Erie County and the Cornell Vegetable Program are partnering to
facilitate a monthly women's discussion group on weekday evenings during
the 2019 field season!
Each meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as CVP staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges.
The goal of the discussion group is to create a strong, professional resource network among farming women in western NY and to celebrate and recognize leading women growers. Thanks to a grant from Farm Credit East's Northeast AgEnhancement program, participation is free and will include scouting materials and factsheets.
The selected crop themes are centered around horticultural production, with an emphasis on vegetables. Each meeting will include a snack break and time to explore topics of interest to the group. This group is open to anyone professionally farming, including employees, and FFA/4-H youth age 16 & up who plan a career in horticulture.
The June 24 meeting will cover maple production and putting woodlots to work led by Sharon Bachman, CCE Erie County. The meeting will be hosted by Lynn Gabel (Gabel's Maple Syrup). Lynn will share her experience in event agritourism and marketing value-added products.
View the full Women in Ag discussion group schedule below.
For more information, including the most recent meeting and speaker schedule, or to join the discussion group, contact Elizabeth Buck at 585-406-3419.
W.A.V.E.S. Schedule (PDF; 305KB)
This program is free
Gabel's Maple Syrup
5095 Kaiser Rd.
Lawtons, NY 14091