FARMINGTON, N.Y. — The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York’s (NOFA-NY) organic on-farm field days is heading into July, with popular topics on the following two dates:
- Tuesday, July 11, 1-4 pm: Transitioning to Organic Dairy Production. This field day will provide the basics of transitioning to organic grass-fed dairy production focusing on the Amish community in Allegany County. NOFA-NY, LLC and pioneering organic dairy farmer, Brian Stetson of Maple Hill Creamery will give a no-tech approach to grass-fed milk and organic transition. Location is David Miller Farm, 869 Peet Road, Whitesville, NY 14897 (Allegany County). Please note that there is no cell phone service or personal photos at this location. This event is produced by NOFA-NY with support from the New York Farm Viability Institute.
- Wednesday, July 12, 5-6 pm: High Tunnel Tomatoes – Early and Mid-season Management for Optimal Health and Productivity. Long-term organic high tunnel soil health and fertility management is challenging. This field day will discuss best management practices for growing tomatoes in a high tunnel, especially early and peak season management practices. Seth Jacobs of Slack Hollow Farm will share his experiences with tomatoes and how he successfully manages a high tunnel from a long term perspective. NOFA-NY and the Cornell Vegetable Program will discuss what they are learning through the New York Farm Viability Institute-funded initiative, “Best Management Practices for Long Term Profitable High Tunnel Soil Fertility and Health.” Location is Slack Hollow Farm, 177 Gilchrist Rd, Argyle, NY 12809 (Washington County). This event is produced by NOFA-NY with support from the New York Farm Viability Institute.
Walk-ins are welcome, but online pre-registration up to three days prior to the event is strongly encouraged. Fees are $15/individual, $25 for two or more people from same farm. Online registration is here: http://bit.ly/2qkSwsJ. For further information, go to http://bit.ly/2q9qnto or call (585) 271-1979. NOFA’s Field Days continue through October.
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