SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — How invasive species are impacting grape and hops production and the craft beverage industry will be featured in a new daily program at the Craft Beverage Center at the August 7-9, 2018 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY.
The presentation by Patty Wakefield Brown of the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, and the Finger Lakes PRISM: Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, will include a discussion of how to identify and report Spotted Lanternfly.
The craft beverage industry is quickly emerging as a major agricultural sector for New York State. Cornell Viticulture and Enology Extension specialists will be available for question and answers daily at the 2018 Empire Farm Days at the Craft Beverage Center at Lots 1001 and 1002 from 9 am to 12 pm. Their focus on Tuesday, August 7 will be on wine; on Wednesday, August 8 on cider; and on Thursday, August 9 on distilled spirits.
The Craft Beverage Center at the show also provides the opportunity to talk with New York’s fine brewmasters. Among them will be Jon Paul Partee of Fleur de Lis Brew Works and Hop Yards, Seneca Falls, NY. His family has maintained a French farm brewery and artisanal style of beer making for three generations.
Empire Farm Days is the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeastern U.S. The event includes agricultural and rural living equipment, working equipment and crops demonstrations, test driving, products, live horse and cattle demonstrations, safety information and much more with more than 600 exhibitors and vendors. For more information, see www.empirefarmdays.com, Facebook, and Instagram.
–Empire Farm Days
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