Seneca Co. farms hosting drive yourself farm tour

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Twilight Farm Tours to take place Thursday, August 29th, 2019

In an effort to foster a greater understanding of practices occuring on today’s agriculutural opertions, the families of three Seneca County farms are inviting those interested in learning more about how farms are striving to be compatable with the environment and remain profitable in these challanging times to visit them on Thursday, August 29th.

This drive yourself Agricultural Tour, organized by Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Seneca County Farm Bureau and Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation District is scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, August 29 startng at 2:30 PM.  The tour will start with the Persoon Dairy Farm, a 255 acre farm milking 110 cows using robots.  The next farm is Autumn’s Harvest Farm, a diversified livestock farm utilizing pastures and regenerative agriculture for all the livestock they raise.  The tour concludes at Lott Farms, LLC a family cash crop operation which will feature why and how their farming practices have changed with a current focus on soil health including cover crops, tillage practices, and use of fertilizers.  Everyone attending is encouraged to wear appropriate shoes for moderate walking on potentially uneven ground.

Tour participants will learn more as each farm discusses their changes in management practices to conserve water and soil along with how and when nutrients are used.  The farm families will be joined by Extension Specialists from CCE’s NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team as well as other agriculture industry related professionals.

The Twilight Farm Tours will conclude with a cheese tasting and Farm to Table Dinner at Muranda Cheese Company for a charge.  Information on the dinner can be found atwww.senecacountycce.org.

 

 

RSVP’s for the drive yourself Ag Tour are required by Wednesday, August 28th or until the tour is filled.  For more information, please visit Seneca County CCE at www.senecacountycce.org or directly to the registration page at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/twilighttours_245.  All registered will receive a map with the farm locations and times.  For questions, feel free to contact Judy Wright, Agriculture Development Specialist with Seneca County CCE at [email protected] or 315-539-9251 ext. 109.

For over 100 years, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension has served the people of the County, putting to practical use the scholarship and research of Cor­nell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; families, nutrition, health and safety (human ecology); youth development (4-H); environmental and natural resource enhancement; and community and economic vitality.  The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo. For more information, please contact us at 315-539-9251 or email[email protected].

 

 

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