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July 2019

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

July 18, 2019
7:00-9:00pm
Batavia, NY

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update
After the day's work is done, come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's lab:
  • Strategies for improving dairy cattle reproductive performance and economics
  • Using automated sensors for improving dairy cattle health monitoring and management

Weed Resistance Management Demonstration and Plot Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Weed Resistance Management Demonstration and Plot Tour
Come join us on July 23 in Seneca County at Quinten Good's farm for a demonstration and walking tour of 16 different pre- and post-emergence treatments in soybean and 12 different treatments and combinations in corn.
  • Tall waterhemp and marestail are two weeds that are resistant to glyphosate and ALS herbicide modes of action in the WNY and Finger Lakes regions.
  • Each year the number of acres with resistant weed populations expands.
  • For herbicides to be an effective tool in weed management, we have to know what chemistries & application timings are most effective against these resistant weeds.

Income and Real Property Tax Primer-A Learning Circle for Women Non-Operating Land Owners of Ag Land

July 24, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Portageville, NY

Income and Real Property Tax Primer-A Learning Circle for Women Non-Operating Land Owners of Ag Land
For many of us taxes can be a mystery, let's have a conversation with the experts about the tax considerations agricultural landowners need to think about. 

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

July 29 - July 30, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms
Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms- Tools for Employers:
Updates and Resources for the NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations 

Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers-Cancelled!

July 29, 2019
12:45 - 4 pm

The Finger Lakes Graziers pasture walk has been cancelled due to some scheduling conflicts. 

Hoof Trimming Workshop

July 31 - August 1, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Stanley, NY

Hoof Trimming Workshop
This two-day hoof trimming workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1.
Participants will learn the basic hoof trimming methods, along with hoof anatomy, nutrition & hoof horn health, lameness scoring, and knife sharpening and safety.  *Note: This workshop is designed to introduce participants to hoof trimming methods and factors affecting hoof health.  It is not intended to create proficient hoof trimmers in two days.*

August 2019

Pasture Walk - Youngman Farms - Wolcott, NY - RSVP by July 31st

August 2, 2019
F 6:30pm -8:30pm - $10 per person, $15 per farm/family
Wolcott, NY

Pasture Walk - Youngman Farms - Wolcott, NY - RSVP by July 31st
Come and learn about rotational grazing at a beef operation. 

BQA at EFD

August 6, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Seneca Falls, NY

BQA at EFD
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.

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

August 13 - August 14, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Oakfield, NY

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course
This two-day AI workshop will be held on August 13 and 14.  

Topics covered will include:

• Reproductive Physiology
• Synchronization Protocols
• Heat Detection
• Artificial Insemination
• Proper Thawing of Semen
• Loading A.I. guns
• Practice Breeding Cows

Pasture Walk - Wild Geese Farm - Franklinville, NY

August 21, 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Fanklinville, NY

Pasture Walk - Wild Geese Farm - Franklinville, NY
Topics to include: Tools for Managing Rotational Grazed Pasture, Weed ID and Management and Calculating Cost of Production. 

Soil Health Field Day

August 29, 2019
9:30am - 2:00pm
Mount Morris, NY

Soil Health Field Day
Join us at Macauley Farms LLC in Mount Morris, NY for a day discussing soil health topics and field tours covering various topics such as cover crop mixtures, interseeder demonstration and more. 

September 2019

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Albion NY

September 3, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Albion, NY

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Albion NY
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? 

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Clifton Springs, NY

September 3, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am
Clifton Springs, NY

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Clifton Springs, NY
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? 

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Bliss NY

September 4, 2019
10:00am to Noon
Bliss, NY

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Bliss NY
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? 

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Penn Yan

September 17, 2019
10:00am to Noon
Penn Yan, NY

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Penn Yan
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? 

Ontario County Fun on the Farm

September 21, 2019
11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Seneca Castle, NY

Ontario County Fun on the Farm
Fun on the Farm works to educate non-farm public and our neighbors about agriculture around them. It is fun and educational.

Fun on the Farm attracts thousands of people and gives us the opportunity to communicate to the community the benefits of the agricultural production in Ontario County, the state, and the nation.

The event is free! There are many agricultural products that are available to be sampled. It is the perfect place to try that product you have seen in the store but didn't want to commit to purchasing.

Food is available to purchase for lunch. It is provided by a local service group.

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

September 24 - September 25, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Shortsville, NY

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course
**CLASS IS FULL**

This two-day AI workshop will be held on September 24 and 25. 

Topics covered will include:

• Reproductive Physiology
• Synchronization Protocols
• Heat Detection
• Artificial Insemination
• Proper Thawing of Semen
• Loading A.I. guns
• Practice Breeding Cows


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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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