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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Event Details


February 27, 2019


10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Livingston County Auditorium ***new location***
1 Murray Hill Dr.
Mt. Morris, NY 14510


$50.00 not enrolled in NWNY program
(additional attendee $30.00 ea.)

$35.00 enrolled in the NWNY team program
(additional attendee $30.00 ea.)
do not receive Ag Focus Newsletter = not enrolled

At the Door
$50.00 walk-ins (did not pre-register)


Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Jodi Putman

Forage Congress - Sponsorship Opportunities

February 27, 2019

Forage Congress
  • Climate Smart Farming Decision Tools
  • Forage Quality to Reduce Purchase Concentrate Cost.  N Management, Guidelines for Grass, Low Lignin Alfalfa, Harvest Schedule
  • Fiber Digestibility & Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Using Fiber & Starch Yields
  • Silage Fermentation
  • Inventory & Shrink
  • Producer Panel

Forage Congress Brochure (PDF; 1666KB)

New location map (PDF; 315KB)

Sorry, the opportunity to sponsor this event has passed.

Sponsorship Notes
Dear Forage Congress Sponsor:
Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension's Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team for the 2019 Forage Congress to be held Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Livingston County Auditorium, located at 1 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY. Please note this is a new location.
Registration for the 2019 Forage Congress will be opened January 23, 2019. Exhibitors will be provided with a one 8 ft. table. Tables will be available on a first come basis, set up is on the 2nd floor in the auditorium along the hallway leading to the lunch area. Some tables will be available on the 1st floor near the meeting room. There is limited availability of electricity. Exhibitors will have the opportunity for interaction time during registration and lunch. SPACE IS LIMITED, please pay securely by credit card on our website to reserve your spot:
If you need an invoice, you can still register online to hold your spot. Click the "invoice me" payment method indicator, and an invoice will be sent to the email address you provided online.
You may also print out the attached Mail-In Form and return it with your check.

Forage Congress Mail-In Form (PDF; 343KB)











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RMA Announces Additional One-time Changes to Prevented Planting Provisions

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for 2019 Crop Year

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Read the full article from the New York Crop Insurance Education Program.

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