Event Details


August 31, 2016


1pm - 3pm


Argus Acres
428 Schoolhouse Rd
Sharon Springs, NY 13459


This event is free.


Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: August 30, 2016


Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings~Sharon Springs

August 31, 2016

With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home grown corn silage can help you to get improved performance from your herd while also lowering your dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy.

What: Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings
Where: Various local dairy farms (see listings below)
When: Various dates @ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. +/- (see listings below)
To Register: Call CCE Herkimer 315.866.7920, email herkimer@cornell.edu
or online at http://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php

While there is no charge for attending, we ask that you pre-register so we can be ready at each location and that we can contact you in unlikely event of cancellation or rescheduling. Deadline to register is the day before each event.

8/26/16 - Entwistle Family Farm
105 Birdseye Rd.
Frankfort, NY 13340-3950

8/29/16 - Ingerto Farm LLC
1479 Beaver Meadow Rd.
Smyrna, NY 13464

8/30/16 - Barber Brothers Dairy
1028 NY Rt. 32 North
Schuylerville, NY 12871

8/31/16 - Argus Acres
428 Schoolhouse Rd.
Sharon Springs, NY 13459

9/1/16 - Southtown Dairy
868 County Rd. 18
South New Berlin, NY 13843

Note this link is only for the 8/31 date.  To register for another date, click on the link for that date.

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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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