The Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops is Your Trusted Source for Research-Based Knowledge
September 9 - September 10, 2014For cattle producers and their employees. Spanish Translations available.
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Actual practice of Insemination Techniques!
Twilight Pasture Walk - Sweet Grass Meats Farm
September 10, 2014Join us at Sweet Grass Meats for a tour of their beef and sheep grazing operation and to learn more about how they market grass-fed lamb, beef and pastured pork through an on-farm store and regional buyers club. Network with other graziers, and join in the discussions on multi-species grass-fed production.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Calf & Heifer Congress 2014 - "Birth to Breeding"
December 10 - December 11, 2014The Calf & Heifer Congress 2014 - "Birth to Breeding" is the fourth in a series of dairy replacement conferences presented by Cornell University Extension and the Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program.
2014 Cornell Field Crop Guidelines AvailableThe 2014 edition of the Cornell Integrated Field Crop Management Guidelines is available. The Cornell Guide for Integrated Field Crop Management provides up-to-date field crop production and pest management information for New York State. It has been designed as a practical guide for field crop producers, crop consultants, pesticide dealers, and others who advise field crop producers. Crops included in this Guide include field corn, forages, small grains, and soybeans. The cost of this guide is $25 plus shipping. You can order this publication, or other Cornell Guidelines, through Cornell Copperative Extension offices or from the Cornell Store at Cornell University at 800-624-4080.
Social Media, New Tools for ExtensionRapid communication is critical to the success of the agricultural industry. Many farmers use phone, email, and traditional websites every day. However social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Maps, and blogs are just beginning to be used to share timely information in order broaden the reach of Extension. The NWNY Team is active on a number of these sites. We are on Facebook and new content is posted every week keeping farmers, industry, and the general public informed of current conditions in the field, national issues that impact western New York farms, and informational resources. Google Maps is currently being used to communicate the progress of 15 on-farm research locations in western New York through weekly photo and video uploads. Google Maps also has large potential as an Extension tool, including helping farmers to network in the region in the emerging malting barley industry, precision agriculture adaption, and local hay marketing. The team is also exploring the use of YouTube and Twitter to better serve the region in addition to updating the team's webpage and blogging.
Google Map for the Winter Small Grain Nitrogen Rate Trial: Map