2018 Long Island Soil Health Field Day will be held on August 16th from 3-8 PM at MKZ Farms, 506 Church Lane, Riverhead, NY. Topics will include: measuring soil health and managing constraints identified by the 'CASH' test, current and future soil health efforts in Suffolk County. There will also be soil health demonstrations including a rainfall simulator.
DEC recertification credits are available. Please RSVP to Sarah Osborn by email email@example.com or leave a voicemail at 631-727-7850 ext. 207. This event is sponsored by Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Suffolk Soil and Water Conservation District, Peconic Land Trust, American Farmland Trust and Long Island Farm Bureau.
There is no cost to attend this event and dinner will be provided, however a RSVP is required. We hope to see you there on the 16th.
Long Island Farm Bureau will be holding our Annual Policy Development meeting at 7 pm on August 20, 2018 at the Long Island Farm Bureau office. This is your opportunity to bring forth any issues you might have or concerns affecting your operation. As a Grassroots organization you have the ability to participate in the Policy Development process. This is your chance to have your voice heard.
How Your Idea Becomes a Farm Bureau Policy
As a Farm Bureau member, you have extraordinary influence… the voice to be heard… the ability to govern… the capacity to impact agriculture. Your influence comes from the Grassroots Policy Development process and support found at your Long Island Farm Bureau, New York Farm Bureau, and American Farm Bureau Federation. You benefit from your own policy! After all, it starts with you!
1. You have an idea about how to improve agriculture
2. Your county Farm Bureau considers your idea
3. Attend your County Annual Meeting to support your idea
4. NYFB Resolutions Committee considers your idea
5. State Annual Meeting: Farmers throughout New York vote on your policy idea and if approved,it becomes state policy
6. Your NYFB policy could turn into American Farm Bureau Federation policy
7. You benefit from your own policy! After all, it started with you!
Mark September 6 on your calendars and plan to attend! The LIHREC is located at 3059 Sound Ave. in Riverhead. For more information, visit our website: www.LongIslandHort.cornell.edu
Cornell University will hold its annual Plant Science Day on Thursday, September 6 at the Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center (LIHREC) in Riverhead. Tours and demonstrations will be held in the late afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm. Registration for the afternoon begins at 3:30 pm. As in past years, there is no charge to attend this activity and NYSDEC Pesticide Recertification credits will be available for this event.
Following the tours, at 6:00 p.m., a barbecue will be held on-site at the LIHREC. Barbecued chicken, pulled pork, grilled vegetables and much more will be served by Maple Tree Deli. The Long Island Wine Council will be serving Long Island wines after the tours and at dinner. The cost of the barbecue is $45 per person.
During the Plant Science Day, horticulture professionals will be able to take tours in one of five commodity areas: (1) vegetables, (2) nursery and ornamentals, (3) greenhouse and floriculture, (4) grapes and (5) small fruits. Some of the speakers that evening include Margery Daughtrey, Dan Gilrein, Meg McGrath, Andy Senesac, Nora Catlin, Sandra Menasha, Mark Bridgen, Mina Vescera, Faruque Zaman, and Alice Wise.
Participants are encouraged to attend both the tours and the barbeque dinner during Plant Science Day, but if you prefer, you can attend just one or the other. However, pre-registration is required to attend the dinner. For more information, call Diane or Sandi at 631-727-3595 or visit our website: www.LongIslandHort.cornell.edu.
Long Island Farm Bureau is pleased to invite you to our Twenty first Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser. Last year’s event was the highlight of the season, and we expect this year to be no different.
This is your chance to play the exquisitely beautiful North Fork Country Club in Cutchogue, NY. You will not want to miss this opportunity. Once again, we return to North Fork CC to experience a truly top-rated facility and gourmet food experience.
Space is limited to the first 100 golfers. Players will be accepted on a first come - first served basis, so please do not delay!
Golf Outing Invitation
Please Mark your calendar and plan on attending YOUR Annual Meeting.
This meeting is important for a number of reasons. You will vote on 2019 Policy Issues and your 2019 Officers and Directors, learn about past and future classes and events and most importantly have a chance to connect with your fellow farmers from across the island!
Details and Location to follow soon.
Policy Development Meeting scheduled for August 20th at 7 PM. See EVENTS for Details.
Town of Brookhaven Opens New Farmer's Market at Town Hall. Click HERE for Application
Be sure to check the BULLETIN BOARD for other agricultural business related announcements.
Riverhead Town Solar Code Testimony given by Karen Rivara, President LI Farm Bureau August 2014
Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Benefits Paper - Riverhead Town
Farmland Protection Plan 2015 draft - Suffolk County