A partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations in these eight counties:
Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga & Schoharie.

calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Livestock Trainings Offered Online

March 25 - December 31, 2020

During this time away from the field we have had quite a few producer's asking about certifications offered online.

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Agriculture Workforce Development Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Workshop

April 14, 2020

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers~Online Webinars
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Agriculture Workforce Development Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Workshop

April 16, 2020
Noon-1:30 pm

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers~Online Webinars
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Team Programming and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

To all of our valued program participants and partners:

The Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will not be conducting any meetings or in person assistance until further notice. All scheduled meetings have been cancelled as we look to support efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19. If possible we may move them to an online format.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep in touch with you.

Please continue to reach out to us by cell phone, email, and text as we will gladly respond. We will also continue to contact you by those same methods as we put out newsletters or share other pertinent pieces of information.

Again we are still here expecting to assist you as always, just for the near future not in the in-person way we have in the past.

Stay healthy.

Kevin Ganoe, Area Field Crop Specialist
David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Ashley McFarland, Area Livestock Specialist
Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist

COVID-19 response:
Need information? View the following Cornell CALS and CCE Resource Pages Updated Regularly
General Questions & Links: https://eden.cce.cornell.edu/
Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions: https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/
Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions: http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/
Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources: https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/ 
Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers: https://www.nyfarmnet.org/
Cornell Farmworker Program: www.farmworkers.cornell.edu
www.trabajadores.cornell.edu (en espanol)

Prevention & Control of the Novel Coronavirus for Farms

Find the an article on how to prevent and control the Novel Coronavirus on farms at: Novel Coronavirus Prevention & Control for Farms

Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations

Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations release from New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets on March 22, 2020.  Find article here

Links to Services

As we navigate through some very uncharted territory over the next few days/weeks/ months, the CNYDFLC team would like to offer you a list of services that may be of help to your farm business. Remember, our entire team is only a phone call, email or video conference away. Please do not hesitate to contact us if a need arises, we will do our best to assist you in the ways previously mentioned.  Find our contact information for each team member on the Contact Us page.

Here is a list of websites or phone numbers to keep handy:

FDA Food Safety: https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-during-emergencies/food-safety-and-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

NYCAHM: https://www.nycamh.org/
Farm Partners (part of Bassett Health Care system and NYCAMH) 1-800-343-7527  

NY FarmNet: https://www.nyfarmnet.org/
Hotline : 1-800-547-3276 (24 hr service)

Chenango County Behavioral Health: https://www.co.chenango.ny.us/mental-hygiene-services/behavioral-health-services/
Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery County: https://www.mentalhealthassociation.org/
Herkimer Mental Health & Emotional Disorder Services: https://www.herkimercounty.org/services-and-departments/mental-health.php
Madison County Mental Health Services: https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/1534/Mental-Health-Clinic
Otsego County Mental Health Services: https://www.otsegocounty.com/departments/mental_health/index.php
Saratoga County Mental Health Services: https://www.saratogacountyny.gov/departments/mental-health-center/
Schoharie Community Mental Hygiene Services: https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/departments/community-services/

New York State Department of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/

Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (OSHA): https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3989.pdf

Center for Disease Control COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development: https://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/

NY Farm Bureau: https://www.nyfb.org/

NY Department of Labor: https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/

US Small Business Administration (Disaster Relief Program): https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

** Please note, not all small businesses fall under SBA, please call the Syracuse office to determine***
** Although not all of our counties may have not been declared emergency status, SBA Syracuse confirmed they were waiting on the directive from government you can create an account and update when available*

USDA: https://www.usda.gov/

USDA (Farm Service Agency): https://www.fsa.usda.gov/

NYS Ag and Markets: https://agriculture.ny.gov/

Empire State Development: https://esd.ny.gov/

What to know about Income Tax Extension: https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/taxes/articles/tax-deadline-extension-what-you-need-to-know

Continue to watch email from our team for upcoming webinars that may be of interest. Specialists from across the state are working to provide continual service through different mediums. Stay tuned for some exciting programs!  Stay Healthy!