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May 2018

Improved Forage Quality ~ Increased Profitability $$ (Ballston Spa)

May 1, 2018
1-3 pm
Ballston Spa, NY

For Livestock Producers

Improved Forage Quality ~ Increased Profitability $$ (Cobleskill)

May 3, 2018
1-3 pm
Cobleskill, NY

For Livestock Producers

CANCELLED** Beef Quality Assurance Training**CANCELLED

May 5, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gainesville, NY

CANCELLED** Beef Quality Assurance Training**CANCELLED
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. 

Improved Forage Quality ~ Increased Profitability $$ (Norwich)

May 9, 2018
1-3 pm
Norwich, NY

For Livestock Producers

Dairy Girl Network Peer Group

May 11, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cost: $10
For more information or to RSVP, contact:
Melanie Palmer 
315.424.9485 or email at mjp232@cornell.edu
or
Sarah Ficken 
315.684.3001 or email at sjs299@cornell.edu 

Pasture & Farm Walk

May 17, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Stafford, NY

Pasture & Farm Walk
Join us as we walk the pastures and discuss Garry's goals and suggest improvements. We will relocate to his home farm in LeRoy for further discussion and refreshments.

Taking a Holistic Approach to Managing Your Land

May 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Piffard, NY

Have you ever wondered what your woods can do for you? During this session, we will be joined by a forester, who will share information about woodlot management and timber contracts. Attendees will also gain an understanding of soil types and soil health as well as the effect compaction can have on their land. In a final discussion, we will talk about drainage and about how the installation of tile drains can greatly impact the productively of your land. This day will take place 'on the farm' so that attendees can 'discuss' but also 'see' what we will be talking about throughout the day so dress appropriately!

June 2018

Beef Quality Assurance Training

June 2, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lyons, NY

Beef Quality Assurance Training
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.

Lowering the Cost of Milk Production: Dairy and Beef Pasture Walk

June 12, 2018
11:30 am- 2:00 pm
Syracuse, NY

Join us for a light lunch and tour of the pastures. There will be a review of previous Cornell Dairy Farm Business Summaries to compare the cost of production on grazing dairies and confinement dairies as well as a brief explanation of Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Crop Insurance Policies. Charlie Griskauskas and his sons are looking forward to having other graziers offer tips on how to better manage their pastures. 

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. To register, call 607.391.2662 and leave a message or email Abbie Teeter at ajt248@cornell.edu. 

For more information, contact Fay Benson at 607.745.3807 or email afb3@cornell.edu. 

Table Talk

June 12 - June 13, 2018
Two Day Training
Syracuse, NY

"Table Talk is an intensive 2 day program that focuses on understanding consumer perspectives and how to have effective conversations about farm and food. Regional Dairy Specialist, Kimberley Morrill, is working with Michele Payn to bring this program to NY."
Join us at Table Talk, June 12-13

Cattle Handling Systems Importance for BQA

June 14, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gainesville, NY

Cattle Handling Systems Importance for BQA
Providing facilities that allow safe, humane, and efficient movement and/or restraint of cattle is part of the Code of Cattle Care for Beef Quality Assurance. Facilities provide for disease prevention practices to protect herd health, including access to veterinary medical care. This workshop will cover some key concepts for animal health and handling and provide an opportunity to hear and share personal experiences.

Malting Barley, Wheat & Rye Twilight Tour

June 21, 2018
5:30 p.m
Geneva, NY

Malting Barley, Wheat & Rye Twilight Tour
Come walk through the Cornell winter malting barley, wheat and hybrid rye variety trial and take a tour of all the varieties being tested in 2018.

See which varieties will look good on your farm next year!

July 2018

Cornell University Willsboro Farm Open House

July 10, 2018
1:30pm - 4:00pm Tour leaves Main Office at 2:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Admission is Free and open to the public.

Direct Marketing Butter to Improve Profits from Pasture

July 11, 2018
11am - 2pm
Hamilton, NY

Pasture Walk and Soil Health Demonstration

Beef Stocker Pasture Walk

July 11, 2018
5:30 pm
Schoharie, NY

Beef Stocker Pasture Walk

Respirator Fit Testing Clinics

July 16 - July 17, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dundee, NY

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) is pleased to provide respirator fit testing clinics in the following counties: Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne & Yates.

During the clinics NYCAMH will provide medical evaluations; respirator fit tests; and WPS compliant training's on how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal check, use, clean, maintain, and store respirators.


Sheep Producers - A Grazing Opportunity for the Future!

July 19, 2018
6:30 - 8:00pm
Canton, NY

Alexia Hain - Solar sheep grazer will talk about her experiences grazing solar installations. Learn how farmers can work together to take advantage of grass growing under solar panels.

2018 CCE Adirondack Summer Excursion

July 21, 2018
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Utica, NY

2018 CCE Adirondack Summer Excursion
The New York State Association of Agricultural County Agents (NYSACAA) is dedicated to providing members of Cornell Cooperative Extension community with continuing education, a voice on campus and ways to keep connected with each other. Regional, statewide and national meetings bring members together for professional improvement and social interaction. 

The board of directors has once again endorsed a summer social event to bring extension folks from across the state together this summer on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad
(http://www.adirondackrr.com/adkrr/). You do not have to be a NYSACAA member to join us! This excursion is open to all county, regional and campus employees and their families. It is unfortunate that there are county fairs in progress on that day, however this was the best choice for railroad operation purposes. 

New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association Summer Crop Tour

July 26, 2018
8:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Mount Morris, NY

Featured keynote speaker Dr. Fred E. Below a Professor of Crop Physiology in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. The program will focus on cover crops, soil health, and of course yields! 

**CANCELLED**Beef Quality Assurance Training

July 30, 2018
6:00 pm
Oneonta, NY

Beef Quality Assurance "BQA" Training

When: Monday, July 30th, at 6:00pm
Where: Maidens Farm - 477 County Road 11, Oneonta NY 13820
Cost: $15 (beverages, pizza, dessert provided)
Registration: Deadline July 27, 2018

Beef Producer Meeting

July 31, 2018
6:30 pm
Hubbardsville, NY

The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a meeting for local beef producers.

Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems Field Day

July 31, 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Featuring in-field demonstrations of equipment and discussions with speakers and growers. Rotate betweeen 3 demonstrations/discussion stations in the morning, 3 more in the afternoon. Free to the public, Lunch included!

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Upcoming Events

Pasture Walk - Wild Geese Farm - Franklinville, NY

August 21, 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Fanklinville, NY

Topics to include: Tools for Managing Rotational Grazed Pasture, Weed ID and Management and Calculating Cost of Production. 

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

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

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

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 8, 2020
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.  

Announcements

2019 NY Corn & Soybean Yield Contests - Entries Due 8/30/19

The annual corn and soybean yield contests sponsored by the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association are underway. Click Here for the 2019 yield contest entry form.  This form and contest rules can also be found on the NY Corn & Soybean Growers Association web page at: https://nycornsoy.org/ 

Entry forms must be postmarked by Friday, August 30 and mailed or emailed to Mike Stanyard. Cost is $30 per entry. Good Luck! 


Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

If you're wondering how to get your farm business in compliance with NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations, you've come to the right place.  This is a recording of the presentations given at the live training on July 30 and July 31, 2019 across New York State, which provides updates and farm-specific resources developed by CCE. View the recording here: https://youtu.be/_1IjmAj1Nb8.

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."