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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

Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshops

August 23 - August 24, 2018
Morning and Afternoon sessions

Corn silage harvest is drawing near. The way corn silage is harvested and stored is a single event that affects your operation for the entire next year. Are you prepared to set your operation up for success? Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest workshops to hear the latest research-backed strategies you can implement on your dairy this corn silage season.

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2018 New York Corn & Soybean Yield Contest

August 25, 2018

See attached flyer for Contest Rules and Entry Form.
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No-Till & Never-Till Soil Health Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 28, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Stafford, NY

The Western New York Soil Health Alliance will be holding a Soil Health Workshop focusing on No-Till practices and benefits. They will be digging underground to look at a section of field that has NEVER had any tillage and compare it to the adjacent area with a history of tillage practices. In addition, there will be information on the problem of slugs and voles in the higher residue farming practices.
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Announcements

Latest Dairy Market Watch

An educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. Dairy Market Watch - July 2018

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.

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