Wednesday August 6, 2014:

US (NY): Empire Farm Days to celebrate agriculture writers

Empire Farm Days is celebrating authors who write about agriculture. Five New York State-based authors will be talking with visitors and signing and selling books in the Cornell Marketplace Building at the 2014 Empire Farm Days on Wednesday August 6 from 10am to 4pm. The 300-acre event takes place at Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 Route 414, in Seneca Falls, NY.

The authors coming to Empire Farm Days include:

- Dr. George Conneman, author of General, Miscellaneous, and All Other: Stories from Dr. George Conneman, a lighthearted collection of lessons the highly-regarded Cornell University professor emeritus of farm management has learned from nearly 60 years of working with farmers and their families in New York;

- Cari B. Rincker, Esq., co-author of Field Manual: Legal Guide for New York Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs, a practical guide to everything from farm and wind energy leases and animal law to food labelling and considerations for on-farm slaughter and cottage food production;

- Cynthia Kolko, author of Fruit of the Vine, a fictional tale set in New York’s Finger Lakes region explores the farm conservation vs. development struggle through the story of a vineyard worker who inherits a farm;
- Cornell University Associate Professor Walter De Jong, co-author of The Complete Book of Potatoes, a practical and comprehensive resource for commercial potato growers and home gardeners alike, with technical details about such topics as organic production techniques, pest management and storage. De Jong directs the applied potato breeding program and potato molecular genetics lab at Cornell.
- Brian Nicholson of Red Jacket Orchards, Geneva, NY, is the co-author of Fruitful: Four Seasons of Fresh Fruit Recipes jam-packed with colour photos and recipes for everything from pies and cobblers to rhubarb chutney-enhanced roast chicken plus 25 dishes developed by chefs who are among Red Jacket shoppers.
Empire Farm Days began as a potato growers’ event and has grown into the Northeast’s largest outdoor agricultural show for all sectors of farming interest from dairy and small livestock to equine, crops, farm safety, and family life. Learn more at

For more information
Empire Farm Days
Melanie Wickham, manager
T: 877-697-7837


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