Agricultural and Food Ventures Conference 2001 at Morrisville State College
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Conference Program

The two-day program of the Agricultural and Food Ventures Conference 2001 was as follows:

 

Thursday, 5 April 2001


8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Exhibition Setup (Stuac Gym)
James Curtis (Exhibition Coordinator), Dr. Christopher Nyberg, Lisa Eklund, and Jim Taylor, SUNY-Morrisville; and Karen Basset, Cornell Cooperative Extension

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration (Stuac Lobby)
Gail Strain and Diane Fuller (Station 1), SUNY-Morrisville
Lori Davis and Kathy Carney (
Station 2)
, SUNY-Morrisville
Amanda Hewitt and Alison Clarke (
Station 3)
, NYSSFPA

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. View of Exhibition and Networking (Stuac Gym)

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Guided Tour 1: SUNY-Morrisville Campus
  • Group meets at the Stuac Lobby at 1:50 p.m.
  • Tour Guide: John Brouillette, Assistant Professor, SUNY-Morrisville

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Guided Tour 2: Agribusiness Incubator
  • Group meets at the Stuac Lobby at 2:50 p.m.
  • Tour Guide: Sheila Marshman, Assistant Professor, SUNY-Morrisville

2:00 - 5:30 p.m. Self-Guided Tours (maps are available at the Registration Desk, Stuac Lobby)
  • Bouckville/Madison/Peterboro Antiques Shops
  • Turning Stone Casino

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion (Labclass 103)
Outreach and Support of Small Scale Food Processors: Building Collaboration with Cooperative Extension, Economic Development, and Tourism Staff
Facilitators: Amanda Hewitt, Corporate Administrator, NYSSFPA; Adele Hayes, Co-owner and Manager, Sap Bush Hollow Farm, Warnerville, NY; and Alison Clarke, Consultant, NY Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, Rochester, NY

6:00 p.m. Dinner (Buffet at Seneca Dining Hall)

7:30 - 7:40 p.m. Welcome (Stuac Theater)
Dr. Charles Blaas,
Vice President for Academic Affairs, SUNY-Morrisville
Dave Evans, President, New York Small Scale Food Processors Association

7:40 - 8:15 p.m. Keynote Speech (Stuac Theater)
Getting to Profitability: A Renaissance in New York State of Agriculture
 
Nathan Rudgers,
Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Markets, State of New York 

8:15 - 9:30 p.m. Panel Discussion (Stuac Theater)
Linking Chefs and Restaurateurs with Producers
Kerry Beadle (Moderator),
Associate Professor, SUNY-Morrisville
  • Supply and Utilization of Local and Seasonal Food
    Parker Bosley,
    Owner and Chef, Parker's Restaurant, Cleveland, OH
  • Development of Regional Cuisine
    Jerry Nash,
    Executive Chef, Wellington House, Fayetteville, NY
  • Linking Chefs, Restaurateurs, and Producers
    Tim Pezzolesi,
    Agricultural Extension Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Canandaigua, NY

9:30 - 10:30 p.m. Reception, Networking, and Viewing of Exhibitions (Stuac Gym)

9:30 p.m. Informal Gathering at The Fort (Entertainment by Hadrian's Wall, a Celtic Folk Music Group)

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Friday, 6 April 2001

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Banks lounge)

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Registration (Stuac Lobby)

8:00 - 5:00 p.m. Exhibition Displays (Stuac Gym)

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Plenary Session (Stuac Theater)
Jessica Decerce (Moderator),
Director, College Relations, SUNY-Morrisville

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.  Break

10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • Business Planning for Food Entrepreneurs (Labclass 103)
    Jim Putnam,
    Senior Consultant, First Pioneer Farm Credit, Enfield, CT
    -
    Moderator: James VanRiper, Chair, Department of Environmental Sciences, SUNY-Morrisville
  • Packaging Food Products for Marketing (Labclass 105)
    John Kohan,
    President and Owner, Food Tech, Poughkeepsie, NY
    -
    Moderator: Douglas Nelson, Chair, Department of Agricultural Engineering, SUNY-Morrisville
  • Food Product Labeling (Labclass 112)
    Jim Chenot,
    Greenbush Tape and Label, Albany, NY
    -
    Moderator: John Brouillette, Assistant Professor, SUNY-Morrisville
  • Mentoring for New and Emerging Food Processors (Labclass 107)
    Amy Machamer,
    Co-owner, Hurd Orchards,
    Adele Hayes, Co-owner and Manager, Sap Bush Hollow Farm, Warnerville, NY, and Alison Clarke, Consultant, NY Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, Rochester, NY
    -
    Moderator: Kerry Beadle, Associate Professor, SUNY-Morrisville

10:45a.m. - 12:30p.m. Panel Discussion (Stuac Theater)
Where to Market Your Products
Sheila Marshman (Moderator),
Assistant Professor, SUNY-Morrisville

11:45a.m.-12:30p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • Networking with Artisanal Farms (Labclass 103)
    Parker Bosley,
    Owner and Chef, Parker's Restaurant, Cleveland, OH
    -
    Moderator: James VanRiper, Chair, Department of Environmental Sciences, SUNY-Morrisville
  • Artisanal On-Farm Cheese Production (Labclass 105)
    Tracy Frisch,
    Director, Regional Farm and Food Project, Albany, NY
    - Moderator: Douglas Nelson, Chair, Department of Agricultural Engineering, SUNY-Morrisville
  • Delectable Attractions: Local Lures that Tourists Crave (Labclass 112)
    Linda LaRosa-Mosner, Marketing Education Coordinator, Central New York Resource Conservation and Development Project, Norwich, NY
    - Moderator: John Brouillette, Assistant Professor, SUNY-Morrisville
  • Product Liability Insurance (Labclass 107)
    D. Sam Witherwax,
    Rose and Kiernan Inc., NY
    - Moderator: Kerry Beadle, Associate Professor, SUNY-Morrisville

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch and Networking (Seneca Dinning Hall)

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

2:00 - 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion (Stuac Theater)
Identification of Funding Sources
Douglas Nelson (Moderator), Chair, Department of Agricultural Engineering, SUNY-Morrisville

3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • New Product Development in the US Food Industry: A Small Business Perspective (Labclass 112)
    Ian Cuthill,
    Syracuse, NY
    -
    Moderator: Dr. Christopher Nyberg, Assistant Professor, SUNY-Morrisville
  • Dairy Processing (Labclass 103)
    Tracy Frisch,
    Director, Regional Farm and Food Project, NY
    - Moderator: Peter LaMacchia, SUNY-Morrisville
  • Neighborhood Alliance Project (Labclass 105)
    Hank Herrara,
    Director, Northeast Neighborhood Alliance, NY
    - Moderator: Tim Penix, Director of Institutional Diversity, Placement, and Transfer, SUNY-Morrisville
  • Farmers Market (Labclass 107)
    Bob Lewis,
    Department of Agriculture and Markets, State of New York
    - Moderator: Paul Crovella, Associate Professor, SUNY-Morrisville

3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Business Meeting of NYSSFPA (Labclass 107)
Dave Evans,
President, NYSSFPA
Amanda Hewitt,
Corporate Administrator, NYSSFPA

3:45 p.m. View of Exhibitions, Networking, and AdjournmentTop

Morrisville State College State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville
Marshall Hall
Morrisville, NY 13408

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(315) 684-6125 fax

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