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January 2021

Critical Calf Care: Urgent Decision Making for Dairy Calf Health

January 5, 2021
January 12, 2021
January 19, 2021
January 26, 2021
February 2, 2021
February 9, 2021
February 16, 2021

12:30pm EST
Zoom

Critical Calf Care: Urgent Decision Making for Dairy Calf Health

Join us VIRTUALLY for a 7 week series on critical calf care topics! This series will be offered every Tuesday starting January 5, 2021 at 12:30pm EST. 

2021 Virtual Corn Congress

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 6 - January 7, 2021
10:00am to Noon
Virtually via Zoom

2021 Virtual Corn Congress

Registration is now closed. 

Precision Agriculture Workshop VIRTUAL Series

January 21, 2021
February 4, 2021
February 18, 2021

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtually via Zoom

Precision Agriculture Workshop VIRTUAL Series

Farmers and anyone interested in learning more about precision agriculture and how it can be implemented on the farm is invited to attend a three part virtual series.

Topics will begin with an introduction to precision agriculture and why any producer of an agricultural product should be interested in precision agriculture. 



February 2021

Critical Calf Care: Urgent Decision Making for Dairy Calf Health

January 5, 2021
January 12, 2021
January 19, 2021
January 26, 2021
February 2, 2021
February 9, 2021
February 16, 2021

12:30pm EST
Zoom

Critical Calf Care: Urgent Decision Making for Dairy Calf Health

Join us VIRTUALLY for a 7 week series on critical calf care topics! This series will be offered every Tuesday starting January 5, 2021 at 12:30pm EST. 

Precision Agriculture Workshop VIRTUAL Series

January 21, 2021
February 4, 2021
February 18, 2021

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtually via Zoom

Precision Agriculture Workshop VIRTUAL Series

Farmers and anyone interested in learning more about precision agriculture and how it can be implemented on the farm is invited to attend a three part virtual series.

Topics will begin with an introduction to precision agriculture and why any producer of an agricultural product should be interested in precision agriculture. 

2021 Virtual Soybean and Small Grains Congress

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 10 - February 11, 2021
10:00am to Noon
Virtually via Zoom

2021 Virtual Soybean and Small Grains Congress

Registration is Now Closed.

Dairy Manager Discussion Group Winter Series

February 17, 2021 : Fostering Employee Engagement in a Multi-Cultural Workforce- Dairy Manager Discussion Group
12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtually via Zoom.

Dairy Manager Discussion Group Winter Series

Dairy Manager Discussion Group Winter Series

Calling Dairy Managers and Dairy Owners in the NWNY and SCNY region!

This FREE program will be held virtually, over Zoom, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home or office.  These group meetings will give managers a chance to network with each other and experts while discussing some of the industry's newest topics and pressing issues.

Seventh Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School (ONLINE)

February 18, 2021
February 25, 2021

February 18, 2021 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 noon & 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, February 25, 2021- 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon & 1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Virtually via Zoom

The Seventh Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School will feature expert speakers on grain storage management and a panel of progressive farmers sharing expertise on grain storage, handling grain for seed, and packaging grains for retail.

Beginning a Livestock Farm Series

February 24, 2021
March 10, 2021

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtually via Zoom

Beginning a Livestock Farm Series

There are many aspects to consider when starting a livestock farm, such as what to sell, how to sell it, and recordkeeping. Cornell Cooperative Extension's Specialists Nancy Glazier and Joan Sinclair Petzen are offering a beginning farmer educational series via Zoom.

Dairy Forward Grant Webinar on 2/24/21

February 24, 2021
Noon - 12:30pm
Zoom

Dairy Forward Grant Webinar on 2/24/21

This FREE program will be offered via Zoom and will include a call-in option. If you're interested in receiving program information, but are unable to attend "live", please register to receive a recording of the webinar and application materials.



March 2021

Dairy Manager Discussion Group Winter Series

March 10, 2021 : Employee Handbooks: What's Important & How to Start- Dairy Manager Discussion Group
1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Virtually via Zoom.

Dairy Manager Discussion Group Winter Series

Dairy Manager Discussion Group Winter Series

Calling Dairy Managers and Dairy Owners in the NWNY and SCNY region!

This FREE program will be held virtually, over Zoom, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home or office.  These group meetings will give managers a chance to network with each other and experts while discussing some of the industry's newest topics and pressing issues.

Beginning a Livestock Farm Series

February 24, 2021
March 10, 2021

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtually via Zoom

Beginning a Livestock Farm Series

There are many aspects to consider when starting a livestock farm, such as what to sell, how to sell it, and recordkeeping. Cornell Cooperative Extension's Specialists Nancy Glazier and Joan Sinclair Petzen are offering a beginning farmer educational series via Zoom.

Virtual Forage Congress 2021

March 11, 2021
10:00am - 12:15pm
Zoom

Virtual Forage Congress 2021

Pre-Registration is Now Open for the 2021 Virtual Forage Congress!

Dairy Manager Discussion Group Winter Series

March 17, 2021 : NY Dairy x Beef Calves Survey Results & InFocus Program Updats -Dairy Managers Discussion Group
12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtually via Zoom.

Dairy Manager Discussion Group Winter Series

Dairy Manager Discussion Group Winter Series

Calling Dairy Managers and Dairy Owners in the NWNY and SCNY region!

This FREE program will be held virtually, over Zoom, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home or office.  These group meetings will give managers a chance to network with each other and experts while discussing some of the industry's newest topics and pressing issues.

DEC Pre-Exam Training - CCE Orleans Co.

March 22, 2021
March 24, 2021
March 29, 2021
March 31, 2021

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Via Zoom

Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension & NYS DEC are proud to offer a Pre-Exam Training and Test to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator. 

Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard from the NWNY Team and Janet van Zoeren of the Lake Ontario Fruit Program will review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the Pesticide Applicator exam. This is not a 30-hour course. No DEC recertification credits.

DEC Pre-Exam Training - CCE Wyoming Co.

March 22, 2021
March 24, 2021
March 29, 2021
March 31, 2021

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Via Zoom

Wyoming County Cornell Cooperative Extension & NYS DEC are proud to offer a Pre-Exam Training and Test to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator. 

Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard from the NWNY Team and Janet van Zoeren of the Lake Ontario Fruit Program will review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the Pesticide Applicator exam. This is not a 30-hour course. No DEC recertification credits.

DEC Pre-Exam Training - CCE Wayne Co.

March 22, 2021
March 24, 2021
March 29, 2021
March 31, 2021

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Via Zoom

Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Extension & NYS DEC are proud to offer a Pre-Exam Training and Test to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator. 

Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard from the NWNY Team and Janet van Zoeren of the Lake Ontario Fruit Program will review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the Pesticide Applicator exam. This is not a 30-hour course. No DEC recertification credits.



April 2021

Marketing Your Meat Products Webinar

April 7, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
via Zoom

Marketing Your Meat Products Webinar

Many farmers find raising livestock the easy part and marketing more challenging. Nancy Glazier will provide a few tips to help you begin to grow your skills. This session is geared towards beginning the marketing process. 

Beef Quality Assurance Virtual Classroom Training

April 14, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
via Zoom

Beef Quality Assurance Virtual Classroom Training

Join us online for a free BQA virtual training. Upon completion of the class with signed contract you will become Level 1 certified. 



May 2021

Pricing Your Meat Products Webinar

May 5, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
via Zoom

Pricing Your Meat Products Webinar

Nancy Glazier and Joan Petzen will continue with the topic of selling meat products. 



June 2021

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July 2021

No Events Scheduled at this Time



August 2021

NY Corn & Soybean Growers - 2021 Summer Crop Tour

August 5, 2021
11:00am - 7:00pm
Catalpa Farms
Canandaigua, NY

NY Corn & Soybean Growers - 2021 Summer Crop Tour

The Annual Summer Crop Tour will resume in person on August 5th, 2021 at Catalpa Farms in Canandaigua, NY. They are excited to welcome Rob Sharkey, better known to his many followers as The Shark Farmer, as the keynote speaker this year!

American Farmland Trust - Women for the Land Learning Circle - Conservation Action

August 9, 2021
9:30am - 3:30pm (Lunch will be provided)
Wyoming County Arts Council
Perry, NY

Women for the Land Learning Circle - Conservation Action, followed by a bus tour at Table Rock Farm in Castile, NY

Open to all women involved in agriculture in New York, AFT invites you to join us for a peer-to-peer Learning Circle and Farm Tour this August. Our focus is Conservation in Action. Attendees will meet at an immersive photograph exhibit featuring western New York female farmers. We will hear about how conservation is put into action from a certified crop consultant who specializes in on-farm conservation planning. Then we will board a bus and head over to an award-winning family-run dairy, Table Rock Farm, that is at the forefront of agricultural innovation, to see it all in person. Meghan Hauser, a co-owner of the farm, will lead us through the efforts she and her team have implemented to make their 100+ year old farm an environmentally and economically thriving operation. After the tour, we will reflect on the experience and discuss action steps we can take to achieve our own conservation goals.

FACILITATORS: 

Stephanie Castle, American Farmland Trust
Joan Petzen, Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Dairy and Livestock Team
Lorie Ames, Western New York Crop Management Association
JoBeth Bellanca, USDA-NRCS
Meghan Hauser, Table Rock Farm

2021 Aurora Farm Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 12, 2021
10:00am - 3:00pm
Musgrave Research Farm
Aurora, NY

The 2021 Cornell Field Crops annual field day will be held August 12th highlighting the latest field crops research across CALS and providing an opportunity for in-person exchange of ideas and experiences. This year's program offers a wide variety of content from no-till planting into rolled cover crops to the use of unoccupied robotic vehicles to monitor plant growth and health.

American Farmland Trust - Virtual Women for the Land Learning Circle

August 17, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Zoom

For those who cannot attend the in-person circle on August 9th, we will have a virtual meeting covering the same material. We will outline action-focused conservation steps and will be joined by Meghan Hauser, who will provide our group with her real-farm perspective. In the virtual meeting, we will have the opportunity to informally interact with one another and reflect on goal-setting and personal learning experiences.

American Farmland Trust - Soil Health Field Day

August 31, 2021
10:00am - 3:00pm
Mulligan Farm
Avon, NY

American Farmland Trust - Soil Health Field Day

American Farmland Trust invites you to join us for a Soil Health Field Day on August 31, 2021 at Mulligan Farms in Avon, NY. They will share practical, field-tested results of advanced soil regenerative practices targeted to dairy, field and specialty crop farmers. Come learn from producer Forrest Watson about his evaluation of planting green to minimize herbicide use, improve soil health, and maintain productivity. A panel of Genesee River farmers will discuss how soil regenerative practices have impacted their farm's profitability, and there will be a special presentation to  provide a background to carbon markets on agricultural land. 



September 2021

Regional Dry-Down Day in Seneca County

September 3, 2021
10:00am - 2:00pm
Keystone Mills
Romulus, NY

Regional Dry-Down Day in Seneca County

The CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team will be working with Keystone Mills in Romulus, NY to put on a Dry-Down Day on September 3rd, 2021 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Farmers in the local area are encouraged to cut a bundle of 3 stalks from each corn field that they would like to be tested for dry matter, and bring them to the mill between 10:00am and 2:00pm on that day.

Regional Dry-Down Day in Wyoming County

September 9, 2021
10:00am - 2:00pm
Dziedzic Farms
Bliss, NY

Regional Dry-Down Day in Wyoming County

Join the CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team in Bliss, NY for a Dry-Down Day on September 9th, 2021 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Pasture Walk at Valley View Devons

September 9, 2021
6:00 - 8:00pm
Valley View Devons
Mount Morris, NY

Pasture Walk at Valley View Devons

Join us for a pasture walk at Valley View Devons, the farm of Phil Race and Sharon Pierce, 2765 Mt. Morris Nunda Townline Rd, Mt. Morris, NY. They raise Devon cattle, pastured pigs and laying hens on rotationally grazed pasture and have worked closely with JoBeth Bellanca with NRCS for farm improvement cost share opportunities.

NYFVI Project Outreach: Transition Cow On-Farm Tour

September 28, 2021
10:00am-12:00pm
Hemdale Farms
Seneca Castle, NY

NYFVI Project Outreach: Transition Cow On-Farm Tour

Hemdale Farms is proud to host a farm tour focusing on cow comfort and transition cow facilities as it relates to a NY Farm Viability Institute grant project over the last two years. 



October 2021

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 13, 2021
October 20, 2021
October 27, 2021

7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer. 



November 2021

Design Your Succession Plan

November 2, 2021
November 9, 2021
November 16, 2021
November 30, 2021
December 7, 2021
December 14, 2021

6:30 - 8:00pm
Online via Zoom

Design Your Succession Plan

How will your family farm operate in the future when the owner retires or is gone? Are you currently working with another generation who may be questioning their role in the future of the farm or are you yourself questioning your current role? Join Cornell Cooperative Extension across New York State, the Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team, and the Capital Area Ag & Horticulture Program, for our 6-part webinar series November 2, 2021 - December 14, 2021.

Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training Course Nov. 3-4, 2021

November 3 - November 4, 2021
9:30am - 3:30pm
Willow Bend Farm
Shortsville, NY

Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training Course Nov. 3-4, 2021

Join us for a two day workshop with hands-on training that will be offered in both English and Spanish in cooperation with Javier Cheang, Genex. Space is limited, register today!

Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training Course Nov. 9-10, 2021

November 9 - November 10, 2021
9:30am - 3:30pm
Noblehurst Farms
Linwood, NY

Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training Course Nov. 9-10, 2021

Join us for a two day workshop with hands-on training that will be offered in both English and Spanish in cooperation with Javier Cheang, Genex. Space is limited, register today!



December 2021

African Swine Fever - What Does it Mean for You?

December 1, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Meeting

African Swine Fever - What Does it Mean for You?

Join us for a virtual discussion on the status of and risks facing New York pig farms from African Swine Fever (ASF). Eireann Collins, DVM, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets will be covering the symptoms of ASF and what would happen if the disease reached the United States.

Farm Financial Records for Decision Making and Tax Management

December 2, 2021
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online via Zoom

Farm Financial Records for Decision Making and Tax Management

A primer for beginning farmers, or a tune-up for those already in production, on recording income and annual expenses, capital expenditures and depreciation with additional information covering loans & credit card or revolving loan payments, sales of business assets, and deducting losses.




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Upcoming Events

Design Your Succession Plan

November 2, 2021
November 9, 2021
November 16, 2021
November 30, 2021
December 7, 2021
December 14, 2021

How will your family farm operate in the future when the owner retires or is gone? Are you currently working with another generation who may be questioning their role in the future of the farm or are you yourself questioning your current role? Join Cornell Cooperative Extension across New York State, the Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team, and the Capital Area Ag & Horticulture Program, for our 6-part webinar series November 2, 2021 - December 14, 2021.

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African Swine Fever - What Does it Mean for You?

December 1, 2021

Join us for a virtual discussion on the status of and risks facing New York pig farms from African Swine Fever (ASF). Eireann Collins, DVM, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets will be covering the symptoms of ASF and what would happen if the disease reached the United States.

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Farm Financial Records for Decision Making and Tax Management

December 2, 2021

A primer for beginning farmers, or a tune-up for those already in production, on recording income and annual expenses, capital expenditures and depreciation with additional information covering loans & credit card or revolving loan payments, sales of business assets, and deducting losses.

view details

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The NWNY Team Blog!

Our goal for this blog is to share with farmers and allied industry professionals, technical and applicable resources regarding all aspects of dairy farming, livestock and small farms, field crops and soils, and topics related to farm business management and precision agriculture.

The blog will feature Crop Alerts, Dairy Alerts, Bilingual (Spanish) Resources, Upcoming Events and more from our team members. This blog is free for everyone to use, explore and enjoy. When new material is published, subscribers will receive an email notification.

We hope you enjoy this new platform, and are looking forward to engaging with you in the future!
https://blogs.cornell.edu/nwny-dairy-livestock-field-crops/


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