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NYFVI: Taking Stock for New York Agriculture

  • Renaissance Albany Hotel 144 State Street Albany, NY, 12207 United States (map)

Join the New York Farm Viability Institute at the Renaissance Albany Hotel at 144 State Street to learn more about Farm Viability and the impact of their work. This year they’re excited to share work by projects that are helping farmers respond to a changing marketplace, as well as changing technology. They've also lined up Rick Stein, VP of Fresh with the Food Marketing Institute to share their research about the changing eating and food shopping habits of consumers.  Register online now! Or  call 315-453-3823 ext 101 to RSVP

Taking Stock for New York Agriculture

9:30 am Registration
10:00 am Program Begins

NYFVI Year in Review
Jim Bittner, Chair, NYFVI

The Changing Eating and Food Shopping Habits of Consumers
Rick Stein, VP of Fresh, Food Marketing Institute, Washington D.C.

Local Strawberries for Five Months of the Year—Now a Reality
Marvin Pritts, Cornell University
Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Horticulture Team
Tim Stanton, Stanton’s Feura Farm and Markets, Feura Bush NY

Supporting Dairies Through the Organic Transition Process
Bethany Wallis, Robert Perry, ag educators, NOFA-NY
Debbie and Dale Windecker, Windex Farms, Schulyer NY

Chinese Medicinal Herbs: Grown in New York
Jean Giblette, High Falls Foundation, Philmont NY
Emily Truitt, Truitt-Schnabel Farm, Mooers NY

Noon Buffet Lunch
1:00 pm Program continues

The Potential of Precision Ag for NY State
Mike Jordan, Vice Chair, NYFVI

Sharing Knowledge: The NYFVI Precision Ag Working Group
Dave Grusenmeyer, Executive Director, NYFVI

Optimizing Variable Rate Seeding in NYS
Savanna Crossman, CCA, Precision Agriculture Research Coordinator,
NY Corn & Soybean Growers Association,
Todd DuMond, DuMond Ag LLC, Union Springs NY

Variable Rate Vineyard Management for Increased Production Efficiency
Luke Haggerty, Viticulture Extension Associate, Lake Erie Grape Program, CCE
Thom Betts, Betts Farm, Westfield NY

Cowside Detection of Milk Fever: Helping Cows Stay Strong and Healthy
Matt Curler, DVM, Dairy Health Management Services LLC, Lowville NY
Jon Beller, Beller Farms, Carthage NY
Jim Bittner, Chairman, NYFVI

2:00 pm Adjourn