Event Details


March 3 - March 10, 2016


6:30pm - 8:30pm


CCE Schoharie County Office
173 S Grand St
Cobleskill, NY 12043


(additional attendee $10.00 ea.)


Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: February 26, 2016


Hay Crop School ~ Cobleskill

March 3 - March 10, 2016


Day One
  • Managing What I Have 
  • Renovating Fields 
  • Field Maintenance 
  • Establishing New Fields 
  • What is Quality Forage?

Kevin Ganoe
Regional Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy &
Field Crops Team
Cornell Cooperative Extension

Day Two
  • Hay Making Process & Machinery 
  • Baleage Making Process and Machinery 
  • Storing Hay & Baleage

Aaron Gabriel
Sr. Extension Resource Educator, Agronomy
Cornell Cooperative Extension    
Capital Area Agriculture and
Horticulture Program


March 1st and 8th
German Flatts Town Park Building Route 5S, Mohawk
(555 Route 5S for GPS,
next to Fort Herkimer Church)

March 2nd and 9th
CCE Saratoga Office
50 West High Street, Ballston Spa

March 3rd and 10th
CCE Schoharie Extension Office
173 South Grand St, Cobleskill

Each class is 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration is $20 and $10 for each additional person from same farm.  One set of handouts per farm. 

Register online and pay by credit card by selecting the link above. Note that the link above is for the Cobleskill  location only. To register for another location, go through that location's link. Or, print off the flyer and mail a check with our filled-out registration form. Registration must be received in the office by February 26. Registration allows us to communicate any cancellations or changes in arrangements.

Please call the CCE Herkimer office if you have any questions at (315) 866-7920.

Hay School 2016 (PDF; 689KB)

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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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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

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