Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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Event Offers DEC Credits

Event Details

Date

August 28, 2018

Time

12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location

Branton Farm
8538 Route 237
Stafford, NY 14143

Cost

$15.00


At the Door
$25.00

Host

Western New York Soil Health Alliance
Dennis Kirby
585-589-5959

www.wnysoilhealth.com

Pre-Registration Deadline: August 17, 2018

No-Till & Never-Till Soil Health Workshop

August 28, 2018


Speakers:

Frank Gibbs: is a Certified Soil Scientist. He formed Wetland and Soil Consulting Services in 2012 after working for 36 years for USDA in Ohio. Frank has traveled the world conducting training sessions on soils, cover crops and other soil health topics. Frank is the 5th generation to reside on  and operate the family farm near Rawson, OH. Frank will be sharing ideas on no-till farming and talking from the soil pit where he will compare a section of the farm that has NEVER been tilled to the rest of the field that has a history of tillage.

James J. Hoorman: is the new NRCS Soil Health Specialist for Ohio & Michigan. He was an assistant professor and Extension Educator for Ohio State Extension for 25 years specializing in soil health, cover crops, nutrient recycling and water quality. Jim has worked with cover crops and no-till practices for over 10 years promoting soil health principles throughout the US and the world. Jim will be sharing his studies and experiences with Slugs & Voles as more farmers turn to no-till and high residue farming.

NOTE: A non-GMO corn variety trial is on-site for those interested.

Please Note: This workshop will be held in the old Gambrel - roofed dairy barn on the second floor. Access to that room is up a sloped driveway and unfortunately will not be Handicap Accessible.



Soil Health Workshop Agenda (PDF; 498KB)


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calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training **CLASS FULL**

October 26 - November 9, 2018
Two-day program, held two weeks apart: Oct 26th and Nov 9th, each meet at 9:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY are holding a two-day Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training at several locations in October and November.  
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2018 Feed Dealer Seminar with guest speakers Dr. Tom Overton and Dr. Kristen 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

Check back periodically for more updates.
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Announcements

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. 

NYS Ag & Markets is interested in hearing from NY dairy farmers

NYS Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets is interested in hearing from NY dairy farmers regarding the status of the dairy industry and their ideas as to improvements that could be made to various programs and institutions that impact the financial environment of dairy markets.  The survey will remain open until December 3, 2018 The results of the survey will be collected and summarized by staff of the NYSDAM. The survey does not take long to complete.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GWC9YH3


Cornell Small Farms Online Courses are now open for registration!

There are more than 20 courses to help farmers of all experience levels improve their technical and business skills.
The full list of courses can be found here: http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/online-courses/


Harvest Strategies and Forage Quality Monitoring for Corn Silage

A great deal of time is spent on the basics of an optimum corn silage harvest. This time is justified as these steps are critical to a successful harvest, where the decisions made during a very short time period impact the farm's production performance and economics for the upcoming year. These important decisions include harvesting at the proper dry matter, adequate kernel processing, proper length of cut, and proper packing and covering of bunk silos.  The following will cover additional considerations for understanding and managing the forage quality of the crop.  For more information, please visit Pro-DAIRY's website.

Latest Dairy Market Watch

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

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

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