Miner Institute is committed to its mission of research, education, and demonstration. Within the scope of that mission is community outreach. We aim to educate and inform the public about the agricultural industry and its role in our region, as well as its impact on the environment.
Farm Days for Fifth Graders
Miner Institute hosts Farm Days for 5th Graders generally during the first full week of June. Farm Days allows students the opportunity to observe agriculture in action. Our mission in this program is to help students become more aware of agriculture in our community and its impact on our daily lives.
High School Chemistry Program
Students from local high schools come to Miner Institute for a series of workshops on understanding modeling water bodies, water quality, drinking water and river systems. The program complements the Regents chemistry curriculum.
Annual Events at Miner Institute
Dairy Day is held annually and focuses on timely topics relevant to the dairy industry. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Speakers include Miner Institute staff as well as industry professionals and educators from agriculture schools in the region.
Dairy Day 2017 Proceedings
Dairy Day 2016 Proceedings
Dairy Day 2015 Proceedings
Dairy Day 2014 Proceedings
Dairy Day 2013 Proceedings
Dairy Day 2012 Proceedings
Dairy Day 2011 Proceedings
Forage Management for Dry Cows
EquiDay is a daylong symposium on horse topics and an opportunity to launch the spring season in the North Country. EquiDay is held annually in March and is free and open to the public. Topics are diverse and feature Miner Institute staff as well as other industry experts.
Crop Congress is held annually in February. It is an educational event that focuses on corn and forage crops. Speakers include Miner Institute staff as well as other industry experts. Local farmers as well as other industry professionals find this event to be beneficial.
Proceedings from Crop Congress 2014
Proceedings from Crop Congress 2013
Proceedings from Crop Congress 2012
Proceedings from Crop Congress 2011
Proceedings from Crop Congress 2010
Managing for Corn Silage Yield & Quality
Managing Corn for Silage from Seed to Silo
Nutrient Management on Dairy Farms
Tile Drainage Workshop
Balancing Agricultural Viability and Water Quality in the New York City Watershed
Controlling P Loss from Tile Drained Fields Receiving Manure
Current Practices of Field Tile Drainage
Drainage of Marine and Lacustrine Soils of the of the Lake Champlain Basin and Implications for USDA Wetland Compliance
Influence of Drainage on Crop Yield
Quantifying Phosphorus Losses from Tile Drained Agricultural Lands: Investigating the Influence of Preferential Flow
Summary of Willsboro Farm Drainage Research
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program
Water Quality Issues in Lake Champlain