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December 2022

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.

January 2023

Assessing Trends and Advancing Research for Smart Solar

January 11, 2023
11:30am - 12:30pm

Please join us on Wednesday January 11th between 11:30 and 12:30 to learn how American Farmland Trust is advancing Smart Solar principles in New York. The session will include highlighting cutting edge research led by Cornell University and its Sustainable Solar initiative.  We will invite questions and discussion for an interactive session intended to inform farmers, farm advisors and others interested in the future of New York farmland.  Please register for the event here:  

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meeting: Field Crops and Livestock

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023
9:45am - 12:05pm
Centerville Town Meeting Space
Centerville, NY

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings are open to all local farmers, growers, and ag industry folks. DEC credits available: 0.5 in 1a & 21 (commercial app. ag plant & field crops, private) 0.5 in 1b & 31 (ag animal commercial & ag animal private). To register, call Lynn Bliven at 716-244-0290.

2023 Agriculture and Food Business Outlook Conference

January 20, 2023
Cornell University (Stocking Hall)

New York agricultural leaders learn about the short-and long-term outlook for agriculture and agricultural products. Breakout sessions concentrate on dairy, grains and feed, and horticultural products.

The Northeast Grazing and Livestock Conference

January 20 - January 21, 2023

New this year, Northeast grazing-focused organizations, including Maine Grass Farmers Network, Granite State Grazers, The Livestock Institute, Vermont Grass Farmers Association and the Cornell Cooperative Extension Capital Agriculture & Horticulture Program (hosts of Winter Greenup NY), are hosting a region-wide grazing conference.

The 2023 Northeast Grazing and Livestock Conference is the largest of its kind in New England, gathering over 300 participants from the northeast for two days of networking and educational workshops. Dr. Allen Williams will keynote the conference with a two-hour discussion on adaptive grazing. Additional programming will feature peer to peer farmer networking and practical implementation of managed grazing practices.

NYBPA Winter Conference, Annual Meeting and Awards

January 20 - January 21, 2023
DoubleTree by Hilton
East Syracuse, NY


Buffet Dinner with Keynote Speaker TEMPLE GRANDIN

Breakfast Hour

Trade Show


 Financial Sustainability & Technology's Role in It

 Rising Input Costs - Time to Pinch Your Pennies

 You take care of the cows; who takes care of you?

 Roundtable Discussion with American Angus, Hereford, Simmental & Red Angus Associations

 Building Resiliency Through the Limbs of Sustainability - Why Beef is Critical

 DC Updates & Discussion - What's on the Radar for NY

 and more.....


Setting Your Financial Goals Early On! With CCE Cattaraugus County 4-H Youth Development Program

January 25, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm
CCE-Cattaraugus Auditorium
Ellicottville, NY

Isn't it such an exciting day when your Livestock Auction check arrives in the mail? Join Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program Team Leader and Farm Business Management Specialist, to learn more about financial management (but in a fun way). Topics will include setting up a production budget, planning for project expenses and incomes, and setting financial goals. Participants will have the chance to explore setting up a financial record-keeping system, determine if their project is making a profit, and leave with their 2023 Farm Financial Resolutions.

Farm Accounting with QuickBooks (Online Course)

January 11, 2023
January 18, 2023
January 25, 2023
February 1, 2023
February 8, 2023

12pm - 1:30pm EST
Online Course

The CCE South Central NY Dairy and Field Crops Team is pleased to offer Farm Accounting with QuickBooks Online in 2023. By combining the theory and practice of farm business accounting into a single class, this class empowers students to set up and maintain a record keeping system that is accurate, efficient, and useful. The course is delivered in an online format, providing self-paced learning from the comfort of home.

FarmOps: Setting Your Farm Financial Resolutions - A FREE, 2-Part, Live Seminar for Veterans

January 31, 2023 : FarmOps: Setting Your Farm Financial Resolutions - A FREE, 2-Part, Live Seminar for Veterans
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

FarmOps: Setting Your Farm Financial Resolutions - A FREE, 2-Part, Live Seminar for Veterans

Dairy Technology Tuesdays

January 10, 2023
January 17, 2023
January 24, 2023
January 31, 2023
February 7, 2023
February 14, 2023
February 21, 2023

12:30pm - 1:30pm EST

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and Cornell Cooperative Extensions are offering a seven-part webinar series with cutting-edge information about dairy technology from industry experts. If you are thinking about incorporating new technology or have already implemented innovative technology this series is for you. 

The webinars will be held from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST, Tuesdays, from January 10 to February 21, 2023. The webinars are available at no cost, thanks to the generous support of our industry sponsors. Preregistration is required. Register once for access to all webinars. More information is available at

February 2023

New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting 2023 A Focus on Small Scale Swine Production

February 18, 2023
Quality Inn - Waterloo
Waterloo, NY

New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting 2023 A Focus on Small Scale Swine Production

This year's meeting will focus on swine production for small-scale producers and will feature lectures on profitable meat marketing, pig pasture management, the National Pork Producers, and an update on African Swine Fever in NY. The New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting will follow. All pork producers and all interested in pork production are invited and encouraged to attend.

Forage and Pasture Management Workshop

February 25, 2023
9:30am - 3:30pm
Pioneer High School
Yorkshire, NY

Forage and Pasture Management Workshop

Registration is now open for this in-person workshop, which features classes on a variety of topics centered around stored forage and pasture management.  

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Upcoming Events

Organic Farmer-to-Farmer Meetings

April 4, 2023 : NYCO Field Crop Meeting
Geneva, NY

NYCO's field crops meeting has been rescheduled to April 4th, 2023 from 9 am - 1 pm. This meeting is free for all farmers to attend and participants are encouraged to bring a dish to pass for lunch. 

How to Value Your Business, Planning for the Future

April 4, 2023
April 11, 2023
April 18, 2023

This three-week workshop series for livestock-based businesses will be held online. It is specifically targeted at existing meat, fiber, small ruminant dairy, or other livestock value-added processing businesses. A team of Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators will provide tools to assess your existing business and to assist in understanding options for business expansion or transfer. The workshop series will also be of benefit to livestock value-added business startups and is of relevance to both owners and employees in management positions. 

Business Planning for Beginning Farmers

April 10, 2023
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.

$5 per person REGISTER


Heavy Snow Load Removal For Your Barns

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY Dairy Environmental Systems offers guidance for heavy snow removal in two resources: Heavy Snow Loads and Do's and Don'ts for Barn Snow Removal.