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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 

November 2022

"Meat" Your Farmer - Cattaraugus County

November 5, 2022
1pm - 3pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County
Ellicottville, NY

This event brings together livestock farmers and the community through a pop-up farmer's market, tasting of locally sourced meats, and an educational program about buying bulk meat. We are currently looking for participating farmers to set up booths and donate meats for the tasting!

Feeder School - SWNY - CANCELLED due to low registrations

November 9, 2022
Karr Dairy Farm
Hornell, NY

Feeder School - SWNY - CANCELLED due to low registrations

Join CCE and PRO-DAIRY for a Feeder School on November 9th. This hands-on in-person program will bring Cornell and Industry experts to cover essential cow nutrition and ingredient management, on-farm sampling, and dry matter testing, among others. Everyone is welcome to participate, and this program will focus on skills for managers or employees that work directly with farm feed management. We will offer English & Spanish stations so we can accommodate everyone in one training! We are waiting for you there! 

Labor Roadshow VI

November 9, 2022
8:30am - 4:30pm
Genesee Community College-Batavia Campus
Batavia, NY

Labor Roadshow VI

New York's Ag Workforce Development Council (AWDC) Labor Roadshow VI heads back on the road with three in person sites and one online option for 2022.  The program will run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Registration is required.

"Meat" Your Farmer - Chautauqua County

November 9, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fluvanna Volunteer Fire Department
Jamestown, NY

These events bring together livestock farmers and the community through a pop-up farmer's market, tasting of locally sourced meats, and an educational program about buying bulk meat. We are currently looking for participating farmers to set up booths and donate meats for the tasting!

Cornell Professional Sheep Shearing School at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

November 11 - November 12, 2022 : Cornell Professional Sheep Shearing School at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Cornell Professional Sheep Shearing School at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

This two day in-person training is for shearers with prior experience who are looking to make shearing a profession. Instruction will include the shearing pattern, blade sharpening techniques, physical fitness, hand piece maintenance, shearing resources from the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), and more. 

Webinar: Raising and Managing Cows for Automated Milking Systems

November 16, 2022

Webinar: Raising and Managing Cows for Automated Milking Systems

We are pleased to invite all dairy farmers that transitioned or are transitioning to AMS, stakeholders, and students to the webinar: "Raising and Managing Cows for Automated Milking Systems." This event is free to the public and will be held over Zoom on Wednesday, November 16th from 12:30 pm -1:30 pm (Eastern time). 

Registration is required by visiting The presentation will be recorded for those who are not able to attend the meeting and will be automatically sent to those who have registered. We will have ample time for Q&A following the official program, so please bring your questions to have them answered by our experts!

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Upcoming Events

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

September 25, 2023
Mt. Morris, NY

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

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

Protecting Against Murphy's Law: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.

October 4, 2023

What Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong!

Good ole' Murphy's Law is probably the best description of what it's like to be a farmer that there is! Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the 5 areas of risk on farms and how to develop strategies to manage those risks. Participants will have the opportunity to identify areas of risk on their own farms and brainstorm ways to (try to) prevent the inevitable! 
Registration is REQUIRED by visiting or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 


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