A workshop geared for all local livestock, cash crop, and produce farms will take place Feb. 12.
A workshop geared for all local livestock, cash crop, and produce farms will take place Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Ontario Produce Auction, 4860 Yautzy Road, Stanley.
The keynote speaker will be Blake Vince, a fifth generation farmer from Merlin, Ontario, Canada. He will talk about his family’s experience as pioneers in their region using no-till farming techniques. Mike Stanyard from Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest NY Dairy will take a closer look into each of the glyphosate-resistant weed species and the most effective herbicide programs to use in corn and soybeans in 2020. Karl Czymmek and Peter Wright from Cornell PRO-DAIRY will discuss planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of manure storages for a dairy operation. Anthony Prestigiacomo from the Finger Lakes Watershed Hub will discuss Harmful Algal Blooms, watershed clean water planning, and strategies to reduce nutrient losses from watersheds.
The workshop will include a course offering 1.5 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Applicator Credits and 4.5 Certified Crop Advisor continuing education units.
The fee is $15 for those who preregister by Feb. 7. Walk-in fee the day of the event is $20. Lunch, snacks, and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, visit www.ontswcd.com.