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Upcoming Events

Event List
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:30 PM

Long Island Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Fall Social
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:30PM
at Hank’s Pumpkintown
240 Montauk Highway, Watermill

This social will be pot-luck picnic style. FB is providing the burgers and drinks and we ask you to bring a side dish to share. Don’t forget its picnic style so bring a chair or picnic blanket to relax on.

Please R.S.V.P to Ceil in the FB office @ 727-3777 or Laurie McBride @ 523-8370 or

The YF&R welcomes men and women between 18 and 35 who work in Long Island’s agricultural industries.

Free event for members, $10.00 for non-members

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 9:00 AM

LI Farm Bureau Annual Golf Outing will take place at the Baiting Hollow Golf Club on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. For more information on attending or sponsoring this event, please call 631-727-3777 or download the invitation and response card.



Monday, October 27, 2014 7:00 PM
Tentative date set for Annual meeting. Please confirm with office and reserve your seat the week before.


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Long Island Farm Bureau is pleased to announce we have partnered with AFLAC on a new member benefits program for Long Island Farm Bureau members.  For further information, visit the AFLAC website at to reach an AFLAC representative.

Deer Damage Management Report
The Town of Southold and the Long Island Farm Bureau released the findings of the Long Island White-tailed Deer Damage Management Demonstration Project Report prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture. DOWNLOAD REPORT HERE.For more information on deer management you can visit the USDA website.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Cornell Cooperative Extension Office in Riverhead

This special seminar will cover the history, intent, rules, regulations, and acquisition process for Suffolk County’s Farmland Preservation Program. You will gain an understanding of the County’s program to purchase developmental rights to maintain farmland and how to represent those involved in the process. The presentation should prove of interest for virtually all Suffolk County lawyers, but especially for municipal, land-use, real property, environmental, and estate planning attorneys.

Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m.. (Sign-in from 4:45 a.m) Refreshments: Light supper
Location: Kermit W. Graf Cornell Cooperative Extension Building – 1st Floor Conference Room – 423 Griffing Ave, Suite 100
MCLE CREDIT: 2 Hours (professional practice) + Optional Additional Hour for Observation of Farmland Committee Meeting (Non-Transitional and Transitional)
Instructional Level: Basic/Intermediate
Financial Aid: Call 631-234-5588 for information.

CleanSweepNY Program Coming To LI: A fall 2014
CleanSweepNY collection targeting Nassau and Suffolk Counties will occur during the week of September 29, 2014. Participation is open to farmers and owners of former farms, all categories of NYS certified pesticide applicators, cemeteries, golf courses and marinas, and retailers of agricultural, commercial or home/garden pesticide products. Pre-registration is mandatory. Upon registration, and when arrangements have been finalized, appointment cards with locations and drop-times will be mailed to participants. The Fall 2014 CleanSweepNY registration deadlines are September 5th for holders of unknown products and compressed gas cylinders, and September 19th for all other participants. Requesting a registration packet is easy and can be done by calling 1-877-793-3769 or by e-mail to (NOTE: Information received by CleanSweepNY is kept strictly confidential). There is NO enforcement potential for any product turned in as part of this collection project .

Farmingdale Horticulture Committee to Honor Joe Gergela

The Farmingdale Horticulture Committee will be honoring Joseph M. Gergela III, Executive Director, Long Island Farm Bureau on October 5, 2014 at the Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage State Park. For more information, please call the Farmingdale Horticulture Committee at 631-420-2075

March 25, 2014 National Agriculture Day Press Conference Testimony of Karen Rivara, LIFB President.
Long Island is a special place with some of the most fertile farmland in the country and surrounded by nationally important estuaries. Thirty years ago when I was a young marine science student, I took a day trip to the North Fork. I was amazed at the amount of farms so close to suburban sprawl. Most of those farms are still here today. Insightful farmland preservation, and the incredible ability of our local farmers to keep farming viable, have kept the landscape nearly unchanged since I was a student. READ MORE HERE

Testmony - VIto Minei, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County



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