Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:00am to 2:00pm
Geneva Experiment Station, Jordan Hall 614 W. North Street, Geneva, NY
Topics and Speakers for Tuesday, January 9th
Crop Rotations will be the focus of our first meeting. This topic was requested by a number of our farmers last year. The goal will be to hear how other farmers select the rotations that fit their farm’s financial needs, environmental concerns, and weed pressures. To help with this topic we will have the following speakers:
Topics and Speakers for Tuesday, February 13th
Harvesting quality forage year after year is the topic of February’s meeting. The challenges of the drought of 2016 followed by the wet spring of 2017 has many farmers wondering if there isn’t a way to create resiliency into their forage system. We have invited the following speakers for this topic.
Topics and Speakers for Tuesday, March 13th
The two topics for March will include how to put hogs on pasture in a diversified dairy or field crop farm and how can a young person get started in the capital intensive industry of farming.
The popularity of the NYCO winter meetings has grown from a gathering of six organic grain producers in the Martens Farms’ farmhouse kitchen in 1994 to the auditorium in Geneva. Last year we had more than 300 farmers attending the 3 meetings.
There is no cost or need to register to attend the meetings, which start promptly at 10:00am. Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. The New York Crop Insurance Education Team and Cornell Cooperative Extension provide support for these meetings. There will be a brief description of how Crop Insurance can benefit organic farmers at each of the meetings.
For more information contact Fay Benson at 607-391-2669 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on previous NYCO talks go to: