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Read more: Save the Date! 2013 Summer Crop Tour!
On April 23, 2013, CommonGround New York hosted “Safe Plate” at SUNY Cobleskill. The workshop, which was focused on talking about the safety of food and agricultural production methods, was attended by more than 200 agricultural studies majors. In addition to enjoying a free lunch, students had the opportunity to mingle with the event’s sponsoring organizations, which included the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association, New York Animal Agriculture Coalition, New York Beef Industry Council, New York Farm Bureau, Monsanto, and the American Dairy Assocation and Dairy Council.
Following lunch, the sponsoring groups hosted workshops for the students on how to talk to consumers about modern food production and agricultural practices. Workshops included “Myths and Misconceptions of Agriculture” by New York farmers Beth Chittenden and Denise Lloyd; “GMOs and Sustainability” by Monsanto representative Marsha Stanton and crop consultant Tom Kilcer; “All Milk is the Same”, by New York Animal Ag Coalition executive director Jessica Zeihm; “Today’s Beef Choices” by New York Beef Industry Council representatives Carol McGillis and Phil Trowbridge, and “What’s in the Milk Bottle”, by American Dairy Council communications director Beth Meyer.
The New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association is hosting its 7th Annual Summer Crop Tour on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 and we invite you to be part of this premiere event. Once again, corn and soybeans will be featured at this year's Crop Tour. The DuMond Farm, Union Springs, NY, will again be the site of the 2013 Crop Tour and in addition to Ken & Issac Ferrie, we will be featuring Bill & Missy Bauer as our agronomy experts.
2013 topics for discussion will include:1. Identifying growth stages in soybeans2. Understanding yield components in soybeans3. Root growth in various soil densities4. Precision ag and dairy farming
Only through the generous support of businesses like yours are we able to provide the high quality programs that will enhance overall production and profitability of the New York feed grains industry. Sponsorship opportunities are listed on the accompanying page.
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