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2022 Alfalfa 1st Cutting Forage Quality & IPM Training

Event Details

Event Offers DEC Credits


May 3 - May 5, 2022May 9 - May 12, 2022


6:30pm - 8:00pm




Cobleskill on May 3 : $10.00

(addl attendee $10.00 ea.)

Fonda on May 4 : $10.00

(addl attendee $10.00 ea.)

Morrisville on May 5 : $10.00

(addl attendee $10.00 ea.)

Herkimer on May 9 : $10.00

(addl attendee $10.00 ea.)

Norwich on May 10 : $10.00

(addl attendee $10.00 ea.)

Ballston Spa on May 11 : $10.00

(addl attendee $10.00 ea.)

Cooperstown on May 12 : $10.00

(addl attendee $10.00 ea.)


Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Erik A. Smith

Dave and Erik will discuss CNYDLFC's annual Alfalfa First Cutting Forage Quality program and how to interpret the weekly reports (and how to sign up if you would like to receive them).  We will also discuss the latest Integrated Pest Management options for troublesome insect pests and weeds in alfalfa crops.

Approved for 1.5 DEC Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits for Categories 1a or 21.  You will only receive credit for attending one session.

Doors open at 6:20pm for sign-in and you must be present no later than 6:30pm and have your Applicator ID with you to receive credit!

  • Tuesday, May 3: CCE Schoharie County, 173 S Grand St, Cobleskill NY 12043
  • Wednesday, May 4: CCE Fulton & Montgomery County, 20 Park St, Fonda NY 12068
  • Thursday, May 5: CCE Madison County, 100 Eaton St, Morrisville NY 13408 (CANCELLED due to lack of interest)
  • Monday, May 9: CCE Herkimer County, 5657 State Route 5, Herkimer NY 13350
  • Tuesday, May 10: CCE Chenango County, 99 N Broad St, Norwich NY 13815
  • Wednesday, May 11: Saratoga County 4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Rd, Ballston Spa NY 12020
  • Thursday, May 12: Farm Credit East, 7397 NY-80, Cooperstown NY 13326

Registration must be received 1 week before the event you plan to attend.  Call 315-866-7920 with any registration questions.

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Dave Balbian is Retiring

I 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 

What You Will Do

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.
Click here for more information and to apply  Applications are due by April 11th.  

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