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Long Island Agricultural Forum (Marine)

  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

41st Annual Long Island Agricultural Forum

The past year has been different in many ways, but as you know the Long Island agricultural and horticultural industries have not slowed down! Like so many other conferences and events this year, the 2022 Ag Forum will be presented through Zoom webinars and online meetings. While the Forum will be coming to you in a different format, you will still hear the latest in research on environmentally safe and viable production, marketing tips, issues related to crop culture, and legislative, agency, and association updates.

The Forum will include presentations from
CCE Marine and others
Thursday, January 20th, 8:30 a.m. - noon
Thursday, January 20th, 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Welcome and Introduction
Gregg Rivara, Aquaculture Specialist, and Steve Schott
Marine Botany/Habitat Restoration Specialist, Cornell
Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Shellfish Health in a Changing Environment:
Can They/We Adapt?
Bassem Allam, PhD, Marine Animal Disease
Laboratory, Stony Brook University

Dr. Allam will summarize how climate change and warming trends affect shellfish health in the region and will provide an overview of possible mitigation strategies that could be implemented to support shellfish farmers.

Bay Scallops in the Northeast: Insights on Aquaculture Methods and the Restoration Efforts to Promote Wild Harvest
Harrison Tobi, Aquaculture Specialist, and Steve Tettelbach, PhD, Shellfish Ecologist; Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Mr. Harrison Tobi will discuss his research and experience in bay scallop aquaculture in the Northeastern United States and will provide insight on past and current restoration efforts and what these efforts mean for the persistence of the wild bay scallop fishery.

Building Oyster Reefs in New York –
Successes, Failures and Challenges
Gregg Rivara, Aquaculture Specialist, Cornell
Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

In over a decade, CCE-Suffolk staff have created oyster reefs from New York City to Montauk. We will take a look at some of these projects, the issues faced and how to move forward to increase the number and size of oyster reefs in New York.

General Questions and Discussion


Regulatory/Permitting of Seaweed Aquaculture in New York

This presentation will be a discussion of the current process for applying for seaweed aquaculture permits in NY waters.

Seafood Regulatory Guidance in New York
Michael Ciamarella, PhD, Seafood Safety and Technology Specialist, NY Sea Grant

Dr. Ciamarella will present the current seafood handling guidance documents for finfish, shellfish, and seaweeds applicable for growers in New York.

Seaweed Aquaculture Research on Long Island
David Berg, Technical Consultant, Lazy Point Farms

Presenter will provide an overview of the seaweed aquaculture work that has been and is currently being conducted on Long Island in support of developing the industry.

Now That We Grow It, What Do We Do With It? End-Use for Seaweed
Sean Barrett, Founder, Montauk Seaweed Supply Company

Sean will discuss the current use of seaweed as fertilizer and the potential expansion of seaweed grown/harvested on Long Island into other markets, such as food, chemical extraction, and other areas.

General Questions and Discussion

This event is online with the option to view webinars in-person, see the program brochure for more information.

For details on the AG program listing of this event, click here.


$45 per participant

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Last updated January 10, 2022