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Thursday, January 08, 2015 7:30 AM

Important News for Farmers and Agribusinessmen
LI Agricultural Forum for Ag Professionals

Registration is $30/person; after January 2, 2015, the registration fee will be $45/person. For more information or a registration form, call Linda Holm at 631-727-7850, ext 341, or visit for the complete schedule.

The Long Island Agricultural Forum (Ag Forum) returns for its 34th year to Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead on Thursday and Friday, January 8h and 9th. This two-day conference will include topics focusing on the interests of Long Island’s agricultural and horticultural industries. All growers and dealers in these industries are encouraged to attend. The Forum provides the opportunity to keep up-to-date on the latest issues and technology, as well as to accrue important pesticide recertification credits.

**SPECIAL OFFER** If more than one person from a farming operation attends, the first person will be charged $30, and each additional person will be charged $20. This offer expires January 2.

The General Sessions will offer a legislative update and address current issues facing the agricultural industry, such as right to farm within the state’s ag districts’ program; the federal H2A program, deer and birds: a review of current regulations and management options and Natural Resource conservation Service cost-share programs.. There will also be specialized sessions for Potato, Sustainable Agriculture, Greenhouse, Environmental Landscaping & Gardening, Vegetable, Viticulture, Tree Fruit, Livestock Management, Nursery and 2 special lunchtime sessions: Loan Opportunities: Farm Service Agency and NYSDOL Ag Recruitment System.

Download the REGISTRATION FORM and SHORT PROGRAM here or call Linda Holm at 631-727-7850, ext 341, or visit

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:30 AM
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is hosting a day long semar for agricultural professionals in the floriculture and greenhouse industry. To register or for more information, please call 631-727-7850.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:00 AM
Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.

We invite you to join us for the 25th annual Long Island Horticulture Conference! Landscapers, nursery growers, arborists, landscape designers and architects, turf managers, and others in the horticulture industry throughout Long Island and beyond are invited to attend.

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Please contact them directly for more information 631-727-3777 ext. 341



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Long Island Farm Bureau is pleased to announce we have partnered with AFLAC on a new member benefits program for Long Island Farm Bureau members.  For further information, visit the AFLAC website at or call 516-900-1122 to reach an AFLAC representative.



Long Island Farm Bureau recently celebrated the career and retirement of LI Farm Bureau Executive Director Joseph M. Gergela III.  With more than 200 in attendance, from farmer to political leaders to friends and family, Joe received a much deserved applause and thanks for his 26 plus years serving the agricultural community locally, statewide and nationally. 


The position of Policy Director for the Long Island Farm Bureau has officially be posted: Job Description and requirement


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