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
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

Beef Quality Assurance Training

July 30, 2018
6:00 pm
Oneonta, NY

Beef Quality Assurance "BQA" Training

When: Monday, July 30th, at 6:00pm
Where: Maidens Farm - 477 County Road 11, Oneonta NY 13820
Cost: $15 (beverages, pizza, dessert provided)
Registration: Deadline July 27, 2018

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Beef Producer Meeting

July 31, 2018
6:30 pm
Hubbardsville, NY

The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a meeting for local beef producers.

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Welcome Nicole Tommell~Farm Business Management Specialist

We welcome Nicole Tommell as the new agricultural business management specialist on the Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops team. Nicole will provide leadership for planning and developing programing that emphasizes business management and profitability. Thanks to the CCE associations in the region and Cornell for expanding our team's capacity to meet the educational needs of the ag industry in Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga and Schoharie Counties.

Nicole received her Bachelor of Technology degree from SUNY Cobleskill in Agricultural Business. She also holds a Masters in Agricultural Education from North Carolina State University. Before joining the team, Nicole was a Visiting Instructor at SUNY Cobleskill teaching courses ranging from agricultural business to animal science. She has also managed a diversified cattle operation she owns with her husband.

Her primary goal will be to provide business analysis, planning and development support for agricultural businesses in the region. Please welcome Nicole to the team.

You can reach Nicole at:
Phone: 315-867-6001
E-mail: nt375@cornell.edu

See her bio at: https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/specialist.php?id=43

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