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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.

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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.

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Update - Regional Ag Team Operations during COVID-19

Click here to get the updated information on our operations.