Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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  • 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

Date

March 16, 2018

Time

9:30am - 3:00 pm

Location

Blue Ribbon Restaurant
261 Main Street
Phelps, NY 14532

Cost

$75.00 Includes Lunch & Handouts
(additional attendee $75.00 ea.)
Includes Lunch & Handouts


Host

Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Cathy Wallace
585-343-3040 x138

Pre-Registration Deadline: March 5, 2018

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*** CLASS FULL *** Herd Manager Training - 2 Day Program, Day 1

March 16, 2018

*** CLASS FULL *** Herd Manager Training - 2 Day Program, Day 1
The Herd Manager Training is an educational program for dairy farmers, dairy farm employees and agri-service people who work directly with dairy cows. The program is designed to increase participant's knowledge of best management practices for dairy cattle management. Specifically the training will cover transition cow health monitoring, facilities and environmental impacts of transition cow management, antibiotic stewardship, ethical cull cow handling and decision making, body condition scoring as a monitoring tool and components of an effective local vet relationship.


Presenters:


  • Rob Lynch, DVM, Cornell ProDairy Dairy Herd Health & Management Specialist
Dr. Lynch has been a practicing veterinarian for over 20 years. He worked first in private practice serving dairy farmers in the Northeast. He later was a technical consultant with Zoetis for 8 years. He joined the ProDairy staff in 2016.

  • Jerry Bertoldo, DVM, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist.
Dr. Bertoldo is a practicing veterinarians for over 30 years. He has served NY and NE dairy farmers in several capacities in private practice, industry and the last 10 years as a Cornell Specialist.

  • Lindsay Ferlito, MS, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist
Lindsay received her BS in Animal Biology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She then worked as an intern at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and as a research assistant at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre in Agassiz, BC. Lindsay completed her MS in Animal Science from the University of British Columbia Animal Welfare Program. Her research focused on dairy cattle welfare and feeding behavior.

  • Kimberely Morrill, PhD, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist
Dr. Kimberley Morrill is the regional dairy specialist for Northern New York. She focuses on calf and heifer management, record management, on-farm outreach programs and helping dairies improve their capacity to manage risks associated with climate change. Dr. Morrill earned her B.A. in dairy management and M.S. in animal nutrition, both from the University of New Hampshire. She earned her Ph.D. in animal physiology from Iowa State University.

  • Betsy Hicks, MS, SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, Dairy Specialist Cornell Cooperative Extension
Betsy Hicks is a native of western New York and was raised on her family's livestock and apple farm. While obtaining her BS in Animal Science at SUNY Cobleskill, she worked on several commercial dairies as herdsperson, gaining firsthand experience of the challenges that producers face. She completed her Master's Degree in Nutrition at the University of Illinois. For the last five years, she has provided nutritional consulting to a variety of dairy farms in Cortland, Madison and Chenango counties.


Herd Manager Training Flyer (PDF; 384KB)


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Upcoming Events

2018 Feed Dealer Seminar with guest speakers Dr. Tom Overton and Dr. Kristan Reed, Ph.D.

December 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided
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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Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Program's team for our annual Corn Congress.  DEC re-certification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits available, so bring your picture ID.  Lunch is included.  Hear from program-related professionals and visit with our sponsoring vendors.  Register Now!
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Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Program's team for our annual Corn Congress. DEC re-certification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits available, so bring your picture ID. Lunch is included. Hear from program-related professionals and visit with our sponsoring vendors. Register Now!
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Announcements

2018 NY & VT Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Program Report has been Released

Click here to go directly to the report released November 19, 2018.

Three Free Digester Workshops offered through CCE St. Lawrence Co.

CCE of St. Lawrence County is offering three FREE workshops showcasing the research results from our feasibility study of anaerobic digester technology on small farms. The research was conducted by our partners at Clarkson University using the anaerobic digester at the Extension Learning Farm, which is fed both manure from a dairy operation and vegetable waste from our commercial kitchen. The digester heats a small green house that starts our seedling plants. We have a small scale vegetable-only digester as well. The research and program targets small dairies under 200 head, livestock producers, horticulture producers and anyone interested in alternative energy.

Program will be held on December 5, January 7, and March 6. A catered meal is provided at each program. Participants within the North Country Region will be given a $25 stipend to help cover travel costs, those from outside the region will be given $50. To receive the stipend, participants will need to complete a pre/post-test survey.

More information and registration information can be found here: http://stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu/events/2018/12/05/exploring-digester-technology


WNY SOIL HEALTH ALLIANCE WORKSHOP & ANNUAL MEETING 12/19

Dec 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Rd. Batavia, NY. Kris Nichols will be presenting information on Regenerative Farming Practices and Hands-On Tools for Assessing Soil Health. John Wallace will be presenting Penn State research on Weed Management and Soil Health practices. For more information contact: Dennis Kirby at 585-589-5959. DEC & CCA credits pending. 

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.

https://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=761&crumb=dairy|1

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