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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!

May 2022

Evaluating a Goat for Purchase

May 5, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Evaluating a Goat for Purchase

This free, virtual webinar takes students through what to look for when purchasing these compact, hardy, and entertaining animals. Our discussion topics will include breeds & production considerations, purchasing options, common diseases to look out for, and integrating newcomers into the herd.

Finger Lakes Sheep Producers Co-Op Annual Wool Pool - May 18th, 20th, and 21st

May 18, 2022
May 18th - 10am - 4pm; May 20th - 9am - 4pm; May 21st - 9am - 2pm
Rodman Lott and Son Farms
Seneca Falls, NY

Finger Lakes Sheep Producers Co-Op Annual Wool Pool - May 18th, 20th, and 21st

The Finger Lakes Wool pool will be held in Seneca Falls this year. Pricing is $0.32 for clean wool and $0.07 for off-sorts, with a $10 membership fee per farm. Compensation options are available.

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshops

May 19, 2022
7pm-8:30pm
Zoom

This webinar covers the approach used for setting meat prices, both for bulk and by-the-cut sales, using the Cornell Meat Price Calculator (MPC). Attendees will learn what data to collect from their farm and how to use the new MPC. The MPC is a user-friendly online tool for farmers that allows them to set prices that ensure they reach farm financial goals. The webinar will be recorded and shared, so that farms using the MPC can play it back when they are ready to use the MPC.  

Soil Sampling for Success - A Seminar for NYS and NJ Veterans

May 23, 2022
6pm - 7:30pm
Online Via Zoom

Are you planting things in soil? (We're guessing the answer is probably yes). Then you need a soil sample! NYS and NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists, Amy Barkley and Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about soil sampling in a FREE virtual seminar. This will take place on Monday, May 23rd, 2022 from 6pm - 7:30pm via Zoom. Registration is required before May 20th by visiting tinyurl.com/SoilSample22.

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

May 25, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 8, 2022

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

A FREE, virtual three part webinar series for dairy producers interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business. Our discussion will include market availability and considerations, business planning and goals, interacting with regulatory agencies, planning requirements, and equipment types and layout, audit readiness, compliance training and record keeping.

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshops

May 25, 2022
7pm-8:30pm
Zoom

This webinar covers the approach used for setting meat prices, both for bulk and by-the-cut sales, using the Cornell Meat Price Calculator (MPC). Attendees will learn what data to collect from their farm and how to use the new MPC. The MPC is a user-friendly online tool for farmers that allows them to set prices that ensure they reach farm financial goals. The webinar will be recorded and shared, so that farms using the MPC can play it back when they are ready to use the MPC.  

June 2022

Young Farmers Coalition of WNY Farmer's Potluck

June 4, 2022
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Groundwork Market Garden
Buffalo, NY

Young Farmers Coalition of WNY Farmer's Potluck

All farmers are invited to this networking event where we will share ideas, pool resources, tour a local farm, and enjoy good company. 

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

May 25, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 8, 2022

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

A FREE, virtual three part webinar series for dairy producers interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business. Our discussion will include market availability and considerations, business planning and goals, interacting with regulatory agencies, planning requirements, and equipment types and layout, audit readiness, compliance training and record keeping.

IPM / FAMACHA Workshop

June 10, 2022
5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Shepherd's Place
Houghton, NY

IPM / FAMACHA Workshop

Join us for dinner and a hands-on training on how to manage, test for, and treat for internal parasites in small ruminants.

Parasite Management and Pasture Health

June 15, 2022
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

Thinking about raising animals on pasture this season? NY & NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists, Amy Barkley and Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about parasite management and pasture health in a FREE virtual seminar. This will take place on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 from 6pm - 7:30pm via Zoom. Registration is required by visiting tinyurl.com/Pasture22.

New York Tax Incentives for Farm Employers: Overtime, Investment and Employee Retention

June 21, 2022
11am - 12:30pm EDT
Webinar

In the 2022 State of the State and State Budget, Governor Hochul announced three significant tax credits that are applicable to many farmers in New York: - The Farm Worker Overtime Tax Credit - reimburses farms for overtime expenses if the threshold is reduced below 60 hours per week....

Farms Under Threat 2040: Choosing an Abundant Future

June 29, 2022
12pm
Webinar

American farmland and ranchland are rapidly disappearing, threatening our food security, undermining the agricultural economy, and making us vulnerable to climate shocks. What can be done? 

Baby Mama Drama (Goat Reproduction and Kidding)

June 29, 2022
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

Baby Mama Drama (Goat Reproduction and Kidding)

Are you ready for your goats to give birth? NY & NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists, Amy Barkley and Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about parasite management and pasture health in a FREE virtual seminar. This will take place on Wednesday, June 29thh, 2022 from 6pm - 7:30pm via Zoom. Registration is required by visiting tinyurl.com/BabyGoat22.


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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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