This year’s New York Certified Organic (NYCO) meetings will be held via Zoom. We will keep the same days as we have had for the past 28 years for the discussion based meetings, the second Tuesday of January, February, and March. We will start at noon and go to 1:30 pm. Half the time will be a speaker and half the time will be discussion between organic farmers in attendance. The one thing missing will be the dish to pass lunch.
January 12: Expanding No-Till Crops
On January 12, Cornell University Soil and Crop Sciences Professor Matthew Ryan will seek input from the audience on what components of a cropping system would be needed to allow organic crops such as wheat to be grown under no-till management. He will also show the video of this summer’s organic field days highlighting their work on no-till wheat and soybeans, done at the Musgrave Research Farm.
February 9: Fine-Tuning Your Cultivation
The February 9 meeting will feature Bryan Brown with the NYS IPM Program. He will use high speed video to discuss how to set up cultivators to get desired soil disturbance.
The March meeting is still being planned. As usual there is no charge for the meetings. We’re sorry there won’t be the chance to network at the dish to pass lunch this year. Already looking forward to next year to meet face to face with old and new friends.
Click here to register once for all three meetings. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meetings.
For more information, visit the New York Organic Dairy website or contact NYCO Meeting Coordinator Fay Benson at afb3 [at] cornell.edu or 607-391-2669. Other contacts for the NYCO meetings are: Emily Reiss, at Kreher Family Farms, Clarence, NY, and Luke Gianforte of Gianforte Farm, Cazenovia, NY.
Date & Time
March 9, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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