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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.


August 2023

DOT Truck Clinic

August 2, 2023
10am - 12pm
CLEREL
Portland, NY

DOT Truck Clinic

ANNOUNCING - Chautauqua County Farm Bureau will be hosting a DOT truck clinic, with the NYS Police, at the Cornell-Portland Lab on August 2, from 10am-12noon. 

This clinic will provide farmers with a power point presentation of rules and regulations for farm equipment and farm trucks use on highways, in addition to a mock truck inspection of a semi truck & trailer (semi truck & trailer).

This is clinic is open to the entire county so all farmers will be welcome.

**More information will follow**

2023 Aurora Farm Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 3, 2023
9:45 am - 3:00 pm
Musgrave Research Farm
Aurora , NY

2023 Aurora Farm Field Day

The annual Cornell Field Crop research field day will be held on Thursday, August 3rd at Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, NY. The program promises to be stellar with three weed management topics and so much more!

Value Added Dairy - An Introduction to On-Farm Processing

August 3, 2023
7pm

Join Cornell University CALS Dairy Foods and Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists for this FREE webinar to learn more about how on-farm dairy processing might fit into your business. This webinar is an introduction for anyone looking to learn more about value-added dairy and will be recorded/distributed to everyone who registers. We will also discuss future learning opportunities associated with recent grant funding from NE-DBIC, including an on-farm tour, discussion groups, and resource development. For any questions or concerns, please contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll (716-640-0522) or Margaret Quasssdorff (585-405-2567). 

REGISTER

Broiler Field Day at HLW Acres

August 9, 2023
1pm - 4pm
HLW Acres
Attica, NY

Broiler Field Day at HLW Acres

Join us for one of our field days to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Hermann and Laura Weber run a 5A Small Enterprise poultry processing facility in addition to raising their own broilers.

Cornell High-Cannabinoid Hemp Field Day

August 10, 2023
8:30am - 4:30pm
Cornell AgriTech
Geneva, NY

Cornell High-Cannabinoid Hemp Field Day

The Cornell Field Day will incorporate multiple workshop-style talks on several topics including biochemistry, genetics and breeding, pest management, and high-cannabinoid production. It will also involve discussion panels on the current legal and education environment in NYS. This hands-on field day will have interactive workshops offering DEC credits on soil, disease, and pest management. Digital ag applications and updates on the USDA germplasm repository will also be included.

Agronomic Weed Management and Cover Crop Field Session

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 15, 2023
3:30 pm - 7:15 pm
CCE Erie's New Property
Orchard Park, NY

Agronomic Weed Management and Cover Crop Field Session

The Cornell University Weed Ecology Lab is proud to announce our workshop event for local growers. This workshop aims to engage and prepare farmers for the challenges they face in the field, including managing troublesome weeds, improving herbicide efficacy, and applying new tricks to care for their fields.

POSTPONED to SPRING 2024: Broiler Field Day at Sunny Cove Farm

August 24, 2023
4pm - 7pm
Sunny Cove Farm
Alfred Station, NY

POSTPONED to SPRING 2024: Broiler Field Day at Sunny Cove Farm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SPRING 2024. Join us for one of our field days to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Meghan Snyder raises small batches of organic broilers, processing them on-farm under the 1,000 bird exemption.

Organic Field Crops Field Day

August 24, 2023
10 am - 3 pm
Martens Farm
Penn Yan, NY

Are you an organic grain farmer? Attend the Organic Field Crops Field Day at Martens Farm for equipment demonstrations, organic grain cleaning facility tour, and NY Soil Health Trailer Demonstrations. 

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2024: Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm

August 28, 2023
2pm - 5pm
Laughing Earth Farm
Cropseyville, NY

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2024: Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm

Join us for one of our field days to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Annie and her team run a 5A processing facility and 20C kitchen for their own farm's use, which allows them to process over 1,000 broilers a year and gives them the capacity to make value-added products like sausages and stock.

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2024: Broiler Field Day at Majestic Farm

August 29, 2023
12pm - 3pm
Majestic Farm
Mountain Dale, NY

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2024: Broiler Field Day at Majestic Farm

Join us for one of our field days to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Brett raises slow-growth broilers and takes them to outside processors prior to sale as whole birds, pieces, and chicken sausage.


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Upcoming Events

Cornell Seed Growers Field Day

July 2, 2024
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. 

Sustainable Poultry Production

July 12, 2024
Hamburg, NY

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.

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.

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