An Update from SWNYDLFC

Katelyn Walley, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

January 23, 2020
An Update from SWNYDLFC

An Update from Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program

Since July 1st, 2019, our new program has been busy with on-boarding, needs assessment, educational programming, and getting the chance to meet some of our region's amazing farmers. We've hired four specialists that are on-board and ready to hit the ground running in the specialty areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy Management, and Livestock. We're working with each of our five county associations' Executive Directors, Board of Directors, Program Committees, and Agriculture Program Staff to get to know the region and its programming needs while introducing this collaborative model of dairy, livestock, and field crops outreach.

The best way to support SWNYDLFC is to sign up/subscribe/enroll in our program through your local county association. This shows local stakeholders your interest in the team approach and our services, and helps to off-set some of the financial inputs that make our program happen. If you would like more information on your county's process, this page will link you to your county's association. Connect with them to enroll and show your support! Additionally, if you would be willing to host our team for a brief visit to learn more about your operation and your educational/technical needs, please connect with any of our team members. We're hoping to visit 100 farms in our first year, and are halfway there! These visits help to inform our "needs-assessment" that will drive our initial program offerings. Most importantly, the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy new year!


Katelyn Walley-Stoll


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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. 

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Sustainable Poultry Production

July 12, 2024
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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.

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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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