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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....

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.

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? 

July 2022

Robotic Milking System Farm Tour

July 12, 2022
11:00am - 1:00 pm
Frontier Brook Farm
Conewango Valley, NY

Robotic Milking System Farm Tour

Join us to tour the farm, talk about managing cows under robotic system, enjoy lunch, socialize with other farms, and learn from each other.

2022 Soil Health & Climate Resiliency Field Days

July 13, 2022
July 20, 2022
July 25, 2022
July 28, 2022
August 2, 2022
August 4, 2022
August 9, 2022
August 25, 2022
August 31, 2022

Tines vary based on dates and locations

Join the New York Soil Health team and partner organizations at a soil health field day! The statewide event series will take place May-August 2022.

 More details and registration will be available soon.

Goat Herd and Foot Health

July 13, 2022
6pm - 7:30pm

Goat Herd and Foot Health

Let's learn to hoof trim and care for goats! NY & NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists, Amy Barkley and Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about goat herd and foot health in a FREE virtual seminar. This will take place on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 from 6pm - 7:30pm via Zoom. Registration is required by visiting tinyurl.com/GoatHealth22.

Pasture Walk

July 13, 2022
7pm-8:30pm
Hendrickson's Grazing Acres
Gainesville, NY

Pasture Walk

Join us for a pasture walk Wednesday, July 13 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Hendrickson's Grazing Acres, the farm of Jim and Stephanie Hendrickson. We will be meeting at the barn at 5702 Route 19, Gainesville, NY. They have worked for many years to set up a very nice rotationally grazed system for their beef herd. They finish their steers and sell through the freezer trade.


Young Farmers Coalition of WNY Ice Cream Social

July 19, 2022
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Healing Poem Farm
Java, NY

Young Farmers Coalition of WNY Ice Cream Social

The Young Farmer's Coalition of WNY is having an ice cream social and discussion circle at Healing Poem Farm (4598 RT-78, Java) where we'll talk about the barriers that many young and beginning farmers face to starting farms, including access to farmland, capital, training, and health care. Please RSVP to yfc_wny@gmail.com

August 2022

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

August 2, 2022
11am CST
Zoom

-DGA opportunities available as an Apprentice or farmer Mentor
-What managed grazing looks like on a dairy farm, with real life scenarios

Irrigation Pasture Walk - Birds All Dairy

August 17, 2022
Noon
Birds All Dairy
Canaseraga, NY

Irrigation Pasture Walk - Birds All Dairy

If you are interested in learning more about Kim's irrigation system, there will be a pasture walk at their farm on August 17th at noon. The farm is located at 3642 Old Worden Rd, Canaseraga NY 14882. Bring a dish to pass or $5 for lunch.

Making a Living Farming - Springville, NY August 24th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

August 24, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00pm (formal program) ; 6:00pm - 7:30pm (tomato tasting)
Dirt Rich Farm
Springville, NY

Making a Living Farming - Springville, NY August 24th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Join the Young Farmer's Coalition of WNY and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York for a presentation on how to make a living farming, USDA-NRCS support programs for small and beginning farmers, and how to achieve organic certification. A light dinner will be served and a tomato tasting will start at 6pm, following the formal program.

Ticks - What are they? How they can affect your livestock and how to effectively manage them.

August 23 - August 24, 2022
12pm - 3:45pm EST
Webinar

Join the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and U.S. Department of Agriculture for a two-day virtual symposium, August 23rd and 24th, on ticks. The program will especially focus attention on the Asian Longhorned Tick (ALT) and its potential impact on the U.S. cattle industry.

This webinar is for cattle producers, state animal health officials, veterinarians, and other industry stakeholders interested in learning how to identify the ALT and better manage its associated diseases and spread.

What You Need to Know About the New CAFO Permit

August 30, 2022
12pm EST
Webinar

On Tuesday, August 30 at 12:00 PM, Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA), Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and NY Farm Bureau will host an educational webinar for farmers, custom applicators, and environmental planners to review the new CAFO permit. The permit was released on July 22, 2022 and will go into effect on January 23, 2023.


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Upcoming Events

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

May 30, 2023
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!

Challenges and Opportunities of Managing Transition Cows on AMS

June 1, 2023

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

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.  

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