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 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

Dairy Alternatives Meeting ~ Fonda

January 17, 2019

Fonda, NY

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

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2019
1-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY

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Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Herkimer County

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

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Announcements

New Farmers Grant Fund Accepting Applications from Early-Stage Farmers

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

New Farmers Grant Fund Accepting Applications from Early-Stage Farmers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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