Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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  • Dairy Management
  • Farm Business Management
  • Field Crops
  • Livestock & Small Farms

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
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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

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Penn Yan

September 17, 2019
10:00am to Noon
Penn Yan, NY

Corn silage harvest is drawing near. The way corn silage is harvested and stored is a single event that affects your operation for the entire next year. Are you prepared to set your operation up for success? 
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Ontario County Fun on the Farm

September 21, 2019
11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Seneca Castle, NY

Fun on the Farm works to educate non-farm public and our neighbors about agriculture around them. It is fun and educational.

Fun on the Farm attracts thousands of people and gives us the opportunity to communicate to the community the benefits of the agricultural production in Ontario County, the state, and the nation.

The event is free! There are many agricultural products that are available to be sampled. It is the perfect place to try that product you have seen in the store but didn't want to commit to purchasing.

Food is available to purchase for lunch. It is provided by a local service group.
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Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

September 24 - September 25, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Shortsville, NY

**CLASS IS FULL**

This two-day AI workshop will be held on September 24 and 25. 

Topics covered will include:

• Reproductive Physiology
• Synchronization Protocols
• Heat Detection
• Artificial Insemination
• Proper Thawing of Semen
• Loading A.I. guns
• Practice Breeding Cows

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Announcements

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

If you're wondering how to get your farm business in compliance with NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations, you've come to the right place.  The 2018 New York State budget included new regulations addressing sexual harassment in the workplace that became effective on October 9, 2018 for all New York employers, including agricultural employers. All employers are required to have a sexual harassment prevention policy and to provide annual, interactive sexual harassment prevention training for all employees.  Check out the resources developed by Cornell Ag Workforce Development, including step-by-step instructions and farm-friendly training videos.


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."


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