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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.

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.

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

Beef Cow Nutritional Strategies During the Last Trimester

February 9, 2022
7pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Beef Cow Nutritional Strategies During the Last Trimester

Please join the CCE Livestock Program Work Team for a presentation on the importance of meeting the nutritional needs of brood cows. Our guest presenter is Stephen Boyles, Ph.D., Beef Extension Specialist from The Ohio State University.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Empire Sheep Producers Association (ESPA) Annual Meeting

February 26, 2022
2pm - 4pm
Online via Zoom

Empire Sheep Producers Association (ESPA) Annual Meeting

The Empire Sheep Producers Association 2022 Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom on Saturday February 26, beginning at 2 pm. All ESPA members, other sheep producers, and people affiliated with NYS's sheep industry are invited to attend. 

March 2022

Western New York Collaborative Farming: A Workshop

March 5, 2022
10am - 2pm
Zoom or In-person at Aurora Senior Citizen Center
Aurora, NY

Buffalo Go Green (BGG) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) are hosting a workshop to explore the potential of collaborative farming in Western New York. The workshop will be held on March 5, 2022 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Participants can attend via Zoom or in-person at the Aurora Senior Citizens Center (101 King Street, East Aurora, NY, 14052).

Farm operators, Greg and Elisabeth Putney of Rise'N'Swine Farm and Michael and Stephanie Parkot of Always Something Farm, will discuss their production models. These two families have entered a collaboration that will strengthen each farm's bottom line. Andrew Delmonte of Cooperation Buffalo will give an overview of worker-owned cooperatives. Ian McSweeny of Agrarian Trust will explain Agrarian Commons, a community-based approach to land ownership and stewardship.

CCE Flock Talks Presents: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York

March 7, 2022
7pm - 8pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

CCE Flock Talks Presents: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension and Dr. Chad Wall, Field Veterinarian for NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, to learn about the current outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, the threat it poses to NYS poultry production, and how we can protect our birds and stop the spread! This event is for Small Production Flocks as well as Backyard/Hobby Flocks.

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 10, 2022 : Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Join Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the considerations and resources that are available for evaluating and executing your land lease options.

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. 

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 11, 2022 : Getting the Best Bang for Your Fertilizer Buck
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Cornell Professor and leader of the Nutrient Management Spear Program, and Kirsten Workman of Cornell PRO-DAIRY, will discuss management and evaluation strategies to help optimize fertility without breaking the bank with your fertilizer budget.

 

Annual Meeting of the NY Beef Producers' Association Region 2

March 12, 2022
5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Falcons Nest Banquet Hall
Falconer, NY

Annual Meeting of the New York Beef Producers' Association Region 2 and Chautauqua County Beef Producers Association For Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties 

                                                                   Saturday, March 12, 2022

                                                               The Falcons Nest Banquet Hall,
                                                          2001 E. Main Street Ext., Falconer, NY.
                                                       5:30 to 6:30 pm - Social Hour & Visit with Vendors 
                                                                   Buffet Dinner to Follow

F.A.R.M. 4.0 Updates

March 17, 2022
12pm

CCE North Country Regional Ag Team Dairy Specialist Lindsay Ferlito will walk through updates of FARM 4.0 and give insight on cow based measurements from CCE research completed on NY dairy farms. The workshop will be interactive using polls, and strive to answer your questions on FARM 4.0! 

REGISTER

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 17, 2022 : Keeping Hay Fields Productive
12noon - 1pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Dan Steward of WNY Crop Management Association, will address the challenge of keeping long term pastures and hay fields.  

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 18, 2022 : Corn Nematode & Weed Management in Hay and Pasture
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Mike Stanyard will discuss the results of the corn nematode sampling study from the NWNY region in 2021 and Janice Degni will review cultural and chemical weed control practices for alfalfa or grass, mixed stands, and pasture. 

New York Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

March 19, 2022
1pm
Belfast Fire Hall
Belfast, NY

New York Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

Open to all interested beef and dairy producers. After lunch we will have a short business meeting for Region 4 followed by our guest speakers.


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!

Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

March 22, 2022
10am - 12:30pm

Presenters: Jan Shearer, DVM, Professor, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Lindsay Ferlito, Betsy Hicks, Margaret Quaassdorff, Regional Dairy Specialists Cornell Cooperative Extension.
This one-day program is for anyone who works with dairy cattle. We'll cover the basics of feet and leg issues that cause lameness. More importantly we'll discuss practical strategies to avoid and mitigate lameness. The program will include virtual presentations and an on farm walk through with discussion.

REGISTER

Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order

March 24, 2022
1pm-1:45pm
Zoom

Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order

The Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order program supports other cooperative farm purchasing programs to start up, grow, and thrive.  In that spirit, we have made our organizing materials, lessons learned, and other helpful tools and resources publicly available.  As a courtesy, we'd ask that prospective organizers reach out to coordinate with us if there is potential overlap with some of our vendors, so that we can ensure our program continues to run smoothly.   REGISTER

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 24, 2022 : Factors Influencing Forage Digestibility and Feed Quality
12noon - 1pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Advancements in measurements of forage fiber digestibility and a growing understanding of field and management factors that affect digestibility offer the opportunity to improve our management and utilization of forages in dairy rations. 

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 25, 2022 : Field Crop Disease Update & Soybean Cyst Nematode
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Gary Bergstrom will provide an update on the diagnosis and management of field crop diseases in New York including two new corn diseases (tar spot and bacterial leaf streak), corn mycotoxins, soybean cyst nematode, and latest options for disease management in corn, soybean, and small grains. Erik Smith will share more about Soybean cyst nematode (SCN), the most damaging pest of soybeans globally, and we are just beginning to identify its expansion into dry bean crops. 

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 31, 2022 : Herbicide Resistant Weeds & Seed Corn Maggot
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Lynn Sosnoskie's presentation will focus on the evolution of herbicide resistance in agronomic crops with a focus on the current issues facing New York producers including: Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and horseweed. Then, Elson Shields will discuss seed corn maggot in NY corn and biological control of corn rootworm. 

April 2022

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 1, 2022 : GMO Trait Management & Field Crop Weed Control
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Joe Lawrence discusses the options for pest management traits in genetically engineered crops can be confusing and continues to change.  Mike Hunter will discuss the limited availability of certain herbicides will likely change the herbicide programs used to control problematic weeds of field crops. 

Prepare for Shearing Day - Alpaca Edition Webinar

April 5, 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Prepare for Shearing Day - Alpaca Edition Webinar

Join the Cornell Livestock Program Work Team for a free webinar on how to make shearing day a smooth, and enjoyable process. Special guest Jody Hatch from Salmon River Alpacas will discuss shearing day prep, expectations of owners and shearers, and shearing day management logistics.

Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

April 6, 2022
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Zoom

Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

The success of AMS management relies heavily on feed management and strategies that can maximize cow traffic, production, and health at the lowest possible cost. Join SWNY team and MSU Extension for a webinar on April 6, 2022, at noon (ET). To talk with us and share the most recent high-quality research information on nutrition and feed management for dairy cows in AMS, we brought together two researchers' experts in AMS, Dr. Gregory Penner, and MSc. James Salfer. Register now!

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshop

April 6, 2022
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Jamestown Community College, Room 120 Carnahan Building
Jamestown, NY

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshop

You are raising and selling local meat, but are you making a profit? There are tools that can help with that! Learn about how to figure out your cost of production, use the NEW Cornell Meat Pricing Calculator to develop prices that deliver a profit in every channel, improve marketing techniques to reach target customers, and how to use MeatSuite.com

 

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

April 14, 2022 : Adding Value to Your Marketing Display
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Adding Value to Your Marketing Display presented by Jean O'Toole, Executive Director of the New York Beef Council. 

Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases

April 21, 2022
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases

As the cost of owning land rises, and farm profitability tightens, now's the time to evaluate the role that leased and rented land plays on our local farms - and our bottom lines. Join Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the considerations and resources that are available for evaluating and executing your land lease options with risk management in mind. Topics of discussion include written lease agreements, "fair" rental rates, risk management tools, and tools for analyzing enterprise opportunities.

Inspired by Annie's: Let's Elevate Your Marketing

April 5, 2022
April 12, 2022
April 19, 2022
April 26, 2022

11:30am - 1pm
Zoom

Join a set of Cornell Cooperative Extension educators for an Inspired by Annie's Project four week series focused on elevating your marketing techniques. This series will take place on Tuesdays in April (5th, 12th, 19th & 26th), from 11:30am-1pm - allowing for participation during flexible lunchtime hours. Annie's Project is taught by trained facilitators and 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. Annie's Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Beef x Dairy Workshop - Postponed to Winter time!

April 27, 2022
November 23, 2022

Beef x Dairy Workshop - Postponed to Winter time!

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Upcoming Events

2024 Aurora Farm Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 1, 2024
Aurora, NY

The annual Cornell Field Crop Research Field Day will be Thursday, August 1 at the Musgrave Research Farm, Aurora, N.Y. The program features walking and hay wagon tours in the morning and afternoon. 

2024 Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm

August 19, 2024 : 2024 Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm
Cropseyville, NY

Join us for a free field day to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Zack and Annie Metzger will be our hosts. They have run this 200 year-old small diversified farm for 8 years. They process their poultry in a 20C kitchen, where they produce value-added products like sausage and dehydrated chicken feet.

2024 Broiler Field Day at Majestic Farm

August 20, 2024 : 2024 Broiler Field Day at Majestic Farm
Mountaindale, NY

Join us for a free field day to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Brett and Sara Budde will be our hosts. They raise slow-growth organic broilers on their diversified farm in large flocks on woodland pasture. Their birds are processed into whole birds, parts, and chicken sausage.

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