Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meeting: Field Crops and Livestock

Event Details

Event Offers DEC Credits


January 18, 2023


9:45am - 12:05pm


Centerville Town Meeting Space
8902 Co. Rd. 3
Centerville, NY 14029


Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Lynn Bliven

Session 1: Field Crops and Livestock 

9:45 am: Arrive, DEC credit sign-in, visit informational booths 

10:00am: Start & Welcome 10:05am: Cattle Grazing - Camila Lage - SWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team Body condition scoring of beef and dairy cattle as an indicator of pasture nutrition quality, deficiencies, & parasite loads. Hands on body condition scoring with photo examples.

10:20am: Soil Health - Matt Havens, Soil Scientist - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) What makes good soil, what are our local soil health challenges, how can we manage the soils to be productive & healthy, and how we can improve underperforming soils?

10:45am: Integrated Pest Management for Fly Control in Cattle - Amy Barkley - SWNY Team Low input IPM for cattle - ID'ing when it's appropriate to use, general procedures and application safety. Includes a hands-on case study practice activity.

11:15am: Integrated Weed & Insect Mgmt in Pasture and Field Crops - Katelyn Miller - SWNY Team Pasture pest and weed ID, managing field fertility and reducing run off. Cultural approaches to reduce pest pressure, mechanical and chemical weed management tactics.

11:45am: On-Farm Biosecurity - Lynn Bliven - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County Practices to improve biosecurity at the farm level to prevent diseases coming onto the farm. Reminders for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and African Swine Fever.

12:00pm: Introduction of informational and industry booths

12:05pm: Lunch and visit booths. Pick up Session 1 DEC Credits.

Walk-ins accepted but are kindly requested to go last in the lunch line and may not receive educational hand-outs.

Genesee Valley Winter Meeting (PDF; 170KB)

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