Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

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

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

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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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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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