CleanSweepNY Program Coming To LI: A fall 2014
CleanSweepNY collection targeting Nassau and Suffolk Counties will occur during the week of September 29, 2014. Participation is open to farmers and owners of former farms, all categories of NYS certified pesticide applicators, cemeteries, golf courses and marinas, and retailers of agricultural, commercial or home/garden pesticide products. Pre-registration is mandatory. Upon registration, and when arrangements have been finalized, appointment cards with locations and drop-times will be mailed to participants. The Fall 2014 CleanSweepNY registration deadlines are September 5th for holders of unknown products and compressed gas cylinders, and September 19th for all other participants. Requesting a registration packet is easy and can be done by calling 1-877-793-3769 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (NOTE: Information received by CleanSweepNY is kept strictly confidential). There is NO enforcement potential for any product turned in as part of this collection project .
Farmingdale Horticulture Committee to Honor Joe Gergela
The Farmingdale Horticulture Committee will be honoring Joseph M. Gergela III, Executive Director, Long Island Farm Bureau on October 5, 2014 at the Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage State Park. For more information, please call the Farmingdale Horticulture Committee at 631-420-2075 email@example.com
March 25, 2014 National Agriculture Day Press Conference Testimony of Karen Rivara, LIFB President.
Long Island is a special place with some of the most fertile farmland in the country and surrounded by nationally important estuaries. Thirty years ago when I was a young marine science student, I took a day trip to the North Fork. I was amazed at the amount of farms so close to suburban sprawl. Most of those farms are still here today. Insightful farmland preservation, and the incredible ability of our local farmers to keep farming viable, have kept the landscape nearly unchanged since I was a student. READ MORE HERE
- VIto Minei, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County