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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calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land~ Cooperstown

January 27, 2020
1-3:00 pm
Cooperstown, NY

This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to make the most of less than ideally drained fields.
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Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land~ Norwich

January 28, 2020
1-3:00 pm
Norwich, NY

This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to make the most of less than ideally drained fields.
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Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land~ Morrisville

January 29, 2020
1-3:00 pm
Morrisville, NY

This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to make the most of less than ideally drained fields.
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Announcements

NYS Dept. of Ag & Markets Announces Grant Opportunities

New York State Announces two Grant Opportunities to Help New York Farmers Protect Soil and Water Quality.  $19 Million Will be Provided through the State's Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program and the Agricultural Non-Point Source Abatement and Control Program. Deadlines are in March and April.  See the full article at: https://agriculture.ny.gov/news/new-york-state-announces-two-grant-opportunities-help-new-york-farmers-protect-soil-and-water

The USDA National Scrapie Eradication Program Needs Our Help!

The USDA is currently seeking producers to let them sample mature sheep, 14 months of age to 6 years of age, for scrapie disease at slaughter or when an animal is found dead, euthanized, or slaughtered on the farm. The sampling involves taking the obex (brain stem) and a lymph node from the head. The USDA needs to increase the number of samples to maintain a minimum number so New York State remains in "consistent status". If New York State does not reach this minimum there will be severe consequences for our state. As an incentive to producers, the USDA is offering free scrapie tags to producers who have at least one eligible sheep sample. If you can provide such sampling opportunities, please contact Shelley Vitela: Shelley Vitela, Animal Health Technician, New York, Phone: 607-201-8962 Email: Shelley.R.Vitela@usda.gov 500 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205


The Utica Observer Dispatch article published 1/5/2020

NY FarmNet and NYCAMH resources are highlighted in this article.

https://www.uticaod.com/news/20200105/local-farmers-combat-depression-amid-industry-stressors


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