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Cain Hickey

Cain Hickey

Post Doctoral Associate, SCRI project

6592 West Main Rd

phone 7167922800

Cain Hickey is a recently-hired post-doctoral associate at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory (CLEREL) in Portland, NY. Cain feels at home as he transitions into his new position as he is a native of North East, PA. He has worked in the grape and wine industry and been involved in viticulture research and extension since 2007, when first employed at the Penn State Lake Erie Regional Grape Research and Extension Center. Cain is a four-time recipient of ASEVís student scholarship, a five-time recipient of the ASEV/ES student scholarship, and a 2015 recipient of an American Wine Society student scholarship. In his new position at CLEREL, Cain will work alongside Terry Bates and others on the USDA-funded precision viticulture management project. He will aid in the development of research and extension publications and presentations and look forward to participating in local extension workshops.

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Upcoming Events

2017 LERGP Annual Winter Grower Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2017
Fredonia, NY

Come join us for a day of education and celebration of LERGP's 25 years of service.
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Core Pesticide Training and Pesticide Applicator's License Exam

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 26, 2017
Portland, NY

WHEN: 9 AM to 12:15 PM 
WHERE: CLEREL Meeting room
COST: $15
3.0 Pesticide recertification credits in the CORE category have been applied for. The CORE training session is also designed as a review prior to taking the Commercial or Private Pesticide Applicator exam but is not required prior to taking the exam.  Preregistration for the training using the enclosed course registration form is required by April 17, 2017.

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LERGP 25 YEARS Summer Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 11, 2017
Portland, NY

Come celebrate 25 years with LERGP at the Summer Grower Conference.
More Details to follow!
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