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March 2022

Beef Corp Reputation Management Training

March 1, 2022
March 8, 2022
March 15, 2022
March 22, 2022

7pm-8pm
Zoom

The Beef Industry needs our stakeholders to ensure our reputation with the consumer stays strong to ensure beef demand! Learn how to better represent the beef industry and be an advocate for beef!

Field Crop Weed Identification and Control Series 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 2, 2022
February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022

12-1:00 pm
Virtual

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022
March 30, 2022

(2/16) 12 pm - 1 pm, (2/23 - 3/16) 12 pm - 12:45 pm
Virtual Webinar with option for In-person Workshop

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

This webinar series will be presented by Dr. Heather Huson, Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University. 

Based on Dr. Huson's Applied Genetics course this program will give participants an understanding of how to use genetic information to reach their herd goals. An optional in-person session will provide an opportunity for hands on practice with genetic analysis tools.

Option for in-person workshop at the conclusion of webinar series; choice between one of two dates/locations. Must attend final webinar session (3/16) to attend in-person workshop

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022

12pm - 12:45pm
Virtual via Zoom
Ithaca, NY

Sponsorship opportunity available.

Field Crop Weed ID and Control Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 2, 2022
February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022

Noon - 1pm
Zoom

6 Free Webinars: attend all or any.

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022
March 30, 2022

12:00pm - 12:45pm ET
Virtual with an opportunity for in-person meeting on 3/30/22.

Every Wednesday from Feb 16 until March 16, 2022.

This webinar series will be presented entirely by Dr. Heather Huson, Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University.

Based on Dr. Huson's Applied Genetics course this program will give participants an understanding of how to use genetic information to reach their herd goals. An optional in person session will provide an opportunity for hands on practice with genetic analysis tools.

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022

12pm
Virtual Webinar with option for In-person Workshop see description for both locations

This webinar series will be presented entirely by Dr. Heather Huson, Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University. Based on Dr. Huson's Applied Genetics course this program will give participants an understanding of how to use genetic information to reach their herd goals. An optional in person session will provide an opportunity for hands on practice with genetic analysis tools.

Grazing Dairy Group

March 3, 2022
11:00am - 1:30pm
Via Zoom

Fay Benson, Small Dairy Support, Cornell University SCNY Regional Dairy Team, will be "Zooming in" to talk about his pasture compaction project. 

Western New York Collaborative Farming: A Workshop

March 5, 2022
10am - 2pm
Zoom or In-person at Aurora Senior Citizen Center
Aurora, NY

Buffalo Go Green (BGG) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) are hosting a workshop to explore the potential of collaborative farming in Western New York. The workshop will be held on March 5, 2022 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Participants can attend via Zoom or in-person at the Aurora Senior Citizens Center (101 King Street, East Aurora, NY, 14052).

Farm operators, Greg and Elisabeth Putney of Rise'N'Swine Farm and Michael and Stephanie Parkot of Always Something Farm, will discuss their production models. These two families have entered a collaboration that will strengthen each farm's bottom line. Andrew Delmonte of Cooperation Buffalo will give an overview of worker-owned cooperatives. Ian McSweeny of Agrarian Trust will explain Agrarian Commons, a community-based approach to land ownership and stewardship.

CCE Flock Talk Presents: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York

March 7, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
online via Zoom

CCE Flock Talk Presents: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension and Dr. Chad Wall, Field Veterinarian for NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, to learn about the current outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, the threat it poses to NYS poultry production, and how we can protect our birds and stop the spread! 

CCE Flock Talks Presents: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York

March 7, 2022
7pm - 8pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

CCE Flock Talks Presents: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension and Dr. Chad Wall, Field Veterinarian for NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, to learn about the current outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, the threat it poses to NYS poultry production, and how we can protect our birds and stop the spread! This event is for Small Production Flocks as well as Backyard/Hobby Flocks.

Field Nitrogen & GHG: Understanding and Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission in Agriculture & Forestry

March 8, 2022
9am - 11am
Zoom

Learn how farms can help reduce nitrous oxide (N20 - a potent GHG) in cropping systems - with a focus coordinating organic and synthetic N use on fields.

2022 NYS Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training

March 8, 2022
March 15, 2022

8:30am - 12:30pm
CCE Orleans
Albion, NY

Previously known as DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training.

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

2022 Virtual Dairy Day

March 8, 2022
10:45am - 2pm
Zoom

Does your herd respond poorly to positive management & nutritional changes? These pieces of the puzzle may help explain why.

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

March 10, 2022 : Marketing & Cooking Underutilized Cuts
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Marketing & Cooking Underutilized Cuts presented by Jean O'Toole, Executive Director of New York Beef Council. 

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 10, 2022 : Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Join Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the considerations and resources that are available for evaluating and executing your land lease options.

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 11, 2022 : Getting the Best Bang for Your Fertilizer Buck
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Cornell Professor and leader of the Nutrient Management Spear Program, and Kirsten Workman of Cornell PRO-DAIRY, will discuss management and evaluation strategies to help optimize fertility without breaking the bank with your fertilizer budget.

 

Annual Meeting of the NY Beef Producers' Association Region 2

March 12, 2022
5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Falcons Nest Banquet Hall
Falconer, NY

Annual Meeting of the New York Beef Producers' Association Region 2 and Chautauqua County Beef Producers Association For Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties 

                                                                   Saturday, March 12, 2022

                                                               The Falcons Nest Banquet Hall,
                                                          2001 E. Main Street Ext., Falconer, NY.
                                                       5:30 to 6:30 pm - Social Hour & Visit with Vendors 
                                                                   Buffet Dinner to Follow

DSS Spring Safety Meeting In-Person with Lunch

March 15, 2022
9:00am check-in
CNY Farm Supply
Cortland, NY

DSS Spring Safety Meeting In-Person with Lunch

March 15, 2022 at 9:00am

There is a $20 fee to register for this meeting with includes a BBQ lunch. 

This meeting is targeted at both experienced and new farm workers who are operating trucks and ag equipment while applying manure and harvesting crops. There will be CAFO training credits available for farms that need them. This meeting will be held live and in person, but a zoom option allowing remote viewing will be offered.

Dairy Support Services - VIRTUAL Spring Safety Meeting

March 15, 2022
Virtual - 9:30 - 2:30pm
Virtual Meeting Via Zoom

Dairy Support Services - VIRTUAL Spring Safety Meeting

Dairy Support Services Company Spring Safety Meeting

March 15, 2022 at 9:30am
There is no fee to attend virtually. You must register to receive the link to join.

This meeting is targeted at both experienced and new farm workers who are operating trucks and ag equipment while applying manure and harvesting crops. There will be CAFO training credits available for farms that need them. This meeting will be held live and in person, but a zoom option allowing remote viewing will be offered.

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 17, 2022 : Keeping Hay Fields Productive
12noon - 1pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Dan Steward of WNY Crop Management Association, will address the challenge of keeping long term pastures and hay fields.  

F.A.R.M. 4.0 Updates

March 17, 2022
12pm

CCE North Country Regional Ag Team Dairy Specialist Lindsay Ferlito will walk through updates of FARM 4.0 and give insight on cow based measurements from CCE research completed on NY dairy farms. The workshop will be interactive using polls, and strive to answer your questions on FARM 4.0! 

REGISTER

F.A.R.M. 4.0 Updates & Insights

March 17, 2022
12:00 pm
Virtual Meeting Via Zoom

F.A.R.M. 4.0 Updates & Insights

This program will cover the important updates in FARM Animal Care Version 4.0, review target guidelines and identify possible corrective actions, and highlight cow comfort and lameness benchmarks from dairies across NYS to indicate where we are today. This program is applicable to any type or size of dairy that participates in the FARM Program through their milk cooperative.

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 18, 2022 : Corn Nematode & Weed Management in Hay and Pasture
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Mike Stanyard will discuss the results of the corn nematode sampling study from the NWNY region in 2021 and Janice Degni will review cultural and chemical weed control practices for alfalfa or grass, mixed stands, and pasture. 

New York Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

March 19, 2022
1pm
Belfast Fire Hall
Belfast, NY

New York Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

Open to all interested beef and dairy producers. After lunch we will have a short business meeting for Region 4 followed by our guest speakers.


Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

March 22, 2022
10:00am - 12:30pm
Via Zoom

Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

This virtual workshop is for anyone who works with dairy cattle. This program will cover how to identify lameness, what factors cause lameness, and practical strategies to avoid and mitigate lameness on your dairy.

Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

March 22, 2022
10am - 12:30pm

Presenters: Jan Shearer, DVM, Professor, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Lindsay Ferlito, Betsy Hicks, Margaret Quaassdorff, Regional Dairy Specialists Cornell Cooperative Extension.
This one-day program is for anyone who works with dairy cattle. We'll cover the basics of feet and leg issues that cause lameness. More importantly we'll discuss practical strategies to avoid and mitigate lameness. The program will include virtual presentations and an on farm walk through with discussion.

REGISTER

Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

March 22, 2022
10:00am-12:30pm
Virtual Workshop Via Zoom

Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

This virtual workshop is for anyone who works with dairy cattle. This program will cover how to identify lameness, what factors cause lameness, and practical strategies to avoid and mitigate lameness on your dairy.

Winter Crop Meeting 2022 - A Virtual Weekly Meeting Series

January 14, 2022
January 21, 2022
January 28, 2022
February 4, 2022
March 23, 2022
: 2022 Winter Crop Meeting - Virtual Weekly Series
1:00 - 2:00pm
Virtual / Zoom Video Conference

Winter Crop Meeting 2022 - A Virtual Weekly Meeting Series

Sessions are on Friday, except March 23 (Wednesday)

Week 1:  Methane's Role in Global Warming & Current and Future Opportunities to Decrease Enteric Methane
Week 2: Corn Silage Hybrid Trials 2021 Update & Management Tips
Week 3: The Value of Manure told with Five Stories
Week 4: Carbon Markets - A Realistic Outlook
Week 5: Net 0 and Sustainability - What it Means for the Dairy Industry


$15 for series PER PERSON (Full 5 sessions for $15 per individual); CCA credits available for all sessions

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 24, 2022 : Factors Influencing Forage Digestibility and Feed Quality
12noon - 1pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Advancements in measurements of forage fiber digestibility and a growing understanding of field and management factors that affect digestibility offer the opportunity to improve our management and utilization of forages in dairy rations. 

Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order

March 24, 2022
1pm-1:45pm
Zoom

Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order

The Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order program supports other cooperative farm purchasing programs to start up, grow, and thrive.  In that spirit, we have made our organizing materials, lessons learned, and other helpful tools and resources publicly available.  As a courtesy, we'd ask that prospective organizers reach out to coordinate with us if there is potential overlap with some of our vendors, so that we can ensure our program continues to run smoothly.   REGISTER

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 25, 2022 : Field Crop Disease Update & Soybean Cyst Nematode
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Gary Bergstrom will provide an update on the diagnosis and management of field crop diseases in New York including two new corn diseases (tar spot and bacterial leaf streak), corn mycotoxins, soybean cyst nematode, and latest options for disease management in corn, soybean, and small grains. Erik Smith will share more about Soybean cyst nematode (SCN), the most damaging pest of soybeans globally, and we are just beginning to identify its expansion into dry bean crops. 

CANCELLED * Pesticide Applicator Training 2022 - Virtual Workshop * CANCELLED

March 29, 2022
1 pm - 4 pm
Video Conference via Zoom

CANCELLED * Pesticide Applicator Training 2022 - Virtual Workshop * CANCELLED

Pesticide Applicator Training Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, March 29, 2022
Meeting via Zoom 1:00 —4:00 pm

Who Should Attend:
* Individuals seeking a license for use of pesticides on their own properties (Private License).

* Individuals seeking a Commercial License.

This course will provide a basic introduction to safe pesticide handling and use but additional coursework and experience may be necessary for eligibility.

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meeting

March 31, 2022
Noon - 1:30pm
Via Zoom

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meeting

LEAN and Its Application to Dairy - How to work smarter and more productively while engaging your team… Lean Systems offers a new way to make the best use of the resources you already have, including your people. Mary Kate will go over the basics of LEAN principles and Rich will help participants work through how to apply them to your dairy farm.

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings -Part 3 of 3

March 31, 2022 : Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Virtual Meeting Via Zoom

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings -Part 3 of 3

Mar 31 - LEAN & its Application to Dairy, with Mary Kate MacKenzie, SCNY Dairy Team & Rich Stup, Cornell University Ag Workforce Development

How to work smarter and more productively while engaging your team… Lean Systems offers a new way to make the best use of the resources you already have, including your people. Mary Kate will go over the basics of LEAN principles and Rich will help participants work through how to apply them to your dairy farm.

Foot Health for Your Dairy Herd

March 31, 2022
TBD
Virtual via Zoom

Dates, time, and registration information coming soon.  Sponsorship opportunity available. 

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 31, 2022 : Herbicide Resistant Weeds & Seed Corn Maggot
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Lynn Sosnoskie's presentation will focus on the evolution of herbicide resistance in agronomic crops with a focus on the current issues facing New York producers including: Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and horseweed. Then, Elson Shields will discuss seed corn maggot in NY corn and biological control of corn rootworm. 

April 2022

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 1, 2022 : GMO Trait Management & Field Crop Weed Control
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Joe Lawrence discusses the options for pest management traits in genetically engineered crops can be confusing and continues to change.  Mike Hunter will discuss the limited availability of certain herbicides will likely change the herbicide programs used to control problematic weeds of field crops. 

Inspired by Annie's: Let's Elevate Your Marketing

April 5, 2022
April 12, 2022
April 19, 2022
April 26, 2022

11:30am - 1pm
Zoom

Join a set of Cornell Cooperative Extension educators for an Inspired by Annie's Project four week series focused on elevating your marketing techniques. This series will take place on Tuesdays in April (5th, 12th, 19th & 26th), from 11:30am-1pm - allowing for participation during flexible lunchtime hours. Annie's Project is taught by trained facilitators and is designed for farm women who have been in farming, or agri-business, or part of the food system for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in sustainable agriculture. Annie's Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Prepare for Shearing Day - Alpaca Edition Webinar

April 5, 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Prepare for Shearing Day - Alpaca Edition Webinar

Join the Cornell Livestock Program Work Team for a free webinar on how to make shearing day a smooth, and enjoyable process. Special guest Jody Hatch from Salmon River Alpacas will discuss shearing day prep, expectations of owners and shearers, and shearing day management logistics.

Inspired by Annie's: Let's Elevate Your Marketing

April 5, 2022
April 12, 2022
April 19, 2022
April 26, 2022

11:30am - 1pm
Zoom

Join a set of Cornell Cooperative Extension educators for an Inspired by Annie's Project four week series focused on elevating your marketing techniques. 

Calving Workshop: Orleans County

April 6, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

Calving Workshop: Orleans County

Registration Now Open! To pull or not to pull? That is (one of) the questions dairy farm personnel have while working in the maternity area on a farm.

This workshop will teach best calving management practices to minimize stillbirth rates and improve calf and cow health during and directly after the calving process. 

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshop

April 6, 2022
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Jamestown Community College, Room 120 Carnahan Building
Jamestown, NY

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshop

You are raising and selling local meat, but are you making a profit? There are tools that can help with that! Learn about how to figure out your cost of production, use the NEW Cornell Meat Pricing Calculator to develop prices that deliver a profit in every channel, improve marketing techniques to reach target customers, and how to use MeatSuite.com

 

Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

April 6, 2022
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Zoom

Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

The success of AMS management relies heavily on feed management and strategies that can maximize cow traffic, production, and health at the lowest possible cost. Join SWNY team and MSU Extension for a webinar on April 6, 2022, at noon (ET). To talk with us and share the most recent high-quality research information on nutrition and feed management for dairy cows in AMS, we brought together two researchers' experts in AMS, Dr. Gregory Penner, and MSc. James Salfer. Register now!

Calving Workshop: Livingston County

April 7, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Mulligan Farm
Avon, NY

Calving Workshop: Livingston County

To pull or not to pull? That is (one of) the questions dairy farm personnel have while working in the maternity area on a farm.

This workshop will teach best calving management practices to minimize stillbirth rates and improve calf and cow health during and directly after the calving process.

Calving Workshop: Seneca County

April 8, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Keystone Mills
Romulus, NY

Calving Workshop: Seneca County

Registration Now Open!  To pull or not to pull? That is (one of) the questions dairy farm personnel have while working in the maternity area on a farm.

This workshop will teach best calving management practices to minimize stillbirth rates and improve calf and cow health during and directly after the calving process.

Calving Workshop: Ontario County

April 11, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Spring Hope Dairy
Clifton Springs, NY

Calving Workshop: Ontario County

Registration Now Open!  To pull or not to pull? That is (one of) the questions dairy farm personnel have while working in the maternity area on a farm.

This workshop will teach best calving management practices to minimize stillbirth rates and improve calf and cow health during and directly after the calving process.

NYCO Meeting - Spring 2022

April 12, 2022
10 am - 2 pm
Pedersen Farm
Seneca Castle, NY

NYCO Meeting - Spring 2022

The NY Certified Organic (NYCO) Discussion Spring Meeting will be an on-farm meeting.  Rick and Laura Pedersen of Pedersen Farms will host.

CANCELLED - Introduction to Pasture Management

April 13, 2022
CCE Niagara Training Center
Lockport, NY

CANCELLED - Introduction to Pasture Management

This event has been cancelled. 

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

April 14, 2022 : Adding Value to Your Marketing Display
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Adding Value to Your Marketing Display presented by Jean O'Toole, Executive Director of the New York Beef Council. 

Dairy Women's Group Community Outreach

April 14, 2022
12 pm - 2 pm
Virtual via Zoom

Dairy Women's Group Community Outreach

Are you a woman in dairy? Do you want to brainstorm with other dairy farm/industry women on how to do farm outreach in your community? This meeting is for you! This meeting will help you:

  • learn how to become more involved in your community
  • give you examples of how your dairy is already a good community member
  • develop talking outreach points for your farm
  • help you develop your goals for future community outreach

Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases

April 21, 2022
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases

As the cost of owning land rises, and farm profitability tightens, now's the time to evaluate the role that leased and rented land plays on our local farms - and our bottom lines. Join Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the considerations and resources that are available for evaluating and executing your land lease options with risk management in mind. Topics of discussion include written lease agreements, "fair" rental rates, risk management tools, and tools for analyzing enterprise opportunities.

CANCELLED - Forage and Pasture Management Workshop for Livestock Farmers

April 23, 2022
Pioneer Central School
Yorkshire, NY

This event has been cancelled. 

Calving Workshop: Wyoming County

April 25, 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm
True Farms
Perry, NY

Calving Workshop: Wyoming County

Registration Now Open!  To pull or not to pull? That is (one of) the questions dairy farm personnel have while working in the maternity area on a farm.

This workshop will teach best calving management practices to minimize stillbirth rates and improve calf and cow health during and directly after the calving process.

Pricing for Profit: An Introduction to the Cornell Meat Price Calculator

April 25, 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
CCE Ontario
Canandaigua, NY

Pricing for Profit: An Introduction to the Cornell Meat Price Calculator

Matt LeRoux, Extension Associate at Cornell University will introduce the new Cornell Meat Price & Yield Calculator, more comprehensive than that previous one. 

Profitable Meat Marketing

April 27, 2022
5pm - 7pm
CCE Otsego County
Cooperstown, NY

You are raising and selling local meat, but are you making a profit?  

Beef x Dairy Workshop - Postponed to Winter time!

April 27, 2022
November 23, 2022

Beef x Dairy Workshop - Postponed to Winter time!

May 2022

2022 Alfalfa 1st Cutting Forage Quality & IPM Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 3 - May 5, 2022May 9 - May 12, 2022
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Varies

7 locations to choose from!

Evaluating a Goat for Purchase

May 5, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Evaluating a Goat for Purchase

This free, virtual webinar takes students through what to look for when purchasing these compact, hardy, and entertaining animals. Our discussion topics will include breeds & production considerations, purchasing options, common diseases to look out for, and integrating newcomers into the herd.

Finger Lakes Sheep Producers Co-Op Annual Wool Pool - May 18th, 20th, and 21st

May 18, 2022
May 18th - 10am - 4pm; May 20th - 9am - 4pm; May 21st - 9am - 2pm
Rodman Lott and Son Farms
Seneca Falls, NY

Finger Lakes Sheep Producers Co-Op Annual Wool Pool - May 18th, 20th, and 21st

The Finger Lakes Wool pool will be held in Seneca Falls this year. Pricing is $0.32 for clean wool and $0.07 for off-sorts, with a $10 membership fee per farm. Compensation options are available.

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshops

May 19, 2022
7pm-8:30pm
Zoom

This webinar covers the approach used for setting meat prices, both for bulk and by-the-cut sales, using the Cornell Meat Price Calculator (MPC). Attendees will learn what data to collect from their farm and how to use the new MPC. The MPC is a user-friendly online tool for farmers that allows them to set prices that ensure they reach farm financial goals. The webinar will be recorded and shared, so that farms using the MPC can play it back when they are ready to use the MPC.  

Soil Sampling for Success - A Seminar for NYS and NJ Veterans

May 23, 2022
6pm - 7:30pm
Online Via Zoom

Are you planting things in soil? (We're guessing the answer is probably yes). Then you need a soil sample! NYS and NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists, Amy Barkley and Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about soil sampling in a FREE virtual seminar. This will take place on Monday, May 23rd, 2022 from 6pm - 7:30pm via Zoom. Registration is required before May 20th by visiting tinyurl.com/SoilSample22.

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

May 25, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 8, 2022

6:00pm
Online via Zoom

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

A FREE, virtual three part webinar series for dairy producers interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business. Our discussion will include market availability and considerations, business planning and goals, interacting with regulatory agencies, planning requirements, and equipment types and layout, audit readiness, compliance training and record keeping.

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshops

May 25, 2022
7pm-8:30pm
Zoom

This webinar covers the approach used for setting meat prices, both for bulk and by-the-cut sales, using the Cornell Meat Price Calculator (MPC). Attendees will learn what data to collect from their farm and how to use the new MPC. The MPC is a user-friendly online tool for farmers that allows them to set prices that ensure they reach farm financial goals. The webinar will be recorded and shared, so that farms using the MPC can play it back when they are ready to use the MPC.  

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

May 25, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 8, 2022

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

A FREE, virtual three part webinar series for dairy producers interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business. Our discussion will include market availability and considerations, business planning and goals, interacting with regulatory agencies, planning requirements, and equipment types and layout, audit readiness, compliance training and record keeping.


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Upcoming Events

Fresh Cow Health Disorders - Spanish

July 19, 2024
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August 16, 2024
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August 30, 2024

Free webinar series in Spanish.

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Calving Workshop

August 6, 2024 : Calving Workshop
Herkimer, NY

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

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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?"

Take the survey here.


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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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.

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