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

Date

March 12 - March 30, 2019

Time

Two Dates/Times: Thursday, Mar 21st, 7-9 p.m. & Saturday, March 30th, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location

Wyoming County Ag & Business Center
36 Center Street
Warsaw, NY 14569

Host

Wyoming County Cooperative Extension

Joan Petzen
585-786-2251 x 122


Wyoming County Farmland Protection Informational Seminars

March 12 - March 30, 2019


Interested landowners, following the seminars, need to: 
1) meet with GVC's Bojanowski to define their farmland protection project, 
2) obtain a soils inventory from the Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSWCD), and 3) submit a complete pre-application to the Wyoming County Department of Planning and Development (WCDPD) by May 3rd at 3:00pm.

The WCAFPB will accept pre-applications through May 3, 2019 at 3:00pm. Pre-applications can be obtained from the WCDPD, GVC, CCE or WCSWCD either prior to or after the informational seminar, you may contact Dave Bojanowski, Farmland Protection Specialist with GVC, daveb@geneseevalleyconservancy.org, 585-243-2190; Bill Daly, Wyoming County Director of Planning and Economic Development, wdaly@wyomingco.net, 716-450-4744; Joan Petzen, CCE Agriculture Department Program Leader, jsp10@cornell.edu or 585-786-2251; or Allen Fagan, WCSWCD Manager, afagan@frontier.com or 585-786-3675. Collaboration among our local partners, municipalities and farmers will help continue to bring valuable NYS resources to Wyoming County to protect our most valuable farmlands.

*Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling 585-786-2251 no later than ten days prior to the event to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests after this date will be met when possible.





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Upcoming Events

Cow Comfort Program- Tiestall

December 10, 2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Penn Yan, NY

The Tie Stall Cow Comfort Workshop is an educational program for farmers, employees and agriservice professionals who work directly with dairy cows. Each session will include an on-farm portion where attendees walk through the farm and complete an assessment.
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2019 Feed Dealers' Seminar

December 13, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.
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Info Session on the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act- Newark

December 17, 2019
10:00- 11:30 am
Newark, NY

Come join the NWNY Dairy team and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor to get the answers you need.  
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Announcements

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.  The 2018 New York State budget included new regulations addressing sexual harassment in the workplace that became effective on October 9, 2018 for all New York employers, including agricultural employers. All employers are required to have a sexual harassment prevention policy and to provide annual, interactive sexual harassment prevention training for all employees.  Check out the resources developed by Cornell Ag Workforce Development, including step-by-step instructions and farm-friendly training videos.


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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