About Program

The Agriculture:
Agriculture is an important industry in Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga and Schoharie Counties.  The dairy, livestock and field crop industry represents over seventy percent of the agricultural product sold.  Because the land resources in the region are naturally suited for dairy and field crop production the potential for increased agricultural production exists.

The Team Mission:
The Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team was formed to work with this important industry. The mission of this extension team is to provide high quality educational programs that address the needs of dairy, livestock and field crop producers in Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga and Schoharie Counties. The team consists of a Dairy Specialist, a Livestock Specialist and a Field Crop Specialist, working the eight-county region.





The Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops is supported, in part, by eight
county Cornell Cooperative Extensions including: Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer,
Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga and Schoharie Counties.

To visit one of these Cornell Cooperative Extension's web sites,
simply click on a county within the map.

Central New York Diary and Field Crops Team County Map Chenango County CCE Otsego County CCE Schoharie County CCE Herkimer County CCE Saratoga County CCE Fulton and Montgomery Counties CCE Madison County CCE

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Forages

Forages

Grains

Grains

calendar of events

Upcoming Events

African Swine Fever Meeting ~ Norwich

June 25, 2019
6:30 pm
Norwich, NY

African Swine Fever, the highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral hogs and there is NO treatment or vaccine currently available. 
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Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update~Schuylerville

July 9, 2019
7-9 pm
Schuylerville, NY

After the day's work is done?
Come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's Lab.

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Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update~Milford

July 16, 2019
7-9 pm
Milford, NY

After the day's work is done?
Come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's Lab.

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Announcements

First Cutting Forage Quality Project

The CNY Dairy, Livestock 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.

Click here to go directly to 1st Cutting Quality Updates.

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