Impact In New York

Impact In New YorkThe Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program offers educational programming and research based information to agricultural producers, growers, and agribusinesses to improve their farming operation. Take a look at our Impact Statements to see the diverse areas in which we are making a difference, and consider signing up for our newsletter. 




SWNY Team Highlights (January - March 2020)

Learn how our team of specialists are making an impact in our five county region. 1st Quarter Highlights Include:

  • COVID-19 response and producer support. 
  • Beginning Farmer success story in the making. 
  • Successful Southern Tier Crop Congress event that was well received. 
  • Farm financial analysis to use in decision making and improve profitability. 

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SWNY Team Highlights (April - June 2020)

Learn how our team of specialists are making an impact in our five county region. 2nd Quarter Highlights Include:

  • Online programming successes!
  • Assistance with Business Safety Plans. 
  • "Dialing Into Your Best Dairy" Podcast Series. 
  • Conducting on-farm weed research on Palmer amaranth. 
  • And more! 

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SWNY Team Highlights (October - December 2019)

Learn how our team of specialists are making an impact in our five county region. 4th Quarter Highlights Include:

  • Staffing Updates. 
  • Communication plan to share information with the agricultural community. 
  • Automated Milking Systems Discussion Group partnership with QMPS & NWNYDLFC. 
  • Beef Farm Business Financial Analysis. 

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SWNY Team Highlights (July - September 2019)

Learn how our team of specialists are making an impact in our five county region. 3rd Quarter Highlights Include:

  • Formation of a new program to assist agricultural producers in Southwest New York. 
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Discussion and Updates. 
  • Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in SWNY. 
  • Update on Community Needs Assessment and Outreach.

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Upcoming Events

CORE Pesticide Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 22, 2020
9AM - 10:50AM

Looking for DEC credits? Join CCE Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, for another opportunity to learn about current regulations, pest management and pesticide use. Special thanks to BAYER for sponsoring these trainings.

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On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop

September 22, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

CCE Agriculture Program welcomes you to join us for a zoom presentation on Tuesday evenings, September 22nd and 29th from 6:30-8:00 PM. This training addresses the needs for small-scale poultry producers wanting to process under the NYS 1000 bird exemption. 
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BQA Recertification Webinar: Pre-Weaning Calf Care

September 23, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BQA Recertification is required every 3 years. The NY Beef Council is offering three upcoming continuing education virtual classes which meet the requirements for re-certification. Topics include: Examining the Effectiveness of your Vaccination Protocol, Pre-Weaning Calf Care, and Direct Marketing Beef: Pre & Post Harvest Considerations. You can register for these free lectures at nybeef.org/bqa-webinars.

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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.

CORE Pesticide Training and Recertificaiton Credits

1.75 Pesticide recertification credits in the CORE category approved!
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) as well as general pesticide safety, regulations and pesticide resistance.

Don't Forget to Complete the 2020 Census!

Have you completed the 2020 Census? Completing the 2020 Census will determine where over $675 billion in federal funding is spent in states and communities for the next ten years. When filling out the Census, your personal information is kept confidential by law. Whether it's funding in communities across your state or helping determine the number of seats your state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives?every count makes an equal impact. Be sure you are counted and visit 2020Census.Gov for more information.

New York State Forage Exchange Announced

New York State Forage Exchange Announced

Within New York State several regions have experienced drought conditions reducing the quality and quantity of forages produced for dairy and livestock production. To help agricultural producers locate forage to purchase, or for producers that have forage to sell, Cornell Cooperative Extension announces the NYS Forage Exchange website, nysforageexchange.com.

The NYS Forage Exchange provides a free system to match potential sellers and buyers of forage within New York State. Sellers can easily register within the system and then post the forage they have available to sell. Potential purchasers can browse the advertisements, and then contact the seller through email for additional information or to complete purchase arrangements.

Watch this screencast on how to use the NYS Forage Exchange.

NYS Forage Exchange is a moderated website, so all ad submissions are reviewed for appropriateness before publication on the forage exchange website. The information provided is general and educational in nature. Employees of Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension do not endorse or recommend any specific product or seller listed on this site.

Price Risk Management for Dairy Farmers

The Capital Area Agricultural & Horticultural Program is partnering with Cornell PRO-DAIRY and NY FarmNet to host a series of two webinars in November for dairy producers. The first webinar will be on November 3rd and will cover Dairy Margin Coverage, Forward Contracting, and Determining if Risk Management is Right for my Farm. The second webinar will be on November 10th and will talk about Dairy Revenue Protection, more on Forward Contracting, and Dairy Farmer Experience with Forward Contracting. The cost to attend is $10 per farm for both sessions, and the webinars will be from 7pm - 9pm each evening. Register here. Price Risk Management is becoming an increasingly important topic, especially as we reflect on the many ups and downs of 2020 so far. 

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