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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  • Ag Focus Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Many dairy farms across the state rely on their Hispanic employees to carry out some of the most important day-to-day duties on the farm: milking cows, caring for calves and assisting with calvings to name a few. On this page you will find English/Spanish resources to assist in training employees for various jobs on the farm as well as resources to help you better manage your employees.    




Relevant Events

Herdsperson Training - Genesee County

June 7, 2022
LeRoy, NY

Herdsperson Training - Ontario County

June 8, 2022
Canandaigua , NY

Herdsperson Training - Niagara County

June 10, 2022
Barker, NY

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

June 29, 2022
Clifton Springs, NY

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

June 30, 2022
Pavilion, NY

Dairy Culture Coach Winter 2020

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

Last Modified: December 18, 2020
Dairy Culture Coach Winter 2020

Check out the latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach: 

  • Communicating with Your Multicultural Team
  • What's Happening in Mexico and Guatemala
  • Recognizing Your Team
  • Covid-19 



Dairy Culture Coach Fall 2020

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

Last Modified: September 24, 2020
Dairy Culture Coach Fall 2020

Check out the latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach! 

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Flu Season is Here
  • Influenza (gripe) / Influenza (flu)
  • Somatic Cell Count / Conteo de Células Somáticas
  • Keep SCC Low / Mantener bajo el CCS

Dairy Culture Coach Summer 2020

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

Last Modified: July 27, 2020
Dairy Culture Coach Summer 2020

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is out, including the following:

  • New and Effective Method for Cockroach Control
  • What is the Census? 
  • ¿Qué es el Censo?
  • Encuesta Sobre COVID-19  Survey (For industry, dairy producers, and dairy farm workers)
  • Spanish Farm Management Program Inquiry
  • Farmworker Survey about COVID-19 from NYCAMH

Thanks and as always please reach out with any questions or comments!


Dairy Culture Coach Spring 2020

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

Last Modified: April 8, 2020
Dairy Culture Coach Spring 2020

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach includes the following topics:

  • Reliable Resources for Spanish- & English-Speaking Farmworkers about COVID-19
  • Spanish Webinar: Mastitis Treatment Decisions
  • Growing Great People Webinars
  • Bring Your Own Bag

Dairy Culture Coach December 2019

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

Last Modified: December 20, 2019
Dairy Culture Coach December 2019

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach includes the following topics: 

  • An Overview of The Farm Laborer Fair Labor Practices Act (FLFLPA)
  • Tools to help you make management decisions related to the FLFLPA
  • Vocabulary related to the FLFLPA
  • Additional resources on the FLFLPA

Please feel free to contact Libby with questions, to subscribe to the newsletter, or to make suggestions for future content.  geg24@cornell.edu or 607-793-4847.


Dairy Training Resources

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

Last Modified: October 1, 2019

This document will guide you to many of the resources available for training dairy farm employees.  Topics include:

  • Safety
  • Animal Handling
  • Calf Care
  • Milk Quality
  • Calving Assitance
  • Reproduction
  • Herd Health
  • Lameness/Hoof Trimming
  • Forages/Feeding
  • Creating Human Resource Management Documents
  • Employee Housing
  • Learning Spanish/English

Dairy Culture Coach September 2019

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

Last Modified: September 30, 2019
Dairy Culture Coach September 2019

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach includes the following topics: 

  • Improving Human Resource Management
  • Silage Harvest Vocabulary
  • The Importance of Corn
  • La Importancia del Maíz
  • Consulate Updates

Please feel free to contact Libby with questions, to subscribe to the newsletter, or to make suggestions for future content.  geg24@cornell.edu or 607-793-4847.


Human Resource Management Self-Assessment

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

Last Modified: August 26, 2019

This self-assessment is designed to help you evaluate the human resource management practices on your farm and help you prioritize areas for improvement.


Dairy Culture Coach June 2019

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

Last Modified: July 8, 2019
Dairy Culture Coach June 2019

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach includes the following topics:

  • Human Resource Management on Dairy Farms
  • Summer Housing Reminders
  • Recordatorios Sobre las Casas en el Verano
  • Animal Handling Webinars
  • Seminarios Web Sobre el Manejo de Animales

Please feel free to contact Libby with questions, to subscribe to the newsletter, or to make suggestions for future content.  geg24@cornell.edu or 607-793-4847.


Dairy Culture Coach March 2019

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

Last Modified: April 2, 2019
Dairy Culture Coach March 2019

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach includes the following topics:

  • Learning English for Spanish Speakers
  • Aprendiendo Inglés para Hispanohablantes
  • Milking Vocabulary
  • Milk Flow Graphs
  • Gráficas de Flujo de Leche
  • What's a Dicho?

Dairy Culture Coach December 2018

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

Last Modified: December 21, 2018
Dairy Culture Coach December 2018

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach includes the following topics: 

  • Learning Spanish for Dairy Farmers
  • Cornell Pro-Dairy Learning Opportunities in 2019
  • Becker Forum
  • Labor Road Show II
  • Minimum Wage Annual Adjustment 

Dairy Culture Coach September 2018

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

Last Modified: September 21, 2018
Dairy Culture Coach September 2018

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is now available.  Read on to learn more about: 

  • Dairy Training Resources Guide
  • Fresh Cow Evaluation
  • Evaluación de las Vacas Frescas
  • Employee Wage Survey
  • Webinar on Worker Housing Concerns
  • Ag Workforce Journal








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Upcoming Events

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

May 25, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 8, 2022

Herdsperson Training - Genesee County

June 7, 2022
LeRoy, NY

Herdsperson Training - Ontario County

June 8, 2022
Canandaigua , NY

Announcements

Poultry Producers - Be on the Lookout for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza!

After the recent incident of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Long Island, anyone involved with poultry production should review their biosecurity activities to assure the health of their birds.

Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program, has developed a resource sheet to help poultry producers be on the lookout for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

A shared Box folder has been created to share additional resources as they become available

3/28/22 - Ban on Fowl Shows and Exhibitions
With cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza increasing in NYS, Commissioner Ball has issued an order to ban all live fowl shows and exhibitions to help stop the spread. The situation will be re-revaluated at the end of May prior to the upcoming fair season.


The NWNY Team Blog

Our goal for this blog is to share with farmers and allied industry professionals, technical and applicable resources regarding all aspects of dairy farming, livestock and small farms, field crops and soils, and topics related to farm business management and precision agriculture.

The blog will feature Crop Alerts, Dairy Alerts, Bilingual (Spanish) Resources, Upcoming Events and more from our team members. This blog is free for everyone to use, explore and enjoy. When new material is published, subscribers will receive an email notification.

We hope you enjoy this new platform, and are looking forward to engaging with you in the future!