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Wayne County Farmers: NY Certified Organic Meets March 12


NYCO meetings draw farmers from around New York State.
Photo: Fay Benson
Experienced and novice farmers already farming organically, farmers transitioning to organic production, and those curious about what organic is all about are invited to the March 12 New York Certified Organic meeting on Tuesday, March 12, at Cornell AgriTech's Jordan Hall, 630 West North Street in Geneva, N.Y. 

The meeting is free, starts at 10 am, includes a farmer panel, speaker, potluck lunch (bring a dish to pass), and roundtable discussion after lunch that offers the opportunity to ask questions and hear from the combined experience of the group.

The farmer panel will share their experiences on the use of high-speed discs and other tools for reduced tillage. The panel includes Eric Sheffer, who uses equipment that allows him to prepare a seedbed and plant pasture seedings in one pass; Rodney Graham and Thor Oeschner, who use German-made tillage equipment in their cropping systems; and Peter Marten, who uses a number of tools for reducing tillage on his farm.

Cornell Professor Emeritus Dr. Charles Mohler, a weed ecologist, will discuss soil nutrient management for weed control and answer questions about how to manage difficult weed problems.

New York Certified Organic (NYCO) is celebrating 26 years as an organic field crop and dairy discussion group. For more information, contact Fay Benson, 607-391-2669, afb3@cornell.edu. Benson is an educator with the Cornell University South Central NY Regional Team, project manager for the NY Organic Dairy Program, and coordinator of the NY Soil Health Trailer.

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Abundance Theory

Feb 14 - Abundance Theory: On Thursday, February 14 at 5:00 PM, Abundance Theory at Books, ETC. Participants study how to practice positive thinking. They learn how to develop life habits that encourage success. These habits include setting goals and learning to manifest. Come and see the possibilities. This event is free and open to the public at Books, ETC., 78 W Main St., Macedon. For questions email books_etc@yahoo.com

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Wayne Writers Guild

Feb 12 – Wayne Writers Guild: on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:30 PM, Wayne Writers Guild will be at Books, ETC. This group meets to share personal writings. Come and enjoy a literary evening. This event is free and open to the public at Books, ETC. 78 Main St. in Macedon NY. For more information, call John at 585-474-4116 or email books_etc@yahoo.com.

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Try Boating Simulator, Meet "Coastie" at Feb 14-17 Boat Show

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Mascot "Coastie"
February 6, 2019.  Would you like to try maneuvering a Boston Whaler on the water without any chance of shipwrecking?  

Do you need to know how to equip your boat to pass a vessel safety exam?

Would the kids like to meet “Coastie, the Tugboat,” the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary mascot?

Then, visit the new-look Boating Information Center at the February 14-17, 2019 Central NY Boat Show at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y. 

New York Sea Grant has partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Coast Guard Reserve, New York State Parks Marine Services Bureau, and America’s Boating Club: U.S. Power Squadron Syracuse Chapter to present the new exhibit at the boat show.

Coastie will welcome visitors to the Boating Information Center that includes the Boating Skills Virtual Trainer, at the show courtesy of America’s Boating Club: U.S. Power Squadron District 6, that allows the public to try driving a Boston Whaler on a 4-mile lake with varying levels of difficulty and wind and water conditions. Users can learn how to leave and return to the dock, turn, moor, make an emergency stop, and more.
 
Photo: Wayne County Tourism
The 2019 New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating educational vessel will be equipped to pass a vessel safety exam that provides boaters with a certificate of an approved inspection by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadron personnel.

Information will be available on U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadron boating safety classes and CNY Boat Show Boating Information Center visitors may register for a drawing for a free boating class registration. Anyone born after May 1, 1996, must pass an approved boater safety course to legally operate a motorboat or personal watercraft on NY waters.

Visitors to the exhibit will also be able to try driving a remote-controlled toy boat through a navigation course in a small pool. The New York State Parks Marine Services Bureau safety trailer will be set up in the exhibit.

A new information rack will have boater educational resources focused on:
 . how to properly select a life vest or personal floatation device
 . how to become a New York State-certified boating safety instructor
 . vessel safety checks procedure
 . marine law enforcement careers
. pleasure vessel noise levels and impaired boaters regulations
. Clean, Drain, Dry practices to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species, and
. volunteer opportunities with boating organizations.

Show hours are 1-9 pm on Thursday, February 14th and Friday, February 15th; 10 am-9 pm on Saturday, February 16th; and 10 am-5 pm on Sunday, February 17th. Show admission is $10 per person, 13 and younger free. Free parking and shuttle are provided. Learn more at www.cnyboatshow.com.

To learn more about New York Sea Grant, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, visit nyseagrant.org; U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21: www.facebook.com/Flotilla21UsCoastGuardAuxiliarySyracuseNy/; America’s Boating Club: U.S. Power Squadron: https://www.usps.org/index.php/sss-home; NYS Parks Marine Services Bureau: https://parks.ny.gov/recreation/boating/education.aspx.



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Register Young Boaters for 2019 Safety Certification Course

New York Sea Grant is taking registrations for the free, all-in-one-day Young Boater certification training to be offered on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm in Syracuse, NY, at the Central New York Boat Show at the New York State Fairgrounds.

Anyone born after May 1, 1996, must pass an approved boater safety course to legally operate a motorboat or personal watercraft on NY waters. The February 16th class is for ages 10 to 17 and includes a same-day proctored exam with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21 personnel. Pre-registration is required, contact New York Sea Grant at 315-312-3042.

Each youth registering for the February 16 Young Boater course will receive 3 free admission passes to the 2019 Central New York Boat Show, the State’s largest and oldest boat show, with more than 500 boats of all styles; water recreation equipment; marine accessories; boating and fishing guides; yacht clubs; and exhibits by waterfront destinations and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Visitors to the Boating Information Center at the show will see the 2019 edition of the award-winning New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating educational vessel with information on approved life jackets, boating safety, and voluntary watercraft inspection to help slow the spread of aquatic invasive species.

The 2019 Central New York Boat Show hours are 1-9 pm on Thursday, February 14th and Friday, February 15th; 10 am-9 pm on Saturday, February 16th; and 10 am-5 pm on Sunday, February 17th. Show admission is $10 per person, 13 and younger free. Free parking and shuttle are provided. Learn more at www.cnywinterboatshow.com .   
To learn more about New York Sea Grant, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, visit www.nyseagrant.org.      

To learn more about U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21, visit https://www.facebook.com/Flotilla21UsCoastGuardAuxiliarySyracuseNy/. 

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Art Reception for Kristine Greenizen

Feb 8 – Kristine Greenizen: On Friday, February 8, at 6:30 pm, Art Reception for Kristine Greenizen at Books, ETC. Kristine is an artist who works in many media. She has a brilliant gift in painting dog and cat portraits. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 585-474-4116 or email at books_etc@yahoo.com.

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