Farmworker Appreciation Day & Bilingual IPM Training for Hudson Valley Orchards

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Farmworkers are the backbone of agricultural operations that keep our economies growing and thriving. Orchard farmworkers in particular support a multitude of agricultural products and services in NY, such as cideries and U-Pick tourism.

Join CCE Orange County, New York Integrated Pest Management, Cornell Agritech, and the New York Apple Association for a fun and educational appreciation event for farmworkers from orchards in the Hudson Valley!

The event will take place on July 24, 2024, from 11:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. at Locust Grove Brewing Co. in Milton, NY. Attendees will enjoy lunch together while we recognize farmworkers for their service to our community. Followed by a series of 15-minute educational stations covering important topics in IPM such as disease identification, pesticide safety, and health resources for farmers. Attendees may also participate in multiple raffles throughout the day!

We are asking farms to send up to 5 longstanding employees they would like to recognize and provide training to. This will be a bilingual event with simultaneous translation in English and Spanish.

This event is $10 per person with scholarships available upon request. Pre-registration is required: For program questions and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Raúl E. Lemus Garza at or 845-344-1234 Ext.275

Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships provide programs for Orange County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research. Committed to Orange County, we design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities. For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County at 845-344-1234 or visit our website at

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact our office if you have any special needs.

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Media Contact : Raul E. Lemus Garza

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