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Important Note from Our Team: Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program prioritizes the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, constituents, and community members. Given the uncertainty surrounding the rapidly-changing COVID-19 situation, many of our upcoming events have been cancelled or postponed. Our specialists will still be available to help you with individual consultations and will resume our regular programming as soon as we can. Stay up to date on all of our program offerings by visiting our website or contacting any of our team's specialists. We look forward to helping you manage your farm business during this time and hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy! 

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If you know which specialist or staff member you would like to reach, you can find their contact information below. If you are unsure of whom to contact, please use the inquiry form to the right and the appropriate team member will respond to your request.

Our mailing address is:

Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team
Attn: Katelyn Walley-Stoll
525 Falconer Street, PO Box 20
Jamestown, NY 14701-0020




Katelyn Walley-Stoll

Katelyn Walley-Stoll

Business Management Specialist and Team Leader

CCE Chautauqua County @ JCC
525 Falconer Street
PO Box 20
Jamestown, NY 14702-0020

cell 716-640-0522


Joshua Putman

Joshua Putman

Field Crops and Forage Specialist

CCE Cattaraugus County
28 Parkside Drive
Ellicottville, NY 14731

cell 716-490-5572


Alycia Drwencke

Alycia Drwencke

Dairy Management Specialist

CCE Steuben County
20 East Morris Street
Bath, NY 14810

cell 517-416-0386


Amy Barkley

Amy Barkley

Livestock Specialist

CCE Erie County
21 South Grove Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

cell 716-640-0844


Kelly Bourne

Administrative Assistant

CCE Allegany
5435A County Road 48
Belmont, NY 14813

phone 585-268-7644 x10



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Upcoming Events

**CANCELLED/POSTPONED**2020 Agronomy Scout School

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 4, 2020
8:00am - 5:30pm
Geneseo, NY

EVENT CANCELLED/POSTPONED: Due to Cornell University and Governor's announcement that all SUNY campuses go to remote learning to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, locally. It has been decided to cancel the 2020 Agronomy Scout School that was set to be held on Saturday, April 4th. We plan to reschedule this event for a later date, pending further knowledge of the COVID-19 mitigation regulations both in the state and nationwide. Refunds will be made to everyone who paid thus far. 
Thank you for your understanding.
Sincerely, the NWNY & SWNY Field Crops Team.
g in soybeans, alfalfa, corn and small grains. 

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Dairy Market Watch Released - March 2020

Dairy Producers - Read this month's commentary from Katelyn Walley-Stoll on the Dairy Market Response to COVID-19 and Early Spring Flush. Dairy Market Watch is an educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. 

NY FarmNet Continues to Offer Free Services - Call 1-800-547-3276

NY FarmNet is continuing to support our agricultural producers through free and confidential consultations. While they are following health and government officials and limiting face-to-face meetings, their consultants are still able to work with farmers and agri-service via phone, email, and webinar. Their hotline will be answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by a live person. NY FarmNet remains committed to providing technical assistance in farm business management and personal wellbeing to New York's farm community. Their toll-free, confidential hotline number is 1-800-547-3276.

COVID-19 Resources Available Online

Richard Stup, PhD, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development, and Rob Lynch, DVM, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY hosted a webinar recently discussing COVID-19 and Your Dairy, which is now available online. You can watch the webinar, and download a PDF of their slide show. You can find other useful resources on the Agricultural Workforce Development Website. These include, Ag & Markets Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations, information on H-2A Visas, Embassy Closures, and Travel Restrictions, and more.

Other useful materials can be found at:

General Questions & Links: https://eden.cce.cornell.edu/

Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions: https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/

Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions: http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/

Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources: https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/

Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers: https://www.nyfarmnet.org/

Still looking for DEC recertification credits? Here is an opportunity for you!

The Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team recognize that there are many people seeking recertification credits. If you still need applicator credits, there are online courses available at: http://pmepcourses.cce.cornell.edu/. Please note that there is a charge that is dependent on the number of credits assigned to each course. To view the course, you may select the state 'New York' for approved courses OR you can scroll down until you see the section marked 'Current Courses'. The course name, credits, and categories are all listed. Once you select the topic of interest, you will need to login or create an account in which you will be able to revisit again. We are excited that these are available due to the cancelation of recent meetings. If there are any questions, please contact Josh Putman at jap473@cornell.edu or at 716-490-5572 or click here 

Statewide herbicide resistance screening to start in 2020: Help us help you!

Beginning in 2020, a screening effort to describe the distribution of herbicide resistance in the state will begin. This coming summer and fall, growers, crop consultants and allied industry personnel who suspect they have herbicide resistance are encouraged to contact SWNY Field Crops Specialist Josh Putman (jap473@cornell.edu, 716-490-5572) to arrange for weed seed collection. Please visit http://blogs.cornell.edu/whatscroppingup/2020/03/23/statewide-herbicide-resistance-screening-to-start-in-2020-help-us-to-help-you/ to find out more. Please share as we are interested to update our database and inform growers of the current resistance situation. For more information, please visit this page!

Online Quality Assurance Trainings for Beef, Sheep, and Pork Are Available!

While in-person certification classes may be postponed for the time being, opportunities to take online certification trainings in sheep, beef, and pork quality assurance are available! The trainings can be accessed by the links, below:

Sheep Safety and Quality Assurance: https://sheepusa.org/researcheducation-onlineeducation-ssqa

Beef Quality Assurance: https://www.bqa.org/bqa-certification/online-bqa-certification

Pork Quality Assurance: Please contact Ashley McFarland (am2876@cornell.edu) directly so that she can set up an online certification for you or your farm.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our Livestock Specialist, Amy Barkley, at amb544@cornell.edu or (716) 640-0844.


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