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Apple, Grape, and Tart Cherry Collection Tour

Colleagues, I want to share an exciting and free opportunity to learn about agriculture from the USDA-ARS Team at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva. I've been in a few learning sessions and they are very engaging. They hosted a session for Career Ex this year and our youth participants loved it! I'm sharing this as a professional development opportunity, but feel free to bring 4-H'ers!

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How many apple varieties exist? Why do we need so many? Come visit the USDA Apple, Grape, and Tart Cherry collections at Cornell AgriTech to find out!

The USDA Plant Genetic Resources Unit maintains thousands of unique trees and vines for conservation and research. On Saturday, September 16, 2023 we will host our annual tour at the McCarthy Farm, 2865 County Road 6 (Preemption Road), Geneva, NY, 14456 (across from St. Mary’s Cemetery).

Learn about the value of crop diversity and enjoy a walking tour of the collections from 10:00 to 12:00 AM. Please arrive on time. No reservation needed.

Contact Ben Gutierrez at or 315.787.2439 for more information.

Learn more about our Apple, Grape, and Tart Cherry Collections.


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