New York Corn & Soybean Growers Secure $75,000 in State Budget for Corn Research
With the passage of the New York state 2014-2015 state budget last week, the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association (NYCSGA) secured $75,000 in funding for corn production research. NYCSGA will use this allocation to fund projects in the 2015 growing season, such as variable rate planting trials, fertilizer applications, herbicide and pesticide applications, integrated pest management seminars, silage trials, and more.
“The New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association is very excited about the research we are doing on utilizing precision agriculture technologies,” Julia Robbins, Executive Director of NYCSGA said. “As a result of our research, we have identified several corn and soybean projects that are needed to complement the overall initiative. This state funding will be used to help us implement some of those ‘spin-off’ corn production research projects.”
As mentioned in Dick Wittman's presentation last week at our Expo, here is his power point, "Are you Getting a Passing Grade in Farm Management?"
To: Soybean Researchers & Farmer Educators
From: Julia Robbins, Executive Director
New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association
Date: February 4, 2014
Subject: Request for 2014 Research Proposals— DUE March 10, 2014
The New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association is requesting proposals for 2013 soybean research and education. Proposals must be received no later than 4 pm on March 10, 2014 at:
NYCSGA, PO Box 605, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685
Funding decisions are expected to be made on or around March 30, 2014. Typical awards are expected to be $10,000 per project or less. NYCGSA reserves the right to negotiate award/contract funding with successful applicants.
The available funds for 2014 research and education projects will be awarded with funds collected from NYCSGA’s Soybean checkoff assessments, and will be based on actual and anticipated collection of checkoff assessments received in New York State.
NYCSGA Hosting Second in the Series of Winter Grain Marketing Workshops
Presented by Penn State Extension Agricultural Marketing Specialist John Berry
The New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association is planning a second series of marketing workshops next month, presented by Penn State Extension Agricultural Marketing Specialist John Berry. This second set of workshops is scheduled for Feb. 6 and 7 in Union Springs and Pavilion, NY.
Mr. Berry is well known around the Northeast for his engaging and enlightening talks on grain markets and farm marketing strategies. He makes the complex understandable and he challenges assumptions that farm operators make which often limit their profitability.