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December 2018

Swine 101

December 1, 2018
9:30am - 12:30pm

Speaker presentation followed by a panel discussion with experienced local pig producers.


Determining Rental Rates on the Farm~Norwich Location

December 5, 2018
6-8 pm
Norwich, NY

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

Central New York Beef Producers Fall Feeder Calf Sale

December 7, 2018
2-2:30 pm
Cooperstown, NY

The next CNY Beef Producer Sale (tele-auction) will be Friday, December 7, 2018. December 15 will be the cattle pick-up date. 

Beef Producers Workshop

December 7, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Canton, NY

Dairy Girl Network - Farm Finance Basics

December 10, 2018
11 am - 2 pm
Cortlandville, NY

Mary Kate Wheeler from the South Central New York Regional Team will review key principles of farm business management.

Cost is $5.00

For more information or to RSVP, contact Melanie Palmer (315) 424-9485 or mjp232@cornell.edu or Sarah Ficken (315) 684-3001 or sjs299@cornell.edu

Please RSVP by December 4

2018 Feed Dealers Seminar

December 10, 2018
6-9pm
Cortland, NY

The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.

SPEAKERS
• Tom Overton, Ph.D., Professor of Dairy Management and Director, PRO-DAIRY program, Cornell University
• Dr. Kristan Reed, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Dairy Cattle Nutrition and Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance Partners Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow 

Topics:
- Maximizing milk fat on the dairy
- RuMUNations on nitrogen efficiency (aka, Strategies for assessing and improving nitrogen efficiency through the entire lactation)

2018 Feed Dealer Seminar

December 11, 2018
1-4 pm
Ballston Spa, NY

2018 Feed Dealer Seminar

Academy of Dairy Executives

December 12 - March 28, 2019

Session 1: December 12-13, Crowne Plaza, Lake Placid
Session 2: January 30-31, Best Western, Canton
Session 3: March 27-28, Harbor Hotel, Clayton

Empire State Barley and Malt Summit

December 12 - December 13, 2018
Noon-8 pm day one, 7:30 am - 4 pm day two
Liverpool, NY

The Summit will bring together leaders in the New York State malting barley supply chain to provide:
  • Research-based technical updates
  • Best practices for success
  • Supply-chain networking opportunities

The Empire State Barley & Malt Summit!

December 12 - December 13, 2018
Registration at 12-1 pm on December 12
Liverpool, NY

We are thrilled to announce that we're going to host our 2nd Empire State Barley and Malt Summit this December 2018! The Summit will bring together leaders in the New York State malting barley supply chain to provide:

  • Research-based technical updates
  • Best practices for success
  • Supply-chain networking opportunities

The event will kick off Wednesday, December 12th, with updates from government, economic educators, and hops, malting, and brewing sectors. The day will be capped with a tasting, featuring several breweries and distilleries pouring samples of craft beer and spirits which highlight the use of New York State grown hops, barley, and grains as well as a NYS-inspired buffet dinner. Day two will be a series of educational sessions featuring researchers, extension specialists and industry experts, as well as ample networking opportunities.

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

December 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided
Batavia, NY

The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.


Succession Planning Kickoff Seminar for Farm Businesses

December 14, 2018
8 am registration and trade show, meeting 9 am - 3 pm
East Syracuse, NY

The Cornell University PRO-DAIRY program, the South Central NY Dairy & Field Crop Team, Central New York Dairy & Livestock Team, NY FarmNet, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga and Herkimer Counties are excited to be hosting the 2nd annual Farm Business Succession Kickoff Seminar on December 14th, 2018, in Syracuse, NY.

Succession Planning Kickoff Seminar for Farm Businesses

December 14, 2018
9:00am-3:00pm
East Syracuse, NY

The Cornell University PRO-DAIRY program, the South Central NY Dairy & Field Crop Team, Central New York Dairy & Livestock Team, NY FarmNet, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga and Herkimer Counties are excited to be hosting the 2nd annual Farm Business Succession Kickoff Seminar on December 14th, 2018, in Syracuse, NY.

January 2019

Understanding EPD's in Beef Cattle

January 8, 2019
Ballston Spa, NY

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

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.



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
Morrisville, NY

Dairy Alternatives Meeting ~ Fonda

January 17, 2019
Fonda, NY

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 Meetings ~ Save the dates!

January 18 - January 28, 2019
1-3 pm

Field Crop Pest Management Meetings will be held January 2019 at six locations.

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

2019 Winter Crop Meeting

January 29, 2019
Ithaca, NY

Cost is $30, Includes Lunch. 

To register, call Janice at 607.391.2672 or e-mail: jgd3@cornell.edu

Labor Roadshow ~ Save the Dates!

January 29 - January 30, 2019

Save the dates for these two events!

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
Check back periodically for more updates.

Vaccinating Ruminants~ Save the Date!

February 7, 2019
Cobleskill, NY

Save the date for this event!

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
Check back periodically for more updates.

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~ Save the Date!

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 12, 2019
Cooperstown, NY

Save the date for this event!

Succession Planning for Farm Businesses - Workshop Series

February 13 - March 13, 2019
10 am - 2:30 pm
Dryden, 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

Workshop Information
  • Session 1 - Family Business Communication
    • Family business meetings
    • Management training
    • Equitable/equal dilemma
    • Non-farm heirs
    • Presenting ideas proactively 
  • Session 2 - Business Across Generations
    • Vision, values and goals
    • Assessing current situation
    • Business viability
    • Knowing your leadership team, skills and abilities
  • Session 3 - Developing the Transfer Plan
    • Organizing documents
    • Tax considerations
    • Financing the transition
    • Managing risk
    • Engaging a team
    • Implementing the plan
Registration fee is $60 per person, which includes all three sessions, materials and lunch

FAMACHA Training for Sheep and Goat Producers~ Save the Date!

February 16, 2019
Norwich, NY

Save the date for this event!

Forage Crop Meetings~ Save the Dates!

February 27 - February 28, 2019

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Dairy

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Grazing

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Forages

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Upcoming Events

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

December 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided
Batavia, NY

The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.


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Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

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

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

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

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

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

Three Free Digester Workshops offered through CCE St. Lawrence Co.

CCE of St. Lawrence County is offering three FREE workshops showcasing the research results from our feasibility study of anaerobic digester technology on small farms. The research was conducted by our partners at Clarkson University using the anaerobic digester at the Extension Learning Farm, which is fed both manure from a dairy operation and vegetable waste from our commercial kitchen. The digester heats a small green house that starts our seedling plants. We have a small scale vegetable-only digester as well. The research and program targets small dairies under 200 head, livestock producers, horticulture producers and anyone interested in alternative energy.

Program will be held on December 5, January 7, and March 6. A catered meal is provided at each program. Participants within the North Country Region will be given a $25 stipend to help cover travel costs, those from outside the region will be given $50. To receive the stipend, participants will need to complete a pre/post-test survey.

More information and registration information can be found here: http://stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu/events/2018/12/05/exploring-digester-technology


WNY SOIL HEALTH ALLIANCE WORKSHOP & ANNUAL MEETING 12/19

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

New Guidance for Mortality Disposal Issued

NYS Department of Ag and Markets has posted guidelines on disposal of livestock carcasses, in response to reports that some rendering companies have halted pickups from farms.

https://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=761&crumb=dairy|1

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