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September 2021

2021 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings - Springville Location

September 1, 2021
10am - 12noon
Blesy Farms LLC
Springville, NY

2021 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings - Springville Location

Join Cornell PRO-DAIRY Forage Specialist, Joe Lawrence, to discuss pre-harvest considerations for corn silage production. Topics that will be covered in this discussion style meeting will include harvest season safety, the importance of whole plant dry matter, chopper set-up for kernel processing and particle size, ensiling considerations and tips for success, molds and toxins, agronomics, and more depending on attendee interest.

2021 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings - Arkport Location

September 1, 2021
2pm - 4pm
Lismore Dairy
Arkport, NY

2021 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings - Arkport Location

Join Cornell PRO-DAIRY Forage Specialist, Joe Lawrence, to discuss pre-harvest considerations for corn silage production. Topics that will be covered in this discussion style meeting will include harvest season safety, the importance of whole plant dry matter, chopper set-up for kernel processing and particle size, ensiling considerations and tips for success, molds and toxins, agronomics, and more depending on attendee interest.

Pasture Walk at Valley View Devons

September 9, 2021
6:00 - 8:00pm
Valley View Devons
Mount Morris, NY

Pasture Walk at Valley View Devons

Join the NWNY Team for a pasture walk at Valley View Devons, the farm of Phil Race and Sharon Pierce. They raise Devon cattle, pastured pigs and laying hens on rotationally grazed pasture and have worked closely with JoBeth Bellanca with NRCS for farm improvement cost share opportunities. Registration is required by September 7th.

2021 Southern Tier Wool Pool - Morris, NY

September 10, 2021
11am - 4pm on September 10th and 8am - 2pm on September 11th
Otsego County Fair Grounds

2021 Southern Tier Wool Pool - Morris, NY

The Southern Tier Sheep and Wool Grower's annual wool pool will be Friday, September 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Otsego County Fair Grounds, Morris, NY. Only clean white wool, both good clean and off-sorts/short wool, will be accepted.

Empire Livestock 2021 Yearly Board Sale, Saturday, September 11th, Bath NY

September 11, 2021
Empire Bath Sale Barn
Bath, NY

Empire Livestock 2021 Yearly Board Sale, Saturday, September 11th, Bath NY

This sale will consist of 9 lots consisting of 300 head of USDA graded beef cattle as well as a set of exposed Angus Heifers. Cattle have been vaccinated using modified live vaccines for IBR, BRSV, PI3, BVD, and clostridia, and pasteurella, and have been de-wormed. 

Hybrid FAMACHA Training on September 15th 7pm-9pm and 21st (2pm-4pm or 6:30pm-8:30pm)

September 15, 2021
September 15th 7pm-9pm and September 21st (2pm-4pm or 6:30pm-8:30pm)
Online Webinar - Zoom and Wild Geese Farm in Franklinville
Franklinville, NY

Hybrid FAMACHA Training on September 15th 7pm-9pm and 21st (2pm-4pm or 6:30pm-8:30pm)

This hybrid trainings includes a virtual lecture on September 15th and an in-person hands-on lab on September 21st. You must attend both sessions to receive certification and your FAMACHA card. Please register in advance by contacting Lynn Bliven at 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or lao3@cornell.edu.

On-Farm Poultry Processing

September 17, 2021
Zoom

This course is appropriate for all levels. It is intended for producers just getting started with on-farm poultry processing, but even those who have been processing poultry for years will likely learn new techniques and ideas for improving the safety of the meat they sell.

https://smallfarms.cornell.edu...

Starting at Square One

September 17, 2021
Zoom

This course was designed to assist new and aspiring farmers in taking the first steps in thinking through farm start-up (whether you already have land access or not).

https://smallfarms.cornell.edu...

QuickBooks for Farmers

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

Zoom

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

https://smallfarms.cornell.edu...

Reading the Land

September 21, 2021
September 28, 2021
October 5, 2021
October 12, 2021

Zoom

Learn how to read the land as you walk across
it, and how to conduct various biological practices, with this new 4-week
intensive

https://smallfarms.cornell.edu...

CCE Flock Talks - Summer Issues Recap, Bring your Questions

September 22, 2021
7pm - 8pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

CCE Flock Talks - Summer Issues Recap, Bring your Questions

Join CCE Specialists and Educators from across the state as we discuss the most common flock-related questions of 2021. The educator panel will be accepting and answering your questions live!

 

In Our Own Backyard: a journey from sheep to woven fabric in NYS

September 23, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Webinar

In Our Own Backyard: a journey from sheep to woven fabric in NYS

Join the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Animal Fiber Team, together with three folks who are part of this amazing supply chain, on Thursday evening September 26th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm for an online event hosted by New York State Textile Month (NYTM) to hear their stories (followed by a Q&A).

Preventing Avian Influenza Introductions: Focus on the Big Risks

September 23, 2021
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Online Webinar

Preventing Avian Influenza Introductions: Focus on the Big Risks

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting a free webinar called "Preventing Avian Influenza Introductions: Focus on the Big Risks", which will introduce the concept of mitigating risks of avian influenza in commercial flocks.

Beef Expo

September 24 - September 25, 2021
Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm
Lott Farms
Seneca Falls, NY

Beef Expo Weekend

We have an awesome line-up of speakers and demos to keep the whole family busy! Lunch at noon (at attendee's expense). Multiple presentations going on at the same time - you pick which topic interests you! Speakers for the juniors too.


NYFVI Project Outreach: Transition Cow On-Farm Tour

September 28, 2021
10am-12pm
Hemdale Farms
Seneca Castle, NY

Hemdale Farms is proud to host a farm tour focusing on cow comfort and transition cow facilities as it relates to a NY Farm Viability Institute grant project over the last two years. CCE Regional Dairy Specialists will go over results and benchmarks from assessments of these areas from all 15 farms involved in the study, and Hemdale will share areas they've worked to improve related to fresh and transition cow comfort, as well as give a farm tour and answer questions about their robotic  operation. 

The tour is FREE to all participants, but registration is required. 

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October 2021

Healthy, Hardy Heifers! Virtual Series Fall 2021

October 1, 2021
October 8, 2021
October 15, 2021
October 22, 2021
October 29, 2021
November 5, 2021
November 12, 2021
November 19, 2021

Fridays from 12pm-12:45pm
Zoom

Healthy, Hardy Heifers! Virtual Series Fall 2021

CCE Regional Ag Teams are excited to offer this NEW heifer series! Join us VIRTUALLY for an 8-week series on heifer management topics from post-weaning to calving! This series will be offered virtually via Zoom every Friday starting October 1st, 2021, at 12:00 pm EST. Sessions will be ~30 - 45 minutes in length, with a question period at the end.

Hoard's Dairyman Webinars

October 11, 2021
November 8, 2021
December 13, 2021
January 10, 2022
February 14, 2022

1pm-2pm
Webinar

Hoard's Dairyman Webinars

The award-winning Hoard's Dairyman webinar series takes place the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m., EST. Hosted by the energetic Mike Hutjens of the University of Illinois, each short, one-hour webinar will include nationally-known and carefully selected presenters who will discuss the most relevant topics and challenges faced by dairy producers across the country. During the presentation, webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter and engage in thought-provoking discussions. If unable to attend a webinar, they will be recorded and can be accessed later at http://www.hoards.com/webinars. Our webinars are approved for continuing education units (CEU) from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Each hour-long webinar will earn one CEU. Archives are available back to 2011. 

Just one hour. That's all you need to take part in the Hoard's Dairyman monthly webinar series and you won't even have to leave your office.

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Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 13, 2021 : Session 1: Tax Planning, Goals, and Foundations
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

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. 

FAMACHA and Fecal Egg Count Training at Jamestown Community College

October 16, 2021
10:30am - 3:00pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County at the JCC Carnahan Center
Jamestown, NY

FAMACHA  and Fecal Egg Count Training at Jamestown Community College

An in-person FAMACHA training and Fecal Egg Count will be held on October 16th at the Jamestown Campus of Jamestown Community College from 10:30am - 3:00pm. Please register in advance by contacting Lisa Kempisty at 716-664-9502 Ext 203 or ljk4@cornell.edu.

New York State Sheep & Wool Festival

October 16 - October 17, 2021
Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm
Dutchess Fairgrounds
Rhinebeck, NY

This year's event will be a combination of on-site and online.

Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Training

October 19, 2021
October 21, 2021

6pm - 9pm
Zoom

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 20, 2021 : Session 2: Understanding the Schedule F, Depreciation, Profit/Loss Determinations
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

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.

Pasture Walk at Kramer Farms LLC

October 25, 2021
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kramer Farms LLC
Holland, NY

Pasture Walk at Kramer Farms LLC

Join Fay Benson, former dairyman and current Cornell Small Dairy Support Specialist; Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist; and Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, as they walk with the Kramers around their pastured dairy operation to learn about pasture compaction, late fall pasture management, transitioning from pasture to winter feeds, pasture economics, and winter cattle welfare considerations.

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 27, 2021 : Session 3: Income Tax Planning Strategies and Timelines
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

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.

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN - Pasture Walk at Heaven Scent Farm

October 29, 2021
1pm - 3pm
Heaven Scent Jerseys
Bath, NY

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN - Pasture Walk at Heaven Scent Farm

Join Fay Benson, former dairyman and current Cornell Small Dairy Support Specialist; Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist; and Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, as they walk with the Stewart Family around their pastured dairy operation to learn about pasture compaction, late fall pasture management, transitioning from pasture to winter feeds, pasture economics, and winter cattle welfare considerations.

Calf and Heifer Management Online Course

October 29, 2021
Online Course

This 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. 

November 2021

Annie's Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

November 1, 2021
Mondays & Thursdays, November 1st - 16th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Annie's Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

Annie's Project is a six-week online experience designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Annie's Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming, or agri-business, or part of the food system for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in sustainable agriculture. 

Improving Milkability Without Testing Equipment

November 2, 2021
3PM ET
Zoom

Improving Milkability Without Testing Equipment

This webinar will help you train yourself to "see" what is happening in a milking parlor or barn. Learn how to improve the milkability of cows without using milking system testing equipment. Simple observations can lead to focusing on issues that will improve both milk quality and milk quantity.

This one-hour educational offering begins at 2 p.m. Central time (3PM Eastern Standard Time) on November 2, 2021.

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Transition Cow Tuesdays Webinar Series

November 2, 2021
November 9, 2021
November 16, 2021
November 23, 2021
November 30, 2021
December 7, 2021
December 14, 2021

12:30pm-1pm
Webinar

Have you…
  • been working with the farm transition cow program but want to know more about the how, what and why?
  • wanted to improve the transition cow performance of your herd but need to know where to start?
  • wanted to increase the skills you bring to the farm or your farm employer?
  • been wondering where you'll find the time to attend a course or workshop?

SWNY Shearing School

November 6, 2021
9am - 4pm
Alden Fire Department and Sunny Hill Farm
Alden, NY

SWNY Shearing School

You are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Kron Family for an intensive one-day training program to learn about wool production through marketing. We will focus on techniques for managing and shearing small-to-mid-sized flocks.

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program - Managing Performance

November 16, 2021
November 23, 2021
November 30, 2021
December 7, 2021
December 14, 2021
December 21, 2021

3pm-4pm
Zoom

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program - Managing Performance

Online course to help people lead and retain employees

CCE Flock Talks - Preparing Poultry for Winter

November 17, 2021
7pm - 8pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

CCE Flock Talks - Preparing Poultry for Winter

Join CCE poultry experts as they share advice for getting poultry through the long winter months ahead. Topics will include winter housing and management, feeding a flock in cold weather, and predator risks and mitigation strategies.

FEDERAL LABOR STANDARDS IN AGRICULTURE - USDOL Live Webinar Presentation

November 18, 2021
10am - 4pm
Online Webinar

FEDERAL LABOR STANDARDS IN AGRICULTURE - USDOL Live Webinar Presentation

If you are a new agricultural employer or you have questions about federal laws covering agricultural employment USDOL is offering a live webinar on November 18th.  This one-day, multi-session program by USDOL Wage and Hour Staff and hosted by the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Team covers the key federal labor programs that agricultural employers need to understand. This webinar will not be recorded, but handouts and fact sheets from the meeting will be available. 


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Upcoming Events

Transition Cow Tuesdays Webinar Series

November 2, 2021
November 9, 2021
November 16, 2021
November 23, 2021
November 30, 2021
December 7, 2021
December 14, 2021

Have you…
  • been working with the farm transition cow program but want to know more about the how, what and why?
  • wanted to improve the transition cow performance of your herd but need to know where to start?
  • wanted to increase the skills you bring to the farm or your farm employer?
  • been wondering where you'll find the time to attend a course or workshop?

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program - Managing Performance

November 16, 2021
November 23, 2021
November 30, 2021
December 7, 2021
December 14, 2021
December 21, 2021

Online course to help people lead and retain employees

African Swine Fever - What Does it Mean for You?

December 1, 2021

Join us for a virtual discussion on the status of and risks facing New York pig farms from African Swine Fever (ASF). Eireann Collins, DVM, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets will be covering the symptoms of ASF and what would happen if the disease reached the US. This will be a short presentation with ample time for questions and answers.

Register

This educational meeting is supported by NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Cornell Cooperative Extension Livestock Program Work Team and New York Pork Producers Cooperative. 

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