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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

Forage Congress

February 27, 2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mt. Morris, NY

  • Climate Smart Farming Decision Tools
  • Forage Quality to Reduce Purchase Concentrate Cost.  N Management, Guidelines for Grass, Low Lignin Alfalfa, Harvest Schedule
  • Fiber Digestibility & Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Using Fiber & Starch Yields
  • Silage Fermentation
  • Inventory & Shrink
  • Producer Panel

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MANURE APPLICATOR TRAINING - DEC Approved Training for CAFO Farms, register by 2/22/2019!

February 28, 2019
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Wyo Co Ag Bus Center, Warsaw and 1 p.m. - 3 p. m. Civil Def Bldg., Bath NY

This informational meeting is for all farm owners, family members, and employees who manage their farm's manure. All farms, regardless of size are encouraged to attend. This is a DEC approved Manure Applicator Training that is required for CAFO farms. A certificate will be provided to each farm that participates in the meeting. 
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Raising Healthy Livestock: The Basics of Feeding, Health, and Quality Care

March 2, 2019
10 am - 1 pm
Lockport, NY

Raising livestock can be a rewarding enterprise. There are many things to consider, including what to feed, how to keep them healthy and how to handle them. Cornell Cooperative Extension NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team is holding a workshop for livestock farmers to help address these topics. 
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CDL Training Program For Agricultural Producers and their Employees ONLY

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County, in collaboration with Genesee Valley BOCES, will be offering a CDL Training Program for both Class A and Class B licenses. This course is offered to Farm Owners, Operators, and their Employees ONLY.

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Informational Meeting)
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Classroom)
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Classroom)
Cost:
Class A CDL=$ 750.00 (Enrolled in Ag Program)
Class A CDL =$ 800.00 (not enrolled in Ag Program).
Class B CDL=$ 600.00 (Enrolled in Ag Program)
Class B CDL =$ 650.00 (Not enrolled in Ag Program)
Checks payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County
Held at CCE-Wyoming County., 36 Center Street, Warsaw, NY 14569

The informational meeting will be held the week before the CDL training session begins, to answer any questions you may have regarding this program and to pick up the required training materials and medical forms. To register, please contact Debra Welch at 585-786-2251 or email djw275@cornell.edu


Wyoming County Pride of Ag Dinner - N Java Fire hall, March 2nd

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please contact the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, 585.786.0307.

USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

The listening session will be held Feb. 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Jefferson Auditorium in the South Building located at 14th Street and Independence Ave. S.W. in Washington, D.C.

The listening session is open to the public. Participants must register at farmers.gov/farmbill by February 22, 2019, to attend the listening session and are encouraged to provide written comments prior to the listening session. For those orally presenting comments at the listening session, written comments are encouraged to be submitted to regulations.gov by February 22, 2019. Additional written comments will be accepted through March 1, 2019. Comments received will be publicly available on www.regulations.gov.


Three Free Digester Workshops offered through CCE St. Lawrence Co.

CCE of St. Lawrence County is offering three FREE workshops showcasing the research results from our feasibility study of anaerobic digester technology on small farms. The research was conducted by our partners at Clarkson University using the anaerobic digester at the Extension Learning Farm, which is fed both manure from a dairy operation and vegetable waste from our commercial kitchen. The digester heats a small green house that starts our seedling plants. We have a small scale vegetable-only digester as well. The research and program targets small dairies under 200 head, livestock producers, horticulture producers and anyone interested in alternative energy.

Program will be held on December 5, January 7, and March 6. A catered meal is provided at each program. Participants within the North Country Region will be given a $25 stipend to help cover travel costs, those from outside the region will be given $50. To receive the stipend, participants will need to complete a pre/post-test survey.

More information and registration information can be found here: http://stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu/events/2018/12/05/exploring-digester-technology


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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