MEXICO, NY – Production Agriculture, or what we sometimes refer to as traditional agriculture, has come a long way since the days of horse drawn plows and hand labor. Improvements in technology and cutting edge research have allowed farmers to produce more food and fiber products on smaller acreages while still maintaining the tranquility of the rural landscape.
With these improvements in production technologies come challenges that farmers need to address that affect the successful management of their farms.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County in collaboration with Oswego County Soil and Water, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the United State Department Of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will be sponsoring a workshop for agriculture producers on how each of these agencies can assist them when everything doesn’t go to plan.
The four agriculture agencies that serve the farmers and residents in Oswego County will be together in one place on April 1 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Mexico VFW, 5930 Scenic Ave.
The day is geared toward beginning and experienced farmers alike who are looking for information on how to improve or expand their agriculture businesses.
Federal and NYS programs will be discussed including some cost share programs.
The goal is to improve the awareness of agriculture agencies that are available to address the challenges faced by agriculture producers in Oswego County.
There is no cost to attend, but registration for lunch and to let us know if you have special needs is appreciated by noon on March 27 by calling Brenda at 315-963-7286, ext. 201.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County has a deep-rooted local presence that is responsive to the needs of our communities. In addition to the support we provide to our county’s agricultural community, we also offer many outreach programs on the importance of nutrition and food preparation. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County’s mission is to interpret, disseminate, and deliver research-based information and knowledge on issues relevant to Oswego County youth, individuals, families, farms, small businesses, and communities; and further, to contribute to improving the quality of life in Oswego County through education and empowering volunteers and staff to lead, guide, and teach. For more information go to www.thatscooperativeextension.org