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August 2021

2021 Cornell Hemp Field Day

August 12, 2021
TBA
Hybrid in-person & Zoom

Save the date for the 2021 Cornell Hemp Research and Extension Team Field Day on Thursday, August 12th. We are offering a hybrid field day this year—both in-person at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva and on Zoom.

Riverside Dairy Open House Farm Tour

August 12, 2021
12 pm - 3:00 pm
Riverside Dairy
Cincinnatus, NY

Riverside Dairy Open House Farm Tour

Riverside Dairy is proud to host a farm tour focusing on cow comfort, calf care and transition cow facilities as it related to a NY Farm Viability grant project over the past year.  CCE Dairy Specialists will go over results and benchmarks from assessments of these areas from all 15 farms involved in the study and the farm will share areas they've worked to improve on their dairy, as well as give a farm tour of facilities.  The tour is free to all participants, but registration is required.  

Topics:  Cow Comfort, Calf Care, Transition Cow Facilities

Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk Series: Troyer Farm

August 18, 2021
12pm-2pm
Troyer Farm
Candor, NY

Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk Series: Troyer Farm

Learn how the Troyer family is using pastures to achieve their goals for their 40-cow organic dairy. With Upper Susquehanna Coalition Grazing Management Specialist and grass farmer Troy Bishopp, the Grass Whisperer. 

CNY Dairy Girl Network August Meeting

August 26, 2021
12:30 - 2:30
Rawley Town Park Pavilion
Richford, NY

CNY Dairy Girl Network August Meeting

The Central NY Dairy Girl Network will meet on August 26 from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm.  Please join us.  This group brings dairy women together to build camaraderie, share ideas, experience and learn from each other.  The meeting will be held at Rawley Park, located at 13334 NYS Route 38, Richford. This meeting will focus on the woman as an individual with hopes and dreams for their personal future.

September 2021

Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk Series: Murraydale Farms

September 8, 2021
12pm-2pm
Murraydale Farms
Truxton, NY

Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk Series: Murraydale Farms

Join Ryan and Annie Murray to learn how they have adapted New Zealand style grazing to manage their 90-cow organic Jersey herd in Truxton, NY. With NRCS grazing specialist Karen Hoffman.

Prepare for Corn Silage Harvest - Corn Dry Down Clinic

September 14, 2021
1:00-3:00pm
Tully Ag Center
Tully, NY

Prepare for Corn Silage Harvest - Corn Dry Down Clinic

Your Extension Specialists will be chipping corn stalks and checking dry matters to target corn silage harvest timing. We are collaborating with Tully Ag Center and John Winchell, Territory Sales Representative with ALLTECH. Dry matters will be determined using NIR, which allows a short turn-around time. Masks will need to be worn at the mill, as well as 6 feet of social distancing.

This is a free event!

Pasture Walk with NOFA-NY

September 22, 2021
5 - 7pm
Twin Oaks Dairy
Truxton, NY

Pasture Walk with NOFA-NY

Join farmers Kathie and Kirk Arnold on a tour of Twin Oaks Dairy LLC, which has been shipping certified organic milk since 1998. Rotational grazing is a foundational principle of the farm that keeps soils covered and sequestering carbon. They recently started planting trees in some of their pastures in a foray into silvopasture. This is their second year in making compost using the Elaine Ingham Bio Complete composting recipe and process.

October 2021

Healthy, Hardy Heifers! Virtual Series Fall 2021

October 1, 2021
October 8, 2021
October 15, 2021
October 22, 2021
October 29, 2021
November 5, 2021
November 12, 2021
November 19, 2021
: Healthy, Hardy Heifers!
Fridays from 12:00 - 12:45 pm
Virtual

Healthy, Hardy Heifers! Virtual Series Fall 2021

CCE Regional Ag Teams are excited to offer this NEW heifer series! Join us VIRTUALLY for an 8-week series on heifer management topics from post-weaning to calving! This series will be offered virtually via Zoom every Friday starting October 1st, 2021, at 12:00 pm EST. Sessions will be ~30 - 45 minutes in length, with a question period at the end.

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 13, 2021
October 20, 2021
October 27, 2021
: Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer.


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Upcoming Events

Healthy, Hardy Heifers! Virtual Series Fall 2021

October 1, 2021
October 8, 2021
October 15, 2021
October 22, 2021
October 29, 2021
November 5, 2021
November 12, 2021
November 19, 2021
: Healthy, Hardy Heifers!

CCE Regional Ag Teams are excited to offer this NEW heifer series! Join us VIRTUALLY for an 8-week series on heifer management topics from post-weaning to calving! This series will be offered virtually via Zoom every Friday starting October 1st, 2021, at 12:00 pm EST. Sessions will be ~30 - 45 minutes in length, with a question period at the end.

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 13, 2021
October 20, 2021
October 27, 2021
: Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer.

Farm Financial Records for Decision Making and Tax Management

December 2, 2021

A primer for beginning farmers, or a tune-up for those already in production, on recording income and annual expenses, capital expenditures and depreciation with additional information covering loans & credit card or revolving loan payments, sales of business assets, and deducting losses.

Announcements

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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