Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

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

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  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Ag Focus Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Cornell University, in partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations in ten counties contribute to the NWNY Team so that producers in their counties have access to affordable production education.  These counties are:  Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.  
The team specialists provide education in four program areas:
  • Dairy Management- Calf Care, Precision Feed Management, Cow Comfort, Discussion Groups, Upgrading Dairy Employee Skills, Hoof Health & Lameness, Quality Milk Production & Bilingual Labor Management Facilitation.
  • Farm Business- Dairy Farm Business Summary (DFBS) Program, Economic Analysis, Farm Financial Management, Education and Business Transition to a New Generation.
  • Field Crops- Grain and Forage Production & Storage, Integrated Pest Management, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, Corn, Soybean & Wheat Congresses and On-Farm Applied Research.
  • Small Farms & Livestock- Pasture Walks, Livestock Educational Programs, Grazing Management & Plan Development and Beginning Farmer Education.
  • Precision Ag - Advanced Agricultural Engineering Technologies, Power and Machinery, Management and Adoption, Philosophy and Creating of Management Zones, Decision-Making Tools and Variable Rate Applications, Data Management and On-Farm Applied Research.
Other benefits you receive from enrollment:
• Telephone/email consultations with an area specialist.
• Educational meetings and conferences - reduced registration fees for Congresses.
• Direct mailings for special events or important information for your farm.
• In-field educational opportunities - specialists visit your farm to share information or problem-solve, upon request.
• Conduct/coordinate on-farm research trials in the region


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Business Name
First Name Last Name
Address 1 Address 2
City State Zip
Phone Cell
Email 1 Email 2
Please select ALL counties that you farm or conduct business:
 
Genesee
Livingston
Monroe
Niagara
Ontario
Orleans
Seneca
Wayne
Wyoming
Yates

If other County, please enter name(s)
Please select ALL areas of interest:
 
Beginning Farms
Bilingual
Business
Dairy
Forages
Grains
Grazing
Livestock - Beef
Livestock - Swine
Livestock - Goats
Livestock - Sheep
Livestock - Poultry
Livestock - Business
Livestock - Animal Welfare
Livestock - Marketing
Livestock - Milk & Meat Processing
Organic
Pests
Precision Ag
Soil
NWNY Enrollment
In Region Enrollment
In Region ($65.00) - for those that live, farm or conduct agricultural services within participating counties (listed above).
Out-of-Region ($130.00) - for those outside of the participating counties.
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calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training - Newfane, NY

November 9, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Newfane, NY

Becoming BQA certified allows you to share your story and ensure consumers that you are responsibly raising safe, wholesome and healthy beef. 
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*NEW* Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Homer, NY

November 12, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Homer, NY

Milk Quality Management in AMS systems will be our first topic, with future discussion group topics to include: lameness and cow comfort, milk production, AMS daily task efficiency, and AMS maintenance. 
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*NEW* Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Ellicottville, NY

November 13, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Ellicottville, NY

Milk Quality Management in AMS systems will be our first topic, with future discussion group topics to include: lameness and cow comfort, milk production, AMS daily task efficiency, and AMS maintenance. 
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Announcements

Showcasing Energy Efficiency Technologies on the Farm

Van Lieshout Dairy Farm Open House


When: Friday October 25th, 10am-noon

Location: Van Lieshout's Dairy Farm, 4775 Oak Orchard Road, Albion, NY 

Please Join us for a morning of presentations and tours at the Van Lieshout Dairy Farm in Albion, NY, as we highlight energy efficiency upgrades and resources available to NY Farmers.

By participating in NYSERDA's Agriculture Energy Audit Program, the Van Lieshout Dairy Farm received a no-cost energy audit. Equipped with the results of the energy audit, the Van Lieshout Dairy farm worked with National Grid to install robotic milking equipment and other energy efficient equipment.

National Grid's Energy Efficiency and Economic Development programs provided approximately $90,000.00 of funds to the project. By purchasing highly efficient products, the Van Lieshout's will save an estimated 311,000 kWh per year, which equates to approximately $31,000.00 per year in electrical costs.

Hear directly from the Cindy Van Lieshout about her family's experience with various programs and services they used to help the farm become energy efficient and sustainable. The Van Lieshout Dairy Farm, a third-generation family owned and run operation, has been in business since 1978. Investing in energy efficiency and making these upgrades will better position Cindy's son, Garrett to manage the business in the future as the current generation prepares to retire in a few years.

The Van Lieshout's completed a Cornell Dairy Farm Business Summary on an annual basis to assess their business and plan for a sustainable future. For this project, they used Pro-Dairy's Dairy Acceleration Program, now known as the Dairy Advancement Program, funded through New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to cost share their facility engineering.

Representatives from NSYERDA, National Grid, and Cornell Cooperative Extension will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the newly installed equipment. Light Refreshments will be provided.
For more Information Contact:
Lisa Coven at lisac@ensave.com 800-732-1399
Margaret Quaassdorff at maq27@cornell.edu 585-405-2567
Jay Snyder at John.Snyderjr@nationalgrid.com 716-517-5515


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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