Goat Producers Update on Johnes Disease and How to Have a Clean Herd
Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a program for goat producers to learn more about the prevalence of Johnes Disease in the North Country goats. Jessica Scillieri Smith, Field Veterinarian for NY Ag and Markets and Betsy Hodge, CCE Livestock Educator, will present information about the findings of a study they have been conducting over the last few years on North Country farms. They will also talk about signs of Johnes Disease and how to manage it in your flock. Johnes is a challenging disease to manage because it doesn't show itself until the animals are older and it can mimic the symptoms of other problems like internal parasites.
October 28, 2021
November 4, 2021
Virtually via Zoom
CCE of St. Lawrence County
email Betsy Hodge
The program will be offered in two locations in-person and also as a webinar. The two locations are October 28th at 6:30 pm in the Cooperative Extension Learning Farm Classroom in Canton, NY and November 4th at 6:30 pm in the Lewis County Extension Office in Lowville, NY. The webinar will be offered on November 10th at 6:30 PM on Zoom
To register for the program please visit the CCE St. Lawrence website at http://stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu or call the Extension Office at 315-379-9192 or email Betsy Hodge at email@example.com.
Transition Cow Tuesdays
November 2, 2021
November 9, 2021
November 16, 2021
November 23, 2021
November 30, 2021
December 7, 2021
December 14, 2021
Have you… ...been working with the farm transition cow program but want to know more about the how, what and why? ...wanted to improve the transition cow performance of your herd but need to know where to start? ...wanted to increase the skills you bring to the farm or your farm employer? ...been wondering where you'll find the time to attend a course or workshop?
If so, this webinar series is designed for you
Dairy Day 2022
January 18 - January 20, 2022 : Dairy Day 2022
Join us VIRTUALLY for the main dairy program offered for FREE by Cornell Cooperative Extension this winter in the North Country. This 3-part seminar will provide the latest information on dairy production and farm business management, emerging trends, and local research updates.
Dairy Reproduction and A.I. Training Course
January 25 - January 26, 2022
Attend this 2-day training course to become trained in dairy reproduction and artificial breeding techniques. There will be classroom sessions in the morning, followed by hands-on practice on farm in the afternoon. After this class you will be trained to artificially inseminate dairy cattle.
Labor Roadshow V offered by New York's Ag Workforce Development Council
New York Labor Road Show V is an opportunity to learn about regulation changes and how to best position your business for compliance and success. Several important changes to state regulations occurred in 2021 that farm employers need to understand, and better employee management is the key to farm success during and after our current farm labor crisis.
Labor Roadshow V topics include: worker's compensation, employee handbooks, labor cost trends and management strategies, COVID issues for farm employers, NY farm labor law compliance, preventing turnover, employee housing management, employee wellness programs, NY farm unions and immigration enforcement, H-2A for beginners, and understanding NYS paid sick and family leave.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly across the world.Although cities have the most sick people, the disease has reached rural communities of New York as well. Everyone needs to take this very seriously. Agriculture is an essential business, so many of us will continue to go to work. However, we all need to take precautions to stay safe and help prevent further spread of the disease. The key things to do are limit contact with other people and keep everything very clean. We've prepared a new resource to help Spanish- and English-speaking farm employees access credible, multi-lingual information that they can use right away. Here are this links to a printable resource for farms to use:
English COVID 19 Procedures
Spanish COVID 19 Procedures
To see a full list of other relevant resources, click here.