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May 2020

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales Webinar

May 4, 2020
7pm

The situation facing us today is challenging. While conventional markets for livestock have cooled as large processors slow down production or temporarily close, NY farms are faced with a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. We'll cover "how to" tips to help you get started quickly. Join Ag. Marketing Consultant, Matt LeRoux, for this online workshop that covers understanding the consumer, pricing, product formats, and reaching consumers.

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Fitness for Transport

May 5, 2020
11am-12pm

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Fitness for Transport
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.

Spring 2020 SWNY Beef Industry Virtual Summit

May 5, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Spring 2020 SWNY Beef Industry Virtual Summit
The SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team is partnering with CCE Steuben to host the Spring 2020 SWNY Beef Industry Virtual Summit. The meeting will be held over Zoom, with call-in option available. The meeting is planned for Tuesday, May 5th, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Ariel Kirk with CCE Steuben and Amy Barkley with SWNYDLFC will facilitate the meeting and will be encouraging input from producers and educator/industry personnel to fuel the discussion. Possible discussion topics include what is important to each individual as a member of the industry, market opportunities, business development, current challenges in the face of COVID-19, and future programming ideas for CCE. Pre-registration is required. Call or email Amy Barkley (amb544@cornell.edu / 716-640-0844) or Ariel Kirk (adk39@cornell.edu / 607-664-2574) to register and receive the Zoom link.

Spring 2020 Poultry Mgmt Series: Small Flocks for Beginners *Poultry Rearing, Health & Biosecurity*

May 7, 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.

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales Webinar

May 13, 2020
7pm

The situation facing us today is challenging. While conventional markets for livestock have cooled as large processors slow down production or temporarily close, NY farms are faced with a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. We'll cover "how to" tips to help you get started quickly. Join Ag. Marketing Consultant, Matt LeRoux, for this online workshop that covers understanding the consumer, pricing, product formats, and reaching consumers.

Spring 2020 Poultry Management Series: Small Flocks for Beginners **All About Those Eggs**

May 14, 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.

"Suggestions to maintain good health during the reopening of NYS" - In Spanish

May 20, 2020
6:30 pm

The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health hosts una llamada en Espanol gratuita con el Dr. Canario. El Dr. Canario hablar sobre practicas para mantenerse saludable durante la reapertura en Nueva York y responder a sus preguntas.

The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health hosts a free call with Dr. Canario. Dr. Jose Canario, Medical Director of Finger Lakes Community Health will discuss practices to stay healthy during the reopening of NYS and respond to questions.




Spring 2020 Poultry Management Series: Small Flocks for Beginners **From Drumsticks to Wings**

May 21, 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.

On-Farm Dairy Processing Webinar

May 21, 2020
7pm - 8pm

On-Farm Dairy Processing Webinar
A free webinar for dairy farmers who are interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business. An introduction of factors to keep in mind when considering dairy processing for a farm's operation. This overview will focus on business considerations and a brief summary of regulatory requirements. 

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.  

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.

June 2020

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.

Understanding our Current Beef Market Situation & Marketing your Beef Locally with Dr. Mike Baker

June 2, 2020
7:30pm - 8:00pm

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County and the Watershed Agricultural Council on Tuesday, June 2nd from 7:30pm - 8:30pm for an evening conversation with Cornell's Beef Specialist, Mike Baker. The meeting will talk through the current market situation and explore some of the opportunities it may present for beef producers in the state.

To receive the Zoom link, please register by calling Kim Holden at 607-865-4005 ext 241 or email kmh19@cornell.edu. There is no cost to attend. 


Managing Employees in Challenging Times Webinar

June 3, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Managing Employees in Challenging Times Webinar
Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 3rd:
Managing Employees in Challenging Times
Tom Wall, The Dairy Coach TM

With economic uncertainty higher than we've ever experienced, surviving these difficult times is a higher priority for most businesses than thriving through them. But during good times or bad, the basics of business and employee management remain unchanging. It's time to get serious about what matters most. In this webinar, we will talk about how these tough times are the perfect opportunity to improve your dairy's culture and team's performance. 

Pigs! How to Get Started

June 4, 2020
5:00-7:00 pm

Pigs! How to Get Started
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators to learn more about starting with pig production and to get your questions answered! Topics include: pig production basics, breed selection, production systems, herd management practices, costs of production, and basic marketing regulations and outlets. 

52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium Online

June 8 - June 12, 2020
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT each day

52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium Online
The 52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium is scheduled for June 8th - 12th, with each days' event running from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT (1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT). This free event has something for everyone with topics including genetics forecasts, consumer market research, end-user perspectives, sustainability, herd management, and end product improvement. The conference will be held online over the Zoom platform. 

You can register online at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yFXnMzM_RtilHqhFceCsoQ

Webinar - "Milk: What can lactation teach us about diet and health?"

June 8, 2020
1pm

June 8, 2020:
Bruce German from the University of California-Davis will present "Milk: What can lactation teach us about diet and health?" on Monday, June 8 at noon (Central time).

German is a professor and the director of the Foods for Health Institute. The goal of his team's research is to build the knowledge necessary to improve human health through diet. They study lactation and the benefits of milk, as a nutritious food and its contributions to immunity.

Click to register.

Evolutions and Revolutions: A New Normal

June 10, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Evolutions and Revolutions: A New Normal
Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 10th:
Evolutions and Revolutions: A New Normal
Phil Plourd, Blimling and Associates

Upheaval! Even before the COVID-19 crisis took hold, food producers, processors, merchants and marketers were dealing with rapidly changing consumer preferences. Now, some of those forces are accelerating while others are retreating. Phil will share insights about the trends and offer opinions on how players in the dairy supply chain can react.

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Dairy/Livestock/Crop) Farms

June 10, 2020
7:30pm-8:30pm

New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.


NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Dairy/Livestock/Crop) Farms

June 10, 2020
7:30pm-8:30pm

New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.


NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Fruit/Vegetable) Farms

June 11 - June 10, 2020
12pm-1pm

New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Retail) Farms

June 11, 2020
7pm-8pm

New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental) Farms

June 15, 2020
7pm-8pm

New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.

Utilization of Lean Systems to Improve Labor Effectiveness

June 17, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Utilization of Lean Systems to Improve Labor Effectiveness
Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 17th:
Utilization of Lean Systems to Improve Labor Effectiveness
Cheryl Jones, University of Kentucky


NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Equine) Farms

June 17, 2020
7pm-9pm

New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.


Producer Panel Discussion

June 24, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Producer Panel Discussion
Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
July 1st:
Producer Panel Discussion
Moderator: Rich Stup, Cornell Ag Workforce Development

Alternative Poultry for Beginners

June 25, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Alternative Poultry for Beginners
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension's Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program on June 25th, 2020 at from 6:00-7:30 PM to learn more about the basics of raising alternative poultry like Guinea hens, ducks, geese, and turkey. We will cover acquiring your animals, breeds, feeding, and basic health care. Please come with your questions! The cost of this meeting is $5 and will be held via Zoom. If you have a poor internet connection you also have the option to call in on your phone. You can register online here: https://caahp.ccext.net/civicrm/event/register?id=90&reset=1

For more information, please contact Ashley at 518-649-0267 or arp253@cornell.edu

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Improving Pastures with No-Till Methods

June 26, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

This webinar will discuss no-till methods to manage pastures. This includes over-seeding with annuals and strategies to improve or renovate existing pastures. Richard Kersbergen, animal and forage scientist with UMaine Extension, will be the speaker.

July 2020

Financial Decision Making and Budgeting

July 1, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Financial Decision Making and Budgeting
Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 24th:
Financial Decision Making and Budgeting
Steve Bodart, Compeer Financial

Adding Value to your Harvest for Year Round Income

July 7, 2020
11:00AM-12:00 PM

With shifts in the value chain due to COVID-19, many farmers are looking for ways to make their fresh products shelf-stable. This webinar will explore processes, experiences, resources, and support for farmers interested in determining the feasibility of making value added products from their farm. Attendees will hear from Laurette Tucker, a rural business specialist at USDA's Rural Development, and Coley Jones, a managing member of Richlands Creamery, who has gone through the Value Added Producer Program to create value added products on her farm. This webinar is being shared by the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program and Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension. The meeting is free to attend, and registration is not required. The meeting can be accessed via this link https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/93262416196 or by phone at +1 929 436 2866 (US) using Webinar ID: 932 6241 6196.

Small Ruminants for Beginners

July 8, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Small Ruminants for Beginners
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension's Capital Agriculture and Horticulture Program on July 8th, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 to learn more about the basics of raising small ruminants, like sheep and goats. We will cover acquiring your animals, breeds, uses, breeding, feeding, and basic health care. Please come with your questions! The cost of this meeting is $5 and will be held via Zoom. If you have a poor internet connection you also have the option to call in on your phone. The link to register can be found here: https://caahp.ccext.net/civicrm/event/register?id=91&reset=1

For more information, please contact Ashley at 518-649-0267 or arp253@cornell.edu. 

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

July 9, 2020
4pm-5pm

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EDT)

Join us for our weekly Q&A and facilitated discussions during our Food Industry Virtual Office Hours to address questions on COVID-19. Speak directly to subject matter experts in sanitation, epidemiology, microbiology, virology, food safety culture, business continuity and the food safety of dairy foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and processed foods and beverages.

Marketing Workshop for Fiber Farmers and Fiber Artists

July 11, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Marketing Workshop for Fiber Farmers and Fiber Artists
Join Laura Biasillo from Broom County Cooperative Extension for a morning of discussion on marketing fiber on July 11th from 9:00AM - 11:30AM. This workshop includes the topics of marketing strategies, how to conduct market research, creating a plan to reach customers, and networking with local fiber farmers and makers. The workshop will be held over Zoom and will be $20 to attend. More about this event and the registration link can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/localfiber-marketing-workshop-tickets-90854071975

Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM

July 13, 2020
11:00 am

Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM
The Asian longhorned tick (ALT) is a threat to companion animals, livestock and potentially also to wildlife. So far this species in the US has not been found infected with human pathogens. There is still a lot we don't know about ALTs, so this free webinar will serve as an overview of what we do know about the biology, ecology, and vectorial capacity of this tick species?and how existing approaches for combating native ticks may either work or backfire on this species. The presenters will also discuss other invasive tick species in the US and the potential for additional ones to become established.

CORE Pesticide Training & DEC Recertification Credits

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 14, 2020
9am-10:50am

Looking for DEC credits?
Join Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, to learn about current regulations and pesticide use.
Keep up-to-date on your training while earning DEC credits!

Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow?

July 16, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow?
Selecting sows that meet your goals is key to success of your breeding program. Join us for the Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow? live, free webinar, for a discussion on basic selection principles that make a good sow, and how to investigate those characteristics before you buy or select replacement stock for your breeding herd.

Free Webinar - Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 21, 2020
12:30pm

Free Webinar - Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, CCE of NWNY and CCE of SWNY are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required. Click on presentation title below to join webinar.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

July 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Aprender?n sobre las repercusiones negativas del estr?s por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, adem?s de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo. 

CORE Pesticide Training & DEC Recertification Credits

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 21, 2020
6pm-7:50pm

Looking for DEC credits?
Join Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, to learn about current regulations and pesticide use.
Keep up-to-date on your training while earning DEC credits!

Estrés por Calor en Vacas Lecheras: Señales Claves y Estrategias de Manejo

July 22, 2020
12:30pm

Estrés por Calor en Vacas Lecheras: Señales Claves y Estrategias de Manejo
Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, CCE of NWNY and CCE of SWNY are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required. Click on presentation title below to join webinar.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

July 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Aprender?n sobre las repercusiones negativas del estr?s por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, adem?s de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo. 

Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?

July 23, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?
Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?

Selecting a boar that meets your genetic goals is key to success of your breeding and meat production program. Join us for the Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar? Live, free webinar, for a discussion on basic selection principles when picking a boar for your farm, understanding the unique characteristics of what makes a good boar for your production goals and production system.

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop

July 27, 2020
1:00pm - 4:00pm

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop
If you raise meat birds and are looking for a training class to learn about proper dressing techniques and selling poultry in New York under the 1,000 bird exemption, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County is hosting an online training this coming Monday, July 27, 2020 from 1-4pm. Workshop participants will learn to recognize diseases of public health concern, take basic biosecurity measures, write and implement basic Standard Sanitary Operating Procedures, develop Good Manufacturing Practices and an understanding of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plans, along with properly dispose of offal and management of waste water.

Webinar: USDA Assistance for Small Scale Meat Processing

July 28, 2020
3:30pm EST

The USDA is hosting a live webinar on July 28th at 3:30pm EST to review programs that can be used to assist small scale meat processors with expanding their businesses. These include grants, loans, and loan guarantees. Under Secretary for Food Safety, Mindy Brashears, and Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, Bette Brans, will share information on the following topics: Funding for small scale processing; how to get a federal grant of inspection; and state and custom exempt inspection programs. You can register for this event here: https://ems8.intellor.com/?do=register&t=1&p=830079   

"COVID-19 Webinar: What we know, reopening safely, and guidance for social situations" (English)

July 28, 2020
4pm-5pm

COVID-19: What we know, reopening safely, and guidance for social situations
The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health co-sponsor a free English presentation/webinar with Dr. Jose Canario, M.D. In this one hour webinar, Dr. Canario will give an update of COVID-19, discuss safe ways to go out, and will respond to questions. 
This session is aimed at farm producers and service providers, but everyone is welcomed.


"COVID-19: lo que ahora sabemos, reapertura segura y gu?a para situaciones sociales" (Espa?ol)

July 28, 2020
6pm-7pm

El Programa de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agr?colas de la Universidad de Cornell y la cl?nica Finger Lakes Community Health invita cordialmente a los trabajadores agr?colas a una llamada gratuita y presentaci?n en espa?ol con el Doctor Jose Canario. El doctor explicar? nuevos conocimientos sobre el coronavirus, c?mo protegerse cuando sale, comportamientos apropiados en situaciones sociales y responder? a preguntas. Por favor invite a sus compa?eros de trabajo y familiares. 
Todos/as son bienvenidos. Se requiere registraci?n de antemano.

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

July 30, 2020
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination
Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

Breeding sows takes know-how, good timing, and good technique. In this free webinar, we will talk about the key differences and similarities to achieving successful fertilization whether you utilize live-cover or utilizing artificial insemination (AI) for your breeding program. Focus will be placed on the unique pig-isms of managing sows and boars during breeding and best practices for using live cover or AI. Speakers include Penn State Swine State Specialist, Dr. Elizabeth Hines, and Dr. Mark Estienne of Virginia Tech.

Farm Labor 102 Webinar: Guidance on the New Legislation in New York

July 30, 2020
12pm-1pm

NYFB is pleased to partner once again with the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King to present a complimentary webinar to members on the farm labor regulations that went into effect January 1, 2020.

In a webinar late last year, these attorneys informed our members about overtime pay, the mandatory day of rest, the right to organize and negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement, and other topics.
Join us on Thursday, July 30 at 12 p.m. to learn about guidance on these regulations just issued by New York including which employees are excluded from the day of rest provision, who is covered by the over-60 hour overtime provision, the definition of immediate family, and more. Check future FB Alerts for more information.

Click here to register for the webinar.

Managing Forages Through a Season of Drought: A Two-Part Webinar Series

July 30 - August 4, 2020
7pm-8pm EST

Part 1: Pasture First Aid for Drought Recovery, Thursday, July 30th
• A Livestock Perspective - Betsy Hodge (15 min)
• Getting the Most out of the Rest of the Growing Season ? and into 2021 - Kitty (25 min)
• Setting up Pastures for Long Term Recovery - Kitty (12.5 min)
• Emergency Forage Planting Options for Late Fall & Early Spring - Joe Lawrence (15 min)
• Q & A

Part 2: Stored Forages: Winter Feed Supply Beyond the Drought, Tuesday, August 4th
• Managing the Remaining Growing Season (recap of planting/ harvest hay cuttings) -Joe Lawrence (20 min)
• Corn Silage - Getting the Most Out of Your Harvest in a Drought Year(20 min)
• Forage inventory Management: Assessing What You Have and Plan for Winter Accordingly - Ron Kuck (20 min)
• Q & A

Pre-Registration Deadline: July 30, 2020

Register Now!

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Brassicas & Other Cool Season Annuals

July 31, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

This webinar will discuss brassicas and other cool-season annuals for grazing or stored feed. This includes species-specific information, planting and management, and feeding considerations. Heather Darby, agronomy specialist of UVM Extension, will be the speaker.

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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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