Event Details


November 28 - December 5, 2017


10 am-3 pm


Iroquois Lanes
192 Erie Blvd
Canajoharie, NY 13317


(additional attendee $75.00 ea.)


Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: November 30, 2017


Feeder Schools~Canajoharie Start

November 28 - December 5, 2017

Who Should Attend:
  • Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about the how and why of what they're doing.
  • Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase their knowledge of cow feeding.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding process on their farm.

Topics Covered During the Two Day School:
  • Feeder's impact on the bottom line.
  • Rumen physiology - What every feeder should know.
  • Nutrition - Impact of feeders on the ration.
  • Dry matter monitoring. 
  • Basic bunk silo management.
  • Packing density and preservation.
  • Feed bunk management.
  • TMR audits.
  • Troubleshooting mixer wagons.
  • Safety considerations for feeders.

  • Dr. Bill Stone, DVM, PhD, Director, Technical Services, Diamond V.
  • Jerry Bertoldo DVM, Betsy Hicks, Dave Balbian, Libby Eiholzer, Lindsay Ferlito, and Kelsey O'Shea: Area Dairy Specialists with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University.
  • Local Nutritionists
10 am to 3 pm at each location
Registration is at 9:45 am, program starts at 10 am sharp!
Cost is $75.00 and includes 2 day school, lunches and all materials.

November 28 at Dygert Farm, Nelliston
December 5 at Matis Farm, Fonda
(Starting both days at Iroquois Lanes, 192 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie, NY 13317)
November 30 at Postma Brothers Dairy, West Edmeston
December 7 at Indian Camp Farm, Sherburne
(Starting both days at D&D Diner, 47 N Main St, Sherburne, NY 13460)

Register with credit card at link above. Note that the link above is to register for the Canajoharie start location only. To register for Sherburne location, please click on that event at https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php

Or, you can print off registration form and mail your check to CCE Herkimer.

Feeder Schools 2017 (PDF; 176KB)

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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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CCE Livestock Program Work Team

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