December 4 - December 5, 2013
RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY 14467
HostNorthwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops
(585) 343-3040 x138
email Cathy Wallace
EVENT HAS PASSED
Calf Congress 2013 - "Growing the Next Generation"December 4 - December 5, 2013
A variety of calf management topics will be presented of interest to dairy producers and agriservice personnel alike. The focus will be on the young dairy replacement heifer. The format includes a pre-conference evening reception and dinner with presentations and a panel discussion followed by a full day of speakers concluding with a moderated panel discussion.
Calf Congress Mail-In Form (PDF; 443KB)
Margin Protection Program for Dairy
September 23, 2014This is your opportunity to learn more about the USDA Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy.
varies by location
Thirteen times at eight different locations across the Northwest New York Region producers will have the opportunity to participate in a live webinar with nationally renowned milk marketing expert, Dr. Andrew Novakovic, from Cornell University, has been part of a National Program on Dairy Markets and Policy Team developing materials to assist farmer in understanding this new program and aid them in deciding how to participate.
2014 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium
October 3 - October 4, 2014The 2014 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium will be held on Friday afternoon 3 October at the Cornell University Ruminant Center near Harford, NY and Saturday 4 October in Morrison Hall at the Cornell University campus.
Fri 1 pm-5:30 pm, Sat 7:45 am - 6 pm
Harford and Ithaca, NY
BQA in a Day, Beef Quality Assurance Workshop
October 11, 2014Register early! Class size is limited!!
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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