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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  • Helpful Diagnostic Tool:
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Event Details

Date

February 20, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $59 includes lunch and materials, Prior registration and payment required.

Location

Genesee Community College Campus, Room T102
One College Road
Batavia, NY 14020

Host

Genesee Community College
The BEST Center
585-345-6868


2019 Precision Ag Workshop: Turning that Data into Dollars! Pre-Register by Feb 13th!

February 20, 2019

2019 Precision Ag Workshop:  Turning that Data into Dollars!  Pre-Register by Feb 13th!
  • Aaron Breimer, Veritas Farm Business Management "What Makes Sense Doesn't Always Make Dollars"
  • Josh Johnson, Agri Air Solutions and Agri-Advantage "Remote Sensing and How It Works"
  • Stephen Redmond, Redmond Agronomic Services, "Does Everybody Get the Vision?"
  • John Wagner, AgRePlan, LLC, "Water Management - The Key to Record Yields"
  • Bruce Wright, SUNY Cobleskill Ag Engineering, "How Will Education Incorporate All This Data?"
Keynote Speaker: Bob Stewart, Stewart Farms

"Our Farm's Precision Ag Experience: What Works for Us and What Still Needs Work"
Bob Stewart is the managing partner of Stewart Farms. Stewart Farms is
a multi-generation family, grain farm headquartered in Yorkville, Illinois. Bob operates the farm with family and a dedicated group of employees. Bob is responsible for the finance, land owner relations, and production sides of the farm business. The farm raises commercial corn, soybeans, and seed corn and utilizes a wide range of technologies, including RTK-based guidance systems on their machinery and controlled traffic patterns for field operations. The farm has collected GPS-based yield data since 1996. Bob holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois. He worked for Centrec Consulting after college prior to returning to the farm. Bob's work for Centrec included strategy development, economic modeling, educational product development, and agricultural research.

To Register:  Open and Print the Flyer!  Fill out and send Registration Form with Payment (a check payable to GCC or Credit Card information) and Mail to:  The BEST Center, Attn:  PA Workshop, Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY  14020 or Call The BEST Center:  585-345-6868, M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Program Registration Flyer (PDF; 357KB)


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Upcoming Events

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

July 18, 2019
7:00-9:00pm
Batavia, NY

After the day's work is done, come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's lab:
  • Strategies for improving dairy cattle reproductive performance and economics
  • Using automated sensors for improving dairy cattle health monitoring and management

Weed Resistance Management Demonstration and Plot Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Come join us on July 23 in Seneca County at Quinten Good's farm for a demonstration and walking tour of 16 different pre- and post-emergence treatments in soybean and 12 different treatments and combinations in corn.
  • Tall waterhemp and marestail are two weeds that are resistant to glyphosate and ALS herbicide modes of action in the WNY and Finger Lakes regions.
  • Each year the number of acres with resistant weed populations expands.
  • For herbicides to be an effective tool in weed management, we have to know what chemistries & application timings are most effective against these resistant weeds.

Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers

July 29, 2019
12:45 - 4 pm
Waterloo, NY

Join the Finger Lakes Graziers on a pasture walk and learn about soil health. 

Announcements

USDA Announces New Decision Tool for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2019 ? Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today the availability of a new web-based tool - developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin - to help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

The 2018 Farm Bill authorized
DMC, a voluntary risk management program that offers financial protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. It replaces the program previously known as the Margin Protection Program for Dairy. Sign up for this USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) program opens on June 17.

"With sign-up for the
DMC program just weeks away, we encourage producers to use this new support tool to help make decisions on participation in the program," Secretary Perdue said. "Dairy producers have faced tough challenges over the years, but the DMC program should help producers better weather the ups and downs in the industry."

The University of Wisconsin launched the decision support tool in cooperation with FSA and funded through a cooperative agreement with the USDA Office of the Chief Economist. The tool was designed to help producers determine the level of coverage under a variety of conditions that will provide them with the strongest financial safety net. It allows farmers to simplify their coverage level selection by combining operation data and other key variables to calculate coverage needs based on price projections.

The decision tool assists producers with calculating total premiums costs and administrative fees associated with participation in
DMC. It also forecasts payments that will be made during the coverage year.

"
The new Dairy Margin Coverage program offers very appealing options for all dairy farmers to reduce their net income risk due to volatility in milk or feed prices," said Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin, Madison. "Higher coverage levels, monthly payments, and more flexible production coverage options are especially helpful for the sizable majority of farms who can cover much of their milk production with the new five million pound maximum for Tier 1 premiums. This program deserves the careful consideration of all dairy farmers."

For more information, access the tool at fsa.usda.gov/dmc-tool. For
DMC sign up, eligibility and related program information, visit fsa.usda.gov or contact your local USDA Service Center. To locate your local FSA office, visit farmers.gov/service-locator.


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.

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