Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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Event Details


September 30, 2017


10:00 am - 2:00 pm


$100.00 Includes lunch & materials
(additional attendee $50.00 ea.)


Barb Jones

Pre-Registration Deadline: September 25, 2017

Southern Tier Stocker Initiative "Short Course"

September 30, 2017

The course begins September 30, 2017 and includes 3-4 sessions. Depending on interest more sessions will be scheduled starting in January. Live sessions will be held in the Belmont (Allegany County) NY, with remote locations in Cayuga, Chautauqua, Jefferson and Delaware Counties. With interest other remote locations may be added.

For more information contact:

Audia Denton, Stocker Short Course Coordinator:

Mike Baker, Cornell Beef Specialist: or 607-255-5923











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Upcoming Events

Feed Dealer's Meeting

December 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.

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

December 6 - December 7, 2017

East Syracuse, NY

Registration Now Open!

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

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Navigating the Ag Labor Maze

December 7, 2017
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Geneva, NY

Do you hire, or are considering hiring, migrant or foreign-born labor? Do you want to improve your skills in supervising employees who come from diffeent cultures, especially workers from Mexico and Central America?

This workshop is for you!

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NMPF Recommends Dairies DO NOT report air emissions just yet

By: Karl Czymmek and Curt Gooch

Based on new information from NMPF, producers SHOULD NOT report before next Wednesday, November 15, 2017. 

NMPF indicates that this action is unrelated to the deadline extension request that is under legal review. We will pass on new information about the possible extension as it becomes available, probably sometime next week.

EPA has released the following statement:

“Farms with continuous releases must submit their initial continuous release notification starting on November 15, 2017.

Due to the potential for large call volumes to the National Response Center (NRC), we are establishing an email option for initial continuous release notifications. The system should be available by November 15, 2017.

Farm owners/operators may use the email option once it is available, rather than calling the NRC. This expedited option will allow one email notification for owners/operators with multiple farms.”

Late yesterday afternoon, PRO-DAIRY staff spoke with NMPF legal counsel. There is a lot going on to address a range of concerns generated by EPA’s emission reporting deadline under CERCLA that was announced on 10-26-17. EPA has filed a motion requesting that the court extend the stay on its mandate to end the 2008 exemption, which will trigger the reporting requirement. Specifically, the court asked for the November 15, 2017 deadline to be extended at least through January 17, 2018 to give EPA a chance to submit its interpretation that EPCRA 304 reporting is not necessary to a rulemaking process and to allow it to refine the CERCLA reporting form. This will also give farms time to understand the reporting requirements. For this reason, NMPF recommends that farms do NOT call the National Response Center (NRC) at least until November 15 and, then only if the court does not extend the deadline. Reportedly, some dairy farms in the US have called and this has prompted unannounced response by police and/or fire departments.

In the meantime, farms can discuss an approach with legal counsel and may consider an estimation tool to use when the time comes. EPA has indicated that a good faith estimate of emissions includes use of a range of methods or tools. EPA has provided, and NMPF also supports, using the emissions estimation factors for ammonia and hydrogen sulfide that are found on the last page of the document at the Dairy Operation" Continuous Release Report Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) link.

Using the high daily emissions factor from the link above, it would take 1,428 cows to trigger the 100 pounds of ammonia threshold. The advantage of the document is ease of use (one high and low threshold factor for total herd count) and it also includes an emissions factor for hydrogen sulfide. Depending on farm goals and risk assessment, producers may consider estimating ammonia emissions by using the University of Nebraska worksheet (also provided on the EPA website), or the PRO-DAIRY dairy specific ammonia worksheet based on the University of Nebraska tool.

When we last visited the hydrogen sulfide emissions topic in 2009, we concluded that it would take several thousand cows to trigger the 100 pound daily emission threshold. As a result, in any situation we can imagine, ammonia emissions should trigger the reporting threshold well before hydrogen sulfide. 

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