RENSSELAERVILLE, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension, Albany County and the Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program are pleased to announce the Second Annual Cut Flower Conference, to be held on December 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Admission to the conference is $45.00 per person, which includes lunch at the Carriage House Restaurant.
This event is of interest to cut flower growers in the Capital Area. The initial Cut Flower Conference, held in 2016, was very popular with established and beginning cut flower growers and growers considering adding cut flowers to their diversified farms.
Online registration is available at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/cutflower2_201. For questions regarding registration or payment, please contact Tove Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org or (518)765-3518. For questions about the conference, or if you wish to become an exhibitor at the Cut Flower Conference, please contact Lily Calderwood, PhD, email@example.com or (518)765-3513.
Title: Second Annual Cut Flower Conference
When: December 1, 2017
Where: The Carey Institute, Guggenheim Pavilion, 63 Huyck Road, Rensselaerville, NY
8:00 – 8:30 Registration @ Guggenheim Pavilion, Carey Institute
8:45 – 9:30 Carolyn Snell, Cut Flowers on Snell Family Farm, Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, Northeast Regional Director located in Buxton, Maine
9:30 – 10:15 Judson Reid, High Tunnel Nutrient Management, Cornell Cooperative Extension
10:40 – 11:40 Chris Wien and Friends, Dahlia Production, Cornell University, Professor Emeritus and Farm TBD
12:00 Lunch at the Carriage House Restaurant
1:00 – 1:45 Bryan Brown, Weed Management on Small Farms, Weed Specialist, NYS IPM
1:45 – 2:30 Lily Calderwood, Lavender and Mint SARE Research Update, Cornell Cooperative Extension
2:45 – 4:00 Farmer to Farmer Panel Discussion – Geared toward beginners, 5 cut flower growers will discuss production, post-harvest, and marketing challenges as well as success stories.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension, Albany County
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