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August 2022

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

August 2, 2022
11am CST

-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
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

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

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

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

  • 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.

October 2022

Maple Syrup Workshop

October 3, 2022
5pm - 8pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben
Bath, NY

Maple Syrup Workshop

Are you new to maple syrup production or an experienced sugarmaker interested in improving your operation? Join Cornell University Maple Specialist, Aaron Wightman, for an evening of maple syrup production tips and research updates. A variety of topics for a range of skill levels will be presented through a combination of slides, hands-on exercises, and demonstrations. Active participation and discussions are encouraged.

Questions regarding workshop content can be directed to Aaron Wightman,

To register call 607-664-2300 or email 

Business Planning for Beginning Farmers

October 5, 2022
6pm - 8pm
JCC Carnahan Building
Jamestown, NY

Business plans for farms are often viewed as yet another chore to do and usually result in dusty binders taking up space on the office shelf. This discussion based workshop will walk you through the mental exercise of planning your future agricultural adventures. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the use of a business plan, the essential components, and a "to-do" list of things to think about to inform future planning efforts. Additional opportunities for one-on-one follow up will also be offered. FSA Borrower credits may be made available for your attendance. This workshop will be taught by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader and Farm Business Management Specialist from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science and Ag Business Management, and owns and operates a diversified livestock farm.

FAMACHA and Internal Parasite IPM Training at Mitrowski House Farm, Machias NY

October 6, 2022
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Mitrowski House Farm
Machias, NY

FAMACHA and Internal Parasite IPM Training at Mitrowski House Farm, Machias NY

Join Amy Barkley of the SWNYDLFC Team and Lynn Bliven of CCE Allegany for a comprehensive, hands-on FAMACHA training. We will review common internal parasites of sheep and goats, anti-parasitic drug classes and the use of Integrated Pest Management to reduce resistance in parasite populations, and pasture management for optimal forage production and limiting of potential parasite burdens. 

American Dairy Goat Association National Convention

October 1 - October 7, 2022
Ramada by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center
Syracuse, NY

The NYS Dairy Goat Breeders Association and ADGA will be hosting the AMERICAN DAIRY GOAT ASSOCIATION'S 2022 National Convention on October 1-7, 2022 at the Ramada by Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center in Syracuse, NY.  This conference will host hundreds of dairy goat breeders from across the USA, Canada, Mexico and other countries and is open to anyone interested in the dairy goat industry and dairy goat products.

General programming will be held daily with an almost unlimited number of seminars and workshops featuring topics related to all areas of raising, breeding and keeping dairy goats from basic to the newest trends and technology. There will be workshops for people wanting to start a commercial goat dairy as well as for hobbyists and dairy goat breeders. There is a huge tradeshow area with vendors, craftsmen and other goat related businesses promoting and offering their products. 

Fall Update on the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak

October 12, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom - Online Webinar

Fall Update on the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is still circulating in the US, with the number of cases in both commercial and backyard flocks increasing as we head into fall. All poultry famers, hobbyists, and enthusiasts are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension's Livestock Program Work Team and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets to learn more about this disease, what we know so far about the current outbreak, and how we should prepare moving into the heart of the fall migration.

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training at Town Line Livestock in Perrysburg, NY

October 15, 2022
9am - 2pm
Perrysburg Volunteer Fire Co / Town Line Livestock
Perrysburg, NY

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training at Town Line Livestock in Perrysburg, NY

This nationwide training and certification program arms beef producers with the tools they need to make sound management decisions for the health of their cattle, the safety of their customers, and the quality of their beef.

Young Farmer's Coalition Board of Director Elections and Potluck

October 23, 2022
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Grange Hall, Corfu, NY
Corfu, NY

Young Farmer's Coalition Board of Director Elections and Potluck

The first official chapter meeting of the Young Farmer's Coalition of WNY will decide the leadership going into 2023 and will feature a potluck with ample time for socializing with other farmers in the community. Farmers of all ages and seasons are invited to the meeting and run for a position on the board.

Free Mental Health First Aid Trainings for Ag Communities of New York State

October 18 - October 19, 2022October 21, 2022
October 25, 2022
November 2, 2022
November 7 - November 8, 2022
*Check the list for dates and locations*

Did you know that farmers are more likely than the general population to die by suicide?

NY FarmNet is collaborating with county Cornell Cooperative Extension offices this fall to offer free, full day, in person Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses. Farmers, agribusiness workers, and anyone who interacts with the agricultural community in New York is encouraged to attend. Trainings run from 8am to 5pm, and lunch will be provided from a local eatery with a one hour break. 

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. You'll build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to those who are struggling. You'll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

NY Sheep and Goat Producers

October 27, 2022

Please join USDA /APHIS /VS Small Ruminant Health staff and NY VS staff for a National Scrapie Eradication Program Update

October 27, 2022, 7 pm - 9 pm
via zoom- link will be provided with RSVP

Dr Charles Gaiser and Dr Linda Detwiler will give a brief overview of the scrapie program and review regulations regarding tagging. 
A question-and-answer period will follow.

To RSVP please email
To receive the link to the ZOOM meeting 

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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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