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Books to Read in the New Year

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

June 6, 2014

Books to Read in the New Year

While there?s rarely a shortage of equipment to fix, snow to plow, or meetings to attend during the winter, things tend to be a little more relaxed than during the frantically paced growing season. If you find yourself sitting by the fire with nothing to do on a cold winter night, why not invest a little time in yourself? Pick up one of these books to learn something new about leadership and management to bring more value to your business.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
? Daniel Pink
What motivates your employees the most? Is it that monthly milk quality bonus? Is it the lunch you buy them every once in a while? Or is it the word of thanks you offer them for a job well done? In this book the author shares his belief that what really motivates people is ?the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world?.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
? Stephen R. Covey
We all experience personal and professional problems, no matter how successful we are. This book discusses the way that people perceive and act regarding productivity, time management and positive thinking, then guides you through the seven habits to ?give you the security adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates?.

An Astronaut?s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared For Anything ? Col. Chris Hadfield
While the story of a Canadian astronaut might not seem all that applicable to your own life, anyone involved in agriculture could benefit from learning something about ingenuity, determination and being prepared for anything. I would argue that these are three traits necessary for being a successful farmer!

Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell
The author of the bestsellers The Tipping Point and Blink delves into the question of what sets high-achievers apart from everyone else. Are they successful because of what they do or where they come from? This book will transform the way you think about success.

How to Win Friends and Influence People
? Dale Carnegie
This book is certainly the oldest on the list, since it was first published in 1937, yet its message is just as relevant today as it was then. Carnegie believed that financial success is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to ?the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people?. Whether you?re dealing with business partners, employees or salesmen, learning to deal with people so that they feel important and appreciated, and without making them feel manipulated, could definitely improve your working relationships.











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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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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.|1