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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.


October 2020

2020 KSU Beef Stocker Virtual Field Day

October 1, 2020
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM EDT

2020 KSU Beef Stocker Virtual Field Day
Making alternative ration ingredient changes work, beef cattle market outlook and nutrition, management, and economic aspects of limit feeding are among topics planned for the 2020 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Virtual Field Day on Thursday, Oct. 1. The conference will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform.

Northeast SARE Presents a Webinar on Applying for Farmer Grants

October 6, 2020
12pm - 1pm

Northeast SARE Presents a Webinar on Applying for Farmer Grants
Northeast SARE is offering a free webinar on how to apply for a Farmer Grant. It is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m. Grant coordinator Candice Huber will provide an overview of the program and answer questions about Farmer Grant projects. She will be joined by NH farmer Jennifer Wilhelm (see project highlight below) who will share her experiences of applying for, receiving, and conducting Farmer Grant projects. Anyone requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate should contact the Northeast SARE office at northeastsare@uvm.edu or 802-651-8335 before Sept. 29, 2020.  

Wool Connect Conference

October 6 - October 8, 2020
2pm - 4pm EST

Wool Connect Conference
The Schneider Group - an international topmaker and buyer of American wool overseas - is planning a virtual meeting concerning sustainability and would like to see wool producers from all around the world take part on Oct. 6-8. The three-day event will consist of two-hour sessions each day filled with speakers from retail, the wool supply chain as well as other organizations and service suppliers to the wool industry. 

To Market, To Market

October 6, 2020
9am-Noon

This exciting six-week class will help you develop a product or service from start to finish! Local CCE Educators Mariane Kiraly, David Cox, Nicole Tommell, Laura Biasillo and Jim Barber have partnered to offer "To Market, To Market," a six-part series to be held virtually and in-person at four regional locations to make your learning experience comfortable, safe, and flexible.

Participants will learn how to develop and screen an idea, analyze current trends, develop a budget, consider cash flow, determine pricing, manage marketing and distribution, access funding, test a prototype, consider legalities, manage risk, navigate regulations, and much more. A logical, process-oriented curriculum will lead to dynamic business plans that create new economic opportunities in the region.

Design Your Succession Plan - Session 1

October 8, 2020
6:30pm - 8pm

Design Your Succession Plan - Session 1
"Empowering families to get started on their succession plan."
Online Zoom Series Coming to NYS!

Wool Classification Workshop

October 13, 2020
6pm - 8pm

This virtual event we will discuss the different types of fleeces there are and how they would be classified. Sheep producer's looking to sell their fiber this would be a great event to attend to learn what your sheep are producing and how to potentially market this undervalued product. 

Women Rooted in Agriculture: Virtual Farm Experience

October 14, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Women Rooted in Agriculture: Virtual Farm Experience
Join us for a virtual tour and conversation with a fellow Farm-Her Megan Burley during the Women Rooted in Agriculture: Virtual Farm Experience webinar. Megan and her husband Ryan have a grass-fed dairy operation in Western New York. Ryan is a second-generation dairy farmer who manages his family's 700 cow dairy. Megan is a full-time Ag Teacher who not only helps Ryan with all the miscellaneous items at the dairy but also runs a Berry/Fresh-Cut Flower business and is raising two young children.

BQA Recertification Webinar: Direct Marketing Beef: Pre & Post Harvest Considerations

October 14, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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.

Measuring Pasture Dry Matter - Different Methods

October 14, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Measuring Pasture Dry Matter - Different Methods
Join CCE of Delaware County for a meeting on methods of measuring pasture dry matter. Topics include: 1.) Results of 2020 On farm research using a Rising Plate Meter and Pasture Stick on Delaware County farms. 2.) Mini Pasture Walk - Larry Hepner will provide a 'Virtual Walk' of their sheep, goat, and fiber farm. 3.) Open Discussion (A chance for all participants to share their thoughts and ask questions of each other)


Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Setting up a maple tubing system

October 14, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Setting up a maple tubing system
This workshop will go over the basics of installing a maple tubing system including planning and installation methods.

"It's Always the Nutritionist's Fault!" Free Dairy Webinar

October 15, 2020
12:30pm EST; and 7pm EST

"It's Always the Nutritionist's Fault!"
Understanding Diets and Improving Communication on Your Dairy

Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest NY, North Country Region, and South Central NY Teams Present: A
FREE Webinar for Farmers and Dairy Nutritionists to Improve Communication

Join us for a live webinar Thursday, October 15, 2020; presented twice at 12:30 pm EST, and again at 7:00 pm EST.

Small Processor Opportunities in the Pandemic Era".

October 15, 2020
2-3pm EDT

Small Processor Opportunities in the Pandemic Era
The Coronavirus pandemic has created many challenges for small processors, but it has created many opportunities as well. Topics to be discussed include: 1.) Alternative meat sales channels that exist, and how companies in those channels have adapted to increased demand
2.) Expanding a producer customer base, as the shutdowns and reduced operations of the big packing plants have forced farmers to find alternate means to profit from their animals
3.) Finding a new consumer base, as companies that sold to the foodservice industry have to find new customers to replace the restaurants that have shut down or reduced their demand.

Small Processor Opportunities in the Pandemic Era

October 15, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Small Processor Opportunities in the Pandemic Era
The Coronavirus pandemic has created many challenges for small processors, but it has created many opportunities as well. As consumers see empty meat cases at grocery stores and hear reports about COVID-19 outbreaks in large meat plants, they may turn to other sources for their protein purchases. Topics to be discussed include: 1.) Alternative meat sales channels that exist, and how companies in those channels have adapted to increased demand. 2.) Expanding a producer customer base, as the shutdowns and reduced operations of the big packing plants have forced farmers to find alternate means to profit from their animals. 3.) Finding a new consumer base, as companies that sold to the foodservice industry have to find new customers to replace the restaurants that have shut down or reduced their demand.

On Farm Safety: Best Practices to Reduce on Farm Labor Injuries

October 15, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On Farm Safety: Best Practices to Reduce on Farm Labor Injuries
Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in America, and farmers are nearly twice as likely to die on the job as police officers. In order to stay safe while farming, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) will host an online workshop with New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH), and Ashley Pierce (Owner and Operator of Home at Last Farm) as a guest speakers on October 15th , 2020 on the topic of mitigating the most common on farm injuries.

Design Your Succession Plan - Session 2

October 15, 2020
6:30pm - 8pm

"Empowering families to get started on their succession plan."
Online Zoom Series Coming to NYS!

NY State Sheep and Wool Festival

October 15 - October 18, 2020
9am

NY State Sheep and Wool Festival
The 2020 NYS Sheep & Wool Virtual Festival is Oct. 15 - Oct. 18, and will feature many of your favorite Rhinebeck activities - all from the comfort of your own home. All workshops will be held live. For more information, visit: https://www.virtual.sheepandwool.com/40yearsofrhinebeck/welcomehome

CALF AND HEIFER MANAGEMENT ONLINE COURSE

October 16, 2020

The Calf and Heifer Management Online Course will cover basic calf and heifer management principles led by staff from Cornell University and industry researchers. It is designed for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their knowledge of calf and heifer management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management, but not necessarily in calf and heifer management. 

Cornell Nutrition Conference

October 19 - October 22, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT Daily

Cornell Nutrition Conference
82nd Annual Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers - Now Virtual!
October 19 - 22, 2020
10:00AM - 2:00PM EDT Daily via Zoom

For 82 years, the Cornell Nutrition Conference has provided industry leading research and information across the spectrum of animal nutrition to feed industry professionals and nutritional consultants.

Registration:
Full Event - $100
Elanco Pre-Conference Symposium only - $50

In addition to the daily live feed, all registrants will receive access to electronic proceedings and a mobile event app with exclusive content and networking opportunities. Join us live each day or watch sessions on-demand later.

Virtual: Swine Production 101

October 20, 2020
6pm - 8pm

Virtual: Swine Production 101
The swine production 101 workshop will be held virtual. We will discuss the basics of raising swine and go over the proper nutrition and animal husbandry that is required to achieve your greatest potential for your herd. This is a beginner's course.

Solar Leasing: Ten Things You Should Know Before Leasing Land for Solar Development

October 20, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Solar Leasing: Ten Things You Should Know Before Leasing Land for Solar Development
Landowners facing a decision on whether or not to lease or sell their property should have a good idea of what they are giving up and what they are gaining before they sign a lease or sale option. The Solar Leasing: Ten Things You Should Know Before Leasing Your Land for Solar Development webinar will be a conversation about solar leases and what landowners should understand before leasing.

H-2B: Navigating the Maze - Seasonal Business Labor and Immigration Webinar Series

October 20, 2020
9am-10:30am

H-2B: Navigating the Maze
Tuesday, October 20 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
• H-2B 101: The 2021 Process
• H-2B DOL and USCIS Compliance Requirements
• How to Prepare for an H-2B Government Audit
Register Here
Seasonal Business Labor and Immigration Webinar Series put on by Harris Beach PLLC

Herbicide Resistant Weed Control Virtual Field Day

October 21, 2020
11am-1pm

Herbicide Resistant Weed Control Virtual Field Day
Join us on October 21 for a virtual demonstration and walking tour of 16 different pre- and post-emergence treatments in soybean and 10 different treatments and combinations in corn.

  • Tall waterhemp and marestail are two weeds that are resistant to glyphosate and ALS herbicide modes of action in the WNY and Finger Lakes regions.
  • Each year the number of acres with resistant weed populations expands.
  • For herbicides to be an effective tool in weed management, we have to know what chemistries & application timings are most effective against these resistant weeds.

Webinar links will be shared the day prior to the event by the email you register with.

Requirements to attend a Zoom webinar:

  • Device with internet access (desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile)
  • Before joining a zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download zoom for free by going to the Zoom website and clicking on Sign Up, It's Free button. 

Design Your Succession Plan - Session 3

October 22, 2020
6:30pm - 8pm

"Empowering families to get started on their succession plan."
Online Zoom Series Coming to NYS!

Beef Quality Assurance Training Hosted by CCE Chautauqua

October 24, 2020
10am - 3pm
Ellington, NY

Beef Quality Assurance Training Hosted by CCE Chautauqua
An in-person Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training will be hosted by Chautauqua County and Butternut Brook Livestock on Saturday, October 24th from 10:00am - 3:00pm. This training will consist of a lecture followed by a chute-side demonstration. Butternut Brook Livestock looks forward to hosting fellow beef producers for this Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training and will share how they manage their beef herd. The cost to attend the training will be $15 per adult or $8 per youth. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required by October 17th by contacting Lisa Kempisty, Extension Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County at ljk4@cornell.edu, or 716-664-9502 Ext 203. Space is limited. Make your reservation today! 

2020 Fall Beef Meeting

October 26, 2020
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m

2020 Fall Beef Meeting
2020 has been a challenging year for beef farmers with many new external challenges facing you. Although important, there is little you can do about challenges such as COVID-19 market disruptions or a shortage of processing capacity. This meeting will look at two important management opportunities that every farmer can impact on their own farms to increase their farms profitability: reproduction and determining market readiness.

Virtual: Sheep & Goat Production 101

October 27, 2020
6pm - 8pm

Virtual: Sheep & Goat Production 101
Sheep and goat farms are becoming more common over the past few years. There has been quite a few questions being asked across the board when it comes to these two small ruminants. This virtual workshop will go over the basics of raising sheep and goats. This course is open to all areas of expertise but please know we will cover the majority of beginner topics. 

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Strategies for regenerating a healthy sugarbush

October 28, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Strategies for regenerating a healthy sugarbush
This workshop will discuss strategies for growing the next generation's sugarbush with a focus on newly developed methods to exclude deer from timber harvests.

Fall Round Up for Livestock Producers, 2020

October 29, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Fall Round Up for Livestock Producers, 2020
Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators Ashley Pierce, Aaron Gabriel, and Dayton Maxwell, who are hosting Fall Round Up for Livestock Producers, 2020. This dynamic and slightly humorous group will be discussing strategies for overwintering pastures in combination with management guidelines for helping livestock enter the winter season with adequate body condition. Farm visioning, mission development, and farm goal setting will conclude the one-hour program.

Design Your Succession Plan - Session 4

October 29, 2020
6:30pm - 8pm

"Empowering families to get started on their succession plan."
Online Zoom Series Coming to NYS!

Farmer's Markets - Identifying and Overcoming Consumer Obstacles

October 30, 2020
10am-11am

The toolkit identified obstacles to customers and proposed some potential solutions. This session will highlight both an urban and rural farmers market and initiatives that they implemented. We'll learn how they designed programs and services to meet the needs of their customers to encourage continued shopping.

November 2020

Agrability/Life Project 1890 Land Grant Institution Virtual Workshop

November 2 - November 12, 2020
November 2nd, 5th, 9th, and 12th at 11am and 3pm

North Carolina AgrAbility/NCA&T University (host), the National AgrAbility Project (NAP), and the Legacy Innovation Farming Economics (LIFE) Project, are pleased to invite you to a virtual 1890 Land Grant Institution Workshop! The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize the viewers, in particular underserved or socially disadvantaged agricultural workers, with AgrAbility's services, as well as the services of LIFE Project partners (Legacy Farming and Health Group, Peoples Foundation, and the National AgrAbility Project). In addition, the programs and activities of several cooperating organizations that strive to improve the quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and military veterans in agriculture will be highlighted.








Price Risk Management for Dairy Farmers - Session One

November 3, 2020
7pm - 9pm

Following the abrupt downturn in milk markets during the spring and summer of 2020 and nearly an
entire year of lower-than-expected milk prices resulting from the global pandemic, dairy farmers have a renewed interest in managing the price side of the business.

"Feeder Online School/Escuela en línea para Alimentadores"

November 3, 2020
November 3, 5, 10, and 12; 1-2:30 pm

The Feeder Online School is a 2 part program offered in Spanish and English. The same presentations will be offered in both the English and Spanish sessions. Each day of Feeder Online School will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET. The session in English will take place on November 3rd and 5th, 2020. The session in Spanish will take place on November 10th and 12th, 2020.

La Escuela en Línea para Alimentadores es un programa de 2 partes que se ofrece en español e inglés. Las mismas presentaciones se ofrecerán en las sesiones en inglés y en español. Cada día de Escuela en Línea para Alimentadores se llevará a cabo de 1:00 pm a 2:30 pm ET. La sesión en inglés tendrá lugar los días 3 y 5 de noviembre de 2020. La sesión en español tendrá lugar los días 10 y 12 de noviembre de 2020.

Navigating Farm Family Relationships During Business Succession Planning

November 5, 2020
7pm-8:15pm

Farming with family members can be one of the most emotionally taxing experiences a person may en-counter, especially when familial relationships get in the way of managing and leading the business. A Northeast farmer once jokingly said, "Working with family should be against the law."
Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County and the Capital Area Ag & Hort Program's Farm Business Management Educator Dayton Maxwell, Chris Tauzel of the New York State Agricultural Mediation Program and members of NY FarmNet's staff to learn how families can improve relationships to facilitate succession planning and long-term business continuation. 

"Feeder Online School/Escuela en línea para Alimentadores"

November 5, 2020
November 3, 5, 10, and 12; 1-2:30 pm

The Feeder Online School is a 2 part program offered in Spanish and English. The same presentations will be offered in both the English and Spanish sessions. Each day of Feeder Online School will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET. The session in English will take place on November 3rd and 5th, 2020. The session in Spanish will take place on November 10th and 12th, 2020.

La Escuela en Línea para Alimentadores es un programa de 2 partes que se ofrece en español e inglés. Las mismas presentaciones se ofrecerán en las sesiones en inglés y en español. Cada día de Escuela en Línea para Alimentadores se llevará a cabo de 1:00 pm a 2:30 pm ET. La sesión en inglés tendrá lugar los días 3 y 5 de noviembre de 2020. La sesión en español tendrá lugar los días 10 y 12 de noviembre de 2020.

2020 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting - TRANSLATING VISIONARY SCIENCE TO PRACTICE

November 9 - November 13, 2020

WELCOME!

The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America will host thousands of scientists, professionals, educators, and students from around the world at our virtual Annual Meeting. This year's International Annual Meeting, "Translating Visionary Science to Practice," previously to be held on November 8-11, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, will now be offered virtually November 9-13, 2020.

In connection with our Annual Meeting theme of "Translating Visionary Science to Practice", this virtual format presents us with exciting opportunities to connect worldwide.

This premier virtual scientific meeting provides networking opportunities, scientific abstracts, oral and poster sessions, an exhibit hall, technical workshops, and professional tours. Plus, there's a career center, graduate and undergraduate programs, distinguished lecturers, awards, continuing education units (CEU's), prizes, and more!

We invite you to discover, disseminate, and collaborate at the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting!

Register today!

Helping Farmers Markets Adapt to Current Consumer Trends - Marketing Strategies for Outreach

November 10, 2020
11am - 12:30pm

Helping Farmers Markets Adapt to Current Consumer Trends - Marketing Strategies for Outreach
Marketing your market is important to success, but often a misunderstood concept. Lindsay will help us to develop a marketing plan that will reach your target audience and grow your customer base. Participants will come away with a comprehensive marketing plan and marketing checklist to help them keep on track with their marketing efforts.

Down to Earth: Virtual Silvopasture Workshop

November 10, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Down to Earth: Virtual Silvopasture Workshop
With growing interest and opportunities for silvopasturing (integrated forage, timber and livestock production), what are the steps and key considerations for its successful integration in to land management strategies? Brett Chedzoy (CCE Schuyler County) will share the contributions of silvopasturing to his own family's farms, and his recommendations for others to adopt this innovative agroforestry system.

Price Risk Management for Dairy Farmers - Session Two

November 10, 2020
7pm - 9pm

Following the abrupt downturn in milk markets during the spring and summer of 2020 and nearly an
entire year of lower-than-expected milk prices resulting from the global pandemic, dairy farmers have a renewed interest in managing the price side of the business.

"Feeder Online School/Escuela en línea para Alimentadores"

November 10, 2020
November 3, 5, 10, and 12; 1-2:30 pm

The Feeder Online School is a 2 part program offered in Spanish and English. The same presentations will be offered in both the English and Spanish sessions. Each day of Feeder Online School will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET. The session in English will take place on November 3rd and 5th, 2020. The session in Spanish will take place on November 10th and 12th, 2020.

La Escuela en Línea para Alimentadores es un programa de 2 partes que se ofrece en español e inglés. Las mismas presentaciones se ofrecerán en las sesiones en inglés y en español. Cada día de Escuela en Línea para Alimentadores se llevará a cabo de 1:00 pm a 2:30 pm ET. La sesión en inglés tendrá lugar los días 3 y 5 de noviembre de 2020. La sesión en español tendrá lugar los días 10 y 12 de noviembre de 2020.

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Tips for top quality, high flavor syrup

November 11, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Tips for top quality, high flavor syrup
This workshop will discuss the basic science of maple flavor, control points for preventing off flavor and methods for improving flavor.

"Feeder Online School/Escuela en línea para Alimentadores"

November 12, 2020
November 3, 5, 10, and 12; 1-2:30 pm

The Feeder Online School is a 2 part program offered in Spanish and English. The same presentations will be offered in both the English and Spanish sessions. Each day of Feeder Online School will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET. The session in English will take place on November 3rd and 5th, 2020. The session in Spanish will take place on November 10th and 12th, 2020.

La Escuela en Línea para Alimentadores es un programa de 2 partes que se ofrece en español e inglés. Las mismas presentaciones se ofrecerán en las sesiones en inglés y en español. Cada día de Escuela en Línea para Alimentadores se llevará a cabo de 1:00 pm a 2:30 pm ET. La sesión en inglés tendrá lugar los días 3 y 5 de noviembre de 2020. La sesión en español tendrá lugar los días 10 y 12 de noviembre de 2020.

Getting on the Land: Lease or Own?

November 14, 2020
9am - 10am

Getting on the Land: Lease or Own?
If just getting into farming, the biggest question is: "should I lease or own the land?" For established farms, leasing land can be an opportunity to keep land in production and provide supplemental income. Join CCE Erie for a facilitated conversation on Saturday, November 14th, 9:00am - 10:00am, to learn more about lease terms, lessons learned, and search strategies for infrastructure needs. Bring your questions for a live Q and A session. This event is for both aspiring land lessees/buyers, and current landowners. You can register for the event at: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/TenureOptionsEvent_214

Sheep Farm Evolution

November 16, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Sheep Farm Evolution
Ashley McFarland, Area Specialist with the Central NY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team, will tell us about growing up on a sheep farm and how that shaped her current farming enterprise. Over the years, most of us adapt and evolve our style of farming to fit our lifestyle, other jobs, other family members and our beliefs. What can we learn from listening to other people's stories? Do you have someone you would like to hear from?

Risk Management Programs for the Livestock Enterprise

November 17, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Risk Management Programs for the Livestock Enterprise
Join CCE's Central NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team to learn about programs offered by USDA Risk Management Agency to help offset risk on the livestock and as a whole farm plan. This webinar is designed to assist producers in understanding and finding value in managing downside market disruption with risk tools available. We will have Tristan Peterson and his team members from Certified Crops Advisors on hand to educate our producers on the programs.

H-2A: Getting the Agricultural Workers You Need Legally - Seasonal Business Labor and Immigration

November 17, 2020
9am-10:30am

H-2A: Getting the Agricultural Workers You Need Legally
Tuesday, November 17 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
• H-2A 101: The 2021 Process
• H-2B Employer Obligations and Compliance Requirements
• What constitutes "agricultural" employment?
• Do you qualify for H-2A or H-2B?
• Can Dairy Farms participate in H-2A?
• Navigating the DOL's "Single Employer Test" in H-2A - is year-round employment still possible?
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Seasonal Business Labor and Immigration Webinar Series put on by Harris Beach PLLC

USDA Series - Cattle and Carcass Training

November 17 - December 15, 2020
Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 15; 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host a series of four webinars with guest speakers from three regional USDA Cattle and Carcass Training Centers (CCTCs), the CME Group, and USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). These free webinars begin Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, and are targeted to cattle producers, feeders, and others in the U.S. fed beef supply chain who want to better understand the reporting, delivery, and grading of feeder cattle, live cattle, and carcasses, particularly relating to CME live cattle futures.

Virtual Labor Roadshow IV offered by the Ag Workforce Development Council

November 18 - November 24, 2020

Ag Workforce Development Council is hosting Labor Roadshow IV as a virtual event. A series of five one to two-hour webinars will be held online through Zoom at noon on November 18, 19, 20, 23, and 24. Cost is $55 per person to attend all five webinars and to receive links to the webinar recordings. Register at tinyurl.com/LaborRoadshowIV. New York Labor Road Show IV is an opportunity to learn about regulation changes and how to best position your business for compliance and success. Several important changes to state regulations occurred in 2020 that farm employers need to understand, including which employees are covered by overtime and day-of-rest, and which can be designated as family members or exempt employees. 

Optimizing Winter Shelter for Small Ruminants

November 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Optimizing Winter Shelter for Small Ruminants
The Optimizing Winter Shelter for Small Ruminants webinar will discuss sheep and goat housing basic needs with a focus on winter management and how to best optimize current set ups. This webinar is hosted by Penn State University.

Beef Cattle Nutrition 101

November 24, 2020
6pm - 8pm

Beef Cattle Nutrition 101
This program targets commercial and seedstock producers, the workshop is targeted for beginners in the beef industry. Our guest speaker is Dr. Michael Baker, PAS, PhD, and Beef Cattle Extension Specialist for Cornell University. Dr. Baker will focus on the nutrition requirements that beef cattle require from birth to finish.

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Sugar Maple Research & Extension Welcome to the Cornell Maple P

November 24, 2020
7pm - 8pm

Virtual Fall Maple Workshop Series - Sugar Maple Research & Extension Welcome to the Cornell Maple P
This workshop will focus on methods of maintaining and fine tuning your maple tubing system to maximize production including tap hole sanitation and vacuum management.



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Upcoming Events

QuickBooks for Farmers

September 20, 2021
September 27, 2021
October 4, 2021
October 11, 2021
October 18, 2021
October 25, 2021

Learn the software's basic features, such as
sales tax, inventory, invoicing, adjustments, and year-end procedures.

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Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Training

October 19, 2021
October 21, 2021

The Farm Disaster Preparation program will help farm owners plan for and manage disasters that might occur.  This program focuses on practical pre-disaster education and preparedness, regarding farm equipment safety on the road, fire or structure collapse, storm and wind damage, criminal activity, farm chemical risks and biosecurity.  Farms that complete the Farm Disaster Preparation training will receive a certificate to provide to their insurer and may be eligible for a credit or discount toward the farm's annual insurance premium.  The value of the credit or discount will vary according to individual policies and policyholder circumstances but can be up to a 10 percent discount.

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 13, 2021 : Session 1: Tax Planning, Goals, and Foundations

A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer. 

October 20, 2021 : Session 2: Understanding the Schedule F, Depreciation, Profit/Loss Determinations

A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer.

October 27, 2021 : Session 3: Income Tax Planning Strategies and Timelines

A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer.

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