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February 3, 2013

Farm briefs: Feb. 2, 2013


Crop Congress to be held at Miner Institute

CHAZY — The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute will host its annual Crop Congress event Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Dairy farmers and agribusiness professionals are encouraged to attend this educational event. 

The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for the opportunity to visit with a variety of agribusiness representatives and view their exhibits. The speakers program will begin at 10 a.m. Dr. Russ Hahn from Cornell University will present his latest corn herbicide research data and provide many new weed control updates.

Dr. Bill Cox from Cornell University will present information about new corn hybrids, including BT traits and the importance of Insect Resistance Management to preserve the effectiveness of these technologies. Dr. Randy Shaver from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will present information about corn shredlage, a new processed corn silage that may change the way dairy producers feed their cattle to maximize production.

Crop Congress is organized in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension and is open to the public at no charge, with no advance registration required. Lunch is available for $5.

Pesticide applicator credits for New York and Vermont will be available. 

Crop Congress is held at the Joseph C. Burke Education and Research Center at Miner Institute on Route 191, just west of Exit 41 on Interstate 87. For more information, contact Eric Young by phone at 846-7121, ext. 113, or email

Farm and Chef Meeting to be held Feb. 13

PLATTSBURGH — Chefs and farmers are invited to come and learn how to benefit from the “buy local” movement as interest continues to grow in locally grown food in local restaurants.

Attendees are invited to join the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, Adirondack Harvest and the Cornell Cooperative Extension as farmers, producers and chefs from around the region gather for a morning of discussion and creating contacts for the 2013 season.

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