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New York Farm Day 2024

New York Farm Day 2024

The virtual Farm Day highlights the vital role our farmers play in shaping policy and how the 2024 Farm Bill will benefit New York farmers.

Open Houses for Farmers and Farmland Owners

Open Houses for Farmers and Farmland Owners To be held to update countywide farmland protection plans for Fulton County NY.

Aspiring/Beginning Farmers: Cultivating Your Dreams in Agriculture

Join us for the Aspiring Farmers Meeting, a unique opportunity to connect with Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators and agricultural service providers to receive invaluable guidance on your agricultural journey.

It’s time for this year’s Tree and Shrub Program!

Soil and Water Conservation Districts in counties throughout the Mohawk Valley participate in the annual Tree and Shrub Program.

MAWS Farm

Recruiting farms for the 2024 Herkimer County Local Foods Map

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County is recruiting farms for the 2024 Herkimer County Local Foods Map

Aspiring/Beginning Farmers Meeting: Cultivating Your Dreams in Agriculture

Are you passionate about agriculture and dreaming of starting your own farm? Did you start farming in 2022 or 2023 and still seek more help? Look no further!

46th Annual 4-H Agribusiness Career Conference (ABC Trip)

Forty youth from across NYS met in Cobleskill October 19 & 20 for the 46th annual 4-H Agribusiness Career Conference (ABC Trip).

Growing Garlic in our own backyard.

Growing garlic right in our own backyard

As we’re harvesting and curing garlic, we look back at how we got here beginning with the Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival.

It’s the first day of the Otsego County Fair!

Today is the first day of the Otsego County Fair which runs from August 1-6, 2023, in Morris, NY.

Farm to Table Tour 2023

Farm to Table Tour Visits

The 2023 Farm to Table Tour in Fulton and Montgomery counties made for a spectacularly beautiful day to be out in the Mohawk Valley.

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New York Farm Day 2024

New York Farm Day 2024

It’s not too late to sign up.

On Wednesday, February 28th, Kirsten will be hosting her virtual Farm Day. The event is a unique opportunity for New York farmers, ranchers, growers, producers, vintners, and brewers to connect with USDA officials and members of Congress.

The virtual Farm Day will offer firsthand experience as to the vital role our farmers play in shaping policy and how the 2024 Farm Bill will benefit New York farmers. Attendees will have the chance to engage with other farmers, learn a brief history of the Farm Bill, interact with high-level USDA officials, and learn more about what Kirsten is fighting for in the 2024 Farm Bill.

Register today!

New York Farm Day 2024

New York Farm Day 2024

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Grasstravaganza 2024: Plant Graze

Grasstravaganza Returns, Again! Kit Pharo form Colorado as Keynote Speaker

Since the early 2000’s, Grasstravaganza has developed a name recognition that makes it one of the most well-known grazing conferences in the Northeast.  Unfortunately, when it was planned for July of 2023 it had to be cancelled – but it has been rescheduled as a 1-day conference!

Growing Resilient Grazing Systems will be held Saturday, March 9th at the SUNY Morrisville campus from 8 am to 4:30 pm, starting in the Student Activity building.

The day will kick off with presentations by Colorado rancher Kit Pharo of Pharo Cattle Company.  Kit is well-known for his breeding program of low maintenance grass fed seedstock cows and bulls.  He’s also known for his down-to-earth and no-nonsense perspective on what it takes to make a successful farming or ranching business that can be passed on to the next generation.  For a taste of Kit’s philosophies, you can sign up for his weekly newsletter at https://pharocattle.com/.  It’s truly exciting to have Kit on our agenda!

Attendees will have the chance to delve into other aspects of how to keep our farms resilient to future changes, with sessions on soil health, climate impacts, diversification through agritourism, pasture ecosystems, virtual fencing technologies, and more.  Capping off the conference will be Allison Morrill Chatrchyan from Cornell’s Climate Smart Farming Program and the USDA Climate Hub to give us a long-term look at what we can expect in future weather and climate patterns.

SUNY Morrisville
80 Eaton St.
Morrisville, NY 13408

Registration is $40 per person and includes lunch – registration is due by March 2nd.  More details can be found by visiting https://grasstravaganza.morrisville.edu/  or follow the conference on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/grasstravaganza2024. To receive a paper copy of the registration form please call 315-684-6993 and we will mail it to you or register you over the phone.  A trade show will also be held, and vendors can register on the website as well.

The conference is sponsored by USDA-NRCS and SUNY Morrisville, with support from Cornell Cooperative Extension and NOFA-NY.

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Maple Weekends at Peaceful Valley Maple Farms

Maple Weekends at Peaceful Valley Maple Farms

Peaceful Valley Maple Farms Maple Weekend is happening on two weekends this year beginning March 16 and 17, and again March 23 and 24 2024 from 10:00 am to 5:00pm at Peaceful Valley Maple Farms in Johnstown, NY!

NYS Maple Weekend - NYSMPALocation and Contact

Peaceful Valley Maple Farms
116 Lagrange Rd, Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: (518) 762-8936
Email: pvmf116@yahoo.com

Maple Weekend Activities

Watch the whole process of maple syrup being made as the sweet sap is turned into pure maple syrup!
Weather permitting we will have complimentary horse drawn wagon rides, along with complimentary silver dollar panacakes/warm fresh maple syrup the first weekend and complimentary corn fritters/warm maple syrup the second weekend plus our sponsored sportsman race car will also be on display, along with door prize drawings.

About Peaceful Valley Maple Farms

Steve Savage has been immersed in maple grove life since he was 15 years old. He started collecting sap in buckets on his grandfather, Gordon LaGrange’s farm. Gordon taught him the process of making maple syrup-from tapping the correct trees, to using wood for the boiling process. In 1986, Peaceful Valley Maple Farms was established. A new sap house was built in 2005 and in 2007, a restaurant was added to the sap house and store through the vision of Steve’s mother, Barbara Kirk. Steve continues the family tradition by sharing his love of sugaring with his son Stephen, who has taken on most of the boiling process for the past two years. Together, the Savage family has grown that passion into a successful family business.

Maple Weekend is a chance for the public to come to the farm to learn about New York’s maple sugarmaking processes and traditions and to provide a chance to taste pure maple syrup in its many forms – right from the source. This event is organized and sponsored by the New York State Maple Producers’ Association. We are proudly funded by both our members and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets.

NYS Maple Association

The New York State Maple Producers Association (NYSMPA) is a not-for-profit organization composed of the folks who produce maple syrup and related maple products throughout New York State. We are a diverse group of small business people who understand what it means to work hard in the forests, who take pride to practice sustainable wood lot management, so that healthy maple trees will yield their sweet sap year after year.

You can find more events near you at Mohawk Valley Today Events!

Maple Weekend Peaceful Valley Maple Farm Banner

Maple Weekends at Peaceful Valley Maple Farms

Maple Weekends at Peaceful Valley Maple Farms

Peaceful Valley Maple Farms Maple Weekend is happening on two weekends this year beginning March 16 and 17, and again March 23 and 24 2024 from 10:00 am to 5:00pm at Peaceful Valley Maple Farms in Johnstown, NY!

NYS Maple Weekend - NYSMPALocation and Contact

Peaceful Valley Maple Farms
116 Lagrange Rd, Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: (518) 762-8936
Email: pvmf116@yahoo.com

Maple Weekend Activities

Watch the whole process of maple syrup being made as the sweet sap is turned into pure maple syrup!
Weather permitting we will have complimentary horse drawn wagon rides, along with complimentary silver dollar panacakes/warm fresh maple syrup the first weekend and complimentary corn fritters/warm maple syrup the second weekend plus our sponsored sportsman race car will also be on display, along with door prize drawings.

About Peaceful Valley Maple Farms

Steve Savage has been immersed in maple grove life since he was 15 years old. He started collecting sap in buckets on his grandfather, Gordon LaGrange’s farm. Gordon taught him the process of making maple syrup-from tapping the correct trees, to using wood for the boiling process. In 1986, Peaceful Valley Maple Farms was established. A new sap house was built in 2005 and in 2007, a restaurant was added to the sap house and store through the vision of Steve’s mother, Barbara Kirk. Steve continues the family tradition by sharing his love of sugaring with his son Stephen, who has taken on most of the boiling process for the past two years. Together, the Savage family has grown that passion into a successful family business.

Maple Weekend is a chance for the public to come to the farm to learn about New York’s maple sugarmaking processes and traditions and to provide a chance to taste pure maple syrup in its many forms – right from the source. This event is organized and sponsored by the New York State Maple Producers’ Association. We are proudly funded by both our members and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets.

NYS Maple Association

The New York State Maple Producers Association (NYSMPA) is a not-for-profit organization composed of the folks who produce maple syrup and related maple products throughout New York State. We are a diverse group of small business people who understand what it means to work hard in the forests, who take pride to practice sustainable wood lot management, so that healthy maple trees will yield their sweet sap year after year.

You can find more events near you at Mohawk Valley Today Events!

Maple Weekend Peaceful Valley Maple Farm Banner

Maple Weekends at Peaceful Valley Maple Farms

Maple Weekends at Peaceful Valley Maple Farms

Peaceful Valley Maple Farms Maple Weekend is happening on two weekends this year beginning March 16 and 17, and again March 23 and 24 2024 from 10:00 am to 5:00pm at Peaceful Valley Maple Farms in Johnstown, NY!

NYS Maple Weekend - NYSMPALocation and Contact

Peaceful Valley Maple Farms
116 Lagrange Rd, Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: (518) 762-8936
Email: pvmf116@yahoo.com

Maple Weekend Activities

Watch the whole process of maple syrup being made as the sweet sap is turned into pure maple syrup!
Weather permitting we will have complimentary horse drawn wagon rides, along with complimentary silver dollar panacakes/warm fresh maple syrup the first weekend and complimentary corn fritters/warm maple syrup the second weekend plus our sponsored sportsman race car will also be on display, along with door prize drawings.

About Peaceful Valley Maple Farms

Steve Savage has been immersed in maple grove life since he was 15 years old. He started collecting sap in buckets on his grandfather, Gordon LaGrange’s farm. Gordon taught him the process of making maple syrup-from tapping the correct trees, to using wood for the boiling process. In 1986, Peaceful Valley Maple Farms was established. A new sap house was built in 2005 and in 2007, a restaurant was added to the sap house and store through the vision of Steve’s mother, Barbara Kirk. Steve continues the family tradition by sharing his love of sugaring with his son Stephen, who has taken on most of the boiling process for the past two years. Together, the Savage family has grown that passion into a successful family business.

Maple Weekend is a chance for the public to come to the farm to learn about New York’s maple sugarmaking processes and traditions and to provide a chance to taste pure maple syrup in its many forms – right from the source. This event is organized and sponsored by the New York State Maple Producers’ Association. We are proudly funded by both our members and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets.

NYS Maple Association

The New York State Maple Producers Association (NYSMPA) is a not-for-profit organization composed of the folks who produce maple syrup and related maple products throughout New York State. We are a diverse group of small business people who understand what it means to work hard in the forests, who take pride to practice sustainable wood lot management, so that healthy maple trees will yield their sweet sap year after year.

You can find more events near you at Mohawk Valley Today Events!

Central NY Dairy Day

Dairy Day at the Otesaga Resort

Wednesday, April 3 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown.

Cost to attend is $50 per person but includes full day of speakers, lunch and trade show. Register online at https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event_preregistration_new.php?id=2277For registration questions, contact cnydlfc@cornell.edu or call 315-866-7920.

Topics covered include:

  • Producing High Quality Corn Silage
  • Feed and Feed-Bunk Management to Unlock the Energy in Your Silage
  • Managing Alfalfa and Grass: HarvXtra, Cutting Height, Harvest Schedules
  • Targeting the Right Forage to the Right Cows