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NOFA-NY upcoming events

Posted: June 9 2011

Here are some upcoming NOFA-NY Events:
Safe Produce Harvest and Handling for Organic Producers
Friday, June 3rd 10:00am – 12:00pm
Pedersen Farms: 1798 County Road 4, Seneca Castle, NY 14547 FREE for NOFA-NY Members / $15 All Others
How do GAPs regulations translate onto a large scale diverse organic produce farm? Rick Pedersen will show farmers how he delivers the highest quality organic produce to large wholesalers who have stringent regulations

Organic Pasture Management and Robotic Milking…Something Old Meets Something New!
Friday June 3rd 10:00am – 1:00pm
Willow Creek Farm: 3161 State Route 244, Belmont, NY 14813
Free to NOFA-NY Members - $15 for Non Members (includes Individual NOFA-NY Membership)
Join NOFA-NY and Chuck Deichmann on Willow Creek Farm to see Robotic Milking first hand in an intensive grazing system.  Learn about the process of cow trafficking and what methods the Deichmanns use in order to achieve optimum intake from grazing.

A Goat of Many Uses: Adding Value & Diversity with Goats for Homesteaders, New & Beginning Farmers

Tuesday, June 7th 10:00am – 4:00pm
Always Somethin’ Farm: 825 Newtown Hill Rd., Mansfield, PA 16933
$15 PASA & NOFA-NY Members / $25 All Others (lunch provided)
Join the Chester Family - Mike and Chris, and daughters Hilary and Paige- to learn the ins and outs of raising a small herd of goats. Drawing from their background and adventures on their small, diverse family farm, we will learn just how many different niches goats can fill when given the proper care.
Co-sponsored by PASA & NOFA-NY. To register for this event, call PASA at (814) 349-9856, ext. 20.
Producing Quality Food and a Green Community through Urban Farming

Sunday, June 12th 4:00pm-8:30pm (including rooftop picnic)
Brooklyn Grange: 37-18 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101
FREE for NOFA-NY Members/$15 All Others
Looking for insight on starting or improving your urban farm? Join us on June 12th in Queens, NY to delve into the challenging yet rewarding business of rooftop farming and production for urban markets.
Innovations in Safe Greens Harvest and Handling
Thursday, June 16th 10:00am – 12:30pm
Amawalk Farm: 42 Wood St., Katonah, NY 10536
FREE for NOFA-NY Members / $15 All Others
Safe harvesting and handling techniques are of utmost importance for leafy greens. Marian and Larry Cross have developed an efficient and safe system for their organic greens, which are the backbone of their business.
Beneficial Insects & Organic Fruit Production
Monday, June 20th 2:30pm – 5:00pm (followed by potluck dinner)
Gorzinski Ornery Farm: 7460 State Rte 52, Narrowsburg, NY 12727 John Gorzynski grows over 60 varieties of apples, 12 varieties of pears, and a wide variety of berries, all without the use of sprays on his farm.
Organic Grain Marketing Webinar
June 21, 2011 12pm
Join NOFA-NY and NYS Dept. of Ag. & Markets for this co-sponsored webinar to learn about the organic grain market in New York State, ask questions and sort out how you can make decisions about marketing your organic grain crop
Taking Back the Means of Beekeeping
Wednesday, June 22nd 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Anarchy Apiaries/Germantown Community Farm: 4872 State Rte. 9G, Germantown, NY 12526
FREE for NOFA-NY Members / $15 for All Others
Pollination is incredibly important to fruit and vegetable producers, but relatively few farmers actually keep bees anymore.

Herb Walk with the Natural Nurse

Wednesday, June 22nd 5:30pm (rain date of June 28th)
Muttontown Preserve: 25A west of Jericho-Oyster Bay Rd., East Norwich, NY 11791
$5 NOFA-NY Members / $15 All Others
Join the Natural Nurse, Dr. Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, on an herb walk at Muttontown Preserve to discover what Native Long Islanders have known for centuries- wild weeds are often the best food and medicine!
Email [email protected] to pre-register. Organized by NOFA-NY Long Island Chapter.
Organic Research Trials at Freeville Organic Research Farm
Thursday, June 23rd 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cornell Freeville Organic Research Farm: 133 Fall Creek Rd., Freeville, NY 13608
We will tour plots of organic potatoes and lettuce, with special attention to buckwheat “insectary” plantings next to the potatoes.
No pre-registration required.
The NOFA-NY Summer Field Days are all available for registration on the NOFA-NY Shopping Page or if you're interested in registering call Katie at (585)271-1979 ext 512.

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