Impact In New York

Current Issues Addressed by the Team:

  • Introduce the principles of Precision Feed Management to provide cows the necessary nutrients to maintain profitability and environmental sustainability
  • Help farm operators improve cow comfort and health and increase labor efficiency through remodeling or building new dairy facilities.
  • Bring to dairy producers the latest information regarding dairy nutrition.
  • Assist crop producers with species selection and developing profitable crop rotations while emphasizing the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques
  • Provide training on nutrient management so producers make the best use of plant nutrients while protecting the environment.




CNYDLFC Report First Quarter 2020

Highlights this quarter include: "Dairy Day Helps Producers Increase their Milk Price and Milk Income", "Mitigating Financial Risk at the Farm Gate", "Corn Day Emphasizes Soil Health and What Grows in Soil, Meat Marketing Workshop, and "Team Programming and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak". Updates on other education activities as well as grant and project activities are outlined.

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CNYDLFC Quarterly Report 4th Quarter 2019

Highlights this quarter include: "Cow Comfort Workshops Help to Unleash Milk Production Potential," "Sheep and Goat Nutrition Clinic," Empire State Barley & Malt Summit," "Meet & Greet with Dr. Chris Wolf, the new Milk Marketing Specialist at Cornell," and "QuickBooks Education for Producers: The need for digitized farm finances." Updates on other education activities as well as grant and project activities are outlined.

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CNYDLFC Annual Report 2019

In the past year the Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team has
conducted 61 meetings on 23 different topics with 1025 people in attendance. This report is a sampling of those activities.

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CNYDLFC Quarterly Report Third Quarter 2019

Highlights this quarter include: "Sexual Harassment Training for Employers," "FAMACHA Workshops," Corn Silage Meetings," "Dairy Cattle Summer Research Updates," "Helping Corn Growers Understand GDD's."  Updates on other education activities as well as grant and project activities are outlined.

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CNYDLFC Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2019

2019 Second Quarter Highlights: First Cutting Monitoring; Understanding Expected Progeny Differences; Helping local farms through a difficult cropping season; Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage Program; Helping hog producers understand the potential loss from African Swine Fever.  Also read about the other educational activities and the grant and project activities from April-June.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report First Quarter 2019

2019 First Quarter Highlights: Educational Activities: Dairy Day; Livestock Techniques; Succession Planning; Dairy Alternatives; Forage Quality Testing; Labor Roadshow; Determining Rental Rates; Annie's Project; Marketing Mini Grant; Field Crop Pest Management; Corn Day; Johne's Disease Prevention; FAMACHA Training; Beef Producer's meeting; Forage Quality Seminars. 

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CNYDLFC Quarterly Report 4th Quarter 2018

2018 4th Quarter Highlights: Educational Activities: Central NY Beef Producers Fall Feeder Calf Sale Leads to Higher Prices; Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training; Blueprint for Change: Navigating Dairy Decision Making; Determining Rental Rates on the Farm; Manure Storage and Management Workshop. Other Educational Activities this quarter; Grant and Project Activities this quarter.

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CNYDLFC Annual Report 2018

Our annual report of our educational programming over the last year.

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CNYDLFC Quarterly Report Third Quarter 2018

2018 3rd Quarter Highlights: Educational Activities: Twilight Beef Producer Meetings; Pre-Harvest Corn Silage Meetings; Empire Farm Days.  Current Projects and Grants: Risk Management Crop Insurance Grant; NYFVI Grant; Dairy Acceleration Program; Blueprint for Change; Grasstravaganza. Emerging Issues and Individual Assistance; In-Service and Professional Development; Public Relations; Next Quarter and Future Activities

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CNYDLFC Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2018

2018 2nd Quarter Highlights: Team Administration: Nicole Tommel hired; Current Projects and Grants: Spring Forage Quality Monitoring, Montgomery Co Agriculture Microenterprise Grant Facilitator, Monitoring program for soybean producers, NYFVI Grant, Dairy Acceleration Program, Grasstravaganza, Monitor insect pests; Educational Activities: Improved Forage Quality; Emerging Issues and Individual Assistance; In-Service and Professional Development; Newsletters and Media; Public Relations; Next Quarter and Future Activities

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CNYDLFC Quarterly Report 1st Quarter 2018

2018 1st Quarter Highlights: Educational Activities: 2018 Central NY Dairy Day; CAFO Off-Road Show; Field Crop Pest Management Meetings; 2018 Corn Day; Dairy Farm Business Planning in Uncertain & Challenging Times; Academy for Dairy Executives; Hay School.  Current Projects and Grants: Using forage quality to improve the corn silage hybrid selection process on dairy farms; Dairy Acceleration Program.  Emerging Issues and Individual Assistance; Speaking Opportunities; Public Relations; Newsletters; Next Quarter and Future Activities.

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CNYDLFC Annual Report 2017

Our annual report of our educational programming over the last year.

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CNYDLFC Quarterly Report 4th Quarter 2017

2017 4th Quarter Highlights: Educational Activities: Dairy Feeder Schools; Annual Feed Dealer Meeting; Equine Forage Quality Meeting; Why Should you Vaccinate Cattle; Academy for Dairy Executives.  Current Projects and Grants: Central New York Feeder Calf Sale; NYFVI Grant-Using forage quality testing to improve the corn silage hybrid selection process on dairy farms; FINPACK; Portable Beef Handling System; Empire State Barley and Malt Summit. Speaking Opportunities;  Emerging Issues and Individual Assistance; In-service & Professional Development; Next Quarter and Future Activities.

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CNYDLFC Quarterly Report Third Quarter 2017

2017 Third Quarter Highlights: Educational Activities: Pre-harvest Corn Silage Meetings, Twilight Beef Management Meetings; Summer Dairy Research Update; Current Projects and Grants: NYFVI-Using precision feed management to improve profitability on dairy farms, Using forage quality testing to improve the corn silage hybrid selection process on dairy farms; Scouting program for soybean producers; FINPAK for livestock producers; Dairy Acceleration Program (DAP).  Speaking Opportunities; Emerging Issues and Individual Assistance; Public Relations; Newsletters & Media; In-Service and Professional Development; Next Quarter and Future Activities

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CNYDLFC Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2017

2017 Second Quarter Highlights: New Regional Livestock Specialist, Summer Intern; Educational Activities: Conservation Tillage Inservice for SWCDs, Current Projects and Grants: Spring Forage Quality Monitoring, NY Farm Viability Institute Income Over Feed Cost Grant, Dairy Feeder Schools, Dairy Acceleration Program, Academy for Dairy Executives, Avipel Study, Monitor Insect Pests with Pheromone Traps, FINPACK for Livestock Producers; Emerging Issues and Individual Assistance; In-Service & Professional Development; Next Quarter and Future Activities

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report First Quarter 2017

2017 First Quarter Educational Activities: 2017 Central NY Dairy Day, Field Crop Pest Management Meetings, Winter Dairy Management Meeting and 2017 Corn Day. Current Projects and Grants: NY Farm Viability Institute Income Over Feed Cost Grant, Dairy Acceleration Program. Also see Emerging Issues and Individual Assistance, Team Administration and Speaking Opportunities.

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CNYDFC Annual Report 2016

Our annual report of our educational programming over the last year.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2016

2016 2nd quarter Educational Activities: Summer Dairy Reproduction Update, Spring Forage Quality Monitoring.  Current Projects and Grants: Malting Barley Management Project and NY Farm Viability Institute Income Over Feed Cost Program. Also see Speaking Opportunities, In-service & Professional Development, Emerging Issues & Individual Assistance, Newsletters & Media and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report First Quarter 2016

2016 First Quarter Educational Activities: 2016 Central NY Dairy Day, Field Crop Pest Management Meetings, Academy for Dairy Executives, Milk Marketing WebEx Program, Winter Dairy Management, 2016 Corn Day and Hay Schools. Current Projects and Grants: NY Farm Viability Institute Income Over Feed Cost Grant, Dairy Acceleration Program. Also see Emerging Issues and Individual Assistance, Speaking Opportunities, In-service & Professional Development and Newsletters & Media.

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CNYDFC Annual Report 2015

Our Annual Report of our educational programming over the last year

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report Third Quarter 2015

2015 third quarter Educational Activities: Soil Health Field Day and No-Till Drill Demonstration. Current Projects & Grants: Malting Barley Sampling Project and NYFVI Precision Feeding Management Grant. Also see Speaking Opportunities, Current Projects and Grants, Emerging Issues & Individual Assistance, Public Relations and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2015

2015 2nd quarter Educational Activities: Winter Dairy Management. Current Projects and Grants: NY Farm Viability Grant for Selecting Malting Barley Varieties, Winter Forage Trials, Spring Forage Quality Monitoring, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Precision Feed & Corn Nitrogen Management Grants, NYFVI Grant Application Approval and Cover Crop Field Day.  Also see Speaking Opportunities, Emerging Issues & Individual Assistance, Newsletters & Media and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report First Quarter 2015

2015 First Quarter Educational Activities: 2015 Central NY Dairy Day (East & West), Milk Quality Webinar, 2015 Corn Day and Small Grains Meeting. Current Projects and Grants: NY Farm Viability Grant for Selecting Malting Barley Varieties and Dairy Acceleration Program. Also see Emerging Issues and Individual Assistance, Speaking Opportunities, In-service & Professional Development, Newsletters & Media, and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Annual Report 2014

Our Annual Report of our educational programming over the last year.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report Fourth Quarter 2014

2014 4th Quarter Educational Activities: Calf Management Training, Tile Drainage School, Income Tax Strategies for Agricultural Producers, Margin Protection Program and Annual Feed Dealers Meeting. Current Projects and Grants: National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Precision Feed & Corn Nitrogen Management Grants, NYFVI Grant Application and Low Cost Milking Parlor.  Also see Speaking Opportunities, Emerging Issues and Individual Assistance, In-service & Professional Development and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report Third Quarter 2014

2014 third quarter Educational Activities: Open House/Drive Yourself Tour, Academy for Dairy Executives, Soil Health & Residue Management and Margin Protection Program.  Current Projects & Grants: Guide for Low Cost Parlors, NY Farm Viability Grant for Selecting Malting Barley Varieties, National Fist & Wildlife Foundation Precision Feed Management & Corn Nitrogen Management Grans and Soybean Scouting Program. Also see Public Relations, Speaking Opportunities and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2014

2014 2nd quarter Educational Activities: Hoof Health & Lameness Program and Soil Health & Residue Management.  Current Projects and Grants: Dairy Acceleration Program, NY Farm Viability Grant for Selecting Malting Barley Varieties, Winter Forage Trials and Spring Forage Quality Monitoring. Also see Emerging Issues & Individual Assistance, Speaking Opportunities, and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report First Quarter 2014

2014 First Quarter Educational Activities: 2014 Dairy Day, Winter Dairy Management Schools, 2014 Corn Day, Field Crop Pest Management Meetings, OSHA Preparation Meetings, Calf Health & Nutrition Conference, Cornell Dairy Executives Program and Hay Baleage & Forage Quality School. Current Projects & Grants: NY Farm Viability Grant for Selecting Malting Barley Varieties, Dairy Acceleration Program and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Precision Feed Management & Corn Nitrogen Management Grants. Also see Emerging Issues and Individual Assistance, Newsletters & Media, and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Annual Report 2013

Our annual report of our educational programming over the last year.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report Third Quarter 2013

2013 third quarter Educational Activities: Corn Nitrogen Management Demonstration, Soybean Scouting Program.  Current Projects & Grants: Conservation Tillage Expert Panel, Academy for Dairy Executives, Dairy Acceleration Program, NYFVI Malting Barley trials, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Precision Feed Management & Corn Nitrogen Management Grants.  Also see Newsletters & Media, Public Relations, Emerging Issues & Individual Assistance, Professional Development and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2013

2013 2nd quarter Educational Activities: Spring Forage Quality Monitoring and Soybean Scouting Program. Emerging Issues & Individual Assistance: Profit Teams, Facilities Information and Weather Impact on Crop Production. Also see Public Relations, Newsletters & Media, and Current Projects and Grants: NYFVI Dairy Modernization Grant Proposal, Dairy Acceleration Program, NYFVI Malting Barley Trials and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Precision Feed Management & Corn Nitrogen Management Grants. Also see Professional Development and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC First Quarterly Report 2013

2013 First Quarter Educational Activities: 2013 Corn Day, 2013 Dairy Day, Field Crop Pest Management Meetings, Putting Your Feeding Program to Work, Winter Dairy Management Schools and Soybean Management Meeting. Current Projects & Grants: National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Precision Feed Management & Corn Nitrogen Management Grants and New York Farm Viability Institute Funds Testing Barley Varieties for Malting Characteristics. Also see Emerging Issues & Individual Assistance, Speaking Opportunities, Public Relations, Newsletters & Media and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Annual Report 2012

Our Annual Report of our educational programming over the last year.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report Third Quarter 2012

2012 third quarter Educational Activities: Notill Tour & Demonstration, Taking Precision Feeding to the Next Level and On Farm Fly Control Meetings.  Emerging Issues & Individual Assistance. Current Projects & Grants: National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Precision Feed Management & Corn Nitrogen Management Grants. Also see Speaking Opportunities, Public Relations, Newsletters & Media, Professional Development and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2012

2012 2nd quarter Educational Activities: NYS Soil & Water Conservation Districts Boot Camp, Spring Forage Quality Monitoring and Soybean Scouting Program. Emerging Issues & Individual Assistance: Army Worms & Potato Leafhoppers, Corn Planting Issues, Dairy Nutrition, Ventilation and Weather Impact on Crop Production. Also see Newsletters & Media.  Current Projects and Grants: National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Precision Feed Management & Corn Nitrogen Management Grants, NY State IPM Program Grants and Sclerotinia White Mold Control Demonstrations. Also see Professional Development and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Quarterly Report First Quarter 2012

2012 First Quarter Educational Activities: 2012 Dairy Day, Group Housed Calf Raising Seminar, Field Crop Pest Management Meetings, 2012 Corn Day and Soybean Management Meeting.  Also see Speaking Opportunities and Newsletters & Media.  Current Projects & Grants: National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Precision Feed Management & Corn Nitrogen Management Grants and NY State IPM Program Grants. Also see Individual Assistance & Emerging Issues, Professional Development, Team Administration and Next Quarter & Future Activities.

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CNYDFC Annual Report 2011

Our annual report of our educational programming over the last year.

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CNYDFC Annual Report 2010

Our annual report of our educational programming over the last year.

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Upcoming Events

Livestock Trainings Offered Online

March 25 - December 31, 2020

During this time away from the field we have had quite a few producer's asking about certifications offered online.

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Announcements

Latest Information on the PPP and EIDL Programs

See the latest information on the PPP and EIDL

COVID-19 Safety Plans Required for All Businesses

COVID-19 Safety Plans Required for All Businesses in "New York Forward"


New York Forward is the state's plan to begin re-opening in phases as regions of the state achieve certain COVID-19 management metrics. An important part of New York Forward is for all businesses to have a customized, written safety plan that details specifically how each business will prevent and manage COVID-19. Details for particular industries, including agriculture can be found here.

NYS Dept of Ag and Mkts Request Info to Connect Impacted Producers

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, in coordination with its partners, is reaching out to New York producers that have surplus agricultural products as a result of COVID-19-related supply chain disruptions. The Department is working to connect affected farmers to potential new purchasing opportunities through various institutions, such as food banks, retailers and more. Governor Cuomo has made a commitment to using local foods to support the emergency food system, and we are looking to connect producers to food banks and those in need. This information will be provided to the Department's partners and posted on its website.

If you are a producer with surplus product, the Department asks that you send your name, contact information, and the type of product(s) you have in surplus to Lindsey McMahon at lindsey.mcmahon@agriculture.ny.gov. Please provide this information by Monday, May 4th, 2020, if possible.


EIDL Application Re-Opening

The EIDL Advance/Loan portal will be re-opening shortly. The re-opening of the portal is for agricultural businesses that were previously ineligible for the program. New non-agricultural business applications will not be accepted.

The portal will be opened for a limited period, and it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible. The link to the portal will be: http://www.sba.gov/Disaster

See more information and more at our Resource page.


USDA Farmers to Families Food Box

As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program Secretary Perdue announced on April 17 that the USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute up to $3 billion of agricultural products to those in need. USDA will partner with regional and local distributors, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other food service entities, to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and meat. See more.

PRO-DAIRY offering Webinars and Podcasts

PRO-DAIRY has sent out a list of Webinars and Podcasts.  Find this list and more at our Resource page.

Team Programming and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

To all of our valued program participants and partners:

The Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will not be conducting any meetings or in person assistance until further notice. All scheduled meetings have been cancelled as we look to support efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19. If possible we may move them to an online format.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep in touch with you.

Please continue to reach out to us by cell phone, email, and text as we will gladly respond. We will also continue to contact you by those same methods as we put out newsletters or share other pertinent pieces of information.

Again we are still here expecting to assist you as always, just for the near future not in the in-person way we have in the past.

Stay healthy.

Kevin Ganoe, Area Field Crop Specialist
David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Ashley McFarland, Area Livestock Specialist
Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist

COVID-19 response:
Need information? View the following Cornell CALS and CCE Resource Pages Updated Regularly
General Questions & Links: NY Extension Disaster Education Network 
Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions 
Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions
Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources  


Paycheck Protection Program Webinar Recording

This video is a visit with Nicole Tommell, Farm Business Management Specialist and Myron Thurston Ag Economic Development and Marketing Specialist from CCE Madison, they worked with other partners to supply up to date information on applying for the Paycheck Protection with potential loan forgiveness. This program has been very fluid in nature, and we would like to give you up to date information on PPP. The video includes a simple presentation followed by a producer question and answer session.

Paycheck Protection Program Zoom April 8, 2020

Please contact Nicole Tommell at nt375@cornell.edu or Myron Thurston at myron.thurston@cornell.edu if you have any questions.


Prevention & Control of the Novel Coronavirus for Farms

Find the an article on how to prevent and control the Novel Coronavirus on farms at: Novel Coronavirus Prevention & Control for Farms

Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations

Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations release from New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets on March 22, 2020.  Find article here

Links to Services

As we navigate through some very uncharted territory over the next few days/weeks/ months, the CNYDFLC team would like to offer you a list of services that may be of help to your farm business. Remember, our entire team is only a phone call, email or video conference away. Please do not hesitate to contact us if a need arises, we will do our best to assist you in the ways previously mentioned.  Find our contact information for each team member on the Contact Us page.

The list of websites and/or phone numbers can be found at our Resource page


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