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Economic Impact of Stall Stocking Density

Lindsay Ferlito, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 26, 2017
Economic Impact of Stall Stocking Density

At the Cow Comfort Conference, hosted by your North Country Regional Ag Team, in Syracuse this March 2017, Dr. Albert De Vries, University of Florida, spoke on the economics of cow comfort. While overstocking can improve economic returns on investments in facilities, it can have negative impacts on the cow, so how much can you overstock before you reduce your profitability? The optimal stocking density will vary from farm to farm, and within farm under different circumstances. Dr. De Vries highlighted some key things to consider to get a better idea of what overcrowding might be costing you. 

Grants for Small, Beginning Farmers

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: January 23, 2017

On December 16, 2016, Liz Higgins, from the Eastern NY Horticulture team, joined us in Plattsburgh, NY to lead a discussion on the current grants and other incentives available for beginning and small farms.

Farm Finance 101

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 28, 2016

Ever wish you paid more attention in that accounting class? Maybe you're a bit rusty on financial ratios, or looking to learn something new. Each month I will go over an accounting or finance topic as it relates to your farm business, so stay tuned! This month is on leverage and repayment capacity measures:





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Upcoming Events

Feeder School - 2 Days of on Farm Training

October 31 - November 7, 2017
10am - 3pm
Canton, NY

Who Should Attend:
• Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about
the how and why of what they're doing.
• Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase
their knowledge of cow feeding.
• Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding
process on their farm.
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2017 New York State Women's in Agriculture Conference

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Vineyard and Winery Establishment Workshop

Harvest NY
November 18, 2017
10am - 2pm
CCE of St. Lawrence County Extension Farm
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Small Scale Charcuterie Workshop

Harvest NY
November 6, 2017
Cornell University
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