Dairy

DairyDairy is the leading agricultural industry in New York State, and the state ranks third in the country for milk production. Our seven counties in central New York form a vibrant dairy region, with 915 dairy farms of many different sizes and production systems. The value of product sold annually is over 244 million dollars.





Past Relevant Events

Open House / Drive Yourself Tour

August 19, 2014
10:30am - 3:00pm

Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers Webinars

September 23, 2014
10am-noon, 1-3pm, 7-9pm

Calf Management Training - Ballston Spa

October 28 - November 13, 2014
6:30pm-9:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Most Recent Dairy Content

Hoards Dairyman Article: They Bulked up Component Production

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: July 18, 2018

Although the NYFVI Grant using precision feed management to improve profitability on dairy farms is complete, an article about success on two participating farms appeared in the April 10, 2018 issue of Hoard's Dairyman.


Brainstorming Ideas to Keep Cows Milking with This Year's Wet Weather

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: June 16, 2017

Rain that never seems to stop has caused lots of frustration. Attached are some ideas to consider to overcome the effects of late harvested 1st cutting on milk production. 

Do's and Don'ts When Facing Financial Difficulty

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: August 1, 2016

The following, prepared by Wayne A. Knoblauch, Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Management Cornell University in 2009, is applicable today.  

Article was reprinted in the August 2016 issue of the Central New York Dairy News





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Upcoming Events

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Madison County

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 26, 2019
1-3 pm
Morrisville, NY

Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2018 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2019.
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Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Norwich location

March 26, 2019
6-8 pm
Norwich, NY

Three locations to choose from.
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Microenterprise Training Classes

March 26 - April 16, 2019
7pm-9pm
Fonda, NY

The Montgomery County Business Development Center (MCBDC) and Montgomery County Soil and Water Department are administering a Montgomery County Agriculture Microenterprise Program (MCAMP) that will provide grants to eligible agricultural entrepreneurs and business owners that want to establish or expand an existing business located within Montgomery County. Agricultural microenterprises can receive grants of up to $25,000 to assist with startup or expansion costs. 
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