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


July 29 - July 30, 2019


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Various Locations


Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

July 29 - July 30, 2019

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms
Recording of this will be made available on July 31st. 

Speakers will be located across the state and connected via Zoom. Each extension office listed will have the Zoom Meeting projected and a light lunch provided. Farmers will be able to ask real time questions and engage with other farmers. 

Locations in our region include: 

July 29

CCE Yates County, Basement Auditorium, 417 Liberty Street, Suite 1024, Penn Yan, New York      14527 

CCE Orleans County, 12690 State Route 31, Albion, NY 14411

July 30

Livingston County Auditorium, 1 Murray Hill Dr. Mt. Morris, NY 14510 

CCE Wayne County, 1581 Route 88 North, Newark, NY 14513

10:00-10:15-MARY-KATE WHEELER Introduction to the New Rules: Overview, deadlines, and dates.
10:15-11:00-RICHARD STUP Resources Available from Extension: How to use reviewed case studies.
11:00-11:30- KELSEY O'SHEA Legal Concerns: Compliance, implications, and risks.
11:30-12:00- Lunch/Break
12:00-12:30- LIBBY EIHOLZER Outside Materials: Other agencies resources, risks and concerns.
12:30-1:00- NICOLE TOMMELL Closing Remarks: Summarizing action items, updates on other labor research.

Cost: $10 at the door
Register here:
or contact
Libby Eiholzer

NWNY Locations Flyer (PDF; 736KB)

Statewide Locations Flyer (PDF; 838KB)











calendar of events

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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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."