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January 2020

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 8, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop 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.  

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field CropsTeam 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. 

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Urgent Situations

January 23, 2020
1-4 pm
Perry, NY

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Urgent Situations

Preparedness for Urgent Situations.  Be Prepared for a fire, weather emergency or barn damage. Learn from NYCAMH and the local fire department how to prepare for the unexpected.  
On-Farm, 1-4 pm

NY Corn & Soybean Winter Expo

January 23, 2020
8:00am - 3:00pm
Liverpool, NY

NY Corn & Soybean Winter Expo

The New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association invites you to join us on Thursday, January 23, 2020 for our Winter Expo in Syracuse, New York.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER-ZACH JOHNSON, MILLENNIAL FARMER

Modern On Farm Preparedness - F.A.R.M. 4.0 Update

January 30, 2020
1-2 pm
Albion, NY

Modern On Farm Preparedness - F.A.R.M. 4.0 Update

The F.A.R.M. Program is evolving as farmers implement the program.  Learn about how farmers have used and gained benefits and how you can use the F.A.R.M. program.
Live Webinar, 1-2pm, 

The Basics of Making Great Hay

January 30, 2020
9:30am-12:00pm
Lockport, NY


Feed is one of the biggest costs with raising livestock and making hay can be one of the biggest challenges. Come and learn the basics. 

The Basics of Making Great Hay

January 30, 2020
9:30am-12:00pm
Lockport, NY


Feed is one of the biggest costs with raising livestock and making hay can be one of the biggest challenges. Come and learn the basics. 


February 2020

Precision Ag Workshops - Niagara County Feb. 4th

February 4, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Lockport, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Niagara County Feb. 4th

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 4, February 18, and March 5, 2020. 

Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 5, 2020
8:30a.m Registration. Program 10:00am - 3:30pm
Batavia, NY

Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team for the annual Soybean & Small Grains Congress to be held at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia, NY.

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Activist Preparedness

February 6, 2020
1-2 pm
Batavia, NY

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Activist Preparedness

This session will address several aspects of dealing with activists, including good hiring practices, available resources for support, and a plan of who to contact if something happens on your farm. Learn how to talk about videos taken on other farms and how to prepare your employees for these events
1-2 pm

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2020
8:30am Registration. Program 10:00am - 3:30pm
Waterloo, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team for the annual Soybean & Small Grains Congress to be held at the Quality Inn, 2468 Route 414, Waterloo NY.

Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County Feb. 7th

February 7, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ovid, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County Feb. 7th

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 7th, March 3rd and April 3rd. 

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Social Media

February 13, 2020
1-4 pm
Oakfield, NY

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Social Media

How to respond to negative comments on farm pages. Resources to tap into and people you can call for effective responses.
1-4 pm 

Precision Ag Workshops - Niagara County Feb. 18th

February 18, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Lockport, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Niagara County Feb. 18th

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 4, February 18, and March 5, 2020. 

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Disease Outbreaks & Biosecurity

February 20, 2020
1-2 pm
Warsaw, NY

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Disease Outbreaks & Biosecurity

 Do you have a plan in place if there is a disease outbreak on the farm? Dr Melanie Hemenway, State Veterinarian, will provide concrete steps to deal with disease outbreaks and make biosecurity recommendations for prevention.
1-2 pm 

Precision Ag Workshops - Genesee County Feb. 20th

February 20, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Batavia, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Genesee County Feb. 20th

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 20, March 6, and March 27, 2020. 

CANCELLED - Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Mt. Morris, NY

February 26, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Mount Morris, NY

CANCELLED - Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Mt. Morris, NY

EVENT CANCELLED - Will be Rescheduled at a Later Date. 
Milk Quality Management in AMS systems will be our first topic, with future discussion group topics to include: lameness and cow comfort, milk production, AMS daily task efficiency, and AMS maintenance. 

The Basics of Making Great Hay

February 29, 2020
9:30am-12:00pm
Lockport, NY

The Basics of Making Great Hay

Feed is one of the biggest costs with raising livestock and making hay can be one of the biggest challenges. Come and learn the basics. 


March 2020

Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County March 3rd

March 3, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ovid, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County March 3rd

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 7th, March 3rd and April 3rd. 

**New Date** Modern On Farm Preparedness - On-Farm Safety

March 5, 2020
1-4 pm
Strykersville, NY

**New Date** Modern On Farm Preparedness - On-Farm Safety

 Accidents happen, but this session will focus on prevention and also address accident response.
1-4 pm at Breezyhill Dairy, 2705 N Sheldon Rd, Strykersville, NY.

Precision Ag Workshops - Niagara County March 5th

March 5, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Lockport, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Niagara County March 5th

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 4, February 18, and March 5, 2020. 

Precision Ag Workshops - Genesee County March 6th

March 6, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Batavia, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Genesee County March 6th

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 20, March 6, and March 27, 2020. 

** CANCELED ** Certified Pesticide Applicator Training 3/18 & 3/20 - Albion, NY

March 18 - March 20, 2020
8:00am - 12:30pm Registration begins at 7:45am
Albion, NY

** CANCELED ** Certified Pesticide Applicator Training 3/18 & 3/20 - Albion, NY

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

**CANCELED** - Precision Ag Workshops - Genesee County March 27th

March 27, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Batavia, NY

**CANCELED** - Precision Ag Workshops - Genesee County March 27th

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 


April 2020

** CANCELED ** OSHA Compliant Fit Testing & Training

April 1, 2020
9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm.
Pultneyville, NY


Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

** CANCELED ** Pesticide Applicator Training and Credit Course - Warsaw, NY

April 2, 2020
Core Training 8:15am - 12:15pm DEC Exam begins at 1:00pm
Warsaw, NY

** CANCELED ** Pesticide Applicator Training and Credit Course - Warsaw, NY

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

** CANCELED ** Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County April 3rd

April 3, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ovid, NY

** CANCELED ** Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County April 3rd

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

** CANCELED ** 2020 Agronomy Scout School

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 4, 2020
CANCELED

** CANCELED ** 2020 Agronomy Scout School

CANCELED AGRONOMY SCOUT SCHOOL
Due to Cornell University and Governor's announcement that all SUNY/ campuses go to remote learning to mitigate the spread of COVID19, locally, it has been decided to cancel the Agronomy Scout School and all activities held on campus. We plan to reschedule this event for a later date, pending further knowledge of the COVID19 mitigation regulations state and nationwide. Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, NWNY & SWNY Field Crops Team

** CANCELED ** OSHA Compliant Fit Testing & Training

April 9, 2020
9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm.
Pultneyville, NY


Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Webinar

April 14, 2020
6:30- 8:00 pm

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Webinar

The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: April 14 - English | 6:30 to 8:00 PM and April 16 - Spanish | 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person trainings conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall. 

*CANCELED* Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

April 16, 2020
12:00- 4:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

*CANCELED* Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. We are working on developing an online version of this class in April.  More details soon!

Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer through this bilingual workshop!

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Webinar

April 16, 2020
12:00-1:30 pm

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Webinar

The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: April 14 - English | 6:30 to 8:00 PM and April 16 - Spanish | 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person trainings conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall. 


May 2020

Dairy Labor Discussion Group Zoom Meeting

May 1, 2020
12-1:30 pm

Dairy Labor Discussion Group Zoom Meeting

Wonder how other farms are managing overtime?
Looking for new management ideas and strategies?

Join this group to discuss the financial impacts of and management strategies for overtime with other farmers.

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales - Online Workshop

May 4, 2020
7:00pm


The situation facing us today is challenging. While conventional markets for livestock have cooled as large processors slow down production or temporarily close, NY farms are faced with a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. 

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales - Online Workshop

May 13, 2020
7:00pm


The situation facing us today is challenging. While conventional markets for livestock have cooled as large processors slow down production or temporarily close, NY farms are faced with a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. 


June 2020

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July 2020

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August 2020

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September 2020

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November 2020

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December 2020

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Upcoming Events

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 6, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop 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.  
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Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 7, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field CropsTeam 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. 
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Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 10, 2021
8:30a.m Registration. Program 10:00am - 3:30pm
Batavia, NY

Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team for the annual Soybean & Small Grains Congress to be held at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia, NY.
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Announcements

Resources for Managing Overtime

Beginning January 1, 2020, farm employers in New York will be required to pay overtime to certain employees for all hours worked over 60 in a week. We've developed some tools to help farm employers consider management strategies to respond to this change. Tools include an excel calculator to estimate the cost of overtime and an extension bulletin to help you consider and evaluate changes on your farm.

March 2020 Dairy Market Watch

The latest issue of Dairy Market Watch is now available. Keep up to date on the market issues affecting our dairy industry, and put changing market forces into perspective.

https://nydairyadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_730.pdf

Dairy Market Watch is an educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry.  Dairy Market Watch is published at the end of every month, funded in part by Cornell Pro-Dairy, and is compiled by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist with CCE's SWNY Regional Team.



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