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Upcoming Events

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 150: Farm Woodlot Management

September 27 - November 1, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Assessing the economic potential of a managed forest

Woodlots are a common feature of most farms in the eastern US, and are often overlooked for the value they might bring to the landowner and to farm enterprises. Farmers and woodland owners need to recognize the potential values of their woodland resource, be familiar with common ways a woodland can add value, and identify how the woodland will support the interests of the owner.

During this course, we will examine the methods to assess forest resources and discuss common woodland activities such as cutting firewood, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for wildlife and long-term forest health.

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CLASS CANCELLED Bovine Reproduction and A.I. Training Course in Spanish CLASS CANCELLED

September 29 - September 30, 2016
9:30am- 3:30pm
Stafford, NY

During the last week of September we will be offering a Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training Course in collaboration of Genex Cooperative, Inc. This two-day class will be offered once in Spanish and once in English. Registration is limited to 15 participants per two-day class.
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Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 101: Starting at Square One

September 29 - November 3, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This course helps new and aspiring farmers take the first steps toward setting goals, assessing resources available (physical, financial, and personal), and exploring enterprises that are the best fit for you and your land. Carefully defining what you want to do and how you will do it is a key element of any successful new farm enterprise.
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Latest Dairy Market Watch

An educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. How to Read Dairy Market Watch. Dairy Market Watch -  September 2016

The Academy for Dairy Executives

Developing Management and Leadership Skills. Registration deadline: October 15, 2016. Registration link

Working Through the Drought of 2016

The September issue of our newsletter focused on dealing with what Mother Nature has dealt us this growing season. We are posting it to provide the information in a timely manner. Click here to view the September issue of Ag Focus.

Fall Feeding Decision Tools

Many farms in the Lake Plains and Finger Lakes Regions in New York have diminished forage supply for the feeding season we are about to enter. Drought conditions have challenged our production systems in 2016. Here are some tools to help with decision making. Click on link for Fall Feeding Decision Tools.

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