During the growing season, we welcome farmers for on-site discussions of the Farm Hub’s work as it progresses. These field days and twilight meetings are an invaluable way for farmers to participate in and learn about the resilient practices we are using on the farm.
We hope that many area farmers will join us, as together we continue to build a collaborative and inspired learning community in Hudson Valley agriculture.
Allium Leafminer Trial Twilight Meeting
Thursday, October 3
1875 Hurley Mountain Road
Hurley, NY 12443
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Specialists Ethan Grundberg and Teresa Rusinek will recap allium leafminer biology and distribution, discuss host preference, and provide a tour of the research plots at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub. The research focuses on the use of reflective mulch to suppress ALM oviposition on allium plants and insecticide application timing trial on leeks. The research aims to provide growers with targeted strategies to efficiently and effectively manage ALM. We welcome growers to bring securely bagged samples in clear plastic bags. Ample time will be provided for discussion.
This meeting will be held rain or shine and will take place in the field. Transportation will be provided, so please arrive promptly.
1 DEC pesticide applicator credit is available.
Perspectives on Farming with Nature
Saturday, November 16, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00pm
The Ashokan Center 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge, NY 12461
Please register here
Managing farms with biodiversity and the health of ecosystems in mind will require a variety of perspectives and approaches. What can farms offer to biodiversity conservation efforts and what might wild organisms provide in terms of “services” to the production of crops? Join us for a half-day event focused on the many interconnections between agriculture and ecology. This event features research partners working with the Applied Farmscape Ecology Team, co-coordinated by the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program and the Hudson Valley Farm Hub.
We will also premier a film on the Farmscape Ecology program at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub by Oceans 8 Films.
Growing with the Grain, a short documentary film on the small grains research trials, continues to screen as part of Oceans 8 Films `Hope on the Hudson 2’ series. The trials are a collaboration between the Farm Hub and Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County to gather data on a variety of grains and share their findings with area farmers interested in adding grains into their rotations and moving into the local grains market.
Click here to see the full schedule
Seeds of Hope is a short documentary film that spotlights the collaborative initiative to preserve Native American culture and foodways through seed saving. This initiative is being conducted at the Farm Hub in partnership with the Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe of northern New York and with the support of Seedshed.
Walkway Over the Hudson
October 5, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 pm followed by a panel discussion with the film maker.
For more information, click here.
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Events are photographed and video recorded for archival purposes. Footage may be used for future educational programming and media.