Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Biotechnology Building, G10
The Organic Production and Marketing Program Work Team is sponsoring the second annual Cornell Organic Symposium, April 24th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in G10 Biotech on the Cornell Ithaca campus. This year the Symposium will have a weed management theme and feature weed ecologist Chuck Mohler as keynote speaker. Similar to last year, the Symposium will include a poster session (with snacks!).
1:00 - Welcome and Announcements - Chris Smart, Director of the School of Integrative Plant Sciences and Matt Ryan, Soil and Crop Sciences Section, SIPS
1:15 – Keynote Presentation – Developing an ecological approach to weed management: my 36 years in the weeds. Chuck Mohler, Soil and Crop Sciences Section, SIPS (retired)
2:00 - Contrasting weed management philosophies of four successful organic vegetable growers. Bryan Brown, New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
2:30 – Best practices for on-farm research – Panel discussion facilitated by Laurie Drinkwater, Horticulture Section, SIPS
3:15 – Engaging farmers in critical thinking to solve problems or evaluate opportunities on the farm. Group discussion facilitated by Crystal Stewart, Eastern NY Regional Horticulture Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension
3:45 – Lightning poster introductions – facilitated by Chris Smart
4:00 – Poster session and networking, with snacks!
5:00 - Adjourn
If you have research or extension projects applicable to organic farming, please plan on presenting a poster, and faculty please encourage your students to present one as well.
For disability accommodations (e.g., sign language interpreters, alternative formats) please contact Jenn Thomas-Murphy, email@example.com, 607-255-2177 as soon as possible.