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January 2022

2022 Corn Congress

January 5 - January 6, 2022
10am - noon
Zoom

Join us for Corn Congress January 5 & 6, 2022. Archived viewing of the congress will be offered for those who have paid attendance. 

DEC Points Available! Please Provide Your DEC Applicator ID Number at Registration. Those seeking DEC Points will need to sign in with their applicator number and at the beginning and end of each day. DEC applicator points cannot be awarded for archived viewing of the sessions. Points will be voided for anyone who does not attend the full session each day. Points will be voided for anyone who does not pre-register for the congress.

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

December 8, 2021
December 22, 2021
January 5, 2022

11am - 12pm
Zoom

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development is offering an Onboarding Webinar Series via Zoom that target farm employers and the educators and consultants who support them. Registration is free, but required. Series #1 is 12/8, 12/22 and 1/5 from 11am-12pm. Series #2 is 1/21, 2/4 and 2/18 from 11am-12pm. The same content will be offered at both series.

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

Hoard's Dairyman Webinars

October 11, 2021
November 8, 2021
December 13, 2021
January 10, 2022
February 14, 2022

1pm-2pm
Webinar

Hoard's Dairyman Webinars

The award-winning Hoard's Dairyman webinar series takes place the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m., EST. Hosted by the energetic Mike Hutjens of the University of Illinois, each short, one-hour webinar will include nationally-known and carefully selected presenters who will discuss the most relevant topics and challenges faced by dairy producers across the country. During the presentation, webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter and engage in thought-provoking discussions. If unable to attend a webinar, they will be recorded and can be accessed later at http://www.hoards.com/webinars. Our webinars are approved for continuing education units (CEU) from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Each hour-long webinar will earn one CEU. Archives are available back to 2011. 

Just one hour. That's all you need to take part in the Hoard's Dairyman monthly webinar series and you won't even have to leave your office.

REGISTER

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

January 13, 2022 : Building a Local Beef Market
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Building a Local Beef Market presented by Dr. Scott Barao, Executive VP of Maryland Cattlemen's Association and Beef Council.

Winter Crop Meeting 2022 - A Virtual Weekly Meeting Series

January 14, 2022
January 21, 2022
January 28, 2022
February 4, 2022
March 23, 2022
: 2022 Winter Crop Meeting - Virtual Weekly Series
1:00 - 2:00pm
Virtual / Zoom Video Conference

Winter Crop Meeting 2022 - A Virtual Weekly Meeting Series

Sessions are on Friday, except March 23 (Wednesday)

Week 1:  Methane's Role in Global Warming & Current and Future Opportunities to Decrease Enteric Methane
Week 2: Corn Silage Hybrid Trials 2021 Update & Management Tips
Week 3: The Value of Manure told with Five Stories
Week 4: Carbon Markets - A Realistic Outlook
Week 5: Net 0 and Sustainability - What it Means for the Dairy Industry


$15 for series PER PERSON (Full 5 sessions for $15 per individual); CCA credits available for all sessions

NOFA-NY's 2022 Winter Conference

January 18 - January 23, 2022

Growing in Harmony

NOFA-NY's Annual Winter Conference is one of the largest organic food and farming conferences in the nation - gathering hundreds each year to meet old friends, learn new skills, provide support, and celebrate community.

Dairy Day 2022

January 18 - January 20, 2022 : Dairy Day 2022
12:00 - 2:15pm
Virtually via Zoom

 

Join us VIRTUALLY for the main dairy program offered for FREE  by Cornell Cooperative Extension this winter in the North Country. This 3-part seminar will provide the latest information on dairy production and farm business management, emerging trends, and local research updates.

 

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.

Farmer Tax School Series - Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

January 18, 2022
7pm - 9pm
Zoom

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.   

Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

January 18, 2022
7pm - 9pm
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.

Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

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

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.

 

New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting 2022

January 19, 2022
7pm
Online via Zoom

New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting 2022

Join the New York Pork Producers for their annual meeting with special guests Dr. Patrick Webb from the National Pork Board, who will speak on foreign animal disease preparedness and awareness; John Hines from the National Pork Board who will discuss current pork industry issues and incentives; and Mr. Cody McKinley from the National Pork Producers Council who will update producers on industry regulations and current issues. The meeting is open to all and free of charge.

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

January 21, 2022
February 4, 2022
February 18, 2022

11am - 12pm
Virtual meeting

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

The first days and weeks on the job set the course for a new farm employee. Given the tight labor market, a successful onboarding program can be an essential tool to help reduce employee turnover, increase employee safety and productivity, and contribute to a farm's success. The three-session Onboarding Zoom Series focuses on navigating employment requirements and improving human resource management practices, including enhancing training skills.

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

January 21, 2022
February 4, 2022
February 18, 2022

11am - 12pm
Zoom

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development is offering an Onboarding Webinar Series via Zoom that target farm employers and the educators and consultants who support them. Registration is free, but required. Series #1 is 12/8, 12/22 and 1/5 from 11am-12pm. Series #2 is 1/21, 2/4 and 2/18 from 11am-12pm. The same content will be offered at both series.

Grazing Sheep on Solar Arrays

January 24, 2022
7pm-8:30pm
Zoom

This online Zoom class will look at the logistics and business of grazing solar arrays with sheep. Shepherds can get paid to graze solar arrays for the purpose of keeping the foliage below the level of the panels. Good grazing principles still apply and there are things to consider like fencing, water, moving animals and the timing of lambing. Join us to learn more about it from experienced grazers, Lewis Fox and Niko Kochendoerfer of Taconic End Sheep, LLC. Lewis and Niko own 400 Katahdin ewes in VT and operate Taconic End Sheep LLC. The flock grazes solar sites in the Northeast between May and October and moves back to VT for the Winter and lambing season.

FREE event

REGISTER

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. 

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 - 2pm
Zoom

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.

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

January 25, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 1st Session
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. 

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.

Farmer Tax School Series - Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022
7pm - 8:30pm
Zoom

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.

Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022
7pm - 8:30pm
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.

Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

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

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.

CCE Flock Talks: Producing, Processing, and Packing Eggs for Sale

January 26, 2022
7pm - 8pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

CCE Flock Talks: Producing, Processing, and Packing Eggs for Sale

Join Lynn Bliven, Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader with CCE-Allegany and Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program, as they share information on food safety, product quality, and regulations surrounding the production of table eggs from flocks of under 3,000 hens. 

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings -Part 1 of 3

January 27, 2022 : Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Virtual Meeting Via Zoom

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings -Part 1 of 3

Jan 27 - DMC & DRP: Navigating the options, with Chris Wolf, Cornell University & KC Slade, Crop Growers

Have you heard about the changes to DMC?  Are you interested in DRP but don't know where to start?  This meeting will go over the basics of both programs for dairy farms and presenters will be live to lead discussion and answer questions!

Public Funding Sources: for NYS Livestock Slaughter and Processing Facilities - Webinar

January 27, 2022
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Public Funding Sources: for NYS Livestock Slaughter and Processing Facilities - Webinar

In this webinar, we will cover topics that will help current and potential livestock slaughter and processing business owners and managers prepare for, identify, and apply for public funding sources.

GVPA Winter Meeting Session 1: Managing Soil Health, Pastures, and Small Grains

January 27, 2022
9:45am - 12:15pm
Genessee Valley Produce Auction
Centerville, NY

GVPA Winter Meeting Session 1: Managing Soil Health, Pastures, and Small Grains

This in-person meeting will focus on practices to set farms up for success through bettering soil health, while improving pasture and small grains yields through rotations, species selection, and cultural practices.

Winter Green-Up 2022

January 29, 2022
8am - 4pm
Greenwich Elks Club
Greenwich, NY

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County for its Fourteenth Annual Winter Green-Up! 

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. 

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 - 2pm
Zoom

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.

Preparing for Shearing Day Webinar

February 1, 2022
7pm - 8:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Preparing for Shearing Day Webinar

This free webinar will prepare farmers for shearing day. Guest speaker Robin Nistock of Nistock farms will share how to maximize efficiency while maintaining shearer safety and clip quality. A Q&A session with professional shearers will follow.

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

February 1, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 2nd Session
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. 

Field Crop Weed ID and Control Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

Noon - 1pm
Zoom

6 Free Webinars: attend all or any.

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.

Net Zero for NY Dairy

February 2 - February 3, 2022
12pm - 2:30pm
Virtual

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

Join us if you are…

 ...curious about what getting to "Net Zero" means for dairy farmers and why it's being talked about so much.

...interested in the facts around dairy cattle and greenhouse gases.

…looking to learn about current and future farm practices and technology that can be used to reduce greenhouse gases?

... wondering where you'll find the time to attend a conference or workshop?
 
If so, this virtual conference is designed for you.

Field Crop Weed Identification and Control Series 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

12-1:00 pm
Virtual

Net Zero for NY Dairy: What You Need to Know

February 2 - February 3, 2022
12pm - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom

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

FSA Fridays

February 4, 2022
February 11, 2022
February 18, 2022
February 25, 2022

Noon - 1pm
Zoom

Free webinars to cover FSA offers.

26th Annual North Country Crop Congress

February 4, 2022
February 11, 2022

10:00am - 12:15pm
Virtually via Zoom

The 26th Annual North Country Crop Congress will be February 4 and the 11th,2022 and begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:15 p.m Agricultural experts will discuss the latest crop production technologies and agronomic research that will affect many farms in the region.  This event will be hosted online as a live event via ZOOM.

Winter Crop Meeting 2022 - A Virtual Weekly Meeting Series

January 14, 2022
January 21, 2022
January 28, 2022
February 4, 2022
March 23, 2022
: 2022 Winter Crop Meeting - Virtual Weekly Series
1:00 - 2:00pm
Virtual / Zoom Video Conference

Winter Crop Meeting 2022 - A Virtual Weekly Meeting Series

Sessions are on Friday, except March 23 (Wednesday)

Week 1:  Methane's Role in Global Warming & Current and Future Opportunities to Decrease Enteric Methane
Week 2: Corn Silage Hybrid Trials 2021 Update & Management Tips
Week 3: The Value of Manure told with Five Stories
Week 4: Carbon Markets - A Realistic Outlook
Week 5: Net 0 and Sustainability - What it Means for the Dairy Industry


$15 for series PER PERSON (Full 5 sessions for $15 per individual); CCA credits available for all sessions

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

January 21, 2022
February 4, 2022
February 18, 2022

11am - 12pm
Virtual meeting

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

The first days and weeks on the job set the course for a new farm employee. Given the tight labor market, a successful onboarding program can be an essential tool to help reduce employee turnover, increase employee safety and productivity, and contribute to a farm's success. The three-session Onboarding Zoom Series focuses on navigating employment requirements and improving human resource management practices, including enhancing training skills.

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

January 21, 2022
February 4, 2022
February 18, 2022

11am - 12pm
Zoom

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development is offering an Onboarding Webinar Series via Zoom that target farm employers and the educators and consultants who support them. Registration is free, but required. Series #1 is 12/8, 12/22 and 1/5 from 11am-12pm. Series #2 is 1/21, 2/4 and 2/18 from 11am-12pm. The same content will be offered at both series.

The Business of Making Hay

February 7, 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Zoom

The Business of Making Hay

February 7, 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online viz Zoom

The Business of Making Hay

We'll explore the art and science of making quality hay. We'll focus on good fertility practices for growing nutrient dense hay for dairy cows, beef cattle or horses. Participants will hear the recommendations for crop varieties and rotations. we'll dive into the business side.

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

February 8, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 3rd Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

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

NYCO Meeting - Winter 2022

February 8, 2022
10 am - 2 pm
Virtual or J Martin Auctions
Waterloo , NY

NYCO Meeting - Winter 2022

The NY Certified Organic (NYCO) Discussion Meetings are back for just one meeting this winter and another this spring. The planning committee felt that we could have a safe winter meeting at J Martin Auctions due to the size of the facility which allows for personal spacing, for those who feel comfortable and wish to attend in-person. We will also have a zoom link for those that would like to attend virtually.

Preparing for and Accessing Wool Pools Webinar

February 8, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Preparing for and Accessing Wool Pools Webinar

This free event's conversation will focus on wool pools and what makes quality wool. Topics will include NYS wool pool locations and times, contributing to NYS wool pools, options if wool pools are far away, what makes a quality packaged wool, and what affects wool pricing.

Beef Cow Nutritional Strategies During the Last Trimester

February 9, 2022
7pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Beef Cow Nutritional Strategies During the Last Trimester

Please join the CCE Livestock Program Work Team for a presentation on the importance of meeting the nutritional needs of brood cows. Our guest presenter is Stephen Boyles, Ph.D., Beef Extension Specialist from The Ohio State University.

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

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

February 10, 2022 : Learning Your Beef Cuts
7pm - 8:30pm
Online Via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Learning Your Beef Cuts presented by Jean O'Toole, Executive Director of New York Beef Council.

Hoard's Dairyman Webinars

October 11, 2021
November 8, 2021
December 13, 2021
January 10, 2022
February 14, 2022

1pm-2pm
Webinar

Hoard's Dairyman Webinars

The award-winning Hoard's Dairyman webinar series takes place the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m., EST. Hosted by the energetic Mike Hutjens of the University of Illinois, each short, one-hour webinar will include nationally-known and carefully selected presenters who will discuss the most relevant topics and challenges faced by dairy producers across the country. During the presentation, webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter and engage in thought-provoking discussions. If unable to attend a webinar, they will be recorded and can be accessed later at http://www.hoards.com/webinars. Our webinars are approved for continuing education units (CEU) from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Each hour-long webinar will earn one CEU. Archives are available back to 2011. 

Just one hour. That's all you need to take part in the Hoard's Dairyman monthly webinar series and you won't even have to leave your office.

REGISTER

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

February 15, 2022 : Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 4th Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

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

Register once and attend all five sessions.

2022 Virtual Corn Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 16, 2022
9:10am - 2:30pm EST
Zoom

Corn Day is virtual again this year!  

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.

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

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

12pm
Virtual Webinar with option for In-person Workshop see description for both locations

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.

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

(2/16) 12 pm - 1 pm, (2/23 - 3/16) 12 pm - 12:45 pm
Virtual Webinar with option for In-person Workshop

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

This webinar series will be presented 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.

Option for in-person workshop at the conclusion of webinar series; choice between one of two dates/locations. Must attend final webinar session (3/16) to attend in-person workshop

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

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

12pm - 12:45pm
Virtual via Zoom
Ithaca, NY

Sponsorship opportunity available.

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

February 22, 2022 : Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 5th Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

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

Register once and attend all five sessions.

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings -Part 2 of 3

February 24, 2022 : Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Virtual Meeting Via Zoom

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings -Part 2 of 3

Feb 24 - The Costs of Dairy Labor, with Jason Karzses, Cornell PRO-DAIRY

Labor is on top of many NY dairy farmers minds right now.  Jason will go over the economics of labor in NY and lead discussion around what farmers have put in place in their own dairy businesses.

Farm Financial Peer Learning Circles Kickoff Event

February 24, 2022
Two Options (lunchtime and evening) available - times tbd
Online via Zoom

Cornell Small Farms Program (CSFP) and Cornell Cooperative Extension are teaming up with diversified farmers like you to analyze your farm's finances and have productive, honest discussions about the state of your business and opportunities for improving your financial outcomes.

 

Back to the Basics: Poultry 101

February 24, 2022
7pm - 8pm
Via Zoom

Join us and learn about the basics of poultry! Topics include:

  • Everything needed to start your own backyard flock
  • Meat & egg-laying breeds
  • Meat processing
  • Marketing poultry products in New York

Click link below to Register...

Cornell Cooperative Extension - Event Registration for Programs

Empire Sheep Producers Association (ESPA) Annual Meeting

February 26, 2022
2pm - 4pm
Online via Zoom

Empire Sheep Producers Association (ESPA) Annual Meeting

The Empire Sheep Producers Association 2022 Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom on Saturday February 26, beginning at 2 pm. All ESPA members, other sheep producers, and people affiliated with NYS's sheep industry are invited to attend. 

How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

February 28, 2022
1pm - 2pm
Zoom

Free event

March 2022

Beef Corp Reputation Management Training

March 1, 2022
March 8, 2022
March 15, 2022
March 22, 2022

7pm-8pm
Zoom

The Beef Industry needs our stakeholders to ensure our reputation with the consumer stays strong to ensure beef demand! Learn how to better represent the beef industry and be an advocate for beef!

Field Crop Weed ID and Control Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

Noon - 1pm
Zoom

6 Free Webinars: attend all or any.

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.

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

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

12pm
Virtual Webinar with option for In-person Workshop see description for both locations

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.

Field Crop Weed Identification and Control Series 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

12-1:00 pm
Virtual

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

(2/16) 12 pm - 1 pm, (2/23 - 3/16) 12 pm - 12:45 pm
Virtual Webinar with option for In-person Workshop

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

This webinar series will be presented 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.

Option for in-person workshop at the conclusion of webinar series; choice between one of two dates/locations. Must attend final webinar session (3/16) to attend in-person workshop

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

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

12pm - 12:45pm
Virtual via Zoom
Ithaca, NY

Sponsorship opportunity available.

Grazing Dairy Group

March 3, 2022
11:00am - 1:30pm
Via Zoom

Fay Benson, Small Dairy Support, Cornell University SCNY Regional Dairy Team, will be "Zooming in" to talk about his pasture compaction project. 

Western New York Collaborative Farming: A Workshop

March 5, 2022
10am - 2pm
Zoom or In-person at Aurora Senior Citizen Center
Aurora, NY

Buffalo Go Green (BGG) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) are hosting a workshop to explore the potential of collaborative farming in Western New York. The workshop will be held on March 5, 2022 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Participants can attend via Zoom or in-person at the Aurora Senior Citizens Center (101 King Street, East Aurora, NY, 14052).

Farm operators, Greg and Elisabeth Putney of Rise'N'Swine Farm and Michael and Stephanie Parkot of Always Something Farm, will discuss their production models. These two families have entered a collaboration that will strengthen each farm's bottom line. Andrew Delmonte of Cooperation Buffalo will give an overview of worker-owned cooperatives. Ian McSweeny of Agrarian Trust will explain Agrarian Commons, a community-based approach to land ownership and stewardship.

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! 

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

March 7, 2022
7pm - 8pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

CCE Flock Talks 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! This event is for Small Production Flocks as well as Backyard/Hobby Flocks.

2022 Virtual Dairy Day

March 8, 2022
10:45am - 2pm
Zoom

Does your herd respond poorly to positive management & nutritional changes? These pieces of the puzzle may help explain why.

Field Nitrogen & GHG: Understanding and Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission in Agriculture & Forestry

March 8, 2022
9am - 11am
Zoom

Learn how farms can help reduce nitrous oxide (N20 - a potent GHG) in cropping systems - with a focus coordinating organic and synthetic N use on fields.

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.

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

March 10, 2022 : Marketing & Cooking Underutilized Cuts
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Marketing & Cooking Underutilized Cuts presented by Jean O'Toole, Executive Director of New York Beef Council. 

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 10, 2022 : Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Join Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the considerations and resources that are available for evaluating and executing your land lease options.

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 11, 2022 : Getting the Best Bang for Your Fertilizer Buck
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Cornell Professor and leader of the Nutrient Management Spear Program, and Kirsten Workman of Cornell PRO-DAIRY, will discuss management and evaluation strategies to help optimize fertility without breaking the bank with your fertilizer budget.

 

Annual Meeting of the NY Beef Producers' Association Region 2

March 12, 2022
5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Falcons Nest Banquet Hall
Falconer, NY

Annual Meeting of the New York Beef Producers' Association Region 2 and Chautauqua County Beef Producers Association For Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties 

                                                                   Saturday, March 12, 2022

                                                               The Falcons Nest Banquet Hall,
                                                          2001 E. Main Street Ext., Falconer, NY.
                                                       5:30 to 6:30 pm - Social Hour & Visit with Vendors 
                                                                   Buffet Dinner to Follow

DSS Spring Safety Meeting In-Person with Lunch

March 15, 2022
9:00am check-in
CNY Farm Supply
Cortland, NY

DSS Spring Safety Meeting In-Person with Lunch

March 15, 2022 at 9:00am

There is a $20 fee to register for this meeting with includes a BBQ lunch. 

This meeting is targeted at both experienced and new farm workers who are operating trucks and ag equipment while applying manure and harvesting crops. There will be CAFO training credits available for farms that need them. This meeting will be held live and in person, but a zoom option allowing remote viewing will be offered.

Dairy Support Services - VIRTUAL Spring Safety Meeting

March 15, 2022
Virtual - 9:30 - 2:30pm
Virtual Meeting Via Zoom

Dairy Support Services - VIRTUAL Spring Safety Meeting

Dairy Support Services Company Spring Safety Meeting

March 15, 2022 at 9:30am
There is no fee to attend virtually. You must register to receive the link to join.

This meeting is targeted at both experienced and new farm workers who are operating trucks and ag equipment while applying manure and harvesting crops. There will be CAFO training credits available for farms that need them. This meeting will be held live and in person, but a zoom option allowing remote viewing will be offered.

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 17, 2022 : Keeping Hay Fields Productive
12noon - 1pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Dan Steward of WNY Crop Management Association, will address the challenge of keeping long term pastures and hay fields.  

F.A.R.M. 4.0 Updates

March 17, 2022
12pm

CCE North Country Regional Ag Team Dairy Specialist Lindsay Ferlito will walk through updates of FARM 4.0 and give insight on cow based measurements from CCE research completed on NY dairy farms. The workshop will be interactive using polls, and strive to answer your questions on FARM 4.0! 

REGISTER

F.A.R.M. 4.0 Updates & Insights

March 17, 2022
12:00 pm
Virtual Meeting Via Zoom

F.A.R.M. 4.0 Updates & Insights

This program will cover the important updates in FARM Animal Care Version 4.0, review target guidelines and identify possible corrective actions, and highlight cow comfort and lameness benchmarks from dairies across NYS to indicate where we are today. This program is applicable to any type or size of dairy that participates in the FARM Program through their milk cooperative.

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 18, 2022 : Corn Nematode & Weed Management in Hay and Pasture
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Mike Stanyard will discuss the results of the corn nematode sampling study from the NWNY region in 2021 and Janice Degni will review cultural and chemical weed control practices for alfalfa or grass, mixed stands, and pasture. 

New York Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

March 19, 2022
1pm
Belfast Fire Hall
Belfast, NY

New York Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

Open to all interested beef and dairy producers. After lunch we will have a short business meeting for Region 4 followed by our guest speakers.


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.

Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

March 22, 2022
10am - 12:30pm

Presenters: Jan Shearer, DVM, Professor, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Lindsay Ferlito, Betsy Hicks, Margaret Quaassdorff, Regional Dairy Specialists Cornell Cooperative Extension.
This one-day program is for anyone who works with dairy cattle. We'll cover the basics of feet and leg issues that cause lameness. More importantly we'll discuss practical strategies to avoid and mitigate lameness. The program will include virtual presentations and an on farm walk through with discussion.

REGISTER

Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

March 22, 2022
10:00am-12:30pm
Virtual Workshop 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 Crop Meeting 2022 - A Virtual Weekly Meeting Series

January 14, 2022
January 21, 2022
January 28, 2022
February 4, 2022
March 23, 2022
: 2022 Winter Crop Meeting - Virtual Weekly Series
1:00 - 2:00pm
Virtual / Zoom Video Conference

Winter Crop Meeting 2022 - A Virtual Weekly Meeting Series

Sessions are on Friday, except March 23 (Wednesday)

Week 1:  Methane's Role in Global Warming & Current and Future Opportunities to Decrease Enteric Methane
Week 2: Corn Silage Hybrid Trials 2021 Update & Management Tips
Week 3: The Value of Manure told with Five Stories
Week 4: Carbon Markets - A Realistic Outlook
Week 5: Net 0 and Sustainability - What it Means for the Dairy Industry


$15 for series PER PERSON (Full 5 sessions for $15 per individual); CCA credits available for all sessions

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 24, 2022 : Factors Influencing Forage Digestibility and Feed Quality
12noon - 1pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Advancements in measurements of forage fiber digestibility and a growing understanding of field and management factors that affect digestibility offer the opportunity to improve our management and utilization of forages in dairy rations. 

Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order

March 24, 2022
1pm-1:45pm
Zoom

Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order

The Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order program supports other cooperative farm purchasing programs to start up, grow, and thrive.  In that spirit, we have made our organizing materials, lessons learned, and other helpful tools and resources publicly available.  As a courtesy, we'd ask that prospective organizers reach out to coordinate with us if there is potential overlap with some of our vendors, so that we can ensure our program continues to run smoothly.   REGISTER

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 25, 2022 : Field Crop Disease Update & Soybean Cyst Nematode
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Gary Bergstrom will provide an update on the diagnosis and management of field crop diseases in New York including two new corn diseases (tar spot and bacterial leaf streak), corn mycotoxins, soybean cyst nematode, and latest options for disease management in corn, soybean, and small grains. Erik Smith will share more about Soybean cyst nematode (SCN), the most damaging pest of soybeans globally, and we are just beginning to identify its expansion into dry bean crops. 

CANCELLED * Pesticide Applicator Training 2022 - Virtual Workshop * CANCELLED

March 29, 2022
1 pm - 4 pm
Video Conference via Zoom

CANCELLED * Pesticide Applicator Training 2022 - Virtual Workshop * CANCELLED

Pesticide Applicator Training Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, March 29, 2022
Meeting via Zoom 1:00 —4:00 pm

Who Should Attend:
* Individuals seeking a license for use of pesticides on their own properties (Private License).

* Individuals seeking a Commercial License.

This course will provide a basic introduction to safe pesticide handling and use but additional coursework and experience may be necessary for eligibility.

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 31, 2022 : Herbicide Resistant Weeds & Seed Corn Maggot
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Lynn Sosnoskie's presentation will focus on the evolution of herbicide resistance in agronomic crops with a focus on the current issues facing New York producers including: Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and horseweed. Then, Elson Shields will discuss seed corn maggot in NY corn and biological control of corn rootworm. 

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.

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings -Part 3 of 3

March 31, 2022 : Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Virtual Meeting Via Zoom

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings -Part 3 of 3

Mar 31 - LEAN & its Application to Dairy, with Mary Kate MacKenzie, SCNY Dairy Team & Rich Stup, Cornell University Ag Workforce Development

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.

Foot Health for Your Dairy Herd

March 31, 2022
TBD
Virtual via Zoom

Dates, time, and registration information coming soon.  Sponsorship opportunity available. 


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Albion, NY

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