2017 Tompkins County Ag Summit
Ramada Ithaca Hotel & Conference Center
2310 N Triphammer Road, Ithaca NY 14850
Please join us for this meeting which covers a range of topics important to farmers and all agricultural landowners.
- The Proposed Cayuga Lake TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load)
With staff from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Come listen, learn what’s proposed, provide information about water-protecting farming practices already in place in the region, and ask questions.
- Large-Scale Solar: What Landowners Need to Know to Protect Themselves
With Chris Denton, Attorney
Rural landowners throughout the region are being approached by landsmen offering lease for land for potential solar installations. Learn about the dangers and pitfalls of these agreements, and what to consider.
- Community Scale Solar & Using Sheep to Control Ground Cover Growth
With staff from the Renovus Solar and sheep farmer Caleb Scott
- Changes in the CRP to Include Pastureland
With Erin Madden, Farm Service Agency
CRP now includes a grassland program. If you are grazing animals and interested in rotational grazing, come learn about this program. If selected to participate, there could be cost share fencing and water systems assistance.
Fee: $10 per person. Includes Lunch.
Co-sponsored by CCE-Tompkins, Tompkins County Farm Bureau, and Farm Credit East
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is unique among local organizations in offering a continuum of education and resources that enable it to address a food systems issues in a holistic way. By working at a food-system level, we can more effectively respond to cross-cutting needs such as food safety, food access, local agriculture and community infrastructure. We offer resources for farmers, and consumers, to help strengthen our local and regional food systems.
You can learn more about CCE-Tompkins sponsored events and get updated listings on their website at: http://ccetompkins.org/events