2017 EVENTS SCHEDULE

December 9 2017 Greenhouse Vegetable Production in Hydroponics and Soilless Systems

UConn Floriculture Greenhouse, Storrs, CT 06269

This is a workshop experienced growers and  farmers who are already growing greenhouse vegetables and would like to improve their production techniques.. For more information contact Rosa Raudales at 860-486-6043, ext 341 or rosa.raudales@uconn.edu,

November 11 2017  How To Start A Commercial Hydroponic Production Greenhouse

UConn Floriculture Greenhouse, Storrs, CT 06269

In this workshop attendees will learn how to establish and manage a hydroponic system. By the end of the workshop, attendees will know (1) basic greenhouse design, (2) basic components of hydroponic systems, (3) basic nutrient management of hydroponics greens and lettuce, and (4) how to develop a business management plan. For more information contact Rosa Raudales at 860-486-6043, ext 341 or rosa.raudales@uconn.edu,

November 9 2017 Managing Landscapes Sustainability

Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook, 1 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794

We invite you to join us for the 13th annual “Managing Landscapes Sustainably” conference! This full-day program addresses topics that will appeal to the “green-minded” horticulture professional. Landscapers, arborists, landscape designers, turf managers, landscape architects, planners, and anyone else interested in sustainable land management throughout Long Island and beyond are invited to attend. For more information contact Melissa Elkins at 631-727-7850, ext 341 or me336@cornell.edu,

November 2 2017 Good Earth Gala

Giorgio’s, 100 Fox Hill Drive, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933

The Good Earth Gala is a benefit to celebrate vibrant communities, healthy families and a clean environment.The Good Earth Gala is the signature event the Education Foundation for Suffolk County Extension, Inc. to benefit the educational programs and research of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. For more information call Judi Veeck at 631-727-7850, ext 372.

November 1-2, 2017 Controlled Environment Agriculture Entrepreneur Conference 

Cornell University, 401 Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

CEA enables year-round production of fresh vegetables through greenhouse environmental control (heating, lighting) combined with hydroponic/soilless production systems. While CEA is an increasingly popular method of meeting consumer demand for locally grown food, many factors must be considered when developing a business plan and assessing its viability. For more information please visit the Cornell page.

October 30, 2017 LIFGA Fall Dinner
C.J. Van Bourgondien Greenhouse, 39395 NY-25, Peconic, NY 11958
Registration begins at 4pm. Greenhouse tours are from 4:30 – 5:30pm. Allen Hammer from Dummen North America will be speaking from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Buffet Dinner starts at 6:30pm. For more information please contact Diane at 631-727-3595 (work phone) or 631-886-2213 (LIFGA phone) or by email info@lifga.com.

October 25, 2017 New & Beginning Farmer Listening Tour

Stony Brook Incubator, 4603 Middle Country Rd, Calverton, NY 11933

The NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets is working hard to support the next generation of local farmers. Please join us on our upcoming listening tour, where we’ll be joined by great partners from across the state to share resources and host a dialogue to discuss the challenges faced by new and beginning farmers in NY State. For more information pleasecontact Kimberly J. Vallejo, Director of Marketing & Outreach for the Department of Agriculture and Markets at (718) 722-2668 or kim.vallejo@agriculture.ny.gov.

October 25, 2017 LI Oak Wilt Symposium

Brookhaven National Laboratory,Hamiton Seminar Room – Chemistry Building (#555), Upton, NY 11973

The purpose of this symposium is to gather expertise from the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions to assist Long Island in moving from panic to thoughtful and effective action as we begin to deal with oak wilt. We hope to provide nurserymen, landscapers, arborists, agencies, town governments, utility managers, gardeners — all who love oak trees — with an informed perspective on this topic. For more information please contact Margery Daughtrey, Senior Extension Associate, Cornell University at (631) 727-3595 or mld9@cornell.edu.

October 24-27, 2017 Greenhouse Connect

Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 South Queen Street Lancaster, PA 17603

The focus of the event is on the private, executive-level meetings between owners/decision makers of large growing operations and the suppliers who can help them grow. For more information, visit the website Greenhouse Connect.

September 27-28, 2017 Pennsylvania Grower & Retailer Expo

Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 South Queen Street Lancaster, PA 17603

This show features suppliers and educational sessions representing all facets of Griffin’s business – hard goods, live goods and retail supplies. For more information, log on to http://www.griffins.com.

September 19, 2017 Defining Your Success

Hilton, Long Island – Huntington, 598 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY 11747-5002

Presented by the Long Island Nursery and Landscape Association, this full day educational event is your invitation to invest in the success of your company and yourself. The agenda is filled with sound advice, smart tools and practical business strategies to help you and your staff be more successful! For more information, visit http://linla.org/events/winter-ed-day/.