SUFFOLK CO., N.Y. — The 41st Annual Long Island Agricultural Forum will be offered as a virtual event. The event will run from Tuesday, January 18th to Thursday, January 20th, giving participants three full days of educational programming.
The conference will present the latest research and extension efforts on environmentally safe and viable agriculture production, address complex issues related to commercial crop production, and provide legislative and regulatory updates. Sessions will address the diverse sectors of Long Island agriculture including vegetable, viticulture, nursery, sustainable agriculture, tree fruit, greenhouse/floriculture, new and beginning farmer, and aquaculture. Crucial topics including the latest updates on agricultural labor and pesticide regulation, spotted lanternfly and other invasives, soil health, research updates in crop production and pest management will be covered, as well as innovative aquaculture topics.
NYS DEC pesticide recertification credits are available for attending most sessions. Registration is $45 per person.
To view the full program and to register, visit: http://ccesuffolk.org/events/2015/01/08/long-island-agricultural-forum.
The Long Island Agricultural Forum is sponsored by the following agencies and organizations: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Cornell University Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center, Long Island Farm Bureau, Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA-Farm Services Agency, New York State Department of Labor, East End Food Institute, Peconic Land Trust, and Suffolk County.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County