Event Details

Date

April 14, 2018

Time

9 am - noon

Location

CCE Madison County Extension Office
100 Eaton St
Morrisville, NY 13408

Cost

$30.00 First person
(additional attendee $30.00 ea.)
Additional attendees


Host

Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: April 6, 2018

EVENT HAS PASSED

*CANCELLED* Producing a Consistent Product

April 14, 2018


For Livestock Producers: Beef Cattle, Hogs, Sheep & Goats

Producers are always searching for a marketing avenue for their products.  The real issue is that the buyers/consumers are looking to purchase a consistent product, not just a product.  By having a consistent product, producers can maintain their current customers and gain additional ones.  Please come join Ashley McFarland, Area Livestock Specialist, for a half day event regarding this topic.

Speakers: 
Dr. Cindi Shelley, Animal Science Professor from SUNY Cobleskill
Dr. Michael J. Baker, PAS, Ph.D, Beef Cattle Extension Specialist
Mariane Kiraly, Farm Business Management Specialist

April 14, 2018
9 am to 12 noon
CCE Madison County, 100 Eaton St, Morrisville
$30 per person, includes lunch
Registration is required by April 6, 2018.

Pay online with credit card with link above. Note: Your transaction may take up to 60 seconds to complete. To help avoid duplicate payments, please wait and do not click the "Register for Event" button more than once.

Or fill out the registration form on the attached pdf and return it along with payment to:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County
5657 State Route 5
Herkimer, NY 13350.
Make checks payable to: Cornell Cooperative Extension

Please call 315.866.7920 if you have any questions.

Registration must be received in the office by Friday, April 6, 2018.

Registration allows us to communicate any cancellations or changes in arrangements.


Producing a Consistent Product (PDF; 1188KB)


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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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