Dec 13, 2019
NYS growers to gain Cornell expertise at Empire State Producers Expo

New York state fruit and vegetable growers will have access to expert educational resources spanning many different agricultural topics at the upcoming Empire State Producers Expo from Jan. 14-16. The event will feature educational sessions led by regional and national experts from Cornell University and beyond.

“Our Expo organizers really stepped up this year in terms of sessions and topics,” said Expo organizer Steve Reiners, professor and chair in the Horticulture section at Cornell. In addition to traditional sessions focused on commodities like tree fruit, berries, sweet corn, vine crops, onions, cabbage and potatoes, there are lots of new topics.  

The Expo will offer sessions focused on the latest techniques in stand establishment, soil fertility, grafting, biocontrol, sprayer technology and weed management for both large scale and small scale/organic. “This will be a great time to meet our newest faculty hire, Lynn Sosnoskie, weed management specialist located at Cornell AgriTech,” said Reiners.  Lynn came on board in September and is anxious to meet all vegetable and fruit growers.

The quality and quantity of educational resources located all in one location make the event an outstanding opportunity for growers to strategically network and learn with leaders in the agricultural industry.

This year’s Empire State Producers Expo will take Marriott Hotel in downtown Syracuse.  To register for the event and view a full listing of educational sessions, visit:

The Empire State Producers Expo is sponsored by the New York State Vegetable Growers Association, Inc. (NYSVGA). Founded in 1911, the association is one of the oldest agricultural organizations in New York State. NYSVGA serves commercial fresh market, storage and processing vegetable growers. It is guided by a fifteen member Board of Directors who represent the major commodities produced throughout New York State.

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