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January 2022

2022 Corn Congress

January 5 - January 6, 2022


Join us for Corn Congress January 5 & 6, 2022. Archived viewing of the congress will be offered for those who have paid attendance. 

DEC Points Available! Please Provide Your DEC Applicator ID Number at Registration. Those seeking DEC Points will need to sign in with their applicator number and at the beginning and end of each day. DEC applicator points cannot be awarded for archived viewing of the sessions. Points will be voided for anyone who does not attend the full session each day. Points will be voided for anyone who does not pre-register for the congress.


2022 Corn Congress

January 5 - January 6, 2022

DSD Test

January 6, 2022


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Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

January 13 - April 14, 2022


Join NYBC's Executive Director, Jean O'Toole for a series of workshops discussing important topics in marketing your beef locally. Gain a better understanding of working with your processor, beef cuts and cooking, and learn about the beef marketing resources available! 

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meetin... 


Winter Crop Meeting 2022 - A Virtual Weekly Meeting Series

January 14 - March 23, 2022


Winter Crop Meeting 2021   A Weekly Meeting Series
Beginning Friday, January 14 - February 4     Weekly from 1pm - 2 pm
and March TBD

Consecutive Thursdays beginning  January 14, 
January 21,
January 28, 
February 4, and 
Tuesday March 17 1pm - 2 pm

Topics:
Week 1:  Methane's Role in Global Warming & Current and Future Opportunities to Decrease Enteric Methane 
Week 2: Corn Silage Hybrid Trials 2021 Update & Management Tips
Week 3: The Value of Manure told with Five Stories
Week 4: Carbon Markets - A Realistic Outlook
Week 5: Net 0 and Sustainability - What it Means for the Dairy Industry


$15 for access to all sessions

CCA credits will be available.


Dairy Day 2022

January 18 - January 20, 2022

Farmer Tax School Series - Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

January 18, 2022

NOFA-NY's 2022 Winter Conference

January 18 - January 23, 2022

Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

January 18, 2022

Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

January 18, 2022

Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

January 18, 2022

New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting 2022

January 19, 2022

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

January 21 - February 18, 2022

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

January 21 - February 18, 2022


The three-session Onboarding Zoom Series focuses on navigating employment requirements and improving human resource management practices, including enhancing training skills.

In the webinar series, the Cornell Agricultural Workforce team will share how to use onboarding materials, methods and templates. Established tools, including templates, training documentation, resources for employee records, and worksheets, are posted online at agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu. The series covers how to navigate employment requirements and improve human resource management practices, including enhancing training skills. Each webinar includes a 20-minute presentation, followed by 15 to 20 minute breakout sessions, and finishes with a 15-minute general Q&A session.


Grazing Sheep on Solar Arrays

January 24, 2022

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

January 25 - February 22, 2022


Annie's Project Know Your Numbers and Know your Options (KYNKYO) is a workshop series designed to deliver basic farm financial literacy that will empower farm women to better understand how financial statements assist in making rational decisions. KYNKYO helps farm women effectively communicate with their families, business partners, and lenders. 


2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

January 25 - February 22, 2022

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

January 25 - February 22, 2022


Annie's Project Know Your Numbers and Know your Options (KYNKYO) is a workshop series designed to deliver basic farm financial literacy that will empower farm women to better understand how financial statements assist in making rational decisions. KYNKYO helps farm women effectively communicate with their families, business partners, and lenders. 


Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022

Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022

Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022

Farmer Tax School Series - Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022

CCE Flock Talks: Producing, Processing, and Packing Eggs for Sale

January 26, 2022

GVPA Winter Meeting Session 1: Managing Soil Health, Pastures, and Small Grains

January 27, 2022

Public Funding Sources: for NYS Livestock Slaughter and Processing Facilities - Webinar

January 27, 2022

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings -Part 1 of 3

January 27, 2022

Winter Green-Up 2022

January 29, 2022



February 2022

Preparing for Shearing Day Webinar

February 1, 2022

Field Crop Weed ID and Control Series

February 2 - March 16, 2022

Field Crop Weed Identification and Control Series 2022

February 2 - March 16, 2022

Net Zero for NY Dairy

February 2 - February 3, 2022

Net Zero for NY Dairy - What You Need to Know

February 2 - February 3, 2022

Net Zero for NY Dairy: What You Need to Know

February 2 - February 3, 2022

26th Annual North Country Crop Congress

February 4 - February 11, 2022

FSA Fridays

February 4 - February 25, 2022

The Business of Making Hay

February 7, 2022

The Business of Making Hay

February 7, 2022

NYCO Meeting - Winter 2022

February 8, 2022

Preparing for and Accessing Wool Pools Webinar

February 8, 2022

2022 Soybean & Small Grains Congress

February 9 - February 10, 2022


Join us for Soybean & Small Grains Congress February 9 & 10, 2022. Archived viewing of the congress will be offered for those who have paid attendance. 

DEC Points Available! Please Provide Your DEC Applicator ID Number at Registration. Those seeking DEC Points will need to sign in with their applicator number and at the beginning and end of each day. DEC applicator points cannot be awarded for archived viewing of the sessions. Points will be voided for anyone who does not attend the full session each day. Points will be voided for anyone who does not pre-register for the congress.


Beef Cow Nutritional Strategies During the Last Trimester

February 9, 2022

2022 Virtual Corn Day

February 16, 2022

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16 - March 16, 2022

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16 - March 30, 2022

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16 - March 16, 2022

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16 - March 30, 2022


Every Wednesday from Feb 16 until March 16, 2022.

This webinar series will be presented entirely by Dr. Heather Huson, Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University.

Based on Dr. Huson's Applied Genetics course this program will give participants an understanding of how to use genetic information to reach their herd goals. An optional in person session will provide an opportunity for hands on practice with genetic analysis tools.

Register Online


Back to the Basics: Poultry 101

February 24, 2022

Farm Financial Peer Learning Circles Kickoff Event

February 24, 2022

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings -Part 2 of 3

February 24, 2022

Empire Sheep Producers Association (ESPA) Annual Meeting

February 26, 2022

How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

February 28, 2022



March 2022

Beef Corp Reputation Management Training

March 1 - March 22, 2022

Grazing Dairy Group

March 3, 2022

Western New York Collaborative Farming: A Workshop

March 5, 2022

CCE Flock Talk Presents: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York

March 7, 2022

CCE Flock Talks Presents: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York

March 7, 2022

2022 NYS Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training

March 8 - March 15, 2022

2022 Virtual Dairy Day

March 8, 2022

Field Nitrogen & GHG: Understanding and Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission in Agriculture & Forestry

March 8, 2022

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 10 - April 1, 2022


An eight part virtual series for Field Crops Producers to learn more about the latest research-based recommendations for pest control, weed management, forage production, economic considerations, soil health and fertility, challenges for our 2022 season, and more. 

COST: $40/farm for access to any and all of the virtual sessions. Scholarships available for those who are in need who would like to attend for $20 or for free. Select the "scholarship" option at payment.

REGISTRATION: Complete the form below or call Kelly Bourne, administrative support, at 585-268-7644 or email klb288@cornell.edu. 

PLEASE NOTE: we will NOT be recording these sessions. Every effort will be made to connect those who are unable to attend live with the session resources and slides. 

IN-PERSON VIEWING OPTIONS available at one of our local CCE offices upon request. Participating offices are located in East Aurora, Jamestown, Ellicottville, Belmont, and Bath.  

DEC AND CCA CREDITS AVAILABLE: Let us know at registration that you need credits and be prepared to share your Certification Number. Approved for 11.5 CEUs (1 Nutrient Management, 8 Integrated Pest Management, 1.5 Crop Management, 1 Professional Development). 

TECH REQUIREMENTS: You will need access to Zoom (phone, tablet, or computer). If you need credits, you'll also need video capabilities.

SPONSORSHIP: We are currently seeking agribusiness support for this series. Contact Katelyn at 716-640-0522 for more information.

IS THIS FOR ME? This series has options for agricultural producers of all shapes, sizes, and time in business. Choose the options that best suit your interests and needs.

FOR ACCOMMODATIONS and accessibility concerns, please contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll by calling 716-640-0522. 


Annual Meeting of the NY Beef Producers' Association Region 2

March 12, 2022

Dairy Support Services - VIRTUAL Spring Safety Meeting

March 15, 2022

DSS Spring Safety Meeting In-Person with Lunch

March 15, 2022

F.A.R.M. 4.0 Updates

March 17, 2022

F.A.R.M. 4.0 Updates & Insights

March 17, 2022

New York Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

March 19, 2022

Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

March 22, 2022

Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

March 22, 2022

Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

March 22, 2022

Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order

March 24, 2022

CANCELLED * Pesticide Applicator Training 2022 - Virtual Workshop * CANCELLED

March 29, 2022

Foot Health for Your Dairy Herd

March 31, 2022

Organic Dairy Discussion Group - Spring 2022 Meeting

March 31, 2022

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meeting

March 31, 2022

Winter 2022 - Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meetings -Part 3 of 3

March 31, 2022



April 2022

Inspired by Annie's: Let's Elevate Your Marketing

April 5 - April 26, 2022

Inspired by Annie's: Let's Elevate Your Marketing

April 5 - April 26, 2022

Prepare for Shearing Day - Alpaca Edition Webinar

April 5, 2022

Calving Workshop: Orleans County

April 6, 2022

Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

April 6, 2022

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshop

April 6, 2022

Calving Workshop: Livingston County

April 7, 2022

Calving Workshop: Seneca County

April 8, 2022

Calving Workshop: Ontario County

April 11, 2022

NYCO Meeting - Spring 2022

April 12, 2022

CANCELLED - Introduction to Pasture Management

April 13, 2022

Dairy Women's Group Community Outreach

April 14, 2022

Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases

April 21, 2022

CANCELLED - Forage and Pasture Management Workshop for Livestock Farmers

April 23, 2022

Calving Workshop: Wyoming County

April 25, 2022

Pricing for Profit: An Introduction to the Cornell Meat Price Calculator

April 25, 2022

Beef x Dairy Workshop - Postponed to Winter time!

April 27 - November 23, 2022

Profitable Meat Marketing

April 27, 2022



May 2022

2022 Alfalfa 1st Cutting Forage Quality & IPM Training

May 3 - May 12, 2022

Evaluating a Goat for Purchase

May 5, 2022

Finger Lakes Sheep Producers Co-Op Annual Wool Pool - May 18th, 20th, and 21st

May 18, 2022

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshops

May 19, 2022

Soil Sampling for Success - A Seminar for NYS and NJ Veterans

May 23, 2022

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

May 25 - June 8, 2022

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

May 25 - June 8, 2022

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshops

May 25, 2022



June 2022

Young Farmers Coalition of WNY Farmer's Potluck

June 4, 2022

Herdsperson Training - Genesee County

June 7, 2022

Herdsperson Training - Ontario County

June 8, 2022

Herdsperson Training - Niagara County

June 10, 2022

IPM / FAMACHA Workshop

June 10, 2022

Pasture Walk: Rotational Grazing with Beef Cattle

June 11, 2022

Pasture Walk and Grazing Program

June 14, 2022

Parasite Management and Pasture Health

June 15, 2022

New York Tax Incentives for Farm Employers: Overtime, Investment and Employee Retention

June 21, 2022

2022 Cornell Seed Growers Field Day

June 29, 2022

Baby Mama Drama (Goat Reproduction and Kidding)

June 29, 2022

Farms Under Threat 2040: Choosing an Abundant Future

June 29, 2022

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

June 29, 2022

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer

June 29 - June 30, 2022


Cornell Ag Workforce Development and the regional Cornell Cooperative Extension teams are offering a series of hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at two locations on June 29 and 30 with the Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops team. 


Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

June 30, 2022



July 2022

Calving Workshop: Ontario County

July 1, 2022

Pasture Walk: Beef Grazing and Healthy Soils Workshop

July 6, 2022

Pasture Walk: Custom Grazing and Healthy Soils Workshop

July 6, 2022

Organic Dairy Discussion Group: Summer Meeting in Eastern NY

July 11, 2022

Robotic Milking System Farm Tour

July 11, 2022

Robotic Milking System Farm Tour

July 12, 2022

2022 Soil Health & Climate Resiliency Field Days

July 13 - August 31, 2022

Goat Herd and Foot Health

July 13, 2022

Pasture Walk

July 13, 2022

Pasture Walk at Hendrickson's Grazing Acres

July 13, 2022

Young Farmers Coalition of WNY Ice Cream Social

July 19, 2022

Dairy Cattle Handling and Safety Program for Farm Workers

July 25, 2022

Beef Quality Assurance Training @ the Ontario County Fair

July 27, 2022



August 2022

Dairy Cattle Handling and Safety Program For Youth

August 1, 2022

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

August 2, 2022

Farm Equipment Technology Training @ Empire Farm Days

August 3, 2022

Beef Quality Assurance

August 8 - August 10, 2022

2022 Summer Crop Tour

August 11, 2022

Cornell Hemp Field Day

August 11, 2022

Cornell Hemp Field Day

August 11, 2022

Basic Dairy Vet Skills Training

August 12, 2022

Pasture Walk: Multi-Species Grazing and Direct Marketing

August 13, 2022

2-Day Hoof Trimming Workshop

August 16 - August 17, 2022

Irrigation Pasture Walk - Birds All Dairy

August 17, 2022

2022 Aurora Farm Field Day

August 18, 2022

2022 Aurora Farm Field Day

August 18, 2022

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

August 23, 2022

Ticks - What are they? How they can affect your livestock and how to effectively manage them.

August 23 - August 24, 2022

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

August 24, 2022

Making a Living Farming - Springville, NY August 24th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

August 24, 2022

NY Soil Health Field Day in Pavilion, NY

August 25, 2022

2022 Pre-Harvest Workshop

August 26, 2022

What You Need to Know About the New CAFO Permit

August 30, 2022



September 2022

Dairy Reproduction and A.I. Training Course

September 8 - September 9, 2022

Pasture Walk - Niagara County

September 8, 2022

Cover Crop Field Day 2022

September 9, 2022

Regional Dry Down Day- Seneca County

September 9, 2022

Managing Colostrum Supply

September 14, 2022

Managing Colostrum Supply: What Farm Management and Nutritional Factors are Associated with Colostrum Yield

September 14, 2022

2022 Silvopasture Showcase Tour

September 15 - September 16, 2022

2022 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium on Grazing Management for Goats and Sheep

September 16 - September 17, 2022

2022 Cornell Sheep and Goat Symposium

September 16 - September 17, 2022

Atrazine Update:WEBINAR

September 16, 2022

Finger Lakes Fiber Festival

September 17 - September 18, 2022

Fall 2022 CleanSweep NY **Registration deadline 9/19**

September 19, 2022

Free "Talk Saves Lives" Training for Agricultural Community of New York State

September 29, 2022

Pasture Walk - Niagara County

September 30, 2022



October 2022

American Dairy Goat Association National Convention

October 1 - October 7, 2022

Maple Syrup Workshop

October 3, 2022

Business Planning for Beginning Farmers

October 5, 2022

FAMACHA and Internal Parasite IPM Training at Mitrowski House Farm, Machias NY

October 6, 2022

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training

October 8, 2022

Milk Quality, Understanding That PPD! & a Peek Into Future Prices

October 11, 2022

Pasture Walk: Stockpiling Forages for Winter Sheep Grazing

October 11, 2022

Fall Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak

October 12, 2022

Fall Update on the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak

October 12, 2022

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training at Town Line Livestock in Perrysburg, NY

October 15, 2022

Free Mental Health First Aid Trainings for Ag Communities of New York State

October 18 - November 8, 2022

Free Mental Health First Aid Training for the Cortland County Agriculture Community

October 19, 2022

Creating an Effective Land Lease with Attorneys from the Food and Farm Business Law Clinic at Pace University

October 24, 2022

NY Sheep and Goat Producers

October 27, 2022



November 2022

Free Mental Health First Aid Training for the Agriculture Community of Southern Tier

November 2, 2022

New York Labor Roadshow VI - Batavia

November 9, 2022

2022 Feeder School - November 10

November 10, 2022

New York Labor Roadshow VI - Auburn & Online

November 10, 2022

2022 Feeder School - November 11

November 11, 2022

Cornell Professional Sheep Shearing School at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

November 11 - November 12, 2022


This two day in-person training is for shearers with prior experience who are looking to make shearing a profession. Instruction will include the shearing pattern, blade sharpening techniques, physical fitness, hand piece maintenance, shearing resources from the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), and more. 


New York Labor Roadshow VI - Ballston Spa

November 22, 2022



December 2022

Date Coming Soon: Dairy Day December 2022

December 1, 2022

Date Coming Soon: DairyComp 305 en Enspanol!

December 1, 2022




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Upcoming Events

Pasture Walk: Stockpiling Forages for Winter Sheep Grazing

October 11, 2022
Candor, NY

Are your animals still grazing in January? Allen Shetler's sheep are! Join us for a farm tour to learn about techniques for stockpiling pasture and winter grazing small ruminants. See how Allen efficiently delivers supplemental feed to grazing animals using a Greg Judy-style bale unroller. Experience a sheep fencing demonstration and learn how to manage electric fencing for winter grazing. Network with others in the grazing community and discover grant opportunities to expand or improve your grazing operation. Representatives from the Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District will be present to share information about grazing planning services and funding to support the development of grazing systems.

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Free Mental Health First Aid Training for the Cortland County Agriculture Community

October 19, 2022
East Homer, NY

Join NY FarmNet & CCE Cortland for a free Mental Health First Aid Training for farmers, agribusiness workers, and anyone who interacts with the agricultural community on Wednesday, October 19th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (lunch is included).

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Creating an Effective Land Lease with Attorneys from the Food and Farm Business Law Clinic at Pace University

October 24, 2022
Binghamton, NY

Join CCE Broome and attorneys from the Food and Farm Business Law Clinic at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University for a free in-person event where we explore the components of a functional land lease which can meet the needs of both the landowner and farmer.

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Announcements

New York State Farm Directory launching in June 2022

From our friends at Cornell CALS

As part of Cornell Cooperative Extension's role in strengthening New York State agriculture, we are helping to spread word of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' plans to launch a statewide online Farm Directory. The Farm Directory, which launches in mid-June, will connect consumers to producers of farm products and promote New York farms.

The Farm Directory will appear on the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' website at agriculture.ny.gov/farming/farm-directory. It will show information for each listed farm, which can include the farm name, farm type, point of contact, addresses, telephone number, email address, website, social media, and a listing of all available products produced by the farm. Other categories of interest to the public, like the farm's inclusion in the New York State Grown & Certified Program and designations of organic, halal or kosher certified may also be noted. Website visitors will be able to sort or search the directory by any field.

Since not every farm offers products to the public at the farm site, each farm can indicate whether it is open to the public, or if there is another means that their farm product can be accessed. This might include listing a distributor, a brand name that your product is eventually marketed under, or a specific consumer-facing website where the public can determine where to purchase your product in a retail location. The information available on the directory for each farm can be tailored to meet the individual needs of each business and farmers will be able to update their information as desired.

The creation of the Farm Directory derives from Section 16(52) of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, requiring the Department to create a directory of every farm in New York State. Farms will be receiving a package in the mail shortly outlining the Farm Directory purpose, a survey to collect information on the farm to be included in the Directory, and a return envelope.

If you choose not to have your farm participate in the Directory, you are required by law to notify the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets of this decision by opting out. Farms may opt out by returning the provided survey or indicating it through the online survey linked at the website above.

Farms that initially opt out can later contact the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets if they wish to be included at any point. Also, farms can also contact the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets if they wish to opt out after initially choosing to participate in the Directory.

For questions or additional information on the Farm Directory, please contact the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets at (518) 485-1050 or FarmDirectory@agriculture.ny.gov.


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!

http://www.nationaldairyfarm.com/drug-residue-manual


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The team updates our facebook page frequently - follow us to be updated on our events, see some fun videos and get local area updates!

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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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