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November 2015

Quality Forage Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

November 10 - November 19, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Quality Forage Production
This course is intended for people actively engaged in the cropping end of the dairy business. The course includes 4 lectures and 1 on-farm field day. We will start by discussing a systems approach to the farm management, and then delve into how to maximize quality and yield from management and nutrition perspective.

2015 Feed Dealer Seminar

November 16, 2015
6-9 pm
Ballston Spa, NY

2015 Feed Dealer Seminar

Money On The Table

November 19, 2015
10:00am-3:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY

"How Do the Pieces of the Puzzle Fit for 2016"

2015 Feed Dealers Seminar

November 19, 2015
Registration 5:30pm, Buffet dinner 6 pm, followed by program concluding at 9 pm
Cortland, NY

The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, other consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York since the late 1940s and provide opportunities for educational programming with networking in the local regions.

Feed Dealer's Meeting

November 20, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Feed Dealer's Meeting
Tis the season for the annual Feed Dealer's Meeting for industry personnel and area producers.

December 2015

Cornell Hops Conference & NeHA Annual Meeting

December 5, 2015
8:00am - 5:00pm
Morrisville, NY

Cornell Hops Conference & NeHA Annual Meeting
Network with brewers, educators, hop growers, and prospective hop growers and learn the latest research at this annual conference and trade show.  Register by November 23, 2015 at https://events.cornell.edu/event/cornell_hops_conference.  For more information about the conference contact: Steve Miller at 315-684-3001 Ext. 127 or sgm6@cornell.edu or Sarah Ficken at 315-684-3001 Ext. 108 or sjs299@cornell.edu

Raising Your Bull Calves Can Add To Your Dairy Farm Profitability

December 7, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Albion, NY

Raising Your Bull Calves Can Add To Your Dairy Farm Profitability
If you are thinking about adding a new profitable enterprise to your dairy or beef operation, dairy beef production could be a natural fit.

Raising Your Bull Calves Can Add to Your Dairy Farm Profitability

December 7 - December 8, 2015
10am-2pm

If you are thinking about adding a new profitable enterprise to your dairy operation, dairy-beef production could be a natural fit.

Winter Dairy Management

December 9, 2015
10-3 pm
Binghamton, NY

2016 Winter Dairy Management will focus around Transition Cows, including Nutrition, Animal Behavior Considerations and Cow-side Care and Decision Making.  

Tile Drainage Workshop

December 9, 2015
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sangerfield, NY

Tile drainage can improve the productivity and profitability of fields but needs to be done correctly and with minimal environmental impact.  This workshop looks to increase the chance for success when installing and maintaining tile drainage while remaining within conservation compliance standards.

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2015 "Manage What Matters"

December 15 - December 16, 2015
Tuesday 12:30 - 9:00 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
East Syracuse, NY

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2015 "Manage What Matters"
The program will cover topics pertinent to replacement heifer management from birth to calving. An excellent slate of speakers and outstanding dairy producers will deliver practical information of interest to dairy producers, industry, extension personnel and college staff alike.

4th Annual Grain Marketing Meeting

December 17, 2015
6pm - 9pm
Homer, NY

Join us for the 4th Annual Grain Marketing Meeting - Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 6-9pm at Hobeau's Fireside Grill, 110 Route 281, Homer, NY 13077 with dinner, "Dutch Treat"

What can we do better in 2016? What's on the horizon?
How well did your marketing plan work for you in 2015?

Featured Topics:
• Marketing Outlook presented by Lansing Trade Group LLC , Grain Brokers
• Crop Budgets? What's in the Money?
• Corn and Beans- Production Challenges? High Yielding Varieties!
• Are Their Viable Crop Alternatives????
• How well did the implementation of your marketing plan go?
• Crop Insurance? Is it a good risk management tool for your business?

To pre-register (helpful for planning dinner) or more information call Janice at 607.391.2672 or email jgd3@cornell.edu

Grain Marketing Meeting for Sponsorship

December 17, 2015
6pm - 9pm
Homer, NY

Join us for the 4th Annual Grain Marketing Meeting - Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 6-9pm at Hobeau's Fireside Grill, 110 Route 281, Homer, NY 13077 with dinner, "Dutch Treat"

What can we do better in 2016? What's on the horizon?
How well did your marketing plan work for you in 2015?

Featured Topics:
• Marketing Outlook presented by Lansing Trade Group LLC , Grain Brokers
• Crop Budgets? What's in the Money?
• Corn and Beans- Production Challenges? High Yielding Varieties!
• Are Their Viable Crop Alternatives????
• How well did the implementation of your marketing plan go?
• Crop Insurance? Is it a good risk management tool for your business?

To pre-register (helpful for planning dinner) or more information call Janice at 607.391.2672 or email jgd3@cornell.edu

MeatSuite Workshop - Niagara Location

December 17, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Lockport, NY

MeatSuite Workshop - Niagara Location
Three counties are teaming up to host workshops to help explain MeatSuite.com.  An overview of the website, along with meat cutout/yields and how to develop your farm's profile. 

MeatSuite Workshop - Ontario Location

December 17, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

MeatSuite Workshop - Ontario Location
Three counties are teaming up to host workshops to help explain MeatSuite.com.  An overview of the website, along with meat cutout/yields and how to develop your farm's profile. 

MeatSuite Workshop - Wyoming Location

December 17, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

MeatSuite Workshop - Wyoming Location
Three counties are teaming up to host workshops to help explain MeatSuite.com.  An overview of the website, along with meat cutout/yields and how to develop your farm's profile. 

Cover Crop Workshop: Succeeding in Western New York Climate

December 22, 2015
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Elba, NY

Cover Crop Workshop: Succeeding in Western New York Climate
Farmers know that good soil health is increasingly important for weathering the rainfall and temperature extremes in our changing climate. They know that cover crops are important for good soil health but they aren't always able to get them established.This free event is sponsored by the newly formed Western New York Soil Health Alliance, a farmer-to-farmer network.

January 2016

Keepin' Em Comfy

January 11, 2016
Registration 10 am; Program 10:30-2:30 pm
Ithaca, NY

A Workshop on Cow Comfort, Dairy Handling and Public Perception will be offered to educate farmers and farm managers on understanding cow behavior and how to use it on farm, understanding bottlenecks on your own operation, and talking to the public about dairy farm practices.

Manure Storage Workshop

January 12, 2016
9:15am - 3:15pm
Cuyler, NY

The SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, PRO-DAIRY and Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District are co-sponsoring this workshop.

Topics:
  • Review Whey Street Dairy Concerns
  • Storage Issues 
  • Manure Covers
  • Satellite Storages
  • Labor Requirements
  • Custom Operators
  • Managing Manure Storage
  • Liners
  • Environmental Issues
  • CAFO Permit
  • Winter Spreading
  • Tile Discharges
  • Solid Separation
  • Bedding
  • Odor
  • Safety (Gypsum)
  • Application Systems
  • Manure Transfer
  • Funding Sources
  • Optional Tour of Whey Street Dairy
Cost: $15
Register: Register online or call Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2660 Ext. 403 or email jma358@cornell.edu
Questions: Call Janice Degni at 607.391.2660 Ext. 414 or email jgd3@cornell.edu



New York Certified Organice (NYCO) - 2016

January 12 - March 8, 2016
January 12, 2016, February 9, 2016 & March 8, 2016 - Program at 10:00am
Geneva, NY

  • January 12, 2016 - Organic Crop Management through Good Years and Bad
    • What to do when the cultivating window doesn't open very wide
    • Effects of long-term management on weed competition in organic soybean
    • Reducing Pasture Compaction with Daikon Radish
    • Discussion: "What do you want to make per acre on your farm?"
  • February 9, 2016 - Managing Soil Health with Crop Rotations and Forage Production
    • Putting Soil Health Knowledge into Practice
    • Alternative Forage Rotations to Protect the Soil on Marginal Land
    • Discussion: Farmer Panel on how to decide whether to sell forages to dairy farmers or plow them in for a green manure.
  • March 8, 2016 
    • Developing New Markets for Organic Grain
    • What's transpiring in the World Market of Grain
    • Flax Grain - Production and Uses
    • Discussion: New or Undeserved Markets in the Northeast

There is no cost for the programs and pre-registration is not required. Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass for potluck lunch. For more information contact Fay Benson, CCE Cortland at 607.391.2660 Ext. 410 or email afb3@cornell.edu.

Animal Well-Being: Session 1

January 13, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Animal Well-Being: Session 1
Webinar on cattle housing and handling, cow comfort, animal welfare and communicating positive messages about cattle welfare.

Internet broadcasting and webinar technology will make the programs possible in Canandaigua, Albion and Warsaw.

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 13, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Corn Congress - Batavia Location
The Corn Congresses are right around the corner!

NOTE: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Program starts at: 10:00 a.m.

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 14, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location
The Corn Congresses are right around the corner!

NOTE: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Program starts at: 10:00 a.m.

2016 National Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation Program

January 16 - March 26, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

2016 National Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation Program
This course will qualify youth ages 14 & 15 years of age to be certified to operate farm equipment for hire. The course is scheduled to run Saturdays, beginning in January 2016 and running through March 2016.

Animal Well-Being: Session 2

January 20, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Animal Well-Being: Session 2
Webinar on cattle housing and handling, cow comfort, animal welfare and communicating positive messages about cattle welfare.

Internet broadcasting and webinar technology will make the programs possible in Canandaigua, Albion and Warsaw.

Cortland Area Dairy Managers Discussion Group

January 21, 2016
1-3pm
Cortland, NY

This is the first meeting of our Discussion Group for 2016.  Collin McCarthy will be leading the discussion around key areas to focus on as a manager.  We will have food and refreshments! Feel free to bring someone you think would be a good addition to our group!  Please RSVP to Betsy, CCE Dairy Specialist at 607.391.2660 Ext. 415 or email bjh246@cornell.edu.  Save the date for 2/18 and 3/14 for future meetings.  

2016 Field Crop Pest Management Meeting - Cobleskill Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 22, 2016
1pm-3pm
Cobleskill, NY

The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team is holding a series of Field Crop Pest Management Meetings from January 22 thru 29. 

2016 Field Crop Pest Management Meeting - Norwich Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 25, 2016
1pm-3pm
Norwich, NY

The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team is holding a series of Field Crop Pest Management Meetings from January 22 thru 29. 

2016 Field Crop Pest Management Meeting - Ballston Spa Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 26, 2016
1pm-3pm
Ballston Spa, NY

The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team is holding a series of Field Crop Pest Management Meetings from January 22 thru 29. 

Annie's Project - Empowering Women in Agriculture

January 26 - March 22, 2016
Jan 26, Feb 9 & 23, Mar 8 & 22 (snowdate Mar 15) 10:30am - 2:00pm

A 5 week workshop series for farm women

Jan 26, Feb 9 & 23, Mar 8 & 22 with snowdate Mar 15
10:30 am-2:30 pm

Choose your Location: CCE Broome or Cayuga Counties, LaFayette Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Lafayette; & Dryden Fire Hall

Cost for all Session: $100 

Includes: 15 hours of instruction, meals and course materials.

2016 Field Crop Pest Management Meeting - Herkimer County, Mohawk Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 27, 2016
1pm-3pm
Mohawk, NY

The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team is holding a series of Field Crop Pest Management Meetings from January 22 thru 29. 

2016 Field Crop Pest Management Meeting - Cooperstown Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 28, 2016
1pm-3pm
Cooperstown, NY

The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team is holding a series of Field Crop Pest Management Meetings from January 22 thru 29. 

2016 Field Crop Pest Management Meeting - Fonda Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 29, 2016
1pm-3pm
Fonda, NY

The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team is holding a series of Field Crop Pest Management Meetings from January 22 thru 29. 

2016 Winter Crop Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 29, 2016
9:30am - 3:00pm
Ithaca, NY

2016 Winter Crop Meeting to be held Friday, January 29, 2016 from 9:30am-3:00pm at the Ramada Ithaca Hotel and Conference Center, 2310 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY.  This year's program features Jim Harbach, Schrack Farms, a no-till farmer from Central Pennsylvania.  He farms 2000 acres with no-till for his 1000 cow dairy.  John Kemmeren, a more local farm from Bainbridge, NY is also experienced with no-till on a variety of soil types and will share his techniques. 

2016 Winter Crop Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 29, 2016
9:30am - 3:00pm
Ithaca, NY

2016 Winter Crop Meeting to be held Friday, January 29, 2016 from 9:30am-3:00pm at the Ramada Ithaca Hotel and Conference Center, 2310 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY.  This year's program features Jim Harbach, Schrack Farms, a no-till farmer from Central Pennsylvania.  He farms 2000 acres with no-till for his 1000 cow dairy.  John Kemmeren, a more local farm from Bainbridge, NY is also experienced with no-till on a variety of soil types and will share his techniques. 

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Upcoming Events

Program Sponsorship for "Hands-on Animal Care Dairy Training Program"

March 1, 2024

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell PRO-DAIRY are excited to offer a sponsorship opportunity for our upcoming Hands-On Animal Care Dairy Training Program.

"Hands-On Animal Care Dairy Training program"

March 11 - March 12, 2024

Dates and locations:

March 11 - Butterville Farms, 11279 County Rd 75, Adams, NY 13605

March 12 - Beller Farms, 10639 NY-126, Carthage, NY 13619

Time: 9:30am-3pm

Language: English or Spanish

Cost: $15 per person

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