DRYDEN, N.Y. — Changing weather patterns and weather extremes are creating new challenges in an already challenging industry. The 2019 Tompkins County Agricultural Summit will share with attendees new research and approaches to keeping ahead of the weather.
Presentation topics will include “What Difference Does Two Degrees Make?” with Janice Degni, Field Crop Specialist with CCE-Cortland and the SCNY Regional Ag Team; “Maintaining Healthy Soil with Increased Rainfall or Drought” with Dr. Kitty O’Neil, CCE-Franklin and Regional Field Crops & Soil Specialist; “Reducing Livestock Stress from Extreme Temperatures” with Robert Lynch, DVM, Dairy Herd Health & Management Specialist at PRO-DAIRY; and “Diversifying Farm Enterprises, Species, Crop Varieties and Breeds” with Sarah Ficken, Ag Educator from CCE-Madison. A farmer panel will discuss“High and Low Tech Approaches to Increased Runoff from Extreme Rain Events.” There also will be informational displays from agricultural agencies and organizations.
The 2019 Tompkins County Agricultural Summit will be held on Tuesday, February 26th from 10:00am to 3:00pm (registration starts at 9:30 a.m.) at the Dryden Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 2272 Dryden Road in Dryden, NY. Cost to attend is $10/person and includes lunch. To register online, visit http://bit.ly/2019AgSummitor contact Debbie Teeter, Ag Educator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County at (607) 272-2292. The 2019 Ag Summit is sponsored by the Tompkins County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board in cooperation with Tompkins County Farm Bureau and Farm Credit East.
–CCE Tompkins County
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