Farm and rural land workshops / classes    

Agriculture Appreciation Banquet
Friday, March 24, 2017
6:00 pm Social Hour
7:00 pm Dinner and Program
Club 86
86 Avenue E
Geneva, NY 14456

You are cordially invited to join us to celebrate National Agriculture Week, applaud Ontario County Agriculture and honor its leaders.

The evening begins with a social time and the Silent Auction for the Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Scholarship Fund. The banquet will follow with a buffet dinner which will include a dessert table featuring Ontario County pies and local Upstate Farms milk.

Awards for leadership, excellence, and innovation in agriculture will be presented at the banquet including the Rodney Lightfoote Agricultural Viability and Innovation Award for Ontario County; Jackie Kunes Outstanding Woman in Agriculture; Paul and Peg Zimmerman Outstanding Young Farmer; Ralph Jerome Scholarship; and Farm Bureau Citizenship Scholarships.

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ontario County Farm Bureau, and Ontario County Agricultural Enhancement Board are sponsoring the Agriculture Appreciation Celebration.

Cost for the evening: $30.00/person or $55.00 per couple.
For more information and reservations, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy

A.I. Training Course to be held in Ontario County
Two-day artificial insemination training course
Friday, April 7-Saturday, April 8, 2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Willow Bend Farm
1159 County Road 7
Shortsville, NY 14548

Over the two days, students will learn the basics of bovine reproduction. The course will offer as much hands-on practice as possible, but it's important to note that this is a beginner's course meant to teach the basics of artificial insemination. Participants should expect too practice inseminating cows on a regular basis in order to become proficient.

Jonna Egli, Genex Cooperative, Inc. and Dr. Jerry Bertoldo,NWNY Dairy, Livestock, Field Crops Team will teach the class.
$225 registration fee which includes material and lunches for both days. Classes will be capped at 15.
Registration required by March 31
to register, please contact Cathy Wallace, 585-343-3040 x 138.
For questions, contactNancy Glazier or Mike Baker

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