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March 2024

Grasstravaganza 2024: PLANT GRAZE - Growing Resilient Grazing Systems

March 9, 2024
8am-4:30pm
SUNY Morrisville (Student Activity Building)
Morrisville, NY

Grasstravaganza 2024: PLANT GRAZE - Growing Resilient Grazing Systems

This one-day conference will focus on the tools and strategies necessary to make grazing on your farm resilient and profitable now and for generations to come.

Value-Added Dairy Tour

March 13 - March 14, 2024
This will be an overnight trip. Depart from Batavia at 8:30am, and return at 9pm on Thursday.
Various locations throughout ENY with multiple WNY pickup points

Value-Added Dairy Tour

Register now for our March 2024 Value-Added Dairy Tour! We'll be visiting 6+ locations to learn more about on-farm processing and value added products. 

"Hands-On" Animal Care Dairy Training Program at R&D Adams Dairy Farms, LLC

March 20, 2024 : Hands-On Animal Care Dairy Training program
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
R&D Adams Dairy Farms, LLC
Randolph, NY

"Hands-On" Animal Care Dairy Training Program at R&D Adams Dairy Farms, LLC

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell PRO-DAIRY are excited to invite you to our upcoming Hands-On Animal Care Dairy Training Program. 

This one-day program will include presentations and hands-on demonstrations on farm, and it will be offered in both English and Spanish.

Completion of the course will count as annually required continuing education credits for the FARM Animal Care Program.  

All materials and lunch are included.


"Hands-On" Animal Care Dairy Training Program at Alfred State

March 21, 2024 : Hands-On Animal Care Dairy Training program
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Alfred State College Farm
Alfred Station, NY

"Hands-On" Animal Care Dairy Training Program at Alfred State

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell PRO-DAIRY are excited to invite you to our upcoming Hands-On Animal Care Dairy Training Program. 

This one-day program will include presentations and hands-on demonstrations on farm, and it will be offered in both English and Spanish.

Completion of the course will count as annually required continuing education credits for the FARM Animal Care Program.  

All materials and lunch are included.


NY Pork Producers 2024 Annual Meeting

March 23, 2024
8am
The Lux Hotel
Waterloo, NY

NY Pork Producers 2024 Annual Meeting

Pork Producers interested in current swine production and youth interested in swine showmanship are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pre-registration is encouraged by March 9th. 

Everyone who pre-registers will be eligible for the door prizes. 

April 2024

Navigating HPAI in Cattle: What Dairy Farmers Need to Know

April 1, 2024
3pm-4pm
Webinar

Navigating HPAI in Cattle: What Dairy Farmers Need to Know

Join NMPF and the National Dairy FARM Program for a webinar discussing highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in dairy cattle, offering the most up-to-date information on the rapidly evolving animal health issue. The session will include updates from USDA about their investigation, as well as an on-the-ground report from a field veterinarian working with affected cows. The session will also explore the virus's transmission, the significance of reporting infected animals, and identification and treatment protocols. Practical strategies to safeguard the health of dairy cattle via biosecurity measures will also be discussed.

DEC Pesticide Applicator Review Session

April 12, 2024
10 am - 12 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County
Belmont, NY

DEC Pesticide Applicator Review Session

Are you interested in becoming a certified pesticide applicator? There is a pre-exam review scheduled for April 12th in Belmont, NY!

DEC Pesticide Applicator Examination

April 17, 2024
9 am Start Time
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County
Belmont, NY

DEC Pesticide Applicator Examination

Are you interested in becoming a certified applicator? There is a DEC exam being hosted on April 17th in Belmont, NY!

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training Program for Meat & Poultry Processing

April 17 - April 18, 2024
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

The Cornell Agricultural Marketing Research Program (CAMRP) will offer a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training Program for Meat and Poultry Processors at the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. The course is taught by Penn State University instructors Martin Bucknavage, Senior Extension Program Specialist, and Jonathan Campbell, Associate Professor and Extension Meat Specialist. The training course covers the fundamentals of HACCP for meat and poultry processing operations. It provides participants with hands-on experience in developing a HACCP plan.

The course is recommended for plant management, HACCP coordinators, quality assurance/control personnel, sanitation management, line supervisors, and line operators employed by meat and poultry processing plants. The course is certified by the International HACCP Alliance and meets USDA requirements for HACCP training.

Cover Crop Breeding Field Walk

April 23, 2024
3pm-5pm
Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm
Freeville, NY

Cover Crop Breeding Field Walk

You're invited to join us for a Cover Crop Breeding Field Walk!

The Cover Crop Breeding Network breeds fall-sown cover crops for traits like fall emergence, winter survival, spring vigor, high biomass, hard seed, and non-shattering pods

Join us to walk the trial fields, talk about what we're seeing (and not seeing), hear about past years' results, and learn about CCB lines approaching commercialization.

Advanced line trials - Crimson clover, hairy vetch, winter pea, and winter canola

Planting date trials - Cereal rye and winter pea

Breeding nurseries - Cereal rye and winter pea (across the road & optional!)

May 2024

Cover Crop Breeding Field Walk

May 1, 2024
Noon - 2pm
Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm
Freeville, NY

Cover Crop Breeding Field Walk

You're invited to join us for a Cover Crop Breeding Field Walk!

The Cover Crop Breeding Network breeds fall-sown cover crops for traits like fall emergence, winter survival, spring vigor, high biomass, hard seed, and non-shattering pods

Join us to walk the trial fields, talk about what we're seeing (and not seeing), hear about past years' results, and learn about CCB lines approaching commercialization.

Advanced line trials - Crimson clover, hairy vetch, winter pea, and winter canola

Planting date trials - Cereal rye and winter pea

Breeding nurseries - Cereal rye and winter pea (across the road & optional!)

Meat Your Farmer 2024

May 2, 2024 : Meat Your Farmer 2024
5pm - 8pm
The Powerhouse at the Roycroft Campus
East Aurora, NY

Meat Your Farmer 2024

This event brings together livestock farmers and the community to learn about local bulk meat sales and to taste recipes created for NYS schools, featuring meats from local farms. We are currently looking for farmers to participate in the event!

Western NY Value-Added Dairy Discussion Group: Jess May- Farm Credit East Webinar

May 2, 2024
12pm - 1pm EST
virtual; Zoom https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oEVIkz

Western NY Value-Added Dairy Discussion Group: Jess May- Farm Credit East Webinar

We will start our Value-Added Dairy Processing discussion group series with a guest speaker from Farm Credit East. On May 2nd at noon, Jess May will join us to discuss the lender's point of view for on-farm processing and diversification. This is free to join and will be recorded.

WEBINAR - Automated Milking Systems Efficiency: Balancing Focus on Individual Cows and System Optimization

May 8, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM
Zoom

WEBINAR - Automated Milking Systems Efficiency: Balancing Focus on Individual Cows and System Optimization

Please join Cornell the SWNY team and MSU Extension for our talk with Dr. Pablo Silva BoloƱa on improving efficiency of Automated milking systems by focusing on milking settings for individual and group success.

Farm Tour

May 31, 2024
5pm
Rise'N'Swine Farm
Holland, NY

Farm Tour

Good Farmers Guild of WNY will be hosting a farm tour and potluck at Rise'N'Swine Farm on Friday, May 31st at 5 pm. Rise'N'Swine has built a successful business raising cattle, pigs, and chickens on pasture, and has an on-farm butcher shop. After the farm tour, there will be a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to pass and your own plate, bowl, cup, and cutlery.

Rise'N'Swine Farm is located at 9806 Wagner Rd, Holland, NY 14080. There is ample parking in front of the farmshop. Farmers, people who work on farms, and ag service providers are welcome at this free event!

Farm Tour and Potluck at Rise'N'Swine Farm

May 31, 2024
5pm
Rise'N'Swine Farm
Holland, NY

Farm Tour and Potluck at Rise'N'Swine Farm

Join the Good Farmer's Guild for a potluck and farm tour at Rise'N'Swine Farm to learn about their pasture-raised livestock and on-farm USDA red meat processing facility. The event is free, and you may bring a dish to pass.


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Upcoming Events

Farm Tour

May 31, 2024
Holland, NY

Good Farmers Guild of WNY will be hosting a farm tour and potluck at Rise'N'Swine Farm on Friday, May 31st at 5 pm. Rise'N'Swine has built a successful business raising cattle, pigs, and chickens on pasture, and has an on-farm butcher shop. After the farm tour, there will be a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to pass and your own plate, bowl, cup, and cutlery.

Rise'N'Swine Farm is located at 9806 Wagner Rd, Holland, NY 14080. There is ample parking in front of the farmshop. Farmers, people who work on farms, and ag service providers are welcome at this free event!

Farm Tour and Potluck at Rise'N'Swine Farm

May 31, 2024
Holland, NY

Join the Good Farmer's Guild for a potluck and farm tour at Rise'N'Swine Farm to learn about their pasture-raised livestock and on-farm USDA red meat processing facility. The event is free, and you may bring a dish to pass.

Broiler Field Day at Sunny Cove Farm

June 6, 2024
Alfred Station, NY

Join us for a field day to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Meghan Snyder of Sunny Cove Farm will be our host. She raises small batches of organic broilers, processing them on-farm under the 1,000 bird exemption.

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