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March 2017

Milk Quality: Make it Pay!

March 2, 2017
9:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Milk Quality: Make it Pay!
Concurrent classes taught for decision makers & key milking staff.

CAFO Roadshow

March 3, 2017
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Varysburg, NY

New York Farm Bureau and the Northeast Dairy Producers Association will host a CAFO Roadshow in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Agriculture and Markets and Cornell PRO-DAIRY.

This series of four seminars across the state will highlight the changes in the recently released CAFO permits and help producers understand how to prepare for compliance and decide which permit is right for their farm. All farms must be covered by the new permit by July 24, 2017. 

All CAFO-permitted farms are recommended to attend one of the informational sessions where you will have the opportunity to both learn about changes and ask questions directly to the people who developed the permit. Farms of all sizes, particularly those who may be seeking coverage under the permits in the near future, are also encouraged to attend. 

Winter Dairy Management: Don't Be Lame!

March 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Winter Dairy Management: Don't Be Lame!
The Winter Dairy Management 2017 program will focus on keeping cows on their feet and free from lameness. The program will address preventing hoof problems, how and why to identify lameness issues as quickly as possible and humane considerations for culling, moving and transporting cattle.

Pesticide Applictor Pre-Exam Training & Test

March 14 - March 15, 2017
7:30 am Registration, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Class
Newark, NY

Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard & Tess Grasswitz will review core concepts and commodity specific items in prepartaton for exam.

Cow Comfort Conference

March 20 - March 21, 2017
Liverpool, NY

Cow Comfort Conference
Along with help from partners and sponsors, the Cornell Cooperative Extension Northern NY Regional Ag Program has organized the 2017 Cow Comfort Conference - "Working with what you have and looking towards the future". The focus of the conference will be on the importance of maximizing cow comfort through facility design.

VFD Regulations - What Does It Mean for Livestock Owners & Beekeepers

March 28, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Warsaw, NY

If you want to learn more about the VFD, Veterinarian Feed Directive, and how it might affect you and home treatments of your livestock, plan to attend this information session.   

NYS Livestock Summit - Montour Falls Location

March 30, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montour Falls, NY

NYS Livestock Summit - Montour Falls Location
Calling experienced livestock producers: We know you face tremendous challenges to grow your business. What are the undeveloped opportunities and how can we collectively address them?  

NYS Livestock Summit - Warsaw Location

March 30, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Warsaw, NY

NYS Livestock Summit - Warsaw Location
Calling experienced livestock producers: We know you face tremendous challenges to grow your business. What are the undeveloped opportunities and how can we collectively address them?  

Getting Started in Agritourism Workshop, Creating a Destination Farm

March 30, 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Rochester, NY

Getting Started in Agritourism Workshop, Creating a Destination Farm
Cornell Extensions of Monroe and Tompkins County proudly invites farmers, food entrepreneurs, horse-farm owners, and other Agribusiness operators to attend the Agritourism workshop. 

April 2017

Q & A with FDA and others on VFD

April 5, 2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Here is your chance to ask the FDA and other major stakeholders about VFD. 

Cattle Artificial Insemination Training

April 7 - April 8, 2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Shortsville, NY

Cattle Artificial Insemination Training
NOTICE: For registration please call: Cathy Wallace at 585-343-3040 x138

The Artificial Insemination workshop for beginners is open to beef and dairy farms. Learn about cattle reproduction, anatomy, safe and proper equipment handling. Workshop time includes classroom and hands-on training both days. 

May 2017

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York

May 17, 2017
6:30pm - 9:00pm
East Aurora, NY

Western New York is producing some of the most interesting and most thoughtfully created artisan cheeses in the state. Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Processing Specialist (and Harvest NY team member) Carl Moody will give an overview of the cheese making process and share what artisan cheesemakers are doing in the region as well as samples of some of their best work.

Successful Reproductive Management Forum - Ontario Location

May 19, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Successful Reproductive Management Forum - Ontario Location
A few of the leading reproductive herds in the Northeast will share how they achieve outstanding reproductive reslults through a roundtable discussion. Key takeaways will include how adherence to protocols and overall consistency lead to reproductive success.

Successful Reproductive Management Forum - Wyoming Location

May 20, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Successful Reproductive Management Forum - Wyoming Location
A few of the leading reproductive herds in the Northeast will share how they achieve outstanding reproductive reslults through a roundtable discussion. Key takeaways will include how adherence to protocols and overall consistency lead to reproductive success.

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Upcoming Events

Farm Business Evaluation & Branching into New Business Opportunities

November 9 - November 16, 2018
Two-Part Course, November 9th & 16th, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY

This two-part course will cover how to evaluate the profitability of your operation, effective bookkeeping for farms, and how to evaluate risk and profit potential of new or expanded enterprises to your farm.
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2018 Feed Dealer Seminar with guest speakers Dr. Tom Overton and Dr. Kristan Reed, Ph.D.

December 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided
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. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.


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Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Agenda and more coming soon!  Check back periodically for more updates.
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Announcements

NYFB and CCE Partner to Present a Webinar on Preventing Sexual Harassment

SAVE THE DATE of Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 for a live webinar.  Click Here for more information.
NYFB and the Agricultural Workforce Division of Cornell Cooperative Extension are partnering to present a webinar for New York employers that will provide an overview of the legal requirements and define sexual harassment, present options for putting a policy in place and for completing the training necessary in 2019, and much more.


NYFVI Employee Training Focus Group

New York Farm Viability Institute is exploring a new initiative focused on skills training for employees on dairy farms.  They are holding a focus group to learn more about how you currently train employees, what works and where there may be gaps or opportunities for new approaches.  If you're responsible for training employees, whether it's 2 or 20, we would appreciate your input. 

Thursday November 29, 2018, 11 am to 1 pm lunch is provided
Farm Credit East Batavia office, 4363 Federal Drive, Batavia NY
Please call Eileen Maher at 315-453-3823 ext 101 to RSVP, or email info@nyfvi.org
Questions? Call Aileen Randolph at 315-453-3823 or email arandolph@nyfvi.org.


EMPIRE STATE BARLEY AND MALT SUMMIT WED., DEC 12TH

The event will kick off Wednesday, December 12th, with updates from government, economic educators, and hops, malting, and brewing sectors. The day will be capped with a tasting, featuring several breweries and distilleries pouring samples of craft beer and spirits which highlight the use of New York State grown hops, barley, and grains as well as a NYS-inspired buffet dinner. Day two will be a series of educational sessions featuring researchers, extension specialists and industry experts, as well as ample networking opportunities. The full program agenda is now available!
Visit our program registration site. Early bird registration will be available through November 15th for $125. After 11/15, registration increases to $150. Contact Cheryl Thayer with any questions about registration.


WNY SOIL HEALTH ALLIANCE WORKSHOP & ANNUAL MEETING 12/19

Dec 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Rd. Batavia, NY. Kris Nichols will be presenting information on Regenerative Farming Practices and Hands-On Tools for Assessing Soil Health. John Wallace will be presenting Penn State research on Weed Management and Soil Health practices. For more information contact: Dennis Kirby at 585-589-5959. DEC & CCA credits pending. 

NYS Ag & Markets is interested in hearing from NY dairy farmers

NYS Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets is interested in hearing from NY dairy farmers regarding the status of the dairy industry and their ideas as to improvements that could be made to various programs and institutions that impact the financial environment of dairy markets.  The survey will remain open until December 3, 2018 The results of the survey will be collected and summarized by staff of the NYSDAM. The survey does not take long to complete.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GWC9YH3


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.

https://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=761&crumb=dairy|1

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