Are you interested in adding value by taking advantage of the burgeoning organic food market?
The New York Soybean Checkoff is hosting a grain marketing meeting focused on transitioning conventional acres to organic. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 9:30 am at the Geneva Experiment Station, 630 W. North Street, Geneva. Hear from local growers who are primarily organic, and who have a mix of conventional and organic acres. Production experts will also be on-hand to discuss how to transition land into organic.
Speakers will include: Bill Strassburg, Wegmans Markets; Stephen McGrattan, NYS Dept. Ag & Markets; Brett Kreher, Kreher's Poultry Farm; Tom Jeffres, RL Jeffres & Sons; Luke Howard, Blue River Organic Hybrid Seeds.
This article is written on behalf of the New York Soybean Checkoff as administered by the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association.
The 2015-16 Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time scholarship award presented to a high school senior who is going to pursue agriculture as an area of study at any accredited college or university. The scholarship is managed by the American Soybean Association and is made possible through a grant by BASF corporation.
The scholarship will be presented in $2,500 increments per semester. The student must maintain successful academic progress and be in good standing with the college or university to receive the full amount of the scholarship.
Candidates may apply online through Nov. 20, 2014. Final selection will be made the first week of December during the ASA Board meeting. The student will be notified prior to an official announcement made during Commodity Classic in Phoenix on Feb. 27, 2015.
BASF sponsors the winner and one parent to attend Commodity Classic for two days to participate and receive special recognition at the ASA Awards Banquet on the Friday night of Commodity Classic.
For more information, requirements, and application, visit http://soygrowers.com/award-programs/soy-scholarship/
This email is written on behalf of the MEMBERSHIP of the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association and is funded by membership dues only.
On Oct. 1, NYCSGA held a tele-town hall on the New York state GMO Labeling bill that is currently being pushed through the state legislature.
The call featured corn & soybean farmer Todd DuMond and Cornell Plant Breeding Scientisit and Professor, Margaret Smith.
If you missed the tele-town hall, you can listen to it here: Oct. 1 NYCSGA Tele Town Hall
It's important to contact your state legislators to express your opposition to this GMO labeling bill. I'm sure we all agree that consumers have a right to know about their food, but a state by state patchwork of laws makes interstate commerce incredibly difficult, which will only drive up food bills. You can easily contact your state legislators here: NYFB E-Lobby Biotech Labeling .
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This message is posted on behalf of the MEMBERSHIP of the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association, with the use of membership funds only.
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