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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. 

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?

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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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.

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. 

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

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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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.

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.

January 2022

2022 Corn Congress

January 5 - January 6, 2022
10am - noon
Zoom

Join us for Corn Congress January 5 & 6, 2022. Archived viewing of the congress will be offered for those who have paid attendance. 

DEC Points Available! Please Provide Your DEC Applicator ID Number at Registration. Those seeking DEC Points will need to sign in with their applicator number and at the beginning and end of each day. DEC applicator points cannot be awarded for archived viewing of the sessions. Points will be voided for anyone who does not attend the full session each day. Points will be voided for anyone who does not pre-register for the congress.

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

January 13, 2022 : Building a Local Beef Market
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Building a Local Beef Market presented by Dr. Scott Barao, Executive VP of Maryland Cattlemen's Association and Beef Council.

Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses

January 18, 2022
7pm - 9pm
Online via Zoom

A one-night virtual meeting for beginning and part-time farmers that provides useful tax information enabling participants to be make better tax decisions for their business.   Federal and state income taxes will be covered. Tax regulations specific to NYS will be covered as well.

 

New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting 2022

January 19, 2022
7pm
Online via Zoom

New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting 2022

Join the New York Pork Producers for their annual meeting with special guests Dr. Patrick Webb from the National Pork Board, who will speak on foreign animal disease preparedness and awareness; John Hines from the National Pork Board who will discuss current pork industry issues and incentives; and Mr. Cody McKinley from the National Pork Producers Council who will update producers on industry regulations and current issues. The meeting is open to all and free of charge.

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

January 21, 2022
February 4, 2022
February 18, 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.

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
7pm-8:30pm
Zoom

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
7pm - 9pm
Online via Zoom

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.

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

January 25, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 1st Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

This five-part series empowers farm women to prepare and analyze their own financial statements, enhance farm business decision making, and effectively communicate with their team. 

CCE Flock Talks: Producing, Processing, and Packing Eggs for Sale

January 26, 2022
7pm - 8pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

CCE Flock Talks: Producing, Processing, and Packing Eggs for Sale

Join Lynn Bliven, Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader with CCE-Allegany and Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program, as they share information on food safety, product quality, and regulations surrounding the production of table eggs from flocks of under 3,000 hens. 

GVPA Winter Meeting Session 1: Managing Soil Health, Pastures, and Small Grains

January 27, 2022
9:45am - 12:15pm
Genessee Valley Produce Auction
Centerville, NY

GVPA Winter Meeting Session 1: Managing Soil Health, Pastures, and Small Grains

This in-person meeting will focus on practices to set farms up for success through bettering soil health, while improving pasture and small grains yields through rotations, species selection, and cultural practices.

Public Funding Sources: for NYS Livestock Slaughter and Processing Facilities - Webinar

January 27, 2022
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Public Funding Sources: for NYS Livestock Slaughter and Processing Facilities - Webinar

In this webinar, we will cover topics that will help current and potential livestock slaughter and processing business owners and managers prepare for, identify, and apply for public funding sources.

Winter Green-Up 2022

January 29, 2022
8am - 4pm
Greenwich Elks Club
Greenwich, NY

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County for its Fourteenth Annual Winter Green-Up! 


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Upcoming Events

Cornell Seed Growers Field Day

July 2, 2024
Ithaca, NY

Please Save the Date for the Cornell Seed Growers Field Day to be held the morning of July 2nd.  The event will be held at the NYSIP Foundation Seed Barn, 791 Dryden Rd., Rt. 366, Ithaca, NY. 

Sustainable Poultry Production

July 12, 2024
Hamburg, NY

Join us to learn about sustainable poultry! Cornell Extension poultry specialist Amy Barkley will guide us in selecting the right breeds, establishing ecologically beneficial production, troubleshooting pests & diseases, and processing. We will tour a 5A-certified on-farm processing center and watch a demonstration. Everyone who identifies as a woman in agriculture is welcome to this free learning circle. Lunch is provided, so please register in advance! This event will allow participants to connect with fellow land stewards and producers and support everyone in learning together. We will discuss full-circle sustainable poultry production, from breed selection, housing, pests & diseases to processing and marketing. REGISTER

Led by Cornell Cooperative Extension poultry specialist Amy Barkley and farmer Kate Geiger; facilitated by American Farmland Trust NY's Women for the Land Program Associate, Caitlin Tucker, CCA.

Mortality Composting Workshop at Bluegill Farms

July 13, 2024 : Mortality Composting Training at Bluegill Farms
Bath, NY

Join CCE and Cornell Waste Management Jean Bonhotal to discuss properly constructing and maintaining mortality compositing piles on the farm. The classroom session will be followed with lunch and a trip to Bluegill Farms to see, dig into, and discuss their compost piles and keys to a successful process! 

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