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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). 

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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.

September 2023

2023 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting

September 1, 2023
1pm - 3pm
Hillcrest Homestead LLC
Caneadea , NY

2023 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting

Do you grow corn silage? Join us at Hillcrest Homestead LLC for a Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meeting! Topics covered in this discussion based meeting include particle size, packing density, inoculant use, agronomics, and much more. This event is free, so bring your corn silage questions!

Social Media Basics and Tomato Tasting

September 7, 2023
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Schul Farmstead
Sandborn, NY

Social Media Basics and Tomato Tasting

The Good Farmers Guild of WNY invites you to a two-part event, Social Media Basics & Tomato Tasting. At 4:30 pm, Aurora Schul Schunk will teach farmers social media basics, and the tomato tasting will start at 5:30. Come to one or both parts of this two-part event!

Empire Livestock Plans for the Future, Presented by new owner Heidi Nicholas

September 13, 2023
6:30pm
Lakewood Fireman's Training Grounds
Lakewood, NY

Everyone interested in learning more about marketing livestock is invited to attend. 

Our guest speaker will be Heidi Nicholas, new owner of the 6 Empire Livestock sale barns and co-owner with her husband Gene of Nicholas Meats, an 800 head/day slaughterhouse near Loganton, Pa. Heidi and Gene also have over 20,000 head on feed at various lots from NY through the west. Heidi will join us to talk about her vision and plan for Empire Livestock, including the ramping up of beef marketing sales, renovation of barns, bringing in out of state buyers, board sales and more. 

Grazing Dairy Technology Farm Tour

September 14, 2023
1pm-3pm
Cottonwood Farms, LLC
Pavilion, NY

Grazing Dairy Technology Farm Tour

At this free event, we will learn how the Tillotsons' multigenerational Cottonwood Farms manages their organic grazing system in conjunction with their automated milking system.  We will also hear about their soil health and conservation practices. Tillotson will also be able to speak about his experience embracing other technologies to help manage the farm and implement sustainable practices.

Virtual Broiler Field Day

September 20, 2023
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Virtual Broiler Field Day

Learn the ins and outs of setting up your processing equipment, processing chickens, adding value through cuts, and pricing your chicken to make a profit!

Is Grazing Sheep Beneath Solar Arrays and Opportunity for Your Future?

September 25, 2023
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Livingston County Murray Hill office campus
Mt. Morris, NY

Is Grazing Sheep Beneath Solar Arrays and Opportunity for Your Future?

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
12pm-1pm
Virtual - Zoom

Technology for Grazing Dairies Webinar

Join us for this free webinar!  Brought to you by the dairy specialists of CCE NWNY and SWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Programs.


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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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