Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Dairy Management
  • Farm Business Management
  • Field Crops
  • Livestock & Small Farms

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  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Ag Focus Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Impact In New York

The NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team continues to make a positive impact on the farmers and agri-business professionals of Northwestern NY. Take a look at our Impact Statements to see the diverse areas in which we are making a difference.



Team Brochure

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NWNY Team Highlights (January - March 2019)

Learn how our team of specialists are making an impact in our ten county region by:

  • Educating growers about glyphosate resistant pigweeds;
  • Making connections with livestock farms;
  • Sharing the economics of growing hemp in New York State;
  • Training dairy managers for today's industry

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NWNYDLFCP Annual Report 2018

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NWNY Team Highlights (October-December 2018)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Specialists are making a difference in our ten county region by working with growers interested in Hemp Production, distributing a Bilingual (Spanish/English) Newsletter, educating producers on neonatal calf care, and by contributing to Making Better Beer in NY!

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NWNY Team Highlights (July - September 2018)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crop specialists continues educating in our region with Corn Silage Pricing Analysis Updates plus Pre-Harvest Workshops that are preparing growers for long-term success, in addition to our work relating to the increasingly important topic of Soil Health.

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NWNY Team Highlights (April - June 2018)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with the Economics of Producing Industrial Hemp in NYS: 2017 Costs of Production Estimates, Beef Quality Assurance Training's and Dairy Training Resource Guide.

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NWNY Team Highlights (January - March 2018)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with the Empowering the Next Generation for a Successful Transition, Positive Reviews for our 2018 Forage Congress, a New Tool for Battling Herbicide Resistant Weeds and Dairy Skills Training - Herd Managers Program.

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Annual Report 2017

Our 2017 Annual Report of our educational programming over the last year.

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NWNY Team Highlights (October - December 2017)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with the Feeder School that Drives Profit on Dairy Farms, The Seventh Annual Calf & Heifer Congress which attracts a mix of producers, veterinarians, and extension, university and industry personnel. Western Bean Cutworm Resistance to Bt Corn is a reality. The highest Western Bean Cutworm catches have been in the counties along Lake Ontario (Niagara, Orleans, Monroe & Wayne).  Transitioning from Conventional to Organic Production for the Corn, Soybean, Wheat (CSW) Cropping System: Transition Period Economics. Farm business owners producing corn, soybean and wheat may look to the production and sale of organic grains as means to improve results.

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NWNY Team Highlights (July - September 2017)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with a Heifer Facility Tour that Shares Ideas and Answers, Economics of Growing Malting Barley in New York State, Industrial Hemp: New Alternative Crops for New York Producers and Webinars in Spanish Rach New Demographics.

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NWNY Team Highlights (April - June 2017)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with Dairy Farm Business Summary Cooperators, a Significant Source of Economic Activity in 2016, 1st Cutting Alfalfa Monitoring for Optimum Forage Quality, Reproduction School Targets Beef Producers and Twilight Tour Showcases Small Grain Variety Options.

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NWNY Team Highlights (January - March 2017)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with the Meat & Greet Event that connects farmers and consumers. Return of the Academy for Dairy Executives for twenty six farmers from across the region that met for three two-day sessions. Auto Section Control on Corn Planters: Benefits & Costs for Decision Making. Postive Reviews for Inaugural Forage Congress. Planning for year two is underway. Manure Forum - Proper Handling, Value and Dangers.

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Annual Report 2016

Our 2016 Annual Report of our educational programming over the last year.

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NWNY Team Highlights (October - December 2016)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with Beef Workshop Certifies Producers, Growing Malting Barley in NY: Production Economics, Labor Roadshow and Resources for Dairy Replacement Management.

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NWNY Team Highlights (July - September 2016)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with Helping the Next Generation Learn about Extension, Working through the Drought of 2016 and Tactical Ag Teams: Educating the Next Generation of Corn Growers.

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NWNY Team Highlights (April - June 2016)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with Dairy Farm Business Summary Cooperators, a Significant Source of Economic Activity in 2015, A Proactive Approach to Hoof Care Saves Money, Women Land Owners Learn Benefits of Conservation and Farming Practices in the Genesee Valley and Improving Malting Barley Production Practices to Meet Industry Needs.

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NWNY Team Highlights (January - March 2016)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with Corn Congresses Keep Grain Producers on the Cutting Edge, Spanish Language Dairy Services: A Valuable Resource for Producers, Entry Point Precision Agriculture Technology: Benefits and Costs for Decision Making and Manure Gas Safety On Dairies.

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Annual Report 2015

Our 2015 Annual Report of our educational programming over the last year.

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NWNY Team Highlights (October - December 2015)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with the Calf & Heifer Congress - A National Draw with Local Impact, Production, Pests, and Profitability - On-Farm Education for Corn Growers, Feeder Basics Course Draws High Participation, Forage Quality Education Leads to Improved Feed for Dairies and Dairy Acceleration Program Leads to New Dairy Investment in NWNY Region

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NWNY Team Highlights (July - September 2015)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with Temple Grandin Visit a Huge Success, Cornell Intern Explores Precision Ag Adoption in NWNY, Economics of Double Cropping on NY Dairy Farms, Dairy Profit Teams Springboard Farms Into Future and Forage Focused Field Day Offers Timely Advice.

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NWNY Team Highlights (April - June 2015)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with Safety Training's Help Farms Avoid Fines and Keep Employees Safe, Dairy Farm Business Summary (DFBS) Cooperators, a Significant Source of Economic Activity in 2014, Pasture Walk Highlights Small Dairy's Success and Dairy Businesses Advance Employee Transition Cow Skills.

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NWNY Team Highlights (January - March 2015)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with Manure Gas Education: Keeping Farmers Safe, Young Managers Trip to PA encourages thought, Corn Congresses hit the mark with Producers in 2015 and Economics of Intensive Wheat Management Revisited.

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Annual Report 2014

Our 2014 Annual Report of our educational programming over the last year.

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NWNY Team Highlights (October - December 2014)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Specialists are making a difference in our region with Dairy Skills Training - Calf Care Management, Beef Workshops Certify Producers during BQA (NY State Beef Quality Assurance Committee) Month, Calf & Heifer Congress Continues to Serve the Dairy Industry, Updated Technology Provides an Advantage: LED Lighting & Long Day Photoperiod and Facebook Reaches the Masses in 2014.

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NWNY Team Highlights (July - September 2014)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crop Specialists are making a difference in our region with the team finding a new Soybean Disease in NWNY, Yates Farm Safety Day, Crop Alerts keep NWNY Growers Informed, Cost of Manure Injection on Dairy Farms and Dairy Acceleration Program (DAP) a Boon for Local Farms.

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NWNY Team Highlights (April - June 2014)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crop Specialists are making a difference in our region with the 2014 NY All Forage Fed Bull Test Concludes, Dairy Farm Business Summary (DFBS) Cooperators, A Significant Source of Economic Activity in 2013, Nitrogen Fertility Drives Triticale Silage Yield and our own Dr. Jerry Bertoldo Receives Achievement Award from NACAA (The National Association of County Agricultural Agents).

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NWNY Team Highlights (January - March 2014)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crop Specialists are making a difference in our region with Economics of Narrow Row Corn Grain Production, A Profitable Pastured Poultry Workshop, NWNY Team collaborates with NYCAMH to Boost Safety Compliance, Annie's Project a Success in Northwest New York Region and Field Crop Educational Presentations in High Demand.

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Annual Report 2013

Our 2013 Annual Report of our educational programming over the last year.

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NWNY Team Highlights (October - December 2013)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crop Specialists are making a difference in our region.

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NWNY Team Highlights (July - September 2013)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crop Specialists are making a difference in our region.

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NWNY Team Highlights (April - June 2013)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crop Specialists are making a difference in our region.

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NWNY Team Highlights (January - March 2013)

Learn how our team of Dairy, Livestock & Field Crop specialists are making a difference in our region.

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Annual Report 2012

Our 2012 Annual Report of our educational programming over the last year.

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Group Care of Dairy Calves

Beginning in early 2011, Cornell Cooperative Extension's North West New York's Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team (NWNY Team) partnered with Cornell University faculty, agribusiness and produces to assess calf and financial performance on farms adopting a new group housing and feeding strategy for baby calves; followed by outreach.

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Soybean TAg Teams for Dairies

In 2012, a record 340,000 acres of soybeans were planted in NYS, up 26% from just three years ago.

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Tile Drainage Field Day

Commodity prices relative to input prices continue to remain favorable.

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AGR190 Western New York Agriculture

In the U.S. we enjoy the safest, most abundant food production systems in the world.

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Farm Disaster Preparedness Certificate Course

As a nation we depend on farms to produce a constant supply of safe, nutritious food.

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calendar of events

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.

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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. 
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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. 
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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

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