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February 2024

Winter Meeting: Grazing & Agroforestry

February 1 - February 2, 2024
10am - 2pm
Benton Fire Hall (Feb 1st), CCE Madison County (Feb 2nd)

$20 per person.  Lunch provided.  Two locations to choose from.

Farm Asset Protection Strategies: Safeguarding Agricultural Legacies for Future Generations

February 7, 2024
10am - 2:30pm
CCE Schoharie County
Cobleskill, NY

In these uncertain times, safeguarding valuable farm assets has become paramount to ensure our farming communities' continued success and sustainability.  Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Aspiring/Beginning Farmers Meeting: Cultivating Your Dreams in Agriculture

February 17, 2024
8:30am - 3:30pm
Fulton Montgomery Community College
Johnstown, NY

Are you passionate about agriculture and dreaming of starting your own farm? Did you start farming in 2022 or 2023 and still seek more help? Look no further!

Corn and/or Dairy Days 2024

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21, 2024 : Corn Day 2024
9:30am - 2:30pm
Otesaga Resort
Cooperstown, NY

2.25 DEC Pesticide recertification credits available, and 3.0 CCA CEU credits available.  Coffee Hour & Lunch included. Trade Show.

NAP - Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program from the USDA FSA

February 21, 2024
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom

Free webinar from FSA & CCE.

Grant & Grow Info Session

February 23, 2024
9am - 4pm
CCE Broome County/Ag Development Center
Binghamton, NY

Hear from a wide variety of presenters on NYS grant and low-interest loan programs for farms & food-based businesses.

NAP - Programa de Asistencia por Desastres Para Cultivos no Asegurados de la Agencia de Servicios Agricolas del USDA

February 27, 2024
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom

Webinario Gratuito De FSA y CCE.

Managing Weeds in Field Crops

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 28, 2024
10am - Noon & 2:30 - 4:30pm
CCE Schoharie County & CCE Madison County

DEC Credits available.  Two locations to choose from.

Farms on Film Webinar Sessions

February 26, 2024
February 28, 2024

7pm - 8pm EST
Zoom

This virtual seminar will feature film industry experts on how to "market" your property and its use in the film and TV industry. As well as, how to prepare and what to expect should a company crew utilize the farm. $10 to attend.

March 2024

FARM Dairy Animal Care Training

March 15, 2024 : FARM Dairy Animal Care Training - Cobleskill
9:30am - 3pm
SUNY Cobleskill, CEST Building
Cobleskill, NY

English / Spanish program.  Morning Refreshments & Lunch will be provided.

Dairy Greenhouse Gas Webinars

March 15, 2024
March 22, 2024

Noon - 1pm
Zoom

Join for two webinars on dairy greenhouse gas (GHG) sponsored by Northeast Dairy Producers Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension,  PRO-DAIRY, and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

FARM Dairy Animal Care Training

March 22, 2024 : FARM Dairy Animal Care Training - Morrisville
9:30am - 3pm
SUNY Morrisville Dairy Complex
Morrisville, NY

English / Spanish program.  Lunch will be provided.

Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course

March 27, 2024 : Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course - Johnstown Location
10am - 3:30pm
Fulton-Montgomery Community College - Allen House event room
Johnstown, NY

Lunch will be provided

Baskets to Pallets Virtual Event

March 21, 2024
March 28, 2024

10am - 2pm
Zoom

Are you looking to diversify sales beyond the farmers' market, CSA, and farm stand? Food hubs, grocery stores, restaurants and cooperatives are looking for your products to meet growing consumer demand for local and sustainably produced food. However, successful business with wholesale buyers requires planning and preparation.  Two-day event. 

Parasite Fecal Analysis Roadshow

March 21, 2024
March 28, 2024
April 5, 2024
April 12, 2024

Various Locations

For Small Ruminants.  Eight locations & times to choose from.  $5 per sample, by appointment.

Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course

March 29, 2024 : Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course - Earlville Location
10am - 3:30pm
Poolville Community Center
Earlville, NY

Lunch will be provided.

April 2024

Dairy Foods Virtual Office Hours

April 3, 2024
Noon - 1pm
Zoom

Free webinar to discuss the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus (HPAIV)

Corn and/or Dairy Days 2024

April 3, 2024 : Dairy Day 2024 (Otesaga)
10am - 3pm
Otesaga Resort
Cooperstown, NY

Dairy Day at the Otesaga.  Coffee Hour & Lunch included. Trade Show.

Corn and/or Dairy Days 2024

April 4, 2024 : Dairy Day 2024 (CCE Saratoga)
10am - 3pm
CCE Saratoga County
Ballston Spa, NY

Dairy Day at CCE Saratoga County.  Coffee Hour & Lunch included. Trade Show.

Hiring Asylees Into Agriculture and Food Manufacturing Jobs

April 5, 2024
11am - Noon
Zoom

Free Webinar held in collaboration with Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development, Cornell Small Farms, and Dairy Foods Extension

DEC Pesticide Applicator Exam

April 19, 2024
9:45am, exam starts at 10am
CCE Madison County - Ag Center
Morrisville, NY


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Upcoming Events

Parasite Fecal Analysis Roadshow II

June 10, 2024 : SUNY Morrisville
Morrisville, NY


June 24, 2024 : Washington County Fairgrounds Office
Greenwich, NY


July 1, 2024 : Cobleskill
Cobleskill, NY

Artificial Insemination Training Course~Stillwater

June 25 - June 26, 2024 : Artificial Insemination Training Course~Stillwater
Stillwater, NY

Two-Day Course.  English / Spanish program. Lunch included.

Artificial Insemination Training Course~Earlville

July 15 - July 16, 2024 : Artificial Insemination Training Course~Earlville
Earlville, NY

Two-Day Course.  English / Spanish program. Lunch included.

Announcements

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.