Farm Briefs

June 29, 2014

Farm briefs: June 29, 2014

Annual meeting scheduled for women in agriculture

AUBURN — The New York Agri-Women organization, founded in 2010, will host its 4th annual meeting Nov. 14 and 15 in Auburn. The theme for this year’s meeting is Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future. The event is open to all women involved in the food and agricultural industries.

The annual meeting will kick off Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. Margaret Smith, PhD, of Cornell University, will serve as the keynote speaker delivering her speech, GMO — Everything You Need to Know and More.

Later in the meeting, Alexandra Erath of the Voss Group will moderate a panel discussion entitled Raising the Next Generation and Beyond. Mary Ellen “Mel” Chesbro, the agriculture manager at the Great New York State will provide a how-to-discussion entitled Working Together for Success in Agriculture and Beyond.

Jamie Sonneville, owner of ITCLIX, will host a workshop specializing in social networking, consumer technology and collaborative educational technologies to make the lives of those in agriculture more effective and efficient.

The meeting will conclude with tours of several diversified agricultural businesses including the newly constructed Cayuga Ingredients plant, McKenzie Childs and Long Point Winery.

A block of rooms is reserved at the Inn at the Fingerlakes ( Reservations for hotel accommodations can be made by phoning 315-253-5000. Be sure to mention the New York Agri-Women convention.

For more information about New York Agri-Women, visit or e-mail

The New York Agri-Women is comprised of women involved in the New York agriculture. The purpose is to educate consumers, elected officials and members of the agriculture community about the issues that affect New York food and agriculture.

Double-cropping research helps local farmers

PLATTSBURGH — Research conducted on Northern New York farms by Cornell University researchers with funding from the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) is helping farmers enhance their production of forage crops for their dairy cows.

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