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VIDEO: Cash Flow Management and the Annual Operating Cycle

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: February 12, 2021

CCE ENYCH Ag Business Educator, Elizabeth Higgins's program on cash flow management and the annual operating cycle. Lack of cash is one of the primary reasons why small businesses fail. Learn to to use various tools and strategies like loans, lines of credit, managing timing of payments,


VIDEO: Credit as a Risk Management Tool

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: February 12, 2021

Not all debt is created equal. Some loans leverage other peoples money to help you make money, some loans just dig you further in a hole. Can you tell the difference? Join CCE CAAHP Ag Business Educator, Dayton Maxwell, for a program on Assessing and Using Credit in Your Agricultural Business.


VIDEO: Knowing Input Costs to Maximize Profits & Seed Buying Example

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: February 12, 2021

CCE CNY Dairy and Field Crops Ag Business Educator, Nicole Tommell on managing your input costs in your farm business. Managing your costs is a key aspect of being profitable.


PPP and EIDL Fact Sheet #4

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: August 31, 2020

PPP Update


CARES Act's Emergency Resources for Farm Businesses: PPP

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 2, 2020

The recent CARES Act provided additional emergency funding through Small Business Administration (SBA) for businesses who are facing losses due to CORVID-19.  


Are you ready for tax season?

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

With the ushering in of the New Year, many farm businesses begin preparing for tax season.  Whether you use QuickBooks, Excel or a ledger book system, accurate record keeping is essential for a smooth accounting session.  Some farm families' visit with their accountants during the 4th quarter to begin compiling information needed to complete their tax documents.  Unfortunately due to our tough harvest season, many may not have had the opportunity to visit with their tax professional.  


Human Resource Management: The devil is in the details…

Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist/Team Leader
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

Now that tax season is coming to a close, machinery is prepped and ready for impending field work, I would like to challenge farm owners to review any human resource items that may have been overlooked after January 1st.  Although it seems redundant, a short review of all necessary trainings and employee files will be beneficial for the employee and the employer.  


When Planting Goes Wrong...

Kevin Ganoe, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: April 15, 2019

Prevented Planting & Replant Provision in Crop Insurance - 2019 Crop Year NY


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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We Want to Collect Your Cereal Leaf Beetle Larvae!

Many of you have had issues with cereal leaf beetle in small grains. In the late 1960s and 1970s, USDA released a parasitoid the controlled cereal leaf beetle at very high levels. It was established and did a good job on control for many decades. In some parts of NYS there are very low levels of these parasitoids. We are looking to reestablish them in those areas. In 2020 NYS IPM (Jaime Cummings) conducted a survey on the percent parasitism of cereal leaf beetle larvae in several areas of the state.

Most areas of the state are very low. We are looking to conduct the same survey in 2021 as well as continuing to develop a parasitoid insectary refuge on the Cornell Farm in Aurora. This can help us reestablish the parasitoid in areas of the state that might need them. If you have cereal leaf beetle in your fields please let Erik Smith (eas56@cornell.edu) or Ken Wise (klw24@cornell.edu) know and we can come and collect them. We will also let you know the rates of parasitism of the beetles in your fields.


Farmland Protection Implementation Grants Program

$52.5 MILLION AVAILABLE TO PROTECT NEW YORK FARMLAND
 
State Dedicates Highest Level of Funding Ever to Protect Valuable and At-Risk Farmland 

Each of New York's 10 Regions Will Be Allocated $5 Million for Conservation Easement Projects 


Eligibility Opportunities Expanded to Agroforestry, Equine, and Wine Sectors
Round 18 FPIG continues New York State's commitment to provide financial assistance to locally led farmland protection efforts. The Farmland Protection Implementation Grants Program provides financial assistance to counties, municipalities, soil and water conservation districts, and land trusts to enable them to implement farmland protection activities consistent with local agricultural and farmland protection plans. The most frequently funded activity is the purchase of agricultural conservation easements on individual farms. However, the program may also award funding to enable other implementation activities, such as amendments to local laws affecting agriculture, option agreements, and covering the transaction costs of donated agricultural conservation easements.

All farmland protection project applications must be submitted electronically through the New York State Grants Gateway. More information regarding the Grants Gateway can be found here.

Municipalities, counties, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and land trusts are eligible to apply for grants of up to $2 million each to help offset the costs of individual conservation easement projects that protect viable agricultural land from being converted to non-agricultural use.
 
Eligibility criteria for the program have been adjusted to include the agroforestry, equine, and wine sectors, reflecting New York's diverse agricultural industry.  In addition, other closely aligned State goals have been integrated into the eligibility criteria to allow multiple objectives for certain projects, including food security, climate resiliency, and source water protection.  Another first for the program, an incentive payment is now available to participating landowners whose project specifically incorporates climate resiliency or source water protection. Soil health assessments are also now an eligible project cost.
 
There is no application deadline and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until available funds have been awarded to eligible projects. 
 
This funding opportunity continues the state's commitment to provide financial and technical assistance for farmland protection on a predictable two-year cycle and builds on the recent additions of the successful FPIG Dairy Transitions Farmland Protection Initiative and the FPIG Farm Operations in Transition Farmland Protection Initiative.