2017 On-Farm Field Days

On behalf of NOFA-NY, this summer’s host farms, our sponsors, and partners, we cordially invite you to The Resilent one TroyBishopp Life on the Farm fielddaay2017 copy copyparticipate in this season’s field days! We are excited to present so many events this season led by some of the most knowledgeable organic farmers and researchers in our state. Farmer-to-farmer education is the backbone of our organization, so we would like to extend a hearty "thank you" to all of our field day hosts who generously share their time and knowledge, and welcome us onto their farms.

We strive to serve many parts of New York’s organic community with our on-farm events. We hope that you’ll take advantage of some of these great opportunities to see new farms, learn about new methods, and network with others around the state.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for all field days. Scroll down to see details on each Field Day, and register for those you are interested in! All costs will be $15/individual, $25 for two or more people from same farm, unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration closes three days before the event.

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Farm Food Safety and Purchasing Locally Grown Produce; What’s It All Mean? October 17 (Ontario County)

Farm Food Safety and Purchasing Locally Grown Produce; What’s It All Mean?
October 17, 2017 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Jordon Hall, NY State Agricultural Experiment Station, 630 W. North St. Geneva, NY
Cost: $25 includes lunch
Preregistration required by 10/13/17. Registration is through the Cornell Vegetable Program. Register online here.

Attention Locally-Grown Food Buyers, Purchasers, Distributors, Farm to School or Institution Programs, Chefs, and Healthy Eating Programmers: Learn about the farm food safety alphabet of programs and what they might mean for you. Whether it’s GAPs, HGAPs, or FSMA, farm food safety will be impacting the local food movement across the state and country. What do Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Harmonized GAPs (HGAPs), or the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) mean and how will these initiatives impact the locally grown food you want to purchase?

Cornell Cooperative Extension through the Cornell Vegetable Program, the Lake Ontario Fruit Team, and NOFA-NY is presenting an educational session on farm food safety for all types of locally grown food buyers.

The agenda will cover:

  • What are GAPs, HGAPs, other third party audit schemes,
  • FSMA federal regulations
  • What does this mean for farmers and what are the financial impacts on farmers
  • What does this mean for buyers
  • Traceability and recall
  • Farmer and buyer testimonials
  • Locally processed foods regulation overview
  • Action steps

Preregistration required by 10/13/17. Registration is through the Cornell Vegetable Program. Register online here.
For more information, please contact Robert Hadad This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 585-739-4065

CANCELLED - Soil Tilth and Tillage Tools; Soils and Preparation for Cover Crops and Winter Grains, TBD (Thompkins County)

Soil Tilth and Tillage Tools; Soils and Preparation for Cover Crops and Winter Grains
TBD

Oechsner Farms have built their success from the ground up, with serious crop rotations, a focus on soil health, and high quality grains. Come and uncover the secrets of their soil health with demonstrations by Fay Benson CCE and the soil health demo trailer. A lemken Rubin high speed disc demonstration reflects on the next generation of European tillage systems for incorporating cover crops and improving soil tilth. High Grain quality management, best soil management practices, with some crop insurance thrown in as a backup tool, provide the depth of experience Thor enjoys sharing with farmers across the Country.

This event is produced by NOFA-NY with support from the USDA-Risk Management Agency

Held at Thor Oechsner Farm
1045 Trumbulls Corners Road
Newfield, NY 14867

Register Here!