Annual Long Island Agricultural Forum scheduled for mid-January

01/04/2014 8:00 AM |
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Aquebogue farmer Donald McKay cutting a field of hay recently on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. The hay is sprayed with citric acid to prevent mold from growing.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO |
Aquebogue farmer Donald McKay cutting a field of hay recently on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. The hay is sprayed with citric acid to prevent mold from growing.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County will hold its 33rd annual Long Island Agricultural Forum at Suffolk County Community College’s Riverhead Campus Jan. 16 and 17.

The two-day conference will include informational sessions on issues affecting growers and dealers across the region.

General sessions include information on the East End’s weather station network, which is being used to enhance crop production and pest management, the Affordable Care Act and what it means for area business owners, the Long Island pesticide strategy and information dealing with updates to labor law compliance, as well as 2013 survey results on the State of Suffolk County Agriculture.

Smaller sessions will focus on specific issues related to potato/vegetable production, viticulture, greenhouse and nursery production, sustainable agriculture, tree fruit production, livestock and poultry harvesting and marketing, and environmental landscaping and gardening.

Registration is $30 a person; after Jan. 10, the registration fee will be $45 a person. For more information or a registration form, call Linda Holm at 631-727-7850, ext 341, or visit www.ccesuffolk.org for the complete schedule.

Schedule below:

33rd Annual Long Island Agricultural Forum

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