Event Details

Date

November 9, 2017

Time

7-9 pm

Location

Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center
17 North Main St
Milford, NY 13807

Cost

$10.00
(additional attendee $10.00 ea.)

Host

Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: November 2, 2017

Cancelled~Equine Forage Quality~Milford

November 9, 2017


Note that this location has been 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.

Topics
  • 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

Presenters
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 one week prior to event.

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 Milford location only.  To register for Little Falls or Ballston Spa, 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)


Dairy

Dairy

Livestock

Livestock

Forages

Forages

Grains

Grains

Upcoming Events

Livestock Trainings Offered Online

March 25 - December 31, 2020

During this time away from the field we have had quite a few producer's asking about certifications offered online.

Virtual: To Market, To Market

October 6 - November 10, 2020
9am - 12pm

Have a great idea? This exciting six-week class will help you develop a product or service from start to finish! Local CCE Educators Mariane Kiraly, David Cox, Nicole Tommell, Laura Basillio and Jim Barber have partnered to offer "To Market, To Market," a six-part series to be held virtually and in-person at five regional locations to make your learning experience comfortable, safe, and flexible. Participants will learn how to develop and screen an idea, analyze current trends, develop a budget, consider cash flow, determine pricing, manage marketing and distribution, access funding, test a prototype, consider legalities, manage risk, navigate regulations, and much more. A logical, process-oriented curriculum will lead to dynamic business plans that create new economic opportunities in the region.

Virtual: Design Your Succession Plan

October 8 - October 29, 2020
6:30pm - 8pm

How will your family farm operate in the future when the owner retires or is gone? Are you currently working with another generation who may be questioning their role in the future of the farm or are you yourself questioning your current role?

To help NYS farm families start their succession planning process, Cornell Cooperative Extension educators will be utilizing a new interactive program designed by North Dakota State University Extension, Design Your Succession Plan. This program will provide tools and resources for producers who want to begin the succession planning process.

Announcements

Onboarding Dairy Employees~Safe, Engaged and Productive from Day One

Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development is seeking farmers to participate in the second year of an onboarding project funded by the New York Farm Viability Institute.

Employee onboarding is a management process to bring new employees into the farm business, complete necessary paperwork, equip them with safety and performance knowledge and skills, and help them feel connected to and engaged with a worthwhile team.

Find all the details at their website: http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/onboarding/

Resources for Farm Business Safety Plan Required

As the New York Forward plan is implemented across the state, businesses of all kinds are required to have a COVID-19 written safety plan in place. Both essential agricultural businesses that have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and those non-food related agricultural businesses who will re-open must have a safety plan. A task force of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) specialists developed a new set of resources to help farms comply with this requirement and efficiently prepare plans during this busy time of the year. NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for Farms contains:
  • Plan Templates
  • Considerations and Examples for Your Plan
  • Key References and Support Documents


COVID-19 Safety Plans Required for All Businesses

COVID-19 Safety Plans Required for All Businesses in "New York Forward"


New York Forward is the state's plan to begin re-opening in phases as regions of the state achieve certain COVID-19 management metrics. An important part of New York Forward is for all businesses to have a customized, written safety plan that details specifically how each business will prevent and manage COVID-19. Details for particular industries, including agriculture can be found here.

Dialing Into Your Best Dairy-Podcast series

Find the podcast series "Dialing Into Your Best Dairy" on the PRO-DAIRY website.

PRO-DAIRY offering Webinars and Podcasts

PRO-DAIRY has sent out a list of Webinars and Podcasts.  Find this list and more at our Resource page.

Team Programming and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

To all of our valued program participants and partners:

The Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will not be conducting any meetings or in person assistance until further notice. All scheduled meetings have been cancelled as we look to support efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19. If possible we may move them to an online format.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep in touch with you.

Please continue to reach out to us by cell phone, email, and text as we will gladly respond. We will also continue to contact you by those same methods as we put out newsletters or share other pertinent pieces of information.

Again we are still here expecting to assist you as always, just for the near future not in the in-person way we have in the past.

Stay healthy.



Prevention & Control of the Novel Coronavirus for Farms

Find the an article on how to prevent and control the Novel Coronavirus on farms at: Novel Coronavirus Prevention & Control for Farms

Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations

Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations release from New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets on March 22, 2020.  Find article here

Links to Services

As we navigate through some very uncharted territory over the next few days/weeks/ months, the CNYDFLC team would like to offer you a list of services that may be of help to your farm business. Remember, our entire team is only a phone call, email or video conference away. Please do not hesitate to contact us if a need arises, we will do our best to assist you in the ways previously mentioned.  Find our contact information for each team member on the Contact Us page.

The list of websites and/or phone numbers can be found at our Resource page