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Winter Green-Up 2022

January 29, 2022, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County for its Fourteenth Annual Winter Green-Up!

NEW LOCATION: Greenwich Elks Lodge, 130 Bulson Road, Greenwich, NY 12834

8:00 AM (check in) to 4:00 PM

Cost: $45 per person (lunch, morning coffee and snacks are included)

For more information or for any questions, please contact Ashley at (518) 649-0267 or arp253@cornell.edu.

To register for Winter Green-Up 2022, please visit: https://caahp.ccext.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=151

Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, when a 6 foot distance cannot be maintained.


Winter Green-Up 2022 Speakers

Judith D. Schwartz, Author

Judith D. Schwartz is an author whose work explores the ecological role of animals in the landscape. She lives and works on the side of a mountain in southwestern Vermont. She is the author of Cows Save the Planet, Water In Plain Sight and The Reindeer Chronicles. https://www.judithdschwartz.com/


Michael Lapi, Chef-Instructor, SUNY Cobleskill

An instructor of Culinary Arts and Meat Processing at SUNY Cobleskill, Michael provides a platform for the promotion of locally sourced foods through Farm to Table and Whole Animal Butchery classes.


Matt LeRoux, Extension Associate at Cornell University

Matt LeRoux has 20 years’ experience serving farms through Cornell Cooperative Extension, non-profits, and consulting, working with produce and livestock farmers and food businesses. He developed the Marketing Channel Assessment Tool for produce growers and the Cornell Meat Price & Yield Calculator.


Stacylyn Himelright, Cattle Procurement Lead, Cargill Beef Plant, Pennsylvania

Stacylyn Himelright is the Cattle Procurement Lead/Head Buyer at the Cargill Beef plant in Wyalusing, PA, and was a cattle buyer in Eastern/Central NY state for nine years. She will lead a presentation on navigating cattle markets, answering questions about selling cattle.


Winter Green-Up 2022 Agenda

8:00-8:45  Check-in/Coffee

8:45-9:00  Welcome

9:00-10:00  Meat Quality from a Butcher’s Perspective, Mike Lapi, Chef-Instructor, SUNY Cobleskill

10:00-10:15  Break

10:15-11:30  Why Grazing Matters: Insuring Beneficial Animal Impact, Judith D. Schwartz, Author

11:30-11:45  Meet Our Sponsors!

11:45-12:45  Lunch

12:45-1:45  Pricing for Profit: An Introduction to the Cornell Meat Price Calculator, Matt LeRoux, Extension Associate at Cornell University

1:45-2:00  Break

2:00-3:00  How to Navigate Cattle Markets and Sales, Stacy Himelright, Cattle Procurement Lead/Head Buyer At Cargill Beef Plant

3:00-4:00  The Global Ecology of Grazing: From Camels to Donkeys to Reindeer and Beyond, How Grazing Animals Create Landscapes, Judith D. Schwartz, Author


Questions may be directed to:

Ashley, 518-649-0267/arp253@cornell.edu

Tom, 518-577-0958/tjg3@cornell.edu

Tove, 518-765-3518/cce-caahp@cornell.edu


January 29, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm