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January 2019

NYCO Winter Meetings

January 8, 2019
10am - 2 pm
Geneva, NY


Presentation by Tomasz B. Falkowski, Ph.D of the Cornell University Horticulture Department

Farmer Panel: Mike and Karen Hooper of Memphis, N.Y., and Ben and Kate Wittemore of Candor, N.Y. Will share their experiences with bedded back barn.

Fay Benson, Cornell Small Dairy Specialist will review bedded pack design concerns and resources he has collected over the years.

No cost, no need to register! Please bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. 

For more information, contact Fay Benson, (607) 391-2699, afb3@cornell.edu

Raising Beef Dairy Crosses

January 8 - January 9, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Canandaigua and Warsaw, NY


The NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team is planning two evening meetings to learn more about the opportunities and challenges with raising dairy crossbred calves. 

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

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!

QuickBooks for Farmers and Growers

January 9 - January 30, 2019
10am - 12pm on January 9, 16, 23 & 30
Cortland, NY

QuickBooks for Farmers and Growers

QuickBooks is the most used bookkeeping software for small businesses. With QuickBooks you can save time recording transactions and know where you stand financially every day. Learn how to set up QuickBooks for your farm business from the beginning. In this 4-part series you will learn:
  • Basic accounting concepts and reports
  • How to set up a Chart of Accounts to fit your farm operation
  • Invoicing and Cash Receipts
  • Recording and Paying Purchases and Expenses
  • Reconciling Accounts
  • Production and Analysis of Financial Statements
All in a small group setting with other farm operations, allowing plenty of time for interaction and questions. Laptops with QuickBooks 2018 will be provided of you do not have one.


Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

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!

2019 Becker Forum - Farm Labor: Planning for the Future

January 14, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Liverpool, NY


Registration fee is $95 for the first person and $85 for additional registrants from the same organization until January 5, 2019. After January 5, registration is $120/person.

For a complete agenda and to register: http://nysvga.org/expo/information/
or email: nysvegetablegrowers@gmail.com

Becker Forum

January 14, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Liverpool, NY

Becker Forum

Farm Labor: Farm Employment Practices, Planning for the Future

Federal labor policy, sexual harassment law compliance, employee housing management, financing and managing farm worker housing, updates from the NY Departments of Labor and Health, and more.

Dairy Day 2019

January 15 - January 16, 2019
10-3pm
Burrville, NY


January 15th - Elks Club, Lowville, NY
January 16th - Ramada Inn, Watertown, NY

Dairy Alternatives Meeting ~ Morrisville

January 16, 2019
11am - 2:30pm
Morrisville, NY


Thinking of raising dairy replacements or beef cattle?

Dairy Alternatives Meeting ~ Fonda

January 17, 2019
Fonda, NY


Thinking of raising dairy replacements or beef cattle?

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session I

January 17, 2019
Noon lunch, followed by discussion 1-3 pm
Cortland, NY

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session I

Genomic Testing and Strategies to Improve Herd Genetics, Dr. Michele Barrett-Zoetis

Cost: $10 for lunch

RSVP to Shannon Myers: (607) 391-2662 or srm242@cornell.edu

Questions to Betsy Hicks: (607) 391-2673 or bjh246@cornell.edu





MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

January 17, 2019
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. $25 includes lunch and a manual
WARSAW, NY


Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.  Register online here:  https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/MentalHealthFirstAidTraining_10508 or email lma96@cornell.edu.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Otsego County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2019
1-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

NYBPA Winter Management Meeting- "Dairy cross bred calf - opportunity for the dairy & beef industry"

January 18, 2019
9:45 a.m. Welcome - 5:00 p.m. Adjournment
East Syracuse, NY


On January 18, 2018 in Syracuse, the New York Beef Producer's Association is presenting a day-long session on the cross bred dairy calf. Speakers will include farmers and extension professionals with experience in this field. The keynote speaker will be from Wulf Genetics working with Genex to supply beef bulls of various breeds to use on Jersey and Holstein cows. To date they have raised and finished over 50,000 cross bred calves. Plan to spend the day and learn about how this enterprise may fit in your dairy operation to provide another source of cash flow. For more information, please contact Brenda Bippert, NYBPA Executive Secretary, nybeefproducers@aol.com, (716) 902-4305, or http://www.nybpa.org/abwc.htm

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Herkimer County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 21, 2019
1-3 pm
Little Falls, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Saratoga County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 22, 2019
1-3 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Chenango County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 23, 2019
1-3 pm
Norwich, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Madison County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 24, 2019
1-3 pm
Morrisville, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Schoharie County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 25, 2019
1-3 pm
Cobleskill, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Growing A Profitable Woodlot

January 26, 2019
10am - 2pm
Georgetown, NY


Growing a Profitable Woodlot, Saturday January 26, 2019, 10am-2pm

Cost is $10 per person and includes a pancake and sausage lunch at Many Maples!

Are you looking to derive value from your woodlot? Are you looking to diversify your farm operation? 
Do you want to use your woodlot to its full potential?

Please be sure to dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear as we will be going on a
woods walk during the class.

TO REGISTER:

https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/growingaprofitablewoodlot_225
OR Sarah (315)684-3001 Ext. 108 | sjs299@cornell.edu

**CANCELLED**Understanding EPDs for Beef Cattle

January 28, 2019
4-6 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Expected Progeny Difference(EPDs) are a great tool in your tool box when it comes to selecting genetics for your herd.

Ag Workforce Development Council's Labor Roadshow II

January 28 - January 31, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm


If you have employees, then you need to be at the NY Labor Road Show II.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Fulton/Montgomery Counties

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 28, 2019
1-3 pm
Fonda, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

2019 Winter Crop Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 29, 2019
9:15 Registration and Trade show, 9:55 -3:30 pm Program
Ithaca, NY


Topics & Speakers:
• Know Your Yields! Importance of Accurate Yield Record for (Nitrogen) Management of Corn -
Dr. Quirrine Ketterings, Cornell Nutrient Management SPEAR Program, and Karl Czymmek, PRO-DAIRY
• Evaluating Progress in Alfalfa and Grass Quality Management - Dr. Jerry Cherney Crops and Soil Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
• Crop Insurance Update: Dairy Revenue Protection - Fay Benson, Extension Educator
• 2018 Silage Variety Trial Results - Janice Degni, Extension Field Crops Specialist
• No-Till Famer Panel
• Corn Insert Management Updates: CRW, WBC & Nematodes - Dr. Elson Shields, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University

Academy of Dairy Executives

January 30 - January 31, 2019


Session 2: January 30-31, Best Western, Canton
Session 3: March 27-28, Harbor Hotel, Clayton

Ag Labor Road Show

January 30, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Syracuse, NY

Ag Labor Road Show

Experts from farms, private industry and Cornell University will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement, safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

Hosted by the Ag Workforce Development Council.

23rd Annual North Country Crop Congress & Agribusiness Trade Show

January 31, 2019
10-3pm
Watertown, NY


Early Registration til January 27, 2019 only $25.00.

Labor Road Show II - Canandaigua ***CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER/TRAVEL ADVISORY** *

January 31, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Labor Road Show II - Canandaigua ***CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER/TRAVEL ADVISORY** *

If you have employees, then you need to be at the New York Labor Road Show II. Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement , safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.


February 2019

Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program team for the 2019 Soybean & Small Grains Congresses to be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia and Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Quality Inn, 2468 Route 414, Waterloo NY.

Dairy Day - Syracuse Fairgrounds - CANCELLED

February 7, 2019
9:30 Registration, Program 10am-3pm
Syracuse, NY

Dairy Day - Syracuse Fairgrounds - CANCELLED

Speakers and Topics:
John Winchell, Alltech - Mycotoxins as the Cow Sees Them
Dr Andy Novakovic, Cornell University - Mega Trends in Consumer Markets for Dairy Foods
Belinda S Thompson, DVM, Cornell University - The Opportunity to Avoid or Control Salmonella Dublin in your Dairy
Dr Kristan Reed, Cornell University - Nitrogen Utilization Across Lactation
Dr Amy Vasquez, Cornell University - On-farm Culture Opportunities

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program team for the 2019 Soybean & Small Grains Congresses to be held Wednesday, February 6th at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia and Thursday, February 7th, at the Quality Inn, 2468 State Route 414, Waterloo NY.

Vaccinating Ruminants**RESCHEDULING**

February 7, 2019
6-8 pm
Cobleskill, NY


**This meeting will be rescheduled later in the spring**

Dairy Day - Owego Treadway Inn - Uncovering Opportunities for Your Dairy

February 8, 2019
9:30 Registration, Program 10am-3pm
Owego, NY

Dairy Day - Owego Treadway Inn - Uncovering Opportunities for Your Dairy

Speakers and Topics:
John Winchell, Alltech - Mycotoxins as the Cow Sees Them
Dr Andy Novakovic, Cornell University - Mega Trends in Consumer Markets for Dairy Foods
Belinda S Thompson, DVM, Cornell University - The Opportunity to Avoid or Control Salmonella Dublin in your Dairy
Dr Kristan Reed, Cornell University - Nitrogen Utilization Across Lactation
Dr Paula Ospina, Cornell University - Bulk Tanks and Milk Quality


Succession Planning for Farm Businesses Workshop Series

February 11 - March 11, 2019
10:00am-2:30pm
Morrisville, NY


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

2019 Corn Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 12, 2019
10 am-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY


CNYDLFC Annual Corn Day

Feeding Your Beef Cows Through the Winter

February 12, 2019
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Warsaw, NY

Feeding Your Beef Cows Through the Winter


Learn how to meet the nutritional needs of your beef cows with available or purchased feed. Mike Baker, Cornell University's Beef Cattle Specialist will review the nutritional needs of the beef cow, how the environmental conditions impact feeding, and how the stages of pregnancy affects her needs. Nancy Glazier, Small Farms and Livestock Specialist with the NWNY Team, will discuss sampling procedures for nutrient analysis to know what you are feeding. 

NYCO Winter Meetings

February 12, 2019
10am - 2 pm
Geneva, NY


No cost, no need to register! Please bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. 

For more information, contact Fay Benson, (607) 391-2699, afb3@cornell.edu

Dairy Day St. Lawrence County

February 14, 2019
10-3pm


February 13th - Mo's Place, Malone CANCELLED
February 14th - Best Western, Canton


Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session II

February 14, 2019
Noon lunch, followed by discussion 1-3 pm
Dryden, NY

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session II

Beef Crossbred Calves at the Sale Barn, Ken Krutz - Empire Livestock, Claire Mulligan & Hannah Worden, ABS

RSVP to Shannon Myers: srm242@cornell.edu, (607) 391-2662
Questions to Betsy Hicks: bjh246@cornell.edu  (607) 391-2673

FAMACHA Training for Sheep and Goat Producers**UPDATED INFORMATION**

February 16, 2019
9:00am-2:00pm
Norwich, NY


Internal parasites are one of the largest health issues that affect sheep and goats across the country. A lot of producers are unaware how important it is to understand parasites in their flocks. 

2019 Precision Ag Workshop: Turning that Data into Dollars! Pre-Register by Feb 13th!

February 20, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $59 includes lunch and materials, Prior registration and payment required.
Batavia, NY

2019 Precision Ag Workshop:  Turning that Data into Dollars!  Pre-Register by Feb 13th!

Keynote Speaker - Bob Stewart, Stewart Farms

This year's 3rd annual workshop will address prevalent, precision-agriculture management topics. Speakers will discuss the importance of understanding and applying the data generated from the fields and the role you can play to better master it. If you've been gathering field and yield data and using it to make management decisions, this workshop will help you build a strategy for using the tools you already have to drive profitability for your operation. 

Should the Beef Industry be Concerned About Johne's?

February 25, 2019
6:30-8pm
Herkimer, NY


Johne's disease is a chronic, incurable bacterial infection that primarily affects the lower small intestine of ruminants.

Tompkins County Agricultural Summit

February 26, 2019
Registration 9:30am Meeting 10:00am-3:00pm
Dryden, NY


Strategies for Farming in the Northeast with Changing Weather Patterns

Changing weather patterns and weather extremes are creating new challenges in an already challenging industry - come hear about new research and approaches to keeping ahead of the weather!

To Register: Contact Debbie Teeter, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, dlt22@cornell.edu  or (607) 272-2292

Cost $10.00 per person, includes lunch

Cancelled: Succession Planning for Farm Businesses - Workshop Series

February 27 - March 27, 2019
10:00am - 2:30pm
Dryden, NY

Cancelled: Succession Planning for Farm Businesses - Workshop Series

Members of different generations working in the same farm business are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop series to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generational business.

Workshop Information

Session 1 - Business Across Generations
Wednesday, February 27

Session 2 - Family Business Communication
Wednesday, March 13

Session 3 - Developing the Transfer Plan
Wednesday, March 27

Registration fee is $60 per person, which includes all three sessions, materials and lunch.

Forage Congress

February 27, 2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mt. Morris, NY

Forage Congress

  • Climate Smart Farming Decision Tools
  • Forage Quality to Reduce Purchase Concentrate Cost.  N Management, Guidelines for Grass, Low Lignin Alfalfa, Harvest Schedule
  • Fiber Digestibility & Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Using Fiber & Starch Yields
  • Silage Fermentation
  • Inventory & Shrink
  • Producer Panel

Forage Quality Conference ~ Hamilton

February 27, 2019
10:30 am-3:00 pm
Hamilton, NY


How do you consistently achieve top quality forage?

Forage Quality Conference ~ Johnstown

February 28, 2019
10:30 am-3:00 pm
Johnstown, NY


How do you consistently achieve top quality forage?

MANURE APPLICATOR TRAINING - DEC Approved Training for CAFO Farms, register by 2/22/2019!

February 28, 2019
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Wyo Co Ag Bus Center, Warsaw and 1 p.m. - 3 p. m. Civil Def Bldg., Bath NY


This informational meeting is for all farm owners, family members, and employees who manage their farm's manure. All farms, regardless of size are encouraged to attend. This is a DEC approved Manure Applicator Training that is required for CAFO farms. A certificate will be provided to each farm that participates in the meeting. 


March 2019

Raising Healthy Livestock: The Basics of Feeding, Health, and Quality Care

March 2, 2019
10 am - 1 pm
Lockport, NY

Raising Healthy Livestock: The Basics of Feeding, Health, and Quality Care

Raising livestock can be a rewarding enterprise. There are many things to consider, including what to feed, how to keep them healthy and how to handle them. Cornell Cooperative Extension NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team is holding a workshop for livestock farmers to help address these topics. 

Determining Rental Rates on the Farm~Cooperstown Location

March 4, 2019
6-8 pm
Cooperstown, NY


This program is designed to assist producers in determining fair rental rates on their farms from collected data in surrounding farms/ counties. 

Hay & Pasture School

March 4 - March 1, 2019


Program has been CANCELLED.


Crop Management Topics

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 5, 2019
Registration 9:30am Meeting 10:00am-2:30pm
Binghamton, NY


Current and Interesting Crop Topics
DEC & CCA Credits in Application
Cost $15
See Flyer for Details

Dairy Manager Training

March 5 - March 12, 2019
9:30am - 3:00pm
Canton, NY

Dairy Manager Training

March 5 - February 12, 2019
9:30am - 3:00pm
Canton, NY

Dairy Managers Training

March 6 - March 13, 2019
9:30 Registration, 10am-3pm Training

Dairy Managers Training

Two-Day Training Session, March 6 and March 13

March 6: Owego/Newark Valley, NY  Flemingville United Methodist Church, 540 W Creek Rd, Owego and visiting Todd and Josie Spencer's Dairy Farm, 3657 West Creek Rd, Newark Valley, NY

Communication with People, Erica Leubner, NYFarmNet
Communication with Animals and Cattle Handling, Curt Pate, 1 hour in classroom, 2 hours in freestall

March 13: McMahon's E-Z Acres, 5950 West Scott Rd, Homer, NY

Facility Management for Profitability
Heifer Management & Facilities, Steve Chuta, Zoetis
Partial Budgets
Farm Walkthrough of Heifer Facilities

Stockmanship Training for Beef Producers

March 6, 2019
6:00-9:00 pm
Bath, NY

Stockmanship Training for Beef Producers

New York is proud to welcome Curt Pate, a nationally and internationally recognized clinician, known for his abilities conducting stockmanship demonstrations.

Dairy Managers Training

March 7 - March 14, 2019
9:30 am Registration, 10 am- 3 pm Training

Dairy Managers Training

Two-day training with sessions on March 7th and March 14th

March 7th:
Meet at CCE Wyoming County
36 Center St Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569
Visiting Emerling Farm after lunch
2904 NY-246, Perry, NY 14530

Communication with People, Erica Leubner, NYFarmNet
Communication with Animals and Cattle Handling, Curt Pate, 1 hour in classroom, 2 hours in freestall

March 14th:
Meet at CCE Ontario County
480 North Main Street Canandaigua, NY 14424
Visiting Bonna Terra Farm after lunch
8800 NY-5, Bloomfield, NY 14469 

Facility Management for Profitability
Heifer Management & Facilities, Steve Chuta, Zoetis
Partial Budgets
Farm Walk through of Heifer Facilities

Soil Health Workshop sponsored by Ontario & Yates Co SWCD & Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. 1.5 (DEC pesticide Applicator credits & 4.5 CCA CEUs)
Canandaigua, NY


To register, please return this form to: Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, PO Box 323, Canandaigua, NY 14424, with check made payable to CLWA. You may also pre-register by calling 585-394-5030 or info@canandaigualakeassoc.org by February 21st, 2019. To pay with credit card, please go to the following link: http://www.canandaigualakeassoc.org/get-involved/soil-health-workshop/
$20 per participant with pre-registration (includes lunch).
$25 per participant for walk-ins (payable by cash only).

Manure Handling & Trucking Safety Workshop

March 8, 2019
9am - 3pm
Cortland, NY


To register, call or e-mail Shannon Myers at (607) 391-2662 or srm242@cornell.edu

Cost: $10 for lunch

WEBINAR: 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE INSURING YOUR CORN AND SOYBEANS

March 8, 2019
12:30pm - 1:00pm


"It's too complicated" is an often heard comment from farmers looking to utilize Crop Insurance on their farms here in New York. This webinar will go over some of the first things a farmer would need to consider before reaching out to a crop insurance sales person. Understanding these concepts will improve the chance of purchasing a policy which will truly reduce the risk of growing crops.

Fay Benson, who works with the South Central NY Dairy Team, will share some of his experience while farming as well as knowledge gained during working with crop insurance education in New York for the past 10 years.


One tap mobile +16468769923,787940563# US (New York) 

By Phone +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 787 940 563


Webinar with Pro-Dairy and Cornell's Crop Insurance Education Team

2019 Farmer and Chef Fair: Cut, Prep, Pair

March 9, 2019
3 pm - 6:30 pm
Geneva, NY

2019 Farmer and Chef Fair: Cut, Prep, Pair

Finger Lakes livestock farmers are invited to participate in this year's "Meat & Great: Cut, Prep, Pair" event to showcase their farm's story and products.

2019 Dairy Day

March 12, 2019
10:00am-3:15pm
Cooperstown, NY


Economics and Strategies for Getting Cows Pregnant

Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Herkimer location

March 12, 2019
6-8 pm
Herkimer, NY


Three locations to choose from.

NYCO Winter Meetings

March 12, 2019
10am - 2 pm
Geneva, NY


No cost, no need to register! Please bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. 

For more information, contact Fay Benson, (607) 391-2669, afb3@cornell.edu

Pre-Exam Training & Test to become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Pre-Register by 3/4/19!!

March 12 - March 14, 2019
Class -12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Lunch Provided), Exam on 3/15/19 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. by DEC
Newark, NY

Pre-Exam Training & Test to become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Pre-Register by 3/4/19!!

Ag Specialists Mike Stanyard and Tess Grasswitz will review core concepts and commodity-specific items in preparation for the exam.  All participants must have experience working on their own farm or through employment on another farm.  Participants must register directly with the DEC to take the EXAM and have any questions on exam eligibility answered by DEC representatives.  This training is only for those with experience and does not quality for the 30-hour pre-test training.

Wyoming County Farmland Protection Informational Seminars

March 12 - March 30, 2019
Two Dates/Times: Thursday, Mar 21st, 7-9 p.m. & Saturday, March 30th, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Warsaw, NY


Wyoming County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board (WCAFPB) will accept pre-applications from farmland owners for the next round of New York State purchase of development rights (PDR) grants through May 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm. All owners of farms interested in applying must attend an informational seminar. Landowners can attend on either Thursday, March 21, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm or Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.At the seminars, Genesee Valley Conservancy (GVC) Farmland Protection Specialist David Bojanowski will discuss PDR, Conservation Easements, New York State PDR Grant Program, an example PDR Project and landowner considerations when considering farmland protection. Cornell Cooperative Extension's (CCE) Joan Sinclair Petzen will share information about the Wyoming County Context for Farmland Protection and Wyoming County's Farmland Protection Pre-Application Process.  

Hemp Research Update and Information Session

March 13, 2019
1 pm - 3 pm
Binghamton, NY


Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm Where: Cornell Cooperative Extension Ag Development Center Conference Room (next to the Taste of NY Store) 840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905 This meeting offers the opportunity to learn about findings from 2 years of Cornell research projects, farmer's perspectives and how to navigate the process of permit application.

***FREE*** BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE TRAINING! MARCH 15th, CANANDAIGUA NY, Pre-register by 3/11/19.

March 15, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

***FREE*** BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE TRAINING!  MARCH 15th, CANANDAIGUA NY, Pre-register by 3/11/19.

The New York Beef Council and Cornell Cooperative Extension are pleased to partner with Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange to offer a Beef Quality Assurance training for beef and dairy producers in the Finger Lakes region of NY. The training will be held on Friday, March 15th from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Join us at Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange located at 3865 Rts 5 & 20 Geneva Turnpike Canandaigua N.Y 14424 for a presentation by Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock Specialist, and chute side training led by Dave Wilson, retired DVM.

This training is being offered for 
FREE, thanks to sponsorship from
Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, and will include meal and training resources. Pre-registration is required by March 11th. For further assistance or information please contact Allison, Finger Lakes Livestock at 585-394-1515 or email flle83@yahoo.com. 

Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Morrisville location

March 19, 2019
6-8 pm
Morrisville, NY


Three locations to choose from.

Milk Quality & Components

March 19 - March 21, 2019
11-2pm


March 19th, Malone
March 20th, Lowville
March 21st, Plattsburg

Crop Protection

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 20, 2019
Registration 9:30am Meeting 10:00am-3:00pm
Horseheads, NY


Current and Interesting Crop Protection Topics. 
DEC and CCA Credits in Application.
See Flyer for Details.

Determining Rental Rates on the Farm~Morrisville Location

March 20, 2019
6-8 pm
Morrisville, NY


This program is designed to assist producers in determining fair rental rates on their farms from collected data in surrounding farms/ counties. 

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session III

March 21, 2019
Noon lunch, followed by discussion 1-3 pm
Cortland, NY

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session III

Dairy Beef: All Questions Answered, Dr. Mike Baker - Cornell University; Calf Math, Megan Bradley - Genex

Cost: $10 for lunch

RSVP to Shannon Myers: srm242@cornell.edu, (607) 391-2662
Questions to Betsy Hicks: bjh246@cornell.edu  (607) 391-2673

Labor Road Show II- New Date & Location for WNY!

March 21, 2019
8:30 am- 4:00 pm
Warsaw, NY

Labor Road Show II- New Date & Location for WNY!

New Date & Location for Western New York!

If you have employees, then you need to be at the New York Labor Road Show II. Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement ,
safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Madison County

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 26, 2019
1-3 pm
Morrisville, NY


Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2018 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2019.

Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Norwich location

March 26, 2019
6-8 pm
Norwich, NY


Three locations to choose from.

Microenterprise Training Classes

March 26 - April 16, 2019
7pm-9pm
Fonda, NY


The Montgomery County Business Development Center (MCBDC) and Montgomery County Soil and Water Department are administering a Montgomery County Agriculture Microenterprise Program (MCAMP) that will provide grants to eligible agricultural entrepreneurs and business owners that want to establish or expand an existing business located within Montgomery County. Agricultural microenterprises can receive grants of up to $25,000 to assist with startup or expansion costs. 

QuickBooks for Farmers and Growers

March 27 - April 17, 2019
10am - 12pm on March 27, April 3 & 10; 1pm - 3pm on April 17
Cortland, NY


Learn how to set up and use QuickBooks in your farm or agricultural business. This 4-part series will cover:
  • Basic accounting concepts
  • Setting up a customized Chart of Accounts
  • Recording sales revenues
  • Recording and paying for expenses
  • Reconciling accounts
  • Creating and analyzing financial statements
  • Record keeping for risk management
All in a small group setting with other farmers, allowing plenty of time for interaction and questions. Laptops with QuickBooks 2018 will be provided if you do not have one.

Manure Applicator Training

March 28 - March 29, 2019


March 28th, Living Goods Restaurant, Peru, 9-11am
March 28th, Papa's Dairy, North Bangor, 1-3pm
March 29th, Madrid Community Center, 9-11am
March 29th, Lewis-Jefferson Community Center, 1:30-3:30pm

Pesticide Applicator Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 28, 2019
Registration: Noon, Workshop: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Dryden, NY


March 28, 2019

Registration: Noon
Workshop: 12:30-3:30 pm
Light snacks provided/you are welcome to bring a bag lunch
Exam - TBA

Cost $25/Instruction class

3 Core DEC Re-Certification Credits Available

See Flyer for Details



Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats IPM/FAMACHA Workshop, Pre-Register by 3/28

March 30, 2019
9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Naples, NY

Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats IPM/FAMACHA Workshop, Pre-Register by 3/28

Internal parasites are one of the biggest health problems affecting goats and sheep in the Northeast. Dewormer resistance is becoming commonplace. As a result, producers need to know how best to manage parasites. In this workshop, producers will learn the basics of parasite control as well as how to develop integrated parasite management programs for their farms. We will also provide hands-on training on how to use the FAMACHA Anemia Card (good only for the barber pole worm) as part of a 5-point check to determine which animals in your herd or flock most likely need deworming. This workshop will also include hands-on training on doing fecal egg counts. You are welcome to bring a refrigerated fecal sample of 8 to 10 fecal pellets from one sheep or goat at your farm to the workshop.


April 2019

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM English Session / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY


Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

New York DEC notes that the Special Permit process is intended for farm workers with English language skills that are not adequate to pass the DEC private applicators exam. All others are encouraged to apply for their private applicator's license via taking the certification exam.

Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training. 

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

April 10, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM English and Spanish combined session
Albion, NY


Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

New York DEC notes that the Special Permit process is intended for farm workers with English language skills that are not adequate to pass the DEC private applicators exam. All others are encouraged to apply for their private applicator's license via taking the certification exam.

Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training. 

Your Land as Your Legacy - Conservation Values a Special Invitation for Women Landowners.

April 10, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $10 payable at the door
Portageville, NY


Join women landowners, like yourself, for a learning circle to find solutions for the legacy of your land. Hear how you can get started planning.

  • Clarify your goals for your land for the future.
  • Understand the basic terminology that goes along with legacy planning.
  • Learn about the planning tools to preserve your land for future generations.
  • Explore opportunities for protecting your land for agriculture and conservation.
  • Discover ways to protect your land from the high costs of long-term care.
  • Find out how other women are planning for the future of their land.
  • Meet professionals who can help you with your plan. 

Pressure Canning Meat

April 13, 2019
1-4pm
Canton, NY


Join us in the Harvest Kitchen for first-hand experience using pressure canners to create delicious, safe, ready-to-eat products. The workshop is taught by Master Food Preservers with ingredients donated by 8 O'clock Ranch in Dekalb Junction.


Maximizing Components on Your Farm

April 17, 2019
11-2pm
Lowville, NY


Tom Overton, Cornell Professor and Director of Pro-Dairy, will be coming to Lewis County to discuss practical ways dairy farmers can improve components to boost income.

Please call CCE of Lewis County at 315.376.5270 to register.

Exploring Industrial Hemp Production in New York

April 25, 2019
1-4pm
Malone, NY

Beginning Farmer/Hobby Farmer Workshop $5/pp, class size is limited, so pre-register by April 15th!

April 27, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY


This hands-on workshop is for beginning or part-time farmers who would like to improve their farm machinery skills, learn to properly and safely maintain their equipment to protect their investment. If you have been thinking about buying a tractor, new or used, two-wheel or four-wheel drive, compact or utility or more come join us. Topics include: selecting the right size/type tractor for the job; basic maintenance; staying safe around tractors and equipment; attaching implements properly; and information about ROPS and SMV's. There will be time for questions.

Pre-registration requested by April 15, 2019 email Amy with your name, address, and phone number or call 585-394-3977 x 429.
Fee: $5.00/person. Class size is limited.



May 2019

Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Training

May 8, 2019
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Lowville, NY


May 1st, Mellissa Spence-315-376-5270 or mms427@cornell.edu
No Cost and a Free Meal

Youth Tractor Safety Certification Course

May 9 - May 30, 2019
Thursdays 5-9 May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30 and Saturdays 8:30-12:30 May 11 & May 18
Tully, NY


Youth Tractor Safety Certification Course

Class fee is $30, which includes the training manual.

Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is Monday May 6

Thursday evenings 5 - 9 pm on May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30 and Saturday mornings 8:30 am - 12:30 pm on May 11 and May 18. The certification exams will be given at class on Thursday May 30th. 

Venture Farms LLC in Tully, NY and Cazenovia Equipment Company in Cazenovia, NY.

Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Training

May 10, 2019
6-9pm
Canton, NY


To Register Call 315-379-9192 ext. 237 or 227
Free and Includes Dinner

Innovations in Organic Vegetable Production

May 13, 2019
3pm - 7pm
Freeville, NY


NOFA-NY Organic@Cornell Summer Field Day Series
Innovations in Organic Vegetable Production

Cost: Free
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Vegetable tastings and reception to follow)
Location: Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm, 133 Fall Creek Rd, Freeville, NY 13068

2019 Pastured Poultry Seminar, lunch included so please register by May 10th! $25/person

May 18, 2019
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.w/ coffee & donuts with the Program running from 9:00 a.m. - 5 p. m.
Attica, NY


The main speaker this year is Eli Reiff of Mifflinburg Pennsylvania. Eli raises broilers, turkeys, sheep, and beef, all on pasture. Topics to be covered will include the pasture, feed and nutrition, marketing, costs, and much more. As we grow as farm operators and get bigger, we may not pay as much attention to the basics as we should. So those areas are where we will start, and then expand to cover the group's interests.

Mike Badger, Director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association will also be available for a round-table discussion. Plans are to have representatives from Farm Bureau, NYCAMH for farm health and safety, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County, as well as others.

Calling all 9th-12th graders! 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Day at Genesee Community College

May 21, 2019
9:00 am - 1:30 pm Register by Friday May 10th! $15/per person includes lunch
Batavia, NY

Calling all 9th-12th graders!  4th Annual Precision Agriculture Day at Genesee Community College

Calling all 9th-12th graders!  We have an exciting new program for students interested in technology, science, engineering, and agriculture!
Would you like to:
  • Learn about how Drones collect information
  • Check out some potential career opportunities that have new and ever-changing technology
  • Learn how these technologies can be used in our own backyards in WNY
  • Discover potential and exciting career opportunities

Human Resource Management on the Farm - 2 sessions! Register by Friday 5/17!!

May 21 - May 22, 2019
12:00 - 2:00 pm (2 sessions! Day 1 CCE- Ontario, or Day 2 CCE - Wyoming)


Are you looking for motivation and resources to implement new Human Resource Management practices on your farm?

Join us for one of two sessions in WNY this spring. At each session, we'll discuss:

  • What Human Resource Management is, and why it's important on your farm
  • Examples of different Human Resource Management practices and how to implement them
In addition, you will:
  • Complete a self-assessment to determine the areas of highest priority for your farm
  • Hear from several local dairy farmers who have recently implemented new HRM practices on their farms.
  • Go home with a plan of action and resources to help you accomplish your HRM goals



June 2019

ROSE BAY FARM - PASTURE WALK - LEWISTON NY - RSVP BY MAY 27TH

June 1, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - $5 per person includes morning refreshments and lunch
Lewiston, NY

ROSE BAY FARM - PASTURE WALK - LEWISTON NY -  RSVP BY MAY 27TH

Peter Grainge has been grazing Scottish Highland cattle on 15 acres of pasture since 2013 and He is slowly bringing the farm back into production. 
Topics to be discussed include:
  •  soil sampling to understand fertility
  •  pasture renovation
  •  forage quality and testing
  •  pasture rotation.

2019 Small Grains Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 6, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Seneca Falls, NY

2019 Small Grains Management Field Day

New for 2019,  the annual field day featuring small grain variety trial information, disease and weed management updates, and crop development and management is being held at Poormon Farms, 3048 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY (and NOT Musgrave Research Farm).


Small Grains Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 6, 2019
9:30am - 12:00 pm
Seneca Falls, NY


Small Grains Management Field Day: Thursday, June 6, 9:30am-Noon

Free and Open to the Public


You will have the opportunity to view the Cornell Small Grain Breeding Program's regional variety trials of winter wheat and winter malting barley at this location.

Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Ballston Spa

June 10, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Free to attend, registration is required.

Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Cooperstown

June 11, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Free to attend, registration is required.

Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Fonda

June 12, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Fonda, NY


Free to attend, registration is required.

Understanding EPDs for Genetic Improvement/CNY Feeder Calf Pool and Sale Results

June 14, 2019
6-9 pm
Oneonta, NY


Expected Progeny Difference(EPDs) are a great tool in your tool box when it comes to selecting genetics for your herd.


Putting Carbon in its Place with Regenerative Farming and Biochar

June 17, 2019
4pm - 7:30pm
Ithaca,, NY


Putting Carbon in Its Place with Regenerative Farming and Biochar
Leland Laboratory, Cornell University
42 Caldwell Drive and Medicago Drive, Ithaca NY
Monday June 17, 4:00 PM to 7:30PM

Free and Open to the Public
Please RSVP to ajt248@cornell.edu
For more information, contact Fay Benson, afb3@cornell.edu, 607-745-3807

African Swine Fever Meeting ~ Herkimer

June 18, 2019
6:30 pm
Herkimer, NY


African Swine Fever, the highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral hogs and there is NO treatment or vaccine currently available. 

Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers

June 18, 2019
12:45 - 4 pm
Penn Yan, NY

Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers

Join the Finger Lakes Graziers on a pasture walk and learn about soil health. 

Webinar: Dairy Margin Coverage Program & Risk Management Options

June 18, 2019
12 pm


Webinar: New Dairy Margin Coverage Program and Risk Management Options Available from the Federal Crop Insurance Program

June 18, 12:00 pm


African Swine Fever Meeting ~ Norwich

June 25, 2019
6:30 pm
Norwich, NY


African Swine Fever, the highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral hogs and there is NO treatment or vaccine currently available. 


July 2019

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

July 9 - August 27, 2019
7-9pm

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update~Schuylerville

July 9, 2019
7-9 pm
Schuylerville, NY


After the day's work is done?
Come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's Lab.

Pasture Walk: Custom Grazing Dairy Heifers

July 9, 2019
11:30am - 2pm
Fabius, NY

Pasture Walk: Custom Grazing Dairy Heifers

Join owner/operator Tim Virgil and Cornell Cooperative Extension grazing educator Fay Benson for a pasture walk at a 40-heifer custom grazing operation. The program will cover all aspects of custom grazing dairy heifers.

This program is designed for dairy producers who want to learn more about management intensive grazing. It is also intended for custom grazers and other landowners interested in setting up a heifer grazing enterprise.

This is a free event. Please register in advance so we know how many people to expect.


Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update~Milford

July 16, 2019
7-9 pm
Milford, NY


After the day's work is done?
Come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's Lab.

From No-Till to New Cultivars: Improving Organic Corn and Soybean Production

July 16, 2019
10am - 2pm
Aurora, NY


NOFA-NY Organic@Cornell Summer Field Day Series

From No-till to New Cultivars: Improving Organic Corn and Soybean Production

Cost: Free
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 - 2:00 (Lunch included)
Location: Musgrave Research Farm, 1256 Poplar Ridge Rd, Aurora, NY 13026


Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

July 17, 2019
7-9pm
Ithaca, NY


Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update
July 17, 2019 7-9 pm
Vet Teaching Dairy, Tulip Tree Drive, Ithaca, NY

No cost to attend, but registration is required!

To register:  Contact Shannon Myers at srm242@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2662
Questions: Contact Betsy Hicks at bjh246@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2376

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

July 18, 2019
7:00-9:00pm
Batavia, NY

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

After the day's work is done, come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's lab:
  • Strategies for improving dairy cattle reproductive performance and economics
  • Using automated sensors for improving dairy cattle health monitoring and management

Tie Stall Cow Comfort Meeting and Tour

July 18, 2019
1pm-3pm
Newark Valley, NY


Tie Stall Cow Comfort Meeting & Tour
Thursday, July 18, 1-3 pm
Lawton's Jersey Farm
581 Bridge St., Newark Valley, NY 13811

No cost for attendance, but RSVP requested for refreshments.

RSVP Shannon Myers: srm242@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2662
Questions? Betsy Hicks: bjh246@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2673

Sundaes on the Farm

July 21, 2019
12pm - 3pm
Barton, NY


Sundaes on the Farm
12pm - 3pm, Sunday July 21
Stronghaven Farm
2601 State Route 17C, Barton, New York 13734

Cost = Free

Weed Resistance Management Demonstration and Plot Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Weed Resistance Management Demonstration and Plot Tour

Come join us on July 23 in Seneca County at Quinten Good's farm for a demonstration and walking tour of 16 different pre- and post-emergence treatments in soybean and 12 different treatments and combinations in corn.
  • Tall waterhemp and marestail are two weeds that are resistant to glyphosate and ALS herbicide modes of action in the WNY and Finger Lakes regions.
  • Each year the number of acres with resistant weed populations expands.
  • For herbicides to be an effective tool in weed management, we have to know what chemistries & application timings are most effective against these resistant weeds.

What's the Buzz? Flies on Cattle?

July 23, 2019


1:00pm - 2:30pm at Dairy-Adon Farm, 403 St Hwy 72, Potsdam
6:30pm - 8:00pm at Beef-Cookeland Farm, 13 Regan Rd, Potsdam

Income and Real Property Tax Primer-A Learning Circle for Women Non-Operating Land Owners of Ag Land

July 24, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Portageville, NY

Income and Real Property Tax Primer-A Learning Circle for Women Non-Operating Land Owners of Ag Land

For many of us taxes can be a mystery, let's have a conversation with the experts about the tax considerations agricultural landowners need to think about. 

Organic Dairy Profit Discussion Group

July 24, 2019
10am - 3pm
Dryden, NY


Organic Dairy Profit Discussion Group
10am - 3pm, Wednesday July 24
Dryden Fire Hall
26 North St, Dryden NY

For more information, contact Mary Kate Wheeler at mkw87@cornell.edu or 509-294-6073.

Grasstravaganza ~ Save the Date!

July 25 - July 27, 2019


Save the date for this event!

Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers-Cancelled!

July 29, 2019
12:45 - 4 pm


The Finger Lakes Graziers pasture walk has been cancelled due to some scheduling conflicts. 

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

July 29 - July 30, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms- Tools for Employers:
Updates and Resources for the NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations 

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers

July 29, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Homer, NY

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers

This workshop will bring together agriculture labor experts and farm management specialists from around the state to discuss New York's new sexual harassment prevention laws. The training will help you understand what the new requirements are and how your business can meet them.

Beef Quality Assurance Training

July 30, 2019
6:00 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Beef Quality Assurance "BQA" Training

When: Tuesday, July 30th, at 6:00pm
Where: Rock Spring Farm - 490 Mill Road, Cooperstown NY 13326
Cost: $10 per farm
Registration: Deadline July 29, 2019

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers

July 30, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Dryden, NY

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers

This workshop will bring together agriculture labor experts and farm management specialists from around the state to discuss New York's new sexual harassment prevention laws. The training will help you understand what the new requirements are and how your farm business can meet them.

Twilight Meeting - Johne's Disease: What to Look for, Management Points for Control, Info on Testing

July 30, 2019
6pm-8pm
Preble, NY


Twilight Meeting
Johne's Disease: What to Look for, Management Points for Control, and Info on Testing

July 30, 2019 6pm-8pm
Preble Hill Dairy
6993 West Bennett Hollow Road, Preble, NY 13141

No cost to attend, but RSVPs are required. Light refreshments will be offered.
RSVP: Shannon Myers, srm242@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2662
Questions? Betsy Hicks, bjh246@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2673

Hoof Trimming Workshop

July 31 - August 1, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Stanley, NY

Hoof Trimming Workshop

This two-day hoof trimming workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1.
Participants will learn the basic hoof trimming methods, along with hoof anatomy, nutrition & hoof horn health, lameness scoring, and knife sharpening and safety.  *Note: This workshop is designed to introduce participants to hoof trimming methods and factors affecting hoof health.  It is not intended to create proficient hoof trimmers in two days.*

Innovations in Organic Vegetable Production

July 31, 2019
3pm - 7pm
Freeville, NY


NOFA-NY Organic@Cornell Summer Field Day Series
Innovations in Organic Vegetable Production

Cost: Free
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Vegetable tastings and reception to follow)
Location: Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm, 133 Fall Creek Rd, Freeville, NY 13068


August 2019

Agvocating for Dairy Farmers: "How To", Neighbor Relations, and Resources

August 1, 2019
10am - 3pm
Whitney Point, NY


Agvocating for Dairy Farmers:  "How To", Neighbor Relations, and Resources
August 1, 2019  10am-3pm

Whittaker Dairy Farm
4585 NY-26
Whitney Point, NY 13862

Come for the entire day or AM/PM Sessions and Lunch!
No cost, but RSVP required by July 25th

RSVP: Shannon Myers, srm242@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2662
Questions? Betsy Hicks, bjh246@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2673

Management Options and rootstock Varieties for Organic Apple Production

August 1, 2019
3pm - 7pm
Ithaca, NY


NOFA-NY Organic@Cornell Summer Field Day Series
Management Options and Rootstock Varieties for Organic Apple Production

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Dinner included) 
Location: Cornell Orchards, 709 Dryden Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Pasture Walk - Youngman Farms - Wolcott, NY - RSVP by July 31st

August 2, 2019
F 6:30pm -8:30pm - $10 per person, $15 per farm/family
Wolcott, NY

Pasture Walk - Youngman Farms - Wolcott, NY - RSVP by July 31st

Come and learn about rotational grazing at a beef operation. 

BQA at EFD

August 6, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Seneca Falls, NY

BQA at EFD

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.

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

August 13 - August 14, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Oakfield, NY

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

This two-day AI workshop will be held on August 13 and 14.  

Topics covered will include:

• Reproductive Physiology
• Synchronization Protocols
• Heat Detection
• Artificial Insemination
• Proper Thawing of Semen
• Loading A.I. guns
• Practice Breeding Cows

Building Resilience into Organic Forage Production

August 14, 2019
10am - 2pm
Truxton, NY


NOFA-NY Organic@Cornell Summer Field Day Series
Building Resilience into Organic Forage Production

Cost: Free
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Lunch included)
Location: Twin Oaks Dairy, 3185 NY-13, Truxton, NY 13158

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

August 27, 2019
7pm - 9pm
Randolph, NY

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

After the day's work is done....Come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's lab! Topics covering strategies for improving dairy cattle reproductive performance and economics & using automated sensors for improving dairy cattle health monitoring and management. 


September 2019

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

September 24 - September 25, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Shortsville, NY

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

This two-day AI workshop will be held on September 24 and 25. 

Topics covered will include:

• Reproductive Physiology
• Synchronization Protocols
• Heat Detection
• Artificial Insemination
• Proper Thawing of Semen
• Loading A.I. guns
• Practice Breeding Cows



October 2019

No Events Scheduled at this Time



November 2019

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December 2019

No Events Scheduled at this Time




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Upcoming Events

Weed Resistance Management Demonstration and Plot Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Come join us on July 23 in Seneca County at Quinten Good's farm for a demonstration and walking tour of 16 different pre- and post-emergence treatments in soybean and 12 different treatments and combinations in corn.
  • Tall waterhemp and marestail are two weeds that are resistant to glyphosate and ALS herbicide modes of action in the WNY and Finger Lakes regions.
  • Each year the number of acres with resistant weed populations expands.
  • For herbicides to be an effective tool in weed management, we have to know what chemistries & application timings are most effective against these resistant weeds.

Income and Real Property Tax Primer-A Learning Circle for Women Non-Operating Land Owners of Ag Land

July 24, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Portageville, NY

For many of us taxes can be a mystery, let's have a conversation with the experts about the tax considerations agricultural landowners need to think about. 

Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers-Cancelled!

July 29, 2019
12:45 - 4 pm

The Finger Lakes Graziers pasture walk has been cancelled due to some scheduling conflicts. 

Announcements

RMA Announces Additional One-time Changes to Prevented Planting Provisions

June 29, 2019

RMA Announces Additional One-time Changes to Prevented Planting Provisions
for 2019 Crop Year

In response to delayed and prevented planting resulting from above average rainfall and wetness, the USDA Risk Management Agency has made a one-time change to the 2019 crop year prevented planting rules that effectively allows silage corn, if planted as a cover crop following local agricultural expert guidelines, to be acceptable as a post-prevented planting cover crop. Under this one-time rule change, producers are allowed to produce this crop while retaining their prevented planting payment. This change couples with previously announced one-time changes to the prevented planting rules - including expanded acceptable uses for post-prevented planting cover crops and a change in the cover crop haying and grazing start date rule - serve to help those struggling to meet their forage needs due to the weather.

Read the full article from the New York Crop Insurance Education Program.

The USDA-RMA states that "For crop insurance purposes, a cover crop is a crop generally recognized by agricultural experts as agronomically sound for the area for erosion control or other purposes related to conservation or soil improvement." PRO-DAIRY specialists Joe Lawrence and Karl Czymmek and Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Professor and Director of Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program have released a letter stating "Corn on Prevented Planting acres meets these objectives."


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