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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. 

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**CANCELLED/POSTPONED**2020 Agronomy Scout School

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

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. 

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Dairy Market Watch Released - March 2020

Dairy Producers - Read this month's commentary from Katelyn Walley-Stoll on the Dairy Market Response to COVID-19 and Early Spring Flush. Dairy Market Watch is an educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. 

NY FarmNet Continues to Offer Free Services - Call 1-800-547-3276

NY FarmNet is continuing to support our agricultural producers through free and confidential consultations. While they are following health and government officials and limiting face-to-face meetings, their consultants are still able to work with farmers and agri-service via phone, email, and webinar. Their hotline will be answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by a live person. NY FarmNet remains committed to providing technical assistance in farm business management and personal wellbeing to New York's farm community. Their toll-free, confidential hotline number is 1-800-547-3276.

COVID-19 Resources Available Online

Richard Stup, PhD, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development, and Rob Lynch, DVM, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY hosted a webinar recently discussing COVID-19 and Your Dairy, which is now available online. You can watch the webinar, and download a PDF of their slide show. You can find other useful resources on the Agricultural Workforce Development Website. These include, Ag & Markets Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations, information on H-2A Visas, Embassy Closures, and Travel Restrictions, and more.

Other useful materials can be found at:

General Questions & Links: https://eden.cce.cornell.edu/

Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions: https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/

Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions: http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/

Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources: https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/

Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers: https://www.nyfarmnet.org/

Still looking for DEC recertification credits? Here is an opportunity for you!

The Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team recognize that there are many people seeking recertification credits. If you still need applicator credits, there are online courses available at: http://pmepcourses.cce.cornell.edu/. Please note that there is a charge that is dependent on the number of credits assigned to each course. To view the course, you may select the state 'New York' for approved courses OR you can scroll down until you see the section marked 'Current Courses'. The course name, credits, and categories are all listed. Once you select the topic of interest, you will need to login or create an account in which you will be able to revisit again. We are excited that these are available due to the cancelation of recent meetings. If there are any questions, please contact Josh Putman at jap473@cornell.edu or at 716-490-5572 or click here 

Statewide herbicide resistance screening to start in 2020: Help us help you!

Beginning in 2020, a screening effort to describe the distribution of herbicide resistance in the state will begin. This coming summer and fall, growers, crop consultants and allied industry personnel who suspect they have herbicide resistance are encouraged to contact SWNY Field Crops Specialist Josh Putman (jap473@cornell.edu, 716-490-5572) to arrange for weed seed collection. Please visit http://blogs.cornell.edu/whatscroppingup/2020/03/23/statewide-herbicide-resistance-screening-to-start-in-2020-help-us-to-help-you/ to find out more. Please share as we are interested to update our database and inform growers of the current resistance situation. For more information, please visit this page!

Online Quality Assurance Trainings for Beef, Sheep, and Pork Are Available!

While in-person certification classes may be postponed for the time being, opportunities to take online certification trainings in sheep, beef, and pork quality assurance are available! The trainings can be accessed by the links, below:

Sheep Safety and Quality Assurance: https://sheepusa.org/researcheducation-onlineeducation-ssqa

Beef Quality Assurance: https://www.bqa.org/bqa-certification/online-bqa-certification

Pork Quality Assurance: Please contact Ashley McFarland (am2876@cornell.edu) directly so that she can set up an online certification for you or your farm.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our Livestock Specialist, Amy Barkley, at amb544@cornell.edu or (716) 640-0844.


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