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March 10 New York Certified Organic Meeting Has It All
New York Ag Connection - 02/12/2020

USDA Market News Service reporter Heath Dewey, Greeley, Colo.; McGeary Grains President Shawn Kilpatrick, Lancaster, Pa.; John Winchell, a territory sales manager with Alltech; and Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialist John Hanchar, Mt. Morris, N.Y., are set to speak at the March 10 New York Certified Organic (NYCO) meeting in Waterloo.

The meeting for those interested in organic dairy and crops production will begin at 10 am at the new NYCO meeting location for 2020 at the Martin Auction Barn at 1036 NY Route 318 in Waterloo, while the auditorium at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva is renovated. There is no charge to attend; no registration required. Organizers ask those attending to bring dish to pass or a donation for the potluck lunch.

Dewey, a reporter with the USDA Market News Service, will talk about the domestic organic grain market. Kilpatrick will share from his 20-plus years of experience in the quality organic grains, feed ingredients, and custom fertilizer industry.

Winchell, who has practiced dairy nutrition for more than 20 years and specializes in forage quality and mycotoxin control in forages. Hanchar, with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest NY Ag Team, will review a four-year economic study on transitioning to organic crop production at the Aurora Research Farm.

For more information, contact NYCO Meeting Coordinator Fay Benson with the Cornell Cooperative Extension South Central New York Dairy and Field Crops Team at afb3@cornell.edu, 607-745-3807, blogs.cornell.edu/organicdairyinitiative/. The NYCO meetings were planned with the assistance of Emily Reiss, Ph.D., of the Kreher Family Farms Crop Team, Clarence, and Luke Gianforte of Gianforte Farm, Cazenovia.

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