Event Details


November 2, 2017


7-9 pm


20 Albany St
Little Falls, NY 13365


(additional attendee $10.00 ea.)


Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: October 26, 2017


Cancelled: Equine Forage Quality~Little Falls

November 2, 2017

Note that this location is being cancelled.  Please register for Ballston Spa if you are interested in this program. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Whether you are buying hay or producing hay for sale or your own use, understanding forage quality is a must! If you want to learn more about the forage quality needs of your horse or those of your customer's then plan to attend.

  • Hay assumptions and myths 
  • Forage requirements for horses
  • "Special needs" horses: EMS, PSSM, PPID
  • Hay nutrient content:Fiber and sugars
  • Understanding forage analysis
  • Cutting management to achieve the desired quality

Carol Buckhout
Assistant Professor, Equine Business Management
Cazenovia College

Kevin Ganoe
Regional Field Crop Specialist
Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team
Cornell Cooperative Extension

Dates and Locations

7-9 PM all locations

November 2
Travelodge Little Falls
20 Albany Street, Little Falls, NY

November 7
CCE Saratoga County Office
50 W High St # 1, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

November 9
Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center,
17 North Main Street, Milford, NY 13807

Registration is $10 per person
Pre-registration is required by October 27, 2017

Please pre-register by registering online at above link or call (315) 866-7920 or email herkimer@cornell.edu with your information.

Note that the link above is to register for the Little Falls location only.  To register for Ballston Spa or Milford, please click on that event at https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php

Equi-Analytical is offering attendees 10% off on a forage test.

Equine Forage Quality (PDF; 738KB)









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Upcoming Events

Academy for Dairy Executives

December 12 - February 21, 2018

The Academy for Dairy Executives Program (Academy) is an educational opportunity for progressive dairy executives. 

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Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Chenango County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16, 2018
1-3 pm
Norwich, NY

Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!
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Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Schoharie County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 17, 2018
1-3 pm
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Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!
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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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