Both dairy and field crop producers are encouraged to attend
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County has timely and relevant programming planned for the month of September. Both dairy and field crop producers are encouraged to check out the following event details. Registration for events is encouraged and allows us to contact participants in the event of cancellations or changes. Register for any of the following by calling 315-736-3394 ext. 132
- Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting with Pro Dairy Forage Specialist, Joe Lawrence, will be held Wednesday September 4th from 2 to 4 pm at Vaill Bros. Farm located at 4549 State Route 26 in Vernon, NY. The 2019 planting season was a challenging time, setting us up for a wide window of planting times and the need for a harvest strategy. Topics for discussion include: whole plant dry matter and mapping out harvest sequence, dealing with immature forages, strategies for successful ensiling, dealing with the aftermath of 2019 and much more.
- Dairy Farm Employee Training: Wednesday September 11th, 12pm to 2:30pm at the CCE Oneida Co. office, 121 Second St. in Oriskany. All dairy farm owners and employees are encouraged to attend this one-day training. Dr. Rob Lynch, D.V.M., Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist with Pro Dairy will lead the training and information session. Training topics during this program will focus on the proper handling of non-ambulatory cows and developing acceptable procedures for non-ambulatory cows, as well as acceptable end of life planning methods and procedures. This training will fulfill those requirements listed under the F.A.R.M. program version 4.0. Participants will receive a certificate of participation. Cost to attend is $10/person and includes lunch. Please RSVP by September 6, 2019 by calling 315-736-3394 ext. 132.
- Corn Silage Dry Down Day: Wednesday September 18th at Richardson Farms, Skinner Rd. in Vernon Center. Producers interested in dropping off samples are asked to bring in 10 corn stalks, labeled with name, phone number, and corn variety. Please contact our office if you are interested.