Tompkins County Ag Summit Wednesday

2017 Tompkins County Ag Summit

2017 Tompkins County Ag SummitWednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:00am to 2:00pm

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.

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Week of September 5th – CSA Newsletter

Howdy folks! Welcome to September! I hope you are all enjoying your Labor Day weekend and for my TC3 colleagues, you survived the first week of the semester relatively unscathed! I decided to only labor for part of the day today, so you will hopefully be reading this at a reasonable time :). Last week … Read more

Compost Workshop and Facility Tour Event

Central New York Compost Workshop & Facility Tour – June 27 & 28, 2016

NYS Grange Headquarters, 100 Grange Place, Cortland, NY 13045

Register here  – $10/day or $18 for both days, please indicate which day(s). Lunch provided both days.

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Workshop questions: Jared Popoli, or 607-756-5991

Registration questions: Lauri Wellin, or 607-255-1187

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Dilmun Hill Farm Season Kick-Off Event – Cornell

Dilmun Hill Farm Season Kick-Off – Friday, May 13, 2016 at 5:00pm to 9:00pm Dilmun Hill Student Farm (CUAES) –  The student organic farm at Cornell University. Come celebrate the start of the season and the end of the semester. They will be hosting a potluck and open mic event at Dilmun Hill Student Farm, and any … Read more

The Holy Earth by Liberty Hyde Bailey

Book Talk: The Holy Earth by Liberty Hyde Bailey

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 4:00pm

Mann Library, 160 Stern Seminar Room Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Protecting and sharing our environment for future generations is a global challenge we face today, and to celebrate Earth Day which falls on April 22nd this year, Mann Library is hosting a panel discussion highlighting the newly released 100th anniversary edition of The Holy Earth by Liberty Hyde Bailey (published by Counterpoint in cooperation with the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, December 2015).

The Holy Earth by Liberty Hyde Bailey

Join us for a Chats in the Stacks panel discussion with Scott Peters, Department of Development Sociology; Jim Tantillo, Department of Natural Resources; and John Linstrom, editor of the anniversary edition of The Holy Earth, and former curator and director of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum.

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2016 Earth Week Events at TC3

EARTH WEEK EVENTS at TC3 2016 – April 18th-24th

Monday, 4/18, 12:00 – 1:00, room 210; How a Carbon Fee can Save the Environment, Stop Terrorism, and Grow our Economy, by Pat Sewell – Bring your lunch!

Since the 1970’s, the U.S. has struggled with problems stemming from our dependence on oil. Foreign analysts have tracked oil’s role in destabilizing the Middle East, while at the same time, climate scientists have tracked oil’s role in destabilizing the climate. The sooner the U.S. gets off fossil fuels, the sooner we stop funding terrorists; and the sooner we save the climate. Hear more about the problems of fossil fuels, how the U.S. can wean itself off them, and how you can get involved.

Pat Sewell is a member of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national polices to address climate change. He is also an adjunct instructor of Environmental Studies at TC3.

Can You Dig This FilmTuesday, 4/19, 4pm-5:30pm, Sprole, room 204; Film Screening: Can You Dig This?

This documentary follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely urban gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. CAN YOU DIG THIS is not a story of science and economics. It is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and “plant some sh*t.” From Executive Producer, John Legend, CAN YOU DIG THIS premiered at the 2015 LA Film Festival and won its Jury Award. Take a look at the website and the trailer

“When you put beauty in a place that has none, that’s a game changer.”
– Ron Finley, the “Gangster Gardener”

Light refreshments
Co-sponsors: Sustainability Council, Environmental Studies Program, Office of Multicultural Services, Social Science Program, Sustainable Farming and Food System Program, and Sustainable Growers Garden Club

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