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October 2021

Healthy, Hardy Heifers! Virtual Series Fall 2021

October 1, 2021
October 8, 2021
October 15, 2021
October 22, 2021
October 29, 2021
November 5, 2021
November 12, 2021
November 19, 2021

Fridays from 12pm-12:45pm
Zoom

Healthy, Hardy Heifers! Virtual Series Fall 2021

CCE Regional Ag Teams are excited to offer this NEW heifer series! Join us VIRTUALLY for an 8-week series on heifer management topics from post-weaning to calving! This series will be offered virtually via Zoom every Friday starting October 1st, 2021, at 12:00 pm EST. Sessions will be ~30 - 45 minutes in length, with a question period at the end.

Hoard's Dairyman Webinars

October 11, 2021
November 8, 2021
December 13, 2021
January 10, 2022
February 14, 2022

1pm-2pm
Webinar

Hoard's Dairyman Webinars

The award-winning Hoard's Dairyman webinar series takes place the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m., EST. Hosted by the energetic Mike Hutjens of the University of Illinois, each short, one-hour webinar will include nationally-known and carefully selected presenters who will discuss the most relevant topics and challenges faced by dairy producers across the country. During the presentation, webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter and engage in thought-provoking discussions. If unable to attend a webinar, they will be recorded and can be accessed later at http://www.hoards.com/webinars. Our webinars are approved for continuing education units (CEU) from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Each hour-long webinar will earn one CEU. Archives are available back to 2011. 

Just one hour. That's all you need to take part in the Hoard's Dairyman monthly webinar series and you won't even have to leave your office.

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Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 13, 2021 : Session 1: Tax Planning, Goals, and Foundations
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer. 

FAMACHA and Fecal Egg Count Training at Jamestown Community College

October 16, 2021
10:30am - 3:00pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County at the JCC Carnahan Center
Jamestown, NY

FAMACHA  and Fecal Egg Count Training at Jamestown Community College

An in-person FAMACHA training and Fecal Egg Count will be held on October 16th at the Jamestown Campus of Jamestown Community College from 10:30am - 3:00pm. Please register in advance by contacting Lisa Kempisty at 716-664-9502 Ext 203 or ljk4@cornell.edu.

New York State Sheep & Wool Festival

October 16 - October 17, 2021
Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm
Dutchess Fairgrounds
Rhinebeck, NY

This year's event will be a combination of on-site and online.

Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Training

October 19, 2021
October 21, 2021

6pm - 9pm
Zoom

The Farm Disaster Preparation program will help farm owners plan for and manage disasters that might occur.  This program focuses on practical pre-disaster education and preparedness, regarding farm equipment safety on the road, fire or structure collapse, storm and wind damage, criminal activity, farm chemical risks and biosecurity.  Farms that complete the Farm Disaster Preparation training will receive a certificate to provide to their insurer and may be eligible for a credit or discount toward the farm's annual insurance premium.  The value of the credit or discount will vary according to individual policies and policyholder circumstances but can be up to a 10 percent discount.

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 20, 2021 : Session 2: Understanding the Schedule F, Depreciation, Profit/Loss Determinations
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer.

Pasture Walk at Kramer Farms LLC

October 25, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kramer Farms LLC
Holland, NY

Pasture Walk at Kramer Farms LLC

Join Fay Benson, former dairyman and current Cornell Small Dairy Support Specialist; Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist; and Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, as they walk with the Kramers around their pastured dairy operation to learn about pasture compaction, late fall pasture management, transitioning from pasture to winter feeds, pasture economics, and winter cattle welfare considerations.

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 27, 2021 : Session 3: Income Tax Planning Strategies and Timelines
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer.

Pasture Walk at Heaven Scent Farm

October 29, 2021
1pm - 3pm
Heaven Scent Jerseys
Cohocton, NY

Pasture Walk at Heaven Scent Farm

Join Fay Benson, former dairyman and current Cornell Small Dairy Support Specialist; Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist; and Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, as they walk with the Stewart Family around their pastured dairy operation to learn about pasture compaction, late fall pasture management, transitioning from pasture to winter feeds, pasture economics, and winter cattle welfare considerations.

November 2021

Annie's Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

November 1, 2021
Mondays & Thursdays, November 1st - 16th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Annie's Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

Annie's Project is a six-week online experience designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Annie's Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming, or agri-business, or part of the food system for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in sustainable agriculture. 

Improving Milkability Without Testing Equipment

November 2, 2021
3PM ET
Zoom

Improving Milkability Without Testing Equipment

This webinar will help you train yourself to "see" what is happening in a milking parlor or barn. Learn how to improve the milkability of cows without using milking system testing equipment. Simple observations can lead to focusing on issues that will improve both milk quality and milk quantity.

This one-hour educational offering begins at 2 p.m. Central time (3PM Eastern Standard Time) on November 2, 2021.

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Transition Cow Tuesdays Webinar Series

November 2, 2021
November 9, 2021
November 16, 2021
November 23, 2021
November 30, 2021
December 7, 2021
December 14, 2021

12:30pm-1pm
Webinar

Have you…
  • been working with the farm transition cow program but want to know more about the how, what and why?
  • wanted to improve the transition cow performance of your herd but need to know where to start?
  • wanted to increase the skills you bring to the farm or your farm employer?
  • been wondering where you'll find the time to attend a course or workshop?

SWNY Shearing School

November 6, 2021
9am - 4pm
Alden Fire Department and Sunny Hill Farm
Alden, NY

SWNY Shearing School

You are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Kron Family for an intensive one-day training program to learn about wool production through marketing. We will focus on techniques for managing and shearing small-to-mid-sized flocks.

December 2021

Farm Financial Records for Decision Making and Tax Management

December 2, 2021
7pm - 9pm
Online via Zoom

A primer for beginning farmers, or a tune-up for those already in production, on recording income and annual expenses, capital expenditures and depreciation with additional information covering loans & credit card or revolving loan payments, sales of business assets, and deducting losses.


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Upcoming Events

QuickBooks for Farmers

September 20, 2021
September 27, 2021
October 4, 2021
October 11, 2021
October 18, 2021
October 25, 2021

Learn the software's basic features, such as
sales tax, inventory, invoicing, adjustments, and year-end procedures.

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Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Training

October 19, 2021
October 21, 2021

The Farm Disaster Preparation program will help farm owners plan for and manage disasters that might occur.  This program focuses on practical pre-disaster education and preparedness, regarding farm equipment safety on the road, fire or structure collapse, storm and wind damage, criminal activity, farm chemical risks and biosecurity.  Farms that complete the Farm Disaster Preparation training will receive a certificate to provide to their insurer and may be eligible for a credit or discount toward the farm's annual insurance premium.  The value of the credit or discount will vary according to individual policies and policyholder circumstances but can be up to a 10 percent discount.

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 13, 2021 : Session 1: Tax Planning, Goals, and Foundations

A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer. 

October 20, 2021 : Session 2: Understanding the Schedule F, Depreciation, Profit/Loss Determinations

A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer.

October 27, 2021 : Session 3: Income Tax Planning Strategies and Timelines

A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer.

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