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May 2023

Katelyn Saves You $$

May 3, 2023
6pm - 8pm
JCC Carnahan Building
Jamestown, NY

This two hour workshop is ramping up to be the catch all of the farm business management world! Come with all of your farm management questions, diversification questions, record keeping questions, general small business questions, whatever questions you might have! This workshop will be an interactive and intimate discussion with Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader and Farm Business Management Specialist from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science and Ag Business Management, and owns and operates a diversified livestock farm.

Preparing Your Livestock Farm for the Loss of OTC Antimicrobials

May 3, 2023
7pm
Webinar

By June 11, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration will require farmers to have a prescription from their veterinarian to purchase all over the counter, medically important, antimicrobial products. Dr. Melanie Hemenway, Veterinarian with NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets will provide an overview of what this means for your farm.

Goat and Sheep Super Saturday

May 6, 2023
10am-12pm
Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory
Portland, NY

Interested in owning sheep or goats and want the 411? Already own sheep or goats and want some more information on how to keep your flock or herd safe and healthy? Join us for a hands on workshop learning about hoof trimming, 5 point inspections, FAMACHA training, bio security, and general best practices! This workshop will be taught by Cassandra Skal, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County's Agriculture Program Coordinator. Between the three instructors there is a wealth of knowledge about sheep and goats so bring your questions about just getting started to diversifying and wear something you don't mind getting dirty in!

Goats 101

May 1 - May 2, 2023May 8 - May 9, 2023
7pm-8:30pm
Webinar

Goats 101

New to goats and have questions? Thinking about getting goats and want to learn more before getting started? This series is for you!

Compact, hardy, and endlessly entertaining, goats can be a great addition to any farm or homestead. Their unique nature positions them well to fit niche roles and markets. This series of 4 online workshops reviews goat production and management for beginners. Key management concepts will be reviewed using pre-recorded, interactive videos.  

Agriculture Career Day

May 10, 2023
9am-4pm
Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds
Little Valley, NY

Take the opportunity to meet with local ag businesses who are looking for individuals with the enthusiasm and willingness to work!

Raising Poultry for Meat Production: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.

May 10, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Looking to grow your own meat birds? Start here!

Small scale broiler production is a great way to diversify your farm. Raising broilers for meat production has a relatively short turn around time, low investment, and can help grow your farm's production. Join Livestock Specialist, Amy Barkley, to learn the basics of meat bird production. Topics include breed selection and chick sourcing, housing and nutritional requirements, and a brief introduction to on-farm processing. Participants will receive resources for further exploration. Registration is REQUIRED by visiting tinyurl.com/FarmOpsPoultry or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 

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Union Basics for Farm Employees in Spanish

May 17, 2023
12pm-1:30pm
Zoom

Union Basics for Farm Employees in Spanish

New York's Agricultural Workforce Development Council is hosting a webinar for all farm employees. See notice in English and Spanish below. Employers are asked to set up the webinar in breakrooms and meeting areas to help employees gain access.

Union organizers are aggressively contacting farm employees all across New York. Many farm employees are unfamiliar with unions and not sure what to do. New York's Ag Workforce Development Council will host Dr. Bob Ceglowski, consulting veterinarian and trusted advisor to dairy employees and managers, to discuss farm unions in a webinar delivered in Spanish. Topics will include: what unions are, the meaning and obligation of signing a union card, why farm employees may or may not want a union, and clarifying rumors and misinformation that are currently circulating in the farm community.

Attendees will receive the link to join the webinar after they have registered.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qW9QZTHBTk6gkU7CBMpd-A


May 17, 2023
12pm-1:30pm
Zoom

Una Sesión Virtual en Español: Sobre los Conceptos Básicos de los Sindicatos Para los Trabajadores Agrícolas

Los representantes sindicales están contactando agresivamente a los empleados agrícolas en toda Nueva York. Muchos de los trabajadores no están familiarizados con los sindicatos y no están seguros de qué hacer. El Consejo de Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Agrícola de Nueva York dará una sesión virtual en español presentado por el Dr. Bob Ceglowski, un veterinario y consultor profesional que tiene la confianza de los empleados y supervisores de las lecherías. Los temas incluirán: qué son los sindicatos, el significado y la obligación de firmar una tarjeta de afiliación sindical, cuál es la razón por la cual los trabajadores querrán o no querrán tener la representación de un sindicato y va a haber la oportunidad de aclarar los rumores y la información errónea que está circulando ahora en la comunidad agrícola.

Todos los participantes recibirán el enlace para unirse a la sesión virtual después de que se hayan registrado.

Regístrese ahora para esta sesión virtual aquí:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qW9QZTHBTk6gkU7CBMpd-A

So, You Want to Start a Farm? From CCE-Steuben & SWNYDLFC

May 18, 2023
6pm - 8pm
Civil Defense Center
Bath, NY

So, You Want to Start a Farm? From CCE-Steuben & SWNYDLFC

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own farm? Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the nuts and bolts of making your farming dreams come true!

Goat Discussion Circle: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.

May 24, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Calling all new and interested goat farmers! 

Whether you've attended our goat seminars before or are just getting started, join us for a flexible discussion circle dedicated to all things goats. We'll review foundation topics and talk about next steps to make all of your goat dreams come true (or - talk you out of it for good)! Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Specialists. Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/CCEGoatTalk or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 

Agribusiness & Chamber of Commerce - What Does This Partnership Look Like?

May 30, 2023
6pm-7:30pm
JCC Carnahan Building
Jamestown, NY

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is interested in working with more agribusiness' in Chautauqua County. Join this workshop with representatives from the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce to learn how a partnership with them would be a great next step for your agribusiness. They will also walk us through their online sales platform, ShopLocalCHQ. This is such an exciting time for collaborations and working to get the word out about locally sourced products of any kind!

June 2023

Challenges and Opportunities of Managing Transition Cows on AMS

June 1, 2023
12 to 1:15 p.m. ET
Zoom

Challenges and Opportunities of Managing Transition Cows on AMS

Join us for a live webinar on June 1st, 2023, at noon (ET), where we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing transition cows on automated milking systems (AMS).

TALK DAIRY TO ME: Facts, Fiction &FAQ's

June 1, 2023
1pm
Webinar

From farming to processing and health to sustainability, both consumers and healthcare professionals have questions about dairy foods. With widespread information available online and in the media, it can feel overwhelming to discern fact from fiction. In this webinar, our dairy experts address common questions and misconceptions that can help health and wellness professionals feel confident in evidence-based guidance when it comes to dairy's role in health and sustainability.  

Hogs, Hops & Honey - Oh My! A FREE Live seminar for Veterans.

June 7, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Have you ever tried Hipcamp? What about pick-your-own veggies? On-farm dairy processing? Goat yoga? What about all of those at the same time?! Farm production diversification can be an important way to manage risk, increase revenues, and increase profitability. However, it can also be an easy trap to spread limited resources even further! Join Katelyn to learn more about enterprise analysis and determine how diversification can help you. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Specialists. 

Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/OhMyFarm or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 

Participation in this event will include the opportunity to hear from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops program's Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll. SWNYDLFC is a partnership between Cornell University and the five Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben Counties. Their work for this program is financially supported through the Northeast Extension Risk Mangement Education program. This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2021‐70027‐34693.


2023 Small Grains Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 8, 2023
10am - 12pm
Poormon Farms
Seneca Falls , NY

2023 Small Grains Management Field Day

Interested in small grains? Attend this years Small Grains Management Field Day at Poormon Farms in Seneca Falls! You'll have the opportunity to hear about crop development, management considerations, weed management, and much more. 

ABC's of EPD's

June 10, 2023
9am-11am
Cornell Cooperative Extension Cattaraugus County
Ellicottville, NY

Sire selection is one of the most important aspects of any breeding operation. Selecting a good herd sire is based on many factors and the effects of that decision will last for generations to come. We can use them not only to help make great brood cows but also to aid in building a quality feeder calf to capture premium prices at auction. Join your fellow beef producers in an interactive environment to learn more about Expected Progeny Differences (EPD) and Sire Selection.

Phil will discuss the ins and outs of EPD's and their importance in choosing your next herd sire. As well as ways to capture those premiums on your feeder calves at the sale barn.
**BQA Recertification forms will be available for those who need recert. credits. **

Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP by June 3, 2023

Chelsey Nelson - (716) 801-1855  valleyviewfarms@hotmail.com
Abby Luzier - (585) 369-4044  ajl387@cornell.edu

New York State Fiber Conference

June 11, 2023
9am-4pm
Butternut Hill Campground
Bouckville, NY

This one day conference is for new and beginning animal fiber producers who are looking for additional information to better make educated decisions regarding what species and breed of animal to raise and their efforts to produce, use or market their animal's fiber. Producers and potential producers from New York State and throughout the Northeast US are welcome to attend. Participants will leave with a better understanding of what they can do with their animal fiber or its value-added products to increase its market value; whether marketed through direct-to-consumer channels, commodity markets or wholesale.

Wildfires, Smoke & Livestock

June 13 - June 15, 2023
9PM EST
Webinar

Wildfires, Smoke & Livestock

This webinar series aims to provide educational content to livestock producers, focusing on preparedness for wildfires, caring for livestock prior to and during wildfires, and providing the most updated information on research on wildfire smoke exposure and its effects on livestock health and performance. 

Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk at Houston Farms

June 27, 2023
1pm-3pm
Houston Farms
Groton, Ny

Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk at Houston Farms

Learn how rotational grazing and other conservation practices enhance farm viability for the 4th and 5th generations on a small dairy in Groton, NY.

Staffing and Organizing Your Team

June 22, 2023
June 29, 2023
July 6, 2023
July 13, 2023
July 20, 2023
July 27, 2023

3pm-4pm
Webinar

Course applicable to all agricultural commodities

Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development has opened registration for Staffing and Organizing Your Team, a six-week course in the Supervisory Leadership Certificate program. Staffing and Organizing Your Team materials release June 16, 2023 and live weekly Zoom discussions will be held from 3 to 4 PM ET each Thursday from June 22 through July 27, 2023. Participation in the live sessions is highly encouraged and provides a valued opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and networking. Registration is $275 and closes June 16. Continuing education credits are now available for this course and the Supervisory Leadership Certificate program. Course topics include: becoming a preferred employer, personnel planning, job descriptions, recruiting and interviewing, hiring and onboarding.

July 2023

Pasture Walk at Horizon Ridge Farms

July 6, 2023
6pm-8pm
East Aurora, Ny

Bob Kozlowski has been working for 8 years to improve his 30 acres of pastures to graze 30 beef cows. Soil amendments, frost seeding, and intensive rotation have helped and would like to keep improving them. Join Nancy Glazier, NWNY Team and Amy Barkley, SWNY Team for a  supper and pasture walk Thursday, July 6 from 6 - 8 pm at 12367 Bullis Rd, East Aurora, NY.

We will explore:

  • Early season forage quality and yield comparisons.
  • Clover vs. Nitrogen fertilizer.
  • Soil test reports - past and current.
  • The "Tighty Whities" test.

The event is free thanks to the partial support of National Grazing Lands Coalition. Registration is required for headcount for the meal. 

Register by July 5.

                                                                                            This event is one in a series hosted by CCE Allegany; CCE Chautauqua; CCE Livingston; CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team; & CCE SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team. 

Photo credit: Horizon Ridge Farms

Processing Poultry for Meat Production: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.

July 12, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Respectfully, safely, and efficiently process broilers for meat production.

Small scale broiler production is a great way to diversify your farm. Raising broilers for meat production has a relatively short turn around time, low investment, and can help grow your farm's production. Join Livestock Specialist, Amy Barkley, to learn the basics of meat bird processing. Topics include food safety, required materials, finishing broilers, and marketing regulations. Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/Processing...  or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 

Pasture Walk at Heaven Scent Farm

July 13, 2023
12pm-3pm
Heaven Scent Farm
Bath, NY

Pasture Walk at Heaven Scent Farm

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension and Jerry Stewart of Heaven Scent Farm to learn about how soil health impacts pasture. We will have a tour of Jerry's small dairy and pastures, perform calculations on forage density, learn how to interpret forage and soil test results and use those results to help understand weed management, and learn about how soil health impacts pasture characteristics through the various soil health demonstrations. The activities will have a hands-on focus and provide you with tools that you can take back to your farm. All are welcome, regardless of what livestock you raise!

Brighter Future Fund (grant)

July 15, 2023

Brighter Future Fund (grant)

Applications for the 2023 round of the Brighter Future Fund are now open!

Apply before July 15th! 

Postponed: Grasstravaganza: PLANET GRAZE: Growing Resilient Grazing Systems

July 20 - July 22, 2023

Postponed: Grasstravaganza: PLANET GRAZE: Growing Resilient Grazing Systems

Join us for a conference specifically designed for farmers, consumers and agriculture professionals.

This year's theme focuses on making farms and grazing management more resilient to short and long-term changes in climate, economics, soil health, consumer preferences and more.



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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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