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

QuickBooks for Farmers

September 20, 2021
September 27, 2021
October 4, 2021
October 11, 2021
October 18, 2021
October 25, 2021

Healthy, Hardy Heifers! Virtual Series Fall 2021

October 1, 2021
October 8, 2021
October 15, 2021
October 22, 2021
October 29, 2021
November 5, 2021
November 12, 2021
November 19, 2021

Hoard's Dairyman Webinars

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

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 13, 2021 : Session 1: Tax Planning, Goals, and Foundations

October 20, 2021 : Session 2: Understanding the Schedule F, Depreciation, Profit/Loss Determinations

October 27, 2021 : Session 3: Income Tax Planning Strategies and Timelines

Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Training

October 19, 2021
October 21, 2021

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.


Air Fryers - For More than just Chicken Tendies

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

Last Modified: September 2, 2021
Air Fryers - For More than just Chicken Tendies

At our Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings in Springville and Arkport this week, speaker Joe Lawrence talked about the importance of monitoring your corn crop's dry matter for optimal harvest and storage. One way to measure dry matter of growing/harvested crops, and even at feed out or a whole TMR, is with the latest trendy kitchen appliance - an air fryer.


Cornell Cooperative Extension Farmer School Tax Series

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

Last Modified: September 1, 2021

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Farmer Tax School: An educational series from Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialists offering courses designed to inform and empower farm managers to better understand their tax obligations, management strategies, and improve farm profitability. This consists of four courses offered October 2021 - January 2022. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/ccetaxschool. 


Dairy Market Watch - July 2021

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

Last Modified: July 27, 2021

Dairy Market Watch is an educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. Dairy Market Watch is published on the last Tuesday of every month, funded in part by Cornell Pro-Dairy, and is compiled by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist with the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program.


New York HERO Act in Effect - Policy Template Available

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

Last Modified: July 15, 2021

Earlier this year the New York Health and Essential Rights Act was signed into law. This requires all businesses to and Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan that addresses workplace health and safety precautions. Department of Labor recently released industry templates from which you can build your plan, including one that is specifically for ag. While the plans must be drafted and adopted they are not required to be implemented. Connect with Katelyn Walley-Stoll if you'd like more information.


NY Corn and Soybean Yield Contest Application Available

Last Modified: July 15, 2021

The NY Corn and Soybean Growers Association has released the 2021 entry form and rules for the Corn and Soybean Yield Contests on their webpage. Completed forms must be submitted to Mike Stanyard of the NWNYDLFC team by August 30th


Have you seen Gypsy Moth Larvae in Your Fields?

Last Modified: June 18, 2021
Have you seen Gypsy Moth Larvae in Your Fields?

From Mike Stanyard on the Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team: Gypsy moth larvae are serious pests of deciduous trees and even conifers.


Seeking Dairy Farms to Join Dairy Grazing Cohort

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

Last Modified: June 11, 2021
Seeking Dairy Farms to Join Dairy Grazing Cohort

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center has introduced a new initiative to

support new or existing dairy farms that would like to increase grazing
practices within their operation. As part of this initiative, Fay Benson with
Cornell Cooperative Extension is partnering with Pennsylvania Association of
Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) to expand well-managed grazing lands in New York
and Pennsylvania and support regional farmers in their grazing transition. 


What Are You Culturing?

Last Modified: June 11, 2021
What Are You Culturing?

Tim Terry, Dairy Farm Strategic Planning Specialist with Cornell PRO-DAIRY, shares strategies for identifying and creating a positive environment for your farm, family, and employees.  


What can the Dairy Advancement Program do for You?

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

Last Modified: June 11, 2021

Dairy producers in New York State, with a preference for small to mid-sized farms, are eligible for funding to address business needs to stay competitive and sustainable in today's agricultural environment! The Dairy Advancement Program provides financial support to NY dairy producers that can be used to engage professionals for financial analysis and to create business plans, design new or remodeled farm facilities, and develop farmstead environmental plans, including design of practices identified in the farm comprehensive nutrient management plan. For more information, contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll in the SWNY region at 716-640-0522 or visit prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/dairy-advancement.


New Report Summarizes NYS Meat Processor Needs and Perspectives

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: May 19, 2021
New Report Summarizes NYS Meat Processor Needs and Perspectives

In Fall 2020, CCE interviewed all NYS meat processing facilities to gain an understanding of businesses' interest in expanding or upgrading to a higher level of inspection, barriers to sustainability and growth, and what types of support they needed. Read the full report here






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Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Training

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Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 13, 2021 : Session 1: Tax Planning, Goals, and Foundations

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October 27, 2021 : Session 3: Income Tax Planning Strategies and Timelines

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