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September 2016

WNY Young Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meeting

September 8, 2016
6:30pm- 9:00pm
Warsaw, NY

WNY Young Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meeting
The focus for this meeting is Quality Milk.  The discussion will be centered around pathogen-based treatments, aerobic culturing and the QMPS milking time audit program.

Pasture Walk

September 14, 2016
5:30-7:30pm
Hemlock, NY

Pasture Walk
Join us for a pasture walk! Dr. Michael Baker, Cornell University Beef Specialist, and Nancy Glazier, CCE Small Farms and Livestock Specialist, will lead participants on an educational tour of pasture in use for beef production. This pasture walk will be informative for livestock producers of all kinds. Light refreshments served.

Bovine Reproduction and A.I. Training Course in English

September 26 - September 27, 2016
9:30am- 3:30pm
Shortsville, NY

Bovine Reproduction and A.I. Training Course in English
During the last week of September we will be offering a Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training Course in collaboration of Genex Cooperative, Inc. This two-day class will be offered once in Spanish and once in English. Registration is limited to 15 participants per two-day class.

CLASS CANCELLED Bovine Reproduction and A.I. Training Course in Spanish CLASS CANCELLED

September 29 - September 30, 2016
9:30am- 3:30pm
Stafford, NY

CLASS CANCELLED Bovine Reproduction and A.I. Training Course in Spanish CLASS CANCELLED
During the last week of September we will be offering a Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training Course in collaboration of Genex Cooperative, Inc. This two-day class will be offered once in Spanish and once in English. Registration is limited to 15 participants per two-day class.

October 2016

Maple Value-Added Products Workshop

October 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Attica, NY

Maple Value-Added Products Workshop
Whether you are a New Producer, a Beginner Producer, or a Small Commercial Producer, this workshop will provide you with valuable production information on methods, materials, management, and much more.

A Taste of Honey

October 17, 2016
6:30 pm
Perry, NY

A Taste of Honey
Join the Wyoming County Beekeepers for "A Taste of Honey", culinary creations using local honey demonstrated by chef and beekeeper Travis Barlow.

***CANCELLED*** BQA in a Day Training - Ovid Location ***CANCELLED***

October 19, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Ovid, NY

***CANCELLED*** BQA in a Day Training - Ovid Location ***CANCELLED***
October is BQA month in New York! Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that provides training to beef cattle producers in food safety, proper cattle handling techniques, handling of animal health products, injection sites, and recording keeping.

Webinar: Winter Calf Care

October 26, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Webinar: Winter Calf Care
Calves need extra care when the weather turns cold!

November 2016

Dairy Skills Training: Calf Management 2 Day Workshop

November 8 - November 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dairy Skills Training: Calf Management 2 Day Workshop
This workshop is a 2 day event at 2 different locations. 

First Class: November 8 at: Mulligan Farms, 5403 Barber Road, Avon

Second Class: November 15 at: Lamb Farms, 6880 Albion Road, Oakfield

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 151: Woodland Mushroom Cultivation

November 8 - December 13, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 151: Woodland Mushroom Cultivation
Mushrooms are an emerging niche crop with many benefits, including improving farmer stewardship of forested lands and the ability to offer a unique and highly desired product. With a bit of practice, mushrooms can be easily grown in the woods on many products that can be the surplus of healthy forest management.

This course trains new and experienced farmers in the background, techniques, and economics of farm scale woodland mushroom production. Students will learn the basic biology of mushrooms, cultivation techniques for shiitake, oyster, lions mane, and stropharia mushrooms, proper conditions for fruiting, management needs, and harvesting and marketing mushrooms.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 122: Berry Production

November 8 - December 16, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 122: Berry Production
If you're exploring the idea of adding berries and bramble fruits to your farm, this course will help you consider all the aspects of this decision, from varieties and site selection all the way through profit potential and marketing.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 201: Effective Marketing for the Busy Farmer

November 9 - December 14, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 201: Effective Marketing for the Busy Farmer
Most of us go into farming with the thought of making some - or all - of our
livelihood through the sale of what we make or grow. As you grow your operation to provide more of your family's income, having a carefully planned marketing strategy becomes more critical.

Completion of this online course will enable you to better understand how to price your products, position yourself in the "buy local", direct sales or wholesale marketplace, and understand low-cost "guerrilla" marketing tactics to get the best bang for your buck and make your farm operation financially sustainable. If you complete the activities in this course, you will possess a marketing plan to guide decisions for which market channels to enter, branding and crisis management plans and pricing guidelines for your farm products.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 231: Improved Grazing Management

November 9 - November 14, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 231: Improved Grazing Management
Grazing is more than simply turning livestock out onto a green "warehouse"
and hoping for the best. With sound grazing management, you can reduce your workload, keep your animals happier and healthier, and improve the overall productivity and profitability of your farm. Well-managed grazing systems also provide greater environmental benefits and enhance habitat for many wildlife species.

In this course, you'll learn the key concepts of successful grazing operations that can be adapted and successfully implemented on your own farm. The course focus will be on grazing ruminant livestock, but most of the information will be relevant to non-ruminant animals as well.

Cornell Small Farms Programs: BF 110: Soil Health

November 10 - November 22, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cornell Small Farms Programs: BF 110: Soil Health
The health and productivity of the soil forms the basis for any farm's success, profitability, and ecological sustainability. Successful farmers need to develop a holistic approach to preserving and building soil health and fertility. Stewardship of the soil is arguably the most important job of any farmer or gardener.

Helping Agriculture Employers Stay Current on Employment Rules & Best Practices

November 15, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elba, NY

Helping Agriculture Employers Stay Current on Employment Rules & Best Practices
Why should I attend?

A stable, well-trained workforce is the lifeblood of agriculture. The Agriculture
Workforce Development Council (AWDC) was formed to raise awareness of on-going labor issues and to bring resources to farm operators so they can adopt best practices. Even well managed operations can struggle with understanding and filtering the multitude of legal and regulatory requirements associated with all aspects of managing a workforce.

Feed Dealer's Meeting

November 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Feed Dealer's Meeting
Tis the season for the annual Feed Dealer's Meeting for industry personnel and area producers.

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Upcoming Events

Fresh Cow Health Disorders Webinar Series in SPANISH

July 19, 2024 : Fresh Cow Health Disorders Spanish Webinar Series/Trastornos de Salud de las Vacas Frescas

Join us for this free Spanish-language webinar series, where you will learn the fundamentals, management and research of the most common fresh cow health disorders.

Únete a esta serie de webinars en español, específicamente diseñado para empleados o supervisores de ranchos lecheros. En esta serie de webinars, usted aprendera acerca de los fundamentos, prácticas de manejo e investigación de las enfermedades más comunes de las vacas frescas. 

Cornell Cow Convos Podcast- Episode 11 Release

July 25, 2024

Cornell Cow Convos-Episode 11

https://soundcloud.com/user-301921459-118136586/sets/cornell-dairy-convos

Hands-On Calving Training - Yates County

August 7, 2024 : Hands-On Calving Training - Yates County
Benton, NY

To assist or not to assist? That is (one of) the questions dairy farm personnel have while working in the maternity area on a farm.

This workshop will teach best calving management practices to minimize stillbirth rates and improve calf and cow health during and directly after the calving process.

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