Lindsay Ferlito

Lindsay Ferlito

Dairy Management

CCE Lewis
7395 East Road
Lowville, NY 13367

cell 607-592-0290



Lindsay was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and received her BS in Animal Biology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). After graduation she worked as an intern at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and then as a research assistant at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre in Agassiz, BC. Her main roles were to assist with research on dairy cows and calves and help manage visiting students. In 2011, Lindsay completed her MS in Animal Science from the University of British Columbia Animal Welfare Program. Her thesis focused on dairy cattle welfare and feeding behavior. While completing her MSc she continued to gain experience working on-farm as well as conducting her own research. For almost 5 years, she worked for the Novus C.O.W.S.? Program conducting on-farm cow comfort assessments, seminars on cow comfort, and providing producers with herd-specific feedback relative to regional benchmarks. By visiting hundreds of dairies across the country, she gained a unique perspective and understanding of cow comfort and the dairy industry both in New York and across the United States. Lindsay joined the Cornell North Country Regional Ag Team as a Regional Dairy Specialist in 2016. Her passions and areas of focus include cow comfort, lameness, cow behavior, barn design, and promoting the dairy industry. She is based out of the Lewis County office, and she can be reached at lc636@cornell.edu or 607-592-0290.


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Upcoming Events

Online Feeder School Sponsorship

October 15, 2020

There will be two separate virtual sessions: one 2-part session in English, and one 2-part session in Spanish. Each day of Feeder School is a 1.5 hour program held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. The program will be held online only, with a combination of video demonstrations, presentations and discussion. The session in English will take place on November 3rd and 5th, 2020. The session in Spanish will take place on November 10th and 12th, 2020.

Interested sponsors can choose to be recognized during each day of the virtual program. Two Sponsorship levels are available: 

  • Gold = $250 - slide to be played before each day of the program and 20 sec commercial at the start of each day of the program
  • Silver = $100 - slide to be played before each day of the program

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Interseeded Cover Crops in Corn Virtual Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 28, 2020

Join us for a one hour virtual field day that focuses on interseeded cover crops in corn, herbicide resistant weed management and other weed control updates.

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Announcements

Managing Forages through Drought Webinars

Part 1: Managing Pastures in Drought may be viewed here: https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/1_19bj2cuc

Part 2: Stored Forages: Winter Feed Supply Beyond the Drought may be viewed here: https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/1_ql576klx


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 kio3@cornell.edu 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.


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