Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
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  • On-Farm Research Trials

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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

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Penn Yan

September 17, 2019
10:00am to Noon
Penn Yan, NY

Corn silage harvest is drawing near. The way corn silage is harvested and stored is a single event that affects your operation for the entire next year. Are you prepared to set your operation up for success? 
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Ontario County Fun on the Farm

September 21, 2019
11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Seneca Castle, NY

Fun on the Farm works to educate non-farm public and our neighbors about agriculture around them. It is fun and educational.

Fun on the Farm attracts thousands of people and gives us the opportunity to communicate to the community the benefits of the agricultural production in Ontario County, the state, and the nation.

The event is free! There are many agricultural products that are available to be sampled. It is the perfect place to try that product you have seen in the store but didn't want to commit to purchasing.

Food is available to purchase for lunch. It is provided by a local service group.
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Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

September 24 - September 25, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Shortsville, NY


This two-day AI workshop will be held on September 24 and 25. 

Topics covered will include:

• Reproductive Physiology
• Synchronization Protocols
• Heat Detection
• Artificial Insemination
• Proper Thawing of Semen
• Loading A.I. guns
• Practice Breeding Cows

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Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

If you're wondering how to get your farm business in compliance with NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations, you've come to the right place.  The 2018 New York State budget included new regulations addressing sexual harassment in the workplace that became effective on October 9, 2018 for all New York employers, including agricultural employers. All employers are required to have a sexual harassment prevention policy and to provide annual, interactive sexual harassment prevention training for all employees.  Check out the resources developed by Cornell Ag Workforce Development, including step-by-step instructions and farm-friendly training videos.

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."