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

Enrollee Login


Log In To Access:

  • Issues of Ag Focus Newsletters
  • Helpful Diagnostic Tool:
      What's wrong with my crop?

Event Details


December 6 - December 7, 2017


6301 State Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057


Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Cathy Wallace
585-343-3040 x138

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2017 "Rising Above the Challenges"

December 6 - December 7, 2017

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2017
Topics to be discussed:

  • The Big Picture of Calf Nutrition, Growth and Future Performance, Mike Van Amburgh, PhD, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University
  • Understanding the Basics of Rrepro Physiology for Successful Reproductive Management, Julio Giordano, DVM, PhD, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University
  • Impact of First Service Management Programs on the Performance and Economics of Heifers, Julio Giordano, DVM, PhD, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University
  • Genetic Considerations for  Heifer Fertility, Heather Huson, PhD, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University
  • A Look at the Economics of the Heifer Enterprise, Mike Overton, DVM, Dairy Analytics Advisor, Elanco
  • Calf Feeding Strategies to Overcome Health Challenges, Michael Ballou, PhD, Texas Tech University,  Breakfast & Presentation sponsored by: Milk Specialties Global
  • Salmonella dublin - Who, What, When, Where and Why, Belinda Thompson, DVM, Animal Health Diagnostic Lab, Cornell University
  • Salmonella dublin - Risk Factors, Public Health & Best Managemnet Practices for Control, Belinda Thompson, DVM, Animal Health Diagnostic Lab, Cornell University
  • Treatment of Calf Disease: The Next Paradigm Shift, Danielle, Mzyk, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University
  • Vaccinations, Immune Function and Salmonella Vaccine Research, Derek Foster, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University
  • Using Feed Additives to Alter the Microbiome & Improve Immunity & Health, Bill Stone, DVM, Technical Services Director, Diamond V
  • A Consultant's Tips on Preventing Diseases, Sue Puffenbarger, Land O' Lakes

Click here to view a video highlighting the excellent programming you can expect at Calf & Heifer Congress!

Registration is now open! For more details and to register click here

Sponsorship details click here.

Calf & Heifer Congress Agenda - 2017 (PDF; 386KB)











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? 

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.

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

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


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


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."