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


February 6, 2019


10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Quality Inn & Suites
8250 Park Road
Batavia, NY 14020


$35.00 Enrolled in NWNYDLFCP (paid $65, receive AG Focus)
(additional attendee $30.00 ea.)

$50.00 NOT Enrolled in NWNYDLFCP -do Not receive AG Focus
(additional attendee $30.00 ea.)

At the Door
$35.00 Enrolled in NWNYDLFCP (paid $65, receive AG Focus)
$50.00 NOT Enrolled in NWNYDLFCP -do Not receive AG Focus
$30 additional person from same farm


Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: January 30, 2019


Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

February 6, 2019

Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location
  • Summary of the Michigan SMaRT Soybean On-Farm Research Results, Mike Staton, Soybean Specialist, Michigan State University
  • Disease Management Issues in Wheat and Soybeans, Gary Bergstrom, Plant Pathologist, Cornell University
  • Weed Seed Management for Fields and Combines, Bryan Brown, NYS IPM Program
  • Managing Marestail and Those Nasty Pigweeds, Mark Loux, Weed Scientist, Ohio State University
  • Sulfur Fertility in Soybean Production, Jodi Putman, Field Crops, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Small Grains Updates:  Wheat, Oats, Hybrid Rye and Malting Barley, Mike Stanyard, Field Crops, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Soybean & Small Grains (PDF; 1305KB)











Upcoming Events

Cow Comfort Program- Tiestall

December 10, 2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Penn Yan, NY

The Tie Stall Cow Comfort Workshop is an educational program for farmers, employees and agriservice professionals who work directly with dairy cows. Each session will include an on-farm portion where attendees walk through the farm and complete an assessment.

2019 Feed Dealers' Seminar

December 13, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.

Info Session on the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act- Newark

December 17, 2019
10:00- 11:30 am
Newark, NY

Come join the NWNY Dairy team and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor to get the answers you need.  


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."