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April 2020

** CANCELED ** OSHA Compliant Fit Testing & Training

April 1, 2020
9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm.
Pultneyville, NY

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

FARM Program Continuing Education

April 2, 2020

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

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

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

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

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

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

** CANCELED ** Pesticide Applicator Training and Credit Course - Warsaw, NY

April 2, 2020
Core Training 8:15am - 12:15pm DEC Exam begins at 1:00pm
Warsaw, NY

** CANCELED ** Pesticide Applicator Training and Credit Course - Warsaw, NY
Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

FARM Program Continuing Education

April 3, 2020

** CANCELED ** Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County April 3rd

April 3, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ovid, NY

** CANCELED ** Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County April 3rd
Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

**CANCELLED/POSTPONED**2020 Agronomy Scout School

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

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

** CANCELED ** 2020 Agronomy Scout School

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 4, 2020
CANCELED

** CANCELED ** 2020 Agronomy Scout School
CANCELED AGRONOMY SCOUT SCHOOL
Due to Cornell University and Governor's announcement that all SUNY/ campuses go to remote learning to mitigate the spread of COVID19, locally, it has been decided to cancel the Agronomy Scout School and all activities held on campus. We plan to reschedule this event for a later date, pending further knowledge of the COVID19 mitigation regulations state and nationwide. Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, NWNY & SWNY Field Crops Team

FARM Program Continuing Education

April 9, 2020

** CANCELED ** OSHA Compliant Fit Testing & Training

April 9, 2020
9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm.
Pultneyville, NY

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

FARM Program Continuing Education

April 10, 2020

FARM Program Continuing Education

April 13, 2020

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers - NOW being offered ONLINE

April 14, 2020

Growing Great People:
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Tue 4/14/2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Thu 4/16/2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Meeting ID: 293 244 800

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Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Webinar

April 14, 2020
6:30- 8:00 pm

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Webinar
The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: April 14 - English | 6:30 to 8:00 PM and April 16 - Spanish | 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person trainings conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall. 

Agriculture Workforce Development Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Workshop

April 14, 2020
6:30-8pm

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers~Online Webinars

WEBINAR: Growing Great People - Training Skills for Dairy Farmers (English)

April 14, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

WEBINAR: Growing Great People - Training Skills for Dairy Farmers (English)
We are offering this free webinar in English and Spanish to help dairy farm operators and middle managers improve their ability to train and supervise employees.

*CANCELED* Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

April 16, 2020
12:00- 4:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

*CANCELED* Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers
Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. We are working on developing an online version of this class in April.  More details soon!

Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer through this bilingual workshop!

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Webinar

April 16, 2020
12:00-1:30 pm

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Webinar
The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: April 14 - English | 6:30 to 8:00 PM and April 16 - Spanish | 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person trainings conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall. 

WEBINAR: Growing Great People - Training Skills for Dairy Farmers (Spanish)

April 16, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm

WEBINAR: Growing Great People - Training Skills for Dairy Farmers (Spanish)
We are offering this free webinar in English and Spanish to help dairy farm operators and middle managers improve their ability to train and supervise employees.

Agriculture Workforce Development Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Workshop

April 16, 2020
Noon-1:30 pm

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers~Online Webinars

May 2020

Dairy Labor Discussion Group

May 1, 2020
12-4 pm
Batavia, NY

Dairy Labor Discussion Group
Wonder how other farms are managing overtime?
Looking for new management ideas and strategies?

Join this group to discuss the financial impacts of and management strategies for overtime with other farmers.

June 2020

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**CANCELLED/POSTPONED**2020 Agronomy Scout School

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

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

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Dairy Market Watch Released - March 2020

Dairy Producers - Read this month's commentary from Katelyn Walley-Stoll on the Dairy Market Response to COVID-19 and Early Spring Flush. Dairy Market Watch is an educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. 

NY FarmNet Continues to Offer Free Services - Call 1-800-547-3276

NY FarmNet is continuing to support our agricultural producers through free and confidential consultations. While they are following health and government officials and limiting face-to-face meetings, their consultants are still able to work with farmers and agri-service via phone, email, and webinar. Their hotline will be answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by a live person. NY FarmNet remains committed to providing technical assistance in farm business management and personal wellbeing to New York's farm community. Their toll-free, confidential hotline number is 1-800-547-3276.

COVID-19 Resources Available Online

Richard Stup, PhD, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development, and Rob Lynch, DVM, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY hosted a webinar recently discussing COVID-19 and Your Dairy, which is now available online. You can watch the webinar, and download a PDF of their slide show. You can find other useful resources on the Agricultural Workforce Development Website. These include, Ag & Markets Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations, information on H-2A Visas, Embassy Closures, and Travel Restrictions, and more.

Other useful materials can be found at:

General Questions & Links: https://eden.cce.cornell.edu/

Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions: https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/

Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions: http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/

Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources: https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/

Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers: https://www.nyfarmnet.org/

Still looking for DEC recertification credits? Here is an opportunity for you!

The Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team recognize that there are many people seeking recertification credits. If you still need applicator credits, there are online courses available at: http://pmepcourses.cce.cornell.edu/. Please note that there is a charge that is dependent on the number of credits assigned to each course. To view the course, you may select the state 'New York' for approved courses OR you can scroll down until you see the section marked 'Current Courses'. The course name, credits, and categories are all listed. Once you select the topic of interest, you will need to login or create an account in which you will be able to revisit again. We are excited that these are available due to the cancelation of recent meetings. If there are any questions, please contact Josh Putman at jap473@cornell.edu or at 716-490-5572 or click here 

Statewide herbicide resistance screening to start in 2020: Help us help you!

Beginning in 2020, a screening effort to describe the distribution of herbicide resistance in the state will begin. This coming summer and fall, growers, crop consultants and allied industry personnel who suspect they have herbicide resistance are encouraged to contact SWNY Field Crops Specialist Josh Putman (jap473@cornell.edu, 716-490-5572) to arrange for weed seed collection. Please visit http://blogs.cornell.edu/whatscroppingup/2020/03/23/statewide-herbicide-resistance-screening-to-start-in-2020-help-us-to-help-you/ to find out more. Please share as we are interested to update our database and inform growers of the current resistance situation. For more information, please visit this page!

Online Quality Assurance Trainings for Beef, Sheep, and Pork Are Available!

While in-person certification classes may be postponed for the time being, opportunities to take online certification trainings in sheep, beef, and pork quality assurance are available! The trainings can be accessed by the links, below:

Sheep Safety and Quality Assurance: https://sheepusa.org/researcheducation-onlineeducation-ssqa

Beef Quality Assurance: https://www.bqa.org/bqa-certification/online-bqa-certification

Pork Quality Assurance: Please contact Ashley McFarland (am2876@cornell.edu) directly so that she can set up an online certification for you or your farm.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our Livestock Specialist, Amy Barkley, at amb544@cornell.edu or (716) 640-0844.


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