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Upcoming Events

2017 Winter Crop Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 20, 2017
9:00am Registration & Trade Show, 10:15am-3pm Program
Ithaca, NY

Topics & Speakers
  • Genetically Engineered Crops: Top-Notch Designer Genes or the Gene(ie) that got out of the Bottle Margaret Smith, Plant Breeding, Cornell 
  • An Agronomy Buffet: Lessons from the Drought, Low Lignin Alfalfa, Nitrogen Trials in Corn, Herbicide Resistant Marestail, and Dicamba tolerant soybeans Donald Specker, Agronomist, Pioneeer 
  • Cornell University Corn Silage Trial Results & Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Corn SilageTraits Joe Lawrence, Forage Specialist, PRODAIRY
  • Cover Crops: How? When? Why? Adam Robertson, Seedway
  • Recommendations & Pending Regulations for Winter Manure Spreading Karl Czymmek, Nutrient Management Specialist, PRODAIRY
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 9am Registration & Trade Show, 10:15am-3pm Program
Where: Ramada Inn, 2310 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY  14850
Cost: $30 Includes Lunch

Register online or by calling Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu

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2017 Winter Crop Meeting-Vendor

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 20, 2017
9:00am Registration & Trade Show, 10:15am-3pm Program
Ithaca, NY

We invite you to join us at this event to represent your business at our tradeshow. Booth rental which includes an 8 ft table space is $110 and includes lunch for 1 participant. Additional registrants from your business can be included for an additional $30. The meeting opens with time for the trade-show from 9 until 10:15 and again during the lunch break scheduled for 60 minutes. 

Topics & Speakers

  • Genetically Engineered Crops: Top-Notch Designer Genes or the Gene(ie) that got out of the Bottle Margaret Smith, Plant Breeding, Cornell 
  • An Agronomy Buffet: Lessons from the Drought, Low Lignin Alfalfa, Nitrogen Trials in Corn, Herbicide Resistant Marestail, and Dicamba tolerant soybeans Donald Specker, Agronomist, Pioneeer 
  • Cornell University Corn Silage Trial Results & Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Corn SilageTraits Joe Lawrence, Forage Specialist, PRODAIRY
  • Cover Crops: How? When? Why? Adam Robertson, Seedway
  • Recommendations & Pending Regulations for Winter Manure Spreading Karl Czymmek, Nutrient Management Specialist, PRODAIRY
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 9am Registration & Trade Show, 10:15am-3pm Program
Where: Ramada Inn, 2310 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY  14850
Cost: $110 Includes Lunch, $30/Additional Attendee

Register online or by calling Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu

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Producer Appreciation Luncheon & Area Ag Agency Fair

January 26, 2017
11 am - 2 pm
Dryden, NY

Together, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Farm Service Agency are hosting a Farmer Appreciation Luncheon and Area Ag Agency Fair on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 from 11 am - 2 pm at the Dryden Firehall. This will be an opportunity for producers from any walk of agriculture to get together over a meal. We will be offering them a whole array of agencies, cooperators and services to meet and discuss opportunities with. In addition, Dr Melanie Hemenway, NYSCHAP coordinator will be our keynote speaker, discussing the Veterinary Feed Directive and other timely topics. We view this as coming together of the agricultural community in Cortland and Tompkins Counties, and a win for both producers and agencies that service these farms.
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Announcements

Agricultural Affiliates NYS Horticulture Society

Agriculture Affiliates
NYS Horticulture Society

Is 2017 the year I switch to H2a?

Doubletree Hotel, Syracuse, NY January 30, 2017

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome Paul Baker
9:15 Craig Regelbrugge American Horticulture, DC
The Trump Agenda
10:00 Panel How will I meet my labor needs in 2017?
A Vegetable Grower David Zittel
A Dairy Grower Brandon Mallory
Labor Recruiter Cliff De May
11:00 Kam Quarles, National Potato Council,Washington, DC
Overview of Agriculture Labor Needs In 2017
12:00 Lunch
1:00 NYSDOL- SWA Steps Ruth Gonzalez Cruz
NYS Department of Health Housing Nancy Port
2:00 2:00 Role and selection of an H2a Agent Joe Young
2:30 Break
2:45 Ann Margaret Pointer Navigating the Compliance issues
3:30 Q &A from the floor
4:00 Adjourn

$95 PER PERSON payable to Agriculture Affiliates
3568 Saunders Settlement Rd. Sanborn, NY 14132



Winter Forage Meetings

Winter Forage Meetings
Dairy Forage Profit 3.0
Take Your Forage and Feeding Program to the Next Level!

For more information and to register:

https://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/conferences/winter-forage-meetings

Operations Managers Conference

Operations Managers Conference: Precision Management: Merging People, Cows, Crops and Technology

January 24-25, 2017
Holiday Inn Liverpool/Syracuse

For more information and to register:

https://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/conferences/operation-managers-conference

2017 Cornell Guide for Integrated Field Crop Management Now Available

2017 Cornell Guide for Integrated Field Crop Management Now Available

The 2017 edition of the Cornell Guide for Integrated Field Crop Management is now available. This annual publication provides up-to-date field crop production information for New York State. It is designed as a practical guide for field crop producers, crop consultants, ag chemical dealers, and others who advise field crop producers.

In addition to the annual variety and pesticide updates, highlighted changes in this edition of the Field Crops Guide include:
ē Updated malting barley variety descriptions, including field research trial data.
ē Updated pesticide use information.

The Cornell Guidelines are available as a print copy, online-only access, or a package that combines print and online access. The print edition of the 2017 Field Crops Guide costs $30 plus shipping. Online-only access is $30. A combination of print and online access costs $42 plus shipping costs for the printed book.

Cornell Guidelines can be obtained through your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office or from the Cornell Store at Cornell University. To order from the Cornell Store, call (844) 688-7620 or order online at http://store.cornell.edu/c-875-pmep-guidelines.aspx


2016 Machinery Custom Rates

https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Pennsylvania
/Publications/Machinery_Custom_Rates/2016%20Custom%20Rates.pdf


NYSERDA Agriculture Energy Audit Program

NYSERDA offers energy audits to help eligible farms and on-farm producers identify ways to save energy and money on utility bills. Reports include recommendations for energy efficiency measures.

Eligibility
Eligible farms include but are not limited to dairies, orchards, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry/egg. The farms must also be customers of New York State investor-owned utilities and contribute to the System Benefits Charge (SBC). Please check your farmís current utility bills to see if your farm pays the SBC.

Energy Audit Options
You can request the level of energy audit that best fits your farmís needs. NYSERDA will assign a Flexible Technical Assistance Program Consultant to visit your farm and perform an energy audit at no cost to you.

For more information and the NYSERDA Agriculture Energy Audit Program Application click here


Malting Barley Resources

Brewing markets have one of the most stringent sets of quality standards of all the small grain markets. The humid northeastern climate of NYS can make this all the more challenging; even in the western North American malting barley regions, a significant percentage of barley crops may not meet malting quality standards in a given year. A grave mistake that NYS growers can make is to underestimate and/or be uninformed about the management attention that malting barley needs in order to achieve malting quality standards. If inadequate management is coupled with a difficult weather year, the chance of a malting barley crop failure is high. Operating in a new, developing craft economy also has its own set of challenges. Several aspects of malting barley need to be understood to manage the cropís potential to produce and meet market quality specifications for craft markets in our climate and context.

For more information, visit the following link: http://fieldcrops.cals.cornell.edu/small-grains/malting-barley

$25M for Southern Tier Agriculture

ALBANY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the release of program criteria for the $25 million Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program. The eligibility requirements are now available online at www.agriculture.ny.gov. The program will provide crucial funding for projects designed to help farms and agribusinesses expand and grow their operations, as well as increase environmental enhancements in Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins and Tioga counties. Applications will be available beginning January 19, 2016.

"New York's agriculture industry is an economic engine in upstate communities - driving growth and expanding opportunity," Governor Cuomo said. "I'm proud to announce $25 million in State funding for the Agriculture Industry Enhancement Program which will provide vital support to all farmers and agribusinesses in the Southern Tier and keep New York's agricultural economy growing."

Eligible projects will increase agricultural production on farms and improve profitability, as well as support farmers in better managing and enhancing environmental resources. Projects that are awarded State funding may receive up to $100,000 to help with expenses associated with construction, renovation, irrigation, drainage, environmental enhancements, fencing, trellis systems and greenhouses. Eligible applicants that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to protecting or enhancing natural resources, may also be entitled to an additional $10,000 toward their project.

The Department of Agriculture and Markets will work in coordination with the County Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) to administer the program. The SWCDs will pre-qualify projects and oversee the implementation of awards. Awards will be made on a semi-annual basis for a period of two years or until funding is depleted. Applications will be available and filed locally through each respective county SWCD. To find a list of the SWCDs, click here.

Applicants must meet the Department's definition of a farm operation and meet additional criteria as outlined in the program criteria, including participation in the New York State Agricultural Environmental Management program within the past three years, or a commitment to participate in the program prior to being awarded.

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball said, "The Governor's targeted initiative to invest in this 11-county area is a big win for agriculture, and we're excited to provide applicants the details of the program and begin to accept their proposals in a few weeks. The funding being made available will have a significant impact on the future success of many farms and agribusinesses that are looking to increase production as well as their environmental sustainability."

Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Senator Patty Ritchie said, "Preserving our State's farmland is so important to ensuring New York's agriculture industry has the room it needs to thrive and grow. I'm pleased that farmers and agribusiness owners will soon be able to take advantage of this special program, which will not only provide them with the support they need to make their operations more successful, but also will help them to enhance their land's environmental protections."

Assembly Agriculture Committee Chair Assemblyman Bill Magee said, "The funding for farms and farm businesses announced by Governor Cuomo today will encourage sustainable growth, giving farmers in the 11-county area an opportunity to invest in the protection of farmland and natural resources, while enhancing increased agricultural production in the Southern Tier."

-NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

https://www.morningagclips.com/25m-for-southern-tier-agriculture/?utm_content=articles&utm_campaign=NLCampaign&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_term=newsletteredition&utm_medium=email

2016 Residue Prevention Manual for Dairy Producers

The National Milk Producers Federation has released the 2016 Residue Prevention manual for dairy producers. This manual gives an update of some best management practices to lower the risk if antibiotic residues in meat or milk. It also contains a list of FDA approved drugs for use in dairy cattle. This manual is available free online at:

www.nationaldairyfarm.com/sites/default/files/2016-Residue-Manual.pdf


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Dairy Acceleration Program

Plan for profitable and environmentally responsible growth! The Dairy Acceleration Program is an initiative of Governor Cuomo, in partnership with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. The program is designed to enhance profitability of NY dairy farms and to maintain a commitment to environmentally responsible growth.

For full details visit www.ansci.cornell.edu/prodairy


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