Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Dairy Management
  • Farm Business Management
  • Field Crops
  • Livestock & Small Farms

Enrollment Benefits

  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • 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

Improved Meat Marketing for Small Scale Farms in the Northeast

Last Modified: October 6, 2017
Improved Meat Marketing for Small Scale Farms in the Northeast

Part 1. Understand the customer and their needs: Developing marketing strategy.

Dairy Market Watch - 2017

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

Last Modified: September 28, 2017
Dairy Market Watch -  2017

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

The Dairy Culture Coach September 2017

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

Last Modified: September 1, 2017
The Dairy Culture Coach September 2017

The latest issue of the Dairy Culture Coach is now available.  In this issue you will find the following articles:
 
- Reporting Work-Related Accidents, Illnesses & Diseases
- Heating Vocabulary
- Family Relations Vocabulary
- Heating Systems - Los Sistemas de Calificación
- New Form I-9





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Upcoming Events

Feeder School - 2 day on-farm training, Day 1

October 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Who Should Attend:
  • Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about the how and why of what they're doing.
  • Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase their knowledge of cow feeding.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding process on their farm.

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Considering Small Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy Production

October 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY

This presentation will introduce you to the ins and outs of small-scale cheese, yogurt and other value added dairy production.

We'll be covering:
  • How to get started
  • Funding: grant & loan opportunities
  • Examples of value-added businesses
  • How do I decide if this is right for me?
  • How to get started and regulation overview

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Feeder School - 2 day on-farm training, Day 2

November 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Piffard, NY

Who Should Attend:
  • Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about the how and why of what they're doing.
  • Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase their knowledge of cow feeding.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding process on their farm.

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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 -  September 2017

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