Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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April 2018

Changes coming to the MPP Dairy Program

April 9, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A risk management tool for dairy producers.

May 2018

CANCELLED** Beef Quality Assurance Training**CANCELLED

May 5, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gainesville, NY

CANCELLED** Beef Quality Assurance Training**CANCELLED
The goal of this national program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer's attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products. 

Pasture & Farm Walk

May 17, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Stafford, NY

Pasture & Farm Walk
Join us as we walk the pastures and discuss Garry's goals and suggest improvements. We will relocate to his home farm in LeRoy for further discussion and refreshments.

Taking a Holistic Approach to Managing Your Land

May 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Piffard, NY

Have you ever wondered what your woods can do for you? During this session, we will be joined by a forester, who will share information about woodlot management and timber contracts. Attendees will also gain an understanding of soil types and soil health as well as the effect compaction can have on their land. In a final discussion, we will talk about drainage and about how the installation of tile drains can greatly impact the productively of your land. This day will take place 'on the farm' so that attendees can 'discuss' but also 'see' what we will be talking about throughout the day so dress appropriately!

June 2018

Beef Quality Assurance Training

June 2, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lyons, NY

Beef Quality Assurance Training
The goal of this national program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer's attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products.

Cattle Handling Systems Importance for BQA

June 14, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gainesville, NY

Cattle Handling Systems Importance for BQA
Providing facilities that allow safe, humane, and efficient movement and/or restraint of cattle is part of the Code of Cattle Care for Beef Quality Assurance. Facilities provide for disease prevention practices to protect herd health, including access to veterinary medical care. This workshop will cover some key concepts for animal health and handling and provide an opportunity to hear and share personal experiences.

Malting Barley, Wheat & Rye Twilight Tour

June 21, 2018
5:30 p.m
Geneva, NY

Malting Barley, Wheat & Rye Twilight Tour
Come walk through the Cornell winter malting barley, wheat and hybrid rye variety trial and take a tour of all the varieties being tested in 2018.

See which varieties will look good on your farm next year!


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Upcoming Events

Cow Comfort Program- Tiestall

December 10, 2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Penn Yan, NY

The Tie Stall Cow Comfort Workshop is an educational program for farmers, employees and agriservice professionals who work directly with dairy cows. Each session will include an on-farm portion where attendees walk through the farm and complete an assessment.
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2019 Feed Dealers' Seminar

December 13, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.
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Info Session on the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act- Newark

December 17, 2019
10:00- 11:30 am
Newark, NY

Come join the NWNY Dairy team and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor to get the answers you need.  
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Announcements

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

If you're wondering how to get your farm business in compliance with NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations, you've come to the right place.  The 2018 New York State budget included new regulations addressing sexual harassment in the workplace that became effective on October 9, 2018 for all New York employers, including agricultural employers. All employers are required to have a sexual harassment prevention policy and to provide annual, interactive sexual harassment prevention training for all employees.  Check out the resources developed by Cornell Ag Workforce Development, including step-by-step instructions and farm-friendly training videos.


RMA Announces Additional One-time Changes to Prevented Planting Provisions

June 29, 2019

RMA Announces Additional One-time Changes to Prevented Planting Provisions
for 2019 Crop Year

In response to delayed and prevented planting resulting from above average rainfall and wetness, the USDA Risk Management Agency has made a one-time change to the 2019 crop year prevented planting rules that effectively allows silage corn, if planted as a cover crop following local agricultural expert guidelines, to be acceptable as a post-prevented planting cover crop. Under this one-time rule change, producers are allowed to produce this crop while retaining their prevented planting payment. This change couples with previously announced one-time changes to the prevented planting rules - including expanded acceptable uses for post-prevented planting cover crops and a change in the cover crop haying and grazing start date rule - serve to help those struggling to meet their forage needs due to the weather.

Read the full article from the New York Crop Insurance Education Program.

The USDA-RMA states that "For crop insurance purposes, a cover crop is a crop generally recognized by agricultural experts as agronomically sound for the area for erosion control or other purposes related to conservation or soil improvement." PRO-DAIRY specialists Joe Lawrence and Karl Czymmek and Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Professor and Director of Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program have released a letter stating "Corn on Prevented Planting acres meets these objectives."


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