Jan 29, 2021
Cornell Cooperative Extension 2021 NYS Tree Fruit Conference Feb. 2-4

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program and the Lake Ontario Fruit Program will be cooperatively hosting the 2021 Cornell NYS Tree Fruit Conference online from Feb 2-4.

Due to COVID-19 limitations on live meetings, this program replaces CCE-LOF’s Winter Fruit Schools and CCE-ENYCHP’s Fruit & Vegetable Conference (tree fruit section).

The 2021 virtual conference will feature three days of educational sessions, Feb. 2-4. Speakers include many Cornell faculty and Extension specialists, along with guest speakers from across the country, including Michigan, Washington, Pennsylvania and Oregon.

The web platform will also provide participants access to detailed information from vendors. Pesticide credits will be available for growers in New York. The sessions will all be recorded so that registrants may access them for several weeks after the conference.

Live meetings will be hosted over the ZOOM webinar platform, and will consist of 12 sessions over the course of three days: two morning sessions and two afternoon sessions each day. DEC credits (5.25 total) are being offered for the first three sessions on Feb. 2.

In addition to the live webinars, attendees will receive access to a conference webpage, which will contain vendor content, and additional educational materials relevant to each session.

Early registration price (available through Jan.26) is $85 for LOFP and ENYHCP enrollees, and $95 for un-enrolled farms. Prices will increase by $10 following the Jan. 26. Please note that each attendee must sign up with their own email address in order to access the conference page, attend the live webinars and receive DEC recertification credits.

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Full details are available now at the NYS Tree Fruit Conference website at: http://blogs.cornell.edu/nystreefruitconference/

There you’ll find all the information, including full session descriptions, registration, sponsorship, and what you need to know to receive DEC credits.

Participant requirements for joining the Cornell Tree Fruit Conference:

·     A computer (preferred) or tablet with high-speed internet access

·     A computer (preferred) or tablet with video conferencing capabilities to view presentations

·     Download ZOOM onto your computer or tablet

·     Don’t have ZOOM Sign up for free at https://www.zoom.us and click on “Sign Up, It’s Free”

·     A quiet space to listen to presentations

Don’t have access to a computer or the internet? Please reach out to Craig at 585-735-5448 for more information.

If you have any questions regarding the conference registration process, please get in touch with Andy Galimberti at [email protected] or at 734-660-4273.

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