The Business of Making Hay
February 7, 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
CCE Broome County
email Laura Biasillo
Join Janice Degni of the South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team, and Nicole Tommell of the Central NY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team, for a virtual, interactive presentation, and discussion on the business of making hay. We'll explore the art and science of making quality hay. We'll focus on good fertility practices for growing nutrient dense hay for dairy cows, beef cattle or horses. Participants will hear the recommendations for crop varieties and rotations. we'll dive into the business side. Attendees will learn how to put together a budget for growing and harvesting hay, as well as how to use this information to set competitive, and profitable pricing. Learn about the option for custom harvest. The cost for this webinar is $10/farm. Pre-registration is required and the zoom link will be sent upon receipt of payment. Register here. Any questions can be directed to Laura Biasillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dave Balbian is RetiringI have decided that it's time to retire. I find myself at a point in time where I'm now beginning to work with the 3rd generation of people on the farms in our region. It's time to bring in some new young blood into the team. June 28th will be my last official day on the job. I've enjoyed working with you all. The real satisfaction I've had with my work has been seeing producers take my advice and then be successful with it as they moved their business and family forward.
We're Hiring!Dairy Management Specialist
As the Dairy Management Specialist, you will plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs that address producer-identified needs and opportunities, emphasizing dairy management for dairy producers. Other responsibilities include:
- Providing producers and industry with a framework to analyze production and management alternatives and to maximize profit opportunities.
- Collaborate with a diverse mix of farms throughout the region (i.e., conventional, organic, large/small, artisan, processing, etc.) to develop and implement effective education and applied research programs.
- Analyzing and evaluating major program efforts with the input of all program partners and making recommendations for enhancing these efforts.
- Participating in regional, statewide, and national professional organizations.
- Initiating and conducting field demonstrations and in-depth applied research projects appropriate to the needs of commercial dairy production.
- Individually and collaboratively exploring and pursuing new and additional funding sources to enhance and extend program opportunities.
- Planning and implementing educational programs utilizing various methods, including direct teaching, group experiences, mass media, newsletters, electronic technology, and internet use.
- Preparing quarterly reports and yearly impact statements on program progress and accomplishments.