Event Details


September 3 - September 17, 2020


Thursday September 3rd, 10th, and 17th at 7-8pm


Online Webinar Series




Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program

Pre-Registration Deadline: September 17, 2020


2020 Fall Pasture Management Series

September 3 - September 17, 2020

2020 Fall Pasture Management Series


Thursday, September 3rd 7pm - 8pm
Late Season Pasture Weed ID and Management
Learn to identify common pasture weeds, why they may be in your pasture, and how to manage them.

Thursday, September 10th 7pm - 8pm
Soil Sampling, Preparation, and Submission
Sampling soil is the key to understanding the nutrients available to our pasture species. Together we'll explore the steps of soil testing, including soil sampling techniques, sample preparation, and how to fill out a soil test submission form.

Thursday, September 17th 7pm - 8pm
Interpreting Your Soil Test Report and Adjusting Fertility
Here, we'll share how to interpret a soil test report, calculate calcium needs and fertilizer blends, review the nutrient values for commonly available manures, and discuss how and when to apply fertilizer or manure for optimal returns.


Registration Fee: $25.00
Your registration fee covers all 3 classes.

*Pre-registration is required*

Register today here, or by contacting Kelly Bourne at klb288@cornell.edu or (585) 268-7644 ext. 10.

Webinar links and call-in numbers will be shared the day prior to the presentation by the email you registered with. If you will need paper copies of the presentation notes, please call or email Kelly to request them.

You can meet the instructors and watch our series promotional video here! https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/t/1_5p10di4o

(PDF; 1205KB)

Field Crops

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Upcoming Events

CORE Pesticide Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 22, 2020
9AM - 10:50AM

Looking for DEC credits? Join CCE Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, for another opportunity to learn about current regulations, pest management and pesticide use. Special thanks to BAYER for sponsoring these trainings.

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On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop

September 22, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

CCE Agriculture Program welcomes you to join us for a zoom presentation on Tuesday evenings, September 22nd and 29th from 6:30-8:00 PM. This training addresses the needs for small-scale poultry producers wanting to process under the NYS 1000 bird exemption. 
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BQA Recertification Webinar: Pre-Weaning Calf Care

September 23, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BQA Recertification is required every 3 years. The NY Beef Council is offering three upcoming continuing education virtual classes which meet the requirements for re-certification. Topics include: Examining the Effectiveness of your Vaccination Protocol, Pre-Weaning Calf Care, and Direct Marketing Beef: Pre & Post Harvest Considerations. You can register for these free lectures at nybeef.org/bqa-webinars.

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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.

CORE Pesticide Training and Recertificaiton Credits

1.75 Pesticide recertification credits in the CORE category approved!
Josh Putman, Field Crops Specialist with the Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program, will provide an overview of the basic information involved in the pesticide application certification process and will present the basics of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as well as general pesticide safety, regulations and pesticide resistance.

Don't Forget to Complete the 2020 Census!

Have you completed the 2020 Census? Completing the 2020 Census will determine where over $675 billion in federal funding is spent in states and communities for the next ten years. When filling out the Census, your personal information is kept confidential by law. Whether it's funding in communities across your state or helping determine the number of seats your state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives?every count makes an equal impact. Be sure you are counted and visit 2020Census.Gov for more information.

New York State Forage Exchange Announced

New York State Forage Exchange Announced

Within New York State several regions have experienced drought conditions reducing the quality and quantity of forages produced for dairy and livestock production. To help agricultural producers locate forage to purchase, or for producers that have forage to sell, Cornell Cooperative Extension announces the NYS Forage Exchange website, nysforageexchange.com.

The NYS Forage Exchange provides a free system to match potential sellers and buyers of forage within New York State. Sellers can easily register within the system and then post the forage they have available to sell. Potential purchasers can browse the advertisements, and then contact the seller through email for additional information or to complete purchase arrangements.

Watch this screencast on how to use the NYS Forage Exchange.

NYS Forage Exchange is a moderated website, so all ad submissions are reviewed for appropriateness before publication on the forage exchange website. The information provided is general and educational in nature. Employees of Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension do not endorse or recommend any specific product or seller listed on this site.

Price Risk Management for Dairy Farmers

The Capital Area Agricultural & Horticultural Program is partnering with Cornell PRO-DAIRY and NY FarmNet to host a series of two webinars in November for dairy producers. The first webinar will be on November 3rd and will cover Dairy Margin Coverage, Forward Contracting, and Determining if Risk Management is Right for my Farm. The second webinar will be on November 10th and will talk about Dairy Revenue Protection, more on Forward Contracting, and Dairy Farmer Experience with Forward Contracting. The cost to attend is $10 per farm for both sessions, and the webinars will be from 7pm - 9pm each evening. Register here. Price Risk Management is becoming an increasingly important topic, especially as we reflect on the many ups and downs of 2020 so far. 

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