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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.
Challenges and Opportunities of Managing Transition Cows on AMS
June 1, 2023
12 to 1:15 p.m. ET
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).
Hogs, Hops & Honey - Oh My! A FREE Live seminar for Veterans.
June 7, 2023
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.
2023 Small Grains Management Field Day
June 8, 2023
10am - 12pm
Seneca Falls , NY
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
Cornell Cooperative Extension Cattaraugus County
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 email@example.com
Abby Luzier - (585) 369-4044 firstname.lastname@example.org
New York State Fiber Conference
June 11, 2023
Butternut Hill Campground
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
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
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
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July 27, 2023
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.
Pasture Walk at Horizon Ridge Farms
July 6, 2023
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
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
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
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
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.
DOT Truck Clinic
August 2, 2023
10am - 12pm
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**
Value Added Dairy - An Introduction to On-Farm Processing
August 3, 2023
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).
2023 Aurora Farm Field Day
August 3, 2023
9:45 am - 3:00 pm
Musgrave Research Farm
Aurora , NY
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!
Broiler Field Day at HLW Acres
August 9, 2023
1pm - 4pm
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
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
August 15, 2023
3:30 pm - 7:15 pm
CCE Erie's New Property
Orchard Park, NY
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
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
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
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
Mountain Dale, NY
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.
Is Grazing Sheep Beneath Solar Arrays and Opportunity for Your Future?
September 25, 2023
Mt. Morris, NY
Grazing sheep beneath utility-scale solar arrays can build wealth of present and future sheep farmers as vegetation management service providers and access to additional pasture. The Cornell Cooperative Enterprise Program (CEP) conducted a survey earlier this year completed by over 600 farmers. Farmers identified barriers to grazing sheep under solar arrays and weighed in on need for a producer-led organization to negotiate contracts on their behalf, coordinate logistics of multiple flocks, provide transport of sheep to and from the site, care for sheep while on-site, and provide supplemental mowing. Additional questions focused on processing and marketing needs.
Technology for Grazing Dairies Webinar
September 27, 2023
Join us for this free webinar! Brought to you by the dairy specialists of CCE NWNY and SWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Programs.
Protecting Against Murphy's Law: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.
October 4, 2023
What Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong!
Good ole' Murphy's Law is probably the best description of what it's like to be a farmer that there is! Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the 5 areas of risk on farms and how to develop strategies to manage those risks. Participants will have the opportunity to identify areas of risk on their own farms and brainstorm ways to (try to) prevent the inevitable!
Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/CCERisk or call Kelly at 585-268-7644.
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