Specialists

David Balbian
Dave Balbian is the dairy management specialist on the team.  He received his Bachelors Degree in Agriculture Education from Cornell University and his Masters from the College of Saint Rose.  Prior to his appointment, Balbian was a Territory Manager for Nutrena Feeds out of the Port of Albany Mill covering six counties. He has had previous extension experience working for Cooperative Extension in Saratoga and Rensselaer counties as the dairy agent.

Kevin Ganoe
Kevin Ganoe is the field crop specialist and team leader. He received his BS in Plant Science from Penn State University and a Master's of Science in Agronomy also from Penn State.  Kevin was previously the field crops agent for Erie and Crawford counties in Pennsylvania and worked as a research aid to the corn specialist at Penn State.  

Ashley McFarland
Ashley McFarland received her Animal Science BT degree at SUNY Cobleskill and BS at The Ohio State University. Previously, she was a herd health manager for a beef operation and worked for Agri-King Nutrition as a dairy nutrition consultant.  




Kevin Ganoe

Kevin Ganoe

Area Field Crop Specialist

Areas of Interest: Field Crops

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David Balbian

David Balbian

Area Dairy Specialist

Areas of Interest: Dairy Management

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Ashley McFarland

Ashley McFarland

Area Livestock Specialist

Areas of Interest: Livestock

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Upcoming Events

Summer Dairy Research Update: Heifer Reproduction ~ Hypocalcemia

August 23, 2017
7-9 pm, Optional farm tour at 6 pm
Amsterdam, NY

"Reducing Replacement Heifers Rearing Cost through Improved Reproductive Management" and "Fresh Cow Calcium Supplementation- To Treat or Not to Treat" will be the two subjects at the Summer Dairy Research Update sponsored by PRO-DAIRY.
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2017 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Stillwater

August 28, 2017
1-3:30 pm
Stillwater, NY

With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

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2017 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Cooperstown

August 29, 2017
1-3:30 pm
Cooperstown, NY

With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

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