Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

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

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  • 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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Annual Report 2017

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

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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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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 (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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Annual Report 2016

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

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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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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 (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 (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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Annual Report 2015

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

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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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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 (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 (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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Annual Report 2014

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

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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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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 (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 (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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Annual Report 2013

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

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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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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 (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 (October - December 2013)

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

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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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Annual Report 2012

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

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Upcoming Events

Feed Dealer's Meeting

December 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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Calf & Heifer Congress - 2017 "Rising Above the Challenges"

December 6 - December 7, 2017

East Syracuse, NY

Registration Now Open!


Click here to view a video highlighting the excellent programming you can expect at Calf & Heifer Congress!

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Navigating the Ag Labor Maze

December 7, 2017
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Geneva, NY

Do you hire, or are considering hiring, migrant or foreign-born labor? Do you want to improve your skills in supervising employees who come from diffeent cultures, especially workers from Mexico and Central America?

This workshop is for you!

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Announcements

NMPF Recommends Dairies DO NOT report air emissions just yet

By: Karl Czymmek and Curt Gooch

Based on new information from NMPF, producers SHOULD NOT report before next Wednesday, November 15, 2017. 

NMPF indicates that this action is unrelated to the deadline extension request that is under legal review. We will pass on new information about the possible extension as it becomes available, probably sometime next week.

EPA has released the following statement:

“Farms with continuous releases must submit their initial continuous release notification starting on November 15, 2017.

Due to the potential for large call volumes to the National Response Center (NRC), we are establishing an email option for initial continuous release notifications. The system should be available by November 15, 2017.


Farm owners/operators may use the email option once it is available, rather than calling the NRC. This expedited option will allow one email notification for owners/operators with multiple farms.”


Late yesterday afternoon, PRO-DAIRY staff spoke with NMPF legal counsel. There is a lot going on to address a range of concerns generated by EPA’s emission reporting deadline under CERCLA that was announced on 10-26-17. EPA has filed a motion requesting that the court extend the stay on its mandate to end the 2008 exemption, which will trigger the reporting requirement. Specifically, the court asked for the November 15, 2017 deadline to be extended at least through January 17, 2018 to give EPA a chance to submit its interpretation that EPCRA 304 reporting is not necessary to a rulemaking process and to allow it to refine the CERCLA reporting form. This will also give farms time to understand the reporting requirements. For this reason, NMPF recommends that farms do NOT call the National Response Center (NRC) at least until November 15 and, then only if the court does not extend the deadline. Reportedly, some dairy farms in the US have called and this has prompted unannounced response by police and/or fire departments.

In the meantime, farms can discuss an approach with legal counsel and may consider an estimation tool to use when the time comes. EPA has indicated that a good faith estimate of emissions includes use of a range of methods or tools. EPA has provided, and NMPF also supports, using the emissions estimation factors for ammonia and hydrogen sulfide that are found on the last page of the document at the Dairy Operation" Continuous Release Report Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) link.

Using the high daily emissions factor from the link above, it would take 1,428 cows to trigger the 100 pounds of ammonia threshold. The advantage of the document is ease of use (one high and low threshold factor for total herd count) and it also includes an emissions factor for hydrogen sulfide. Depending on farm goals and risk assessment, producers may consider estimating ammonia emissions by using the University of Nebraska worksheet (also provided on the EPA website), or the PRO-DAIRY dairy specific ammonia worksheet based on the University of Nebraska tool.

When we last visited the hydrogen sulfide emissions topic in 2009, we concluded that it would take several thousand cows to trigger the 100 pound daily emission threshold. As a result, in any situation we can imagine, ammonia emissions should trigger the reporting threshold well before hydrogen sulfide. 


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