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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.

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.

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.

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.

September 2022

Cover Crop Field Day 2022

September 9, 2022
12:30pm - 2pm
Providence Farm Collective
Orchard Park , NY

Join the SWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Program for a cover crop field day! Three cover crop plots consisting of sorghum sudangrass, teff, and buckwheat were seeded in mid-July, and this field day will evaluate their performance to date and provide opportunities to learn more about how they can fit into your operation. 

Managing Colostrum Supply: What Farm Management and Nutritional Factors are Associated with Colostrum Yield

September 14, 2022
4pm-5pm EST
Webinar

Ingestion of an adequate amount of high-quality colostrum is essential for the growth and health of newborn calves, yet many farms struggle to manage periods of low colostrum supply. This webinar will overview colostrum components and discuss findings from a recent study describing nutritional and farm management factors associated with colostrum production. Colostrum feeding and monitoring programs will also be covered in a panel discussion. This event is free of charge, but registration is required. 

Atrazine Update:WEBINAR

September 16, 2022
2pm - 4pm

Zoom webinar hosted by Syngenta providing an update on the current status of Atrazine and the impending comment period in the Federal Register. 

Finger Lakes Fiber Festival

September 17 - September 18, 2022
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Hemlock Fairgrounds
Hemlock, NY

Join us for shopping, classes, lectures, and demonstrations!

2022 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium on Grazing Management for Goats and Sheep

September 16 - September 17, 2022
Cornell University/Frank Morrison Hall
Ithaca, NY

Workshops
  • Pasture walk at the Cornell Solar Farms
  • Forage walk at the Cornell Forage Plots
  • Managed Grazing 101
  • Forage Basics
  • Making Grazing Management Decisions
  • Solving Problem Spots in your Pastures
  • Potential Tools for Managing Internal Parasites in Pastured Small Ruminants
  • Grazing Sheep on Solar Farms
  • Using Goats to Manage Vegetation Challenges and Enhance Grazing Environments and Landscape

See attachments for registration form and other information.

Fall 2022 CleanSweep NY **Registration deadline 9/19**

September 19, 2022
Falconer, Hornell, Watkins Glen & Castle Creek, NY

The Fall 2022 CleanSweepNY collection event will take place in Chautauqua, Steuben, Schuyler and Broome counties. Farmers and pesticide applicators/technicians from neighboring counties are encouraged to participate at one of these locations.


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DEC License CORE Training Series (BELMONT)

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Belmont, NY

DEC Pesticide Applicator License Training Series

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Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County in Belmont, NY

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February 28, 2024
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DEC Pesticide Applicator License Training Series

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Location: Town of Randolph Community Room - 72 Main Street, Randolph, NY 14772

Grasstravaganza 2024: PLANT GRAZE - Growing Resilient Grazing Systems

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Reporting Winter Storm Damage - It's Important!

Winter's here, and with that comes high winds, heavy snow loads, power outages, and damages that negatively impact your farm business. Katelyn Walley shares the importance of documenting damages and reporting them here, along with key contact information.