Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

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

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Event Details


February 6 - February 7, 2018


Holiday Inn
441 Electronics Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088


$175.00 Early Registration before January 18, 2018

$250.00 Registration after January 18, 2018


North Country Regional Ag Team
Tatum Lanworthy

2018 Cow Comfort Conference, "The Latest Research in Cow Comfort"

February 6 - February 7, 2018

2018 Cow Comfort Conference,

The conference will open with Jessica Ziehm (NY Animal Agriculture Coalition) talking about animal welfare and what it means for the dairy industry, and presentations by DFA and Merck on how to prepare your farm for the worst, which will touch on animal abuse allegations and emergency preparedness. Other presentations include an update on lameness and cow comfort in tiestall dairies, maximizing cow comfort in the maternity pen (Dr. Katy Proudfoot, The Ohio State), and cow cooling and barn ventilation (Curt Gooch, Cornell University). Robotic milking herds will also be discussed with Dr. Trevor DeVries (University of Guelph) highlighting the latest data on cow comfort and lameness in robotic herds, and Jason Karszes (Cornell University) and Bruce Dehm (Dehm Associates) incorporating the economic and financial aspects of these milking systems. The conference will also feature vendors and booths to allow for networking and interaction with industry representatives and other producers.

Early registration has been extended until January 18, 2018

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Upcoming Events

Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshops

August 23 - August 24, 2018
Morning and Afternoon sessions

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? Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest workshops to hear the latest research-backed strategies you can implement on your dairy this corn silage season.

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2018 New York Corn & Soybean Yield Contest

August 25, 2018

See attached flyer for Contest Rules and Entry Form.
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No-Till & Never-Till Soil Health Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 28, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Stafford, NY

The Western New York Soil Health Alliance will be holding a Soil Health Workshop focusing on No-Till practices and benefits. They will be digging underground to look at a section of field that has NEVER had any tillage and compare it to the adjacent area with a history of tillage practices. In addition, there will be information on the problem of slugs and voles in the higher residue farming practices.
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Latest Dairy Market Watch

An educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. Dairy Market Watch - July 2018

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.|1

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