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January 2022

2022 Corn Congress

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 5 - January 6, 2022 : 2022 Corn Congress
10:00am - Noon
Virtually via Zoom

2022 Corn Congress

Registration is now open for 2022 Virtual Corn Congress - January 5 & 6

Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

January 18, 2022
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online via Zoom

Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

A one-night virtual meeting for beginning and part-time farmers that provides useful tax information enabling participants to be make better tax decisions for their business.   Federal and state income taxes will be covered. Tax regulations specific to NYS will be covered as well.

Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online via Zoom

Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

For farm businesses of all shapes and sizes, tune in to learn more about the tax advantages available for farms. This workshop will include information for the current tax season.

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

January 25, 2022
February 1, 2022
February 8, 2022
February 15, 2022
February 22, 2022

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

This five-part series empowers farm women to prepare and analyze their own financial statements, enhance farm business decision making, and effectively communicate with their team. 



February 2022

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

January 25, 2022
February 1, 2022
February 8, 2022
February 15, 2022
February 22, 2022

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

This five-part series empowers farm women to prepare and analyze their own financial statements, enhance farm business decision making, and effectively communicate with their team. 

Net Zero for NY Dairy - What You Need to Know

February 2 - February 3, 2022
12:00pm - 2:30pm ET
Virtual Conference

This conference has gathered dairy industry experts to shed light on what "getting to net zero" means for dairy producers.

2022 Soybean & Small Grains Congress

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 9 - February 10, 2022 : Soybean & Small Grains Congress
10:00am - Noon
Virtually via Zoom

2022 Soybean & Small Grains Congress

Registration is now open for the 2022 Virtual Soybean & Small Grains Congress - February 9 & 10

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022
March 30, 2022

12:00pm - 12:45pm ET
Virtual with an opportunity for in-person meeting on 3/30/22.

Every Wednesday from Feb 16 until March 16, 2022.

This webinar series will be presented entirely by Dr. Heather Huson, Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University.

Based on Dr. Huson's Applied Genetics course this program will give participants an understanding of how to use genetic information to reach their herd goals. An optional in person session will provide an opportunity for hands on practice with genetic analysis tools.



March 2022

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022
March 30, 2022

12:00pm - 12:45pm ET
Virtual with an opportunity for in-person meeting on 3/30/22.

Every Wednesday from Feb 16 until March 16, 2022.

This webinar series will be presented entirely by Dr. Heather Huson, Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University.

Based on Dr. Huson's Applied Genetics course this program will give participants an understanding of how to use genetic information to reach their herd goals. An optional in person session will provide an opportunity for hands on practice with genetic analysis tools.

CCE Flock Talk Presents: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York

March 7, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
online via Zoom

CCE Flock Talk Presents: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension and Dr. Chad Wall, Field Veterinarian for NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, to learn about the current outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, the threat it poses to NYS poultry production, and how we can protect our birds and stop the spread! 

2022 NYS Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training

March 8, 2022
March 15, 2022

8:30am - 12:30pm
CCE Orleans
Albion, NY

Previously known as DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training.

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

March 22, 2022
10:00am - 12:30pm
Via Zoom

Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

This virtual workshop is for anyone who works with dairy cattle. This program will cover how to identify lameness, what factors cause lameness, and practical strategies to avoid and mitigate lameness on your dairy.

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meeting

March 31, 2022
Noon - 1:30pm
Via Zoom

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meeting

LEAN and Its Application to Dairy - How to work smarter and more productively while engaging your team… Lean Systems offers a new way to make the best use of the resources you already have, including your people. Mary Kate will go over the basics of LEAN principles and Rich will help participants work through how to apply them to your dairy farm.



April 2022

Calving Workshop: Orleans County

April 6, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

Calving Workshop: Orleans County

Registration Now Open! To pull or not to pull? 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. 

Calving Workshop: Livingston County

April 7, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Mulligan Farm
Avon, NY

Calving Workshop: Livingston County

To pull or not to pull? 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.

Calving Workshop: Seneca County

April 8, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Keystone Mills
Romulus, NY

Calving Workshop: Seneca County

Registration Now Open!  To pull or not to pull? 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.

Calving Workshop: Ontario County

April 11, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Spring Hope Dairy
Clifton Springs, NY

Calving Workshop: Ontario County

Registration Now Open!  To pull or not to pull? 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.

CANCELLED - Introduction to Pasture Management

April 13, 2022
CCE Niagara Training Center
Lockport, NY

CANCELLED - Introduction to Pasture Management

This event has been cancelled. 

CANCELLED - Forage and Pasture Management Workshop for Livestock Farmers

April 23, 2022
Pioneer Central School
Yorkshire, NY

This event has been cancelled. 

Calving Workshop: Wyoming County

April 25, 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm
True Farms
Perry, NY

Calving Workshop: Wyoming County

Registration Now Open!  To pull or not to pull? 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.

Pricing for Profit: An Introduction to the Cornell Meat Price Calculator

April 25, 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
CCE Ontario
Canandaigua, NY

Pricing for Profit: An Introduction to the Cornell Meat Price Calculator

Matt LeRoux, Extension Associate at Cornell University will introduce the new Cornell Meat Price & Yield Calculator, more comprehensive than that previous one. 



May 2022

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

May 25, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 8, 2022

6:00pm
Online via Zoom

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

A FREE, virtual three part webinar series for dairy producers interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business. Our discussion will include market availability and considerations, business planning and goals, interacting with regulatory agencies, planning requirements, and equipment types and layout, audit readiness, compliance training and record keeping.



June 2022

Herdsperson Training - Genesee County

June 7, 2022
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Stein Farms
LeRoy, NY

Herdsperson Training - Genesee County

This workshop will teach fresh cow assessment and monitoring practices to recognize and minimize fresh cow metabolic disease rates and improve fresh cow health. This training is in-person and will be offered in both English and Spanish. 

Herdsperson Training - Ontario County

June 8, 2022
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Purdy Family Farm
Canandaigua , NY

Herdsperson Training -  Ontario County

This workshop will teach fresh cow assessment and monitoring practices to recognize and minimize fresh cow metabolic disease rates and improve fresh cow health. This training is in-person and will be offered in both English and Spanish. 

Herdsperson Training - Niagara County

June 10, 2022
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Atwater Farms
Barker, NY

Herdsperson Training -  Niagara County

Registration Now Open! This workshop will teach fresh cow assessment and monitoring practices to recognize and minimize fresh cow metabolic disease rates and improve fresh cow health. This training is in-person and will be offered in both English and Spanish. 

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

June 29, 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spring Hope Dairy
Clifton Springs, NY

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

Become an Effective On-the-Job Trainer!  This hands-on workshop is for all farm managers, supervisors and employees who are involved with training other employees. More than one participant per farm is encouraged to attend. Learn together in both English and Spanish. 

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

June 30, 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Noblehurst Farm
Pavilion, NY

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

Become an Effective On-the-Job Trainer!  This hands-on workshop is for all farm managers, supervisors and employees who are involved with training other employees. More than one participant per farm is encouraged to attend. Learn together in both English and Spanish. 



July 2022

Calving Workshop: Ontario County

July 1, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm
J. Minns Farm
Stanley, NY

Calving Workshop: Ontario County

To pull or not to pull? 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.

Pasture Walk at Hendrickson's Grazing Acres

July 13, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Hendrickson's Grazing Acres
Gainesville, NY

Pasture Walk at Hendrickson's Grazing Acres

Join us for a pasture walk at Hendrickson's Grazing Acres in Gainesville, NY.  

Beef Quality Assurance Training @ the Ontario County Fair

July 27, 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Carriage Barn Event Center @ the Ontario County Fairgrounds
Canandaigua, NY

Beef Quality Assurance Training @ the Ontario County Fair

Join us for a BQA Training at the Ontario County Fair! Producers attending the training will become Level 1 certified. 



August 2022

Farm Equipment Technology Training @ Empire Farm Days

August 3, 2022
9:45am - 3:00pm
Empire Farm Days
Pompey, NY

The NYS Soil and Water Conservation Committee, NRCS, and the NY Soil Health Alliance will offer a walking tour of the equipment on display at the Empire Farm Days.

2022 Summer Crop Tour

August 11, 2022
8:00am - 3:30pm
Catalpa Farms
Canandaigua, NY

2022 Summer Crop Tour

Registration for the 2022 New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association Summer Crop Tour is now open! The crop tour will be held Thursday August 11, 2022 at Catalpa Farms in Canandaigua NY. Join us as we welcome our keynote speaker Eric Snodgrass of Nutrien Ag Solutions! Eric will present the Wild Side of Weather. 

Cornell Hemp Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 11, 2022
8:00am to 3:00pm
Cornell's AgriTech Campus
Geneva, NY

Cornell Hemp Field Day

Registration is now open for our annual Cornell Hemp Field Day, on Thursday August 11, 2022, 8:00 am- 3:00 pm at Cornell's AgriTech Campus in Geneva, NY. The focus this year includes hemp genetics and breeding, pest management, and grain and fiber production, including demonstrations of combine harvesting and baling.

2-Day Hoof Trimming Workshop

August 16 - August 17, 2022
9:30am - 3:30pm
Lamb Farms
Oakfield, NY

2-Day Hoof Trimming Workshop

Registration Now Open! - 2-Day Hands-on Hoof Trimming Workshop

2022 Aurora Farm Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 18, 2022
10:00am to 3:00pm
Musgrave Research Farm
Aurora, NY

2022 Aurora Farm Field Day

The date for the annual Cornell Field Crop research field day has been set for Thursday, August 18th at Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, NY. The program will consist of 8 presentations from our researchers on a host of topics.

NY Soil Health Field Day in Pavilion, NY

August 25, 2022
9:00am - 3:00pm
Gary Swede Farms
Pavilion, NY

NY Soil Health Field Day in Pavilion, NY

American Farmland Trust invites you to join them in this field day. They will share practical, field-tested results of advanced regenerative practices targeted to dairy, field and specialty crop farmers.

2022 Pre-Harvest Workshop

August 26, 2022
10:00am - Noon or 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Noblehurst Farms - 2795 Stewart Rd (CR-58), Linwood, NY 14525
Lamb Farms - 6880 Albion Rd, Oakfield, NY 14125, NY

2022 Pre-Harvest Workshop

Corn silage harvest is approaching. 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? 



September 2022

Pasture Walk - Niagara County

September 8, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Al-Noor Farm
Ransomville, NY

Pasture Walk - Niagara County

Join us for a pasture walk and talk Thursday, September 8th from 6:00-8:00pm at Al-Noor Farm in Ransomville, NY. 

Regional Dry Down Day- Seneca County

September 9, 2022
10am - 2pm
Keystone Mills
Romulus, NY

Regional Dry Down Day- Seneca County

The CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will be coming back to Seneca County September 9th this year to test your farm's corn dry matter. 

2022 Silvopasture Showcase Tour

September 15 - September 16, 2022
8:00am - 3:30pm
Held in the Finger Lakes Region of New York
Watkins Glen, NY

2022 Silvopasture Showcase Tour

Join the SCNY Team for this not-to-be missed opportunity to see successful silvopasturing in action and network with peer practitioners and supporters of ultra-regenerative agroforestry.  We will visit several farms over the course of two days to see and learn how silvopasturing is being utilized on a diversity of grazing operations in New York's Southern Tier Region.

2022 Cornell Sheep and Goat Symposium

September 16 - September 17, 2022
Frank Morrison Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, nY

The focus of the Symposium this year will be grazing management for goats and sheep. It will include pasture walks at the Cornell Solar Farm and at the Cornell Forage Plots Friday afternoon and again Saturday. 

Pasture Walk - Niagara County

September 30, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Binksberry Hollow
Wilson, NY

Pasture Walk - Niagara County

Join us for a pasture walk and talk Thursday, September 30th from 6:00-8:00pm at Binksberry Hollow in Wilson, NY. 



October 2022

*Canceled* Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training

October 8, 2022
10:00am - 2:00pm
HLW Acres
Attica, NY

*Canceled* Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training

- Please Note this event has been canceled. - Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a nationwide certification program to help ensure a safe, wholesome, and quality beef product for consumers. Topics covered include herd health management, nutrition, behavior, and handling. Producers attending the training will become Level 2 certified. 

Fall Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak

October 12, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting will be held over Zoom

Fall Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak

All poultry famers, hobbyists, and enthusiasts are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension's Livestock Program Work Team and NYS Agriculture and Markets to learn more about this disease, what we know so far about the current outbreak, and how we should prepare moving into the heart of the fall migration.

Cover Crop Field Day in Ithaca

October 19, 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Leland Lab
Ithaca, NY

Cover Crop Field Day in Ithaca

Join members of Cornell's New York Soil Health Team, Cayuga and Tompkins Soil and Water Districts, and King's AgriSeeds/Cayuga Ag Enterprises to view and discuss cover crops.



November 2022

NY Labor Roadshow VI: November 9, 10 and 22

November 9 - November 10, 2022November 22, 2022

8:30am - 4:00pm
Various Locations - see below for details

NY Labor Roadshow VI: November 9, 10 and 22

Labor Road Show VI is hosted by New York's Ag Workforce Development Council (AWDC). The event is open to farmers, farm employees and agricultural industry representatives who work with farms to improve farm human resource management.

2022 Feeder School - November 10

November 10, 2022
10:00am - 3:00pm, Registration begins @ 9:30am
Old Acres Farm
Perry, NY

2022 Feeder School - November 10

Join the NWNY Team Dairy Specialists for a one day on-farm training for dairy farm feeders. The training is offered in English and Spanish and will feature stations with hands-on activities and demonstrations.

2022 Feeder School - November 11

November 11, 2022
10:00am - 3:00pm, Registration begins @ 9:30am
Bonna Terra Farm
West Bloomfield, NY

2022 Feeder School - November 11

Join the NWNY Team Dairy Specialists for a one day on-farm training for dairy farm feeders. The training is offered in English and Spanish and will feature stations with hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Staffing and Organizing Your Team

November 15, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online weekly discussions via Zoom

Staffing and Organizing Your Team

The Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program presents: Staffing and Organizing Your Team. Develop job descriptions. Learn how to find potential employees, interview and select the right people. Implement new hire documentation, employment authorization, and onboarding: bringing new employees into the business successfully and productively.



December 2022

NWNY Dairy Day 2022

December 6, 2022
9:30am - 1:30pm
Terry Hills Restaurant
Batavia, NY

NWNY Dairy Day 2022

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Theme: The Future of Your Dairy's Youngstock

The NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops team will be holding it's first "Dairy Day" this December! We will be bringing the latest in dairy research to you with this in-person, 1-day conference.




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Upcoming Events

NWNY Dairy Day 2022

December 6, 2022
Batavia, NY

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Theme: The Future of Your Dairy's Youngstock

The NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops team will be holding it's first "Dairy Day" this December! We will be bringing the latest in dairy research to you with this in-person, 1-day conference.

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2023 Corn Congress - Batavia, NY

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 5, 2023
Batavia, NY

Save the Date for 2023 Corn Congress - January 5 & 6, 2023

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2023 Corn Congress - Waterloo, NY

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 6, 2023
Waterloo, NY

Save the Date for 2023 Corn Congress - January 5 & 6, 2023

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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!
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