For more details about the program view our January 2016 newsletter.
The purpose is to generate even more awareness about the impacts of the proposed minimum wage hike to $15 per hour on not only the agricultural industry, but all small businesses throughout New York State. This is the final opportunity to make our concerns heard before the April 1 state budget deadline. We ask that you attend the conference and encourage other farmers to do so. We are aiming to have 30 to 40 farmers present for support. Speakers have already been organized, we are only asking that farmers come and be present at the press conference. Thank you all for your efforts on this critical issue.
5:30pm - 6:00 pm - Registration and Tour of Bayport Flower Houses. 6:00pm - 6:30pm Topic: PlantSomethingLI Campaign, Speakers: Bianca Sullivan and Mark Bridgen. Delicious Buffet Dinner & Refreshments at 6:30pm. Tickets - $45/person by reservation only, $50.00 at the door. RSVP a must by February 22, 2016. Please contact Diane Hanwick to make your reservations: (631) 727-3595 (work phone) or (631) 886-2213 (LIFGA business phone) or by email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join your Friends in Agriculture for dinner at Digger O’Dell’s Restaurant in Riverhead, Long Island. On Thursday, February 25, the 12th annual fundraiser for Cornell University’s Long Island Horticulture Research & Extension Center (LIHREC) in Riverhead will be held to support the student internship fund and horticultural research.
For more information call (631) 727-3595 or visit Friends of Agriculture Dinner in Long Island.
CCE Suffolk trains Master Gardener Volunteers to provide the public with gardening programs and activities that draw on the horticultural research and experience of Cornell University. Master Gardener Volunteers receive research-based instruction and are kept up-to-date through continual exposure to the latest developments in environmental horticulture. In return, they agree to share their knowledge with neighbors by volunteering to do community service.
For more information please visit: Suffolk County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.
Recipients: David Harris (2014), Christoper D'Angelo (2013), Justin Kondrat (2012), Jessica Anson (2011), Maria Figueroa (2010, First Recipient)