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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Event Details


March 30, 2017


8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Wegman Lodge
2222 St. Paul Street, Seneca Park
Rochester, NY 14621


$30.00 Includes lunch, door prize & handbook


CCE - Monroe County
Jarmila Haseler

Getting Started in Agritourism Workshop, Creating a Destination Farm

March 30, 2017

Getting Started in Agritourism Workshop, Creating a Destination Farm
This workshop is the first of the series designed to help farmers build necessary skills and parterships, scale their business and create sales by expanding from purely agricultural operations to creating an experience-based "destination" farm for public. This session, the first of the series, will cover the key aspects of running an Agritourism business, including event selection and planning, attracting visitors through strategic marketing and use of social media, the new industry's dimension and insurance coverage.

The participants will hear the industry experts:
  • Greg LaDuca and Cailin Lawrence of Visit Rochester discussing tactics on connecting farmers and visitors through partnership and strategic marketing. 
  • Bill Wickham of Wickham Farms, Laura Faulk of Experience The Finger Lakes, Joe Hurtley of Kettle Ridge Farm and Amy Machamer of Hurd Orchards will share tips on scaling up and building a successful business from U-pick to full entertainment farm. 
  • Monika Roth of CCE Tompkins County will talk about new dimensions of Agritourism and 
  • Mike Southcott of National Insurance will cover the risk management issues. 

The participants will also receive a workbook to help them start developing their own plan. 

Registration fee includes lunch, raffle for a book signing session and a raffle. The participants are encouraged to bring their business cards; only those will be entered into the raffle basket!

Registration link: click here

Getting Started in Agritourism Workshop Flyer (PDF; 201KB)











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Upcoming Events

Malting Barley, Wheat & Rye Twilight Tour

June 21, 2018
5:30 p.m
Geneva, NY

Come walk through the Cornell winter malting barley, wheat and hybrid rye variety trial and take a tour of all the varieties being tested in 2018.

See which varieties will look good on your farm next year!

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2018 CCE Adirondack Summer Excursion

July 21, 2018
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Utica, NY

The New York State Association of Agricultural County Agents (NYSACAA) is dedicated to providing members of Cornell Cooperative Extension community with continuing education, a voice on campus and ways to keep connected with each other. Regional, statewide and national meetings bring members together for professional improvement and social interaction. 

The board of directors has once again endorsed a summer social event to bring extension folks from across the state together this summer on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad
( You do not have to be a NYSACAA member to join us! This excursion is open to all county, regional and campus employees and their families. It is unfortunate that there are county fairs in progress on that day, however this was the best choice for railroad operation purposes. 

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Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Check back periodically for more updates.
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1st Cutting Forage Quality Update - May 18, 2018

This is the first week of monitoring 1st cutting for quality this year. Our procedure consists of using alfalfa height to predict Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) for alfalfa, alfalfa/grass mixed and grass stands. Alfalfa height has proven to be a reliable indicator of NDF values in the field. Click here for the rest of the information and chart.

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