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"Free" NCRAT Virtual Fireside Chats

November 17th - Farm Business Discussion

November 24nd - Dairy Discussion

December 1st - Crop Discussion

December 8th - Farm Business Discussion

December 15th - Dairy Discussion

December 22nd - Crop Discussion

Event Details


December 22, 2020




All sessions will be offered virtually via Zoom


"Free Registration" : Free


North Country Regional Ag Team

Casey Havekes

November 17, 2020— Dairy Business & Labor            Dr. Rich Stup, Cornell University

November 24, 2020—Dairy Cow Hoof Health             Karl Burgi, Save Cows

December 1, 2020— Weed Management                    Bryan Brown, Cornell University

December 8, 2020—Forward Contracting                   Anup Singh, Solera Advisors

December 15, 2020— Dairy Repro  Management         Dr. Julio Giordano, Cornell University

December 22, 2020—Soil Health &Cover Crops,          Dr. Kitty O'Neil, CCE NCRAT

Upcoming Events

Practical Soil Health Series, Part 2 of 4 - Compaction Management

February 16, 2021

Part 2 of 4 in the 2021 Practical Soil Health weekly series.

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Farm Financial Management Tuesdays Online Farm Business Education

CCE ag business educators are offering short, farm financial education
programs this winter. All programs are 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Each program is
only $5 and includes a link to the recorded webinar if you cannot join
the program live. This series is supported by ag business management
specialists from the following Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell
University programs: the Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program,
the Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team, the Eastern NY
Commercial Horticulture Program, and NY FarmNet.

Click here for more information.

Managing Forages through Drought Webinars

Part 1: Managing Pastures in Drought may be viewed here:

Part 2: Stored Forages: Winter Feed Supply Beyond the Drought may be viewed here:

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.

How to Manage COVID-19 Risk on Dairy Farms

Straightforward helpful steps to manage risk on dairy farms!  We are happy to help talk farms through these steps and develop risk management plans for protecting owners and team members. Reach out to Kelsey O'Shea via email for more information.

Click here to view the steps...

Update - Regional Ag Team Operations during COVID-19

Click here to get the updated information on our operations.