Event Details


April 14, 2020






Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Agriculture Workforce Development Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Workshop

April 14, 2020

The four hands-on regional trainings previously scheduled for April 14-21, 2020 are cancelled to protect public health from the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Separate webinars will be offered in English and Spanish.

In-person trainings conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in the fall.

Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer

Effective trainings contribute to success of employees and the farm business.  With training employees learn how to effectively complete their task and why it is important to the farm.  When employees have the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to do the job right and understand why it should be done this way it:
  • saves time and avoids problems
  • makes people feel important and involved, which keeps them engaged and reduces employee turnover
Develop your training skills in this webinar training that includes a learning system of:
TELL: Describe the procedure and why it is important
SHOW: Demonstrate the procedure and emphasize key points
DO: Allow the learner to try and answer any questions
REVIEW: Are the steps in the procedure done correctly?

After the workshop you will be able to:
1) Plan for organized and effective trainings
2) Train in a way that works for most people
3) Measure and follow up to make sure learning happened

Trainings are conducted in English on April 14 and Spanish April 16.  

These workshops are supported by a grant from the New York Farm Viability Institute.

Date: 4/14/2020
Time: 6:30-8 pm
Price: Free

Where: online: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/293244800
Date: 4/16/2020
Time: noon-1:30 pm
Price: Free

Registration is NOT REQUIRED. 

The webinars will be recorded and available after the event on the Ag Workforce Development website.


See the pdf flyer for the updated information

Train the Trainer Webinar Flyer (PDF; 369KB)

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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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