Small Farms Summit 2012 – Free at 4 Sites in New York

Small Farmers: Shape Your Future! Free Registration Open for the 2012 Small Farms Summit in New York The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2012 statewide Small Farms Summit to be held Wednesday, February 29th, from 9:30am – 3:30pm. The Summit is an interactive meeting with an opportunity for all participants to take part in lively discussion and provide important feedback, both locally, and across the state. At the 2012 Summit, participants will be asked to reflect on recent successes and identify new concerns and challenges affecting the growth of the small farm sector.  We’ll be issuing a preliminary e-survey in early Febuary to capture feedback from voices that can not attend the Summit.  In the morning session, we’ll discuss issues that emerged in the survey and generate additional ideas from participants.  In the afternoon session, participants will work within their regional sites to prioritize areas of importance over the next 5 years. The Summit is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Farmer participation is especially encouraged, but educators, agricultural service providers, policy makers, non-profit organizations, students and community members are all welcome.

2012 Summit Host Sites - Please contact your local host to register: Central NY Location: Mann Library, Agriculture Quad, Cornell University Campus Address: Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853 To register: Violet Stone at 607-255-9227 or vws7@cornell.edu Eastern NY Location: Albany County, Cornell Cooperative Extension office Address:  24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186 To register: Gale Kohler at gek4@cornell.edu Northern NY Location: St. Lawrence County, Cornell Cooperative Extension office Address: Extension Learning Farm Classroom at 2043 SH 68, Canton, NY  13617 To register: Brent Buchanan at bab22@cornell.edu or 315-379-9192 Ext 231 Western NY Location: Wyoming County, Cornell Cooperative Extension Office Address: 401 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569 To register: Joan Petzen‎ at jsp10@cornell.edu or 585-786-2251 Long Island Location: Suffolk County, Cornell Cooperative Extension Office Address:  423 Griffing Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901 To register:  Sandy Menasha at srm45@cornell.edu or 631-727-7850

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