Organic

OrganicThe USDA organic regulations recognize four categories of organic products: crops, defined as a plant that is grown to be harvested as food, livestock feed, fiber, or used to add nutrients to the field. Livestock defined as animals that can be used for food or in the production of food, fiber, or feed. Processed Products defined as items that have been handled and packaged (i.e. chopped carrots) or combined, processed, and packaged (i.e. soup). Wild Crops defined as plants from a growing site that is not cultivated. In the Northern New York Region there are 89 organic dairy farms. Please see the links below for more information on organic operations and certifications and should you have further questions, contact a member of the regional team.

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Most Recent Organic Content

General Information from the USDA on Organic

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 31, 2016

List of Organic Certifiers by State

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 31, 2016

Northeast Organic Farming Association

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 31, 2016





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2018 Pesticide Recertification Core Credits

February 27, 2018
10-3pm (2-1 hour sessions in the morning, 2-1 hour sessions in the afternoon)
Canton, NY

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2018 Pesticide Recertification Core Credits

February 28, 2018
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Malone, NY

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2017 NYS & VT Corn Silage Trial Data Tables

Preliminary results of the 2017 Corn Silage Variety Trials conducted in New York and Vermont are now available. Twenty-three 80-95-RM hybrids and forty-nine 96-100 RM hybrids were grown at each of 3 trial sites. Two sites were placed in NYS (Central and Northern NY) while one was in Northern VT. A PDF document listing preliminary data tables may be accessed in at this link:

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