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Upcoming Events

Strategizing for the Future of the Dairy Industry

January 12, 2017
11am - 2pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Calling all dairy farmers....If you milk 20 or 2000 cows, you have to plan for the future.
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Winter Dairy Management 2017

January 19, 2017

Richfield Springs, NY

Don't Be Lame - Winter Dairy Management 2017
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Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Herkimer County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 23, 2017
1-3 pm
Little Falls, NY

Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!
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CCE Forage Exchange Site

Given the severe drought across much of NYS this year and the potential need for additional forage on dairy farms across the state, the online CCE Forage Exchange has been restarted. Producers or growers with surplus forage or corn may use this site for free to list what they have for sale. Interested buyers may use this site to find what they need and make arrangements directly with sellers. The site URL is below along with a “how to post an ad video.”

Forage exchange: http://forage-exchange.cce.cornell.edu
How to post an ad video: https://youtu.be/Olrwm9drrgU

2016 First Cutting Forage Quality Project

The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team has begun monitoring hay fields for our First Cutting Forage Quality Project. If you aren't familiar there is a very good correlation between alfalfa height and the level of Neutral Detergent Fiber in not only alfalfa but also grasses.

The team monitors fields throughout our region in May to give forage producers some idea of the optimal time to harvest that important 1st cutting. When to start varies as much as 2 weeks in our region depending where you are, elevation and soil type. Check out the Forage Quality section of our website for more information.

Central New York Dairy & Field Crops - Cornell Cooperative Extension