GENEVA, N.Y. — Dry bean growers are encouraged to attend the 2019 NYS Dry Bean Growers Meeting and Variety Evaluation on Friday, March 15, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, at Cornell AgriTech at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Food Research Lab Conference Room, 665 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456.
Join the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program for updates on dry bean production and marketing, Western bean cutworm activity, white mold management, breeding, varieties, and the use of dry beans in school lunches. We will also review research priorities and gather suggestions for future educational programs. The second half of the program will feature evaluation of the Cornell dry bean variety trial with 56 dry bean cultivars that were canned by Furmano Foods on display for taste and visual appearance. 1.25 DEC (categories 10, 1a, and 23) and CCA credits will be available.
COST and REGISTRATION: Cost is $10 per person and includes lunch. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by March 12. For more information and to register online by credit card, go to https://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1116. Or, call Julie Kikkert at 585-394-3977 x404 to reserve a spot and pay with cash or check at the door.
The Food Research Lab is located at the corner of W. North St. and Pre-Emption Rd. From Pre-Emption Rd., enter on Collier Drive, park along Collier Drive or in the rear parking lot and use the Pilot Plant entrance. Look for signs to the Dry Bean Meeting. GPS Coordinates: 42.876667, -77.009742
About Cornell Cooperative Extension – Cornell Vegetable Program
The Cornell Vegetable Program is one of the premier regional agricultural teams in NYS: a Cornell Cooperative Extension partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations in a large multi-county region in the western and central parts of the state. The team’s Vegetable Specialists work together with Cornell faculty and Extension Educators statewide to address the issues that impact the commercial vegetable industry. The Cornell Vegetable Program provides educational programs and information to growers, processors and agri-business professionals, arming them with the knowledge to profitably produce and market safe and healthful vegetable crops, contributing to the viability of farms and the economic wellbeing of New York State. Specifically, the program focuses on food safety, variety evaluation, market development, pest management, and cultural practices. To learn more about the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, visit cvp.cce.cornell.edu
–Cornell Cooperative Extension – Cornell Vegetable Program
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