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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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Document and Share Storm Damage

Mother nature has really been difficult over the last few days. Significant damage has been seen throughout NYS. Please let us know what types of damage your farm may have sustained during this time. This could be in the form of property damage, lost power, milk dump due to lost power, loss of livestock, loss of stored feed or growing crops.

Farms are encouraged to DOCUMENT AND SHARE any impacts the weather may have had on their home or business. This could include structure damage, crop loss, inventory loss due to power outages, damage to equipment or fencing, and more.

If your farm experienced any sort of damage, please reach out to any of the folks listed below (or all of them). The more impact information that is collected, the greater the likelihood of a disaster declaration which can bring vital emergency support and awareness. The CNYDLFC Team will continue to collect detail and submit to NYSDAM and the EDEN network.

Reporting Weather Related Impacts (For your home or farm business)

  • First, ensure that all the people and animals on your farm are safe, and that there aren't any unsafe working conditions created because of the weather (check your structures!). If there's an emergency, call 911 - don't try to manage it all on your own.
  • Second, document all negative weather impacts for your farm and their estimated financial cost. Take photos, make estimates, and put it all in a safe place.
  • Reach out to your insurance providers - farm, vehicle, crop, etc. to initiate the claim process as needed.
  • Then, share your farm's damage with any (or all) of the ag support agencies listed below. We all work together to collect storm damage information and funnel it up to Ag and Markets which can initiate a natural disaster declaration.
Your local Cornell Cooperative Extension Association Office.
  • Chenango: 607-334-5841
  • Fulton/Montgomery: 518-853-2135
  • Herkimer: 315-866-7920
  • Madison: 315-684-3001
  • Otsego: 607-547-2536
  • Schoharie: 518-234-4303
  • Saratoga: 518-885-8995
Any of our CNYDLFC Team members (calls/emails/texts/site visit requests all ok)
  • Nicole Tommell: 315-861-6001
  • Erik Smith: 315-219-7786
  • Daniela Gonzalez: 315-749-3486
  • Ashley McFarland- 315-604-2156

Your county USDA/FSA service center.
  • Chenango: 607-334-3231
  • Fulton/Montgomery: 518-853-4015
  • Herkimer: 315-866-2520
  • Madison:315-824-9076
  • Otsego: 607-547-8131
  • Schoharie: 518-295-8600
  • Saratoga: 518-692-9940

Your county farm bureau manager

  • Region 3: Bailey Coon: 518-937-0566
  • Region 5: John Wagner: 315-761-9770
  • Region 6: Natally Batiston: 518-937-0269
  • Region 7: Todd Heyn: 518-431-9338

Please let us know how we can help you.

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! 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 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 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

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CCE Livestock Program Work Team

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