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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.

December 2016

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2016 "Laying the Foundation for Top Herd Performance"

December 7 - December 8, 2016
East Syracuse, NY

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2016
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An annual conference designed for anyone with interest in dairy replacements. A blend of producers, researchers and industry specialists speaking on genomics, calving intervention, immune system development, vaccination strategies, record keeping, antibiotic selection and expected results, effectiveness of antibiotics by age and health status, the upcoming Veterinary Feed Directive, Salmonella dublin, milk biofilms and cleaning, tools for managing respiratory disease, inspiring employees, what top farms look like and goals for feeding older heifers.

Profitable Meat Marketing! Penn Yan Location

December 8, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY

Profitable Meat Marketing! Penn Yan Location
The workshop will focus on helping farmers learn effective marketing strategies in order to increase profit. The Meat Price Calculator will also be introduced.

BQA in a Day

December 10, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ovid, NY

BQA in a Day
Topics include care and husbandry, feedstuffs, feed additives and medications, processing and treatment records, and injectable health products vaccines.

The Academy for Dairy Executives - Beaver Hollow Inn & Conference Center

December 13 - December 14, 2016
Java Center, NY

The Academy for Dairy Executives - Beaver Hollow Inn & Conference Center
The program is designed to enhance understanding of the fast-changing dairy industry. By coming to this program, you will continue to develop the necessary leadership and business management skills to lead your dairy business into the future.

Profitable Meat Marketing! Warsaw Location

December 15, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Profitable Meat Marketing! Warsaw Location
The workshop will focus on helping farmers learn effective marketing strategies in order to increase profit. The Meat Price Calculator will also be introduced.

Soil Health Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 21, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Elba, NY

Soil Biology and it's Impact on Soil Health with Dr. Janice Thies. Making Cover Crops Pay with Steve Groff. Strategies for Terminating Cover Crops with Steve Groff. Cover Crop Calculator with Paul Salon. Farmer Panel: Local results from this unusual (terrible) drought year.

DEC Pesticide credits (4)  & CCA credits (3.5) available.

January 2017

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Corn Congress - Batavia Location
The Corn Congresses are right around the corner!

NOTE: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Program starts at: 10:00 a.m.

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location
The Corn Congresses are right around the corner!

NOTE: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Program starts at: 10:00 a.m.

The Academy for Dairy Executives - Country Inn & Suites

January 31 - February 1, 2017
Mount Morris, NY

The Academy for Dairy Executives - Country Inn & Suites
The program is designed to enhance understanding of the fast-changing dairy industry. By coming to this program, you will continue to develop the necessary leadership and business management skills to lead your dairy business into the future.

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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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