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BusinessIn today's world of rapid change, strong records and business skills are essential for sound decision making and agile maneuvering. There are many helpful resources available. Please contact us for clarification or any additional information that you may be seeking.




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DEC License CORE Training Series (BELMONT)

February 28, 2024
March 6, 2024
March 13, 2024
March 27, 2024
April 3, 2024

Belmont, NY

DEC License CORE Training Series (RANDOLPH)

February 28, 2024
March 6, 2024
March 13, 2024
March 27, 2024
April 3, 2024

Randolph, NY

Grasstravaganza 2024: PLANT GRAZE - Growing Resilient Grazing Systems

March 9, 2024
Morrisville, NY

Value-Added Dairy Tour

March 13 - March 14, 2024

"Hands-On" Animal Care Dairy Training Program at R&D Adams Dairy Farms, LLC

March 20, 2024 : Hands-On Animal Care Dairy Training program
Randolph, NY

Northeast Goat and Sheep Dairy Development Grant is Now Accepting Applications!

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: February 26, 2024
Northeast Goat and Sheep Dairy Development Grant is Now Accepting Applications!

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center is now accepting applications for their Goat and Sheep Dairy Development Grants, which can be used for both individual business projects and sector enhancement projects. The deadline to apply is June 6.


Livestock Checkoff Programs 101

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: February 5, 2024
Livestock Checkoff Programs 101

You may have heard of checkoff programs, but aren't sure exactly what they are, or what they mean to you as a livestock producer. This article sheds some light on the basics.


Reporting Winter Storm Damage - It's Important!

Katelyn Walley, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: January 16, 2024
Reporting Winter Storm Damage - It's Important!

Winter's here, and with that comes high winds, heavy snow loads, power outages, and damages that negatively impact your farm business. Katelyn Walley shares the importance of documenting damages and reporting them here, along with key contact information.


2022 National Beef Quality Audit Results

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: October 24, 2023
2022 National Beef Quality Audit Results

Every 5 years, this audit is used to identify trends in the beef market and in beef cattle in general. It also helps the industry gain an understanding of how the implementation of the Beef Quality Assurance Program has helped reduce losses and improve quality.


Please help us add contacts to our SWNY Farm Service Provider Directory!

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: October 3, 2023
Please help us add contacts to our SWNY Farm Service Provider Directory!

We want to know which categories and contacts would be most helpful to you! Please take 2 minutes to answer our anonymous survey at https://tinyurl.com/SWNYServiceProviders.


When Milk Prices Are Lousy - Should You Dream Big?

Katelyn Walley, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: September 20, 2023

Milk price fluctuations dramatically affect dairy farm business planning, and diversification could be a solution. Here, Katelyn Walley-Stoll outlines five diversification options, including value-added dairy, alternative livestock, alternative crops, agritourism, and renewable energy. The importance of risk assessment and financial planning in pursuing these opportunities is emphasized.


Custom CAFO Manure Applicators Required to Register with DEC

Last Modified: July 21, 2023

Affected custom applicators have until January 18th, 2024 to register with DEC on their website and then submit annual report activities. Learn more from CALS PRO-DAIRY here. 


Regulations for Processing Poultry for Sale

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: June 1, 2023
Regulations for Processing Poultry for Sale

Processing regulations surrounding poultry for sale can be confusing. There's much to know regarding what birds you can process, where you can process them, and who you can sell them to. This article outlines the two available options for getting poultry processed in NYS.


RFID Tags - The What, Why, and How

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: May 3, 2023
RFID Tags - The What, Why, and How

RFID tags are one of the USDA-approved official identification tags for cattle, deer, and swine. This article shares some information on what these tags are, how they work, and how you can order them for free for your herd.


FarmOps: Setting Your Farm Financial Resolutions Resources

Katelyn Walley, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: March 10, 2023

While not as fun as caring for baby animals, playing in the dirt, and growing food - record keeping is an important tool for farm success. Start the new year off right by setting your farm financial resolutions. In this two part seminar, you'll learn how to set up a record keeping system, identify your financial goals, and be ready to hit the ground running in 2023. Register to receive a fillable record keeping plan and a quarterly farm financial check list.


If Money Doesn't Grow On Trees - Maybe it Grows in Hay Fields?

Katelyn Walley, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: February 21, 2023

If you grow, feed, or sell hay, it's important to know how to manage the green - the money, that is - to make profitable decisions. Hay production, whether it's sold off the farm or fed to livestock, is a key part of many of our farms in SWNY. Producing your own hay can diversify and improve the profitability of your farm. But, hay production can decrease your farm's profitability over time.  Not tracking financial and production records can lead to poor decision-making. 


Some Farm Business Management Reminders by Katelyn Walley-Stoll

Katelyn Walley, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: February 13, 2023

Some reminders about the ST-125, NYS Ag Value Assessment, Separate Checking Accounts, Revisiting Your Farm Business Plan, Updating Your Balance Sheet, and Supporting Your County's Cooperative Extension Association. 






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Upcoming Events

DEC License CORE Training Series (BELMONT)

February 28, 2024
March 6, 2024
March 13, 2024
March 27, 2024
April 3, 2024

Belmont, NY

DEC License CORE Training Series (RANDOLPH)

February 28, 2024
March 6, 2024
March 13, 2024
March 27, 2024
April 3, 2024

Randolph, NY

Grasstravaganza 2024: PLANT GRAZE - Growing Resilient Grazing Systems

March 9, 2024
Morrisville, NY

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Reporting Winter Storm Damage - It's Important!

Winter's here, and with that comes high winds, heavy snow loads, power outages, and damages that negatively impact your farm business. Katelyn Walley shares the importance of documenting damages and reporting them here, along with key contact information.