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Winter Green-Up 2022

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Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County for its Fourteenth Annual Winter Green-Up! 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, it has become necessary to change the nature of Winter Green-Up 2022.

Winter Green-Up 2022 will be presented entirely online, via Zoom, on two dates, January 25 and February 1, 2022, from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

January 25, 2022 Winter Green-Up Speakers

Pricing for Profit: An Introduction to the Cornell Meat Price Calculator 

Matt LeRoux, Extension Associate at Cornell University

Matt LeRoux has 20 years' experience serving farms through Cornell Cooperative Extension, non-profits, and consulting, working with produce and livestock farmers and food businesses. He developed the Marketing Channel Assessment Tool for produce growers and the Cornell Meat Price & Yield Calculator.

How to Navigate Cattle Markets and Sales 

Stacylyn Himelright, Cattle Procurement Lead, Cargill Beef Plant, Pennsylvania

Stacylyn Himelright is the Cattle Procurement Lead/Head Buyer at the Cargill Beef plant in Wyalusing, PA, and was a cattle buyer in Eastern/Central NY state for nine years. She will lead a presentation on navigating cattle markets, answering questions about selling cattle.


February 1, 2022 Winter Green-Up Speakers

Why Grazing Matters: Insuring Beneficial Animal Impact 

Judith D. Schwartz, Author

Judith D. Schwartz is an author whose work explores the ecological role of animals in the landscape. She lives and works on the side of a mountain in southwestern Vermont. She is the author of Cows Save the PlanetWater In Plain Sight and The Reindeer Chronicles

Meat Quality from a Butcher’s Perspective 

Michael Lapi, Chef-Instructor, SUNY Cobleskill

An instructor of Culinary Arts and Meat Processing at SUNY Cobleskill, Michael provides a platform for the promotion of locally sourced foods through Farm to Table and Whole Animal Butchery classes.

Questions may be directed to:

Ashley, 518-649-0267/

Tom, 518-577-0958/

January 25th, 2022 1:00 PM to February 1st, 2022 4:00 PM
Online via Zoom
United States
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee per person, January 25, 2022 $15.00
Event Fee per person, February 1, 2022 $15.00
Event Fee per person, both sessions $25.00

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