Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

  • 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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Business

BusinessFarm Business Management efforts of the NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program seek to increase the likelihood that the region's farm business owners achieve desired results by applying enhanced general business management, and farm financial management skills.

To achieve the above purpose, program specialists Petzen and Hanchar develop and deliver extension education opportunities designed to enhance participants' management skills, and abilities to apply principles and ideas from finance and economics in a management context.

Owners of farm businesses enhance their management skills, their capacities to measure the financial condition and performance of their businesses, and their capacities to utilize economic principles in decision making via workshops, classes, presentations, writings, and individual farm business summary and economic analysis work.

Management Education. Emphasis is on enhancing the planning, implementation and control functions of the farm business manager.

Farm Finance and Economics. Emphasis is on enhancing participants' abilities to measure the financial condition and performance of the business for management purposes, and to use economic principles in decision making. Basic and Advanced Farm Financial Management workshops, Cornell University Cooperative Extension's Dairy Farm Business Summary Program, and other Farm Business Summary and Analysis tools play prominent roles here. Economic analyses of proposed changes to farm businesses provide farm business owners with information for decision making -- for example, economic analysis of tractor drawn tile plows, intensive wheat management systems, cow comfort practices, stacked corn hybrids, hay conditioners, zone tillage depths and others.





Most Recent Business Content

Dairy Training Resources

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

Last Modified: April 4, 2018

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

The Dairy Culture Coach March 2018

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

Last Modified: April 2, 2018
The Dairy Culture Coach March 2018

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is now available and includes the following articles:
 
• Tools to Learn Spanish
• Cooling Vocabulary
• How to Identify the "Off" Animal
• Identifique el Animal Anormal
• Wednesday Webinars in Spanish
• Seminarios Web en Espaņol

Dairy Market Watch - 2018

Jerry Bertoldo, Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: March 29, 2018
Dairy Market Watch -  2018

An educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry.





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Grazing

Forages

Forages

Grains

Grains

calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Beef Quality Assurance Training

May 5, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gainesville, NY

The goal of this national program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer's attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products. 
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Pasture & Farm Walk

May 17, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Stafford, NY

Join us as we walk the pastures and discuss Garry's goals and suggest improvements. We will relocate to his home farm in LeRoy for further discussion and refreshments.
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Beef Quality Assurance Training

June 2, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lyons, NY

The goal of this national program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer's attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products.
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Announcements

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 -  March 2018

NWNY Dairy Management Specialist Position

For those of you in the dairy community that have not heard yet, Dr. Jerry Bertoldo, our dairy specialist, has decided to call it a career and retire this September. Jerry has been a fixture in the dairy industry in WNY since graduating from the Cornell Vet School in 1977 . He will be writing a more detailed celebration of his career in the June "Dairy Month" issue of AgFocus.

The NWNY Dairy Management Specialist position has been posted; the posting will expire on Monday, April 30th or until the position is filled.

The links to the posting are:

• Cornell Careers: http://tiny.cc/Dairy_WDR_00014141
• Academic Jobs Online (AJO): https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10981

The applicants should submit their application materials via AJO (Academic Jobs Online). Please share this posting with your networks and potentially interested and qualified applicants.

Summary Statement of Purpose and Responsibilities
The Dairy Management Specialist will provide commercial dairy producers, consultants and industry representatives with the knowledge and educational resources necessary to assess production and management practices that will enhance their profitability and sustain the growth of the dairy industry in Northwest New York. The Regional Dairy Specialist will lead and facilitate the extension of research findings from Cornell University, other land grant universities and agribusinesses, and work with local stakeholders to test alternative dairy management practices at the farm level. Collaborate in development and delivery of educational programs with other CCE educators, PRO Dairy statewide team, and Cornell faculty.


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