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

Robotic Milking System Farm Tour

July 11, 2022
Belleville, NY

This program is applicable to any dairy farmers who are interested in learning more about robotic milking systems or who already have robots. Doubledale recently built a new facility with 8 Lely robots, while Gehrkes retrofitted an existing facility to install 1 DeLaval robot. Come tour two unique farms, enjoy lunch, socialize with other farms, and learn from each other.

 

Dairy Cattle Handling and Safety Program for Farm Workers

July 25, 2022
Champlain , NY

This program is applicable to any current (or prospective) farm workers that currently work with (or aspire to work with) dairy cattle. This on-farm program will focus on cattle behavior, flight zone, good handling practices,  risks and hazards when handling cattle, and it will include a hands-on portion.

 

Dairy Cattle Handling and Safety Program For Youth

August 1, 2022
Croghan, NY

This program is applicable to any local youth that currently work with (or aspire to work with) dairy cattle. This on-farm program will focus on cattle behavior, flight zone, good handling practices,  risks and hazards when handling cattle, and it will include a hands-on portion. Ages 12 and up.

 

Announcements

Looking to add land to an existing NYS Certified Agricultural District

Annual Thirty Day Period for Landowners to Request Additions of Viable Agricultural Land to Existing Agricultural Districts

The Jefferson County Board of Legislators has set June 1st through June 30th of each year for the purpose accepting requests to add predominantly viable agricultural land to an existing NYS Certified Agricultural District in the County.

Viable agricultural land: actively farmed as well as land that is highly suitable for agricultural production.
A parcel of land is "predominantly" viable if a minimum of 51% of the parcel is viable agricultural land.
The purpose of NYS Certified Agricultural Districts is to encourage the continued use of farmland for agricultural production. The Agricultural District Program is based on a combination of landowner incentives and protections, all of which are designed to forestall the conversion of farmland to non-agricultural uses.

Landowners who wish to submit a request to add land to an existing NYS Certified Agricultural District may download the form from the Jefferson County Department of Planning web page under NYS Certified Agricultural Districts, or you may call the Jefferson County Department of Planning, (315) 785-3144 and ask for the 2022 Agricultural Annual Inclusion Form.

All requests must be submitted on the form provided by the Planning Department and must be received no later than June 30, 2022.

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.



Update - Regional Ag Team Operations during COVID-19

Click here to get the updated information on our operations.


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