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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1875 Hurley Mountain Road Hurley, NY 12443

Farmscape Ecology Field Day

This event is for farmers, conservation professionals, land managers, and others interested in on-farm ecology to learn about the different research projects that occur at the Farm Hub and discussing their applications.

In 2019, the Applied Farmscape Ecology Program at the Farm Hub and the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program partnered to launch the Applied Farmscape Ecology Research Collaborative (AFERC) to further research in agriculture and ecology with the goal of sharing information, tools, and resources with farmers and communities in the region. The collaborative works together across disciplines with the goal of better understanding the complex interactions between on-farm habitats, biodiversity, and crop production in the region.

For four years, AFERC has conducted research on birds flying above, the soil and water underneath, and organisms in between. This year, we want to feature the important work AFERC partners have conducted and provide an opportunity to discuss the potential applications for farms and land in the region. Event participants will be able to learn about each project in the field, meet the researchers, and ask questions in this interactive workshop.

Researchers from the Applied Farmscape Ecology Research Collaborative

  • Conrad Vispo, Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program
  • Claudia Knab-Vispo, Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program
  • Anne Bloomfield, Hudson Valley Farm Hub
  • Teresa Dorado, Hudson Valley Farm Hub
  • Gabriel Perron, Bard College
  • Will Yandik, Independent Researcher, Farmer
  • Erik Kiviat, Jason Tesauro, Hudsonia
  • Shafiul Chowdhury, SUNY New Paltz
  • Carmen Greenwood, SUNY Cobleskill
  • Violet Wu, University of New England

This event is free. Registration is required (link below) and space is limited to 50 participants.

This event will take place in the field, so please dress appropriately and plan to arrive on time. A porta potty and wash station will be available in the field. Transportation will be provided from the parking lot to the field using hay wagons, which will include climbing up and down. If you have accessibility needs, please inform us ahead of time by emailing [email protected] so we may accommodate your visit.

Water and cups will be available, but please be sure to bring your own reusable water bottle. No glass is allowed in the fields.

Please leave all your furry friends at home. We are a GAPs-certified farm, which prohibits domesticated animals on the farm. Thank you for understanding.

Rain Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023

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