Event Details


March 14, 2020




Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds Corporate Building
501 Erie Street
Little Valley, NY 14755


New York Beef Producers' Association
Ted Card


New York Beef Producers' Association Region 2 Annual Meeting

March 14, 2020

Join beef producers from Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties for their annual regional business meeting, followed by dinner and guest speakers sharing presentations centered around Feeder to Finish. Everyone with an interest in the beef industry is welcome to attend - membership in the association is not required.

Speakers include:

- Phil Keppler of SK Herefords LLC and Billy Martin of Meadowbrook Cattle, LLC discussing marketing tips and feeder cattle production.

- Dr. Shannon Carpenter discussing successful pre-conditioning.

- A representative from the New York Beef Industry Council discussing current issues and activities. 

Topics covered provide BQA re-certification credits.

The meeting cost includes dinner, and is $30/adult or $15/youth.

Everyone with an interest in the beef industry is welcome to attend. Membership in beef producer groups is not required to attend.

Reservations can be made by contacting Ted Card ( (716)-664-3339 or lvg1259@netsync.net) or Amanda Dackowsky ( (716)-432-9871 or ladack8489@gmail.com) by March 7th. 

See the PDF link, below, for more details.

NYBPA Region 2 Annual Meeting (PDF; 699KB)

Field Crops

Field Crops









calendar of events

Upcoming Events


May 27, 2020

A short webinar on the basics of the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) that is available to producers. Folks will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance from the county FSA Executive Directors.

Please register by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please note that this registration link is through Zoom, not our site directly.  

view details

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Summer Annuals

May 29, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

This webinar will discuss warm-season annuals suitable for grazing or stored forage as an alternative to traditional hay, pasture, or silage. This includes species-specific information, planting times, management, feed considerations, and associated environmental benefits. Our speaker is Caleb Goossen, Ph.D., an organic crop and conservation specialist with the Maine Organic Farming and Gardeners Association.
view details

Virtual Advanced Dairy Nutrition Short-course

June 1 - June 4, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT daily

Virtual Advanced Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse
June 1 to 4, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT daily

$250 per person

In addition to the live feed, all registrants will have access to electronic course materials and recorded sessions (after the live event). Join us live during the week of June 1 to 4 or watch sessions on-demand later.
view details


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 on their blog 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, livestock, and field crop management considerations, in addition to emerging topics related to COVID-19.

Dairy Market Watch Released - May 2020

This month's report shows some price optimism and offers CFAP information for dairy producers. Dairy Market Watch is an educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. Dairy Market Watch is published on the last Tuesday of every month, funded in part by Cornell Pro-Dairy, and is compiled by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist with the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program.

Follow us on Facebook!

Stay up-to-date with our program by liking our page.