later in the evening, 4) Intro to artificial insemination – Dr. Megan Bernard, DVM.

The program schedule, registration and additional information on parking etc. are available online at both the Cornell Goat Program Website https://blogs.cornell.edu/goats/ and the Cornell Sheep Program Website https://blogs.cornell.edu/newsheep

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Deadline Friday Oct 20th.

Please contact Barbara Jones at 607-255-7712 with further registration questions.

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Last updated October 18, 2023