Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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Event Details

Date

March 9, 2019

Time

3 pm - 6:30 pm

Location

MyKitchen and Common Room in the Scandling Center, Hobart & William Colleges
300 Pulteney St.
Geneva, NY 14456

Host

Finger Lakes Institute at HWS

Sarah Meyer
315-781-4382


2019 Farmer and Chef Fair: Cut, Prep, Pair

March 9, 2019

2019 Farmer and Chef Fair: Cut, Prep, Pair
Finger Lakes livestock farmers are invited to participate in this year's "Meat & Great: Cut, Prep, Pair" event to showcase their farm's story and products. Participating farms are will be provided event space to share your farm's story with the public. Attendees will include individual consumers, food trucks, local chefs, and food buyers. Finger Lakes chefs will also be on hand offering cooking demonstrations and food samples from local meat sourced from participating farms. New this year will be a wine, beer or spirits pairing with the food samples.

This year's event will take place Saturday, March 9 from 3pm-6:30pm at Hobart William Smith College in Geneva, NY in the new location, ?MyKitchen' and Common Room in the Scandling Center. Farms are able to arrive between 2-2:30 pm to set up. Each farm will be provided with a table to set up as they see fit. Table locations are available on a first come first served basis. We ask vendors to remain for the duration of the event.

Also new this year, non-perishable products may be sold, and USDA-inspected meat may be sold, if handled properly. A certificate of insurance is required for all sales and needs to be received by the registration deadline. Electrical outlets are limited in the new space, but farms wishing to use them are required to bring extension cords. Event space is located on the first floor; there is a ramp entrance into the front of Scandling Center. Farms will also be invited to enjoy demo samples and water will be available.

Registration is $10 per farm; deadline to register is February 23, 2019. Visit the registration page. Check may be mailed payable to: Finger Lakes Institute at HWS and mail your check to: Finger Lakes Institute at HWS, Attn: Food Systems Program, S. Meyer; 300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456 and must be received by February 23 to hold your spot. For facilities or registration questions, contact Sarah at 315-781-4382 or smeyer@hws.edu. The event is listed here, please share: https://www.facebook.com/events/219446235676841/. The registration link can be found there as well.

For farms wishing to sell product for the cooking demonstrations, please indicate so in your registration. Only product processed at a USDA inspected facility will be able to be sold to chefs. Once you have registered you will be contacted in a separate email about the procurement process for this year's event.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you have regarding this event.

Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Sarah A. Meyer
Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops, Nancy Glazier
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, Russ Welser
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca, Judy Wright
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County, Caroline Boutard- Hunt


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Pasture Walk - Wild Geese Farm - Franklinville, NY

August 21, 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Fanklinville, NY

Topics to include: Tools for Managing Rotational Grazed Pasture, Weed ID and Management and Calculating Cost of Production. 
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Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

September 24 - September 25, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
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This two-day AI workshop will be held on September 24 and 25. 

Topics covered will include:

• Reproductive Physiology
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• Artificial Insemination
• Proper Thawing of Semen
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Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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.  
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Announcements

2019 NY Corn & Soybean Yield Contests - Entries Due 8/30/19

The annual corn and soybean yield contests sponsored by the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association are underway. Click Here for the 2019 yield contest entry form.  This form and contest rules can also be found on the NY Corn & Soybean Growers Association web page at: https://nycornsoy.org/ 

Entry forms must be postmarked by Friday, August 30 and mailed or emailed to Mike Stanyard. Cost is $30 per entry. Good Luck! 


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.  This is a recording of the presentations given at the live training on July 30 and July 31, 2019 across New York State, which provides updates and farm-specific resources developed by CCE. View the recording here: https://youtu.be/_1IjmAj1Nb8.

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."


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