Cornell Cooperative Extension Offers Vegetable Program


3.9.16 Cornell Veg Program

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Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce the upcoming Chautauqua County Vegetable School Program to be held on March 17th from 12:45pm to 4:15pm. Cornell Cooperative Extension Cornell Vegetable Program is hosting a Vegetable School in Chautauqua County. This year the meeting will take place on March 17, 2016 and will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office of Chautauqua County, Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.

The program this year will include presentations by the six Cornell Vegetable Program (CVP) specialists Darcy Telenko, Robert Hadad, Christy Hoepting, Carol MacNeil, Julie Kikkert and Judson Reid. Research updates will be presented on disease and weed management; high tunnel and season extension; the final ruling of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – what it means for your farm planning, training, and timelines; the importance of crop rotation, cover crops and reduced tillage to improve soil health; new developments for managing insect pests and diseases in Cole crops, and processing production in NY.

The cost to attend is $15 for CCE Enrollees and $20 for all others. 2.5 DEC credits are available, you must attend the entire meeting for credit (1A, 10, 23). To register please contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll at 716-664-9502 ext. 202 or You can also register online at

The Cornell Vegetable Program is one of the premier regional agricultural Cornell Cooperative Extension programs in New York, serving a large multi-county region in the Western part of the state. The team’s Vegetable Specialists work together with Cornell faculty and extension educators statewide to address the issues that impact the industry. The Cornell Vegetable Program provides educational programs and information to growers, processors and agri-business professionals, arming them with the knowledge to profitably produce and market safe and healthful vegetable crops, contributing to the viability of farms and the economic wellbeing of New York State. Specifically, our program focuses on food safety, variety evaluation, market development, pest management, and cultural practices. The Cornell Vegetable Program is supported, in part, by twelve county Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Western New York: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties.

The Chautauqua County Vegetable School is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua) in line with the County’s 20/20 Comprehensive Plan. CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities