Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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Event Details


March 30, 2019


9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Flint and Steel Farm
250 Bassett Rd
Naples, NY 14512


CCE Yates County/ Cornell CALS

Caroline Boutard-Hunt

Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats IPM/FAMACHA Workshop, Pre-Register by 3/28

March 30, 2019

Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats IPM/FAMACHA Workshop, Pre-Register by 3/28
FEE: $7 per individual plus $13 per farm for a FAMACHA card (if you already have a FAMACHA card in good shape and are using this as a refresher, you may bring your card). Please pre-register by March 28th so we can ensure enough supplies. 
For more information or to register, please call: 315-536-5123, e-mail Caroline Boutard-Hunt at, or visit

Tentative Schedule:
  • 9:45 am - Registration and filling out of pre-quizzes (fun!)
  • 10:00 am - Introductions (describe your farm and any parasite problems experienced)
  • 10:15 am - Current situation/Knowing the problem
  • 11:30 am - Know your tools Management practices, evasive grazing, selective deworming, etc.
  • 12:45 pm - Lunch
  • 1:15 pm - What's new in parasite management?
  • 2:15 pm - Hands-on FAMACHA? scoring, 5 point checks and fecal egg counting.
  • 3:30 pm - Break into small groups to discuss future parasite programs, turn in post-quizzes and get FAMACHA certificates signed
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourn
Please dress for the weather as we will be outside for a portion of the workshop. Plan on packing your own lunch and drinks to bring. Coffee/Hot water will be provided.
*In the interest of biosecurity, please wear clean clothes and shoes to the workshop and plan to change them prior to doing your own farm chores

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Upcoming Events

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.

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Income and Real Property Tax Primer-A Learning Circle for Women Non-Operating Land Owners of Ag Land

July 24, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Portageville, NY

For many of us taxes can be a mystery, let's have a conversation with the experts about the tax considerations agricultural landowners need to think about. 
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Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers-Cancelled!

July 29, 2019
12:45 - 4 pm

The Finger Lakes Graziers pasture walk has been cancelled due to some scheduling conflicts. 
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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."

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