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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.

June 2024

Broiler Field Day at Sunny Cove Farm

June 6, 2024
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Sunny Cove Farm
Alfred Station, NY

Broiler Field Day at Sunny Cove Farm

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.

July 2024

Cornell Seed Growers Field Day

July 2, 2024
NYSIP Foundation Seed Barn
Ithaca, NY

Please Save the Date for the Cornell Seed Growers Field Day to be held the morning of July 2nd.  The event will be held at the NYSIP Foundation Seed Barn, 791 Dryden Rd., Rt. 366, Ithaca, NY. 

Dairy Industry Update - HPAI in Dairy Cows

July 10, 2024
3pm-4pm
Webinar

Dairy Industry Update - HPAI in Dairy Cows

The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus remains a concern for New York farmers. 

New York Farm Bureau (NYFB) and Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA) are hosting a special webinar at 3:00 PM EST July 10 in collaboration with Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY. Panelists will feature experts from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, and American Association of Bovine Practitioners. The goal is to provide current and recommendations to help guide management on the farm.

Sustainable Poultry Production

July 12, 2024
10am - 3pm
Boston Valley Farms
Hamburg, NY

Sustainable Poultry Production

Join us to learn about sustainable poultry! Cornell Extension poultry specialist Amy Barkley will guide us in selecting the right breeds, establishing ecologically beneficial production, troubleshooting pests & diseases, and processing. We will tour a 5A-certified on-farm processing center and watch a demonstration. Everyone who identifies as a woman in agriculture is welcome to this free learning circle. Lunch is provided, so please register in advance! This event will allow participants to connect with fellow land stewards and producers and support everyone in learning together. We will discuss full-circle sustainable poultry production, from breed selection, housing, pests & diseases to processing and marketing. REGISTER

Led by Cornell Cooperative Extension poultry specialist Amy Barkley and farmer Kate Geiger; facilitated by American Farmland Trust NY's Women for the Land Program Associate, Caitlin Tucker, CCA.

POSTPONED TO FALL 2024 Mortality Composting Workshop at Bluegill Farms

July 13, 2024 : Mortality Composting Training at Bluegill Farms
10am - 3pm
Steuben County Civil Defense and Bluegill Farms
Bath, NY

POSTPONED TO FALL 2024 Mortality Composting Workshop at Bluegill Farms

Join CCE and Cornell Waste Management Jean Bonhotal to discuss properly constructing and maintaining mortality compositing piles on the farm. The classroom session will be followed with lunch and a trip to Bluegill Farms to see, dig into, and discuss their compost piles and keys to a successful process! 

Broiler Processing Workshop at Green Heron Growers

July 16, 2024 : Broiler Processing Workshop at Green Heron Growers
2pm - 4pm
Green Heron Growers
Panama, NY

Broiler Processing Workshop at Green Heron Growers

This free  workshop brings participants on a tour of Green Heron Growers' organic pastured raised broiler enterprise and a live processing demonstration to share how to safely and humanely process broiler chickens under the 1,000 bird exemption.


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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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