Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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  • Dairy Management
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  • Field Crops
  • Livestock & Small Farms

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
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  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team
420 East Main St.
Batavia, NY 14020-2599
Phone: (585) 343-3040 ext. 138



Libby Eiholzer

Libby Eiholzer

Bilingual Dairy

CCE Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424-1049

cell 607-793-4847
fax 585-394-0377


Nancy Glazier

Nancy Glazier

Small Farms & Livestock

CCE Yates County
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527-1130

phone 315-536-5123
cell 585-315-7746
fax 315-536-5117


John Hanchar

John Hanchar

Farm Business Management

CCE Livingston County
3 Murray Hill Drive
Mt. Morris, NY 14510-1153

phone 585-991-5438
cell 585-233-9249
fax 585-991-5434


Ali Nafchi

Ali Nafchi

Precision Ag

CCE Genesee County
420 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

cell 585 313-6197


Joan Sinclair Petzen

Joan Sinclair Petzen

Farm Business Management

CCE Wyoming County
401 North Main Street
Warsaw, NY 14569-1091

phone 585-786-2251 x122
cell 716-378-5267
fax 585-786-5148


Jodi Putman

Jodi Putman

Field Crops

CCE Livingston County
3 Murray Hill Drive
Mount Morris, NY 14510-1153

phone 585-991-5437
cell 585-208-8209


Margaret Quaassdorff

Margaret Quaassdorff

Dairy Management Specialist

CCE Genesee County
420 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

cell 585-405-2567


Mike Stanyard

Mike Stanyard

Team Leader, Field Crops

CCE Wayne County
1581 Route 88 North
Newark, NY 14513-9739

phone 315-331-8415 x123
cell 585-764-8452
fax 315-331-8411



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Upcoming Events

AGROTOURISM - FREE FARMER TRAINING! ENROLL and GROW YOUR BUSINESS

May 9 - March 1, 2020

Rochester, NY

Expand your farm operations by starting Agritourism, either as your primary or as an add-on activity on your farm. Increasing your farm visibility, connecting with the community, educating the public, creating new local markets, sharing your knowledge and pride - these are just a few attributes that come with Agritourism.

We are inviting all farmers in the Genesee Valley Region (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates) to enroll in this FREE Agritourism Farmer Training program.  
The class size is limited.  We are looking for a group of 10-12 farmers to teach them how to successfully develop and execute Agritourism events in their farm and grow their business.

The training is funded by the Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority in support of local farmers, agriculture and food industry. 


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Calling all 9th-12th graders! 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Day at Genesee Community College

May 21, 2019
9:00 am - 1:30 pm Register by Friday May 10th! $15/per person includes lunch
Batavia, NY

Calling all 9th-12th graders!  We have an exciting new program for students interested in technology, science, engineering, and agriculture!
Would you like to:
  • Learn about how Drones collect information
  • Check out some potential career opportunities that have new and ever-changing technology
  • Learn how these technologies can be used in our own backyards in WNY
  • Discover potential and exciting career opportunities

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Human Resource Management on the Farm - 2 sessions! Register by Friday 5/17!!

May 21 - May 22, 2019
12:00 - 2:00 pm (2 sessions! Day 1 CCE- Ontario, or Day 2 CCE - Wyoming)

Are you looking for motivation and resources to implement new Human Resource Management practices on your farm?

Join us for one of two sessions in WNY this spring. At each session, we'll discuss:

  • What Human Resource Management is, and why it's important on your farm
  • Examples of different Human Resource Management practices and how to implement them
In addition, you will:
  • Complete a self-assessment to determine the areas of highest priority for your farm
  • Hear from several local dairy farmers who have recently implemented new HRM practices on their farms.
  • Go home with a plan of action and resources to help you accomplish your HRM goals

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Announcements

USDA Announces New Decision Tool for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2019 ? Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today the availability of a new web-based tool - developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin - to help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

The 2018 Farm Bill authorized
DMC, a voluntary risk management program that offers financial protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. It replaces the program previously known as the Margin Protection Program for Dairy. Sign up for this USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) program opens on June 17.

"With sign-up for the
DMC program just weeks away, we encourage producers to use this new support tool to help make decisions on participation in the program," Secretary Perdue said. "Dairy producers have faced tough challenges over the years, but the DMC program should help producers better weather the ups and downs in the industry."

The University of Wisconsin launched the decision support tool in cooperation with FSA and funded through a cooperative agreement with the USDA Office of the Chief Economist. The tool was designed to help producers determine the level of coverage under a variety of conditions that will provide them with the strongest financial safety net. It allows farmers to simplify their coverage level selection by combining operation data and other key variables to calculate coverage needs based on price projections.

The decision tool assists producers with calculating total premiums costs and administrative fees associated with participation in
DMC. It also forecasts payments that will be made during the coverage year.

"
The new Dairy Margin Coverage program offers very appealing options for all dairy farmers to reduce their net income risk due to volatility in milk or feed prices," said Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin, Madison. "Higher coverage levels, monthly payments, and more flexible production coverage options are especially helpful for the sizable majority of farms who can cover much of their milk production with the new five million pound maximum for Tier 1 premiums. This program deserves the careful consideration of all dairy farmers."

For more information, access the tool at fsa.usda.gov/dmc-tool. For
DMC sign up, eligibility and related program information, visit fsa.usda.gov or contact your local USDA Service Center. To locate your local FSA office, visit farmers.gov/service-locator.


New Guidance for Mortality Disposal Issued

NYS Department of Ag and Markets has posted guidelines on disposal of livestock carcasses, in response to reports that some rendering companies have halted pickups from farms.

https://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=761&crumb=dairy|1

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