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Beginning Farms

Beginning FarmsFarms continue to increase in the NWNY region. Many are part-timers, utilizing small acreages to raise hay and other crops, dairy or beef cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, and chickens, both egg layers and broilers. There are many aspects to beginning a farm - business planning, production, marketing, and risk management. There are many resources available to assist farms with start-up.




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Forage Congress - Presentations

Nancy Glazier, Small Farms
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: March 14, 2017
Forage Congress - Presentations

New to the NWNY Team's lineup this winter was Forage Congress at the Genesee River Restaurant and Reception Center in Mount Morris, NY.

This event covered timely topics recommended by the region's producers. The morning's session began with an overview of the cropping plan from the ground up, economics of high fiber digestibility, and new alfalfa varieties with quality grasses. The afternoon covered double cropping with winter triticale and options for properly storing silages. 

HPAI Identified in Tennessee

Nancy Glazier, Small Farms
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: March 7, 2017
HPAI Identified in Tennessee

Now is the time to be diligent with biosecurity with your poultry flock with HPAI identified in the US.

Economic Benefits from Utilizing Cover Crops as Forage

Last Modified: December 21, 2016
Economic Benefits from Utilizing Cover Crops as Forage

Planting cover crops, then grazing or harvesting them, is a practical way to effectively reduce nutrient pollution,
plus provide economic benefits to cattle owners. Project conducted by the Practical Farmers of Iowa.





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Upcoming Events

Successful Reproductive Management Forum - Ontario Location

May 19, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

A few of the leading reproductive herds in the Northeast will share how they achieve outstanding reproductive reslults through a roundtable discussion. Key takeaways will include how adherence to protocols and overall consistency lead to reproductive success.
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Successful Reproductive Management Forum - Wyoming Location

May 20, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

A few of the leading reproductive herds in the Northeast will share how they achieve outstanding reproductive reslults through a roundtable discussion. Key takeaways will include how adherence to protocols and overall consistency lead to reproductive success.
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Latest Dairy Market Watch

An educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. How to Read Dairy Market Watch. Dairy Market Watch -  April 2017

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