Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Specialists

The NWNY Team Specialists work together with Cornell faculty and extension educators statewide to address the issues that impact the dairy, livestock and field crops industry. Our Specialists have varying areas of expertise but work as a team to provide educational programs and information to commercial producers and agri-business professionals in our regions.




Mike Stanyard

Mike Stanyard

Team Leader, Field Crops

Areas of Interest: Crop Production & Storage, Insect, Disease & Weed Management.

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Ali Nafchi

Ali Nafchi

Precision Ag

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Jodi Letham

Jodi Letham

Field Crops

Areas of Interest: Agronomy, Forage Quality, Nutrient Management and Soil Health & Fertility, Industrial Hemp

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Jerry Bertoldo

Jerry Bertoldo

Dairy

Areas of Interest: Calf Care, Forage Management, Dairy Skills Training Programs and Animal Health

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Libby Eiholzer

Libby Eiholzer

Bilingual Dairy

Areas of Interest: Employee Management, On-farm Training and Meeting Facilitation, Document Translation

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John Hanchar

John Hanchar

Farm Business Management

Areas of Interest: Economic Analysis, Farm Financial Management Education, Family Business Transition

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Joan Sinclair Petzen

Joan Sinclair Petzen

Farm Business Management

Areas of Interest: Financial Analysis, Taxes, Business Succession Planning, Managing & Motivating Employees

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Nancy Glazier

Nancy Glazier

Small Farms

Areas of Interest: Grazing, Production, Management, and Marketing to Enhance the Viability of Family Farms

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Dairy

Dairy

Livestock

Livestock

Grazing

Grazing

Forages

Forages

Grains

Grains

calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Mortality Disposal: Looking for Solutions Roundtable Event

September 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Please join Cornell Waste Management Institute (CWMI), Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for a round-table to discuss composting and burial rules and guidance, as well as problems and solutions that will encourage new and existing facilities to compost mortalities, explore incineration, digestion and any other disposal ideas that protect human, livestock and environmental health.

September 28, 2018 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wyoming County Ag and Business Center, 36 Center Street, Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569. The meeting will be held in Learning Center Room #1.
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Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training

October 26 - November 9, 2018
Two-day program, held two weeks apart: Oct 26th and Nov 9th, each meet at 9:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY are holding a two-day Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training at several locations in October and November.  
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2018 Feed Dealer Seminar

December 14, 2018
10:00 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.
More info to come regarding the 2018 Seminar...check back soon!

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Announcements

Harvest Strategies and Forage Quality Monitoring for Corn Silage

A great deal of time is spent on the basics of an optimum corn silage harvest. This time is justified as these steps are critical to a successful harvest, where the decisions made during a very short time period impact the farm's production performance and economics for the upcoming year. These important decisions include harvesting at the proper dry matter, adequate kernel processing, proper length of cut, and proper packing and covering of bunk silos.  The following will cover additional considerations for understanding and managing the forage quality of the crop.  For more information, please visit: https://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/sites/prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/documents/Corn%20Silage%20Harvest.pdf

Webinar: Composting - Animal Mortality - Wed., September 26, 2018 2:00 pm EST

This webinar will provide viewers with an understanding of the principles of successful composting of animal mortality in routine and emergency situations. Mortality composting is a known strategy of the agricultural waste management system. The principles of proper mortality composting will be discussed. Discussions will also include the composting process, trouble shooting techniques, what is considered compost, how properly composting animal mortality impacts bio-security.
Please visit:  http://conservationwebinars.net/


Latest Dairy Market Watch

An educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. Dairy Market Watch - July 2018

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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