Third New York State Small Farms Summit Thursday March 4th – Multiple Locations

NEWS FROM THE SMALL FARMS PROGRAM AT CORNELL

TOPIC: 3rd NYS Small Farms Summit: Join Us! DATE: For immediate release, February 9th, 2010 CONTACT: Violet Stone, 607-255-9227 or vws7@cornell.edu ONLINE NEWSROOM: www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/ The Cornell Small Farms Program invites you to join us for the 3rd NYS Small Farms Summit on Thursday, March 4th, from 9:30am - 3pm.  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. We will be gathering in Ithaca, NY and at 3 other locations around NYS: Voorheesville (Albany County), Canton (St Lawrence County) and East Aurora (Erie County).   A  video connection will allow us to communicate across sites. Previous Small Farm Summits in 2006 and 2007 generated valuable feedback regarding opportunities and barriers affecting the success of small farms in NY.  In response, the Cornell Small Farms Program launched 4 Statewide Workteams in the areas of: Local market access; Livestock  processing issues; Expanded use of grasslands; and Farm energy issues. Join us to learn about direct outcomes from these Statewide Workteam efforts. Then, it will be your turn to voice your observations "from the field".  Together we will focus in on the specific opportunities that might warrant increased attention from those of us in research, education and  other farm services. The Summit is free to attend and lunch will be provided.  Farmer participation is especially welcome.  Register early, as space is limited. For more information or to register, contact your regional cooperative extension host site: Central NY (Ithaca): Violet Stone vws7@cornell.edu or 607-255-9227 Eastern NY (Albany County): Tom Gallagher tjg3@cornell.edu or 518-765-3500 Northern NY (St Lawrence County): Bernadette Logozar bel7@cornell.edu 518-483-7403 Western NY (Erie County): Lynn Bliven: lao3@cornell.edu or 585-268-7644

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*