Event Details

Date

August 29, 2017

Time

1-3:30 pm

Location

Cooperstown Holstein Corp
188 County Highway 33W
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: August 28, 2017

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2017 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Cooperstown

August 29, 2017


We will cover optimum harvest timing, kernel processing scoring, particle size, recent research on fiber digestibility, what effect this year's wet weather will have on fiber digestibility, bunker silo packing and optimal fermentation. We'll also discuss late season leaf diseases that always crop up at the end of the season, weed control, and nitrogen management.

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

Register by calling CCE Herkimer at (315) 866-7920 or emailing herkimer@cornell.edu or online at the link above or fill out the form in the pdf and mail to CCE Herkimer.

The link above is to register for the Cooperstown location only.  The full list of meetings are:

  • Monday, August 28 Hanehan Family Dairy 207 County Road 67, Stillwater, NY 12170
  • Tuesday, August 29 Cooperstown Holstein Corp 188 Co Highway 33W, Cooperstown, NY 13326 
  • Wednesday, August 30 Van Althius Dairy 7654 State Highway 12, Sherburne, NY 13460
  • Thursday, August 31 Stan-Ayr-Stan-Hol Farm 290 Phillips Schuyler Rd, Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • Friday, September 1 Veit Farms 7392 State Highway 5S, Fort Plain, NY 13339
To register for another location, see that location's event information.


2017 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings (PDF; 842KB)


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Announcements

2017 Corn Silage Trial Information

Many of you have been looking for the 2017 corn silage trial information and preliminary results have been released. The predicted milk yields with the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS) model will be completed in the coming weeks but wanted to supply you with this preliminary report now.

One reporting difference from last year is that the uNDF 240 is listed as a percent of NDF not of dry matter so the number is larger but the relationship the same: a lower uNDF 240 value indicates better performance.  

To view this information, see our page at https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=700&crumb=grains|3


Countdown to Census: What You Need to Know

Only eight weeks until producers start to receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture 

In just a couple months, farmers and ranchers across the nation will start receiving the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Producers can mail in their completed census form, or respond online via the improved web questionnaire. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has extensively revised the online questionnaire to make it more convenient for producers. 
 
“The updated online questionnaire is very user-friendly ??" it can now be used on any electronic device, and can be saved and revisited as the producer’s schedule allows,” said NASS Census and Survey Division Director Barbara Rater. “Responding online saves time and protects data quality. That’s our mission at NASS ??" to provide timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture. Better data mean informed decisions, and that’s why it is so important that every producer respond and be represented.”

New time-saving features of the online questionnaire include automatically calculating totals, skipping sections that do not pertain to the operation, and providing drop-down menus of frequent responses. Producers still have one week to try the online questionnaire demo on the census of agriculture website (www.agcensus.usda.gov). 

The census website will continue to be updated with new information through the census response deadline of February 5, 2018. One recently added feature is a new video from Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue reminding all producers to respond when they receive their 2017 Census of Agriculture in the mail later this year. 
 
Revisions and additions to the 2017 Census of Agriculture aim to capture a more detailed account of the industry. Producers will see a new question about military veteran status, expanded questions about food marketing practices, and questions about on-farm decision-making to better capture the roles and contributions of beginning farmers, women farmers, and others involved in running the business.

Response to the census of agriculture is required by law under Title 7 USC 2204(g) Public Law 105-113. The same law requires NASS to keep all information confidential, to use the data only for statistical purposes, and only in aggregate form to prevent disclosing the identity of any producer. The time required to complete the questionnaire is estimated at 50 minutes. In October, NASS will make a census preparation checklist available on the census website to help producers gather necessary information in advance.

Conducted once every five years, the census of agriculture is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them; it is the only source of uniform, comprehensive, and impartial agriculture data for every state and county in the country. Farmers and ranchers, trade associations, government, extension educators, researchers, and many others rely on census of agriculture data when making decisions that shape American agriculture ??" from creating and funding farm programs to boosting services for communities and the industry. The census of agriculture is a producer’s voice, future, and opportunity.

For more information about the 2017 Census of Agriculture, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call (800) 727-9540.


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