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 2023 Annual Report

Throughout 2023, our incredible team hosted 123 events, worked with with 1,809 farmers, and made outstanding successes in SWNY. 

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SWNYDLFC Program Brochure

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SWNY Team Highlights (April - June 2023)

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

  • Beef x Dairy Webinar Series
  • Seedcorn Maggot Risk Assessment
  • Goats 101
  • Dairy Advancement Program
  • And More! 

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SWNY Team Highlights (January - March 2023)

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

  • Calving Dystocia Workshop
  • Virtual Field Crop Congress
  • Dairy Technology Tuesdays
  • Successional Programming Season
  • And More!

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SWNYDLFC 2022 Annual Report

Throughout 2022, our incredible team of four specialists hosted 65 events, spoke with 1,480 farmers, and made outstanding successes in SWNY. 

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SWNY Team Highlights (October - December 2022)

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

  • Soybean Cyst Nematode Sampling
  • Farm Diversification Education
  • Managing and Raising Cows for AMS
  • "Meat Your Farmer" Events
  • And More!

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SWNY Team Highlights (July 2022 - September 2022)

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

  • Robotic Milking System Farm Tour
  • National Association of Agricultural County Agents Conference
  • Pasture-Raised Poultry Research Underway in SWNY and Beyond!
  • Cover Crop Field Day from SWNYDLFC & CVP
  • And More!

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SWNY Team Highlights (April - June 2022)

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

Welcoming Katelyn Miller

On-Farm Dairy Processing Series
IPM Research on Flies & Dung Beetles
and More!

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SWNY Team Highlights (January - March 2022)

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

  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outreach
  • SWNY (Virtual) Field Crops Program Recap
  • 600+ Individual Consultations
  • High Plains Dairy Conference Presentation
  • And More!

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SWNYDLFC 2021 Annual Report

Throughout 2021, our program was able to bring low-cost, high-quality, research-based programming to the dairy, livestock, and field crops producers of the Southwest New York region. 

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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 (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 (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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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 (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

Cornell Seed Growers Field Day

July 2, 2024
Ithaca, NY

Please Save the Date for the Cornell Seed Growers Field Day to be held the morning of July 2nd.  The event will be held at the NYSIP Foundation Seed Barn, 791 Dryden Rd., Rt. 366, Ithaca, NY. 

Sustainable Poultry Production

July 12, 2024
Hamburg, NY

Join us to learn about sustainable poultry! Cornell Extension poultry specialist Amy Barkley will guide us in selecting the right breeds, establishing ecologically beneficial production, troubleshooting pests & diseases, and processing. We will tour a 5A-certified on-farm processing center and watch a demonstration. Everyone who identifies as a woman in agriculture is welcome to this free learning circle. Lunch is provided, so please register in advance! This event will allow participants to connect with fellow land stewards and producers and support everyone in learning together. We will discuss full-circle sustainable poultry production, from breed selection, housing, pests & diseases to processing and marketing. REGISTER

Led by Cornell Cooperative Extension poultry specialist Amy Barkley and farmer Kate Geiger; facilitated by American Farmland Trust NY's Women for the Land Program Associate, Caitlin Tucker, CCA.

Mortality Composting Workshop at Bluegill Farms

July 13, 2024 : Mortality Composting Training at Bluegill Farms
Bath, NY

Join CCE and Cornell Waste Management Jean Bonhotal to discuss properly constructing and maintaining mortality compositing piles on the farm. The classroom session will be followed with lunch and a trip to Bluegill Farms to see, dig into, and discuss their compost piles and keys to a successful process! 

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