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January 2023

Dairy Technology Tuesdays

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

12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
Webinar

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

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

Farm Accounting with QuickBooks (Online Course)

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

12pm - 1:30pm EST
Online Course

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

Assessing Trends and Advancing Research for Smart Solar

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

Please join us on Wednesday January 11th between 11:30 and 12:30 to learn how American Farmland Trust is advancing Smart Solar principles in New York. The session will include highlighting cutting edge research led by Cornell University and its Sustainable Solar initiative.  We will invite questions and discussion for an interactive session intended to inform farmers, farm advisors and others interested in the future of New York farmland.  Please register for the event here: https://forms.office.com/r/meZcV1Yaph  

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meeting: Field Crops and Livestock

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

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

NYBPA Winter Conference, Annual Meeting and Awards

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

FEATURES:

Buffet Dinner with Keynote Speaker TEMPLE GRANDIN

Breakfast Hour

Trade Show

Conference:

 Financial Sustainability & Technology's Role in It

 Rising Input Costs - Time to Pinch Your Pennies

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

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

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

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

 and more.....

REGISTER

2023 Agriculture and Food Business Outlook Conference

January 20, 2023
9am-3pm
Cornell University (Stocking Hall)

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

The Northeast Grazing and Livestock Conference

January 20 - January 21, 2023
Virtual

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



February 2023

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

February 18, 2023
9am
Quality Inn - Waterloo
Waterloo, NY

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

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

Forage and Pasture Management Workshop

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

Forage and Pasture Management Workshop

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



March 2023

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 1, 2023 : Creating an Effective Herbicide Program - SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress
12pm-1:30pm
Online via Zoom

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

With increasing herbicide resistance throughout the NYS, understanding how herbicides function is an important consideration to your herbicide program.

Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase 2 & Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) Updates

March 2, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Join us on Thursday, March 2 at 6:00 pm to learn more about the updated disaster programs available through the Farm Service Agency. FSA Executive Directors will be on hand to explain the programs and answer producer questions during this time. Registration is required and is available here: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K4v37t_9Rne3XCwMN0cWjg

For more information, contact Nicole Tommell, Farm Business Management Specialist, by calling 315-867-6001 or emailing nt375@cornell.edu. 

For registration or technology assistance, call Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist, at 716-640-0552 or email kaw249@cornell.edu.

Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training (2 day course)

March 7 - March 8, 2023
9:30am - 3:30pm
Spring Hope Dairy
Clifton Springs, NY

Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training (2 day course)

Join us for a two-day workshop with hands-on training that will be offered in both English and Spanish in cooperation with Javier Cheang from Genex Cooperative Inc.

Topics to be covered:

  • Bovine reproductive anatomy and physiology
  • Heat detection
  • Artificial insemination techniques
  • Proper semen thawing
  • Loading artificial insemination guns
  • Breeding cows (hands-on practice)

Tools for Farm Succession Planning Series

March 8, 2023
March 15, 2023
March 22, 2023

6:30pm-8pm EST
Webinar

Do you have a plan in place for transferring your farm business to the next generation?

Join CCE-trained educators for a FREE & Virtual series focused on leveling up your toolbox when it comes to building a strong management team, assessing your business for the future, and tax management considerations when it comes to succession planning.

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 8, 2023 : Field Crop Disease Update - SWNY Virtual Field Crop Congress
12pm-1:30pm
Online via Zoom

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

Gary Bergstrom will provide an update on the diagnosis and management of field crop diseases in New York including new corn disease tar spot, as well as additional diseases impacting corn, soybeans, and oats.

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

March 15, 2023 : On-Farm Experimentation - SWNY Virtual Field Crop Congress
12pm-1:15pm
Online via Zoom

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

Farmers have always experimented allowing agriculture to evolve. While this process is largely overlooked by scientists, advances in digital agronomy allow for the collection of ample contextual data and pooling of information across multiple farms.

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Workshop - Steuben County - CANCELLED due to low registration.

March 17, 2023
10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST
Steuben County Civil Defense
Bath, NY

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Workshop - Steuben County - CANCELLED due to low registration.

This hands-on workshop will teach the best calving management practices to minimize stillbirth rates and improve calf and cow health during and directly after the calving process.

In this workshop, under the guidance of Dr. Rob Lynch (PRO-DAIRY) and other CCE Specialists, you will be able to apply the concepts from the oral presentation using a realistic cow and calf model!

This workshop is for both Beef and Dairy producers

NY Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

March 18, 2023
1pm
Alfred State College Farm
Alfred, NY

NY Beef Producers Association - Region 4 Annual Meeting

Open to all interested beef and dairy producers.

Business meeting - election of officers, brief discussion on program ideas for 2023/2024.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jerry Rusch, DVM will be presenting the Relationship between Vaccinations and Nutrition. Dr. Rusch was raised on a grain and livestock farm in Southern Indiana. In 1991 he received his DVM from Purdue University and then spent two years in dairy practice in Eastern Pennsylvania. In 1993 Jerry and his wife, Dr. Karen, purchased Spring Mill Veterinary Service, a mixed animal practice in Mitchell, Indiana where he continues to practice. He works with his beef cattle clients on their vaccination programs and is involved with the Indiana Beef Evaluation and Economics Feeding Program (IBEEF), a retained ownership program through Purdue University. Jerry is currently president and general manager of the Springville Feeder Auction, which is a local farmer owner feeder calf marketing cooperative.   He is also a member of AABP and the Society for Theriogenology. Jerry joined Multimin USA in March 2018.

Tour of Alfred State College Livestock Facilities - Virginia Chamberlain, Alfred State Farm Manager - Opportunity to see the new facilities and learn about the expansion of livestock educational events and courses offered at the college.

This program will serve as a BQA Recertification workshop. If you are Level 2 BQA Certified, you will need to provide an updated Veterinarian Client/Patient Relationship (VCPR) form, if needed please request a form when you pre-register.

Annual Meeting-NY Beef Producers' Assoc. Region 2 & Chautauqua Co. Beef Producers Assoc. for Cattaraugus & Chautauqua

March 18, 2023
5:30 PM
American Legion
Little Valley, NY

All with an interest in cattle are welcome to attend this informational meeting. Membership in these beef producer groups is not required to attend.

Following the buffet dinner, a short business meeting will kick-off the evening including the election of officers. Guest
speakers will share timely information providing participants Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) re-certification credits.

Small Farm Tax Basics (FREE Live Seminar for VETERANS)

March 20, 2023
6pm - 7:30pm
Online webinar

Small Farm Tax Basics (FREE Live Seminar for VETERANS)

Let's go over filing a Schedule F! 

NY & NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialist,
Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about small farm tax management in a FREE virtual seminar

The Four Phases of Feeding the Dairy Goat Kid

March 21, 2023
6:30pm EST
Webinar

The Four Phases of Feeding the Dairy Goat Kid

The Four Phases of Feeding the Dairy Goat Kid presentation will teach attendees prepartum nutrition of the doe, colostrum/nursing phase, weaning phase, and post-weaning phase. Learn the importance of each phase and how each can impact the health, growth, and quality of the kids you raise. Understand management techniques that can positively affect your bottom line when raising replacement does and bucks.

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Workshop - Cattaraugus County

March 21, 2023
10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST
CCE Cattaraugus County
Ellicottville, NY

Hands-on Calving & Dystocia Workshop - Cattaraugus County

This hands-on workshop will teach the best calving management practices to minimize stillbirth rates and improve calf and cow health during and directly after the calving process.

In this workshop, under the guidance of Dr. Rob Lynch (PRO-DAIRY) and other CCE Specialists, you will be able to apply the concepts from the oral presentation using a realistic cow and calf model!

This workshop is for both Beef and Dairy producers

Fundamentals of Ventilation in Barns for Small Ruminants and other Livestock

March 22, 2023
7pm
Webinar

Fundamentals of Ventilation in Barns for Small Ruminants and other Livestock

Ventilation in barns is essential for the well-being of livestock, particularly small ruminants. This free webinar shares how to plan for and update ventilation systems in barns, particularly old dairy barns, to work for you!

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 22, 2023 : Soybean Cyst Nematode in NY - SWNY Virtual Field Crop Congress
12pm-1pm
Online via Zoom

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most damaging pest of soybeans globally, and we are just beginning to identify its expansion into dry bean crops. 

Protecting Against Murphy's Law - For Veterans

March 29, 2023
6pm-7:30pm
Webinar

Protecting Against Murphy's Law - For Veterans

What can go wrong, will go wrong - especially on a farm! NY & NJ Veterans are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about farm risk management in a FREE virtual seminar.

 

GROW Farmer Forum on Cover Crop Termination

March 29, 2023
2pm-3:30pm

Listen in — and bring your questions — as a panel of farmers from the Midwest, South and Mid-Atlantic speak about their experience with cover crop termination methods. 

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

March 29, 2023 : Value of Manure Told Through Five Stories & CAFO Updates - SWNY Virtual Field Crop Congress
12pm-1:30pm
Online via Zoom

2023 SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Congress Series

What is the fertilizer replacement value of manure? How does injection of manure in alfalfa impact the crop? Can shallow incorporation be as effective in conserving N as deeper incorporation? What is the carry over benefit of manure application? 



April 2023

Organic Farmer-to-Farmer Meetings

April 4, 2023 : NYCO Field Crop Meeting
9am-1pm
Jordan Hall Auditorium
Geneva, NY

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

How to Value Your Business, Planning for the Future

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

6:30pm-7:30pm
Webinar

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

Business Planning for Beginning Farmers

April 10, 2023
6pm-8pm
CCE-Chautauqua (JCC Carnahan Building)
Jamestown, NY

Business Planning for Beginning Farmers

Business plans for farms are often viewed as yet another chore to do and usually result in dusty binders taking up space on the office shelf. This discussion based workshop will walk you through the mental exercise of planning your future agricultural adventures. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the use of a business plan, the essential components, and a "to-do" list of things to think about to inform future planning efforts. Additional opportunities for one-on-one follow up will also be offered. FSA Borrower credits may be made available for your attendance. This workshop will be taught by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader and Farm Business Management Specialist from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science and Ag Business Management, and owns and operates a diversified livestock farm.

$5 per person REGISTER

NY Beef Producers' Association Region 1 Meeting

April 11, 2023
5:30pm
Alabama Hotel
Basom, NY

Please see the information below for upcoming regional meetings. Some have fast approaching RSVP dates! For questions on the meetings, contact the respective regional directors.

NYBPA REGION ONE ANNUAL MEETING

WHERE: Alabama Hotel - 1353 Lewiston Road, Basom, NY 14013

WHEN: Tuesday, April 11th starting at 5:30pm

RSVP by Friday, March 31st to Alana Welker (585.721.0677 or alana.keppler@gmail.com)

COST: $28 Brisket Dinner (with salad bar & dessert) $10 kids meal

2023 SHOP TALKS: Managing In-Field Variability

April 11, 2023
1pm
Teelak Farms (Cattaraugus County)
Mansfield, NY

These in-person workshops are for Field Crop Producers to learn more about equipment, crop rotations, fungicides, and various management considerations. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact Katelyn Miller at 716-640-2047 or km753@cornell.edu for registration and any questions. A light lunch will be provided at all meetings, thanks to our generous sponsors!

Each year presents new challenges for growing feed for your operation. Join Joe Lawrence, Dairy Forage Systems Specialist on Cornell's PRO-DAIRY team, as he discusses how to manage in-field variability to maintain feed quality.

2023 SHOP TALKS: Incorporating Small Grains Into Your Forage System

April 13, 2023
1pm
Phillips Farm (Erie County)
North Collins, NY

These in-person workshops are for Field Crop Producers to learn more about equipment, crop rotations, fungicides, and various management considerations. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact Katelyn Miller at 716-640-2047 or km753@cornell.edu for registration and any questions. A light lunch will be provided at all meetings, thanks to our generous sponsors!

Looking to implement new forages into your crop rotation? Evaluate how small grains like wheat, oats, and triticale can fit into current rotations, and what their value is as a forage.

2023 SHOP TALKS: Breaking Down Fungicides

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 14, 2023
1pm
Mahaney Farms (Steuben County)
Arkport, NY

These in-person workshops are for Field Crop Producers to learn more about equipment, crop rotations, fungicides, and various management considerations. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact Katelyn Miller at 716-640-2047 or km753@cornell.edu for registration and any questions. A light lunch will be provided at all meetings, thanks to our generous sponsors!

Learn how fungicides work, ideal spraying conditions and how to reduce spray drift. Mahaney Farm will speak on their on-farm fungicide program, and how they utilize airplane application on their corn and wheat acreage.

0.5 DEC credits in 1a, 10, & 21

Potluck & Farm Book Swap @ Massachusetts Avenue Project

April 15, 2023
5pm
Massachusetts Avenue Project
Buffalo, NY

It's spring, and the plants are beginning to emerge from the ground, so we're making plans to emerge from our farms to gather in community for a potluck on Saturday April 15th.

BEEF X DAIRY FREE Webinar Series

April 19 - April 20, 2023
6pm-7:30pm
Webinar

BEEF X DAIRY FREE Webinar Series

Join experts from Cornell Cooperative Extension and the beef and dairy industries as we explore the potential of beef x dairy in New York.

Managing Weeds on The Farm

April 25, 2023
6pm-8pm
CCE-Chautauqua (JCC Carnahan Building)
Jamestown, NY

Managing Weeds on The Farm

Do you grow row crops or pasture livestock? If yes, this workshop is for you! Learn everything you need to know about the biology, identification, and control of common weeds impacting pasture and row crop systems. This workshop will be taught by Katelyn Miller, Field Crop and Forage Specialist from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She is a graduate of Alfred State College with a degree in Agricultural Entrepreneurship. 

$5 per person REGISTER

All of the Chicken Things - Steuben County

April 27, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Steuben County Civil Defense
Bath, NY

All of the Chicken Things - Steuben County

New to raising chickens, but want to learn more before making the plunge? Already have chickens, but looking to expand into selling chicken or eggs? This in-person training is for you! We will cover topics including sourcing chicks, brooding, housing, health and disease management, egg production and sales, and meat production and sales.



May 2023

Goats 101

May 1 - May 2, 2023May 8 - May 9, 2023
7pm-8:30pm
Webinar

Goats 101

New to goats and have questions? Thinking about getting goats and want to learn more before getting started? This series is for you!

Compact, hardy, and endlessly entertaining, goats can be a great addition to any farm or homestead. Their unique nature positions them well to fit niche roles and markets. This series of 4 online workshops reviews goat production and management for beginners. Key management concepts will be reviewed using pre-recorded, interactive videos.  

Preparing Your Livestock Farm for the Loss of OTC Antimicrobials

May 3, 2023
7pm
Webinar

By June 11, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration will require farmers to have a prescription from their veterinarian to purchase all over the counter, medically important, antimicrobial products. Dr. Melanie Hemenway, Veterinarian with NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets will provide an overview of what this means for your farm.

Katelyn Saves You $$

May 3, 2023
6pm - 8pm
JCC Carnahan Building
Jamestown, NY

This two hour workshop is ramping up to be the catch all of the farm business management world! Come with all of your farm management questions, diversification questions, record keeping questions, general small business questions, whatever questions you might have! This workshop will be an interactive and intimate discussion with 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.

Goat and Sheep Super Saturday

May 6, 2023
10am-12pm
Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory
Portland, NY

Interested in owning sheep or goats and want the 411? Already own sheep or goats and want some more information on how to keep your flock or herd safe and healthy? Join us for a hands on workshop learning about hoof trimming, 5 point inspections, FAMACHA training, bio security, and general best practices! This workshop will be taught by Cassandra Skal, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County's Agriculture Program Coordinator. Between the three instructors there is a wealth of knowledge about sheep and goats so bring your questions about just getting started to diversifying and wear something you don't mind getting dirty in!

Agriculture Career Day

May 10, 2023
9am-4pm
Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds
Little Valley, NY

Take the opportunity to meet with local ag businesses who are looking for individuals with the enthusiasm and willingness to work!

Raising Poultry for Meat Production: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.

May 10, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Looking to grow your own meat birds? Start here!

Small scale broiler production is a great way to diversify your farm. Raising broilers for meat production has a relatively short turn around time, low investment, and can help grow your farm's production. Join Livestock Specialist, Amy Barkley, to learn the basics of meat bird production. Topics include breed selection and chick sourcing, housing and nutritional requirements, and a brief introduction to on-farm processing. Participants will receive resources for further exploration. Registration is REQUIRED by visiting tinyurl.com/FarmOpsPoultry or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 

REGISTER

Union Basics for Farm Employees in Spanish

May 17, 2023
12pm-1:30pm
Zoom

Union Basics for Farm Employees in Spanish

New York's Agricultural Workforce Development Council is hosting a webinar for all farm employees. See notice in English and Spanish below. Employers are asked to set up the webinar in breakrooms and meeting areas to help employees gain access.

Union organizers are aggressively contacting farm employees all across New York. Many farm employees are unfamiliar with unions and not sure what to do. New York's Ag Workforce Development Council will host Dr. Bob Ceglowski, consulting veterinarian and trusted advisor to dairy employees and managers, to discuss farm unions in a webinar delivered in Spanish. Topics will include: what unions are, the meaning and obligation of signing a union card, why farm employees may or may not want a union, and clarifying rumors and misinformation that are currently circulating in the farm community.

Attendees will receive the link to join the webinar after they have registered.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qW9QZTHBTk6gkU7CBMpd-A


May 17, 2023
12pm-1:30pm
Zoom

Una Sesión Virtual en Español: Sobre los Conceptos Básicos de los Sindicatos Para los Trabajadores Agrícolas

Los representantes sindicales están contactando agresivamente a los empleados agrícolas en toda Nueva York. Muchos de los trabajadores no están familiarizados con los sindicatos y no están seguros de qué hacer. El Consejo de Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Agrícola de Nueva York dará una sesión virtual en español presentado por el Dr. Bob Ceglowski, un veterinario y consultor profesional que tiene la confianza de los empleados y supervisores de las lecherías. Los temas incluirán: qué son los sindicatos, el significado y la obligación de firmar una tarjeta de afiliación sindical, cuál es la razón por la cual los trabajadores querrán o no querrán tener la representación de un sindicato y va a haber la oportunidad de aclarar los rumores y la información errónea que está circulando ahora en la comunidad agrícola.

Todos los participantes recibirán el enlace para unirse a la sesión virtual después de que se hayan registrado.

Regístrese ahora para esta sesión virtual aquí:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qW9QZTHBTk6gkU7CBMpd-A

So, You Want to Start a Farm? From CCE-Steuben & SWNYDLFC

May 18, 2023
6pm - 8pm
Civil Defense Center
Bath, NY

So, You Want to Start a Farm? From CCE-Steuben & SWNYDLFC

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own farm? Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the nuts and bolts of making your farming dreams come true!

Goat Discussion Circle: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.

May 24, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Calling all new and interested goat farmers! 

Whether you've attended our goat seminars before or are just getting started, join us for a flexible discussion circle dedicated to all things goats. We'll review foundation topics and talk about next steps to make all of your goat dreams come true (or - talk you out of it for good)! Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Specialists. Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/CCEGoatTalk or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 

Agribusiness & Chamber of Commerce - What Does This Partnership Look Like?

May 30, 2023
6pm-7:30pm
JCC Carnahan Building
Jamestown, NY

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is interested in working with more agribusiness' in Chautauqua County. Join this workshop with representatives from the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce to learn how a partnership with them would be a great next step for your agribusiness. They will also walk us through their online sales platform, ShopLocalCHQ. This is such an exciting time for collaborations and working to get the word out about locally sourced products of any kind!



June 2023

Challenges and Opportunities of Managing Transition Cows on AMS

June 1, 2023
12 to 1:15 p.m. ET
Zoom

Challenges and Opportunities of Managing Transition Cows on AMS

Join us for a live webinar on June 1st, 2023, at noon (ET), where we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing transition cows on automated milking systems (AMS).

TALK DAIRY TO ME: Facts, Fiction &FAQ's

June 1, 2023
1pm
Webinar

From farming to processing and health to sustainability, both consumers and healthcare professionals have questions about dairy foods. With widespread information available online and in the media, it can feel overwhelming to discern fact from fiction. In this webinar, our dairy experts address common questions and misconceptions that can help health and wellness professionals feel confident in evidence-based guidance when it comes to dairy's role in health and sustainability.  

Hogs, Hops & Honey - Oh My! A FREE Live seminar for Veterans.

June 7, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Have you ever tried Hipcamp? What about pick-your-own veggies? On-farm dairy processing? Goat yoga? What about all of those at the same time?! Farm production diversification can be an important way to manage risk, increase revenues, and increase profitability. However, it can also be an easy trap to spread limited resources even further! Join Katelyn to learn more about enterprise analysis and determine how diversification can help you. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Specialists. 

Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/OhMyFarm or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 

Participation in this event will include the opportunity to hear from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops program's Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll. SWNYDLFC is a partnership between Cornell University and the five Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben Counties. Their work for this program is financially supported through the Northeast Extension Risk Mangement Education program. This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2021‐70027‐34693.


2023 Small Grains Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 8, 2023
10am - 12pm
Poormon Farms
Seneca Falls , NY

2023 Small Grains Management Field Day

Interested in small grains? Attend this years Small Grains Management Field Day at Poormon Farms in Seneca Falls! You'll have the opportunity to hear about crop development, management considerations, weed management, and much more. 

ABC's of EPD's

June 10, 2023
9am-11am
Cornell Cooperative Extension Cattaraugus County
Ellicottville, NY

Sire selection is one of the most important aspects of any breeding operation. Selecting a good herd sire is based on many factors and the effects of that decision will last for generations to come. We can use them not only to help make great brood cows but also to aid in building a quality feeder calf to capture premium prices at auction. Join your fellow beef producers in an interactive environment to learn more about Expected Progeny Differences (EPD) and Sire Selection.

Phil will discuss the ins and outs of EPD's and their importance in choosing your next herd sire. As well as ways to capture those premiums on your feeder calves at the sale barn.
**BQA Recertification forms will be available for those who need recert. credits. **

Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP by June 3, 2023

Chelsey Nelson - (716) 801-1855  valleyviewfarms@hotmail.com
Abby Luzier - (585) 369-4044  ajl387@cornell.edu

New York State Fiber Conference

June 11, 2023
9am-4pm
Butternut Hill Campground
Bouckville, NY

This one day conference is for new and beginning animal fiber producers who are looking for additional information to better make educated decisions regarding what species and breed of animal to raise and their efforts to produce, use or market their animal's fiber. Producers and potential producers from New York State and throughout the Northeast US are welcome to attend. Participants will leave with a better understanding of what they can do with their animal fiber or its value-added products to increase its market value; whether marketed through direct-to-consumer channels, commodity markets or wholesale.

Wildfires, Smoke & Livestock

June 13 - June 15, 2023
9PM EST
Webinar

Wildfires, Smoke & Livestock

This webinar series aims to provide educational content to livestock producers, focusing on preparedness for wildfires, caring for livestock prior to and during wildfires, and providing the most updated information on research on wildfire smoke exposure and its effects on livestock health and performance. 

Staffing and Organizing Your Team

June 22, 2023
June 29, 2023
July 6, 2023
July 13, 2023
July 20, 2023
July 27, 2023

3pm-4pm
Webinar

Course applicable to all agricultural commodities

Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development has opened registration for Staffing and Organizing Your Team, a six-week course in the Supervisory Leadership Certificate program. Staffing and Organizing Your Team materials release June 16, 2023 and live weekly Zoom discussions will be held from 3 to 4 PM ET each Thursday from June 22 through July 27, 2023. Participation in the live sessions is highly encouraged and provides a valued opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and networking. Registration is $275 and closes June 16. Continuing education credits are now available for this course and the Supervisory Leadership Certificate program. Course topics include: becoming a preferred employer, personnel planning, job descriptions, recruiting and interviewing, hiring and onboarding.

Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk at Houston Farms

June 27, 2023
1pm-3pm
Houston Farms
Groton, Ny

Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk at Houston Farms

Learn how rotational grazing and other conservation practices enhance farm viability for the 4th and 5th generations on a small dairy in Groton, NY.



July 2023

Pasture Walk at Horizon Ridge Farms

July 6, 2023
6pm-8pm
East Aurora, Ny

Bob Kozlowski has been working for 8 years to improve his 30 acres of pastures to graze 30 beef cows. Soil amendments, frost seeding, and intensive rotation have helped and would like to keep improving them. Join Nancy Glazier, NWNY Team and Amy Barkley, SWNY Team for a  supper and pasture walk Thursday, July 6 from 6 - 8 pm at 12367 Bullis Rd, East Aurora, NY.

We will explore:

  • Early season forage quality and yield comparisons.
  • Clover vs. Nitrogen fertilizer.
  • Soil test reports - past and current.
  • The "Tighty Whities" test.

The event is free thanks to the partial support of National Grazing Lands Coalition. Registration is required for headcount for the meal. 

Register by July 5.

                                                                                            This event is one in a series hosted by CCE Allegany; CCE Chautauqua; CCE Livingston; CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team; & CCE SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team. 

Photo credit: Horizon Ridge Farms

Processing Poultry for Meat Production: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.

July 12, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Respectfully, safely, and efficiently process broilers for meat production.

Small scale broiler production is a great way to diversify your farm. Raising broilers for meat production has a relatively short turn around time, low investment, and can help grow your farm's production. Join Livestock Specialist, Amy Barkley, to learn the basics of meat bird processing. Topics include food safety, required materials, finishing broilers, and marketing regulations. Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/Processing...  or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 

Pasture Walk at Heaven Scent Farm

July 13, 2023
12pm-3pm
Heaven Scent Farm
Bath, NY

Pasture Walk at Heaven Scent Farm

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension and Jerry Stewart of Heaven Scent Farm to learn about how soil health impacts pasture. We will have a tour of Jerry's small dairy and pastures, perform calculations on forage density, learn how to interpret forage and soil test results and use those results to help understand weed management, and learn about how soil health impacts pasture characteristics through the various soil health demonstrations. The activities will have a hands-on focus and provide you with tools that you can take back to your farm. All are welcome, regardless of what livestock you raise!

Brighter Future Fund (grant)

July 15, 2023

Brighter Future Fund (grant)

Applications for the 2023 round of the Brighter Future Fund are now open!

Apply before July 15th! 

Postponed: Grasstravaganza: PLANET GRAZE: Growing Resilient Grazing Systems

July 20 - July 22, 2023

Postponed: Grasstravaganza: PLANET GRAZE: Growing Resilient Grazing Systems

Join us for a conference specifically designed for farmers, consumers and agriculture professionals.

This year's theme focuses on making farms and grazing management more resilient to short and long-term changes in climate, economics, soil health, consumer preferences and more.




August 2023

DOT Truck Clinic

August 2, 2023
10am - 12pm
CLEREL
Portland, NY

DOT Truck Clinic

ANNOUNCING - Chautauqua County Farm Bureau will be hosting a DOT truck clinic, with the NYS Police, at the Cornell-Portland Lab on August 2, from 10am-12noon. 

This clinic will provide farmers with a power point presentation of rules and regulations for farm equipment and farm trucks use on highways, in addition to a mock truck inspection of a semi truck & trailer (semi truck & trailer).

This is clinic is open to the entire county so all farmers will be welcome.

**More information will follow**

Value Added Dairy - An Introduction to On-Farm Processing

August 3, 2023
7pm

Join Cornell University CALS Dairy Foods and Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists for this FREE webinar to learn more about how on-farm dairy processing might fit into your business. This webinar is an introduction for anyone looking to learn more about value-added dairy and will be recorded/distributed to everyone who registers. We will also discuss future learning opportunities associated with recent grant funding from NE-DBIC, including an on-farm tour, discussion groups, and resource development. For any questions or concerns, please contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll (716-640-0522) or Margaret Quasssdorff (585-405-2567). 

REGISTER

2023 Aurora Farm Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 3, 2023
9:45 am - 3:00 pm
Musgrave Research Farm
Aurora , NY

2023 Aurora Farm Field Day

The annual Cornell Field Crop research field day will be held on Thursday, August 3rd at Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, NY. The program promises to be stellar with three weed management topics and so much more!

Broiler Field Day at HLW Acres

August 9, 2023
1pm - 4pm
HLW Acres
Attica, NY

Broiler Field Day at HLW Acres

Join us for one of our field days to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Hermann and Laura Weber run a 5A Small Enterprise poultry processing facility in addition to raising their own broilers.

Cornell High-Cannabinoid Hemp Field Day

August 10, 2023
8:30am - 4:30pm
Cornell AgriTech
Geneva, NY

Cornell High-Cannabinoid Hemp Field Day

The Cornell Field Day will incorporate multiple workshop-style talks on several topics including biochemistry, genetics and breeding, pest management, and high-cannabinoid production. It will also involve discussion panels on the current legal and education environment in NYS. This hands-on field day will have interactive workshops offering DEC credits on soil, disease, and pest management. Digital ag applications and updates on the USDA germplasm repository will also be included.

Agronomic Weed Management and Cover Crop Field Session

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 15, 2023
3:30 pm - 7:15 pm
CCE Erie's New Property
Orchard Park, NY

Agronomic Weed Management and Cover Crop Field Session

The Cornell University Weed Ecology Lab is proud to announce our workshop event for local growers. This workshop aims to engage and prepare farmers for the challenges they face in the field, including managing troublesome weeds, improving herbicide efficacy, and applying new tricks to care for their fields.

POSTPONED to SPRING 2024: Broiler Field Day at Sunny Cove Farm

August 24, 2023
4pm - 7pm
Sunny Cove Farm
Alfred Station, NY

POSTPONED to SPRING 2024: Broiler Field Day at Sunny Cove Farm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SPRING 2024. Join us for one of our field days to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Meghan Snyder raises small batches of organic broilers, processing them on-farm under the 1,000 bird exemption.

Organic Field Crops Field Day

August 24, 2023
10 am - 3 pm
Martens Farm
Penn Yan, NY

Are you an organic grain farmer? Attend the Organic Field Crops Field Day at Martens Farm for equipment demonstrations, organic grain cleaning facility tour, and NY Soil Health Trailer Demonstrations. 

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2024: Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm

August 28, 2023
2pm - 5pm
Laughing Earth Farm
Cropseyville, NY

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2024: Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm

Join us for one of our field days to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Annie and her team run a 5A processing facility and 20C kitchen for their own farm's use, which allows them to process over 1,000 broilers a year and gives them the capacity to make value-added products like sausages and stock.

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2024: Broiler Field Day at Majestic Farm

August 29, 2023
12pm - 3pm
Majestic Farm
Mountain Dale, NY

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2024: Broiler Field Day at Majestic Farm

Join us for one of our field days to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Brett raises slow-growth broilers and takes them to outside processors prior to sale as whole birds, pieces, and chicken sausage.



September 2023

2023 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting

September 1, 2023
1pm - 3pm
Hillcrest Homestead LLC
Caneadea , NY

2023 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting

Do you grow corn silage? Join us at Hillcrest Homestead LLC for a Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meeting! Topics covered in this discussion based meeting include particle size, packing density, inoculant use, agronomics, and much more. This event is free, so bring your corn silage questions!

Social Media Basics and Tomato Tasting

September 7, 2023
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Schul Farmstead
Sandborn, NY

Social Media Basics and Tomato Tasting

The Good Farmers Guild of WNY invites you to a two-part event, Social Media Basics & Tomato Tasting. At 4:30 pm, Aurora Schul Schunk will teach farmers social media basics, and the tomato tasting will start at 5:30. Come to one or both parts of this two-part event!

Empire Livestock Plans for the Future, Presented by new owner Heidi Nicholas

September 13, 2023
6:30pm
Lakewood Fireman's Training Grounds
Lakewood, NY

Everyone interested in learning more about marketing livestock is invited to attend. 

Our guest speaker will be Heidi Nicholas, new owner of the 6 Empire Livestock sale barns and co-owner with her husband Gene of Nicholas Meats, an 800 head/day slaughterhouse near Loganton, Pa. Heidi and Gene also have over 20,000 head on feed at various lots from NY through the west. Heidi will join us to talk about her vision and plan for Empire Livestock, including the ramping up of beef marketing sales, renovation of barns, bringing in out of state buyers, board sales and more. 

Grazing Dairy Technology Farm Tour

September 14, 2023
1pm-3pm
Cottonwood Farms, LLC
Pavilion, NY

Grazing Dairy Technology Farm Tour

At this free event, we will learn how the Tillotsons' multigenerational Cottonwood Farms manages their organic grazing system in conjunction with their automated milking system.  We will also hear about their soil health and conservation practices. Tillotson will also be able to speak about his experience embracing other technologies to help manage the farm and implement sustainable practices.

Virtual Broiler Field Day

September 20, 2023
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

Virtual Broiler Field Day

Learn the ins and outs of setting up your processing equipment, processing chickens, adding value through cuts, and pricing your chicken to make a profit!

Is Grazing Sheep Beneath Solar Arrays and Opportunity for Your Future?

September 25, 2023
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Livingston County Murray Hill office campus
Mt. Morris, NY

Is Grazing Sheep Beneath Solar Arrays and Opportunity for Your Future?

Grazing sheep beneath utility-scale solar arrays can build wealth of present and future sheep farmers as vegetation management service providers and access to additional pasture. The Cornell Cooperative Enterprise Program (CEP) conducted a survey earlier this year completed by over 600 farmers. Farmers identified barriers to grazing sheep under solar arrays and weighed in on need for a producer-led organization to negotiate contracts on their behalf, coordinate logistics of multiple flocks, provide transport of sheep to and from the site, care for sheep while on-site, and provide supplemental mowing. Additional questions focused on processing and marketing needs.

Technology for Grazing Dairies Webinar

September 27, 2023
12pm-1pm
Virtual - Zoom

Technology for Grazing Dairies Webinar

Join us for this free webinar!  Brought to you by the dairy specialists of CCE NWNY and SWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Programs.



October 2023

Protecting Against Murphy's Law: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.

October 4, 2023
6pm
Webinar

What Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong!

Good ole' Murphy's Law is probably the best description of what it's like to be a farmer that there is! Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the 5 areas of risk on farms and how to develop strategies to manage those risks. Participants will have the opportunity to identify areas of risk on their own farms and brainstorm ways to (try to) prevent the inevitable! 
Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/CCERisk or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 

WEBINAR: Technology for Grazing Dairies Webinar: Paddock Trac - A New Way to Measure Pasture

October 4, 2023
12pm - 1pm EST
Webinar

WEBINAR: Technology for Grazing Dairies Webinar: Paddock Trac - A New Way to Measure Pasture

Are you interested in grazing, an experienced grazier, or just fascinated by new technology? Join CCE and DGA for a webinar to discover the PaddockTrac technology! This technology is still under testing but is a promising tool for future data-driven pasture management. 

Research on Customer Spending at NY Farmers Markets: Early Results and Farmer Recruitment

October 5, 2023
October 12, 2023

6:30pm - 8pm
Webinar

Electronic Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, such as the commonly used Square app, present farmers market vendors with an opportunity to gather data and learn from customer shopping habits. In turn, this data can be analyzed to reveal growth opportunities. POS provides a quick and easy means for farms to assess their marketing performance, make changes, and test for results. Matt LeRoux and Todd Schmit at Cornell's Agricultural Marketing Research Program are working with NY's farms to collect data using POS in direct-to-consumer channels and continue to recruit more farms for the project.  

Tools for Calculating Forage Availability - Fall Grazing Pasture Walk

October 6, 2023
12pm - 3pm
Birds-All Farm
Canaseraga, NY

Tools for Calculating Forage Availability - Fall Grazing Pasture Walk

Join us for an interactive pasture walk focused on tools to assist you in calculating forage availability to match livestock needs and paddock size.

Artificial Insemination Training for Beef and Dairy

October 9 - October 11, 2023

An AI training is being planned in Chautauqua County for October 9-11, 2023 for beef and dairy cattle producers and farm employees interested in learning how to breed cows. 

The cost will be $200 per person, which will include the classroom session, hands-on Artificial Training at a farm and materials. 

Participants will need to bring their own lunch.

Registration deadline 9/22 

Register by contacting Lisa Kempisty  |   716.664.9502 ext. 203   |   ljk4@cornell.edu

Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants IPM/FAMACHA Workshop

October 10, 2023
6pm - 8:30pm
Alfred State College Farm
Alfred, NY

Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants IPM/FAMACHA Workshop

Internal parasites are one of the biggest health problems affecting small ruminants in the Northeast. Dewormer resistance is becoming commonplace. As a result, producers need to know how best to manage parasites. In this workshop, producers will learn the basics of parasite control as well as how to develop integrated parasite management programs for their farms.

Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants IPM/FAMACHA Workshop

October 12, 2023
6pm - 8:30pm
Alfred State College Farm
Alfred, NY

Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants IPM/FAMACHA Workshop

Internal parasites are one of the biggest health problems affecting small ruminants in the Northeast. Dewormer resistance is becoming commonplace. As a result, producers need to know how best to manage parasites. In this workshop, producers will learn the basics of parasite control as well as how to develop integrated parasite management programs for their farms.

Farm Disaster Preparation Online Certificate Training

October 17, 2023
October 19, 2023

6pm-9pm
Zoom

Farm Disaster Preparation Online Certificate Training

The Farm Disaster Preparation program will help farm owners plan for and manage possible disasters. This program focuses on practical pre-disaster education and preparedness regarding farm equipment safety on the road, fire or structure collapse, storm and wind damage, criminal activity, farm chemical risks, and biosecurity. Farms that complete the training will receive a certificate to provide to their insurer and may be eligible for a credit or discount toward the farm's annual insurance premium. The value of the credit or discount will vary according to individual policies and policyholder circumstances but can be up to a 10 percent discount.

Fall Cover Crop Field Day

October 17, 2023
4 pm - 6 pm
Cornell University - Leland Laboratory
Ithaca, NY

Join members of Cornell's New York Soil Health Team, Cayuga and Tompkins Soil and Water Districts, and King's AgriSeeds/Cayuga Ag Enterprises to view and discuss summer and fall planted cover crops. 

Meat Processing and Marketing Workshop

October 19, 2023
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Town of Aurora Senior Center
East Aurora, NY

Meat Processing and Marketing Workshop

Farms participating in this jam-packed workshop will hear from experts on topics covering evaluating livestock for optimal harvest timing, working with your processor (including navigating difficult situations), determining if value-added products are worth it, advertising and selling meats, an introduction to MeatSuite.com, and creating consumer-friendly bulk meat sales.

AgriConnect - Farm Labor (For CCE and Cornell Educators) !

October 24, 2023
10am - 3pm
Jordan Hall (Cornell AgriTech)
Geneva, NY

Bringing together CCE and Cornell University Educators & Specialists to Cultivate Discussions on Key Agricultural Labor Topics

2023 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium

October 27 - October 29, 2023

2023 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium

Each year the Cornell Dept. of Animal Science puts on the Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium. Co-sponsors for 2023 include Cashmere Goat Association, Empire Sheep Producers Assoc. and NYS Dairy Goat Breeders Assoc.

The 2023 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium is scheduled for Oct 27th through 29th on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. Goat and sheep raisers and industry stakeholders are welcome to register for the whole event or individual days. Friday Oct 27th is devoted to advance sign-up workshops on: 1) learning to process sheep and goat for meat - Jess Waltemyer, 2) Learning to do a field necropsy - Dr. Mary Smith DVM, 3) Demos and hands-on practicals for new goat and sheep raisers - Betsy Hodge and Dr. tatiana Stanton, and later in the evening, 4) Intro to artificial insemination - Dr. Megan Bernard, DVM. 



November 2023

Make a Farm Business Plan that Works for You! A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.

November 1, 2023
6pm
Webinar

Without a plan, how will you know where you're going?

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. 
Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/FarmBizCCE or call Kelly at 585-268-7644. 

BQA Level II Training and NYBPA Region 1 Farm Tour and Potluck

November 4, 2023
10:30am - 4:30pm
Phillips Farm Inc.
North Collins, NY

BQA Level II Training and NYBPA Region 1 Farm Tour and Potluck

Join us for Level 1 and 2 BQA training, following the NYBPA Region 1 farm tour and potluck at Phillips Farm Inc.. All beef producers are welcome to attend the tour, potluck, and training. This class will also serve as continuing education to maintain BQA certification.

Farm Asset Protection Strategies: Safeguarding Agricultural Legacies for Future Generations

November 14, 2023
November 17, 2023
November 20 - November 21, 2023November 29 - December 1, 2023
10am-2:30pm

Farm Asset Protection Strategies: Safeguarding Agricultural Legacies for Future Generations

Join us for a workshop on farm asset protection to help you preserve long-standing agricultural legacies. In these uncertain times, safeguarding valuable farm assets has become paramount to ensure our farming communities' continued success and sustainability. Each participant will receive written materials and a flash drive containing various resources. Morning refreshments and lunch are included.



December 2023

Crops, Cows & Critters - Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Newsletter Sponsorship

December 31, 2023
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Our two forms of publications feature research-based and timely information from our four specialists, listed to the right, along with local event notifications and Cornell University outreach. This information is provided to participants who range from dairy, livestock, and field crops producers to agricultural suppliers and consultants.

Weekly Email Update: Shared with 550+ households who have signed up with our program.
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If you sponsor our weekly and monthly publications you reach approximately 870 households.

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Upcoming Events

Cornell Seed Growers Field Day

July 2, 2024
Ithaca, NY

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

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Sustainable Poultry Production

July 12, 2024
Hamburg, NY

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

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

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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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