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July 2020

Financial Decision Making and Budgeting

July 1, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Financial Decision Making and Budgeting
Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 24th:
Financial Decision Making and Budgeting
Steve Bodart, Compeer Financial

Adding Value to your Harvest for Year Round Income

July 7, 2020
11:00AM-12:00 PM

With shifts in the value chain due to COVID-19, many farmers are looking for ways to make their fresh products shelf-stable. This webinar will explore processes, experiences, resources, and support for farmers interested in determining the feasibility of making value added products from their farm. Attendees will hear from Laurette Tucker, a rural business specialist at USDA's Rural Development, and Coley Jones, a managing member of Richlands Creamery, who has gone through the Value Added Producer Program to create value added products on her farm. This webinar is being shared by the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program and Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension. The meeting is free to attend, and registration is not required. The meeting can be accessed via this link https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/93262416196 or by phone at +1 929 436 2866 (US) using Webinar ID: 932 6241 6196.

Small Ruminants for Beginners

July 8, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Small Ruminants for Beginners
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension's Capital Agriculture and Horticulture Program on July 8th, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 to learn more about the basics of raising small ruminants, like sheep and goats. We will cover acquiring your animals, breeds, uses, breeding, feeding, and basic health care. Please come with your questions! The cost of this meeting is $5 and will be held via Zoom. If you have a poor internet connection you also have the option to call in on your phone. The link to register can be found here: https://caahp.ccext.net/civicrm/event/register?id=91&reset=1

For more information, please contact Ashley at 518-649-0267 or arp253@cornell.edu. 

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

July 9, 2020
4pm-5pm

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EDT)

Join us for our weekly Q&A and facilitated discussions during our Food Industry Virtual Office Hours to address questions on COVID-19. Speak directly to subject matter experts in sanitation, epidemiology, microbiology, virology, food safety culture, business continuity and the food safety of dairy foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and processed foods and beverages.

Marketing Workshop for Fiber Farmers and Fiber Artists

July 11, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Marketing Workshop for Fiber Farmers and Fiber Artists
Join Laura Biasillo from Broom County Cooperative Extension for a morning of discussion on marketing fiber on July 11th from 9:00AM - 11:30AM. This workshop includes the topics of marketing strategies, how to conduct market research, creating a plan to reach customers, and networking with local fiber farmers and makers. The workshop will be held over Zoom and will be $20 to attend. More about this event and the registration link can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/localfiber-marketing-workshop-tickets-90854071975

Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM

July 13, 2020
11:00 am

Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM
The Asian longhorned tick (ALT) is a threat to companion animals, livestock and potentially also to wildlife. So far this species in the US has not been found infected with human pathogens. There is still a lot we don't know about ALTs, so this free webinar will serve as an overview of what we do know about the biology, ecology, and vectorial capacity of this tick species?and how existing approaches for combating native ticks may either work or backfire on this species. The presenters will also discuss other invasive tick species in the US and the potential for additional ones to become established.

CORE Pesticide Training & DEC Recertification Credits

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 14, 2020
9am-10:50am

Looking for DEC credits?
Join Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, to learn about current regulations and pesticide use.
Keep up-to-date on your training while earning DEC credits!

Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow?

July 16, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow?
Selecting sows that meet your goals is key to success of your breeding program. Join us for the Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow? live, free webinar, for a discussion on basic selection principles that make a good sow, and how to investigate those characteristics before you buy or select replacement stock for your breeding herd.

Free Webinar - Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 21, 2020
12:30pm

Free Webinar - Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, CCE of NWNY and CCE of SWNY are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required. Click on presentation title below to join webinar.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

July 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Aprender?n sobre las repercusiones negativas del estr?s por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, adem?s de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo. 

CORE Pesticide Training & DEC Recertification Credits

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 21, 2020
6pm-7:50pm

Looking for DEC credits?
Join Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, to learn about current regulations and pesticide use.
Keep up-to-date on your training while earning DEC credits!

Estrés por Calor en Vacas Lecheras: Señales Claves y Estrategias de Manejo

July 22, 2020
12:30pm

Estrés por Calor en Vacas Lecheras: Señales Claves y Estrategias de Manejo
Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, CCE of NWNY and CCE of SWNY are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required. Click on presentation title below to join webinar.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

July 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Aprender?n sobre las repercusiones negativas del estr?s por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, adem?s de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo. 

Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?

July 23, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?
Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?

Selecting a boar that meets your genetic goals is key to success of your breeding and meat production program. Join us for the Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar? Live, free webinar, for a discussion on basic selection principles when picking a boar for your farm, understanding the unique characteristics of what makes a good boar for your production goals and production system.

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop

July 27, 2020
1:00pm - 4:00pm

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop
If you raise meat birds and are looking for a training class to learn about proper dressing techniques and selling poultry in New York under the 1,000 bird exemption, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County is hosting an online training this coming Monday, July 27, 2020 from 1-4pm. Workshop participants will learn to recognize diseases of public health concern, take basic biosecurity measures, write and implement basic Standard Sanitary Operating Procedures, develop Good Manufacturing Practices and an understanding of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plans, along with properly dispose of offal and management of waste water.

Webinar: USDA Assistance for Small Scale Meat Processing

July 28, 2020
3:30pm EST

The USDA is hosting a live webinar on July 28th at 3:30pm EST to review programs that can be used to assist small scale meat processors with expanding their businesses. These include grants, loans, and loan guarantees. Under Secretary for Food Safety, Mindy Brashears, and Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, Bette Brans, will share information on the following topics: Funding for small scale processing; how to get a federal grant of inspection; and state and custom exempt inspection programs. You can register for this event here: https://ems8.intellor.com/?do=register&t=1&p=830079   

"COVID-19 Webinar: What we know, reopening safely, and guidance for social situations" (English)

July 28, 2020
4pm-5pm

COVID-19: What we know, reopening safely, and guidance for social situations
The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health co-sponsor a free English presentation/webinar with Dr. Jose Canario, M.D. In this one hour webinar, Dr. Canario will give an update of COVID-19, discuss safe ways to go out, and will respond to questions. 
This session is aimed at farm producers and service providers, but everyone is welcomed.


"COVID-19: lo que ahora sabemos, reapertura segura y gu?a para situaciones sociales" (Espa?ol)

July 28, 2020
6pm-7pm

El Programa de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agr?colas de la Universidad de Cornell y la cl?nica Finger Lakes Community Health invita cordialmente a los trabajadores agr?colas a una llamada gratuita y presentaci?n en espa?ol con el Doctor Jose Canario. El doctor explicar? nuevos conocimientos sobre el coronavirus, c?mo protegerse cuando sale, comportamientos apropiados en situaciones sociales y responder? a preguntas. Por favor invite a sus compa?eros de trabajo y familiares. 
Todos/as son bienvenidos. Se requiere registraci?n de antemano.

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

July 30, 2020
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination
Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

Breeding sows takes know-how, good timing, and good technique. In this free webinar, we will talk about the key differences and similarities to achieving successful fertilization whether you utilize live-cover or utilizing artificial insemination (AI) for your breeding program. Focus will be placed on the unique pig-isms of managing sows and boars during breeding and best practices for using live cover or AI. Speakers include Penn State Swine State Specialist, Dr. Elizabeth Hines, and Dr. Mark Estienne of Virginia Tech.

Farm Labor 102 Webinar: Guidance on the New Legislation in New York

July 30, 2020
12pm-1pm

NYFB is pleased to partner once again with the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King to present a complimentary webinar to members on the farm labor regulations that went into effect January 1, 2020.

In a webinar late last year, these attorneys informed our members about overtime pay, the mandatory day of rest, the right to organize and negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement, and other topics.
Join us on Thursday, July 30 at 12 p.m. to learn about guidance on these regulations just issued by New York including which employees are excluded from the day of rest provision, who is covered by the over-60 hour overtime provision, the definition of immediate family, and more. Check future FB Alerts for more information.

Click here to register for the webinar.

Managing Forages Through a Season of Drought: A Two-Part Webinar Series

July 30 - August 4, 2020
7pm-8pm EST

Part 1: Pasture First Aid for Drought Recovery, Thursday, July 30th
• A Livestock Perspective - Betsy Hodge (15 min)
• Getting the Most out of the Rest of the Growing Season ? and into 2021 - Kitty (25 min)
• Setting up Pastures for Long Term Recovery - Kitty (12.5 min)
• Emergency Forage Planting Options for Late Fall & Early Spring - Joe Lawrence (15 min)
• Q & A

Part 2: Stored Forages: Winter Feed Supply Beyond the Drought, Tuesday, August 4th
• Managing the Remaining Growing Season (recap of planting/ harvest hay cuttings) -Joe Lawrence (20 min)
• Corn Silage - Getting the Most Out of Your Harvest in a Drought Year(20 min)
• Forage inventory Management: Assessing What You Have and Plan for Winter Accordingly - Ron Kuck (20 min)
• Q & A

Pre-Registration Deadline: July 30, 2020

Register Now!

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Brassicas & Other Cool Season Annuals

July 31, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

This webinar will discuss brassicas and other cool-season annuals for grazing or stored feed. This includes species-specific information, planting and management, and feeding considerations. Heather Darby, agronomy specialist of UVM Extension, will be the speaker.

August 2020

Protecting the Flock from Highly Contagious Diseases

August 4, 2020
8:00 pm EDT

The most highly contagious disease of livestock is foot and mouth disease (FMD) and it remains a threat in almost 100 countries in the world. Sheep are referred to as the "silent shedders" among livestock species susceptible to this devastating animal disease. Preparedness and response planning for FMD has taken center stage in recent years. Learn about this disease, how the U.S. plans to respond should it be diagnosed in North America, and the Secure Sheep and Wool Supply Plan for Continuity of Business resources available to protect the flock.  

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Housing

August 6, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Housing
For pigs, housing is a must for successful production. In this free webinar, we will discuss housing options for sows and boars, and how to design those systems to improve flow and handling of large breeding stock in your system.

60 Days From Your Fall Feeding Plan - Webinar

August 11, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm

60 Days From Your Fall Feeding Plan - Webinar
Are you ready to feed grass this fall? This webinar, led by Troy Bishopp, will discuss the realities of stockpiling perennial pastures for the 2020 fall and winter grazing seasons. 

Pasture-Finished Beef Production Online Workshops

August 11 - August 13, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Pasture-Finished Beef Production Online Workshops
Dr. Greg Halich from the University of Kentucky and Ed Rayburn from West Virginia University will present three workshops on grass finishing beef cattle. They will discuss how to get adequate growth to reach an ideal finished state as well as common market issues. The final workshop will consist of a producer panel to offer first-hand insights into grass based beef production. You can register for this free event here: https://vaforages.org/event/pasture-finished-beef/

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Nutrition

August 13, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Nutrition
For the breeding herd, nutrition is all about longevity. In this webinar, we will review basic dietary recommendations for boars and sows, and how to make the most of feedstuffs available to you.


NEDPA Webinar: Important Updates to New York Farm Labor Laws in 2020

August 17, 2020
11:30am

New York farm labor laws changed dramatically in 2019, and the laws were further revised by state government in 2020. This webinar will update farm employers about important changes affecting farm laborers, family members, managers, overtime, day of rest, and union participation. Presenters are Dr. Richard Stup of Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development and Attorney Charles Palmer of the Michael Best law firm.

Virtual Cornell Hemp Research Team Field Day

August 20, 2020
9am-Noon

Since we are not able to hold an in-person field day this year due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, we are presenting an update on Cornell research and extension information virtually on Thursday, August 20th at 9:00AM on Zoom.

Hemp growers, processors, and crop management advisors are encouraged to attend. We hope you can join us.

The event will be split into three sessions:
1. Hemp Genetics and Breeding
2. Crop Management
3. Supply Chain and Regulatory Updates

Click Here for Full Agenda

Pre-Registration is Required
Click Here to Register




Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Harvesting Winter Cover Crops

August 28, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

This webinar will discuss how you can harvest your overwintering cover crops as forage by grazing in the fall and grazing or harvesting in the spring. This includes fall planting dates, species-specific information, and other management considerations. Sam Corcoran, agronomy researcher of UMass Extension, will be the speaker.

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Harvesting Winter Cover Crops

August 28, 2020
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Harvesting Winter Cover Crops
This free webinar will discuss how you can harvest your overwintering cover crops as forage by grazing in the fall and grazing or harvesting in the spring. This includes fall planting dates, species-specific information, and other management considerations. The speaker for this webinar is Sam Corcoran, agronomy researcher, of UMass Extension.

September 2020

2020 Fall Pasture Management Series

September 3 - September 17, 2020
Thursday September 3rd, 10th, and 17th at 7-8pm

2020 Fall Pasture Management Series
Join Livestock and Field Crops Specialists, Amy Barkley and Josh Putman, for a webinar series focused on fall pasture management. Topics to be discussed will include soil testing for pastures, soil report interpretation, adjusting pasture fertility, and late-season weed identification and management. Virtual meetings will be held on Thursdays from 7-8pm on September 3rd, 10th, and 17th. A call-in option, printed notes, and lecture recordings on CDs will be available upon request. There is a $25 registration fee for access to all three classes. To register, visit our website at https://swnydlfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php or contact Kelly Bourne at klb288@cornell.edu or (585) 268-7644 ext. 10.

Sheep and Goat Pasture and Grazing Management

September 8, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sheep and Goat Pasture and Grazing Management
The Pasture and Grazing Management webinars will focus on pasture and grazing management practices for sheep and goat producers. The webinars will help you address soil fertility, select pasture forage species, develop good grazing and pasture management skills, and keep your animals healthy throughout the grazing season. Register here for this free webinar: https://extension.psu.edu/pasture-and-grazing-management


BQA Recertification Webinar: Examining The Effectiveness of your Vaccination Protocol Presented

September 16, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BQA Recertification Webinar: Examining The Effectiveness of your Vaccination Protocol Presented
BQA Recertification is required every 3 years. The NY Beef Council is offering three upcoming continuing education virtual classes which meet the requirements for re-certification. Topics include: Examining the Effectiveness of your Vaccination Protocol, Pre-Weaning Calf Care, and Direct Marketing Beef: Pre & Post Harvest Considerations. You can register for these free lectures at nybeef.org/bqa-webinars.

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar: Integrating Alternative Forage into Your Feed Plan with K

September 18, 2020
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar: Integrating Alternative Forage into Your Feed Plan with K
Learning how to grow and graze with alternative forage methods is just one piece of the forage puzzle. How these forage production methods affect animal performance and product quality is arguably even more important. Dr. Kathy Soder, an animal scientist with USDA-ARS, will discuss how to integrate these forages into your ration plan during this free webinar. She will discuss what changes you can expect compared to feeding traditional hay or pasture, possible pitfalls, and ways to succeed. 

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop

September 22, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop
CCE Agriculture Program welcomes you to join us for a zoom presentation on Tuesday evenings, September 22nd and 29th from 6:30-8:00 PM. This training addresses the needs for small-scale poultry producers wanting to process under the NYS 1000 bird exemption. 

CORE Pesticide Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 22, 2020
9AM - 10:50AM

CORE Pesticide Training
Looking for DEC credits? Join CCE Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, for another opportunity to learn about current regulations, pest management and pesticide use. Special thanks to BAYER for sponsoring these trainings.

BQA Recertification Webinar: Pre-Weaning Calf Care

September 23, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BQA Recertification Webinar: Pre-Weaning Calf Care
BQA Recertification is required every 3 years. The NY Beef Council is offering three upcoming continuing education virtual classes which meet the requirements for re-certification. Topics include: Examining the Effectiveness of your Vaccination Protocol, Pre-Weaning Calf Care, and Direct Marketing Beef: Pre & Post Harvest Considerations. You can register for these free lectures at nybeef.org/bqa-webinars.

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Assessing your sugarbush and maintaining forest health

September 23, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Assessing your sugarbush and maintaining forest health
This workshop will focus on forest management skills for assessing the productive potential of your sugarbush. It will also discuss strategies for maintaining forest health and sap production.

CORE Pesticide Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 24, 2020
6PM - 7:50PM

CORE Pesticide Training
Looking for DEC credits? Join CCE Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, for another opportunity to learn about current regulations, pest management and pesticide use.

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop

September 29, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop
CCE Agriculture Program welcomes you to join us for a zoom presentation on Tuesday evenings, September 22nd and 29th from 6:30-8:00 PM. This training addresses the needs for small-scale poultry producers wanting to process under the NYS 1000 bird exemption. 

Determining Whether or Not Your Animal is Ready to Harvest

September 29, 2020
6pm - 8pm

Determining Whether or Not Your Animal is Ready to Harvest
As we quickly approach the fall season most of our livestock producers are eager to harvest their animals that they have been raising for the past 6 months to a year. This year there has been more of a bottle neck then previously due to the pandemic and concern of a meat shortage. There have been quite a few questions regarding how to determine if this project that was started is truly finished or needs more time on feed to get the most out of your animal. Please join us for an in depth workshop on determining if your animal is ready to be harvested or if you should keep on feed a few months longer. We will also discuss the target weight for each of the species- Lamb, goats, beef and swine. 

Proper Chainsaw Sharpening Techniques

September 29, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Proper Chainsaw Sharpening Techniques
Using a properly sharpened chainsaw is not only much more efficient, but also much safer to use than a dull one. The Proper Chainsaw Sharpening Techniques webinar will explain the sharpening process.

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Maple confections and new product opportunities

September 30, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Maple confections and new product opportunities
This workshop will focus on practices for making consistent, high-quality maple confections and also highlight new maple product opportunities.



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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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