Alfred State College - Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Alfred State College Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture will host a public display of the proposed plans for the renovation of the college farm. The plans will feature designs for the new dairy barn that will accommodate both organic and non-organic cows.
ASC will host two half-day workshops on Preparing the Ground for Local Fair Trade Monday, March 29, 2010, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Lounge on the Alfred campus.
To register, please contact Robert Hadad, Cornell Vegetable Program Fresh Market Specialist, by Friday, March 26. You may reach Hadad via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (585) 739-4065.
Dr. John M. Anderson, president, Alfred State College, has joined a growing list of higher education leaders committed to fighting global warming. Earlier this week, Anderson agreed to sharply reducing and eventually eliminating all of the college’s global warming emissions, and accelerating the research and educational efforts to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.
Members of the planning team for the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA) at Alfred State College met recently to “seal the deal” with Agricultural Engineering Services, PLLC, (AES), Auburn, chosen by ASC to be the lead engineers for the College’s new Dairy Facility Expansion.
NYS Sen. Catharine M. Young (R-Olean) was honored by Alfred State College recently with the President's Medallion, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the college.
Summit to Plan Food Supply Chain from Western New York State to New York City
Farmers, State Agriculture Representatives and New York City Chefs and Distributors to Meet on Thursday, April 23, 2009
Animal Welfare Approved and Alfred State College will bring New York City chefs and food purveyors together with local farmers and agricultural experts at an April 23 summit to plan a supply chain from western New York State farms to the New York City market.
Alfred State College recently hosted Congressman Eric J. J. Massa (D-29th District) and his "2009 Western New York Regional Agriculture Summit."
Alfred State College is pleased to announce that nearly all of its farm (Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture-COSA) land has been officially certified "organic" by NOFA-NY (Northeast Organics Farming Association).
Dr. Mary Condon, Alfred State College executive assistant to the president, and Dr. Ronald R. Rosati, ASC provost and vice president for academic affairs, attended US Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's "New York Farm Day" in Washington, DC, in late September.
Without even knowing it, Alfred State College students are becoming locavores. In early September, Alfred State's Dining Services team took its first delivery of freshly grown produce from the Angelica Farmers' Market.