Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

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

Enrollment Benefits

  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Ag Focus Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Event Details


November 9 - November 16, 2018


Two-Part Course, November 9th & 16th, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Yates County Building Conference Room #1037
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY


$10.00 includes lunch both days


Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: November 7, 2018

Farm Business Evaluation & Branching into New Business Opportunities

November 9 - November 16, 2018

Joan S Petzen, Farm Business Management Specialist for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program will guide participants through the following topics:
  • How to read and utilize farm financial statements
  • How to use your knowledge to evaluate expanding your current operation
  • Diversifying into other farming opportunities
For more info or to register, please call 315-536-5123 or visit:  

Farm Business Flyer (PDF; 671KB)











calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Farm Business Evaluation & Branching into New Business Opportunities

November 9 - November 16, 2018
Two-Part Course, November 9th & 16th, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY

This two-part course will cover how to evaluate the profitability of your operation, effective bookkeeping for farms, and how to evaluate risk and profit potential of new or expanded enterprises to your farm.
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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

Agenda and more coming soon!  Check back periodically for more updates.
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NYFB and CCE Partner to Present a Webinar on Preventing Sexual Harassment

SAVE THE DATE of Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 for a live webinar.  Click Here for more information.
NYFB and the Agricultural Workforce Division of Cornell Cooperative Extension are partnering to present a webinar for New York employers that will provide an overview of the legal requirements and define sexual harassment, present options for putting a policy in place and for completing the training necessary in 2019, and much more.

NYFVI Employee Training Focus Group

New York Farm Viability Institute is exploring a new initiative focused on skills training for employees on dairy farms.  They are holding a focus group to learn more about how you currently train employees, what works and where there may be gaps or opportunities for new approaches.  If you're responsible for training employees, whether it's 2 or 20, we would appreciate your input. 

Thursday November 29, 2018, 11 am to 1 pm lunch is provided
Farm Credit East Batavia office, 4363 Federal Drive, Batavia NY
Please call Eileen Maher at 315-453-3823 ext 101 to RSVP, or email
Questions? Call Aileen Randolph at 315-453-3823 or email


The event will kick off Wednesday, December 12th, with updates from government, economic educators, and hops, malting, and brewing sectors. The day will be capped with a tasting, featuring several breweries and distilleries pouring samples of craft beer and spirits which highlight the use of New York State grown hops, barley, and grains as well as a NYS-inspired buffet dinner. Day two will be a series of educational sessions featuring researchers, extension specialists and industry experts, as well as ample networking opportunities. The full program agenda is now available!
Visit our program registration site. Early bird registration will be available through November 15th for $125. After 11/15, registration increases to $150. Contact Cheryl Thayer with any questions about registration.


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.

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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