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Fluvanna Fire To Hold Chicken Barbecue Sat.

The Fluvanna Fire Department, 3536 Fluvanna Ave. Ext., is hosting a chicken barbecue Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The cost is $10 per meal, which includes chicken, two sides and a roll. All meals must be picked up. All proceeds will benefit the fire department.

Dairy Margin Safety Net To Begin Oct. 12

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announces that Dairy Margin Coverage safety-net signup for 2021 coverage will begin Oct. 12 and will run through Dec. 11. The program has already triggered payments for two months for producers who signed up for 2020 coverage. As of June 15, FSA has issued more than $100 million in much-needed program benefits to dairy producers who purchased DMC coverage for 2020. Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill, DMC is a voluntary risk management program that offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed price (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. Over 13,000 operations enrolled in the program for the 2020 calendar year.

CORE Pesticide Training Is Set

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program will offer a virtual training opportunity for agricultural producers to learn more about safely using pesticides on their farm. The CORE Pesticide Training will take place on Tuesday, July 14, from 9 to 10:50 a.m. with a repeated presentation scheduled for Tuesday, July 21, from 6-7:50 p.m. The cost to register for the training is $20 a person, and registration is available by visiting swnydlfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php. Topics to be covered during the training include: pesticide application certification; state laws and regulations; safety precautions; understanding pesticide labels, formulations, and mixing; selecting and calibrating equipment; record keeping; and storage and disposal. The course instructor will be Josh Putman, field crops specialist with SWNYDLFC, and the event will include an interactive question and answer session.

Foundation

Sailing Camp To Begin Monday

The Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation will hold a summer sailing camp for teens on Chautauqua Lake starting Monday. Young people ages 14 to 18 will be able to get out on Chautauqua Lake, learn to sail or sharpen their sailing skills. The foundation has developed a formal operational safety plan in accordance with governmental restrictions and official guidance. The primary elements of that plan include mandatory face coverings while ashore, social distancing between groups, limited total people allowed on-site, and hand sanitization. The primary program will be a seven-week camp for youth ages 14-18 held from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Teen sailing starts Monday and ends Aug. 14. The cost is $50 a week with discounts for multi-week registration. Camp is based in the Richard O. Hartley Park Building at Lakewood Beach. To register, visit SailCLCSF.org. For more information, call Hunter Farris, sailing director, at 720-1550 or email sailCLCSF@gmail.com.

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