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July 2020

Financial Decision Making and Budgeting

July 1, 2020
1pm - 2pm

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

Adding Value to your Harvest for Year Round Income

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

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

Small Ruminants for Beginners

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

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

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

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

July 9, 2020
4pm-5pm

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

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

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

Marketing Workshop for Fiber Farmers and Fiber Artists

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

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

Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM

July 13, 2020
11 am

The NE IPM Center is hosting a tick IP webinar series, and the next one is focused on the Asian Longhorned Tick, a pest of livestock. 

Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM

July 13, 2020
11:00 am

Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM
The Asian longhorned tick (ALT) is a threat to companion animals, livestock and potentially also to wildlife. So far this species in the US has not been found infected with human pathogens. There is still a lot we don't know about ALTs, so this free webinar will serve as an overview of what we do know about the biology, ecology, and vectorial capacity of this tick species?and how existing approaches for combating native ticks may either work or backfire on this species. The presenters will also discuss other invasive tick species in the US and the potential for additional ones to become established.

CORE Pesticide Training & DEC Recertification Credits

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 14, 2020
9am-10:50am

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

Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow?

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

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

Beef 101: Virtutally Introduction Webinar

July 18, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

English Heat Stress Webinar: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 21, 2020
12:30 pm

English Heat Stress Webinar: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, the NWNY Team and the SWNY Team are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required.  Join Zoom webinar here.

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

Free Webinar - Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 21, 2020
12:30pm

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

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

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

CORE Pesticide Training & DEC Recertification Credits

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 21, 2020
6pm-7:50pm

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

Spanish Heat Stress Webinar: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 22, 2020
12:30 pm

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, the NWNY Team and the SWNY Team are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required.  Join Zoom webinar here.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy Specialist
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

Estr?s por Calor en Vacas Lecheras: Se?ales Claves y Estrategias de Manejo
22 de julio del 2020 a las12:30 PM
Libby Eiholzer, Especialista en Vacas Lecheras 
Aprender?n sobre las repercusiones negativas del estr?s por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, adem?s de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo.  Participe en el webinar aqu?.

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

July 22, 2020
12:30pm

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

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

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

Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?

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

Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?
Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?

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

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

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

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination
Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

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

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

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

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

August 2020

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Housing

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

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

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Nutrition

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

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


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

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

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

September 2020

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Upcoming Events

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

July 9, 2020
4pm-5pm

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

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

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

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Marketing Workshop for Fiber Farmers and Fiber Artists

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

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

July 13, 2020
11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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



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

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


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