Events - month view

view earlier months earlier months

January 2020

Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Ballston Spa location

January 7, 2020
5-7 pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Three locations to choose from.

Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Cobleskill location

January 8, 2020
5-7 pm
Cobleskill, NY

Three locations to choose from.

**CANCELLED**Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Cooperstown location

January 9, 2020
5-7 pm
Cooperstown, NY

Three locations to choose from.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Otsego County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 13, 2020
1-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY

Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2019 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2020.

**CANCELLED** Questions About the New NYS Farm Labor Laws? Chat with an Expert in Fonda

January 14, 2020
1-3 pm
Fonda, NY

Come join the CNYDLFC team and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor to get the answers you need.  

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Chenango County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 14, 2020
1-3 pm
Norwich, NY

Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2019 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2020.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Madison County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15, 2020
1-3 pm
Morrisville, NY

Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2019 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2020.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Fulton/Montgomery Counties

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16, 2020
1-3 pm
Fonda, NY

Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2019 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2020.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Schoharie County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 17, 2020
1-3 pm
Cobleskill, NY

Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2019 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2020.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Saratoga County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 21, 2020
1-3 pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Save the date for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Sheep and Goat Nutrition 101

January 21, 2020
5 pm
Cooperstown, NY

Come join us for an informational sheep and goat talk regarding nutrition. 

Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land~ Cooperstown

January 27, 2020
1-3:00 pm
Cooperstown, NY

This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to make the most of less than ideally drained fields.

Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land~ Norwich

January 28, 2020
1-3:00 pm
Norwich, NY

This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to make the most of less than ideally drained fields.

Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land~ Morrisville

January 29, 2020
1-3:00 pm
Morrisville, NY

This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to make the most of less than ideally drained fields.

Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land~ Fonda

January 30, 2020
1-3:00 pm
Fonda, NY

This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to make the most of less than ideally drained fields.

QuickBooks for Farmers and Growers

January 31 - February 21, 2020
1-3 pm
Morrisville, NY

Hands on classes for learning and using QuickBooks for farming operations. Save accounting and bookkeeping time (and money).

February 2020

2020 Corn Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 11, 2020
10 am-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY

CNYDLFC Annual Corn Day 2020

Crop Risk Management Series for New and Beginning Farmers~Cooperstown

February 25 - March 3, 2020
6-8 pm
Cooperstown, NY

The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a 2-part mini series designed to teach producers about the importance of managing risk on their farm enterprise.

CANCELLED! Crop Risk Management Series for New and Beginning Farmers~Morrisville

February 26 - March 4, 2020
6-8 pm
Morrisville, NY

The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a 2-part mini series designed to teach producers about the importance of managing risk on their farm enterprise.

CANCELLED! Crop Risk Management Series for New and Beginning Farmers~Ballston Spa

February 27 - March 5, 2020
6-8 pm
Ballston Spa, NY

The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a 2-part mini series designed to teach producers about the importance of managing risk on their farm enterprise.

March 2020

Meat Marketing Workshop ~ Morrisville

March 9, 2020
5-7:30 pm
Morrisville, NY

Join us for the Profitable Meat Marketing workshop to find out if you are covering all your meat marketing costs-including your TIME-and bringing in a profit. 

2020 Dairy Day

March 10, 2020
10:00am-3:30pm
Cooperstown, NY

How can YOU improve your milk price and milk income?

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.


more content - left
Dairy

Dairy

Livestock

Livestock

Forages

Forages

Grains

Grains

more content - right

Upcoming Events

Fresh Cow Health Disorders - Spanish

July 19, 2024
July 26, 2024
August 2, 2024
August 9, 2024
August 16, 2024
August 23, 2024
August 30, 2024

Free webinar series in Spanish.

Calving Workshop

August 6, 2024 : Calving Workshop
Herkimer, NY

English / Spanish program.  Limited to 8 English speaking & 8 Spanish speaking participants.  Lunch included.

Announcements

Document and Share Storm Damage

Mother nature has really been difficult over the last few days. Significant damage has been seen throughout NYS. Please let us know what types of damage your farm may have sustained during this time. This could be in the form of property damage, lost power, milk dump due to lost power, loss of livestock, loss of stored feed or growing crops.

Farms are encouraged to DOCUMENT AND SHARE any impacts the weather may have had on their home or business. This could include structure damage, crop loss, inventory loss due to power outages, damage to equipment or fencing, and more.

If your farm experienced any sort of damage, please reach out to any of the folks listed below (or all of them). The more impact information that is collected, the greater the likelihood of a disaster declaration which can bring vital emergency support and awareness. The CNYDLFC Team will continue to collect detail and submit to NYSDAM and the EDEN network.

Reporting Weather Related Impacts (For your home or farm business)

  • First, ensure that all the people and animals on your farm are safe, and that there aren't any unsafe working conditions created because of the weather (check your structures!). If there's an emergency, call 911 - don't try to manage it all on your own.
  • Second, document all negative weather impacts for your farm and their estimated financial cost. Take photos, make estimates, and put it all in a safe place.
  • Reach out to your insurance providers - farm, vehicle, crop, etc. to initiate the claim process as needed.
  • Then, share your farm's damage with any (or all) of the ag support agencies listed below. We all work together to collect storm damage information and funnel it up to Ag and Markets which can initiate a natural disaster declaration.
Your local Cornell Cooperative Extension Association Office.
  • Chenango: 607-334-5841
  • Fulton/Montgomery: 518-853-2135
  • Herkimer: 315-866-7920
  • Madison: 315-684-3001
  • Otsego: 607-547-2536
  • Schoharie: 518-234-4303
  • Saratoga: 518-885-8995
Any of our CNYDLFC Team members (calls/emails/texts/site visit requests all ok)
  • Nicole Tommell: 315-861-6001
  • Erik Smith: 315-219-7786
  • Daniela Gonzalez: 315-749-3486
  • Ashley McFarland- 315-604-2156

Your county USDA/FSA service center.
  • Chenango: 607-334-3231
  • Fulton/Montgomery: 518-853-4015
  • Herkimer: 315-866-2520
  • Madison:315-824-9076
  • Otsego: 607-547-8131
  • Schoharie: 518-295-8600
  • Saratoga: 518-692-9940

Your county farm bureau manager

  • Region 3: Bailey Coon: 518-937-0566
  • Region 5: John Wagner: 315-761-9770
  • Region 6: Natally Batiston: 518-937-0269
  • Region 7: Todd Heyn: 518-431-9338

Please let us know how we can help you.


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.


Sign Up for Our Weekly E-Newsletter

We send out a bi-weekly e-newsletter that has announcements, upcoming programs, and opportunities for you!  Registration is quick, easy, and free.  Click here to sign up today!

Spotted Lanternfly

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

See the Livestock Program Work Team website for news, upcoming programs, and NYS Slaughterhouse Map.