Cover Crop Field Day 2022
September 9, 2022
12:30pm - 2pm
Providence Farm Collective
5701 Burton Road
Orchard Park , NY 14127
HostSouthwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program
email Katelyn Miller
Three cover crop plots consisting of sorghum sudangrass, teff, and buckwheat were seeded in mid-July, and this field day will evaluate their performance to date and provide the opportunity to
- Walk through the test plots of sorghum sudangrass, teff, and buckwheat
- Learn from experts about integrating these crops into your system for:
o Diversifying your cropping system
o Weed suppression in-between crops
o Soil health
o Value as a livestock feed
- Connect with other local farmers looking to use these cover crops
1.5 CCA credits are available.
Organic Farmer-to-Farmer Meetings
April 4, 2023 : NYCO Field Crop Meeting
NYCO's field crops meeting has been rescheduled to April 4th, 2023 from 9 am - 1 pm. This meeting is free for all farmers to attend and participants are encouraged to bring a dish to pass for lunch.
How to Value Your Business, Planning for the Future
April 4, 2023
April 11, 2023
April 18, 2023
This three-week workshop series for livestock-based businesses will be held online. It is specifically targeted at existing meat, fiber, small ruminant dairy, or other livestock value-added processing businesses. A team of Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators will provide tools to assess your existing business and to assist in understanding options for business expansion or transfer. The workshop series will also be of benefit to livestock value-added business startups and is of relevance to both owners and employees in management positions.
Business Planning for Beginning Farmers
April 10, 2023
Business plans for farms are often viewed as yet another chore to do and usually result in dusty binders taking up space on the office shelf. This discussion based workshop will walk you through the mental exercise of planning your future agricultural adventures. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the use of a business plan, the essential components, and a "to-do" list of things to think about to inform future planning efforts. Additional opportunities for one-on-one follow up will also be offered. FSA Borrower credits may be made available for your attendance. This workshop will be taught by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader and Farm Business Management Specialist from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science and Ag Business Management, and owns and operates a diversified livestock farm.
$5 per person REGISTER