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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.

 

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.

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.

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! 



February 2022

Preparing for Shearing Day Webinar

February 1, 2022
7pm - 8:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Preparing for Shearing Day Webinar

This free webinar will prepare farmers for shearing day. Guest speaker Robin Nistock of Nistock farms will share how to maximize efficiency while maintaining shearer safety and clip quality. A Q&A session with professional shearers will follow.

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

February 1, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 2nd 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. 

Net Zero for NY Dairy

February 2 - February 3, 2022
12pm - 2:30pm
Virtual

This conference has gathered dairy industry experts to shed light on what "getting to net zero" means for dairy producers.

Join us if you are…

 ...curious about what getting to "Net Zero" means for dairy farmers and why it's being talked about so much.

...interested in the facts around dairy cattle and greenhouse gases.

…looking to learn about current and future farm practices and technology that can be used to reduce greenhouse gases?

... wondering where you'll find the time to attend a conference or workshop?
 
If so, this virtual conference is designed for you.

The Business of Making Hay

February 7, 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online viz Zoom

The Business of Making Hay

We'll explore the art and science of making quality hay. We'll focus on good fertility practices for growing nutrient dense hay for dairy cows, beef cattle or horses. Participants will hear the recommendations for crop varieties and rotations. we'll dive into the business side.

Preparing for and Accessing Wool Pools Webinar

February 8, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Preparing for and Accessing Wool Pools Webinar

This free event's conversation will focus on wool pools and what makes quality wool. Topics will include NYS wool pool locations and times, contributing to NYS wool pools, options if wool pools are far away, what makes a quality packaged wool, and what affects wool pricing.

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

February 8, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 3rd Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

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

Beef Cow Nutritional Strategies During the Last Trimester

February 9, 2022
7pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Beef Cow Nutritional Strategies During the Last Trimester

Please join the CCE Livestock Program Work Team for a presentation on the importance of meeting the nutritional needs of brood cows. Our guest presenter is Stephen Boyles, Ph.D., Beef Extension Specialist from The Ohio State University.

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

February 10, 2022 : Learning Your Beef Cuts
7pm - 8:30pm
Online Via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Learning Your Beef Cuts presented by Jean O'Toole, Executive Director of New York Beef Council.

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

February 15, 2022 : Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 4th Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

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

Register once and attend all five sessions.

Implementing Practical Genetics for the Commercial Dairy

February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022

12pm
Virtual Webinar with option for In-person Workshop see description for both locations

This webinar series will be presented entirely by Dr. Heather Huson, Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University. Based on Dr. Huson's Applied Genetics course this program will give participants an understanding of how to use genetic information to reach their herd goals. An optional in person session will provide an opportunity for hands on practice with genetic analysis tools.

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

February 22, 2022 : Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 5th Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Online via Zoom

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

Register once and attend all five sessions.

Farm Financial Peer Learning Circles Kickoff Event

February 24, 2022
Two Options (lunchtime and evening) available - times tbd
Online via Zoom

Cornell Small Farms Program (CSFP) and Cornell Cooperative Extension are teaming up with diversified farmers like you to analyze your farm's finances and have productive, honest discussions about the state of your business and opportunities for improving your financial outcomes.

 

Empire Sheep Producers Association (ESPA) Annual Meeting

February 26, 2022
2pm - 4pm
Online via Zoom

Empire Sheep Producers Association (ESPA) Annual Meeting

The Empire Sheep Producers Association 2022 Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom on Saturday February 26, beginning at 2 pm. All ESPA members, other sheep producers, and people affiliated with NYS's sheep industry are invited to attend. 



March 2022

Beef Corp Reputation Management Training

March 1, 2022
March 8, 2022
March 15, 2022
March 22, 2022

7pm-8pm
Zoom

The Beef Industry needs our stakeholders to ensure our reputation with the consumer stays strong to ensure beef demand! Learn how to better represent the beef industry and be an advocate for beef!

Western New York Collaborative Farming: A Workshop

March 5, 2022
10am - 2pm
Zoom or In-person at Aurora Senior Citizen Center
Aurora, NY

Buffalo Go Green (BGG) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) are hosting a workshop to explore the potential of collaborative farming in Western New York. The workshop will be held on March 5, 2022 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Participants can attend via Zoom or in-person at the Aurora Senior Citizens Center (101 King Street, East Aurora, NY, 14052).

Farm operators, Greg and Elisabeth Putney of Rise'N'Swine Farm and Michael and Stephanie Parkot of Always Something Farm, will discuss their production models. These two families have entered a collaboration that will strengthen each farm's bottom line. Andrew Delmonte of Cooperation Buffalo will give an overview of worker-owned cooperatives. Ian McSweeny of Agrarian Trust will explain Agrarian Commons, a community-based approach to land ownership and stewardship.

CCE Flock Talks Presents: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York

March 7, 2022
7pm - 8pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

CCE Flock Talks Presents: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New York

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension and Dr. Chad Wall, Field Veterinarian for NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, to learn about the current outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, the threat it poses to NYS poultry production, and how we can protect our birds and stop the spread! This event is for Small Production Flocks as well as Backyard/Hobby Flocks.

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 10, 2022 : Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Join Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the considerations and resources that are available for evaluating and executing your land lease options.

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

March 10, 2022 : Marketing & Cooking Underutilized Cuts
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Marketing & Cooking Underutilized Cuts presented by Jean O'Toole, Executive Director of New York Beef Council. 

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 11, 2022 : Getting the Best Bang for Your Fertilizer Buck
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Cornell Professor and leader of the Nutrient Management Spear Program, and Kirsten Workman of Cornell PRO-DAIRY, will discuss management and evaluation strategies to help optimize fertility without breaking the bank with your fertilizer budget.

 

Annual Meeting of the NY Beef Producers' Association Region 2

March 12, 2022
5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Falcons Nest Banquet Hall
Falconer, NY

Annual Meeting of the New York Beef Producers' Association Region 2 and Chautauqua County Beef Producers Association For Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties 

                                                                   Saturday, March 12, 2022

                                                               The Falcons Nest Banquet Hall,
                                                          2001 E. Main Street Ext., Falconer, NY.
                                                       5:30 to 6:30 pm - Social Hour & Visit with Vendors 
                                                                   Buffet Dinner to Follow

F.A.R.M. 4.0 Updates

March 17, 2022
12pm

CCE North Country Regional Ag Team Dairy Specialist Lindsay Ferlito will walk through updates of FARM 4.0 and give insight on cow based measurements from CCE research completed on NY dairy farms. The workshop will be interactive using polls, and strive to answer your questions on FARM 4.0! 

REGISTER

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 17, 2022 : Keeping Hay Fields Productive
12noon - 1pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Dan Steward of WNY Crop Management Association, will address the challenge of keeping long term pastures and hay fields.  

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 18, 2022 : Corn Nematode & Weed Management in Hay and Pasture
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Mike Stanyard will discuss the results of the corn nematode sampling study from the NWNY region in 2021 and Janice Degni will review cultural and chemical weed control practices for alfalfa or grass, mixed stands, and pasture. 

New York Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

March 19, 2022
1pm
Belfast Fire Hall
Belfast, NY

New York Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

Open to all interested beef and dairy producers. After lunch we will have a short business meeting for Region 4 followed by our guest speakers.


Understanding and Mitigating Lameness

March 22, 2022
10am - 12:30pm

Presenters: Jan Shearer, DVM, Professor, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Lindsay Ferlito, Betsy Hicks, Margaret Quaassdorff, Regional Dairy Specialists Cornell Cooperative Extension.
This one-day program is for anyone who works with dairy cattle. We'll cover the basics of feet and leg issues that cause lameness. More importantly we'll discuss practical strategies to avoid and mitigate lameness. The program will include virtual presentations and an on farm walk through with discussion.

REGISTER

Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order

March 24, 2022
1pm-1:45pm
Zoom

Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order

The Hudson Valley Farm Bulk Order program supports other cooperative farm purchasing programs to start up, grow, and thrive.  In that spirit, we have made our organizing materials, lessons learned, and other helpful tools and resources publicly available.  As a courtesy, we'd ask that prospective organizers reach out to coordinate with us if there is potential overlap with some of our vendors, so that we can ensure our program continues to run smoothly.   REGISTER

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

March 24, 2022 : Factors Influencing Forage Digestibility and Feed Quality
12noon - 1pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Advancements in measurements of forage fiber digestibility and a growing understanding of field and management factors that affect digestibility offer the opportunity to improve our management and utilization of forages in dairy rations. 

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 25, 2022 : Field Crop Disease Update & Soybean Cyst Nematode
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Gary Bergstrom will provide an update on the diagnosis and management of field crop diseases in New York including two new corn diseases (tar spot and bacterial leaf streak), corn mycotoxins, soybean cyst nematode, and latest options for disease management in corn, soybean, and small grains. Erik Smith will share more about Soybean cyst nematode (SCN), the most damaging pest of soybeans globally, and we are just beginning to identify its expansion into dry bean crops. 

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 31, 2022 : Herbicide Resistant Weeds & Seed Corn Maggot
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Lynn Sosnoskie's presentation will focus on the evolution of herbicide resistance in agronomic crops with a focus on the current issues facing New York producers including: Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and horseweed. Then, Elson Shields will discuss seed corn maggot in NY corn and biological control of corn rootworm. 



April 2022

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 1, 2022 : GMO Trait Management & Field Crop Weed Control
12noon - 2pm
Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

Joe Lawrence discusses the options for pest management traits in genetically engineered crops can be confusing and continues to change.  Mike Hunter will discuss the limited availability of certain herbicides will likely change the herbicide programs used to control problematic weeds of field crops. 

Prepare for Shearing Day - Alpaca Edition Webinar

April 5, 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Prepare for Shearing Day - Alpaca Edition Webinar

Join the Cornell Livestock Program Work Team for a free webinar on how to make shearing day a smooth, and enjoyable process. Special guest Jody Hatch from Salmon River Alpacas will discuss shearing day prep, expectations of owners and shearers, and shearing day management logistics.

Inspired by Annie's: Let's Elevate Your Marketing

April 5, 2022
April 12, 2022
April 19, 2022
April 26, 2022

11:30am - 1pm
Zoom

Join a set of Cornell Cooperative Extension educators for an Inspired by Annie's Project four week series focused on elevating your marketing techniques. This series will take place on Tuesdays in April (5th, 12th, 19th & 26th), from 11:30am-1pm - allowing for participation during flexible lunchtime hours. Annie's Project is taught by trained facilitators and 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. Annie's Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

April 6, 2022
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Zoom

Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

The success of AMS management relies heavily on feed management and strategies that can maximize cow traffic, production, and health at the lowest possible cost. Join SWNY team and MSU Extension for a webinar on April 6, 2022, at noon (ET). To talk with us and share the most recent high-quality research information on nutrition and feed management for dairy cows in AMS, we brought together two researchers' experts in AMS, Dr. Gregory Penner, and MSc. James Salfer. Register now!

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshop

April 6, 2022
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Jamestown Community College, Room 120 Carnahan Building
Jamestown, NY

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshop

You are raising and selling local meat, but are you making a profit? There are tools that can help with that! Learn about how to figure out your cost of production, use the NEW Cornell Meat Pricing Calculator to develop prices that deliver a profit in every channel, improve marketing techniques to reach target customers, and how to use MeatSuite.com

 

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

April 14, 2022 : Adding Value to Your Marketing Display
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

Adding Value to Your Marketing Display presented by Jean O'Toole, Executive Director of the New York Beef Council. 

Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases

April 21, 2022
7pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom

Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases

As the cost of owning land rises, and farm profitability tightens, now's the time to evaluate the role that leased and rented land plays on our local farms - and our bottom lines. Join Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the considerations and resources that are available for evaluating and executing your land lease options with risk management in mind. Topics of discussion include written lease agreements, "fair" rental rates, risk management tools, and tools for analyzing enterprise opportunities.

Beef x Dairy Workshop - Postponed to Winter time!

April 27, 2022
November 23, 2022

Beef x Dairy Workshop - Postponed to Winter time!


May 2022

Evaluating a Goat for Purchase

May 5, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Evaluating a Goat for Purchase

This free, virtual webinar takes students through what to look for when purchasing these compact, hardy, and entertaining animals. Our discussion topics will include breeds & production considerations, purchasing options, common diseases to look out for, and integrating newcomers into the herd.

Finger Lakes Sheep Producers Co-Op Annual Wool Pool - May 18th, 20th, and 21st

May 18, 2022
May 18th - 10am - 4pm; May 20th - 9am - 4pm; May 21st - 9am - 2pm
Rodman Lott and Son Farms
Seneca Falls, NY

Finger Lakes Sheep Producers Co-Op Annual Wool Pool - May 18th, 20th, and 21st

The Finger Lakes Wool pool will be held in Seneca Falls this year. Pricing is $0.32 for clean wool and $0.07 for off-sorts, with a $10 membership fee per farm. Compensation options are available.

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshops

May 19, 2022
7pm-8:30pm
Zoom

This webinar covers the approach used for setting meat prices, both for bulk and by-the-cut sales, using the Cornell Meat Price Calculator (MPC). Attendees will learn what data to collect from their farm and how to use the new MPC. The MPC is a user-friendly online tool for farmers that allows them to set prices that ensure they reach farm financial goals. The webinar will be recorded and shared, so that farms using the MPC can play it back when they are ready to use the MPC.  

Soil Sampling for Success - A Seminar for NYS and NJ Veterans

May 23, 2022
6pm - 7:30pm
Online Via Zoom

Are you planting things in soil? (We're guessing the answer is probably yes). Then you need a soil sample! NYS and NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists, Amy Barkley and Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about soil sampling in a FREE virtual seminar. This will take place on Monday, May 23rd, 2022 from 6pm - 7:30pm via Zoom. Registration is required before May 20th by visiting tinyurl.com/SoilSample22.

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

May 25, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 8, 2022

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

A FREE, virtual three part webinar series for dairy producers interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business. Our discussion will include market availability and considerations, business planning and goals, interacting with regulatory agencies, planning requirements, and equipment types and layout, audit readiness, compliance training and record keeping.

Profitable Meat Marketing Workshops

May 25, 2022
7pm-8:30pm
Zoom

This webinar covers the approach used for setting meat prices, both for bulk and by-the-cut sales, using the Cornell Meat Price Calculator (MPC). Attendees will learn what data to collect from their farm and how to use the new MPC. The MPC is a user-friendly online tool for farmers that allows them to set prices that ensure they reach farm financial goals. The webinar will be recorded and shared, so that farms using the MPC can play it back when they are ready to use the MPC.  



June 2022

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

May 25, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 8, 2022

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

A FREE, virtual three part webinar series for dairy producers interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business. Our discussion will include market availability and considerations, business planning and goals, interacting with regulatory agencies, planning requirements, and equipment types and layout, audit readiness, compliance training and record keeping.

Young Farmers Coalition of WNY Farmer's Potluck

June 4, 2022
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Groundwork Market Garden
Buffalo, NY

Young Farmers Coalition of WNY Farmer's Potluck

All farmers are invited to this networking event where we will share ideas, pool resources, tour a local farm, and enjoy good company. 

IPM / FAMACHA Workshop

June 10, 2022
5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Shepherd's Place
Houghton, NY

IPM / FAMACHA Workshop

Join us for dinner and a hands-on training on how to manage, test for, and treat for internal parasites in small ruminants.

Parasite Management and Pasture Health

June 15, 2022
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

Thinking about raising animals on pasture this season? NY & NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists, Amy Barkley and Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about parasite management and pasture health in a FREE virtual seminar. This will take place on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 from 6pm - 7:30pm via Zoom. Registration is required by visiting tinyurl.com/Pasture22.

New York Tax Incentives for Farm Employers: Overtime, Investment and Employee Retention

June 21, 2022
11am - 12:30pm EDT
Webinar

In the 2022 State of the State and State Budget, Governor Hochul announced three significant tax credits that are applicable to many farmers in New York: - The Farm Worker Overtime Tax Credit - reimburses farms for overtime expenses if the threshold is reduced below 60 hours per week....

Baby Mama Drama (Goat Reproduction and Kidding)

June 29, 2022
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

Baby Mama Drama (Goat Reproduction and Kidding)

Are you ready for your goats to give birth? NY & NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists, Amy Barkley and Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about parasite management and pasture health in a FREE virtual seminar. This will take place on Wednesday, June 29thh, 2022 from 6pm - 7:30pm via Zoom. Registration is required by visiting tinyurl.com/BabyGoat22.

Farms Under Threat 2040: Choosing an Abundant Future

June 29, 2022
12pm
Webinar

American farmland and ranchland are rapidly disappearing, threatening our food security, undermining the agricultural economy, and making us vulnerable to climate shocks. What can be done? 



July 2022

Robotic Milking System Farm Tour

July 12, 2022
11:00am - 1:00 pm
Frontier Brook Farm
Conewango Valley, NY

Robotic Milking System Farm Tour

Join us to tour the farm, talk about managing cows under robotic system, enjoy lunch, socialize with other farms, and learn from each other.

Goat Herd and Foot Health

July 13, 2022
6pm - 7:30pm

Goat Herd and Foot Health

Let's learn to hoof trim and care for goats! NY & NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists, Amy Barkley and Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about goat herd and foot health in a FREE virtual seminar. This will take place on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 from 6pm - 7:30pm via Zoom. Registration is required by visiting tinyurl.com/GoatHealth22.

2022 Soil Health & Climate Resiliency Field Days

July 13, 2022
July 20, 2022
July 25, 2022
July 28, 2022
August 2, 2022
August 4, 2022
August 9, 2022
August 25, 2022
August 31, 2022

Tines vary based on dates and locations

Join the New York Soil Health team and partner organizations at a soil health field day! The statewide event series will take place May-August 2022.

 More details and registration will be available soon.

Pasture Walk

July 13, 2022
7pm-8:30pm
Hendrickson's Grazing Acres
Gainesville, NY

Pasture Walk

Join us for a pasture walk Wednesday, July 13 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Hendrickson's Grazing Acres, the farm of Jim and Stephanie Hendrickson. We will be meeting at the barn at 5702 Route 19, Gainesville, NY. They have worked for many years to set up a very nice rotationally grazed system for their beef herd. They finish their steers and sell through the freezer trade.


Young Farmers Coalition of WNY Ice Cream Social

July 19, 2022
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Healing Poem Farm
Java, NY

Young Farmers Coalition of WNY Ice Cream Social

The Young Farmer's Coalition of WNY is having an ice cream social and discussion circle at Healing Poem Farm (4598 RT-78, Java) where we'll talk about the barriers that many young and beginning farmers face to starting farms, including access to farmland, capital, training, and health care. Please RSVP to yfc_wny@gmail.com



August 2022

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

August 2, 2022
11am CST
Zoom

-DGA opportunities available as an Apprentice or farmer Mentor
-What managed grazing looks like on a dairy farm, with real life scenarios

Irrigation Pasture Walk - Birds All Dairy

August 17, 2022
Noon
Birds All Dairy
Canaseraga, NY

Irrigation Pasture Walk - Birds All Dairy

If you are interested in learning more about Kim's irrigation system, there will be a pasture walk at their farm on August 17th at noon. The farm is located at 3642 Old Worden Rd, Canaseraga NY 14882. Bring a dish to pass or $5 for lunch.

Ticks - What are they? How they can affect your livestock and how to effectively manage them.

August 23 - August 24, 2022
12pm - 3:45pm EST
Webinar

Join the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and U.S. Department of Agriculture for a two-day virtual symposium, August 23rd and 24th, on ticks. The program will especially focus attention on the Asian Longhorned Tick (ALT) and its potential impact on the U.S. cattle industry.

This webinar is for cattle producers, state animal health officials, veterinarians, and other industry stakeholders interested in learning how to identify the ALT and better manage its associated diseases and spread.

Making a Living Farming - Springville, NY August 24th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

August 24, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00pm (formal program) ; 6:00pm - 7:30pm (tomato tasting)
Dirt Rich Farm
Springville, NY

Making a Living Farming - Springville, NY August 24th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Join the Young Farmer's Coalition of WNY and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York for a presentation on how to make a living farming, USDA-NRCS support programs for small and beginning farmers, and how to achieve organic certification. A light dinner will be served and a tomato tasting will start at 6pm, following the formal program.

What You Need to Know About the New CAFO Permit

August 30, 2022
12pm EST
Webinar

On Tuesday, August 30 at 12:00 PM, Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA), Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and NY Farm Bureau will host an educational webinar for farmers, custom applicators, and environmental planners to review the new CAFO permit. The permit was released on July 22, 2022 and will go into effect on January 23, 2023.



September 2022

Cover Crop Field Day 2022

September 9, 2022
12:30pm - 2pm
Providence Farm Collective
Orchard Park , NY

Join the SWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Program for a cover crop field day! Three cover crop plots consisting of sorghum sudangrass, teff, and buckwheat were seeded in mid-July, and this field day will evaluate their performance to date and provide opportunities to learn more about how they can fit into your operation. 

Managing Colostrum Supply: What Farm Management and Nutritional Factors are Associated with Colostrum Yield

September 14, 2022
4pm-5pm EST
Webinar

Ingestion of an adequate amount of high-quality colostrum is essential for the growth and health of newborn calves, yet many farms struggle to manage periods of low colostrum supply. This webinar will overview colostrum components and discuss findings from a recent study describing nutritional and farm management factors associated with colostrum production. Colostrum feeding and monitoring programs will also be covered in a panel discussion. This event is free of charge, but registration is required. 

2022 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium on Grazing Management for Goats and Sheep

September 16 - September 17, 2022
Cornell University/Frank Morrison Hall
Ithaca, NY

Workshops
  • Pasture walk at the Cornell Solar Farms
  • Forage walk at the Cornell Forage Plots
  • Managed Grazing 101
  • Forage Basics
  • Making Grazing Management Decisions
  • Solving Problem Spots in your Pastures
  • Potential Tools for Managing Internal Parasites in Pastured Small Ruminants
  • Grazing Sheep on Solar Farms
  • Using Goats to Manage Vegetation Challenges and Enhance Grazing Environments and Landscape

See attachments for registration form and other information.

Atrazine Update:WEBINAR

September 16, 2022
2pm - 4pm

Zoom webinar hosted by Syngenta providing an update on the current status of Atrazine and the impending comment period in the Federal Register. 

Finger Lakes Fiber Festival

September 17 - September 18, 2022
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Hemlock Fairgrounds
Hemlock, NY

Join us for shopping, classes, lectures, and demonstrations!

Fall 2022 CleanSweep NY **Registration deadline 9/19**

September 19, 2022
Falconer, Hornell, Watkins Glen & Castle Creek, NY

The Fall 2022 CleanSweepNY collection event will take place in Chautauqua, Steuben, Schuyler and Broome counties. Farmers and pesticide applicators/technicians from neighboring counties are encouraged to participate at one of these locations.



October 2022

American Dairy Goat Association National Convention

October 1 - October 7, 2022
Ramada by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center
Syracuse, NY

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. 

Maple Syrup Workshop

October 3, 2022
5pm - 8pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben
Bath, NY

Maple Syrup Workshop

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, arw6@cornell.edu

To register call 607-664-2300 or email amz65@cornell.edu 

Business Planning for Beginning Farmers

October 5, 2022
6pm - 8pm
JCC Carnahan Building
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.

FAMACHA and Internal Parasite IPM Training at Mitrowski House Farm, Machias NY

October 6, 2022
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Mitrowski House Farm
Machias, NY

FAMACHA and Internal Parasite IPM Training at Mitrowski House Farm, Machias NY

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. 

Fall Update on the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak

October 12, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom - Online Webinar

Fall Update on the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak

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
Perrysburg, NY

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training at Town Line Livestock in Perrysburg, NY

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.

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
8am-5pm
*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.

Young Farmer's Coalition Board of Director Elections and Potluck

October 23, 2022
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Grange Hall, Corfu, NY
Corfu, NY

Young Farmer's Coalition Board of Director Elections and Potluck

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.

NY Sheep and Goat Producers

October 27, 2022
7pm-9pm
Zoom

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 



November 2022

"Meat" Your Farmer - Cattaraugus County

November 5, 2022
1pm - 3pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County
Ellicottville, NY

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!

Feeder School - SWNY - CANCELLED due to low registrations

November 9, 2022
10am-3:00pm
Karr Dairy Farm
Hornell, NY

Feeder School - SWNY - CANCELLED due to low registrations

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! 

Labor Roadshow VI

November 9, 2022
8:30am - 4:30pm
Genesee Community College-Batavia Campus
Batavia, NY

Labor Roadshow VI

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
Jamestown, NY

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!

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
8:30am-4:00pm
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

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
12:30pm-1:30pm
Zoom

Webinar: Raising and Managing Cows for Automated Milking Systems

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!



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
Webinar

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.




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Upcoming Events

2024 Aurora Farm Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 1, 2024
Aurora, NY

The annual Cornell Field Crop Research Field Day will be Thursday, August 1 at the Musgrave Research Farm, Aurora, N.Y. The program features walking and hay wagon tours in the morning and afternoon. 

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2024 Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm

August 19, 2024 : 2024 Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm
Cropseyville, NY

Join us for a free field day to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Zack and Annie Metzger will be our hosts. They have run this 200 year-old small diversified farm for 8 years. They process their poultry in a 20C kitchen, where they produce value-added products like sausage and dehydrated chicken feet.

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2024 Broiler Field Day at Majestic Farm

August 20, 2024 : 2024 Broiler Field Day at Majestic Farm
Mountaindale, NY

Join us for a free field day to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Brett and Sara Budde will be our hosts. They raise slow-growth organic broilers on their diversified farm in large flocks on woodland pasture. Their birds are processed into whole birds, parts, and chicken sausage.

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