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November 2020

Virtual: Dairy Feeder School (English & Spanish)

November 3 - November 12, 2020
12pm-2pm

The Online Feeder School is a 2-part educational program for farmers, employees, and agriservice professionals who work as or with the feeder -the person responsible for mixing TMR, maintaining bunk silos, and communicating with other farm staff. It will cover monitoring dry matter, feed bunk management, bunk face management, and troubleshooting mixer wagons.

November 3rd and 5th are English webinars.
November 10th and 12th are Spanish webinars.

Virtual: Price Risk Management for Dairy Farmers

November 3 - November 10, 2020
7pm - 9pm

MANAGE YOUR MILK PRICE
Following the abrupt downturn in milk markets during the spring and summer of 2020 and nearly an
entire year of lower-than-expected milk prices resulting from the global pandemic, dairy farmers have a
renewed interest in managing the price side of the business.

Please join CCE Capital Area Ag & Hort Program's Farm Business Management Educator Dayton
Maxwell, FSA Executive Director David Holck, Tristan Peterson from Crop Growers Insurance, and Dr.
Chris Wolf of Cornell University for an informative, fun, and educational program.

Virtual: Navigating Farm Family Relationships During Business Succession Planning

November 5, 2020
7pm - 8:15pm

Farming with family members can be one of the most emotionally taxing experiences a person may en-counter, especially when familial relationships get in the way of managing and leading the business. A Northeast farmer once jokingly said, "Working with family should be against the law."

Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County and the Capital Area Ag & Hort Program's Farm Business Management Educator Dayton Maxwell, Chris Tauzel of the New York State Agricultural Mediation Program and members of NY FarmNet's staff to learn how families can improve relationships to facilitate succession planning and long-term business continuation.

Virtual: Swine Production 101

November 9, 2020
6pm - 8pm

The swine production 101 workshop will be held virtual. We will discuss the basics of raising swine and go over the proper nutrition and animal husbandry that is required to achieve your greatest potential for your herd. This is a beginner's course. 

Virtual: Johne's in Sheep & Goats

November 10, 2020
6-8pm

Please join us for an informational online workshop with special guest, Betsy Hodges. Betsy is an extension agent in the North Country and has done a lot of research with Johne's in sheep and goats and is going to go over what she found in her research. She will also touch base on how to prevent your herds from this disease.

Virtual: Meet Your Lawyer

November 12, 2020
6:30pm-8:30pm

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Virtual: Pork Quality Assurance Training

November 17, 2020
6pm - 9pm

We are pleased to offer a Pork Quality Assurance training remotely for any swine producer's. This certification is required for quite a lot of GAP certifications and contracts. "The program was modeled after the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) programs used by food manufacturers to ensure the safety of food products but was customized for on-farm use. PQA has expanded and improved over the years based on scientific advancements and recommendations of technology and animal agriculture experts. In 2007, the program's name changed to PQA Plus? to reflect the merging of two other education programs into one comprehensive instructional program. Today, it covers a spectrum of topics related to food safety and animal well-being. New features have been added, such as on-farm site assessments, detailed animal care components as well as environmental protection and worker safety."- Pork Council.

Virtual: Livestock & Whole Farm Risk Management Awareness

November 17, 2020
7pm - 9pm

Are you aware of the RISK management programs available to livestock entities? 

Join us to learn about programs offered by USDA Risk Management Agency to help offset risk on the livestock and as a whole farm plan. This webinar is designed to assist producers in understanding and finding value in managing downside market disruption with risk tools available.

Virtual: Beef Cattle Nutrition 101

November 24, 2020
6pm - 8pm

Virtual: Beef Cattle Nutrition 101
This program targets commercial and seedstock producers, the workshop is targeted for beginners in the beef industry. Our guest speaker is Dr. Michael Baker, PAS, PhD, and Beef Cattle Extension Specialist for Cornell University. Dr. Baker will focus on the nutrition requirements that beef cattle require from birth to finish.

December 2020

Onboarding Webinar Series

December 2 - December 16, 2020
11am - 12pm

Cornell Ag Workforce Development is partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension to offer a one-hour three-session Onboarding Webinar Series via Zoom on December 2, 9, and 16.The first days and weeks on the job set the course for a new employee. A successful onboarding program can be an essential tool to help reduce employee turnover, increase employee safety and productivity, and contribute to a farm's success.

January 2021

PPP2/ EIDL Loan Advance/ Expansion of CFAP 1

January 26, 2021
6:30pm - 8pm
Zoom

Join Liz Higgins (Eastern NY Hort Team Ag Business Specialist), Myron Thurston (CCE Madison AED & Marketing Specialist) and Nicole Tommell (Farm Business Specialist, CNYDLFC) for an update on the Paycheck Protection Program Draft 2 as well as the EIDL advance grant for small businesses that opened on 1/17/2021.  Additionally, the extension of CFAP 1&2 for specific agricultural areas that were not currently eligible for payments previously will be commented on during this time period. 

Small Scale Food Processing Workshop

January 27 - January 28, 2021
8:30am - 12pm
Zoom

If you are considering a new food processing business, or growing the one that you already have, then this workshop is for you!


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PPP2/ EIDL Loan Advance/ Expansion of CFAP 1

January 26, 2021

Join Liz Higgins (Eastern NY Hort Team Ag Business Specialist), Myron Thurston (CCE Madison AED & Marketing Specialist) and Nicole Tommell (Farm Business Specialist, CNYDLFC) for an update on the Paycheck Protection Program Draft 2 as well as the EIDL advance grant for small businesses that opened on 1/17/2021.  Additionally, the extension of CFAP 1&2 for specific agricultural areas that were not currently eligible for payments previously will be commented on during this time period. 

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Small Scale Food Processing Workshop

January 27 - January 28, 2021

If you are considering a new food processing business, or growing the one that you already have, then this workshop is for you!

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