We have compiled a list of useful resources for farmers, consultants and agri-business professionals. We hope that these websites can provide you with additional information and guidance.



Links to Services

FDA Food Safety 

NY FarmNet: Hotline : 1-800-547-3276 (24 hr service)

Farm Partners (part of Bassett Health Care system and NYCAMH) 1-800-343-7527

County Health Departments:

Managing Stress- NY FarmNet Links

There are two articles on the NY FarmNet Farm Stress Management Page: Managing Stress in Unprecedented Times and Managing Financial Stress on the Farm in Uncertain Times.  Find this page at

Sometimes taking healthy steps on your own to lower stress is not enough, and that is ok. Recognize when you need more help. If problems continue, or you are thinking about suicide, talk to a doctor, social worker, or professional counselor.

NY FarmNet 1-800-547-3276
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) 
Crisis Text Line Text "GOT 5" to 741-741

Lameness in Dairy Cattle ~ Spanish

Cornell Cooperative Extension Spanish videos: 

El Manejo del Recorte de Pezuñas y Baños de Pie para reducir la cojera en vacas lecheras.
En este video corto, discutimos la importancia del recorte de las pezuñas y el manejo de los baños de pie para prevenir la cojera en vacas lecheras.

In this short video, we will discuss the importance of hoof trimming and footbath management to prevent lameness in dairy cows

Cornell Cooperative Extension Spanish videos: 

En este video corto, discutimos el impacto de la nutrición en la cojera, factores de riesgo y las mejores prácticas de manejo que deben ser implementadas para prevenir las vacas cojas.
In this short video, we will discuss the impact of nutrition on lameness, risk factors associated with nutrition and lameness, and best management practices for employees to use when working with groups of cows.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Spanish videos:

En este video corto, discutimos el impacto de las instalaciones y el manejo de las vacas en la cojera.

In this short video, we will discuss the impact of housing facilities and management on lameness, and some best management practices for employees.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Spanish videos:

En este video corto, describimos qué es la cojera y cómo podemos identificar las vacas cojas lo más rápido posible para mejorar su bienestar.

In this short video, we will discuss the impact of housing facilities and management on lameness, and some best management practices for employees.


Custom Rates & Fees

Here's the link to the 2022 Custom Rates & Fees sheet produced by CCE Franklin County. This is a useful guide in helping to determine what you should approximately be paying or charging. Reminder that this is an "estimate" or "guide" and not to be used as an established rate.  Also, note that it is usually updated yearly, sometimes every two years.

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Upcoming Events

DEC Pesticide Applicator Exam

April 19, 2024
Morrisville, NY

New York State Fiber Conference

June 9, 2024
Bouckville, NY

Theme for this year: Quality Matters


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?"

Farmers Can Join MeatSuite For Free! 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 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 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

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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.