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Winter Crop Meeting 2022 - A Virtual Weekly Meeting Series




Event Details

2022 Winter Crop Meeting - Virtual Weekly Series

Date

January 14, 2022
January 21, 2022
January 28, 2022
February 4, 2022
March 23, 2022

Time

1:00 - 2:00pm

Location

Virtual / Zoom Video Conference

Cost

Full Winter Crop Meeting Series Access : $15.00

(addl attendee $15.00 ea.)

Host

South Central New York Dairy & Field Crops

Janice Degni
(607) 391-2672


2022 Winter Crop Meeting - Virtual Weekly Series



2022 Winter Crop Meeting - Virtual Weekly Series

January 14 - Methane's Role in Global Warming & Current and Future Opportunities to Decrease Enteric Methane 

Dr. Bob Howarth, The David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology & Current and Future Opportunities to Decrease Enteric Methane Dr. Thomas R. Overton, Professor and Chair of Animal Science-CU and Director PRO-DAIRY Program

Professor Howarth will describe methane as an agent of global warming, discussing its importance relative to carbon dioxide, asking if it matters whether the emission source is from agriculture or the oil & gas industry, and explaining why a 20-year time frame for comparing methane with carbon dioxide is now part of New York State law, embedded in the Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act of 2019. Professor Overton will discuss current strategies and future opportunities to decrease enteric methane in ruminants. This presentation provides an update and assessment of the current state of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere and their impact on changing global climateUnderstand the role of agriculture to contribute to lowering emissions.


January 21
Corn Silage: 2021 Hybrid Trials and Key Considerations for 2022
Joseph Lawrence, Dairy Forage Systems Specialist, PRODAIRY Program

The Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Program is a source of independent information on hybrid performance and a platform for conducting other work to better understand how to optimize the production of corn silage. Joe oversees the project with tremendous support from Margaret Smith, Tom Overton and their teams. The results of the 2021 trials will be discussed with emphasis on how the growing condition's influenced both crop yield and forage quality. Forage quality was analyzed and utilized to predict how each hybrid would perform in a dairy feeding program using the Cornell CNCPS nutrition model to predict milk yield from cows fed each of the hybrid entries. The session will also review key considerations for getting the most out of your forage program in 2022.  New updates include what we are learning about corn N use efficiency from the hybrid trials and considerations of high input costs from the view of forage shrink losses which cost more when crops cost more to grow. 


January 28
The Value of Manure told with Five Stories
Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Cornell Spear Nutrient Management Program and Kirsten Workman, Nutrient Management Specialist with PRODAIRY.

This presentation will share research results that answer the following questions: What is the fertilizer replacement value of manure? How does injection of manure in alfalfa impact the crop? Can shallow incorporation be as effective in conserving N as deeper incorporation? Can no-till planting be compatible with manure injection? What is the carry over benefit of manure application?                     


Feb 4
 - Carbon Markets - A Realistic Outlook
Jenifer Wightman, Senior Extension Associate, specializes in greenhouse gas emission and mitigation potentials for Agricultural and Forest Ecosystems in the School of Integrative Plant Science  Soil and Crop Sciences Section, CALS, Cornell 

The agricultural literature abounds with articles about the opportunities that carbon credits may someday offer. Indigo Ag explains that carbon credits are created based on carbon dioxide you draw down into your soil and GHG emissions you reduce above the soil. This presentation will provide an overview of carbon-credits for farm and forest owners. As well as include different opportunities and the considerations involved before signing a carbon-credit contract.                             

 

March 23Net 0 and Sustainability
Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Cornell Spear Nutrient Management Program and Olivia Godber, Post Doctoral Research Associate

The U.S. Dairy Net Zero Initiative (NZI) launched in 2020 is an industry-wide effort towards achieving the U.S. dairy's 2050 environmental stewardship goals including carbon neutrality. The Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) at Cornell University is involved in two major projects that aim to help the dairy industry reach its goals: (1) the Dairy Soil and Water Regeneration Project (under leadership of DMI and SHI); and (2) the Dairy Sustainability Key Performance Indicators Project. The first project focuses on assessment of soil health practices on greenhouse gas emissions and forage crop production. The second project includes whole farm nutrient mass balance, carbon footprint, and biodiversity assessments as key components of environmental stewardship. In this presentation, Quirine Ketterings and Olivia Godber will give updates on both projects and share initial results.






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Upcoming Events

Winter Crop Meeting 2024 - Dryden Event

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 19, 2024 : Winter Crop Meeting 2023 - Dryden Event
Dryden, NY

Attend this year's Winter Crop Meeting 2024 at the Dryden VFW
Speakers will be covering the following topics:

  • Agriculture and Weather Extremes: How Can We Adapt? How do we work with Public Policy?
  • TBD
  • Weed Management Updates: Herbicide Resistant Weeds and Programs to Control Them.
  • Dairy Sustainability Updates: How & Why Should We Assess a Dairy Carbon Footprint? On Farm Research to Support Sustainability. 
  • Announcements

    NYS Climate Action Council Draft Scoping Plan

    The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) was signed into law in 2019 as one of the most ambitious climate laws in the world. The law created the Climate Action Council (the Council), which is tasked with developing a draft scoping plan that serves as an initial framework for how the State will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve net-zero emissions, increase renewable energy usage, and ensure climate justice. On December 20, the Council voted to release the draft scoping plan for public comment. January 1, 2022 marks the beginning of a 120-day public comment period to receive feedback from the public as the Council works to develop and release a final scoping plan by the end of 2022. Read the Draft Scoping Plan [PDF] including the  entire document with appendices. https://climate.ny.gov/Our-Climate-Act/Draft-Scoping-Plan

    From Our Team to Yours: COVID-19 Resources for Dairy Farmers

    The South Central NY Dairy and Field Crops Team has compiled a list of articles that we think may be useful to dairy producers and their service providers as we all navigate the COVID-19 situation. Please stay safe and reach out to our team if you have questions or need help finding information. We are here to help with tools and resources to support all of the normal day-to-day dairy and field crop management considerations, in addition to emerging topics related to COVID-19.

    For the full list, click here: COVID-19 Resources for Dairy Farmers


    Regional Team Operations During COVID-19

    Click here for an operations update.


    Dairy Acceleration Program Funds Available

    Funds available for the
    • organization of financial records/benchmarking up to $1,000
    • continued business planning (for farms awarded in a previous year) up to $2,500
    • business planning up to $5,000
    Guidelines remain the same DAP covers 80% of the cost up to the value of the award and the farm is responsible for 20%.  Visit https://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/dairy-acceleration/

    HEMP GROWER'S EXCHANGE BOARD

    CCE Hemp Exchange Board On-Line
    Dear Hemp Growers & Processors: Our exchange board has its first postings; plenty of interest in selling and purchasing. You can check it out at http://www.nyhempexchange.org/

     *The NY Hemp Exchange Board is posted for your information and research purposes. Cornell Cooperative Extension does not endorse or recommend any product, service, individual, business or other entity. All "Hemp Exchanges" are posted at the discretion of CCE. "Hemp Exchanges" requests may be denied or removed at any time for any reason Maire Ullrich, MBA Agriculture Program Leader Eastern New York Horticulture Team - Vegetables Cornell University Cooperative Extension Orange County


    2018 Drug Residue Prevention Manual

    For more than 30 years, the U.S. dairy industry has focused educational efforts on the judicious use of antibiotics through the annual publication of a Best Practices Manual. The 2018 edition of the National Dairy FARM Program: Farmers Assuring Responsible Management? Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual is the primary educational tool for dairy farm managers throughout the country on the judicious and responsible use of antibiotics, including avoidance of drug residues in milk and meat.

    The manual is a quick resource to review those antibiotics approved for dairy animals and can also be used as an educational tool and resource for farm managers as they develop on-farm best management practices necessary to avoid milk and meat residues. Visit the Manual and Form Library to download copies of this important tool!



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    Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

    Western New York Dairy Farmers Kim Shaklee and Janice Brown make the news with their successful Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship match. Kim and Janice are Master Graizers, and they are working hard with their Apprentice, Travis Belmore and preparing Lauren La Mar for an official Apprenticeship. 

    http://www.americanagriculturist.com/dairy/guiding-next-gen-dairy-graziers-win-win

    ProDairy Forage Management

    Are you prepared to change your routine this spring?

    By: Joe Lawrence, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and Ron Kuck, Cornell Cooperative Extension North Country Regional Ag Team


    While spring tasks vary by farm, there are many "rites of spring," and they are often completed in a fairly rigid sequence. Depending on the farm, these often include fixing fence, spreading manure, planting new seedings, planting corn and harvesting first cutting, and are often performed in this order.

    We are optimistic that the upcoming turn in weather will allow these task to be accomplished in a timely manner, but at this point it is time to ask yourself: Are you willing to change your spring routine?

    In addition to adverse weather it is no secret that everyone is facing extremely tight economic times, and dealing with forage inventories of poor digestibility forages from 2017. This combination of factors makes it more critical than ever to be ready to tackle the task that will have the most impact on your business at the proper time.

    Recent reference articles on dealing with tough times:
    • Key Opportunities to Optimize 2018 Crop Production Efficiency
    • Resources for Dealing with Spring Weather Delays
    First Cutting
    The number one focus should be on timely harvest of first cutting.
    • Park the corn planter when a field of first cutting is ready for harvest.
    o Monitoring 1st cut harvest timing
    • Approach harvest by the acre, not by the field. Be ready to skip over a field that has passed its optimum harvest stage.
    o Dynamic Harvest Schedules
    • Strategically plan feed storage to best utilize forage inventories for the right group of animals.
    o Strategic Forage Storage Planning
    o When More is Better
    Corn Planting
    The window for planting for silage is generally wider than for grain, which is why first cutting can and should take priority over corn planting. However, in the event of extreme delays in planting corn, performance will diminish with late plantings. If corn planting progresses into late May or early June, begin to consider alternative options for those acres. Previous research from Cornell and Penn State suggest a 0.5 to 1 ton/acre per week decline in silage yield for planting after mid to late May.

    Multi-Tasking
    First and foremost during a time of year that can be very busy and stressful, taking every precaution to keep your team safe is critical.

    The idea of fitting all of this work into a condensed time period, and still getting key tasks completed before critical deadlines can seem impossible, but year after year many find unique ways to get it all done. Consider working with neighbors, custom operators or renting equipment to accomplish these key tasks on time.

    If you currently utilize custom operators, now is a good time to set up a time to meet with them and make sure you are on the same page to get tasks accomplished in the time-frame needed. Make sure that your expectations and goals are clearly defined. They will also be under stress to fit their work into a condensed period and meet their customers' expectations, so defining expectations and pre-planning how to most efficiently get the work accomplished when the custom operator arrives can go a long way to increase the chances for success.



    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


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