Mark September 6 on your calendars and plan to attend! The LIHREC is located at 3059 Sound Ave. in Riverhead. For more information, visit our website: www.LongIslandHort.cornell.edu
Cornell University will hold its annual Plant Science Day on Thursday, September 6 at the Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center (LIHREC) in Riverhead. Tours and demonstrations will be held in the late afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm. Registration for the afternoon begins at 3:30 pm. As in past years, there is no charge to attend this activity and NYSDEC Pesticide Recertification credits will be available for this event.
Following the tours, at 6:00 p.m., a barbecue will be held on-site at the LIHREC. Barbecued chicken, pulled pork, grilled vegetables and much more will be served by Maple Tree Deli. The Long Island Wine Council will be serving Long Island wines after the tours and at dinner. The cost of the barbecue is $45 per person.
During the Plant Science Day, horticulture professionals will be able to take tours in one of five commodity areas: (1) vegetables, (2) nursery and ornamentals, (3) greenhouse and floriculture, (4) grapes and (5) small fruits. Some of the speakers that evening include Margery Daughtrey, Dan Gilrein, Meg McGrath, Andy Senesac, Nora Catlin, Sandra Menasha, Mark Bridgen, Mina Vescera, Faruque Zaman, and Alice Wise.
Participants are encouraged to attend both the tours and the barbeque dinner during Plant Science Day, but if you prefer, you can attend just one or the other. However, pre-registration is required to attend the dinner. For more information, call Diane or Sandi at 631-727-3595 or visit our website: www.LongIslandHort.cornell.edu.
Long Island Farm Bureau is pleased to invite you to our Twenty first Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser. Last year’s event was the highlight of the season, and we expect this year to be no different.
This is your chance to play the exquisitely beautiful North Fork Country Club in Cutchogue, NY. You will not want to miss this opportunity. Once again, we return to North Fork CC to experience a truly top-rated facility and gourmet food experience.
Space is limited to the first 100 golfers. Players will be accepted on a first come - first served basis, so please do not delay!
Golf Outing Invitation
Please Mark your calendar and plan on attending YOUR Annual Meeting.
This meeting is important for a number of reasons. You will vote on 2019 Policy Issues and your 2019 Officers and Directors, learn about past and future classes and events and most importantly have a chance to connect with your fellow farmers from across the island!
Stonewalls - 967 Reeves Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
Policy Development Meeting scheduled for August 20th at 7 PM. See EVENTS for Details.
Town of Brookhaven Opens New Farmer's Market at Town Hall. Click HERE for Application
Be sure to check the BULLETIN BOARD for other agricultural business related announcements.
Riverhead Town Solar Code Testimony given by Karen Rivara, President LI Farm Bureau August 2014
Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Benefits Paper - Riverhead Town
Farmland Protection Plan 2015 draft - Suffolk County