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March 2023

Dairy Comp 305 for Spanish Speakers - Rescheduled

March 1, 2023
April 19, 2023

12pm-1pm
Virtual via Zoom

This program has been postponed until April 19th- apologies for any inconvenience!  

This program is focused on employees, supervisors or managers whose first language is Spanish and whose job entails using DC305 on a daily basis.  The objective is for attendees to improve their understanding of the "language" of DC305 as well as the whys behind consistent data entry.  Since DC305 is specific to each farm, the workshop will focus on general application and deeper understanding of how data is used on dairy farms.

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 1, 2023 : Creating an Effective Herbicide Program - SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress
12pm-1:30pm
Online via Zoom

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

With increasing herbicide resistance throughout the NYS, understanding how herbicides function is an important consideration to your herbicide program.

Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase 2 & Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) Updates

March 2, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Join us on Thursday, March 2 at 6:00 pm to learn more about the updated disaster programs available through the Farm Service Agency. FSA Executive Directors will be on hand to explain the programs and answer producer questions during this time. Registration is required and is available here: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K4v37t_9Rne3XCwMN0cWjg

For more information, contact Nicole Tommell, Farm Business Management Specialist, by calling 315-867-6001 or emailing nt375@cornell.edu. 

For registration or technology assistance, call Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist, at 716-640-0552 or email kaw249@cornell.edu.

Maximizing Fertilizer Efficiency with Peak Fertilizer Prices: A Weekly Webinar Series 2023

February 23, 2023
March 2, 2023
March 9, 2023
March 16, 2023
March 23, 2023

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online Webinar

Join us for a 5-week Webinar Series on Maximizing Fertilizer Efficiency with Peak Fertilizer Prices

Five consecutive Thursdays:    February 23 - March30  from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Maximizing Fertilizer Efficiency with Peak Fertilizer Prices: A Weekly Webinar Series 2023

February 23, 2023
March 2, 2023
March 9, 2023
March 16, 2023
March 23, 2023
March 30, 2023

Thursday's 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Via Zoom

As we begin 2023, we are not expecting fertilizer and nutrient shortages to disrupt crop planning as they did last year, but fertilizer prices continue to be very high.  This series of webinars is designed to help farms and producers to accurately assess fertilizer needs and to manage for optimal nutrient efficiency to minimize fertilizer purchases.

CAFO & Manure Applicator Training - 2 sites

March 6 - March 7, 2023
10am - 3pm
Miner Institute or CCE of Jefferson County

NYS DEC Approved Training for Nutrient Management Planners and CAFO Permitted Farms .  Certificates provided to participants.  This informational meeting is for farm owners, family members, and employees who manage or apply manure. Farms of ALL SIZES are invited to attend.  Light refreshments provided.

 

Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training (2 day course)

March 7 - March 8, 2023
9:30am - 3:30pm
Spring Hope Dairy
Clifton Springs, NY

Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training (2 day course)

Join us for a two-day workshop with hands-on training that will be offered in both English and Spanish in cooperation with Javier Cheang from Genex Cooperative Inc.

Topics to be covered:

  • Bovine reproductive anatomy and physiology
  • Heat detection
  • Artificial insemination techniques
  • Proper semen thawing
  • Loading artificial insemination guns
  • Breeding cows (hands-on practice)

Bovine Reproduction and Artificial Insemination Training Course

March 7 - March 8, 2023
9:30am-3:30pm
Spring Hope Dairy
Clifton Springs, NY

Bovine Reproduction and Artificial Insemination Training Course

Join us for a two day workshop with hands-on training that will be offered in both English and Spanish in cooperation with Javier Cheang, Genex. Space is limited, register today!

Tools for Farm Succession Planning Series

March 8, 2023
March 15, 2023
March 22, 2023

6:30pm-8pm EST
Webinar

Do you have a plan in place for transferring your farm business to the next generation?

Join CCE-trained educators for a FREE & Virtual series focused on leveling up your toolbox when it comes to building a strong management team, assessing your business for the future, and tax management considerations when it comes to succession planning.

Tools for Farm Succession Planning Series

March 8, 2023
March 15, 2023
March 22, 2023

6:30 - 8:00 pm EST
Virtual Meeting Via Zoom

Tools for Farm Succession Planning Series

Do you have a plan in place for transferring your farm business to the next generation?

Join CCE-trained educators for a FREE & Virtual series focused on leveling
up your toolbox when it comes to building a strong management team, assessing
your business for the future, and tax management considerations when it comes
to succession planning.

Whether you are currently working on a succession plan, currently implementing
one, or don't want to use the word (because who plans for the future, right?!)
this online series is for you!

Each week on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8pm EST, a set of trained CCE
educators will explore a specific topic and present resources, options and
scenarios to help you better apply the concepts to your own farm and situation.
The presentations will be recorded and provided to all registrants, along with
handouts for each session. It is FREE to join each week. Each registrant will
receive the zoom link to join the session, as well as a reminder email the
morning of the session.

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 8, 2023 : Field Crop Disease Update - SWNY Virtual Field Crop Congress
12pm-1:30pm
Online via Zoom

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

Gary Bergstrom will provide an update on the diagnosis and management of field crop diseases in New York including new corn disease tar spot, as well as additional diseases impacting corn, soybeans, and oats.

Tools for Farm Succession Planning Series

March 8, 2023
March 15, 2023
March 22, 2023

6:30pm - 8pm
Zoom

Do you have a plan in place for transferring your farm business to the next generation?  This is a FREE 3-week series.

Employee Development and Training Course

March 9, 2023
March 16, 2023
March 23, 2023
March 30, 2023
April 6, 2023
April 13, 2023

3pm - 4pm
Zoom

Course applicable to all agricultural commodities.

Dairy Support Services - Spring Safety Meeting

March 10, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
CNY Farm Supply
Cortland, NY

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 may be offered.

Organic Farmer-to-Farmer Meetings

February 14, 2023
March 14, 2023

9am - 1pm
Cornell AgriTech Campus
Geneva, NY

The New York Certified Organic (NYCO) dairy and field crops farmer-to-farmer meetings will finally return to the Jordan Hall auditorium on the Cornell AgriTech campus in Geneva. The meetings had been held in this location for many years, but COVID-19 forced the group to try alternate formats the past few years.

Meetings: February 14 will be focused on dairy and March 14 will be focused on field crops. Both meetings will run from 9am to 1pm and participants are encouraged to bring a dish to pass for lunch. The meetings are free to attend and all farmers are welcome.

Getting the Most of of Your Pastures

January 11 - January 12, 2023January 17 - January 18, 2023January 25 - January 26, 2023February 5, 2023
February 7, 2023
February 14 - February 15, 2023February 21, 2023
February 28, 2023
March 14 - March 15, 2023March 21, 2023

6:00 - 7:30 pm
Locations vary

Graziers of all types of livestock are invited to these discussion-based meetings. We will share a pot of soup while watching a presentation on how the grazing animal's rumen works. Discussions will follow on member's grazing operations; their strengths and weaknesses. This will help set up topics for future meetings. These meetings are free to attend. Donations of cash or soup ingredients would be appreciated.

Grazing livestock can be a low-cost way to make use of perennial grasses to produce food and fiber for the family or to sell. What many have found is that to be profitable, productive, and fun the grazier needs to understand the interactions of: nutrition, plant growth, nutrient cycling, soil health, record keeping, as well as other pieces that success is made up of.

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Ithaca Workshop - SPANISH

March 15, 2023
10:30am - 2:30pm
Cornell Vet School Dairy
Ithaca, NY

The workshop will utilize demonstrations and hands-on activities with the life-size cow and calf fetus models, as well as many common tools used during difficult calf deliveries.  Registration fees-$75 pp, lunch included. The program will run from 10:30 am -2:30 pm. Topics will include: Delivering the Calf, Stage of Labor & Calving Tools, Neonatal management, Postpartum Care.

This workshop will be delivered in the SPANISH language and will be limited to 8 participants. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don't wait!

** NOTE ** This is across from the Cornell Vet school, NOT the dairy in Harford!

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Ithaca Workshop - ENGLISH

March 15, 2023
10:30am - 2:30pm
Cornell Vet School Dairy
Ithaca, NY

The workshop will utilize demonstrations and hands-on activities with the life-size cow and calf fetus models, as well as many common tools used during difficult calf deliveries.  Registration fees-$75 pp, lunch included. The program will run from 10:30 am -2:30 pm. Topics will include: Delivering the Calf, Stage of Labor & Calving Tools, Neonatal management, Postpartum Care.

This workshop will be delivered in the ENGLISH language and will be limited to 8 participants. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don't wait!

** NOTE ** This is across from the Cornell Vet school, NOT the dairy in Harford!

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

March 15, 2023 : On-Farm Experimentation - SWNY Virtual Field Crop Congress
12pm-1:15pm
Online via Zoom

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

Farmers have always experimented allowing agriculture to evolve. While this process is largely overlooked by scientists, advances in digital agronomy allow for the collection of ample contextual data and pooling of information across multiple farms.

North Country Hay and Pasture School

March 16, 2023
March 21, 2023
March 28, 2023
: North Country Hay and Pasture School
7-8:30pm
Multiple Locations and Via Zoom

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Auburn Workshop - offered in SPANISH

March 16, 2023
10:30am - 2:30pm
Cayuga County Soil & Water District
Auburn, NY

The workshop will utilize demonstrations and hands-on activities with the life-size cow and calf fetus models, as well as many common tools used during difficult calf deliveries.  Registration fees-$75 pp, lunch included. The program will run from 10:30 am -2:30 pm. Topics will include: Delivering the Calf, Stage of Labor & Calving Tools, Neonatal management, Postpartum Care.

This workshop will be delivered in the SPANISH language and will be limited to 8 participants. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don't wait!


Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Auburn Workshop - offered in ENGLISH

March 16, 2023
10:30am - 2:30pm
Cayuga County Soil & Water District
Auburn, NY

The workshop will utilize demonstrations and hands-on activities with the life-size cow and calf fetus models, as well as many common tools used during difficult calf deliveries.  Registration fees-$75 pp, lunch included. The program will run from 10:30 am -2:30 pm. Topics will include: Delivering the Calf, Stage of Labor & Calving Tools, Neonatal management, Postpartum Care.

This workshop will be delivered in the ENGLISH language and will be limited to 8 participants. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don't wait!


Certified Pesticide Applicator Training

March 17, 2023
March 21, 2023

8am-12:30pm
Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Ext.
Newark, NY

Certified Pesticide Applicator Training

Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard from the NWNY Team and Janet van Zoeren of the Lake Ontario Fruit Program will review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the Pesticide Applicator exam. This is not a 30-hour course. No DEC recertification credits.

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Workshop - Steuben County - CANCELLED due to low registration.

March 17, 2023
10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST
Steuben County Civil Defense
Bath, NY

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Workshop - Steuben County - CANCELLED due to low registration.

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

In this workshop, under the guidance of Dr. Rob Lynch (PRO-DAIRY) and other CCE Specialists, you will be able to apply the concepts from the oral presentation using a realistic cow and calf model!

This workshop is for both Beef and Dairy producers

Annual Meeting-NY Beef Producers' Assoc. Region 2 & Chautauqua Co. Beef Producers Assoc. for Cattaraugus & Chautauqua

March 18, 2023
5:30 PM
American Legion
Little Valley, NY

All with an interest in cattle are welcome to attend this informational meeting. Membership in these beef producer groups is not required to attend.

Following the buffet dinner, a short business meeting will kick-off the evening including the election of officers. Guest
speakers will share timely information providing participants Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) re-certification credits.

NY Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

March 18, 2023
1pm
Alfred State College Farm
Alfred, NY

NY Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

Open to all interested beef and dairy producers.

Business meeting - election of officers, brief discussion on program ideas for 2023/2024.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jerry Rusch, DVM will be presenting the Relationship between Vaccinations and Nutrition. Dr. Rusch was raised on a grain and livestock farm in Southern Indiana. In 1991 he received his DVM from Purdue University and then spent two years in dairy practice in Eastern Pennsylvania. In 1993 Jerry and his wife, Dr. Karen, purchased Spring Mill Veterinary Service, a mixed animal practice in Mitchell, Indiana where he continues to practice. He works with his beef cattle clients on their vaccination programs and is involved with the Indiana Beef Evaluation and Economics Feeding Program (IBEEF), a retained ownership program through Purdue University. Jerry is currently president and general manager of the Springville Feeder Auction, which is a local farmer owner feeder calf marketing cooperative.   He is also a member of AABP and the Society for Theriogenology. Jerry joined Multimin USA in March 2018.

Tour of Alfred State College Livestock Facilities - Virginia Chamberlain, Alfred State Farm Manager - Opportunity to see the new facilities and learn about the expansion of livestock educational events and courses offered at the college.

This program will serve as a BQA Recertification workshop. If you are Level 2 BQA Certified, you will need to provide an updated Veterinarian Client/Patient Relationship (VCPR) form, if needed please request a form when you pre-register.

Small Farm Tax Basics (FREE Live Seminar for VETERANS)

March 20, 2023
6pm - 7:30pm
Online webinar

Small Farm Tax Basics (FREE Live Seminar for VETERANS)

Let's go over filing a Schedule F! 

NY & NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialist,
Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about small farm tax management in a FREE virtual seminar

Agritourism Workshops Monthly!

February 20, 2023
March 20, 2023
April 17, 2023

12:00pm-1:00pm
virtual

Agritourism Workshops Monthly!

Are you thinking of starting an agritourism business or are you currently operating one?
Join our monthly lunch-hour, workshop virtual series and learn how to grow your agritourism business!

The sessions will focus on specific topic to help aspiring agritourism entrepreneurs grow their knowledge and profit through this exciting on-farm business.

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Workshop - Cattaraugus County

March 21, 2023
10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST
CCE Cattaraugus County
Ellicottville, NY

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Workshop - Cattaraugus County

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

In this workshop, under the guidance of Dr. Rob Lynch (PRO-DAIRY) and other CCE Specialists, you will be able to apply the concepts from the oral presentation using a realistic cow and calf model!

This workshop is for both Beef and Dairy producers

The Four Phases of Feeding the Dairy Goat Kid

March 21, 2023
6:30pm EST
Webinar

The Four Phases of Feeding the Dairy Goat Kid

The Four Phases of Feeding the Dairy Goat Kid presentation will teach attendees prepartum nutrition of the doe, colostrum/nursing phase, weaning phase, and post-weaning phase. Learn the importance of each phase and how each can impact the health, growth, and quality of the kids you raise. Understand management techniques that can positively affect your bottom line when raising replacement does and bucks.

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 22, 2023 : Soybean Cyst Nematode in NY - SWNY Virtual Field Crop Congress
12pm-1pm
Online via Zoom

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most damaging pest of soybeans globally, and we are just beginning to identify its expansion into dry bean crops. 

Fundamentals of Ventilation in Barns for Small Ruminants and other Livestock

March 22, 2023
7pm
Webinar

Fundamentals of Ventilation in Barns for Small Ruminants and other Livestock

Ventilation in barns is essential for the well-being of livestock, particularly small ruminants. This free webinar shares how to plan for and update ventilation systems in barns, particularly old dairy barns, to work for you!

Hands-On Calving and Dystocia Workshop - Genesee County

March 22, 2023
10:30am - 2:30pm
Reyncrest Farm
Corfu, NY

Hands-On Calving and Dystocia Workshop - Genesee County

To assist or not to assist? 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.

Hands-On Calving and Dystocia Workshop - Seneca County

March 23, 2023
10:30am - 2:30pm
Keystone Mills
Romulus, NY

Hands-On Calving and Dystocia Workshop - Seneca County

To assist or not to assist? 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.

Annie's Project - Cybersecurity and Managing Your Financial Risk

March 24, 2023
Noon - 1pm Central Time
Zoom

Annie's Project - Cybersecurity and Managing Your Financial Risk

Free webinar

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Workshop - Spanish Speaking Only

March 24, 2023
10:30am - 2:30pm
CCE Madison County
Morrisville, NY

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Workshop - Spanish Speaking Only

Registration for 8 Spanish speaking attendees only. English speaking waiting list available.

CNY Grazing Conference

March 25, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
New York State Grange
Cortland, NY

CNY Grazing Conference

YouTube Personality Russ Wilson to Speak at CNY Grazing Conf. March 25

New York State Grange, 100 Grange Place, in Cortland, N.Y. The 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m 
To Register, https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/CNYGrazingConference_10509 
Admission at the door will be $30.00; lunch by 10-10 Bar-B-Q is included. 

COPY - Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Workshop

March 27, 2023
10:30am - 2:30pm
1 location

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Specialists and Cornell PRO-DAIRY are excited to offer a hands-on dairy calving and dystocia workshop across the state in English and Spanish.

Knowing the stages of labor and recognizing when a cow needs assistance are important skills. This workshop will educate attendees on those skills and will include a hands-on experience with a life size model of a cow ready to calve along with her calf. Attendees will be able to practice a variety of dystocia situations. There are 2 sites in Northern NY, with the same program offered each day (in both languages both days). The cost is $75, which includes lunch and all materials. Pre-registration is required and registration is limited to the first 7 English and 7 Spanish participants per day.

 

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Workshop

March 27, 2023
10:30am - 2:30pm
1 location

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Specialists and Cornell PRO-DAIRY are excited to offer a hands-on dairy calving and dystocia workshop across the state in English and Spanish.

Knowing the stages of labor and recognizing when a cow needs assistance are important skills. This workshop will educate attendees on those skills and will include a hands-on experience with a life size model of a cow ready to calve along with her calf. Attendees will be able to practice a variety of dystocia situations. There are 2 sites in Northern NY, with the same program offered each day (in both languages both days). The cost is $75, which includes lunch and all materials. Pre-registration is required and registration is limited to the first 7 English and 7 Spanish participants per day.

 

Apple Tree Pest and Disease IPM

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 28, 2023
9am - 10:30am
CCE Madison County
Morrisville, NY

1.5 DEC credits for categories 1a, & 22.

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

March 29, 2023 : Value of Manure Told Through Five Stories & CAFO Updates - SWNY Virtual Field Crop Congress
12pm-1:30pm
Online via Zoom

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

What is the fertilizer replacement value of manure? How does injection of manure in alfalfa impact the crop? Can shallow incorporation be as effective in conserving N as deeper incorporation? What is the carry over benefit of manure application? 

GROW Farmer Forum on Cover Crop Termination

March 29, 2023
2pm-3:30pm

Listen in — and bring your questions — as a panel of farmers from the Midwest, South and Mid-Atlantic speak about their experience with cover crop termination methods. 

Protecting Against Murphy's Law - For Veterans

March 29, 2023
6pm-7:30pm
Webinar

Protecting Against Murphy's Law - For Veterans

What can go wrong, will go wrong - especially on a farm! NY & NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about farm risk management in a FREE virtual seminar.

 

Opportunities and Considerations for Co-digestion of Manure and Food Waste

March 29, 2023
11:30am - 1:00pm
Stauffer Farms
North Lawrence, NY

Dairy farmers in the Northern New York region are welcome to attend this event free of charge to learn about the economic feasibility of anaerobic digestion of dairy manure with food waste (co-digestion).

Fertilizers and Herbicides

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 31, 2023
8am-4pm
Mount Morris, NY

Fertilizers and Herbicides

As input costs rise, it is necessary to employ the best management practices, and it can be advantageous to know what you're getting from your purchases. Plan to attend if you want to understand the terminology, calculations, formulations, and chemistry behind your fertility and herbicide recommendations. 

April 2023

How to Value Your Business, Planning for the Future

April 4, 2023
April 11, 2023
April 18, 2023

6:30pm-7:30pm
Webinar

This three-week workshop series for livestock-based businesses will be held online. It is specifically targeted at existing meat, fiber, small ruminant dairy, or other livestock value-added processing businesses. A team of Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators will provide tools to assess your existing business and to assist in understanding options for business expansion or transfer. The workshop series will also be of benefit to livestock value-added business startups and is of relevance to both owners and employees in management positions. 

2023 Central NY Soybean and Small Grains IPM Congress (Virtual Meeting)

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 4, 2023
9:30am - Noon
Zoom

2.0 DEC Credits for cat. 1a, 10, 21, & 23 (pending).  CCA CEU credits: 2.5 total, 2.0 IPM, 0.5 Precision Ag (pending).

Organic Farmer-to-Farmer Meetings

April 4, 2023 : NYCO Field Crop Meeting
9am-1pm
Jordan Hall Auditorium
Geneva, NY

NYCO's field crops meeting has been rescheduled to April 4th, 2023 from 9 am - 1 pm. This meeting is free for all farmers to attend and participants are encouraged to bring a dish to pass for lunch. 

USDA RA Value Added Producer Grant Training

April 5, 2023
6pm - 7:30pm
Zoom

Free webinar

Employee Development and Training Course

March 9, 2023
March 16, 2023
March 23, 2023
March 30, 2023
April 6, 2023
April 13, 2023

3pm - 4pm
Zoom

Course applicable to all agricultural commodities.

Business Planning for Beginning Farmers

April 10, 2023
6pm-8pm
CCE-Chautauqua (JCC Carnahan Building)
Jamestown, NY

Business Planning for Beginning Farmers

Business plans for farms are often viewed as yet another chore to do and usually result in dusty binders taking up space on the office shelf. This discussion based workshop will walk you through the mental exercise of planning your future agricultural adventures. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the use of a business plan, the essential components, and a "to-do" list of things to think about to inform future planning efforts. Additional opportunities for one-on-one follow up will also be offered. FSA Borrower credits may be made available for your attendance. This workshop will be taught by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader and Farm Business Management Specialist from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science and Ag Business Management, and owns and operates a diversified livestock farm.

$5 per person REGISTER

2023 SHOP TALKS: Managing In-Field Variability

April 11, 2023
1pm
Teelak Farms (Cattaraugus County)
Mansfield, NY

These in-person workshops are for Field Crop Producers to learn more about equipment, crop rotations, fungicides, and various management considerations. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact Katelyn Miller at 716-640-2047 or km753@cornell.edu for registration and any questions. A light lunch will be provided at all meetings, thanks to our generous sponsors!

Each year presents new challenges for growing feed for your operation. Join Joe Lawrence, Dairy Forage Systems Specialist on Cornell's PRO-DAIRY team, as he discusses how to manage in-field variability to maintain feed quality.

NY Beef Producers' Association Region 1 Meeting

April 11, 2023
5:30pm
Alabama Hotel
Basom, NY

Please see the information below for upcoming regional meetings. Some have fast approaching RSVP dates! For questions on the meetings, contact the respective regional directors.

NYBPA REGION ONE ANNUAL MEETING

WHERE: Alabama Hotel - 1353 Lewiston Road, Basom, NY 14013

WHEN: Tuesday, April 11th starting at 5:30pm

RSVP by Friday, March 31st to Alana Welker (585.721.0677 or alana.keppler@gmail.com)

COST: $28 Brisket Dinner (with salad bar & dessert) $10 kids meal

RESCHEDULED: Central NY Dairy Day 2023

April 11, 2023
10am - 3pm
Otesaga Resort Hotel
Cooperstown , NY

Putting all the Pieces of the Puzzle Together!  In person!  Trade Show!

2023 SHOP TALKS: Incorporating Small Grains Into Your Forage System

April 13, 2023
1pm
Phillips Farm (Erie County)
North Collins, NY

These in-person workshops are for Field Crop Producers to learn more about equipment, crop rotations, fungicides, and various management considerations. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact Katelyn Miller at 716-640-2047 or km753@cornell.edu for registration and any questions. A light lunch will be provided at all meetings, thanks to our generous sponsors!

Looking to implement new forages into your crop rotation? Evaluate how small grains like wheat, oats, and triticale can fit into current rotations, and what their value is as a forage.

2023 SHOP TALKS: Breaking Down Fungicides

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 14, 2023
1pm
Mahaney Farms (Steuben County)
Arkport, NY

These in-person workshops are for Field Crop Producers to learn more about equipment, crop rotations, fungicides, and various management considerations. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact Katelyn Miller at 716-640-2047 or km753@cornell.edu for registration and any questions. A light lunch will be provided at all meetings, thanks to our generous sponsors!

Learn how fungicides work, ideal spraying conditions and how to reduce spray drift. Mahaney Farm will speak on their on-farm fungicide program, and how they utilize airplane application on their corn and wheat acreage.

0.5 DEC credits in 1a, 10, & 21

Annie's Project - Managing for a Margin Squeeze

April 14, 2023
1pm - 2pm EST
Zoom

Annie's Project - Managing for a Margin Squeeze

Free webinar

Potluck & Farm Book Swap @ Massachusetts Avenue Project

April 15, 2023
5pm
Massachusetts Avenue Project
Buffalo, NY

It's spring, and the plants are beginning to emerge from the ground, so we're making plans to emerge from our farms to gather in community for a potluck on Saturday April 15th.

Agritourism Workshops Monthly!

February 20, 2023
March 20, 2023
April 17, 2023

12:00pm-1:00pm
virtual

Agritourism Workshops Monthly!

Are you thinking of starting an agritourism business or are you currently operating one?
Join our monthly lunch-hour, workshop virtual series and learn how to grow your agritourism business!

The sessions will focus on specific topic to help aspiring agritourism entrepreneurs grow their knowledge and profit through this exciting on-farm business.

Dairy Comp 305 for Spanish Speakers - Rescheduled

March 1, 2023
April 19, 2023

12pm-1pm
Virtual via Zoom

This program has been postponed until April 19th- apologies for any inconvenience!  

This program is focused on employees, supervisors or managers whose first language is Spanish and whose job entails using DC305 on a daily basis.  The objective is for attendees to improve their understanding of the "language" of DC305 as well as the whys behind consistent data entry.  Since DC305 is specific to each farm, the workshop will focus on general application and deeper understanding of how data is used on dairy farms.

Dairy Comp 305 for Spanish Speakers

April 19, 2023
12pm-1pm
Virtual via Zoom

Dairy Comp 305 for Spanish Speakers

This program was rescheduled from March 30th.

This workshop is for employees, supervisors or managers whose first language is Spanish and whose job entails using DC305 on a daily basis.  The objective is for attendees to improve their understanding of the "language" of DC305 as well as the whys behind consistent data entry.  Since DC305 is specific to each farm, the workshop will focus on general application and deeper understanding of how data is used on dairy farms.

BEEF X DAIRY FREE Webinar Series

April 19 - April 20, 2023
6pm-7:30pm
Webinar

BEEF X DAIRY FREE Webinar Series

Join experts from Cornell Cooperative Extension and the beef and dairy industries as we explore the potential of beef x dairy in New York.

Beef Quality Assurance Training @ Canandaigua Stockyards

April 21, 2023
6pm - 9pm
Canandaigua Stockyards
Canandaigua, NY

Beef Quality Assurance Training @ Canandaigua Stockyards

Join us for a BQA Training at the Canandaigua Stockyards! Producers attending the training will become Level 2 certified. 

Mental Health First Aid Training

February 8, 2023
April 21, 2023

8am - 5pm
Herkimer County Community College & CCE Madison County

Free event with lunch included.  Two locations to choose from in the region, and more on the FarmNet website.

Managing Weeds on The Farm

April 25, 2023
6pm-8pm
CCE-Chautauqua (JCC Carnahan Building)
Jamestown, NY

Managing Weeds on The Farm

Do you grow row crops or pasture livestock? If yes, this workshop is for you! Learn everything you need to know about the biology, identification, and control of common weeds impacting pasture and row crop systems. This workshop will be taught by Katelyn Miller, Field Crop and Forage Specialist from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She is a graduate of Alfred State College with a degree in Agricultural Entrepreneurship. 

$5 per person REGISTER

All of the Chicken Things - Steuben County

April 27, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Steuben County Civil Defense
Bath, NY

All of the Chicken Things - Steuben County

New to raising chickens, but want to learn more before making the plunge? Already have chickens, but looking to expand into selling chicken or eggs? This in-person training is for you! We will cover topics including sourcing chicks, brooding, housing, health and disease management, egg production and sales, and meat production and sales.

May 2023

Goats 101

May 1 - May 2, 2023May 8 - May 9, 2023
7pm-8:30pm
Webinar

Goats 101

New to goats and have questions? Thinking about getting goats and want to learn more before getting started? This series is for you!

Compact, hardy, and endlessly entertaining, goats can be a great addition to any farm or homestead. Their unique nature positions them well to fit niche roles and markets. This series of 4 online workshops reviews goat production and management for beginners. Key management concepts will be reviewed using pre-recorded, interactive videos.  

Katelyn Saves You $$

May 3, 2023
6pm - 8pm
JCC Carnahan Building
Jamestown, NY

This two hour workshop is ramping up to be the catch all of the farm business management world! Come with all of your farm management questions, diversification questions, record keeping questions, general small business questions, whatever questions you might have! This workshop will be an interactive and intimate discussion with Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader and Farm Business Management Specialist from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science and Ag Business Management, and owns and operates a diversified livestock farm.

Hands-On Calving and Dystocia Workshop (English) - Wyoming County

May 3, 2023
10:30am - 3pm
CCE Wyoming County Office
Warsaw, NY

Hands-On Calving and Dystocia Workshop (English) - Wyoming County

To assist or not to assist? 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.

Hands-On Calving and Dystocia Workshop (Spanish) - Wyoming County

May 3, 2023
10:30am - 3pm
CCE Wyoming County Office
Warsaw, NY

Hands-On Calving and Dystocia Workshop (Spanish) - Wyoming County

To assist or not to assist? 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.

Preparing Your Livestock Farm for the Loss of OTC Antimicrobials

May 3, 2023
7pm
Webinar

By June 11, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration will require farmers to have a prescription from their veterinarian to purchase all over the counter, medically important, antimicrobial products. Dr. Melanie Hemenway, Veterinarian with NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets will provide an overview of what this means for your farm.

Preparing Your Livestock Farm for the Loss of OTC Antimicrobials

May 3, 2023
7pm-8pm
Zoom

Preparing Your Livestock Farm for the Loss of OTC Antimicrobials

The need for the directives is to protect medically important microbials from the more rapid development of resistance. The loss of efficacy can occur with any drug, but care needs to be taken so we do not lose those products that are medically important for human health. With the elimination of OTC antimicrobials for livestock use, veterinary diagnosis is needed prior to treatment to ensure these products are used judiciously.

Annie's Project - The Hard But Necessary Conversation on Farm Succession

May 5, 2023
1pm - 2pm EST
Zoom

Annie's Project - The Hard But Necessary Conversation on Farm Succession

Free webinar

Goat and Sheep Super Saturday

May 6, 2023
10am-12pm
Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory
Portland, NY

Interested in owning sheep or goats and want the 411? Already own sheep or goats and want some more information on how to keep your flock or herd safe and healthy? Join us for a hands on workshop learning about hoof trimming, 5 point inspections, FAMACHA training, bio security, and general best practices! This workshop will be taught by Cassandra Skal, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County's Agriculture Program Coordinator. Between the three instructors there is a wealth of knowledge about sheep and goats so bring your questions about just getting started to diversifying and wear something you don't mind getting dirty in!

Raising Poultry for Meat Production: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.

May 10, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Looking to grow your own meat birds? Start here!

Small scale broiler production is a great way to diversify your farm. Raising broilers for meat production has a relatively short turn around time, low investment, and can help grow your farm's production. Join Livestock Specialist, Amy Barkley, to learn the basics of meat bird production. Topics include breed selection and chick sourcing, housing and nutritional requirements, and a brief introduction to on-farm processing. Participants will receive resources for further exploration. Registration is REQUIRED by visiting tinyurl.com/FarmOpsPoultry or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 

REGISTER

Agriculture Career Day

May 10, 2023
9am-4pm
Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds
Little Valley, NY

Take the opportunity to meet with local ag businesses who are looking for individuals with the enthusiasm and willingness to work!

Stressed Out Soils - A Conversation with Jane Lucas

May 11, 2023
7pm - 8pm EST
Zoom
Millbrook , NY

Free in person or virtual event.

Herdsperson Training II (Spanish) - Niagara County

May 11, 2023
1:00pm-3:30pm
Atwater Farms
Barker, NY

Herdsperson Training II (Spanish) - Niagara County

REGISTRATION FOR SPANISH-SPEAKERS

There are proper techniques for administering vaccinations or treatments on a dairy, as well as performing tasks to monitor herd health. The herdsperson is typically responsible for carrying out these tasks.

This workshop will teach proper techniques for common tasks related to herd health monitoring and treatment.  This workshop will cover how to carry out common practices; however, specific farm protocols, diagnoses and treatments should be discussed with, and implemented according to, each farm's veterinarian.

Herdsperson Training II (English) - Niagara County

May 11, 2023
1:00pm-3:30pm
Atwater Farms
Barker, NY

Herdsperson Training II (English) - Niagara County

REGISTRATION FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKERS

There are proper techniques for administering vaccinations or treatments on a dairy, as well as performing tasks to monitor herd health. The herdsperson is typically responsible for carrying out these tasks.

This workshop will teach proper techniques for common tasks related to herd health monitoring and treatment.  This workshop will cover how to carry out common practices; however, specific farm protocols, diagnoses and treatments should be discussed with, and implemented according to, each farm's veterinarian.

Herdsperson Training II (English) - Genesee County

May 12, 2023
1:00pm-3:30pm
Stein Farms
LeRoy, NY

Herdsperson Training II (English) - Genesee County

REGISTRATION FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKERS

There are proper techniques for administering vaccinations or treatments on a dairy, as well as performing tasks to monitor herd health. The herdsperson is typically responsible for carrying out these tasks.

This workshop will teach proper techniques for common tasks related to herd health monitoring and treatment.  This workshop will cover how to carry out common practices; however, specific farm protocols, diagnoses and treatments should be discussed with, and implemented according to, each farm's veterinarian.

Herdsperson Training II (Spanish) - Genesee County

May 12, 2023
1:00pm-3:30pm
Stein Farms
LeRoy, NY

Herdsperson Training II (Spanish) - Genesee County

REGISTRATION FOR SPANISH-SPEAKERS

There are proper techniques for administering vaccinations or treatments on a dairy, as well as performing tasks to monitor herd health. The herdsperson is typically responsible for carrying out these tasks.

This workshop will teach proper techniques for common tasks related to herd health monitoring and treatment.  This workshop will cover how to carry out common practices; however, specific farm protocols, diagnoses and treatments should be discussed with, and implemented according to, each farm's veterinarian.

Agritourism Workshops Monthly! - Tax Considerations for Agritourism

May 15, 2023
12:00pm-1:00pm
virtual

Agritourism Workshops Monthly! - Tax Considerations for Agritourism

Are you thinking of starting an agritourism business or are you currently operating one?

Join our monthly lunch-hour, workshop virtual series and learn how to grow your agritourism business!

Each session will focus on specific topic to help aspiring agritourism entrepreneurs grow their knowledge and profit through this exciting on-farm business.

Cost: Free to attend, but registration required!

May 17, 2023
12pm-1:30pm
Zoom

Una Sesión Virtual en Español: Sobre los Conceptos Básicos de los Sindicatos Para los Trabajadores Agrícolas

Los representantes sindicales están contactando agresivamente a los empleados agrícolas en toda Nueva York. Muchos de los trabajadores no están familiarizados con los sindicatos y no están seguros de qué hacer. El Consejo de Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Agrícola de Nueva York dará una sesión virtual en español presentado por el Dr. Bob Ceglowski, un veterinario y consultor profesional que tiene la confianza de los empleados y supervisores de las lecherías. Los temas incluirán: qué son los sindicatos, el significado y la obligación de firmar una tarjeta de afiliación sindical, cuál es la razón por la cual los trabajadores querrán o no querrán tener la representación de un sindicato y va a haber la oportunidad de aclarar los rumores y la información errónea que está circulando ahora en la comunidad agrícola.

Todos los participantes recibirán el enlace para unirse a la sesión virtual después de que se hayan registrado.

Regístrese ahora para esta sesión virtual aquí:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qW9QZTHBTk6gkU7CBMpd-A

Union Basics for Farm Employees in Spanish

May 17, 2023
12pm-1:30pm
Zoom

Union Basics for Farm Employees in Spanish

New York's Agricultural Workforce Development Council is hosting a webinar for all farm employees. See notice in English and Spanish below. Employers are asked to set up the webinar in breakrooms and meeting areas to help employees gain access.

Union organizers are aggressively contacting farm employees all across New York. Many farm employees are unfamiliar with unions and not sure what to do. New York's Ag Workforce Development Council will host Dr. Bob Ceglowski, consulting veterinarian and trusted advisor to dairy employees and managers, to discuss farm unions in a webinar delivered in Spanish. Topics will include: what unions are, the meaning and obligation of signing a union card, why farm employees may or may not want a union, and clarifying rumors and misinformation that are currently circulating in the farm community.

Attendees will receive the link to join the webinar after they have registered.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qW9QZTHBTk6gkU7CBMpd-A


So, You Want to Start a Farm? From CCE-Steuben & SWNYDLFC

May 18, 2023
6pm - 8pm
Civil Defense Center
Bath, NY

So, You Want to Start a Farm? From CCE-Steuben & SWNYDLFC

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own farm? Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the nuts and bolts of making your farming dreams come true!

Goat Discussion Circle: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.

May 24, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Calling all new and interested goat farmers! 

Whether you've attended our goat seminars before or are just getting started, join us for a flexible discussion circle dedicated to all things goats. We'll review foundation topics and talk about next steps to make all of your goat dreams come true (or - talk you out of it for good)! Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Specialists. Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/CCEGoatTalk or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 

Agribusiness & Chamber of Commerce - What Does This Partnership Look Like?

May 30, 2023
6pm-7:30pm
JCC Carnahan Building
Jamestown, NY

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is interested in working with more agribusiness' in Chautauqua County. Join this workshop with representatives from the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce to learn how a partnership with them would be a great next step for your agribusiness. They will also walk us through their online sales platform, ShopLocalCHQ. This is such an exciting time for collaborations and working to get the word out about locally sourced products of any kind!


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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.

View Fresh Cow Health Disorders - Spanish Details

Calving Workshop

August 6, 2024 : Calving Workshop
Herkimer, NY

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

View Calving Workshop Details

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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