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The NY Certified Organic (NYCO) Discussion Meetings are back for just one meeting this winter and another this spring. The planning committee felt that we could have a safe winter meeting at J Martin Auctions due to the size of the facility which allows for personal spacing. We will also have a zoom link for those that would like to attend virtually.
For more information and to receive the Zoom link, visit the event page.

Meeting Agenda

  • 10am: Organic Grain Research Mashup: Green Manures, Weeds, and Winterkill – Ellen Mallory, UMaine
  • 11am: Improving Organic No-Till – Jake Allen, Uri Menalled, Chris Pelzer, Annika Rowland, Sandra Wayman, Matt Ryan, Cornell University
  • 12pm: Potluck Lunch, with discussion of Analysis of Slow-Motion Cultivation Footage, with Bryan Brown, Cornell University
  • 1:30pm: Sarah Mitchell of Kings Agriseeds will talk about the organic grain hemp demand coming from the Netherlands. She will talk about some of the early research Kings has done as well as have products which are being produced here in New York made from grain hemp.  Rod Porter of Cayuga Ag will talk about new products and mixed mixes from Kings Agriseeds.
  • 3pm: Adjourn
For more information, contact Luke Gianforte at 315-877-1328.

The spring meeting will be April 12 2022 on a farm yet to be determined.

The 2022 NYCO planning committee included: Fay Benson Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County, Bryan Brown, Ph.D, Integrated Weed Management Specialist, New York State IPM, Emily Reiss, Ph.D. Clarence, N.Y., and Luke Gianforte of Gianforte Farm, Cazenovia, N.Y.

Date & Time

February 8, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Contact Information

A. Fay Benson


Matthew Ryan

Bryan Brown


Cornell Cooperative Extension

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