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2024 Agritourism Monthly Webinar Series

January 9, 2024
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Farmer Mental Health in New York State

May 29, 2024

VIDEO: Cash Flow Management and the Annual Operating Cycle

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: February 12, 2021

CCE ENYCH Ag Business Educator, Elizabeth Higgins's program on cash flow management and the annual operating cycle. Lack of cash is one of the primary reasons why small businesses fail. Learn to to use various tools and strategies like loans, lines of credit, managing timing of payments,


VIDEO: Credit as a Risk Management Tool

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: February 12, 2021

Not all debt is created equal. Some loans leverage other peoples money to help you make money, some loans just dig you further in a hole. Can you tell the difference? Join CCE CAAHP Ag Business Educator, Dayton Maxwell, for a program on Assessing and Using Credit in Your Agricultural Business.


VIDEO: Knowing Input Costs to Maximize Profits & Seed Buying Example

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: February 12, 2021

CCE CNY Dairy and Field Crops Ag Business Educator, Nicole Tommell on managing your input costs in your farm business. Managing your costs is a key aspect of being profitable.


PPP and EIDL Fact Sheet #4

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: August 31, 2020

PPP Update


CARES Act's Emergency Resources for Farm Businesses: PPP

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 2, 2020

The recent CARES Act provided additional emergency funding through Small Business Administration (SBA) for businesses who are facing losses due to CORVID-19.  


Are you ready for tax season?

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

With the ushering in of the New Year, many farm businesses begin preparing for tax season.  Whether you use QuickBooks, Excel or a ledger book system, accurate record keeping is essential for a smooth accounting session.  Some farm families' visit with their accountants during the 4th quarter to begin compiling information needed to complete their tax documents.  Unfortunately due to our tough harvest season, many may not have had the opportunity to visit with their tax professional.  


Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

Now that tax season is coming to a close, machinery is prepped and ready for impending field work, I would like to challenge farm owners to review any human resource items that may have been overlooked after January 1st.  Although it seems redundant, a short review of all necessary trainings and employee files will be beneficial for the employee and the employer.  


When Planting Goes Wrong...

Kevin Ganoe, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

Prevented Planting & Replant Provision in Crop Insurance - 2019 Crop Year NY


Do's and Don'ts When Facing Financial Difficulty

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: August 1, 2016

The following, prepared by Wayne A. Knoblauch, Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Management Cornell University in 2009, is applicable today.  

Article was reprinted in the August 2016 issue of the Central New York Dairy News





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Upcoming Events

Farmer Mental Health in New York State

May 29, 2024

New York State Fiber Conference

June 9, 2024
Bouckville, NY

Announcements

Cash Rent and Custom Harvest Survey

To date, there is limited information available about rental rates and fees for crop harvesting.  Farms can use this valuable information for their farm business planning to help improve decision making and profitability. 

The data that is collected, and the subsequent reports/findings/resources will be helpful for all of us to answer that call of "What's the average rental rate in my area?" and "How much do people charge to combine oats?"



Farmers Can Join MeatSuite For Free!

MeatSuite.com is a free resource provided by Cornell University where NY meat farmers can create a farm profile and list their bulk (wholes, halves, quarters) and bundled (i.e. Grilling Bundle) meat products.

Why should farmers join?

1. It's free and easy!
2. Connect with more local customers. In the past year the MeatSuite.com farm directory had 8,300 visits from New York consumers. Farm profiles get as many as 25 views per month from potential local customers. We also spotlight MeatSuite farms on social media and bring attention and purchases to farms through highlights and giveaways.

How do I join?

Farmers can visit https://www.meatsuite.com/farmers/ to create a free farm profile. You must list at least one product for your farm's profile to go live. You'll also have access to Cornell's free Meat Price Calculator, a helpful tool for pricing your meat to make a profit.

While you're on MeatSuite, check out the "Creating Consumer-Friendly Bulk Meats" publication on the log-in page. It has tips on how to create bulk meat products that are easier for first-time buyers to say "yes" to.

If you have any questions as you create your farm profile or products, we're here to help! Please email Matt LeRoux at mnl28@cornell.edu.


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We send out a bi-weekly e-newsletter that has announcements, upcoming programs, and opportunities for you!  Registration is quick, easy, and free.  Click here to sign up today!

Spotted Lanternfly

Lycorma delicatula, or Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), is an invasive plant hopper from Asia and is an agricultural pest. In the United States, it was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014. Spotted Lanternfly has been found in New York State on Staten Island, all New York City boroughs, Long Island, Port Jervis, Sloatsburg, Orangeburg, Ithaca, Binghamton, Middletown, Newburgh, Highland, and the Buffalo area. SLF threatens the agriculture and forestry industries, and is also a nuisance pest. The nymphs and adults feed on over 70 different plants, but is especially detrimental to grapes, a black walnut, hops, maple trees and apples. New York State Ag and Markets supported CCE efforts to help bring awareness to communities and we developed this Public Service Announcement and would appreciate you sharing it with your member lists. 



CCE Livestock Program Work Team

See the Livestock Program Work Team website for news, upcoming programs, and NYS Slaughterhouse Map.