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Southeastern NY Compost Workshop and Facility Tour...
04/17/2014

Minnowbrook Local Leadership Conference...
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Previous Events

TAPF on Onondaga Lake Improvements...
03/27/2014

13th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium on Environmental and Energy Systems...
10/21/2013

Finance Workshop - Chenango, NY ...
05/14/2013

3rd Annual Spring Greening: An Educator Conference on Teaching Green...
04/30/2013

Minnowbrook Local Leaders Conference...
04/23/2013

Ninth Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century...
04/20/2013

Construction Materials Management Center Events...
03/19/2013

Food Recovery University Roundtable...
10/30/2012

Southern Tier Stormwater Symposium...
10/24/2012

Building for the Future: Construction and Demolition Waste Reuse and Recycling Trainings...
10/17/2012

Local Leaders Conference...
10/16/2012

SyracuseCoE 12th Annual Symposium on Energy and Environmental Systems...
10/11/2012

TAPF: Top-down, Bottom-up and Sideways Approaches to Local Watershed Management...
09/06/2012

Western NY Compost Facility Tour and Workshop ...
08/02/2012

Green Roof Working Group Kick-Off...
06/28/2012

USDA-RD Consulting Engineers Statewide Training...
06/14/2012

Food Recovery Challenge University Roundtable...
05/02/2012

SWPPP Preparation and Review...
04/25/2012

Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...
04/10/2012

TAPF: Wetlands, Watersheds and Resources...
03/22/2012

Spring Greening: A Teacher Training on Greening Your School...
03/20/2012

Stormwater Management for Linear Projects...
03/15/2012

Stormwater Ponds and Wetlands...
02/08/2012

Applied Green Infrastructure...
01/11/2012

Growing Green Infrastructure in New York...
11/16/2011

Lower Hudson Compost Facility Tour and Workshop...
10/27/2011

New to You: A Webinar on the Environmental, Economic, and Social Benefits of Reuse...
10/20/2011

Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...
10/06/2011

Vacant Properties to Vibrant Communities: What the Land Bank Bill Means for NY...
09/22/2011

Tips and Tools for Managing Organics: A Forum for Municipal and Institutional Solid Waste Managers ...
09/14/2011

Leading the Charge: A Webinar on Local Government's Role in the Product Stewardship Movement...
08/23/2011

Tips for Starting an Office Compost System...
08/16/2011

Food Waste Composting: A Program for Restaurants, Hotels, Schools and Cafeterias...
08/01/2011

The Finger Lakes Institute Presents: Proactive Approaches to Mitigating Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development...
07/21/2011

E-Waste as RE-Source: A Webinar on Electronic Waste Reuse, Recycling and Policy...
07/19/2011

Greenbuilt CNY...
06/18/2011

Capital District Local Government Planning and Zoning Workshop...
06/15/2011

Webinar: Composting Is Easy - Why Don't People Get It Right?...
06/14/2011

Jane's Walk 2011...
05/07/2011

Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...
04/27/2011

Farms, Folks, and Funding: Cultivating Leadership Through Research and Practice...
04/13/2011

Greening the Gray: Innovative Infrastructure Solutions and Funding Updates...
03/23/2011

Growing Green Infrastructure in New York State...
11/17/2010

Smart Management for Small Communities:
Practical Resources for Governance...

10/06/2010

Technical Assistance Partnership Forum at the SyracuseCoE Symposium...
09/28/2010

Asset Management Tools Training...
07/15/2010

Asset Management 101...
06/15/2010

Conference Series: Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...
06/02/2010

Technical Assistance Partnership Forum ...
05/27/2010

Jane's Walk...
05/01/2010

Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...
04/20/2010

The Right to Water...
03/29/2010

Sustainable Communities Partnership Forum...
03/06/2010

NYS Clean Water State Revolving Fund Sustainability Initiative Meeting...
03/05/2010

Farms, Folks, and Funding: Cultivating Leadership Through Research and Practice

Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua NY
April 13, 2011
Download the registration form and flier, or register online.

 

 

This one-day conference will be focused on local agricultural best management practices, especially concerning water quality as it pertains to agriculture and municipal systems. Ranging from everyday human actions to long-term infrastructure issues, workshops and research sessions will be informative of how changing behavior and technology aids local agricultural processes.

AGENDA

8:30-9am: Continental Breakfast and Registration

9am-9:10: Introductions

9:10-9:40: Featured Speaker: Jean Bonhotal, Cornell Waste Management Institute

9:45-10:45: Perspectives from Creative Local Food Advocates: Best Practices for Supporting Local Producers

  •     Robert King;Grow Monroe, Monroe Community College

  •     Gordon Walts, American Farmstead Artisan Cheese and Specialty Foods

  •     Martin Butts,Small Potatoes Sales and Marketing

10:45-11:00 BREAK

11-12: Protecting Farmland, Restoring Watersheds

·     Geof Milz, AICP,Cayuga County Department of Planning & Economic Development: Goin’ Down to the Crossroads—Farmland Protection in New York State
·     Jen Smith,SUNY ESF: Geosynthetic Rolled Erosion Control Products
·     Charlie Greene P.E.,EDR Companies: Watershed Restoration

12-12:45: LUNCH

12:45-1:30: Chesapeake Bay TMDLs and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

·     Aaron Ristow,Tompkins County SWCD, Upper Susquehanna Coalition
·     Ron Entringer,NYS DEC

1:30-2:10: Funding

·     Creg Ivison,Farm Service Agency: Farm Service Agency Programs
·     Lee Loomis,NYSERDA Representative, Center for Environmental Information: NYSERDA’s Agricultural Energy Efficiency Programs

2:10-3:10

·     Judy Wright,American Farmland Trust: Strengthening Agriculture’s role in Protecting Water Quality in the Owasco Lake Watershed: Preliminary Findings
·     Lydia Brinkley,SUNY ESF: Agricultural Land Use Effects on Water Quality in the Skaneateles Lake Watershed: A Habitat Assessment using Benthic Macroinvertebrates
·     Mike Dimpfl,SUNY ESF: The Skaneateles Lake Watershed Composting Toilet Project: Ten Years of Alternative Toilet Technology in Practice

3:10-3:50: Management Tools

·     Paul Richards,SUNY Brockport: The Oak Orchard soil water assessment tool: A decision support system for watershed management
·     Bianca Moebius-Clune,Cornell University:Adaptive Nitrogen Management Using Adapt-N – Incorporating the Weather Component

3:50-4:30 Energy

·     Ram Shrivastava, P.E., LEED® AP,Larsen Engineers: Opportunities for Making Dairy Farms Energy Independent
·     Andy Cheung P.E.,Watershed Agricultural Council: Design of a Solar Operated Pump and Watering System 

4:30-4:45 closing    

 Conference cost is $40, which includes continental breakfast, snacks, lunch and all programs. Register here. 

 

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