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The New York Farm Show is right around the corner and information packed. From the latest farm technology to its full line of educational workshops, we’re ready to prepare you for the year ahead. Join us as we host daily seminars presented by the New York Beef Producers Association and the New York Forest Owners Association. This year's lineup includes:
Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 24
10:30 a.m.: “Thrive through life with beef,” featuring Kemeli McIntyre, New York Beef Council, who will talk about beef in diets of all ages.
11 a.m.: “Discover modern veal farming,” featuring Ashley Russell, director of veal marketing, New York Beef Council.
Noon: “The beef-on-beef production & labels,” featuring Ashley McFarland, livestock specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension regional ag team.
12:30 p.m.: “Buying freezer beef from a farmer,” how to do it and what to expect.Saturday’s presentations will be given by the New York Junior Beef Producers.
Saturday’s presentations will be given by the New York Junior Beef Producers.
To learn more about sessions hosted by the New York Beef Producers Association, click here.
Thursday, Feb. 23
Series of informal talks on the following subjects: History of New York’s Forests, What You Need to Know About Your Land and Getting Advice, Just the Facts about New York’s Forests and Forest-Based Economy, and Development of New York’s Wood-Based Economy.
Friday, Feb. 24
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: “Protecting forests from invasive species,” featuring Megan Pistolese of The Nature Conservancy.
11 a.m. - noon: “Managing your woodlot for timber production,” Peter Smallidge, New York state Extension forester, Cornell University.
Noon - 1 p.m.: “Managing your forest for maple syrup production,” Peter Smallidge, New York state Extension forester, Cornell University
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: “Legal rights and responsibilities of forest owners,” David Colligan, attorney with Colligan Law Firm, Buffalo.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: “Managing your woods for wildlife,” Kaylee Resha, National Wild Turkey Federation.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: “Getting financial cost-sharing for woodlot improvements,” Michael Fournier, USDA-NRCS.
Saturday, Feb. 25
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: “History of New York’s forests,” Craig Vollmer, executive director of New York Forest Owners Association.
11 a.m. - noon: “Changes in forest products and what it means for landowners,” John Bartow, executive director of Empire State Forest Products Association.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: “Insects and diseases in your woods,” Kim Adams, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: “Experiences of a woodlot owner,” Harmon Hoff, landowner.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: “Trees of New York: Identification and Growth Habits,” SUNY ESF speaker.
To learn more about sessions hosted by the New York Forest Owners Association, click here.