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May 2020

Dairy Labor Discussion Group Zoom Meeting

May 1, 2020
12-1:30 pm

Dairy Labor Discussion Group Zoom Meeting
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.

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales - Online Workshop

May 4, 2020
7:00pm

The situation facing us today is challenging. While conventional markets for livestock have cooled as large processors slow down production or temporarily close, NY farms are faced with a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. 

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales Webinar

May 4, 2020
7pm

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

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Fitness for Transport

May 5, 2020
11am-12pm

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

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

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

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

Spring 2020 SWNY Beef Industry Virtual Summit

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

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

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

May 7, 2020
6pm-7pm

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

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

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales - Online Workshop

May 13, 2020
7:00pm

The situation facing us today is challenging. While conventional markets for livestock have cooled as large processors slow down production or temporarily close, NY farms are faced with a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. 

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales Webinar

May 13, 2020
7pm

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

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

May 14, 2020
6pm-7pm

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

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

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

May 20, 2020
6:30 pm

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

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




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

May 21, 2020
6pm-7pm

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

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

On-Farm Dairy Processing Webinar

May 21, 2020
7pm - 8pm

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

USDA CFAP Program

May 27, 2020
7:00 pm

USDA CFAP Program

May 27, 2020
7pm

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

Please register by clicking here.

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

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

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Summer Annuals

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

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

June 2020

Virtual Advanced Dairy Nutrition Short-course

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Managing Employees in Challenging Times Webinar

June 3, 2020
1pm - 2pm

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

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

Evolutions and Revolutions: A New Normal

June 10, 2020
1pm - 2pm

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

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

Utilization of Lean Systems to Improve Labor Effectiveness

June 17, 2020
1pm - 2pm

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


Producer Panel Discussion

June 24, 2020
1pm - 2pm

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

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

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

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

July 2020

Financial Decision Making and Budgeting

July 1, 2020
1pm - 2pm

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

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.

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Upcoming Events

USDA CFAP Program

May 27, 2020
7pm

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

Please register by clicking here.

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

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

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Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Summer Annuals

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dairy Market Watch Released - May 2020

This month's report shows some price optimism and offers CFAP information for dairy producers. Dairy Market Watch is an educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. Dairy Market Watch is published on the last Tuesday of every month, funded in part by Cornell Pro-Dairy, and is compiled by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist with the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program.

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