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Maple Syrup Workshop
October 3, 2022
5pm - 8pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben
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, email@example.com
To register call 607-664-2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Planning for Beginning Farmers
October 5, 2022
6pm - 8pm
JCC Carnahan Building
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
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
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
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
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
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 NYscrapietags@usda.gov
To receive the link to the ZOOM meeting
"Meat" Your Farmer - Cattaraugus County
November 5, 2022
1pm - 3pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County
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!
Labor Roadshow VI
November 9, 2022
8:30am - 4:30pm
Genesee Community College-Batavia Campus
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
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!
Feeder School - SWNY - CANCELLED due to low registrations
November 9, 2022
Karr Dairy Farm
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!
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
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
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 https://events.anr.msu.edu/cowsAMS/. 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!
Economic Feasibility Case Study of Co-Digestion of Manure and Food Waste on a Northern New York Dairy Farm
December 1, 2022
12pm - 1pm EST
Are you interested in exploring whether a manure and food waste co-digestion enterprise might be feasible at your dairy? This webinar will present the economic feasibility of two scenarios of anaerobic co-digestion on a case dairy farm located in Northern New York.
Agribusiness & Chamber of Commerce - What Does This Partnership Look Like?
May 30, 2023
The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is interested in working with more agribusiness' in Chautauqua County. Join this workshop with representatives from the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce to learn how a partnership with them would be a great next step for your agribusiness. They will also walk us through their online sales platform, ShopLocalCHQ. This is such an exciting time for collaborations and working to get the word out about locally sourced products of any kind!
Challenges and Opportunities of Managing Transition Cows on AMS
June 1, 2023
Join us for a live webinar on June 1st, 2023, at noon (ET), where we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing transition cows on automated milking systems (AMS).
TALK DAIRY TO ME: Facts, Fiction &FAQ's
June 1, 2023
From farming to processing and health to sustainability, both consumers and healthcare professionals have questions about dairy foods. With widespread information available online and in the media, it can feel overwhelming to discern fact from fiction. In this webinar, our dairy experts address common questions and misconceptions that can help health and wellness professionals feel confident in evidence-based guidance when it comes to dairy's role in health and sustainability.
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