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September 2020

2020 Fall Pasture Management Series

September 3 - September 17, 2020
Thursday September 3rd, 10th, and 17th at 7-8pm

2020 Fall Pasture Management Series
Join Livestock and Field Crops Specialists, Amy Barkley and Josh Putman, for a webinar series focused on fall pasture management. Topics to be discussed will include soil testing for pastures, soil report interpretation, adjusting pasture fertility, and late-season weed identification and management. Virtual meetings will be held on Thursdays from 7-8pm on September 3rd, 10th, and 17th. A call-in option, printed notes, and lecture recordings on CDs will be available upon request. There is a $25 registration fee for access to all three classes. To register, visit our website at https://swnydlfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php or contact Kelly Bourne at klb288@cornell.edu or (585) 268-7644 ext. 10.

Sheep and Goat Pasture and Grazing Management

September 8, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sheep and Goat Pasture and Grazing Management
The Pasture and Grazing Management webinars will focus on pasture and grazing management practices for sheep and goat producers. The webinars will help you address soil fertility, select pasture forage species, develop good grazing and pasture management skills, and keep your animals healthy throughout the grazing season. Register here for this free webinar: https://extension.psu.edu/pasture-and-grazing-management


BQA Recertification Webinar: Examining The Effectiveness of your Vaccination Protocol Presented

September 16, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BQA Recertification Webinar: Examining The Effectiveness of your Vaccination Protocol Presented
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.

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar: Integrating Alternative Forage into Your Feed Plan with K

September 18, 2020
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar: Integrating Alternative Forage into Your Feed Plan with K
Learning how to grow and graze with alternative forage methods is just one piece of the forage puzzle. How these forage production methods affect animal performance and product quality is arguably even more important. Dr. Kathy Soder, an animal scientist with USDA-ARS, will discuss how to integrate these forages into your ration plan during this free webinar. She will discuss what changes you can expect compared to feeding traditional hay or pasture, possible pitfalls, and ways to succeed. 

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop

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

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop
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. 

CORE Pesticide Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 22, 2020
9AM - 10:50AM

CORE Pesticide Training
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.

BQA Recertification Webinar: Pre-Weaning Calf Care

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

BQA Recertification Webinar: Pre-Weaning Calf Care
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.

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Assessing your sugarbush and maintaining forest health

September 23, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Assessing your sugarbush and maintaining forest health
This workshop will focus on forest management skills for assessing the productive potential of your sugarbush. It will also discuss strategies for maintaining forest health and sap production.

CORE Pesticide Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 24, 2020
6PM - 7:50PM

CORE Pesticide Training
Looking for DEC credits? Join CCE Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, for another opportunity to learn about current regulations, pest management and pesticide use.

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop

September 29, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop
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. 

Determining Whether or Not Your Animal is Ready to Harvest

September 29, 2020
6pm - 8pm

Determining Whether or Not Your Animal is Ready to Harvest
As we quickly approach the fall season most of our livestock producers are eager to harvest their animals that they have been raising for the past 6 months to a year. This year there has been more of a bottle neck then previously due to the pandemic and concern of a meat shortage. There have been quite a few questions regarding how to determine if this project that was started is truly finished or needs more time on feed to get the most out of your animal. Please join us for an in depth workshop on determining if your animal is ready to be harvested or if you should keep on feed a few months longer. We will also discuss the target weight for each of the species- Lamb, goats, beef and swine. 

Proper Chainsaw Sharpening Techniques

September 29, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Proper Chainsaw Sharpening Techniques
Using a properly sharpened chainsaw is not only much more efficient, but also much safer to use than a dull one. The Proper Chainsaw Sharpening Techniques webinar will explain the sharpening process.

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Maple confections and new product opportunities

September 30, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Maple confections and new product opportunities
This workshop will focus on practices for making consistent, high-quality maple confections and also highlight new maple product opportunities.


October 2020

2020 KSU Beef Stocker Virtual Field Day

October 1, 2020
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM EDT

2020 KSU Beef Stocker Virtual Field Day
Making alternative ration ingredient changes work, beef cattle market outlook and nutrition, management, and economic aspects of limit feeding are among topics planned for the 2020 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Virtual Field Day on Thursday, Oct. 1. The conference will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform.

To Market, To Market

October 6, 2020
9am-Noon

This exciting six-week class will help you develop a product or service from start to finish! Local CCE Educators Mariane Kiraly, David Cox, Nicole Tommell, Laura Biasillo and Jim Barber have partnered to offer "To Market, To Market," a six-part series to be held virtually and in-person at four regional locations to make your learning experience comfortable, safe, and flexible.

Participants will learn how to develop and screen an idea, analyze current trends, develop a budget, consider cash flow, determine pricing, manage marketing and distribution, access funding, test a prototype, consider legalities, manage risk, navigate regulations, and much more. A logical, process-oriented curriculum will lead to dynamic business plans that create new economic opportunities in the region.

Design Your Succession Plan - Session 1

October 8, 2020
6:30pm - 8pm

Design Your Succession Plan - Session 1
"Empowering families to get started on their succession plan."
Online Zoom Series Coming to NYS!

Wool Classification Workshop

October 13, 2020
6pm - 8pm

This virtual event we will discuss the different types of fleeces there are and how they would be classified. Sheep producer's looking to sell their fiber this would be a great event to attend to learn what your sheep are producing and how to potentially market this undervalued product. 

Women Rooted in Agriculture: Virtual Farm Experience

October 14, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Women Rooted in Agriculture: Virtual Farm Experience
Join us for a virtual tour and conversation with a fellow Farm-Her Megan Burley during the Women Rooted in Agriculture: Virtual Farm Experience webinar. Megan and her husband Ryan have a grass-fed dairy operation in Western New York. Ryan is a second-generation dairy farmer who manages his family's 700 cow dairy. Megan is a full-time Ag Teacher who not only helps Ryan with all the miscellaneous items at the dairy but also runs a Berry/Fresh-Cut Flower business and is raising two young children.

BQA Recertification Webinar: Direct Marketing Beef: Pre & Post Harvest Considerations

October 14, 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.

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Setting up a maple tubing system

October 14, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Setting up a maple tubing system
This workshop will go over the basics of installing a maple tubing system including planning and installation methods.

Design Your Succession Plan - Session 2

October 15, 2020
6:30pm - 8pm

"Empowering families to get started on their succession plan."
Online Zoom Series Coming to NYS!

CALF AND HEIFER MANAGEMENT ONLINE COURSE

October 16, 2020

The Calf and Heifer Management Online Course will cover basic calf and heifer management principles led by staff from Cornell University and industry researchers. It is designed for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their knowledge of calf and heifer management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management, but not necessarily in calf and heifer management. 

Cornell Nutrition Conference

October 19 - October 22, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT Daily

Cornell Nutrition Conference
82nd Annual Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers - Now Virtual!
October 19 - 22, 2020
10:00AM - 2:00PM EDT Daily via Zoom

For 82 years, the Cornell Nutrition Conference has provided industry leading research and information across the spectrum of animal nutrition to feed industry professionals and nutritional consultants.

Registration:
Full Event - $100
Elanco Pre-Conference Symposium only - $50

In addition to the daily live feed, all registrants will receive access to electronic proceedings and a mobile event app with exclusive content and networking opportunities. Join us live each day or watch sessions on-demand later.

Virtual: Swine Production 101

October 20, 2020
6pm - 8pm

Virtual: Swine Production 101
The swine production 101 workshop will be held virtual. We will discuss the basics of raising swine and go over the proper nutrition and animal husbandry that is required to achieve your greatest potential for your herd. This is a beginner's course.

Design Your Succession Plan - Session 3

October 22, 2020
6:30pm - 8pm

"Empowering families to get started on their succession plan."
Online Zoom Series Coming to NYS!

Virtual: Sheep & Goat Production 101

October 27, 2020
6pm - 8pm

Virtual: Sheep & Goat Production 101
Sheep and goat farms are becoming more common over the past few years. There has been quite a few questions being asked across the board when it comes to these two small ruminants. This virtual workshop will go over the basics of raising sheep and goats. This course is open to all areas of expertise but please know we will cover the majority of beginner topics. 

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Strategies for regenerating a healthy sugarbush

October 28, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Strategies for regenerating a healthy sugarbush
This workshop will discuss strategies for growing the next generation's sugarbush with a focus on newly developed methods to exclude deer from timber harvests.

Design Your Succession Plan - Session 4

October 29, 2020
6:30pm - 8pm

"Empowering families to get started on their succession plan."
Online Zoom Series Coming to NYS!

November 2020

Price Risk Management for Dairy Farmers - Session One

November 3, 2020
7pm - 9pm

Following the abrupt downturn in milk markets during the spring and summer of 2020 and nearly an
entire year of lower-than-expected milk prices resulting from the global pandemic, dairy farmers have a renewed interest in managing the price side of the business.

Price Risk Management for Dairy Farmers - Session Two

November 10, 2020
7pm - 9pm

Following the abrupt downturn in milk markets during the spring and summer of 2020 and nearly an
entire year of lower-than-expected milk prices resulting from the global pandemic, dairy farmers have a renewed interest in managing the price side of the business.

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Tips for top quality, high flavor syrup

November 11, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Tips for top quality, high flavor syrup
This workshop will discuss the basic science of maple flavor, control points for preventing off flavor and methods for improving flavor.

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Sugar Maple Research & Extension Welcome to the Cornell Maple P

November 24, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Sugar Maple Research & Extension Welcome to the Cornell Maple P
This workshop will focus on methods of maintaining and fine tuning your maple tubing system to maximize production including tap hole sanitation and vacuum management.



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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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Announcements

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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