Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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  • Dairy Management
  • Farm Business Management
  • Field Crops
  • Livestock & Small Farms

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
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  • On-Farm Research Trials

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April 2020

** CANCELED ** OSHA Compliant Fit Testing & Training

April 1, 2020
9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm.
Pultneyville, NY

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

** CANCELED ** Pesticide Applicator Training and Credit Course - Warsaw, NY

April 2, 2020
Core Training 8:15am - 12:15pm DEC Exam begins at 1:00pm
Warsaw, NY

** CANCELED ** Pesticide Applicator Training and Credit Course - Warsaw, NY
Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

** CANCELED ** Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County April 3rd

April 3, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ovid, NY

** CANCELED ** Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County April 3rd
Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

** CANCELED ** 2020 Agronomy Scout School

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 4, 2020
CANCELED

** CANCELED ** 2020 Agronomy Scout School
CANCELED AGRONOMY SCOUT SCHOOL
Due to Cornell University and Governor's announcement that all SUNY/ campuses go to remote learning to mitigate the spread of COVID19, locally, it has been decided to cancel the Agronomy Scout School and all activities held on campus. We plan to reschedule this event for a later date, pending further knowledge of the COVID19 mitigation regulations state and nationwide. Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, NWNY & SWNY Field Crops Team

** CANCELED ** OSHA Compliant Fit Testing & Training

April 9, 2020
9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm.
Pultneyville, NY

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Webinar

April 14, 2020
6:30- 8:00 pm

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Webinar
The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: April 14 - English | 6:30 to 8:00 PM and April 16 - Spanish | 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person trainings conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall. 

*CANCELED* Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

April 16, 2020
12:00- 4:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

*CANCELED* Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers
Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. We are working on developing an online version of this class in April.  More details soon!

Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer through this bilingual workshop!

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Webinar

April 16, 2020
12:00-1:30 pm

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Webinar
The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: April 14 - English | 6:30 to 8:00 PM and April 16 - Spanish | 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person trainings conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall. 

May 2020

Dairy Labor Discussion Group

May 1, 2020
12-4 pm
Batavia, NY

Dairy Labor Discussion Group
Wonder how other farms are managing overtime?
Looking for new management ideas and strategies?

Join this group to discuss the financial impacts of and management strategies for overtime with other farmers.

June 2020

No Events Scheduled at this Time


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Upcoming Events

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Webinar

April 14, 2020
6:30- 8:00 pm

The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: April 14 - English | 6:30 to 8:00 PM and April 16 - Spanish | 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person trainings conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall. 
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*CANCELED* Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

April 16, 2020
12:00- 4:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. We are working on developing an online version of this class in April.  More details soon!

Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer through this bilingual workshop!

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Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Webinar

April 16, 2020
12:00-1:30 pm

The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: April 14 - English | 6:30 to 8:00 PM and April 16 - Spanish | 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person trainings conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall. 
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Announcements

Resources for Managing Overtime

Beginning January 1, 2020, farm employers in New York will be required to pay overtime to certain employees for all hours worked over 60 in a week. We've developed some tools to help farm employers consider management strategies to respond to this change. Tools include an excel calculator to estimate the cost of overtime and an extension bulletin to help you consider and evaluate changes on your farm.

Covid-19 Prevention & Control for Farms

Read this issue of the Ag Workforce Journal for an update on Covid-19 Prevention & Control for farms! (3/12/20)

New webinar recording "COVID-19 and Your Dairy" is also available from Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development. (3/20/20)


Important Note from Our Team

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program prioritizes the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, constituents, and community members. Given the uncertainty surrounding the rapidly-changing COVID-19 situation, many of our upcoming events have been cancelled, postponed or switched to an online format for the next 30 days. This includes on-site farm visits and consultations. Our specialists will still be available to help you via phone, zoom or email and we will resume our regular programming as soon as we can. Stay up to date on all of our program offerings by visiting our website or contacting any of our team's specialists. We look forward to helping you manage your farm business during this time and hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy! 

March 2020 Dairy Market Watch

The latest issue of Dairy Market Watch is now available. Keep up to date on the market issues affecting our dairy industry, and put changing market forces into perspective.

https://nydairyadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_730.pdf

Dairy Market Watch is an educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry.  Dairy Market Watch is published at the end of every month, funded in part by Cornell Pro-Dairy, and is compiled by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist with CCE's SWNY Regional Team.



Online Recertification Courses Available

As pesticide recertification classes are being cancelled due to coronavirus, applicators may be finding it hard to get the recertification credits they need. Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP) offers online recertification courses at: http://pmepcourses.cce.cornell.edu/

Courses cost $30 per NYS credit hour. In addition to being approved by the DEC, many courses are also approved by the neighboring states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.


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