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

December 2, 2019

Time

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Mulligan Farms
5403 Barber Road
Avon, NY 14414

Cost

$30.00 Not enrolled w/ NWNY Team
(additional attendee $30.00 ea.)

$20.00 Enrolled w/ NWNY Team (currently receive Ag Focus)
(additional attendee $20.00 ea.)

At the Door
$25.00 Enrolled w/ NWNY Team (currently receive Ag Focus)
$35.00 Not enrolled w/ NWNY Team

Host

Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: December 1, 2019

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Cow Comfort Program- Freestall

December 2, 2019

Cow Comfort Program- Freestall
The Cow Comfort Workshops are an educational program for farmers, employees and agriservice professionals who work directly with dairy cows. The workshops will cover economics of improving cow comfort, stall design and management, stocking density, heat abatement and effects on production.
Each session will include an on-farm portion where attendees walk through a facility assessment.
Each Cow Comfort Workshop is a day-long program held from 9:30 am to 3 pm. The program will be held on farm with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk-throughs and discussion.

Freestall Cow Comfort Workshop
Featured Speaker  
Rick Grant, PhD, President of Miner Institute
Dr. Grant is well-known for his research surrounding stocking density and time budgets for dairy cattle.


Topics
  • Why do We Care about Cow Comfort?
  • Economics of Cow Comfort
  • Stocking Density
  • Ventilation and Heat Abatement
  • Cow Comfort Assessment Tool
  • Tour Host Farm & do Cow Comfort Assessment




Cow Comfort Freestall Flyer (PDF; 1365KB)


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Forages

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Upcoming Events

English Heat Stress Webinar: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 21, 2020
12:30 pm

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, the NWNY Team and the SWNY Team are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required.  Join Zoom webinar here.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Margaret Quaassdorff & Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management Specialists
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

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Spanish Heat Stress Webinar: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 22, 2020
12:30 pm

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, the NWNY Team and the SWNY Team are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required.  Join Zoom webinar here.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy Specialist
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

Estr?s por Calor en Vacas Lecheras: Se?ales Claves y Estrategias de Manejo
22 de julio del 2020 a las12:30 PM
Libby Eiholzer, Especialista en Vacas Lecheras 
Aprender?n sobre las repercusiones negativas del estr?s por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, adem?s de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo.  Participe en el webinar aqu?.

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Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 6, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop 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

Dialing Into Your Best Dairy - * New Podcast Series *

Dialing Into Your Best Dairy
A Podcast Series​
Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Dairy Specialists and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

Episodes in this series will discuss management practices and tips to reach your herd's full genetic potential. In 8 episodes, PRO-DAIRY and CCE Dairy Specialists will discuss the different life stages of the dairy cow, including raising calves through the milk phase and weaning; managing weaned heifers up to freshening; making decisions about which replacements to keep including talking about inventory, disease prevention, and culling decisions; feeding and nutrition management during lactation; facilities, time management, and ventilation considerations throughout lactation; and management factors around reproduction, gestation, and the dry period.

COVID-19 Forward NY Safety Plans Required and Reduce Risk

Essential agricultural businesses including those who have remained open during the current pandemic need to have a Forward NY Safety Plan in place. The plan outlines how your business is going to keep employees and customers safe as New York re-opens for business. Each plan must include 3 key elements:
  • People: that's your family, employees, customers, delivery people and consultants who interact at your business and the way your business will help to maintain social distance among those people.
  • Place: addresses the environment in which you do business, share tools and equipment, receive supplies, and make sales of your product. This section deals with protective equipment, cleaning and hygiene, and communication of how your business plans reduce the chances of spreading the virus among people.
  • Process: focuses on mandatory health screening, contact tracing and disinfection. How will you screen employees to reduce the chances of sick people entering the work place? Your plan for contact tracing explains how your business will gather required information about everyone who visits your business. This list would be used by local health authorities to trace all contacts if someone at your business were to be confirmed positive for COVID-19. Your process also defines how you will disinfect contaminated areas should someone who has been in direct contact with your business test positive for the virus.
A Team of Extension Professionals from across New York have developed resources to help your farm business meet this mandate and reduce the risk to your business for failure to protect your people. The resources can be accessed at the Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development website: https://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/ny-forward-business-safety-plan/. They include: an introductory video, fillable templates for using to write plans based upon the NYS Forward NY Safety Plan Template, color coded examples and considerations to follow while completing the template, a step by step guide to accessing and using the template documents and information about webinars and recording of the same for producers with different types of businesses.    


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