Current Projects

Final reports and results of our research can found throughout this site. But, because some of our work can span several years to gather information, review and summarize our findings, we want to keep you abreast of our current projects. Check back for updates on our progress. 




Relevant Events

Hoard's Dairyman Webinars

October 11, 2021
November 8, 2021
December 13, 2021
January 10, 2022
February 14, 2022

Beef Marketing Webinar Series presented by the NY Beef Council

January 13, 2022 : Building a Local Beef Market

February 10, 2022 : Learning Your Beef Cuts

March 10, 2022 : Marketing & Cooking Underutilized Cuts

April 14, 2022 : Adding Value to Your Marketing Display

NOFA-NY's 2022 Winter Conference

January 18 - January 23, 2022

Onboarding Webinar Series for Farm Employers

January 21, 2022
February 4, 2022
February 18, 2022

2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

January 25, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 1st Session

February 1, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 2nd Session

February 8, 2022 : 2022 Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 3rd Session

February 15, 2022 : Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 4th Session

February 22, 2022 : Annie's Project: Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options - 5th Session

National Young Farmers Coalition announces Young Farmers Grant Program

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

Last Modified: January 22, 2022

The National Young Farmers Coalition is partnering with Chipotle to offer $5,000 grants to 50 young farmers and ranchers to support them in building careers in agriculture.


Assess Your Farm Business Health within a Farm Financial Peer Learning Circles

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

Last Modified: January 21, 2022

Cornell Small Farms Program (CSFP) and Cornell Cooperative Extension are teaming up with diversified farmers like you to analyze your farm's finances and have productive, honest discussions about the state of your business and opportunities for improving your financial outcomes. 


Thinking about a solar lease? Here are 5 things you should consider.

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

Last Modified: January 21, 2022
Thinking about a solar lease? Here are 5 things you should consider.

Rural landowners across the Southwest New York Region, and New York State in general, have been receiving invitations from solar companies to lease their land for utility scale solar arrays. While this has been around for several years, the general trend of increasing renewable energy sources has spurred lots of conversations about the potential benefits, pitfalls, and logistics of hosting solar arrays on your property. 


Dairy Margin Coverage - Foundational Risk Management for your Milk Production

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

Last Modified: January 6, 2022
Dairy Margin Coverage - Foundational Risk Management for your Milk Production

For dairy farmers, milk production and profitability can be a tricky thing to plan for. It's even trickier when you take into consideration all of the different places where systems can break down, prices can drop, and life (or a more visual term synonymous with manure) happens. Knowing your options for farm risk management, especially dairy price risk management, is important to make sound decisions to help protect your farm financially. 


Feeding Food Waste Fact Sheet Series

Last Modified: January 6, 2022

Dairy Environmental Systems has published new fact

sheets on the topics of feeding dairy cattle food waste - wet brewers and wet
distillers grains, and anaerobic digestion biogas utilization options with a
combined heat and power (CHP) technology comparison.


It's DMC Time! More information about 2022's Dairy Margin Coverage program.

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

Last Modified: December 16, 2021

You can now enroll and change your coverage options for your farm's DMC coverage, December 13, 2021 - February 18, 2022. There have been a few changes to this year's program, summarized below. Visit the Dairy Margin Coverage Program website for more information.


NYS Covid-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

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

Last Modified: December 16, 2021

The New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

State Ag Commissioner Encourages Industry to Apply for Grant Program

Last Modified: December 7, 2021

Grants of Up to $50,000 are Available for Eligible Small Businesses With Revenues of Up to $2.5 Million and Experiencing Financial Hardship Due to COVID-19 


What do you want to see for the future of New York State's food system by 2050?

Last Modified: December 7, 2021

We invite you to participate in a statewide Farmer Survey to prioritize investments for the NYS food and farming system as we look towards building an equitable, resilient, profitable, and healthy future. 


Support SWNYDLFC by Supporting your local CCE Association

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

Last Modified: December 2, 2021

Support Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program by Supporting your local Cornell Cooperative Extension Association! It's that time of year where your local CCE Association might be seeking sign ups for enrollments, subscriptions, donations, and programs. We'd like to take a moment and highlight how our relationship with our local associations in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben Counties is vital to our program.

 


Please Don't Use Ivermectin in People

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

Last Modified: September 24, 2021

COVID doesn't seem to be going away, and while there are things we can do to prevent the spread (vaccinations, social distancing, mask wearing, and not licking shopping carts), self-medicating with Ivermectin isn't one of them. The American Association of Bovine Practitioners recently released a safety alert warning folks against using Ivermectin in people which could cause serious health effects and death. 


New York HERO Act in Effect NOW

Last Modified: September 17, 2021

Employers are Required to Activate Plans and Prevention Measures. Call Katelyn Walley-Stoll at 716-640-0522 for more information.






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NOFA-NY's 2022 Winter Conference

January 18 - January 23, 2022

Grazing Sheep on Solar Arrays

January 24, 2022

Farm Specific Tax Code Benefits

January 25, 2022

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