CORTLAND CO., N.Y. — This is the 29th year that certified organic field crop and dairy farmers have met at NYCO (NY Certified Organic) to exchange knowledge on growing crops organically. Due to lack of research and extension in organic production, farmers have relied on the sharing of each other’s experience to improve their knowledge on growing better crops and livestock with organic management.
Our last meeting of this winter will get back to our roots of farmer-to-farmer networking. The hour and a half will be facilitated discussion on questions brought up by the audience. If you have an idea that you have tried or considered trying on your farm, bring it to the meeting to get feedback from others who may have tried it. Other hot topics have included: What crop rotations work best to feed the soil and control weeds? What annual forages grow well under organic management?
As usual, there is no charge for the meetings. Registration is required. We are looking forward to next year for our 30th year of NYCO and to meet face to face again with old and new friends.
Register here for 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 email@example.com 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.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension
South Central NY Dairy and Field Crops Team
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