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If you live in, or you are traveling through, Syracuse & Buffalo, be on the listen Dec. 13-20 for new CommonGround New York radio spots! This year's campaign focuses on what commonly used food terms mean, such as organic, grass fed and natural.
Thank you to our spokeswomen Kim Fesko Brayman and Nancy Hourigan!
Syracuse commercials air on 94.5
Buffalo commercials air on 102.5
Nancy Hourigan decoding labels
Kim Brayman organic
Registration for the 2014 Corn & Soybean "Business Management" Expo opens Friday, Dec. 6! You can register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nycsga-business-management-winter-expo-tickets-9418780827.
This year's expo feature's Dick Wittman, a farm business consulting and farmer from Idaho. The morning session, entitled "Managing Business Relationships on the Family Farm", focuses helping participants become familiar with (1) a systems approach to managing a family farm business and (2) strategies for family farm business managers to implement more professional management systems.
The afternoon session, "Strategies for Implementing Effective Business Management Systems and Transitions", will be a more informal discussion in order to provide a comfortable forum to discuss sensitive family farm business questions, challenges or transition concerns.
The first two early bird registration are $50, each additional registration is $35.
Since late 2010, the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association (NYCSGA) has been administering New York State soybean growers’ checkoff dollars. Prior to 2010, that money was being collected by the Eastern Region Soybean Board, where it was spent on projects throughout the East.
With soybean checkoff money staying right here in New York, NYCSGA has been able to fund and launch a number of new initiatives. For example, NYCSGA hosts the winter “Business Management” Expo every year in January and the Summer Crop Tour annually in August. In addition, NYCSGA funds a number of soybean research projects, including our own precision agriculture research initiative.
None of these projects would be possible without soybean farmers’ checkoff of 0.5 percent of the net sale price of soybeans. While the soybean checkoff is federally mandated, the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association is focused on making worthwhile investments with those funds that benefit both farmers and the soybean industry as a whole.
Read more: A Reminder About the Federal Soybean Promotion Order