Events

Farmers are invited to join us at the Farm Hub for topical meetings during the growing season.

Farmer Events

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.

The Native Meadow Trial Twilight Meeting
Tuesday, September 17
Rain Date: Sept. 19
4:30pm-7:00pm 

1875 Hurley Mountain Road 
Hurley, NY 12443

In 2017, the Farm Hub established three trial plots with the goal to understand which native meadow seed mixes and management systems used in erosion-prone areas can produce quality habitat for beneficial insects and grassland birds in our region. 

We will share our experience with planning —with help from Xerces Society—choice of species, and the fieldwork undertaken to establish and manage the plots without the help of herbicides over three seasons. We will describe how the plant composition in the meadows continues to evolve and share our insights into the use of different meadows by pollinators, pest predators, and other wildlife on the farm. 

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, though walk-ins are also permitted. To register, click here.


The Allium Leafminer Twilight Meeting
Thursday, October 3
3:30pm-5:00pm 

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.


Public Events

Perspectives on Farming with Nature
Saturday, November 16, 2019
9:30am – 2:00pm
The Ashokan Center 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge, NY 12461
Check back soon for more details and registration.

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.

Screenings: 

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.

Screenings:
None scheduled at this time. We will announce any updates as they emerge. To view the film, please 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.