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. 




SWNYDLFC 2020 Annual Report

The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program began in July of 2019, making 2020 the first full calendar year of our program. As our specialists were gaining momentum, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world as we knew it. However, our specialists were able to adapt and continue to help improve the productivity and profitability of the farms in the Southwest New York Region.

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SWNY Team Highlights (January - March 2021)

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

  •  CCE Dairy Specialists Successfully Deliver "Critical Calf Care" Series
  • "Dairy Forward" Grant Program Delivery
  • Spring 2021 Pasture Management Series
  • Marestail Resistance Screening

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SWNY Team Highlights (April - June 2021)

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

  • Farm Business Foundations 5-Part Webinar Series Success
  • Returning to In-Person and Hybrid Programming
  • Successful CCE Regional Pasture Collaboration
  • National Shell Egg Academy Speaker

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SWNY Team Highlights (July - September 2021)

See how our team of specialists are making an impact in our five county region. 3rd quarter highlights include:

  • Welcoming Camila, our Dairy Management Specialist
  • Update on our programming with Providence Farm Collective
  • Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings
  • NY HERO Act Infectious Disease Plans 
  • And More! 

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SWNY Team Highlights (October - December 2020)

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

  • Online Dairy Feeder School Success.
  • Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing with Campus Connections. 
  • Timely Collaborations for Livestock Producers. 
  • Developing a Beginning Farmer Training Program for WNY's Minority Farmers. 

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SWNY Team Highlights (July - September 2020)

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

  • Forage Variability Research Underway
  • Herbicide-Resistance Testing with Campus Connections
  • Straight from our Farmers: Public Facebook Review
  • So, You Want to Start a Farm? Resource Page
  • And more!

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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 (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 (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

NOFA-NY's 2022 Winter Conference

January 18 - January 23, 2022

Growing in Harmony

NOFA-NY's Annual Winter Conference is one of the largest organic food and farming conferences in the nation - gathering hundreds each year to meet old friends, learn new skills, provide support, and celebrate community.

Grazing Sheep on Solar Arrays

January 24, 2022

This online Zoom class will look at the logistics and business of grazing solar arrays with sheep. Shepherds can get paid to graze solar arrays for the purpose of keeping the foliage below the level of the panels. Good grazing principles still apply and there are things to consider like fencing, water, moving animals and the timing of lambing. Join us to learn more about it from experienced grazers, Lewis Fox and Niko Kochendoerfer of Taconic End Sheep, LLC. Lewis and Niko own 400 Katahdin ewes in VT and operate Taconic End Sheep LLC. The flock grazes solar sites in the Northeast between May and October and moves back to VT for the Winter and lambing season.

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Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022

For farm businesses of all shapes and sizes, tune in to learn more about the tax advantages available for farms. This workshop will include information for the current tax season.

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Register for "Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses"

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