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Upcoming Events

Leasing Your Land For Solar Energy

August 3, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Farm Bureau has planned a meeting for interested parties to learn more about solar leasing. The meeting will be held at the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center at 36 Center St., Warsaw, NY at 7pm on Wednesday, August 3rd. This meeting is for farmers and rural landowners who may be considering leasing land for large, multi-acre solar arrays and is also for those who work with landowners. Topics which will be addressed include the pros and cons of leasing your acreage to a solar generator and the agricultural assessment of farmland as it relates to leasing.

We have enlisted the help of Dennis C. Vacco, partner at Lippes, Mathias, Wexler, Friedman LLP, vice president of Vacco Farms, Inc. and Farm Bureau member, who understands the need to protect landowner rights. Also joining us is Michael Saviola, a presenter from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

 No reservation is required.
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Organic Dry Bean Discussion Group Meeting

August 12, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY

There will be viewing and discussion of the dry bean crop, cultivation for dry beans, the benefits of certain cover crops ahead of dry beans, and the potential for organic reduced tillage. There will be ample time for open discussion regarding organic dry beans.
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Grain Bin Rescue Training

August 16, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY

Free Training with 2 hours of demonstrations. Learn the 4 most common ways people become entrapped in grain bins and prevention.
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Latest Dairy Market Watch

An educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. How to Read Dairy Market Watch. Dairy Market Watch -  July 2016

Fall Feeding Decision Tools

Many farms in the Lake Plains and Finger Lakes Regions in New York have diminished forage supply for the feeding season we are about to enter. Drought conditions have challenged our production systems in 2016. Here are some tools to help with decision making. Click on link for Fall Feeding Decision Tools.

2016 Hay Contest at the NYS Fair

Do you want to see how your hay stacks up? Entering the hay contest as a farmer, is a chance to show off all of your hard work to manage and put up high quality forages. Likewise, if you’re employed in agri-service and know of a farmer who puts up excellent forage year after year, encourage them to enter the Hay contest. ENTRY DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m. on July 29, 2016. The Exhibitor Fee is $10.00 and includes an analysis from the Dairy One Forage Lab. For entry forms and information visit: 

When you get to the website: Scroll down to the section: Agricultural - Farm Products > Under the 4th Blue Tab (Labeled: Conventional & Organic Forage and Grain) you will see: Conventional & Organic Forage and Grain Rules & Classes (you can download the PDF). You can either download the PDF for the entry form or apply online.

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