Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

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

Enrollment Benefits

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

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Enrollment

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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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Please select ALL counties that you farm or conduct business:
 
Genesee
Livingston
Monroe
Niagara
Ontario
Orleans
Seneca
Wayne
Wyoming
Yates

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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.
Method of Newsletter Delivery $0.00 Email Only $25.00 Mail Paper Copy
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calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

July 18, 2019
7:00-9:00pm
Batavia, NY

After the day's work is done, come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's lab:
  • Strategies for improving dairy cattle reproductive performance and economics
  • Using automated sensors for improving dairy cattle health monitoring and management

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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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Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers

July 29, 2019
12:45 - 4 pm
Waterloo, NY

Join the Finger Lakes Graziers on a pasture walk and learn about soil health. 
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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.

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