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January 2022

2022 Corn Congress

January 5 - January 6, 2022
10am - noon
Zoom

Join us for Corn Congress January 5 & 6, 2022. Archived viewing of the congress will be offered for those who have paid attendance. 

DEC Points Available! Please Provide Your DEC Applicator ID Number at Registration. Those seeking DEC Points will need to sign in with their applicator number and at the beginning and end of each day. DEC applicator points cannot be awarded for archived viewing of the sessions. Points will be voided for anyone who does not attend the full session each day. Points will be voided for anyone who does not pre-register for the congress.

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

January 13, 2022 : Building a Local Beef Market
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Building a Local Beef Market presented by Dr. Scott Barao, Executive VP of Maryland Cattlemen's Association and Beef Council.

Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

January 18, 2022
7pm - 9pm
Online via Zoom

A one-night virtual meeting for beginning and part-time farmers that provides useful tax information enabling participants to be make better tax decisions for their business.   Federal and state income taxes will be covered. Tax regulations specific to NYS will be covered as well.

 

NOFA-NY's 2022 Winter Conference

January 18 - January 23, 2022

Growing in Harmony

NOFA-NY's Annual Winter Conference is one of the largest organic food and farming conferences in the nation - gathering hundreds each year to meet old friends, learn new skills, provide support, and celebrate community.

New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting 2022

January 19, 2022
7pm
Online via Zoom

New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting 2022

Join the New York Pork Producers for their annual meeting with special guests Dr. Patrick Webb from the National Pork Board, who will speak on foreign animal disease preparedness and awareness; John Hines from the National Pork Board who will discuss current pork industry issues and incentives; and Mr. Cody McKinley from the National Pork Producers Council who will update producers on industry regulations and current issues. The meeting is open to all and free of charge.

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

January 21, 2022
February 4, 2022
February 18, 2022

11am - 12pm
Zoom

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development is offering an Onboarding Webinar Series via Zoom that target farm employers and the educators and consultants who support them. Registration is free, but required. Series #1 is 12/8, 12/22 and 1/5 from 11am-12pm. Series #2 is 1/21, 2/4 and 2/18 from 11am-12pm. The same content will be offered at both series.

Grazing Sheep on Solar Arrays

January 24, 2022
7pm-8:30pm
Zoom

This online Zoom class will look at the logistics and business of grazing solar arrays with sheep. Shepherds can get paid to graze solar arrays for the purpose of keeping the foliage below the level of the panels. Good grazing principles still apply and there are things to consider like fencing, water, moving animals and the timing of lambing. Join us to learn more about it from experienced grazers, Lewis Fox and Niko Kochendoerfer of Taconic End Sheep, LLC. Lewis and Niko own 400 Katahdin ewes in VT and operate Taconic End Sheep LLC. The flock grazes solar sites in the Northeast between May and October and moves back to VT for the Winter and lambing season.

FREE event

REGISTER

Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022
7pm - 9pm
Online via Zoom

For farm businesses of all shapes and sizes, tune in to learn more about the tax advantages available for farms. This workshop will include information for the current tax season.

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

January 25, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 1st Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

This five-part series empowers farm women to prepare and analyze their own financial statements, enhance farm business decision making, and effectively communicate with their team. 

CCE Flock Talks: Producing, Processing, and Packing Eggs for Sale

January 26, 2022
7pm - 8pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

CCE Flock Talks: Producing, Processing, and Packing Eggs for Sale

Join Lynn Bliven, Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader with CCE-Allegany and Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program, as they share information on food safety, product quality, and regulations surrounding the production of table eggs from flocks of under 3,000 hens. 

Public Funding Sources: for NYS Livestock Slaughter and Processing Facilities - Webinar

January 27, 2022
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Public Funding Sources: for NYS Livestock Slaughter and Processing Facilities - Webinar

In this webinar, we will cover topics that will help current and potential livestock slaughter and processing business owners and managers prepare for, identify, and apply for public funding sources.

GVPA Winter Meeting Session 1: Managing Soil Health, Pastures, and Small Grains

January 27, 2022
9:45am - 12:15pm
Genessee Valley Produce Auction
Centerville, NY

GVPA Winter Meeting Session 1: Managing Soil Health, Pastures, and Small Grains

This in-person meeting will focus on practices to set farms up for success through bettering soil health, while improving pasture and small grains yields through rotations, species selection, and cultural practices.

Winter Green-Up 2022

January 29, 2022
8am - 4pm
Greenwich Elks Club
Greenwich, NY

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County for its Fourteenth Annual Winter Green-Up! 

February 2022

Preparing for Shearing Day Webinar

February 1, 2022
7pm - 8:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Preparing for Shearing Day Webinar

This free webinar will prepare farmers for shearing day. Guest speaker Robin Nistock of Nistock farms will share how to maximize efficiency while maintaining shearer safety and clip quality. A Q&A session with professional shearers will follow.

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

February 1, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 2nd Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

This five-part series empowers farm women to prepare and analyze their own financial statements, enhance farm business decision making, and effectively communicate with their team. 

Net Zero for NY Dairy

February 2 - February 3, 2022
12pm - 2:30pm
Virtual

This conference has gathered dairy industry experts to shed light on what "getting to net zero" means for dairy producers.

Join us if you are…

 ...curious about what getting to "Net Zero" means for dairy farmers and why it's being talked about so much.

...interested in the facts around dairy cattle and greenhouse gases.

…looking to learn about current and future farm practices and technology that can be used to reduce greenhouse gases?

... wondering where you'll find the time to attend a conference or workshop?
 
If so, this virtual conference is designed for you.

The Business of Making Hay

February 7, 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online viz Zoom

The Business of Making Hay

We'll explore the art and science of making quality hay. We'll focus on good fertility practices for growing nutrient dense hay for dairy cows, beef cattle or horses. Participants will hear the recommendations for crop varieties and rotations. we'll dive into the business side.

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

February 8, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 3rd Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

Preparing for and Accessing Wool Pools Webinar

February 8, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Preparing for and Accessing Wool Pools Webinar

This free event's conversation will focus on wool pools and what makes quality wool. Topics will include NYS wool pool locations and times, contributing to NYS wool pools, options if wool pools are far away, what makes a quality packaged wool, and what affects wool pricing.

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

February 10, 2022 : Learning Your Beef Cuts
7pm - 8:30pm
Online Via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Learning Your Beef Cuts presented by Jean O'Toole, Executive Director of New York Beef Council.

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

February 15, 2022 : Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 4th Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

Register once and attend all five sessions.

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022

12pm
Virtual Webinar with option for In-person Workshop see description for both locations

This webinar series will be presented entirely by Dr. Heather Huson, Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University. Based on Dr. Huson's Applied Genetics course this program will give participants an understanding of how to use genetic information to reach their herd goals. An optional in person session will provide an opportunity for hands on practice with genetic analysis tools.

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

February 22, 2022 : Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 5th Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

Register once and attend all five sessions.

Farm Financial Peer Learning Circles Kickoff Event

February 24, 2022
Two Options (lunchtime and evening) available - times tbd
Online via Zoom

Cornell Small Farms Program (CSFP) and Cornell Cooperative Extension are teaming up with diversified farmers like you to analyze your farm's finances and have productive, honest discussions about the state of your business and opportunities for improving your financial outcomes.

 

March 2022

Beef Corp Reputation Management Training

March 1, 2022
March 8, 2022
March 15, 2022
March 22, 2022

7pm-8pm
Zoom

The Beef Industry needs our stakeholders to ensure our reputation with the consumer stays strong to ensure beef demand! Learn how to better represent the beef industry and be an advocate for beef!

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

March 10, 2022 : Marketing & Cooking Underutilized Cuts
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Marketing & Cooking Underutilized Cuts presented by Jean O'Toole, Executive Director of New York Beef Council. 


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Upcoming Events

NOFA-NY's 2022 Winter Conference

January 18 - January 23, 2022

Growing in Harmony

NOFA-NY's Annual Winter Conference is one of the largest organic food and farming conferences in the nation - gathering hundreds each year to meet old friends, learn new skills, provide support, and celebrate community.

Grazing Sheep on Solar Arrays

January 24, 2022

This online Zoom class will look at the logistics and business of grazing solar arrays with sheep. Shepherds can get paid to graze solar arrays for the purpose of keeping the foliage below the level of the panels. Good grazing principles still apply and there are things to consider like fencing, water, moving animals and the timing of lambing. Join us to learn more about it from experienced grazers, Lewis Fox and Niko Kochendoerfer of Taconic End Sheep, LLC. Lewis and Niko own 400 Katahdin ewes in VT and operate Taconic End Sheep LLC. The flock grazes solar sites in the Northeast between May and October and moves back to VT for the Winter and lambing season.

FREE event

REGISTER

Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022

For farm businesses of all shapes and sizes, tune in to learn more about the tax advantages available for farms. This workshop will include information for the current tax season.

Announcements

Register for "Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses"

Preregistration is back up and running for next week's CCE Farmer Tax School course: Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses - Register now for this informative, $10 workshop! Register Here!