Scales, Equipment and Soils at Early Morning Farm

Event Details

Date: 
August 10, 2014
Location: 
9658 State Route 90, Genoa, NY 13071
Time: 
12:00pm-3:00pm

Join NOFA-NY at Early Morning Farm for this advanced grower workshop! Farmer Anton Burkett will start us off with a walking farm tour of two of his sites (we will caravan as a group to the 2nd site), while talking about the decision-making process in finding a farms ideal scale, current and future soil management plans and tillage equipment, the potential impacts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on nutrient management, and some of the longer term challenges of balancing the business of production agriculture with soil fertility. There will be time at the end to continue this farmer-to-farmer discussion of how to deal with tillage and fertility challenges in your operation! 

Early Morning Farm started with three acres in 1999 before growing steadily to nearly 100 acres in 2014, becoming one of the largest and most successful organic CSA farms in the northeast. Farmer Anton Burkett and his staff deliver over 1000 shares throughout CNY, while working to build their long-term business and soil health.

Registration Instructions: To pre-register and pay, shop online at https://nofa.wufoo.com/forms/zlyc0pf01u0ecf/ or call Stephanie at 585-271-1979 ext. 509 to make payment. Pre-registration is encouraged and closes at 4pm on August 7th (after this, registration will be taken at the event—please arrive 15 minutes early to walk-in register). The fee is $10/person or $15/two or more people per farm.

Sponsors/Funders: This field day is sponsored by NOFA-NY through NYSDAM Specialty Crop Block Grant