Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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If you know which specialist or staff member you would like to reach, you can find their contact information 
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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


Brandie Waite

Brandie Waite

Administrative Assistant

CCE Genesee County
420 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020-2599

phone 585-343-3040 x138
fax 585-343-1275



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calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Weed Resistance Management Demonstration and Plot Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Come join us on July 23 in Seneca County at Quinten Good's farm for a demonstration and walking tour of 16 different pre- and post-emergence treatments in soybean and 12 different treatments and combinations in corn.
  • Tall waterhemp and marestail are two weeds that are resistant to glyphosate and ALS herbicide modes of action in the WNY and Finger Lakes regions.
  • Each year the number of acres with resistant weed populations expands.
  • For herbicides to be an effective tool in weed management, we have to know what chemistries & application timings are most effective against these resistant weeds.

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Income and Real Property Tax Primer-A Learning Circle for Women Non-Operating Land Owners of Ag Land

July 24, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Portageville, NY

For many of us taxes can be a mystery, let's have a conversation with the experts about the tax considerations agricultural landowners need to think about. 
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Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers-Cancelled!

July 29, 2019
12:45 - 4 pm

The Finger Lakes Graziers pasture walk has been cancelled due to some scheduling conflicts. 
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Announcements

RMA Announces Additional One-time Changes to Prevented Planting Provisions

June 29, 2019

RMA Announces Additional One-time Changes to Prevented Planting Provisions
for 2019 Crop Year

In response to delayed and prevented planting resulting from above average rainfall and wetness, the USDA Risk Management Agency has made a one-time change to the 2019 crop year prevented planting rules that effectively allows silage corn, if planted as a cover crop following local agricultural expert guidelines, to be acceptable as a post-prevented planting cover crop. Under this one-time rule change, producers are allowed to produce this crop while retaining their prevented planting payment. This change couples with previously announced one-time changes to the prevented planting rules - including expanded acceptable uses for post-prevented planting cover crops and a change in the cover crop haying and grazing start date rule - serve to help those struggling to meet their forage needs due to the weather.

Read the full article from the New York Crop Insurance Education Program.

The USDA-RMA states that "For crop insurance purposes, a cover crop is a crop generally recognized by agricultural experts as agronomically sound for the area for erosion control or other purposes related to conservation or soil improvement." PRO-DAIRY specialists Joe Lawrence and Karl Czymmek and Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Professor and Director of Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program have released a letter stating "Corn on Prevented Planting acres meets these objectives."


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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