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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. 

December 2021

African Swine Fever - What Does it Mean for You?

December 1, 2021
7pm-8pm
Zoom

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.

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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. 

Farm Financial Records for Decision Making and Tax Management

December 2, 2021
7pm - 9pm
Online via Zoom

A primer for beginning farmers, or a tune-up for those already in production, on recording income and annual expenses, capital expenditures and depreciation with additional information covering loans & credit card or revolving loan payments, sales of business assets, and deducting losses.

Beefing Up: The Importance of Mineral Nutrition

December 7, 2021
7pm-8:30pm
Zoom

Beefing Up: The Importance of Mineral Nutrition

Join us for a webinar about the importance of minerals and water in beef cattle nutrition.

After the presentation, join us for a producer discussion on calving, crops, and other happenings this past year.

Questions? Contact Abbey Jantzi ataej48@cornell.eduor 315-788-8450ext.278.

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Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

December 8, 2021
December 22, 2021
January 5, 2022

11am - 12pm
Zoom

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development is offering an Onboarding Webinar Series via Zoom that target farm employers and the educators and consultants who support them. Registration is free, but required. Series #1 is 12/8, 12/22 and 1/5 from 11am-12pm. Series #2 is 1/21, 2/4 and 2/18 from 11am-12pm. The same content will be offered at both series.

Invasive Species in New York

December 10, 2021
10am-11am
Zoom

It seems there is always a new invasive species on the horizon that has its sights set on New York's ecosystems.

Join Dr. Erik Smith, CCE Regional Field Crops Specialist, as he discusses the current status and management strategies for some of the most destructive invasive species making headlines in NYS.
Join us Friday, December 10, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM for this important topic!

NYS COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grant Program

December 13, 2021
11am
Online viz Webex

Join us for an overview of the New York State COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grant Program.

Dealing with Dystocia: Kidding and Lambing Emergencies

December 14, 2021
7:30pm
Zoom

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County is hosting an evening presentation on Dealing with Dystocia:  Kidding and Lambing Emergencies & Newborn Care.  The presenter will be Dr. Emily Dutton of Dutton Veterinary Services located in Walton, NY.


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Upcoming Events

NOFA-NY's 2022 Winter Conference

January 18 - January 23, 2022

Growing in Harmony

NOFA-NY's Annual Winter Conference is one of the largest organic food and farming conferences in the nation - gathering hundreds each year to meet old friends, learn new skills, provide support, and celebrate community.

Grazing Sheep on Solar Arrays

January 24, 2022

This online Zoom class will look at the logistics and business of grazing solar arrays with sheep. Shepherds can get paid to graze solar arrays for the purpose of keeping the foliage below the level of the panels. Good grazing principles still apply and there are things to consider like fencing, water, moving animals and the timing of lambing. Join us to learn more about it from experienced grazers, Lewis Fox and Niko Kochendoerfer of Taconic End Sheep, LLC. Lewis and Niko own 400 Katahdin ewes in VT and operate Taconic End Sheep LLC. The flock grazes solar sites in the Northeast between May and October and moves back to VT for the Winter and lambing season.

FREE event

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Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022

For farm businesses of all shapes and sizes, tune in to learn more about the tax advantages available for farms. This workshop will include information for the current tax season.

Announcements

Register for "Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses"

Preregistration is back up and running for next week's CCE Farmer Tax School course: Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses - Register now for this informative, $10 workshop! Register Here!