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January 2019

NYCO Winter Meetings

January 8, 2019
10am - 2 pm
Geneva, NY

Presentation by Tomasz B. Falkowski, Ph.D of the Cornell University Horticulture Department

Farmer Panel: Mike and Karen Hooper of Memphis, N.Y., and Ben and Kate Wittemore of Candor, N.Y. Will share their experiences with bedded back barn.

Fay Benson, Cornell Small Dairy Specialist will review bedded pack design concerns and resources he has collected over the years.

No cost, no need to register! Please bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. 

For more information, contact Fay Benson, (607) 391-2699, afb3@cornell.edu

Raising Beef Dairy Crosses

January 8 - January 9, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Canandaigua and Warsaw, NY

The NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team is planning two evening meetings to learn more about the opportunities and challenges with raising dairy crossbred calves. 

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Corn Congress - Batavia Location
Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Program's team for our annual Corn Congress.  DEC re-certification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits available, so bring your picture ID.  Lunch is included.  Hear from program-related professionals and visit with our sponsoring vendors.  Register Now!

QuickBooks for Farmers and Growers

January 9 - January 30, 2019
10am - 12pm on January 9, 16, 23 & 30
Cortland, NY

QuickBooks for Farmers and Growers
QuickBooks is the most used bookkeeping software for small businesses. With QuickBooks you can save time recording transactions and know where you stand financially every day. Learn how to set up QuickBooks for your farm business from the beginning. In this 4-part series you will learn:
  • Basic accounting concepts and reports
  • How to set up a Chart of Accounts to fit your farm operation
  • Invoicing and Cash Receipts
  • Recording and Paying Purchases and Expenses
  • Reconciling Accounts
  • Production and Analysis of Financial Statements
All in a small group setting with other farm operations, allowing plenty of time for interaction and questions. Laptops with QuickBooks 2018 will be provided of you do not have one.


Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 10, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location
Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Program's team for our annual Corn Congress. DEC re-certification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits available, so bring your picture ID. Lunch is included. Hear from program-related professionals and visit with our sponsoring vendors. Register Now!

2019 Becker Forum - Farm Labor: Planning for the Future

January 14, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Liverpool, NY

Registration fee is $95 for the first person and $85 for additional registrants from the same organization until January 5, 2019. After January 5, registration is $120/person.

For a complete agenda and to register: http://nysvga.org/expo/information/
or email: nysvegetablegrowers@gmail.com

Becker Forum

January 14, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Liverpool, NY

Becker Forum
Farm Labor: Farm Employment Practices, Planning for the Future

Federal labor policy, sexual harassment law compliance, employee housing management, financing and managing farm worker housing, updates from the NY Departments of Labor and Health, and more.

Dairy Day 2019

January 15 - January 16, 2019
10-3pm
Burrville, NY

January 15th - Elks Club, Lowville, NY
January 16th - Ramada Inn, Watertown, NY

Dairy Alternatives Meeting ~ Morrisville

January 16, 2019
11am - 2:30pm
Morrisville, NY

Thinking of raising dairy replacements or beef cattle?

Dairy Alternatives Meeting ~ Fonda

January 17, 2019
Fonda, NY

Thinking of raising dairy replacements or beef cattle?

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

January 17, 2019
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. $25 includes lunch and a manual
WARSAW, NY

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.  Register online here:  https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/MentalHealthFirstAidTraining_10508 or email lma96@cornell.edu.

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session I

January 17, 2019
Noon lunch, followed by discussion 1-3 pm
Cortland, NY

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session I
Genomic Testing and Strategies to Improve Herd Genetics, Dr. Michele Barrett-Zoetis

Cost: $10 for lunch

RSVP to Shannon Myers: (607) 391-2662 or srm242@cornell.edu

Questions to Betsy Hicks: (607) 391-2673 or bjh246@cornell.edu





Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Otsego County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2019
1-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY

Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

NYBPA Winter Management Meeting- "Dairy cross bred calf - opportunity for the dairy & beef industry"

January 18, 2019
9:45 a.m. Welcome - 5:00 p.m. Adjournment
East Syracuse, NY

On January 18, 2018 in Syracuse, the New York Beef Producer's Association is presenting a day-long session on the cross bred dairy calf. Speakers will include farmers and extension professionals with experience in this field. The keynote speaker will be from Wulf Genetics working with Genex to supply beef bulls of various breeds to use on Jersey and Holstein cows. To date they have raised and finished over 50,000 cross bred calves. Plan to spend the day and learn about how this enterprise may fit in your dairy operation to provide another source of cash flow. For more information, please contact Brenda Bippert, NYBPA Executive Secretary, nybeefproducers@aol.com, (716) 902-4305, or http://www.nybpa.org/abwc.htm

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Herkimer County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 21, 2019
1-3 pm
Little Falls, NY

Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Saratoga County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 22, 2019
1-3 pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Chenango County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 23, 2019
1-3 pm
Norwich, NY

Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Madison County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 24, 2019
1-3 pm
Morrisville, NY

Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Schoharie County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 25, 2019
1-3 pm
Cobleskill, NY

Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Fulton/Montgomery Counties

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 28, 2019
1-3 pm
Fonda, NY

Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Understanding EPDs for Beef Cattle

January 28, 2019
4-6 pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Expected Progeny Difference(EPDs) are a great tool in your tool box when it comes to selecting genetics for your herd.

Ag Workforce Development Council's Labor Roadshow II

January 28 - January 31, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm

If you have employees, then you need to be at the NY Labor Road Show II.

2019 Winter Crop Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 29, 2019
9:30 registration and trade show, 10-3:30 pm program
Ithaca, NY

Topics & Speakers:
• Know Your Yields! Importance of Accurate Yield Record for (Nitrogen) Management of Corn -
Dr. Quirrine Ketterings, Cornell Nutrient Management SPEAR Program, and Karl Czymmek, PRO-DAIRY
• Evaluating Progress in Alfalfa and Grass Quality Management - Dr. Jerry Cherney Crops and Soil Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
• Crop Insurance Update: Dairy Revenue Protection - Fay Benson, Extension Educator
• 2018 Silage Variety Trial Results - Janice Degni, Extension Field Crops Specialist
• No-Till Famer Panel
• Corn Insert Management Updates: CRW, WBC & Nematodes - Dr. Elson Shields, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University

Academy of Dairy Executives

January 30 - January 31, 2019

Session 2: January 30-31, Best Western, Canton
Session 3: March 27-28, Harbor Hotel, Clayton

Ag Labor Road Show

January 30, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Syracuse, NY

Ag Labor Road Show
Experts from farms, private industry and Cornell University will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement, safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

Hosted by the Ag Workforce Development Council.

23rd Annual North Country Crop Congress & Agribusiness Trade Show

January 31, 2019
10-3pm
Watertown, NY

Early Registration til January 27, 2019 only $25.00.

Labor Road Show II - Canandaigua

January 31, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Labor Road Show II - Canandaigua
If you have employees, then you need to be at the New York Labor Road Show II. Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement , safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

February 2019

Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location
Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program team for the 2019 Soybean & Small Grains Congresses to be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia and Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Quality Inn, 2468 Route 414, Waterloo NY.

Vaccinating Ruminants~ Save the Date!

February 7, 2019
Cobleskill, NY

Save the date for this event!

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location
Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program team for the 2019 Soybean & Small Grains Congresses to be held Wednesday, February 6th at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia and Thursday, February 7th, at the Quality Inn, 2468 State Route 414, Waterloo NY.

Dairy Day - Syracuse Fairgrounds - Uncovering Opportunities for Your Dairy

February 7, 2019
9:30 Registration, Program 10am-3pm
Syracuse, NY

Dairy Day - Syracuse Fairgrounds - Uncovering Opportunities for Your Dairy
Speakers and Topics:
John Winchell, Alltech - Mycotoxins as the Cow Sees Them
Dr Andy Novakovic, Cornell University - Mega Trends in Consumer Markets for Dairy Foods
Belinda S Thompson, DVM, Cornell University - The Opportunity to Avoid or Control Salmonella Dublin in your Dairy
Dr Kristan Reed, Cornell University - Nitrogen Utilization Across Lactation
Dr Amy Vasquez, Cornell University - On-farm Culture Opportunities

Dairy Day - Owego Treadway Inn - Uncovering Opportunities for Your Dairy

February 8, 2019
9:30 Registration, Program 10am-3pm
Owego, NY

Dairy Day - Owego Treadway Inn - Uncovering Opportunities for Your Dairy
Speakers and Topics:
John Winchell, Alltech - Mycotoxins as the Cow Sees Them
Dr Andy Novakovic, Cornell University - Mega Trends in Consumer Markets for Dairy Foods
Belinda S Thompson, DVM, Cornell University - The Opportunity to Avoid or Control Salmonella Dublin in your Dairy
Dr Kristan Reed, Cornell University - Nitrogen Utilization Across Lactation
Dr Paula Ospina, Cornell University - Bulk Tanks and Milk Quality


Succession Planning for Farm Businesses Workshop Series

February 11 - March 11, 2019
10:00am-2:30pm
Morrisville, NY

Members of each generation involved in agricultural business together are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop series to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generation business

2019 Corn Day~ Save the Date!

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 12, 2019
Cooperstown, NY

Save the date for this event!

NYCO Winter Meetings

February 12, 2019
10am - 2 pm
Geneva, NY

No cost, no need to register! Please bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. 

For more information, contact Fay Benson, (607) 391-2699, afb3@cornell.edu

Succession Planning for Farm Businesses - Workshop Series

February 13 - March 13, 2019
10:00am - 2:30pm
Dryden, NY

Succession Planning for Farm Businesses - Workshop Series
Members of different generations working in the same farm business are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop series to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generational business.

Workshop Information

Session 1 - Family Business Communication
Wednesday, February 13

Session 2 - Business Across Generations
Wednesday, February 27

Session 3 - Developing the Transfer Plan
Wednesday, March 13

Registration fee is $60 per person, which includes all three sessions, materials and lunch.

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session II

February 14, 2019
Noon lunch, followed by discussion 1-3 pm
Dryden, NY

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session II
Beef Crossbred Calves at the Sale Barn, Ken Krutz - Empire Livestock, Tim Timmons, ABS

Cost: $10 for lunch

RSVP to Shannon Myers: srm242@cornell.edu, (607) 391-2662
Questions to Betsy Hicks: bjh246@cornell.edu  (607) 391-2673

FAMACHA Training for Sheep and Goat Producers~ Save the Date!

February 16, 2019
Norwich, NY

Save the date for this event!

Producing & Preserving High Quality Forage Meetings~ Save the Dates!

February 27 - February 28, 2019

Save the dates for these events!

Forage Congress

February 27, 2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mt. Morris, NY

Forage Congress
  • Climate Smart Farming Decision Tools
  • Forage Quality to Reduce Purchase Concentrate Cost.  N Management, Guidelines for Grass, Low Lignin Alfalfa, Harvest Schedule
  • Fiber Digestibility & Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Using Fiber & Starch Yields
  • Silage Fermentation
  • Inventory & Shrink
  • Producer Panel

March 2019

Dairy Managers Training

March 6 - March 13, 2019
9:30 Registration, 10am-3pm Training

Dairy Managers Training
Two-Day Training Session, March 6 and March 13

March 6: Owego/Newark Valley, NY  (check for updates on locations)

Communication with People, Erica Leubner, NYFarmNet
Communication with Animals and Cattle Handling, Curt Pate, 1 hour in classroom, 2 hours in freestall

March 13: McMahon's E-Z Acres, 5950 West Scott Rd, Homer, NY

Facility Management for Profitability
Heifer Management & Facilities, Steve Chuta, Zoetis
Partial Budgets
Farm Walkthrough of Heifer Facilities

Soil Health Workshop sponsored by Ontario & Yates Co SWCD & Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. 1.5 (DEC pesticide Applicator credits & 4.5 CCA CEUs)
Canandaigua, NY

To register, please return this form to: Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, PO Box 323, Canandaigua, NY 14424, with check made payable to CLWA. You may also pre-register by calling 585-394-5030 or info@canandaigualakeassoc.org by February 21st, 2019. To pay with credit card, please go to the following link: http://www.canandaigualakeassoc.org/get-involved/soil-health-workshop/
$20 per participant with pre-registration (includes lunch).
$25 per participant for walk-ins (payable by cash only).

Dairy Managers Training

March 7 - March 14, 2019
9:30 am Registration, 10 am- 3 pm Training

Dairy Managers Training
Two-day training with sessions on March 7th and March 14th

March 7th:
Meet at CCE Wyoming County
36 Center St Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569
Visiting Emerling Farm after lunch
2904 NY-246, Perry, NY 14530

Communication with People, Erica Leubner, NYFarmNet
Communication with Animals and Cattle Handling, Curt Pate, 1 hour in classroom, 2 hours in freestall

March 14th:
Meet at CCE Ontario County
480 North Main Street Canandaigua, NY 14424
Visiting Bonna Terra Farm after lunch
8800 NY-5, Bloomfield, NY 14469 

Facility Management for Profitability
Heifer Management & Facilities, Steve Chuta, Zoetis
Partial Budgets
Farm Walk through of Heifer Facilities

2019 Dairy Day~ Save the Date!

March 12, 2019
Cooperstown, NY

Save the date for this event!

Livestock Techniques Meetings ~ Save the dates!

March 12 - March 26, 2019

Livestock Techniques Meetings will be held March 2019 at three locations.

NYCO Winter Meetings

March 12, 2019
10am - 2 pm
Geneva, NY

No cost, no need to register! Please bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. 

For more information, contact Fay Benson, (607) 391-2699, afb3@cornell.edu

Pre-Exam Training & Test to become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Pre-Register by 3/4/19!!

March 12 - March 14, 2019
Class -12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Lunch Provided), Exam on 3/15/19 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. by DEC
Newark, NY

Pre-Exam Training & Test to become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Pre-Register by 3/4/19!!
Ag Specialists Mike Stanyard and Tess Grasswitz will review core concepts and commodity-specific items in preparation for the exam.  All participants must have experience working on their own farm or through employment on another farm.  Participants must register directly with the DEC to take the EXAM and have any questions on exam eligibility answered by DEC representatives.  This training is only for those with experience and does not quality for the 30-hour pre-test training.

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session III

March 21, 2019
Noon lunch, followed by discussion 1-3 pm
Cortland, NY

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session III
Dairy Beef: All Questions Answered, Dr. Mike Baker - Cornell University; Calf Math, Megan Bradley - Genex

Cost: $10 for lunch

RSVP to Shannon Myers: srm242@cornell.edu, (607) 391-2662
Questions to Betsy Hicks: bjh246@cornell.edu  (607) 391-2673


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Upcoming Events

Dairy Alternatives Meeting ~ Fonda

January 17, 2019

Fonda, NY

Thinking of raising dairy replacements or beef cattle?
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Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Otsego County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2019
1-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY

Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!
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Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Herkimer County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 21, 2019
1-3 pm
Little Falls, NY

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Announcements

New Farmers Grant Fund Accepting Applications from Early-Stage Farmers

STATE AGENCIES PARTNER TO ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FUNDING AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT NEW FARMERS

New Farmers Grant Fund Accepting Applications from Early-Stage Farmers

Empire State Development (ESD) and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets today announced $1 million in funding is available to assist early-stage farmers through the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund. The program, now in its fifth year, promotes growth and development in the state's agriculture industry. To date, $3.27 million has been awarded to nearly 90 farms throughout New York State to expand their operations and improve their profitability.

ESD President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "Agriculture is vital to New York State's economy, and the New Farmers Grant Fund supports our early stage farmers by promoting projects that increase overall farm profitability and ensure sustainability of farming operations."

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball said, "The New Farmers Grant Fund encourages young people and those seeking second careers to pursue a livelihood that is not always easy but always rewarding. We thank Governor Cuomo and the legislature for their continued support of our state's agricultural economy through programs like these, which give farmers the resources they need to grow or expand their operations and support our state's long tradition of farming, which is essential to our health, economy and quality of life."

The $1 million New Farmers Grant Fund will provide grants of up to $50,000 to assist with up to 50 percent of eligible project costs. To qualify, all farm business owners must be within the first ten years of having an ownership interest in any farm business, and the farm must have a minimum of $10,000 in income from sales of products grown or raised on the farm. Eligible project costs include the purchase of machinery, equipment, supplies, and the construction or improvement of agricultural structures.

Applications and guidelines for the New Farmers Grant Fund are available online. The deadline for submission is January 25, 2019.

New farmers are a critical piece of the overall agricultural landscape in the State and the future of the industry. To further support the State's new and beginning farmers, the Department of Agriculture & Markets launched a New and Beginning Farmer One Stop Shop in 2017. The web-based resource helps new and beginning farmers connect to the resources and services that can help their businesses thrive. Information can be found online here.

Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Patty Ritchie said, "With every new farmer we can attract to our state, we are ensuring the future of New York's leading industry and allowing families a better opportunity to have local, farm-fresh foods on their table. This program has been key in helping people just starting out in the agriculture industry to begin their careers. I look forward to seeing how this next round of grants builds on that momentum and boosts New York's farming economy as a whole."."

Assembly Agriculture Committee Chair Bill Magee said, "Qualifying farmers can benefit greatly from the New Farmers Grant Fund as they seek to expand and increase their agricultural businesses; this funding goes a long way toward helping the next generation of farmers to get a foothold in New York farmland production and preservation."

New York Farm Bureau President David Fisher said, "The New Farmer Grant Fund continues to assist men and women who are in the beginning stages of taking their farms to the next level. There can be many barriers for beginning farmers, the lack of capital and the cost of machinery are to name a few. With the additional support of the State of New York, the grants will provide opportunities for the next generation of farmers to build upon their dreams of having a successful farm business."

Lindsey Lusher Shute, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition, said, "A little help goes a long way for New York's young farmers. Access to grant funds for the purchase of equipment or to invest in farm infrastructure can help launch a career and reboot a local farm economy. The National Young Farmers Coalition appreciates Governor Cuomo's ongoing commitment to investing in the success of New York's young farmers."

New York State is home to 36,000 farms that are top producers of more than 30 commodities, including apples, grapes, snap beans, maple products and dairy. New York's dairy industry is the largest sector of the state's agricultural industry, accounting for approximately one-half of its on-farm production, support services and value-added products. 


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