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January 2018

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

The Corn Congresses are right around the corner! We have two exceptional speakers this year.

Dr. Julian Smith, PhD, President of CZO Agronomics. LLC.

Jim Hershey, President, PA No-Till Alliance

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 11, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

The Corn Congresses are right around the corner! We have two exceptional speakers this year.

Dr. Julian Smith, PhD, President of CZO Agronomics, LLC.

Jim Hershey, President, PA No-Till Alliance

Succession & Estate Planning Kickoff Seminar

January 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Batavia, NY

Succession & Estate Planning Kickoff Seminar

We encourage farm owner managers and potential entrants to the business to participate inthis seminar for an introduction to important concepts in succession and estate planning.

A series of workshops to help participants clarify their goals, identify a planning team to assist in achieving retirement, succession or estate planning oags and learn skills for communicating your ideas to your heirs or successors will be offered following his seminar. 

New York Learning Circles - Conservation Values - Your Land is Your Legacy

January 25, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mount Morris, NY

New York Learning Circles - Conservation Values - Your Land is Your Legacy

More than one million women now own or manage farmland across America with many of these women inheriting their land from their spouse or parents. Research shows that women landowners can benefit from learning about conservation practices from other women landowners and conservation professionals. To reach the growing number of women landowners interested in conservation, American Farmland Trust, along with Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team & Ohio's Wood Soil & Water Conservation District, have joined together to offer a number of different opportunities to share information and learn more about preserving their land long into the future.

We hope that you can join us for 1 or more of our Learning Circles!  Invite a friend or family member to join you!!!


February 2018

2018 Cow Comfort Conference, "The Latest Research in Cow Comfort"

February 6 - February 7, 2018
Liverpool, NY

2018 Cow Comfort Conference,

Along with help from partners and sponsors, the Cornell Cooperative Extension North Country Regional Ag Team and the South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team are hosing the 2018 Cow Comfort Conference - "The Latest in Cow Comfort". The 2nd annual installment of this conference will highlight the importance of maximizing cow comfort while showcasing the latest research and industry findings. The conference is open to anybody, and last year's attendees included a variety of producers, allied industry, extension, and students.

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

The Soybean/Small Grains Congresses are right around the corner! We have two exceptional speakers this year.

Dustin Lewis, PhD, District Manager, BASF Crop Protection

Adam Gaspar, PhD,  Field Agronomist, DuPont Pioneer

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 8, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

he Soybean/Small Grains Congresses are right around the corner! We have two exceptional speakers this year.

Dustin Lewis, PhD, District Manager, BASF Crop Protection

Adam Gaspar, PhD, Field Agronomist, DuPont Pioneer

NY Pork Producers - Annual Meeting

February 10, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Corfu, NY

NY Pork Producers - Annual Meeting

Producers of all ages involved in pork production are invited and encouraged to attend the NY Pork Producers annual meeting.

Planning for Succession - Managing Business Transition to a New Generation, Riga Location

February 12 - March 12, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Churchville, NY

Planning for Succession - Managing Business Transition to a New Generation, Riga Location

Members of each generation involved in agricultural business together are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop series to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generation business.

Planning for Succession - Managing Business Transition to a New Generation, Warsaw Location

February 12 - March 12, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Planning for Succession - Managing Business Transition to a New Generation, Warsaw Location

Members of each generation involved in agricultural business together are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop series to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generation business.

New York Learning Circles - Conservation & Farmland Leasing: Talking with Your Farmer

February 15, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mount Morris, NY

New York Learning Circles - Conservation & Farmland Leasing: Talking with Your Farmer

More than one million women now own or manage farmland across America with many of these women inheriting their land from their spouse or parents. Research shows that women landowners can benefit from learning about conservation practices from other women landowners and conservation professionals. To reach the growing number of women landowners interested in conservation, American Farmland Trust, along with Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team & Ohio's Wood Soil & Water Conservation District, have joined together to offer a number of different opportunities to share information and learn more about preserving their land long into the future.

We hope that you can join us for 1 or more of our Learning Circles!  Invite a friend or family member to join you!!!

Sustainable Agricultural Lease Workshop

February 15, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Sustainable Agricultural Lease Workshop

Join Steven A. Walker, Esq. of Scolaro, Fetter, Grizanti, and McGough, P.C., Agricultural Services Division, for a discussion of sustainable agricultural leases. Come learn how farmers and landowners can work together to develop a lease. Meeting both of their goals for profitability and sustainability.

Adding New Cuts to Your Freezer Trade

February 21, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Adding New Cuts to Your Freezer Trade

Retired USDA meat marketing specialist Steve Olson will be demonstrating some of the newly developed beef cuts. These cuts can add value to your direct marketing/freezer trade sales! 

Forage Congress

February 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mount Morris, NY

Forage Congress

In response to producer requests and feedback from our first Forage Congress in 2017, the NWNY Team is proud to host our second Forage Congress. This conference will bring together the topics of dynamic harvest schedule, farm forage requirements, and critical management zones for yield stability, nutrient conservation, best crop selection and economics in a one day venue. Great speakers, valuable take home messages!

CCA credits will be available.


March 2018

Planning for Succession - Managing Business Transition to a New Generation, Ontario Location

March 1 - March 15, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Planning for Succession - Managing Business Transition to a New Generation, Ontario Location

Members of each generation involved in agricultural business together are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop series to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generation business.

CANCELLED **** Getting Started with Grazing **** CANCELLED

March 7, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newark, NY

CANCELLED **** Getting Started with Grazing **** CANCELLED

Are you looking to start a rotational grazing on your farm? Do you run out of pasture in the summer and need advice on how to overcome that? This workshop will help you take your grazing operation to the next level.  

Profitable Meat Marketing

March 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Geneva, NY

Profitable Meat Marketing

Join Ag. Marketing Specialist Matt LeRoux at a Profitable Meat Marketing workshop to find out if you are covering all your meat marketing costs?including your TIME?and bringing in a profit. 

*** CLASS FULL *** Herd Manager Training - 2 Day Program, Day 1

March 16, 2018
9:30am - 3:00 pm
Phelps, NY

*** CLASS FULL *** Herd Manager Training - 2 Day Program, Day 1

The Herd Manager Training is a 2 day program held one week apart from each other. The program will be held on farm with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk through and discussion.

Who should attend: Those who work directly with cows or train people that do.

This program is eligible for FSA Borrower Credits.

Meat & Greet Farmer & Chef Fair

March 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Geneva, NY

Meat & Greet Farmer & Chef Fair

The Meat & Greet Farmer and Chef Fair is your chance to connect with customers. Open to all kinds of Finger Lakes livestock farms with all kinds of species and cuts. Bring your marketing material and be eager to talk about their products. Regional chefs will provide local meat cooking demonstrations with meat from farms in attendance - and free tasting samples!  The cost is $25 per farm. 
This event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in HWS Medbery Lot adjacent to Pulteney Street.

*** CLASS FULL *** Herd Manager Training - 2 Day Program, Day 2

March 23, 2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Oakfield, NY

*** CLASS FULL *** Herd Manager Training - 2 Day Program, Day 2

The Herd Manager Training is a 2 day program held one week apart from each other. The program will be held on farm with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk through and discussion.

Who should attend: Those who work directly with cows or train people that do.

This program is eligible for FSA Borrower Credits.


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!



July 2018

Respirator Fit Testing Clinics

July 16 - July 17, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dundee, NY


The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) is pleased to provide respirator fit testing clinics in the following counties: Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne & Yates.

During the clinics NYCAMH will provide medical evaluations; respirator fit tests; and WPS compliant training's on how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal check, use, clean, maintain, and store respirators.


2018 CCE Adirondack Summer Excursion

July 21, 2018
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Utica, NY

2018 CCE Adirondack Summer Excursion

The New York State Association of Agricultural County Agents (NYSACAA) is dedicated to providing members of Cornell Cooperative Extension community with continuing education, a voice on campus and ways to keep connected with each other. Regional, statewide and national meetings bring members together for professional improvement and social interaction. 

The board of directors has once again endorsed a summer social event to bring extension folks from across the state together this summer on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad
(http://www.adirondackrr.com/adkrr/). You do not have to be a NYSACAA member to join us! This excursion is open to all county, regional and campus employees and their families. It is unfortunate that there are county fairs in progress on that day, however this was the best choice for railroad operation purposes. 

New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association Summer Crop Tour

July 26, 2018
8:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Mount Morris, NY


Featured keynote speaker Dr. Fred E. Below a Professor of Crop Physiology in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. The program will focus on cover crops, soil health, and of course yields! 


August 2018

Pastured Pork Workshop

August 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Naples, NY

Pastured Pork Workshop

Come and hear how heritage pigs are raised on pasture. 

Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshops

August 23 - August 24, 2018
Morning and Afternoon sessions

Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshops

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? Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest workshops to hear the latest research-backed strategies you can implement on your dairy this corn silage season.

2018 New York Corn & Soybean Yield Contest ***deadline extended to 9/1/18***

August 25 - September 1, 2018


***Deadline Extended to September 1, 2018***.  See attached flyer for Contest Rules and Entry Form.

No-Till & Never-Till Soil Health Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 28, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Stafford, NY


The Western New York Soil Health Alliance will be holding a Soil Health Workshop focusing on No-Till practices and benefits. They will be digging underground to look at a section of field that has NEVER had any tillage and compare it to the adjacent area with a history of tillage practices. In addition, there will be information on the problem of slugs and voles in the higher residue farming practices.


September 2018

Mortality Disposal: Looking for Solutions Roundtable Event

September 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY


Please join Cornell Waste Management Institute (CWMI), Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for a round-table to discuss composting and burial rules and guidance, as well as problems and solutions that will encourage new and existing facilities to compost mortalities, explore incineration, digestion and any other disposal ideas that protect human, livestock and environmental health.

September 28, 2018 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wyoming County Ag and Business Center, 36 Center Street, Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569. The meeting will be held in Learning Center Room #1.


October 2018

Salmonella Dublin Meetings - two dates - Perry Vet Oct 3 and Attica Vet Oct 11

October 3, 2018
5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to 585-969-9115 by 9/28 (light refreshments)
Perry, NY

Salmonella Dublin Meetings - two dates - Perry Vet Oct 3 and Attica Vet Oct 11

Salmonella Dublin has been a growing concern in the dairy, veal, and beef industries in our area. You are invited to attend the following producer meetings concerning this emerging topic.

Salmonella Dublin meeting Oct 11, 2018 (registration deadline 10/1)

October 11, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. please register at 585-591-2660 or email: atticavettech@yahoo.com by 10/1
Warsaw, NY


Salmonella Dublin has been a growing concern in the dairy, veal, and beef industries in our area. You are invited to attend the following producer meetings concerning this emerging topic.

Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training **CLASS FULL**

October 26 - November 9, 2018
Two-day program, held two weeks apart: Oct 26th and Nov 9th, each meet at 9:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training  **CLASS FULL**

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY are holding a two-day Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training at several locations in October and November.  


November 2018

Farm Business Evaluation & Branching into New Business Opportunities

November 9 - November 16, 2018
Two-Part Course, November 9th & 16th, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY


This two-part course will cover how to evaluate the profitability of your operation, effective bookkeeping for farms, and how to evaluate risk and profit potential of new or expanded enterprises to your farm.


December 2018

2018 Feed Dealer Seminar with guest speakers Dr. Tom Overton and Dr. Kristan Reed, Ph.D.

December 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided
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. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.





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2018 Feed Dealer Seminar with guest speakers Dr. Tom Overton and Dr. Kristan Reed, Ph.D.

December 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided
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. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.


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Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Program's team for our annual Corn Congress.  DEC re-certification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits available, so bring your picture ID.  Lunch is included.  Hear from program-related professionals and visit with our sponsoring vendors.  Register Now!
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Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 10, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Program's team for our annual Corn Congress. DEC re-certification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits available, so bring your picture ID. Lunch is included. Hear from program-related professionals and visit with our sponsoring vendors. Register Now!
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Announcements

2018 NY & VT Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Program Report has been Released

Click here to go directly to the report released November 19, 2018.

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


WNY SOIL HEALTH ALLIANCE WORKSHOP & ANNUAL MEETING 12/19

Dec 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Rd. Batavia, NY. Kris Nichols will be presenting information on Regenerative Farming Practices and Hands-On Tools for Assessing Soil Health. John Wallace will be presenting Penn State research on Weed Management and Soil Health practices. For more information contact: Dennis Kirby at 585-589-5959. DEC & CCA credits pending. 

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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