Note: Events and activities are subject to change, please call ahead to confirm dates and details. Please watch for pre-registration requests prior to event date.
Workshops Related to NNYADP-funded research projects will be posted here as details become available.
2017 NNY County Fairs:
July 11-16: Jefferson County, Watertown
July 18-22: Lewis County, Lowville
July 18-23: Clinton County, Morrisonville
August 1-6: St. Lawrence County, Gouverneur
August 4-13: Franklin County, Malone
August 16-20: Essex County, Westport
July 13, 2017
Cornell Willsboro Research Farm Open House, 1:30-4 pm, Hillsboro, NY
Free and open to the public; tour of facilities and research plots will leave the main office at 48 Sayward Lane, Willsboro at 2:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Research topics featured at this year’s open house include corn silage variety trials, nitrogen management for forage sorghum, warm season forage variety trials, juneberry nursery and production trials, Aronia variety plantings, cover crop seeding demonstration plots, a high tunnel cherry tomato pruning study, greenhouse pepper production under field and high tunnel conditions, adaptive nitrogen management for corn and incorporating cover crops into the adaptive management model, and field trials of farmer selected organic spring wheat breeding lines.
In 1982 E. Vreeland Baker, a Willsboro farmer and entrepreneur, donated his 352 acre farm to Cornell University for agricultural research and demonstration. The facility serves to connect Cornell faculty in Ithaca with the challenges and issues facing North Country farmers. Willsboro Research Farm is managed by the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station. More info: 518-963-7492
August 1, 2017, 6-8pm, Lowville
Beekeeping Research on Parasites, Pathogens & Pesticides
CCE Lewis County, 5274 Outer Stowe Street. Cornell University Honey Bee Extension Associate Emma Mullin presents info on the stress factors impacting bees in NNY and NYS. Learn about the levels of Varroa mites, Nosema, 8 viruses and pesticides in more than 300 honey bee colonies statewide, and what you can do to keep your colonies healthy. Research in NNY was funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program; see the Horticulture tab on this web site for 2016 report results. August 1 program fee: $5/person. Pre-register by July 27 before 4 pm: 315-376-5270.
August 13-15, 2017
2017 New York State Maple Tour: Lewis County
Hosted by Lewis County Maple Producers Association. Tour NNY maple syrup producers’ facilities, network with fellow producers, attend trade show and banquet. Speakers include NYS Maple Specialist Steve Childs, Jeff Goulet of Lapierre Equipment. Info: Jake Moser: 315-486-7933, Shawn Massey: 315-783-5586. Registration/information posting soon at ccelewis.org.