YATES CO., N.Y. — This year’s NYCO meetings will be held via Zoom but also in person at the Yates County Office Building’s Auditorium. Registration for either method is required but the meetings are free. We have kept the same days as we have had for the past 28 years for the discussion-based meetings; 2nd Tuesday of January, February, and March. We will start at noon and go to 1:30 pm. Half the time will be a speaker and half the time will be discussion between organic farmers in attendance. The one thing missing will be the dish to pass lunch.
On January 12th Cornell University Soil and Crop Sciences Professor Matthew Ryan will seek input from the audience on what components of a cropping system would be needed to allow other organic crops such as wheat, to be grown under no-till management. He will also show the video of this summer’s organic field days highlighting their work on no-till wheat and soybeans, done at the Musgrave Research Farm.
The February 9th meeting will feature Bryan Brown with Cornell IPM. He will use high speed video to discuss how to set up cultivators to get desired soil disturbance. Meeting attendees will have the choice to view these meetings online by registering at the link below, or by contacting Caroline Boutard-Hunt with Yates CCE at: email@example.com or 315.536.5123. The Yates County Auditorium at 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY Will have limited seating.
The March NYCO meeting is still being planned. As usual there is no charge for the meetings. We’re sorry there won’t be the chance to network at the dish to pass lunch this year. Already looking forward to next year to meet face to face with old and new friends.
Register here for all three sessions in the NYCO meeting series: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdO2prj0jH9cAv1J-yuoQiIpX5i7IEVZQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.
For more information, contact NYCO Meeting Coordinator Fay Benson with the Cornell Cooperative Extension South Central New York Dairy and Field Crops Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-391-2669. Other contacts for the NYCO meetings are: Emily Reiss, at Kreher Family Farms, Clarence, NY, and Luke Gianforte of Gianforte Farm, Cazenovia, NY.
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