2017 Farmer Training Workshops

Working with leading agricultural professionals and educators, Glynwood’s farmer training staff curates a full calendar of extra-curricular workshops for farmers with some prior experience. For more information, contact Dave Llewellyn, Director of Farm Stewardship.

Pests & Disease

June 21, 2017 | 3-5pm

Instructor: Ethan Grundberg and Erik Schellenberg, Cornell Cooperative Extension-Ulster County

This workshop will start with an overview of the basics of plant pests and diseases. Erik will discuss bacterial, fungal, viral and abiotic diseases, and then focus on insect pests. You will learn the identification process, and walk through some specific examples that are most common in fruit and vegetable production in the Hudson Valley. The second segment of the workshop consists of a field walk during which we will scout for and identify pathogens, and discuss how to use ID keys and what to do once an identification has been made.

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Holistic Planned Grazing at Incubator

June 28, 2017  |  6-9pm

Instructors: Elizabeth Marks, National Resource Conservation Service biologist and Holistic Management certified educator

Our instructor will review the principles of managed grazing, including balancing forage quality and supply with livestock nutritional demand. Attendees will learn to monitor pasture performance in the field using the dart method for ecological monitoring.

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Soil Health Field Day at Incubator 

August 23, 2017  |  9-5pm

Instructors:

Paul Salon, Plant Materials Specialist, NRCS

Fay Benson, SCNY Regional Dairy & Field Crops Team, Small Dairy Support, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Masoud Hashemi, University of Massachusetts, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, Team Leader: Crops, Dairy, Livestock, Equine

Dave Llewellyn, Director of Farm Stewardship, Glynwood

This full-day workshop will take place at the Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator. Soil Health 101 will include soil health concepts and constraints, pasture remediation strategies for compacted, wet soils, a water infiltration demonstration, and active carbon testing. The field day will also include a tour of Glynwood’s pasture improvement trials and warm season annual forage demonstration areas.

Includes lunch.

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Cover Cropping

September 6, 2017 | 6-8pm

Instructor: Ethan Grundberg , Cornell Cooperative Extension, Orange County

At this workshop, you will learn about the different types of seasonally-appropriate cover crops, how to fit cover crops into your crop rotations and how cover crops can support beneficial insect populations.

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Carbon Farming / Agroforestry  at Stone Barns

October 12, 2017 | 9-4pm

Instructor:  Connor Stedman, AppleSeed Permaculture

The session will focus on three major topics in agroforestry and carbon farming: silvopasturing, multi-functional buffers and a practicum with a field walk and design practice.
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