Fall 2022 CleanSweep NY **Registration deadline 9/19**
September 19, 2022
Promoting a Toxic Free Future for New York State
The Fall 2022 CleanSweepNY collection event will take place in Chautauqua, Steuben, Schuyler and Broome counties. Farmers and pesticide applicators/technicians from neighboring counties are encouraged to participate at one of these locations.
Participants must register to participate in this waste collection program. A registration form can be requested at the following phone number or e-mail address:
NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER SEPTEMBER 19, 2022!
The collection locations and dates are as follows:
- Falconer, NY Tuesday, September 27, 2022
- Hornell, NY Wednesday, September 28, 2022
- Watkins Glen, NY Thursday, September 29, 2022
- Castle Creek, NY Friday, September 30, 2022
CleanSweepNY Services are Not Available to Homeowners.
CleanSweepNY services are provided to farmers and owners of former farms, all categories of NYS certified pesticide applicators, cemeteries, golf courses, marinas, schools, landscapers and lawncare providers, nurseries, greenhouses, and other entities possessing unwanted or unusable pesticides and other waste chemicals. Each participant is responsible for transporting their materials to the collection site.
CleanSweepNY results in enhanced stewardship of the environment through the improved management and proper disposal of unusable pesticides and other chemical wastes. These materials may pose human health risks upon exposure and represent a potential hazard to New York State's groundwater and surface water resources.
The collections are scheduled and organized by NYSDEC with the collaboration of NYSDOT, who generously provide sites for the collection of these unwanted chemicals. CleanSweepNY outreach is aided by Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Agricultural Container Recycling Council, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, New York Farm Bureau, and other related grower associations.
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Mt. Morris, NY
Grazing sheep beneath utility-scale solar arrays can build wealth of present and future sheep farmers as vegetation management service providers and access to additional pasture. The Cornell Cooperative Enterprise Program (CEP) conducted a survey earlier this year completed by over 600 farmers. Farmers identified barriers to grazing sheep under solar arrays and weighed in on need for a producer-led organization to negotiate contracts on their behalf, coordinate logistics of multiple flocks, provide transport of sheep to and from the site, care for sheep while on-site, and provide supplemental mowing. Additional questions focused on processing and marketing needs.
Technology for Grazing Dairies Webinar
September 27, 2023
Join us for this free webinar! Brought to you by the dairy specialists of CCE NWNY and SWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Programs.
Protecting Against Murphy's Law: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.
October 4, 2023
What Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong!
Good ole' Murphy's Law is probably the best description of what it's like to be a farmer that there is! Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the 5 areas of risk on farms and how to develop strategies to manage those risks. Participants will have the opportunity to identify areas of risk on their own farms and brainstorm ways to (try to) prevent the inevitable!
Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/CCERisk or call Kelly at 585-268-7644.
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