2018 NYS Farm Show

Free programs at the NY FARM SHOW February 22-23-24, 2018 State Fairgrounds - Syracuse, New York


Lima, NY. Free Programs to help landowners get more benefits from their woodlots will be presented each day during the 2018 Farm Show in Syracuse by the New York Forest Owners Association.

Meet with a forester from the State Department of Environmental Conservation or speak with a Cornell trained volunteer. Visitors are encouraged to bring their questions and pause at the booth area before or after attending a seminar program. The DEC foresters and trained volunteers are there to help with resource materials, displays and expert advice.

Learn More, Earn More seminars are free and open to all. Topics include federal cost sharing for woodlot improvements, working with foresters, improving bird habitat, heating with wood, and forest farming. Programs start on the hour and allow time for questions and discussion.

The booth is on the main corridor of the Arts and Home Center, and the Seminars are held in the Somerset Room just steps away on the lower level of the Center.

These programs are presented by the New York Forest Owners Association in cooperation with the NY Department of Environmental Conservation, Cornell Cooperative Extension, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and with special thanks to each of our expert speakers.

Seminar topics and speakers are listed below...


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Farm Show 2018, Forestry Seminars:

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22

11 AM Working With Your DEC Service Forester

Matt Swayze, NY Dept of Environmental Conservation

1 PM Insects and Diseases that Threaten Your Woods

Kim Adams, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

2 PM Making Maple Syrup for Fun and Profit

Stephen Childs, Cornell Maple Program

3 PM Getting Federal Aid for Woodlot Improvements

Michael Fournier, US Dep’t of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23

10 AM Making Income from Your Forest

Rich Taber, Cooperative Extension Service Chenango County

11 AM Silviculture-What it Means to Manage Your Woods

Peter Smallidge, NYS Extension Forester, Cornell University

1 PM 8 Steps for a Healthy and Productive Sugarbush

Peter Smallidge, NYS Extension Forester, Cornell University

2 PM Managing Your Land for Recreation

Diane Kuehn, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

3 PM Silvopasturimg: Trees and Animals Can Live Together

Brett Chedzoy. Cooperative Extension Service Schuyler County


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24

10 AM Managing Deer and Timber

Brian Underwood, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Ctr, SUNY Coll. Of Env. Sci,& For.

11 AM Professional Foresters Can Help You Have a Successful Timber Sale

Brad Wentworth, Forecon Inc. Cortland NY

1 PM The Law: Rights and Responsibilities of Woodlot Owners

Timothy Frateschi Esq. Frateschi Law Firm, Syracuse

2 PM Getting Federal Aid for Woodlot Improvements

Michael Fournier, US Dep’t of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service

3 PM Working Safely in the Woods

Michael Burns, NY Center for Ag. Medicine & Health


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