On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

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May 25, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 8, 2022


Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Camila Lage

With the current volatile dairy market, rising input costs, and continued challenges in commercial dairy production, farm owners are looking for new ways to improve their profitability. For farms interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business, one option could be on-farm processing of raw milk into value-added goods and bottled fluid milk for sale. Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell University experts are coming together to present a series of webinars to discuss the business considerations and regulatory requirements of on-farm dairy processing.


Session 1: Fitting On-Farm Dairy Processing into your Business to Improve Profitability

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 - 6 pm to 7 pm

Presenters: Katelyn Walley-Stoll - Farm Business Specialist & Anika Gianforte - Dairy Processing & Marketing Specialist

Session 2: Considerations for Designing your Processing Facility for Quality Production

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 - 6 pm to 7 pm

Presenters: Anika Gianforte - Dairy Processing & Marketing Specialist & Rob Ralyea - Sr. Extension Associate

Session 3: Managing the "Red Tape" for Efficient and Sustainable Value-Added Dairy

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 - 6 pm to 8 pm

Presenters: Rob Ralyea - Sr. Extension Associate & Kimberly Bukowski - Extension Professional

REGISTRATION: This webinar is FREE and open to anyone interested in learning more about diversifying or vertically integrating their business through on-farm dairy processing. Registration is required, and at registration, attendees can choose whether they want to attend all 3 sessions or specific ones. Participants will receive the zoom webinar URL after their registration is confirmed. A recording of the webinar will be made available to registered participants.

LINK FOR REGISTRATION: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cTfizZZUQ4GoDem5TolLoQ

If you have any questions, would like to register over the phone, or require accommodations, please reach out to Camila Lage at (607) 422-6788 or at cd546@cornell.edu.

This work is based on upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2021-70027-34693. 

SWNYDLFC is a partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben counties. Their team includes Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522); Camila Lage, Dairy Management (607-422-6788); and Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844). CCE is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.


For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension, contact your county's Association Executive Director. Allegany County - Laura Hunsberger, lkh47@cornell.edu or 585-268-7644. Cattaraugus County - Dick Rivers, rer263@cornell.edu or 716-699-2377. Chautauqua County - Emily Reynolds, eck47@cornell.edu or 716-664-9502. Erie County - Diane Held, dbh24@cornell.edu or 716-652-5400. Steuben County - Tess McKinley, tsm223@cornell.edu, or 607-664-2301. 

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