Event Details


June 12, 2019


7-8:30 pm


CCE Fulton/Montgomery Extension Office
20 Park St, Rm 111
Fonda, NY 12068


This event is free.


Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: June 10, 2019


Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Fonda

June 12, 2019

Please join our Regional Dairy Specialist, Dave Balbian and Farm Business Management Specialist, Nicole Tommell, to discuss the use of Dairy-RP (revenue protection) and LGM-Dairy (livestock gross margin) as risk management tools in addition to the DMC Program administrated by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). FSA executive directors from around the region will be in attendance to speak about the new DMC tools.  

This will be offered at the following locations, see information regarding registration at each location:

  • Monday, June 10, 7-8:30pm, deadline June 7 at noon - CCE Saratoga Extension Office (limited to Saratoga County producers only) 50 West High St, Ballston Spa 12020 (register at https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=892)
  • Tuesday, June 11, 7-8:30pm, deadline June 7 at noon - Farm Credit East,  7397 NY-80, Cooperstown 13326 (register at https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=894)
  • Wednesday, June 12, 7-8:30pm, deadline June 10 at noon - Montgomery County Annex Building, Room 111 20 Park St, Fonda 12068 (register at link above) 
  • Tuesday, June 18, 11am-2pm, deadline June 14 at noon -19 North Main Event Center (lunch will be provided), 19 N Main St, Sherburne 13460. Register at Madison County FSA (315) 824-9076 or Chenango County FSA (607) 334-3231
  • Monday, June 24, 11am-2pm, deadline June 21 at noon - CCE Madison Extension Office (lunch will be provided), 100 Eaton St, Morrisville 13408. Register at Madison County FSA (315) 824-9076
  • Tuesday, June 25, 11am-?, deadline June 21 at noon - CCE Chenango County Office 99 N Broad St, Norwich, NY 13815. Register at Chenango County FSA (607) 334-3231
Registration allows us to communicate any cancellations or changes in arrangements.

*Note to Yahoo (and some other) email users: The registration confirmation may come through as a blank message. If you receive a blank message and would like a corrected confirmation, please email your request to herkimer@cornell.edu

June 2019 Dairy DMC Meetings (PDF; 236KB)

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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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