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Friday, December 8 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Seed Genetics LIMITED

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Vegetable production on farms is dependent on seeds and their genetics. Farms strive for genetic traits like overwintering, reliability and productivity, disease resistance, flavor, or distinctiveness. Come learn about approaches for breeding your own vegetables on your farm. Learn about the breeding collaboration between MazLab and other Hudson Valley farms, like Stone Barns Center, that are designed to fit into a working farm.


Presenters
avatar for Jason Grauer

Jason Grauer

Crop Production and Farm Consulting Manager, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Jason Grauer is crop production manager at Stone Barns Center. With a degree in economics from Tufts University, Jason spent the early part of his career in the financial industry. A year spent volunteering at Stone Barns confirmed his desire to farm full time, and he spent two seasons as one of our apprentices. Jason then developed a rooftop greenhouse for Eli... Read More →
avatar for Michael Mazourek

Michael Mazourek

Associate Professor, Cornell University
Michael Mazourek established a vegetable breeding program which focuses on developing new cultivars for organic farming systems through traditional methods of cross-pollination. His grower-driven traits focus on fungal and insect resistances in regionally adapted backgrounds to provide a reliable, productive, flavorful harvest to drive the consumption of naturally nutritious... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Greenhouse