Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
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Watch a Webinar

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

June 6, 2014

Watch a Webinar

Don?t give up on continuing education as spring arrives. Webinars bring knowledge right to your office.

Winter is ?meeting season? for dairy producers and crop farmers alike. Veterinary clinics and crop consultants host client meetings, NEDPA, Pro-Dairy and Cornell Cooperative Extension bring you many conferences and courses. By the time spring rolls around many farmers stop looking for educational opportunities and shift their focus to the fields.

Webinars (web based seminars) are a great way to continue learning, even when you?re too busy to leave the farm. As webinars take place year-round, presenters can offer information that is up to date and more relevant to what you?re doing in the field and on the farm today, not next season. Another added bonus is that most webinars are free!

While the location (your computer, smartphone or tablet) is certainly convenient, the timing can?t always fit with everyone?s schedules. Most websites that host webinars also archive them online so that you can watch them at your own convenience. If you want to watch the webinar live (in most cases gives you the chance to ask questions), some websites even offer reminder emails to let you know when the webinar starts.

Here are some upcoming webinars for you to take a look at:

? AgriSafe Network:
  • April 16, 12:00pm-1:00pm: Prevention of Grain Fires & Dust Explosions
    • Presented by Dan Neenan, Director
  • April 7, 12:00PM- 1:00PM : Milking System Design and Analysis
    • Presented by Roger Thomson, Milk Quality Consultant
? Dairy Herd Management:
  • Archived webinar: The Value of Amino Acids in your Dairy Herd Ration
    • presented by Bill Chalupa, University of Pennsylvania and John Azzone, HJ Baker
? Hoard?s Dairyman:
  • April 14, 12:00pm- 1:00pm: Cow Welfare ? Opportunities and Challenges
    • presented by Dan Weary, University of British Columbia
? Penn State:
  • April 8 8:30AM-10:00AM: Getting a Handle on Lameness
    • Presented by Dr. Ernest Hovingh and Dan McFarland, Penn State Extension
  • April 29, 8:30AM- 10:00AM: Robotic Milking Edition: Cow Behavior in a Robotic Milking Dairy
    • Presented by Janice Siegford, Michigan State University











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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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