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February 2020

NYS Beef Winter Conference

February 7 - February 9, 2020
Syracuse, NY

The NYBPA is a group of beef producers dedicated to working together for the improvement of the beef industry. Never before in the history of the cattle industry has it been more important for you to stand up and be counted as a member of the New York Beef Producers' Association.

The pressures and influences from outside our industry are so varied and dangerous that no individual cattle producer - large or small - can possibly handle them alone. But working together, we can make a difference!

**CANCELLED**2020 Winter Update - Steuben County

February 18, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
Hornell, NY

**CANCELLED**2020 Winter Update - Steuben County
Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

2020 Winter Update - Cattaraugus County

February 25, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
Ellicottville, NY

2020 Winter Update - Cattaraugus County
Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

March 2020

**CANCELLED**2020 Winter Update - Allegany County

March 3, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
Belmont, NY

**CANCELLED**2020 Winter Update - Allegany County
Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

Automated Milking System Discussion Group

March 4, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Ellicottville, NY

Automated Milking System Discussion Group
Join us for our next round of discussion groups focused on producers using Automated Milking System technology.

28th Annual Rural Landowners Workshop

March 7, 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm
Yorkshire, NY

28th Annual Rural Landowners Workshop
On Saturday, March 7, 2020 Cornell Cooperative Extension will be sponsoring the 28th Annual Rural Landowner Workshop. The program will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM. Following the opening session there will be three concurrent sessions with multiple classes per session to choose from.

**CANCELLED** 2020 Winter Update - Erie County

March 10, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
East Aurora, NY

**CANCELLED** 2020 Winter Update - Erie County
Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

2020 Steuben County Crop Symposium

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 11, 2020
9am - 1pm
Bath, NY

2020 Steuben County Crop Symposium
Updates regarding the WPS created to protect employees in agribusiness fields, including farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses from work related exposure to agricultural pesticides; Dealing with the Double Whammy of Sudden Death Syndrome and Soybean Cyst Nematode Expansion in NY; The Biology and Ecology of Palmer amaranth and Waterhemp: what you need to know, now, to avoid problems later.

New York Beef Producers' Association Region 2 Annual Meeting

March 14, 2020
6:00pm
Little Valley, NY

Join beef producers from Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties for their annual regional business meeting, followed by dinner and guest speakers sharing presentations centered around Feeder to Finish. Everyone with an interest in the beef industry is welcome to attend - membership in the association is not required.

Topics covered provide BQA re-certification credits.


New York Beef Producers' Association Region 1 Annual Dinner & Meeting

March 16, 2020
6:00pm
Alden, NY

Join beef producers from Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties for their annual regional dinner and business meeting. The guest speaker will be Karen Wheatley with Premier Select Sires.

**CANCELLED**Laing Gro TIMAC Agro USA Winter 2020

March 17, 2020
10am - 2pm
North Collins, NY

EVENT CANCELLED: The meeting that was set to be hosted by Timac Agro USA and Laing-Gro at Langford Fire hall on Tuesday, March 17th has been canceled. Thank you to everyone for your interest in coming to this event. 




***CANCELLED*** LEAF 2020: Interpreting Soil Sample Reports

March 19, 2020
6pm - 8pm
Jamestown, NY

In this workshop, led by Josh Putman, Field Crops Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Regional Team, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about soil sampling. Topics to be covered include why it's important to sample soils, how to take a soil sample, the difference between a pH test and a full analysis soil sample, and how to read a soil sample report. We'll also have a hands-on portion for this workshop that will include a demonstration on using the Cornell pH Test Kit, practice examples on how to determine fertilizer and lime application rates based on your sample report, and how to determine your soil type. 

COVID-19 and Your Dairy, Webinar on Friday, March 20 @10 AM EST

March 20, 2020
10am - 11am

COVID-19 and Your Dairy, Webinar on Friday, March 20 @10 AM EST
Steps that dairy managers should consider to protect their workforce, their business and their markets. https://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/2020/03/18/covid-19-and-your-dairy-webinar-on-friday-march-20-10-am-est/ 

***CANCELLED*** Make a Business Plan that Doesn't Sit on a Shelf

March 21, 2020
10am - 12noon
Jamestown, NY

***CANCELLED*** Make a Business Plan that Doesn't Sit on a Shelf
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. Let's chat with Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program, on developing business plans that can do more and will benefit your farm business. 

****POSTPONED**** New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting

March 21, 2020
7:45 AM
Waterloo, NY

****POSTPONED****

Updated 3/10/20

In light of the emerging health threat and travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, the NY Pork Producers Annual Meeting, set for March 21st, has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled once the threat has passed, and a new date is determined. If you have pre-paid your registration and would like a refund, contact info@newyorkpork.org to make the request. Otherwise, the registration fee will be saved and applied to the upcoming rescheduled meeting.

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The NY Pork Producers are hosting their annual meeting on Saturday, March 21st, at the Quality Inn located at 2468 NYS 414, Waterloo, NY. Registration starts at 7:45. The focus of this year's meeting will be on how to prepare for an on-farm crisis, with guest speakers from the National Pork Board. The cost of the event is $10/person, including lunch, and the deadline to register is March 13th. The registration sheet is attached or can be obtained by contacting Amy Barkley.

***CANCELLED/POSTPONED*** CORE Pesticide Training & NYSDEC Exam - Jamestown, NY

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 26, 2020
9AM - 12PM
Jamestown, NY

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).

***CANCELLED*** New York Beef Producers' Association Region 4 Annual Meeting

March 28, 2020
1:00pm
Belmont, NY

Join beef producers from Allegany and Steuben counties for their annual regional business meeting, followed by presentations from the newly formed SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team and Dr. Dan Tracy with Multimin USA. Everyone with an interest in the beef industry is welcome to attend - membership in the association is not required.

***CANCELLED*** Is Agri-tourism Right for You?

March 31, 2020
6pm - 8pm
Jamestown, NY

***CANCELLED*** Is Agri-tourism Right for You?
Inviting the public onto your farm or agribusiness might be an intimidating prospect - but an important one to help promote our local agricultural industry and your farm business - along with a diversified stream of income. Join Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program as she discusses the advantages, challenges, and unexpected details that come with inviting any group of people onto the farm.


***CANCELLED*** 2020 Winter Update - Chautauqua County

March 31, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
Jamestown, NY

***CANCELLED*** 2020 Winter Update - Chautauqua County
Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

April 2020

***CANCELLED*** Minding Your Marketing Ps and Qs Starts with a Marketing Plan

April 2, 2020
1pm - 4pm
Irving, NY

***CANCELLED*** Minding Your Marketing Ps and Qs Starts with a Marketing Plan
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County will be offering a workshop for anyone interested in gaining foundational knowledge about creating a marketing plan for agricultural businesses led by Katelyn Walley-Stoll of the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program. 

***CANCELLED/POSTPONED*** CORE Pesticide Training & NYSDEC Exam - Bath, NY

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 2, 2020
9AM - 12PM
Bath, NY

Planning to reschedule this for later this spring. 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).

**CANCELLED/POSTPONED**2020 Agronomy Scout School

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 4, 2020
8:00am - 5:30pm
Geneseo, NY

**CANCELLED/POSTPONED**2020 Agronomy Scout School
EVENT CANCELLED/POSTPONED: Due to Cornell University and Governor's announcement that all SUNY campuses go to remote learning to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, locally. It has been decided to cancel the 2020 Agronomy Scout School that was set to be held on Saturday, April 4th. We plan to reschedule this event for a later date, pending further knowledge of the COVID-19 mitigation regulations both in the state and nationwide. Refunds will be made to everyone who paid thus far. 
Thank you for your understanding.
Sincerely, the NWNY & SWNY Field Crops Team.
g in soybeans, alfalfa, corn and small grains. 

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Webinar

April 14, 2020
6:30pm-8pm

The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. 
Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: 
Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person training conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall.

Effective training contribute to success of employees and the farm business. With training employees learn how to best complete their task and why it is important to the farm's success. When employees have the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to do the job right and understand why it should be done this way it:

• saves time and avoids problems
• makes people feel important and involved, which keeps them engaged and reduces employee turnover

NY Beef Producers Region 4 Roundtable Discussion

April 14, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join the Region 4 beef producers of Allegany and Steuben counties to discuss current issues and concerns related to production and processing. All beef producers are welcome to join. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Lynn Bliven at lao3@cornell.edu or (585) 268-7644 ext. 18. 

Equine Seminar Series - Equine Pasture Management

April 14, 2020
7:00pm EST

Join NWNY Team's Jodi Putman as she explores best management practices for equine pasture management. Topics include the basics of establishment, species to use, fertility, rotation, grazing patterns, and when to restore/renovate.

Disruption to Key Personnel on the Farm: Developing Contingency Plans Webinar

April 15, 2020
1pm - 2pm

On many farms, multiple people might be able to do, or train others on, many day-to-day tasks, but fewer can take care of management tasks that occur daily, weekly, or monthly. This webinar will focus on developing plans to backup people who perform key management tasks, from middle to senior management roles, if they are unable to work.

Virtual Meeting Hours for Livestock Questions

April 15, 2020
2:00pm

Ashley McFarland, Area Livestock Specialist of the Central NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team will be hosting virtual meeting hours to answer any questions livestock farms may have at this time. If you are interested in participating, contact Ashley at (315) 604 - 2156 or at am2876@cornell.edu.

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Webinar

April 16, 2020
12pm-1:30pm

The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. 
Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: 
Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person training conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall.

Effective training contribute to success of employees and the farm business. With training employees learn how to best complete their task and why it is important to the farm's success. When employees have the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to do the job right and understand why it should be done this way it:

• saves time and avoids problems
• makes people feel important and involved, which keeps them engaged and reduces employee turnover

Navigating the CARES Act - An Analysis for Dairy from IDFA

April 16, 2020
2pm - 3pm

With President Trump's signing of the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, emergency provisions have been enacted to attempt to stabilize the United States economy and help protect employers and employees during the COVID-19 crisis. This historic two trillion dollar bill contains provisions designed to keep businesses running, but can be burdensome to employers and employees alike, to understand and navigate the new legislation.

Special Dairy Foods Industry Office Hours from Cornell's Institute for Food Safety

April 16, 2020
4pm - 5pm

Join the Dairy Foods Research Centers for a special Dairy Foods Industry Office Hours focused on how the Dairy Foods Industry is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. This special online session will allow you to speak directly to a panel of experts from the Dairy Foods Research Centers, Dairy Management, Ecolab and Matrix Sciences International. See below for the complete list of panelists.

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Disbudding

April 21, 2020
11am-12pm

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Disbudding
Virtual Dairy Discussion
While we are unable to gather on farm, we can still gather virtually. Please join us on April 21st and/or May 5th from 11am-noon via zoom to discuss dairy management topics. This free event is for dairy producers in the Southwest NY Region.

The main speaker will be Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management Specialist with the SWNYDLFC team. Teresa McMahon and Ginny Carlberg, FarmNet representatives will be joining us with tips on managing stress during difficult times. Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany will serve as our moderator and Zoom coordinator. Following the main presentation of approximately 30 minutes, we will have open discussion.

On April 21st the main topic will be disbudding and May 5th will cover fitness for transport

To participate please email Lynn Bliven (LAO3@cornell.edu) to pre-register.
Lynn will send a confirmation email and logistics for the Zoom session.


Minding Your Marketing Ps, Qs (and Cs) Begins with a Marketing Plan

April 28 - May 1, 2020

On-Line Series, April 28, 29 and May 1
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County is offering a guided online workshop series for anyone interested in gaining foundational knowledge about creating a marketing plan for agricultural businesses. The series will be led by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader for the Southwestern New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team.



Webinar in Spanish: Milk Quality Part II- Treatment Decisions Based on Mastitis Type

April 29, 2020
12:30pm

Webinar in Spanish: Milk Quality Part II- Treatment Decisions Based on Mastitis Type
April 29, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. EST
Presenter: Dr. Paula Ospina

Join this webinar

Although mastitis results in changes in milk quality, it is not always caused by the same bugs. Treatment and management decisions should reflect these differences. This webinar will focus on the differences in treatment and management practices based on mastitis type (environmental vs. contagious).

Aunque la mastitis siempre resulta en cambios en la calidad de leche, no es siempre causada por las mismas bacterias. Decisiones de tratamiento y manejo deben de tener esto en cuenta. Este entrenamiento enfocar? en las diferencias en tratamiento y manejo basado en el tipo de mastitis (del medio ambiente vs. contagiosas).

Stress Management and Mental Health Awareness Webinar

April 29, 2020
9am - 11am

Join Kate and Brenda of NY FarmNet as they discuss managing stress and the impact it can have on mental health, building resiliency, suicide prevention, and the importance of breaking down the stigma related to these topics. 

Spring 2020 Poultry Management Series: Small Flocks for Beginners **Little Bitty Babies**

April 30, 2020
6pm-7pm

SPRING 2020 POULTRY MANAGEMENT SERIES: SMALL FLOCKS FOR BEGINNERS
A timely, research-based virtual classroom series to help small flock owners be successful

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is committed to continuing to provide educational opportunities to farmers in our region as they work daily to provide safe and abundant food for consumers. Poultry can be a low-cost enterprise for farms, which provides fresh eggs and meat for families and communities. SWNYDLFC is excited to announce that Amy Barkley, the team's Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, will be hosting a 4-part virtual classroom series focused on the management of small poultry flocks.


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Upcoming Events

USDA CFAP Program

May 27, 2020
7pm

A short webinar on the basics of the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) that is available to producers. Folks will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance from the county FSA Executive Directors.

Please register by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please note that this registration link is through Zoom, not our site directly.  

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Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Summer Annuals

May 29, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

This webinar will discuss warm-season annuals suitable for grazing or stored forage as an alternative to traditional hay, pasture, or silage. This includes species-specific information, planting times, management, feed considerations, and associated environmental benefits. Our speaker is Caleb Goossen, Ph.D., an organic crop and conservation specialist with the Maine Organic Farming and Gardeners Association.
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Virtual Advanced Dairy Nutrition Short-course

June 1 - June 4, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT daily

Virtual Advanced Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse
June 1 to 4, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT daily

REGISTRATION
$250 per person
ansci.cals.cornell.edu/advanced-dairy-nutrition

In addition to the live feed, all registrants will have access to electronic course materials and recorded sessions (after the live event). Join us live during the week of June 1 to 4 or watch sessions on-demand later.
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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.

Dairy Market Watch Released - May 2020

This month's report shows some price optimism and offers CFAP information for dairy producers. Dairy Market Watch is an educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. Dairy Market Watch is published on the last Tuesday of every month, funded in part by Cornell Pro-Dairy, and is compiled by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist with the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program.

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