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2022 Summer Crop Tour

Event Details


August 11, 2022


8:00am - 3:30pm


Catalpa Farms
1921 County Rd 8
Canandaigua, NY 14424


New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association

Colleen Klein

Registration for the 2022 New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association Summer Crop Tour is now open!


 The crop tour will be held Thursday August 11, 2022 at Catalpa Farms in Canandaigua NY. For details and tickets visit: https://2022summercroptour.eventbrite.comJoin us as we welcome our keynote speaker Eric Snodgrass of Nutrien Ag Solutions! Eric will present the Wild Side of Weather.  

THE WILD SIDE OF WEATHER Successful production agriculture has many sources of risk and changing weather conditions and forecasts drive much of our decision making. This presentation will have two primary objectives. First, history is our best teacher so we will investigate the large-scale weather processes that have influenced yields in the US over the last 40 years. We will learn together how to observe and forecast high-impact weather patterns that cause yields to break away from trend (i.e., floods, drought, heat waves, cool summers, etc). We will discuss the best way to interpret weather forecasts (both short- and long-term) and where to go for the best data and forecast graphics. We will also look at long-term trends in weather conditions to determine if there are systematic shifts in temperature and precipitation patterns that are impacting crop production in the US and abroad. Our second objective will be to forecast the weather in the US and then showcase the dominant weather features to watch for the current growing season. We will finish with a discussion about global weather impacts on agriculture, including long-term trends. 

General Admission: $75, NYCSGA Member Ticket: $50, College Student Ticket: $40 - Ticket Sales End on 8/10/22.

2022 Summer Crop Tour Agenda

8:00am Registration

9:00am NYCSGA Welcome

Colleen Klein, Executive Director

9:15am The Wild Side of Weather

Eric Snodgrass, Principal Atmospheric Scientist at Nutrien Ag Solutions

10:30am What a Year! Market Overview and Risk Management Refresh

Mike Meisenzahl, Clover Ag Risk Management

11:00am Is Farming Bigger in Texas?

NYCSGA Vice President Tom Corcoran moderates a panel discussion with members of the Texas Corn Producers who will share their exeperiences farming in the Lone Star state.

12:00pm Lunch & Networking

1:3 pm NY Farm Tour Yield Collection Results

Mike Stanyard, Field Crops Specialist NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team

2:00pm Breakout Sessions

3:30pm Adjourn

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