Event Details


November 1, 2018




CCE Chenango Extension Office
99 N Broad St
Oneonta, NY 13815


This event is free.


Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: October 30, 2018


Blueprint for Change ~ Navigating Dairy Decision Making ~ Norwich

November 1, 2018

Topics focused on small and midsize farms:
  • Tools to Manage Change on Your Dairy
  • Dairy Acceleration Program-Funding Assistance to Take Stock and Move Forward Through:
    • Analyzing operating efficiencies to improve your bottom line
    • Planning for growth to accommodate a junior partner in the business
    • Position your business for a successful transfer 
    • Planning the layout of future structures on the farmstead
    • Compare your financial performance to other dairies to identify strengths and opportunities for your business
    • Planning and budgeting for environmental improvements  
Sponsored by Chobani
Brought to you by:
PRO-DAIRY, Cornell CALS, Cornell Cooperative Extension

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  The link above is to register for Norwich location only.  The list of locations we are taking registrations for are:

Tuesday, October 30
12:30 PM - 3 PM
CCE of Madison County
100 Eaton St.
Morrisville, NY 13408

Wednesday, October 31
12:30 PM - 3 PM
Quality Inn
(formerly Holiday Inn - Southside)
5206 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY  13820

Thursday, November 1
12:30 PM - 3 PM
CCE of Chenango County
99 North Broad St.
Norwich, NY 13815

Register online at the link above, or by emailing your info to herkimer@cornell.edu  or by calling (315) 866-7920

This meeting will also be held at the following additional locations. Please contact Oneida or Broome CCE to register for those sites.

Monday, October 29
12:30 PM - 3 PM
CCE of Oneida County
121 Second St.
Oriskany, NY 13424
(315) 736-3394, ext. 132

Friday, November 2
12:30 PM - 3 PM
CCE of Broome County
840 Upper Front St. #2
Binghamton, NY 13905
(607) 391-2673

Blueprint for Change 2018 (PDF; 972KB)

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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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Lycorma delicatula, or Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), is an invasive plant hopper from Asia and is an agricultural pest. In the United States, it was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014. Spotted Lanternfly has been found in New York State on Staten Island, all New York City boroughs, Long Island, Port Jervis, Sloatsburg, Orangeburg, Ithaca, Binghamton, Middletown, Newburgh, Highland, and the Buffalo area. SLF threatens the agriculture and forestry industries, and is also a nuisance pest. The nymphs and adults feed on over 70 different plants, but is especially detrimental to grapes, a black walnut, hops, maple trees and apples. New York State Ag and Markets supported CCE efforts to help bring awareness to communities and we developed this Public Service Announcement and would appreciate you sharing it with your member lists. 

CCE Livestock Program Work Team

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