Chautauqua County Vegetable Producers listen as Judson Reid with the Cornell Vegetable Pro

Chautauqua County Vegetable Producers listen as Judson Reid with the Cornell Vegetable Pro

Vegetable School Helps Chautauqua County Farmers 'Grow'

CCE-Chautauqua and the Cornell Vegetable Program Offer Vegetable Production Education

-by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (March 22, 2016) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is continually developing programs to support a variety of farming operations across the county. On Thursday, March 17th, 2016 CCE hosted a “Vegetable School” that featured expert guest speakers from the Cornell Vegetable Program.

This educational opportunity offered Chautauqua County Farmers an opportunity to hear the latest research based information available from the Cornell Vegetable Specialists on topics including: Disease and Weed Management, the Food Safety Modernization Ace, Insect and Pest Management in Cole Crops, High Tunnels and Season Extension, Crop Rotation and Soil Health, and Processing Vegetable Production in NYS. The featured presenters from the Cornell Vegetable Program were Darcy Telenko, Robert Haddad, Christy Hoepting, Judson Reid, Carol McNeil, and Julie Kikkert. There were also DEC Pesticide Training Credits offered for farmers with commercial application licenses.

The Cornell Vegetable Program Staff are an important asset to Chautauqua County farmers, and offer expertise and knowledge in the field of vegetable production. The specialists are available by phone or email and can visit farms as time allows. They are able to address important management concerns and topics for vegetable farmers. By providing this expertise to our area, current farmers are able to increase production and efficiencies and beginning farmers have access to needed resources. This will increase the amount of vegetables produced in the county as well as the availability of fresh, local, nutritious food grown in Chautauqua County.

For more information about the Cornell Vegetable program, please contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County at 716-664-9502 ext. 202, or email kaw249@cornell.edu. The Cornell Vegetable Program will be hosting future events in Chautauqua County, and are looking for topics of interest across the county.

The Cornell Vegetable Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua) in line with the County’s 20/20 Comprehensive Plan. CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. 

Contact

Katelyn Walley-Stoll
Agriculture Program Community Educator, Farm Business Management
kaw249@cornell.edu
716-664-9502 ext. 202

Last updated March 24, 2016