What You Need to Know About the New CAFO Permit
August 30, 2022
HostSouthwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program
Course Topics and Speakers
- Implementation and transition to new permit
- Changes in technical requirements
- Electronic filing, notifications requirements, what constitutes as a 'spill' requiring notification/reporting (and how)
- Stormwater construction clarification
- Benefits of a ten-year permit
- A quick review of some of the recent Part 360 solid waste management proposed changes (storing and use of tires on farm, manure applicator registration, etc)
- Funding opportunities and other available resources
- Sara Latessa, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
- Greg Albrecht, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
- Leah Ziemba, Michael Best Law Firm
- Kirsten Workman and Caroline Potter, Cornell PRO-DAIRY
- Mike Contessa, Champlain Valley Agronomics
- Tonya Van Slyke, Northeast Dairy Producers Association
REGISTER in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Is Grazing Sheep Beneath Solar Arrays and Opportunity for Your Future?
September 25, 2023
Mt. Morris, NY
Grazing sheep beneath utility-scale solar arrays can build wealth of present and future sheep farmers as vegetation management service providers and access to additional pasture. The Cornell Cooperative Enterprise Program (CEP) conducted a survey earlier this year completed by over 600 farmers. Farmers identified barriers to grazing sheep under solar arrays and weighed in on need for a producer-led organization to negotiate contracts on their behalf, coordinate logistics of multiple flocks, provide transport of sheep to and from the site, care for sheep while on-site, and provide supplemental mowing. Additional questions focused on processing and marketing needs.
Technology for Grazing Dairies Webinar
September 27, 2023
Join us for this free webinar! Brought to you by the dairy specialists of CCE NWNY and SWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Programs.
Protecting Against Murphy's Law: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.
October 4, 2023
What Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong!
Good ole' Murphy's Law is probably the best description of what it's like to be a farmer that there is! Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the 5 areas of risk on farms and how to develop strategies to manage those risks. Participants will have the opportunity to identify areas of risk on their own farms and brainstorm ways to (try to) prevent the inevitable!
Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/CCERisk or call Kelly at 585-268-7644.
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