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January 2020

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Ellicottville

January 16, 2020
2:30pm - 4pm
Ellicottville, NY

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Ellicottville

Join Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with SWNYDLFC, and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor (DOL) to learn more about the new Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act and how it will affect your farm business.

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Portland

January 16, 2020
10:30am - 12pm
Portland, NY

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Portland

Join Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with SWNYDLFC, and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor (DOL) to learn more about the new Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act and how it will affect your farm business.

2020 Hemp Session

January 16, 2020
9am - 2:15pm
Syracuse, NY

2020 Hemp Session

Hemp Session at the Empire State Producers Expo!

Southern Tier Crop Congress

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 22, 2020
9am - 2:30pm
Belfast, NY

Southern Tier Crop Congress

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County in conjunction with the Southwestern NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will be hosting the Southern Tier Crop Congress in Belfast, NY from 9 am to 2:30 pm. This meeting will feature recent updates in field crop and forage production as we look into the 2020 growing season.

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Hornell

January 23, 2020
11am - 12:30pm
Hornel, NY

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Hornell

Join Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with SWNYDLFC, and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor (DOL) to learn more about the new Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act and how it will affect your farm business.


February 2020

NYS Beef Winter Conference

February 7 - February 9, 2020
Syracuse, NY


The NYBPA is a group of beef producers dedicated to working together for the improvement of the beef industry. Never before in the history of the cattle industry has it been more important for you to stand up and be counted as a member of the New York Beef Producers' Association.

The pressures and influences from outside our industry are so varied and dangerous that no individual cattle producer - large or small - can possibly handle them alone. But working together, we can make a difference!

**CANCELLED**2020 Winter Update - Steuben County

February 18, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
Hornell, NY

**CANCELLED**2020 Winter Update - Steuben County

Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

2020 Winter Update - Cattaraugus County

February 25, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
Ellicottville, NY

2020 Winter Update - Cattaraugus County

Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!


March 2020

**CANCELLED**2020 Winter Update - Allegany County

March 3, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
Belmont, NY

**CANCELLED**2020 Winter Update - Allegany County

Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

Automated Milking System Discussion Group

March 4, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Ellicottville, NY

Automated Milking System Discussion Group

Join us for our next round of discussion groups focused on producers using Automated Milking System technology.

28th Annual Rural Landowners Workshop

March 7, 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm
Yorkshire, NY

28th Annual Rural Landowners Workshop

On Saturday, March 7, 2020 Cornell Cooperative Extension will be sponsoring the 28th Annual Rural Landowner Workshop. The program will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM. Following the opening session there will be three concurrent sessions with multiple classes per session to choose from.

**CANCELLED** 2020 Winter Update - Erie County

March 10, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
East Aurora, NY

**CANCELLED** 2020 Winter Update - Erie County

Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

2020 Steuben County Crop Symposium

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 11, 2020
9am - 1pm
Bath, NY

2020 Steuben County Crop Symposium

Updates regarding the WPS created to protect employees in agribusiness fields, including farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses from work related exposure to agricultural pesticides; Dealing with the Double Whammy of Sudden Death Syndrome and Soybean Cyst Nematode Expansion in NY; The Biology and Ecology of Palmer amaranth and Waterhemp: what you need to know, now, to avoid problems later.

New York Beef Producers' Association Region 2 Annual Meeting

March 14, 2020
6:00pm
Little Valley, NY


Join beef producers from Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties for their annual regional business meeting, followed by dinner and guest speakers sharing presentations centered around Feeder to Finish. Everyone with an interest in the beef industry is welcome to attend - membership in the association is not required.

Topics covered provide BQA re-certification credits.


New York Beef Producers' Association Region 1 Annual Dinner & Meeting

March 16, 2020
6:00pm
Alden, NY


Join beef producers from Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties for their annual regional dinner and business meeting. The guest speaker will be Karen Wheatley with Premier Select Sires.

**CANCELLED**Laing Gro TIMAC Agro USA Winter 2020

March 17, 2020
10am - 2pm
North Collins, NY


EVENT CANCELLED: The meeting that was set to be hosted by Timac Agro USA and Laing-Gro at Langford Fire hall on Tuesday, March 17th has been canceled. Thank you to everyone for your interest in coming to this event. 




***CANCELLED*** LEAF 2020: Interpreting Soil Sample Reports

March 19, 2020
6pm - 8pm
Jamestown, NY


In this workshop, led by Josh Putman, Field Crops Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Regional Team, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about soil sampling. Topics to be covered include why it's important to sample soils, how to take a soil sample, the difference between a pH test and a full analysis soil sample, and how to read a soil sample report. We'll also have a hands-on portion for this workshop that will include a demonstration on using the Cornell pH Test Kit, practice examples on how to determine fertilizer and lime application rates based on your sample report, and how to determine your soil type. 

COVID-19 and Your Dairy, Webinar on Friday, March 20 @10 AM EST

March 20, 2020
10am - 11am

COVID-19 and Your Dairy, Webinar on Friday, March 20 @10 AM EST

Steps that dairy managers should consider to protect their workforce, their business and their markets. https://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/2020/03/18/covid-19-and-your-dairy-webinar-on-friday-march-20-10-am-est/ 

****POSTPONED**** New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting

March 21, 2020
7:45 AM
Waterloo, NY


****POSTPONED****

Updated 3/10/20

In light of the emerging health threat and travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, the NY Pork Producers Annual Meeting, set for March 21st, has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled once the threat has passed, and a new date is determined. If you have pre-paid your registration and would like a refund, contact info@newyorkpork.org to make the request. Otherwise, the registration fee will be saved and applied to the upcoming rescheduled meeting.

***

The NY Pork Producers are hosting their annual meeting on Saturday, March 21st, at the Quality Inn located at 2468 NYS 414, Waterloo, NY. Registration starts at 7:45. The focus of this year's meeting will be on how to prepare for an on-farm crisis, with guest speakers from the National Pork Board. The cost of the event is $10/person, including lunch, and the deadline to register is March 13th. The registration sheet is attached or can be obtained by contacting Amy Barkley.

***CANCELLED*** Make a Business Plan that Doesn't Sit on a Shelf

March 21, 2020
10am - 12noon
Jamestown, NY

***CANCELLED*** Make a Business Plan that Doesn't Sit on a Shelf

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. Let's chat with Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program, on developing business plans that can do more and will benefit your farm business. 

***CANCELLED/POSTPONED*** CORE Pesticide Training & NYSDEC Exam - Jamestown, NY

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 26, 2020
9AM - 12PM
Jamestown, NY


Josh Putman, Field Crops Specialist with the Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program will provide an overview of the basic information involved in the pesticide application certification process and will present the basics of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

***CANCELLED*** New York Beef Producers' Association Region 4 Annual Meeting

March 28, 2020
1:00pm
Belmont, NY


Join beef producers from Allegany and Steuben counties for their annual regional business meeting, followed by presentations from the newly formed SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team and Dr. Dan Tracy with Multimin USA. Everyone with an interest in the beef industry is welcome to attend - membership in the association is not required.

***CANCELLED*** 2020 Winter Update - Chautauqua County

March 31, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
Jamestown, NY

***CANCELLED*** 2020 Winter Update - Chautauqua County

Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

***CANCELLED*** Is Agri-tourism Right for You?

March 31, 2020
6pm - 8pm
Jamestown, NY

***CANCELLED*** Is Agri-tourism Right for You?

Inviting the public onto your farm or agribusiness might be an intimidating prospect - but an important one to help promote our local agricultural industry and your farm business - along with a diversified stream of income. Join Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program as she discusses the advantages, challenges, and unexpected details that come with inviting any group of people onto the farm.




April 2020

***CANCELLED*** Minding Your Marketing Ps and Qs Starts with a Marketing Plan

April 2, 2020
1pm - 4pm
Irving, NY

***CANCELLED*** Minding Your Marketing Ps and Qs Starts with a Marketing Plan

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County will be offering a workshop for anyone interested in gaining foundational knowledge about creating a marketing plan for agricultural businesses led by Katelyn Walley-Stoll of the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program. 

***CANCELLED/POSTPONED*** CORE Pesticide Training & NYSDEC Exam - Bath, NY

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 2, 2020
9AM - 12PM
Bath, NY


Planning to reschedule this for later this spring. Josh Putman, Field Crops Specialist with the Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program will provide an overview of the basic information involved in the pesticide application certification process and will present the basics of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

**CANCELLED/POSTPONED**2020 Agronomy Scout School

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 4, 2020
8:00am - 5:30pm
Geneseo, NY

**CANCELLED/POSTPONED**2020 Agronomy Scout School

EVENT CANCELLED/POSTPONED: Due to Cornell University and Governor's announcement that all SUNY campuses go to remote learning to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, locally. It has been decided to cancel the 2020 Agronomy Scout School that was set to be held on Saturday, April 4th. We plan to reschedule this event for a later date, pending further knowledge of the COVID-19 mitigation regulations both in the state and nationwide. Refunds will be made to everyone who paid thus far. 
Thank you for your understanding.
Sincerely, the NWNY & SWNY Field Crops Team.
g in soybeans, alfalfa, corn and small grains. 

Equine Seminar Series - Equine Pasture Management

April 14, 2020
7:00pm EST


Join NWNY Team's Jodi Putman as she explores best management practices for equine pasture management. Topics include the basics of establishment, species to use, fertility, rotation, grazing patterns, and when to restore/renovate.

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Webinar

April 14, 2020
6:30pm-8pm


The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. 
Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: 
Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person training conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall.

Effective training contribute to success of employees and the farm business. With training employees learn how to best complete their task and why it is important to the farm's success. When employees have the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to do the job right and understand why it should be done this way it:

• saves time and avoids problems
• makes people feel important and involved, which keeps them engaged and reduces employee turnover

NY Beef Producers Region 4 Roundtable Discussion

April 14, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Join the Region 4 beef producers of Allegany and Steuben counties to discuss current issues and concerns related to production and processing. All beef producers are welcome to join. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Lynn Bliven at lao3@cornell.edu or (585) 268-7644 ext. 18. 

Disruption to Key Personnel on the Farm: Developing Contingency Plans Webinar

April 15, 2020
1pm - 2pm


On many farms, multiple people might be able to do, or train others on, many day-to-day tasks, but fewer can take care of management tasks that occur daily, weekly, or monthly. This webinar will focus on developing plans to backup people who perform key management tasks, from middle to senior management roles, if they are unable to work.

Virtual Meeting Hours for Livestock Questions

April 15, 2020
2:00pm


Ashley McFarland, Area Livestock Specialist of the Central NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team will be hosting virtual meeting hours to answer any questions livestock farms may have at this time. If you are interested in participating, contact Ashley at (315) 604 - 2156 or at am2876@cornell.edu.

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Webinar

April 16, 2020
12pm-1:30pm


The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. 
Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: 
Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person training conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall.

Effective training contribute to success of employees and the farm business. With training employees learn how to best complete their task and why it is important to the farm's success. When employees have the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to do the job right and understand why it should be done this way it:

• saves time and avoids problems
• makes people feel important and involved, which keeps them engaged and reduces employee turnover

Navigating the CARES Act - An Analysis for Dairy from IDFA

April 16, 2020
2pm - 3pm


With President Trump's signing of the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, emergency provisions have been enacted to attempt to stabilize the United States economy and help protect employers and employees during the COVID-19 crisis. This historic two trillion dollar bill contains provisions designed to keep businesses running, but can be burdensome to employers and employees alike, to understand and navigate the new legislation.

Special Dairy Foods Industry Office Hours from Cornell's Institute for Food Safety

April 16, 2020
4pm - 5pm


Join the Dairy Foods Research Centers for a special Dairy Foods Industry Office Hours focused on how the Dairy Foods Industry is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. This special online session will allow you to speak directly to a panel of experts from the Dairy Foods Research Centers, Dairy Management, Ecolab and Matrix Sciences International. See below for the complete list of panelists.

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Disbudding

April 21, 2020
11am-12pm

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Disbudding

Virtual Dairy Discussion
While we are unable to gather on farm, we can still gather virtually. Please join us on April 21st and/or May 5th from 11am-noon via zoom to discuss dairy management topics. This free event is for dairy producers in the Southwest NY Region.

The main speaker will be Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management Specialist with the SWNYDLFC team. Teresa McMahon and Ginny Carlberg, FarmNet representatives will be joining us with tips on managing stress during difficult times. Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany will serve as our moderator and Zoom coordinator. Following the main presentation of approximately 30 minutes, we will have open discussion.

On April 21st the main topic will be disbudding and May 5th will cover fitness for transport

To participate please email Lynn Bliven (LAO3@cornell.edu) to pre-register.
Lynn will send a confirmation email and logistics for the Zoom session.


Minding Your Marketing Ps, Qs (and Cs) Begins with a Marketing Plan

April 28 - May 1, 2020


On-Line Series, April 28, 29 and May 1
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County is offering a guided online workshop series for anyone interested in gaining foundational knowledge about creating a marketing plan for agricultural businesses. The series will be led by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader for the Southwestern New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team.



Stress Management and Mental Health Awareness Webinar

April 29, 2020
9am - 11am


Join Kate and Brenda of NY FarmNet as they discuss managing stress and the impact it can have on mental health, building resiliency, suicide prevention, and the importance of breaking down the stigma related to these topics. 

Webinar in Spanish: Milk Quality Part II- Treatment Decisions Based on Mastitis Type

April 29, 2020
12:30pm


Webinar in Spanish: Milk Quality Part II- Treatment Decisions Based on Mastitis Type
April 29, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. EST
Presenter: Dr. Paula Ospina

Join this webinar

Although mastitis results in changes in milk quality, it is not always caused by the same bugs. Treatment and management decisions should reflect these differences. This webinar will focus on the differences in treatment and management practices based on mastitis type (environmental vs. contagious).

Aunque la mastitis siempre resulta en cambios en la calidad de leche, no es siempre causada por las mismas bacterias. Decisiones de tratamiento y manejo deben de tener esto en cuenta. Este entrenamiento enfocar? en las diferencias en tratamiento y manejo basado en el tipo de mastitis (del medio ambiente vs. contagiosas).

Spring 2020 Poultry Management Series: Small Flocks for Beginners **Little Bitty Babies**

April 30, 2020
6pm-7pm


SPRING 2020 POULTRY MANAGEMENT SERIES: SMALL FLOCKS FOR BEGINNERS
A timely, research-based virtual classroom series to help small flock owners be successful

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is committed to continuing to provide educational opportunities to farmers in our region as they work daily to provide safe and abundant food for consumers. Poultry can be a low-cost enterprise for farms, which provides fresh eggs and meat for families and communities. SWNYDLFC is excited to announce that Amy Barkley, the team's Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, will be hosting a 4-part virtual classroom series focused on the management of small poultry flocks.



May 2020

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales Webinar

May 4, 2020
7pm


The situation facing us today is challenging. While conventional markets for livestock have cooled as large processors slow down production or temporarily close, NY farms are faced with a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. We'll cover "how to" tips to help you get started quickly. Join Ag. Marketing Consultant, Matt LeRoux, for this online workshop that covers understanding the consumer, pricing, product formats, and reaching consumers.

Spring 2020 SWNY Beef Industry Virtual Summit

May 5, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Spring 2020 SWNY Beef Industry Virtual Summit

The SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team is partnering with CCE Steuben to host the Spring 2020 SWNY Beef Industry Virtual Summit. The meeting will be held over Zoom, with call-in option available. The meeting is planned for Tuesday, May 5th, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Ariel Kirk with CCE Steuben and Amy Barkley with SWNYDLFC will facilitate the meeting and will be encouraging input from producers and educator/industry personnel to fuel the discussion. Possible discussion topics include what is important to each individual as a member of the industry, market opportunities, business development, current challenges in the face of COVID-19, and future programming ideas for CCE. Pre-registration is required. Call or email Amy Barkley (amb544@cornell.edu / 716-640-0844) or Ariel Kirk (adk39@cornell.edu / 607-664-2574) to register and receive the Zoom link.

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Fitness for Transport

May 5, 2020
11am-12pm

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Fitness for Transport

Virtual Dairy Discussion
While we are unable to gather on farm, we can still gather virtually. Please join us on April 21st and/or May 5th from 11am-noon via zoom to discuss dairy management topics. This free event is for dairy producers in the Southwest NY Region.

The main speaker will be Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management Specialist with the SWNYDLFC team. Teresa McMahon and Ginny Carlberg, FarmNet representatives will be joining us with tips on managing stress during difficult times. Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany will serve as our moderator and Zoom coordinator. Following the main presentation of approximately 30 minutes, we will have open discussion.

On April 21st the main topic will be disbudding and May 5th will cover fitness for transport

To participate please email Lynn Bliven (LAO3@cornell.edu) to pre-register.
Lynn will send a confirmation email and logistics for the Zoom session.

Spring 2020 Poultry Mgmt Series: Small Flocks for Beginners *Poultry Rearing, Health & Biosecurity*

May 7, 2020
6pm-7pm


SPRING 2020 POULTRY MANAGEMENT SERIES: SMALL FLOCKS FOR BEGINNERS
A timely, research-based virtual classroom series to help small flock owners be successful

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is committed to continuing to provide educational opportunities to farmers in our region as they work daily to provide safe and abundant food for consumers. Poultry can be a low-cost enterprise for farms, which provides fresh eggs and meat for families and communities. SWNYDLFC is excited to announce that Amy Barkley, the team's Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, will be hosting a 4-part virtual classroom series focused on the management of small poultry flocks.

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales Webinar

May 13, 2020
7pm


The situation facing us today is challenging. While conventional markets for livestock have cooled as large processors slow down production or temporarily close, NY farms are faced with a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. We'll cover "how to" tips to help you get started quickly. Join Ag. Marketing Consultant, Matt LeRoux, for this online workshop that covers understanding the consumer, pricing, product formats, and reaching consumers.

Spring 2020 Poultry Management Series: Small Flocks for Beginners **All About Those Eggs**

May 14, 2020
6pm-7pm


SPRING 2020 POULTRY MANAGEMENT SERIES: SMALL FLOCKS FOR BEGINNERS
A timely, research-based virtual classroom series to help small flock owners be successful

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is committed to continuing to provide educational opportunities to farmers in our region as they work daily to provide safe and abundant food for consumers. Poultry can be a low-cost enterprise for farms, which provides fresh eggs and meat for families and communities. SWNYDLFC is excited to announce that Amy Barkley, the team's Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, will be hosting a 4-part virtual classroom series focused on the management of small poultry flocks.

"Suggestions to maintain good health during the reopening of NYS" - In Spanish

May 20, 2020
6:30 pm


The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health hosts una llamada en Espanol gratuita con el Dr. Canario. El Dr. Canario hablar sobre practicas para mantenerse saludable durante la reapertura en Nueva York y responder a sus preguntas.

The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health hosts a free call with Dr. Canario. Dr. Jose Canario, Medical Director of Finger Lakes Community Health will discuss practices to stay healthy during the reopening of NYS and respond to questions.




On-Farm Dairy Processing Webinar

May 21, 2020
7pm - 8pm

On-Farm Dairy Processing Webinar

A free webinar for dairy farmers who are interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business. An introduction of factors to keep in mind when considering dairy processing for a farm's operation. This overview will focus on business considerations and a brief summary of regulatory requirements. 

Spring 2020 Poultry Management Series: Small Flocks for Beginners **From Drumsticks to Wings**

May 21, 2020
6pm-7pm


SPRING 2020 POULTRY MANAGEMENT SERIES: SMALL FLOCKS FOR BEGINNERS
A timely, research-based virtual classroom series to help small flock owners be successful

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is committed to continuing to provide educational opportunities to farmers in our region as they work daily to provide safe and abundant food for consumers. Poultry can be a low-cost enterprise for farms, which provides fresh eggs and meat for families and communities. SWNYDLFC is excited to announce that Amy Barkley, the team's Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, will be hosting a 4-part virtual classroom series focused on the management of small poultry flocks.

USDA CFAP Program

May 27, 2020
7pm


A short webinar on the basics of the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) that is available to producers. Folks will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance from the county FSA Executive Directors.

Please register by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please note that this registration link is through Zoom, not our site directly.  

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Summer Annuals

May 29, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


This webinar will discuss warm-season annuals suitable for grazing or stored forage as an alternative to traditional hay, pasture, or silage. This includes species-specific information, planting times, management, feed considerations, and associated environmental benefits. Our speaker is Caleb Goossen, Ph.D., an organic crop and conservation specialist with the Maine Organic Farming and Gardeners Association.


June 2020

Virtual Advanced Dairy Nutrition Short-course

June 1 - June 4, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT daily


Virtual Advanced Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse
June 1 to 4, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT daily

REGISTRATION
$250 per person
ansci.cals.cornell.edu/advanced-dairy-nutrition

In addition to the live feed, all registrants will have access to electronic course materials and recorded sessions (after the live event). Join us live during the week of June 1 to 4 or watch sessions on-demand later.

Understanding our Current Beef Market Situation & Marketing your Beef Locally with Dr. Mike Baker

June 2, 2020
7:30pm - 8:00pm


Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County and the Watershed Agricultural Council on Tuesday, June 2nd from 7:30pm - 8:30pm for an evening conversation with Cornell's Beef Specialist, Mike Baker. The meeting will talk through the current market situation and explore some of the opportunities it may present for beef producers in the state.

To receive the Zoom link, please register by calling Kim Holden at 607-865-4005 ext 241 or email kmh19@cornell.edu. There is no cost to attend. 


Managing Employees in Challenging Times Webinar

June 3, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Managing Employees in Challenging Times Webinar

Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 3rd:
Managing Employees in Challenging Times
Tom Wall, The Dairy Coach TM

With economic uncertainty higher than we've ever experienced, surviving these difficult times is a higher priority for most businesses than thriving through them. But during good times or bad, the basics of business and employee management remain unchanging. It's time to get serious about what matters most. In this webinar, we will talk about how these tough times are the perfect opportunity to improve your dairy's culture and team's performance. 

Pigs! How to Get Started

June 4, 2020
5:00-7:00 pm

Pigs! How to Get Started

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators to learn more about starting with pig production and to get your questions answered! Topics include: pig production basics, breed selection, production systems, herd management practices, costs of production, and basic marketing regulations and outlets. 

52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium Online

June 8 - June 12, 2020
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT each day

52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium Online

The 52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium is scheduled for June 8th - 12th, with each days' event running from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT (1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT). This free event has something for everyone with topics including genetics forecasts, consumer market research, end-user perspectives, sustainability, herd management, and end product improvement. The conference will be held online over the Zoom platform. 

You can register online at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yFXnMzM_RtilHqhFceCsoQ

Webinar - "Milk: What can lactation teach us about diet and health?"

June 8, 2020
1pm


June 8, 2020:
Bruce German from the University of California-Davis will present "Milk: What can lactation teach us about diet and health?" on Monday, June 8 at noon (Central time).

German is a professor and the director of the Foods for Health Institute. The goal of his team's research is to build the knowledge necessary to improve human health through diet. They study lactation and the benefits of milk, as a nutritious food and its contributions to immunity.

Click to register.

Evolutions and Revolutions: A New Normal

June 10, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Evolutions and Revolutions: A New Normal

Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 10th:
Evolutions and Revolutions: A New Normal
Phil Plourd, Blimling and Associates

Upheaval! Even before the COVID-19 crisis took hold, food producers, processors, merchants and marketers were dealing with rapidly changing consumer preferences. Now, some of those forces are accelerating while others are retreating. Phil will share insights about the trends and offer opinions on how players in the dairy supply chain can react.

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Dairy/Livestock/Crop) Farms

June 10, 2020
7:30pm-8:30pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.


NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Dairy/Livestock/Crop) Farms

June 10, 2020
7:30pm-8:30pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.


NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Fruit/Vegetable) Farms

June 11 - June 10, 2020
12pm-1pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Retail) Farms

June 11, 2020
7pm-8pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental) Farms

June 15, 2020
7pm-8pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Equine) Farms

June 17, 2020
7pm-9pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.


Utilization of Lean Systems to Improve Labor Effectiveness

June 17, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Utilization of Lean Systems to Improve Labor Effectiveness

Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 17th:
Utilization of Lean Systems to Improve Labor Effectiveness
Cheryl Jones, University of Kentucky


Producer Panel Discussion

June 24, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Producer Panel Discussion

Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
July 1st:
Producer Panel Discussion
Moderator: Rich Stup, Cornell Ag Workforce Development

Alternative Poultry for Beginners

June 25, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Alternative Poultry for Beginners

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension's Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program on June 25th, 2020 at from 6:00-7:30 PM to learn more about the basics of raising alternative poultry like Guinea hens, ducks, geese, and turkey. We will cover acquiring your animals, breeds, feeding, and basic health care. Please come with your questions! The cost of this meeting is $5 and will be held via Zoom. If you have a poor internet connection you also have the option to call in on your phone. You can register online here: https://caahp.ccext.net/civicrm/event/register?id=90&reset=1

For more information, please contact Ashley at 518-649-0267 or arp253@cornell.edu

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Improving Pastures with No-Till Methods

June 26, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


This webinar will discuss no-till methods to manage pastures. This includes over-seeding with annuals and strategies to improve or renovate existing pastures. Richard Kersbergen, animal and forage scientist with UMaine Extension, will be the speaker.


July 2020

Financial Decision Making and Budgeting

July 1, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Financial Decision Making and Budgeting

Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 24th:
Financial Decision Making and Budgeting
Steve Bodart, Compeer Financial

Adding Value to your Harvest for Year Round Income

July 7, 2020
11:00AM-12:00 PM


With shifts in the value chain due to COVID-19, many farmers are looking for ways to make their fresh products shelf-stable. This webinar will explore processes, experiences, resources, and support for farmers interested in determining the feasibility of making value added products from their farm. Attendees will hear from Laurette Tucker, a rural business specialist at USDA's Rural Development, and Coley Jones, a managing member of Richlands Creamery, who has gone through the Value Added Producer Program to create value added products on her farm. This webinar is being shared by the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program and Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension. The meeting is free to attend, and registration is not required. The meeting can be accessed via this link https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/93262416196 or by phone at +1 929 436 2866 (US) using Webinar ID: 932 6241 6196.

Small Ruminants for Beginners

July 8, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Small Ruminants for Beginners

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension's Capital Agriculture and Horticulture Program on July 8th, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 to learn more about the basics of raising small ruminants, like sheep and goats. We will cover acquiring your animals, breeds, uses, breeding, feeding, and basic health care. Please come with your questions! The cost of this meeting is $5 and will be held via Zoom. If you have a poor internet connection you also have the option to call in on your phone. The link to register can be found here: https://caahp.ccext.net/civicrm/event/register?id=91&reset=1

For more information, please contact Ashley at 518-649-0267 or arp253@cornell.edu. 

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

July 9, 2020
4pm-5pm


Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EDT)

Join us for our weekly Q&A and facilitated discussions during our Food Industry Virtual Office Hours to address questions on COVID-19. Speak directly to subject matter experts in sanitation, epidemiology, microbiology, virology, food safety culture, business continuity and the food safety of dairy foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and processed foods and beverages.

Marketing Workshop for Fiber Farmers and Fiber Artists

July 11, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Marketing Workshop for Fiber Farmers and Fiber Artists

Join Laura Biasillo from Broom County Cooperative Extension for a morning of discussion on marketing fiber on July 11th from 9:00AM - 11:30AM. This workshop includes the topics of marketing strategies, how to conduct market research, creating a plan to reach customers, and networking with local fiber farmers and makers. The workshop will be held over Zoom and will be $20 to attend. More about this event and the registration link can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/localfiber-marketing-workshop-tickets-90854071975

Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM

July 13, 2020
11:00 am

Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM

The Asian longhorned tick (ALT) is a threat to companion animals, livestock and potentially also to wildlife. So far this species in the US has not been found infected with human pathogens. There is still a lot we don't know about ALTs, so this free webinar will serve as an overview of what we do know about the biology, ecology, and vectorial capacity of this tick species?and how existing approaches for combating native ticks may either work or backfire on this species. The presenters will also discuss other invasive tick species in the US and the potential for additional ones to become established.

CORE Pesticide Training & DEC Recertification Credits

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 14, 2020
9am-10:50am


Looking for DEC credits?
Join Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, to learn about current regulations and pesticide use.
Keep up-to-date on your training while earning DEC credits!

Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow?

July 16, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow?

Selecting sows that meet your goals is key to success of your breeding program. Join us for the Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow? live, free webinar, for a discussion on basic selection principles that make a good sow, and how to investigate those characteristics before you buy or select replacement stock for your breeding herd.

CORE Pesticide Training & DEC Recertification Credits

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 21, 2020
6pm-7:50pm


Looking for DEC credits?
Join Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, to learn about current regulations and pesticide use.
Keep up-to-date on your training while earning DEC credits!

Free Webinar - Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 21, 2020
12:30pm

Free Webinar - Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, CCE of NWNY and CCE of SWNY are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required. Click on presentation title below to join webinar.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

July 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Aprender?n sobre las repercusiones negativas del estr?s por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, adem?s de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo. 

Free Spanish Webinar - Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 22, 2020
12:30pm

Free Spanish Webinar - Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, CCE of NWNY and CCE of SWNY are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required. Click on presentation title below to join webinar.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

July 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Aprender?n sobre las repercusiones negativas del estr?s por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, adem?s de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo. 

Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?

July 23, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?

Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?

Selecting a boar that meets your genetic goals is key to success of your breeding and meat production program. Join us for the Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar? Live, free webinar, for a discussion on basic selection principles when picking a boar for your farm, understanding the unique characteristics of what makes a good boar for your production goals and production system.

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

July 30, 2020
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

Breeding sows takes know-how, good timing, and good technique. In this free webinar, we will talk about the key differences and similarities to achieving successful fertilization whether you utilize live-cover or utilizing artificial insemination (AI) for your breeding program. Focus will be placed on the unique pig-isms of managing sows and boars during breeding and best practices for using live cover or AI. Speakers include Penn State Swine State Specialist, Dr. Elizabeth Hines, and Dr. Mark Estienne of Virginia Tech.

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Brassicas & Other Cool Season Annuals

July 31, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT


This webinar will discuss brassicas and other cool-season annuals for grazing or stored feed. This includes species-specific information, planting and management, and feeding considerations. Heather Darby, agronomy specialist of UVM Extension, will be the speaker.


August 2020

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Housing

August 6, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Housing

For pigs, housing is a must for successful production. In this free webinar, we will discuss housing options for sows and boars, and how to design those systems to improve flow and handling of large breeding stock in your system.

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Nutrition

August 13, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Nutrition

For the breeding herd, nutrition is all about longevity. In this webinar, we will review basic dietary recommendations for boars and sows, and how to make the most of feedstuffs available to you.


Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Harvesting Winter Cover Crops

August 28, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT


This webinar will discuss how you can harvest your overwintering cover crops as forage by grazing in the fall and grazing or harvesting in the spring. This includes fall planting dates, species-specific information, and other management considerations. Sam Corcoran, agronomy researcher of UMass Extension, will be the speaker.


September 2020

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October 2020

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November 2020

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December 2020

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Upcoming Events

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

July 9, 2020
4pm-5pm

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EDT)

Join us for our weekly Q&A and facilitated discussions during our Food Industry Virtual Office Hours to address questions on COVID-19. Speak directly to subject matter experts in sanitation, epidemiology, microbiology, virology, food safety culture, business continuity and the food safety of dairy foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and processed foods and beverages.

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Marketing Workshop for Fiber Farmers and Fiber Artists

July 11, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Laura Biasillo from Broom County Cooperative Extension for a morning of discussion on marketing fiber on July 11th from 9:00AM - 11:30AM. This workshop includes the topics of marketing strategies, how to conduct market research, creating a plan to reach customers, and networking with local fiber farmers and makers. The workshop will be held over Zoom and will be $20 to attend. More about this event and the registration link can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/localfiber-marketing-workshop-tickets-90854071975
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Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM

July 13, 2020
11:00 am

The Asian longhorned tick (ALT) is a threat to companion animals, livestock and potentially also to wildlife. So far this species in the US has not been found infected with human pathogens. There is still a lot we don't know about ALTs, so this free webinar will serve as an overview of what we do know about the biology, ecology, and vectorial capacity of this tick species?and how existing approaches for combating native ticks may either work or backfire on this species. The presenters will also discuss other invasive tick species in the US and the potential for additional ones to become established.
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Announcements

From our Team to Yours: COVID-19 Resources for Dairy Farmers

The South Central NY Dairy and Field Crops Team has compiled a list of articles on their blog that we think may be useful to dairy producers and their service providers as we all navigate the COVID-19 situation. Please stay safe and reach out to our team if you have questions or need help finding information. We are here to help with tools and resources to support all of the normal day-to-day dairy, livestock, and field crop management considerations, in addition to emerging topics related to COVID-19.

Do you have visitors or employees travelling outside of the state?

They might need to quarantine! In response to the high rates of COVID-19 happening in other parts of the country, the NYS Department of Health will be requiring anyone entering NY from restricted states to quarantine for 14 days. For essential farm laborers, this would involve an employee seeking COVID-19 diagnostic testing within 24 hours of entering the state, monitoring their temperature and symptoms while wearing a face covering in public spaces, and avoiding extended periods of time in public. The CAN continue to work while following proper protocols during this time. For more information, read this post from Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development or contact our Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll.



Dicamba Notice to Users, Distributors and Sellers - June 29, 2020

On June 3, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated EPA's registration of three products containing the active ingredient dicamba, which effectively cancelled their federal registrations. The three products are: Xtendimax with Vaporgrip Technology, Engenia, and FeXapan.
On June 8, 2020, in response to the Court's decision, EPA issued a Cancellation Order for these three products. In light of the Court's decision associated with these registrations and the provisions of EPA's Cancellation Order to implement that decision, DEC is taking these actions:
1) Registrations - The registrations of the three products will be cancelled as of July 31, 2020 in accordance with the provisions of ECL Section 33-0713. Thirty days' notice will be provided to the registrants of these products.
2) Distribution or Sale - Distribution or sale of existing stocks of the three products shall be limited as follows:
• Distribution or sale by registrants is prohibited immediately, except for distribution for the purposes of proper disposal.
• Distribution or sale of products that are already in the possession of someone other than the registrant is permitted only for disposal or to facilitate return to the registrant or a registered establishment.
• Distribution or sale by commercial applicators is permitted to facilitate use no later than July 31, 2020.
3) Use - All use, including storage of open containers, is prohibited after July 31, 2020.
Questions about dicamba may be directed to pesticidecompliance@dec.ny.gov or ppr@dec.ny.gov or by calling 518-402-8727. 


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