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Road Trip! | Conservation Conversations

Okay, its minus 10 degrees once again, your honey is giving you the stink eye and there’s frozen sand in your shoes, so what do you do? Road trip time! Load the woodstove, grab some buddies, reload the woodstove and hit the road for some farm, forest, and field and stream action!

Agriculture

• Feb. 1: 9 a.m. -3 p.m.

Dr Curt Gervich, of the Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences at SUNY, Plattsburgh is offering a ‘Sustainable Farm Decision-Making’ workshop at the Whallonsburg, Grange. His workshop will exam the decision-making process required to ensure that a particular agricultural decision is sustainable in the short, medium and long-term. This workshop is being suggested for both Beginner and experienced farmer, no matter what area of farming you practice. A $10 fee is asked to cover materials and facility.

• Feb. 20-22

Northeast Premier Indoor Farm Show

The New York Farm Show is the biggest technology showcase in the Northeast. Farm equipment, tractors and lots of agricultural boy toys!

The New York Beef Producers’ will present a series of free beef programs on Feb. 20, 21 & 22, during the New York Farm Show at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Show hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. These programs are free to the show visitors and will be held at the New York Beef Producers’ display in the dairy building. Many interesting and informative topics will be discussed daily.

Fitting Cattle for Exhibition or Show 10 a.m.

Effective Fencing and Handling 11 a.m.

Grazing and Pasture Management 1 p.m.

Grazing Forage Selection and Quality Feed Making 2 p.m.

Name That Cut 3 p.m.

Along with agricultural/farm displays and equipment, forestry will be represented during numerous speakers presentations.

Woodlot Seminar Presentations

• Feb. 20

11 a.m. Sources of Help and Assistance for Forest Owners

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