Cornell Cooperative Extension Program Offers SWNY Beef Industry Virtual Summit

Cornell Cooperative Extension

All members of the beef industry are invited to join an informal discussion on regional industry needs, challenges, and opportunities

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is committed to continuing conversations with farms in our region as they work daily to provide safe and abundant food for our community and beyond. The SWNYDLFC team is partnering with CCE Steuben to host a SWNY Beef Industry Summit over Zoom and phone on Tuesday, May 5th, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. All beef producers, processors, and allied industry serving the region are invited to attend this free event.



This meeting will provide an opportunity to meet CCE educators and discuss regional beef industry needs, challenges, and opportunities. Ariel Kirk with CCE Steuben and Amy Barkley with SWNYDLFC will facilitate the meeting and will be encouraging input from producers and educator/industry personnel to fuel the discussion. Possible discussion topics include: what is important to each individual as a member of the industry, market opportunities, business development, current challenges in the face of COVID-19, and future programming ideas for CCE.

Pre-registration is required for this event. Call or email Ariel Kirk (; 607-664-2574) or Amy Barkley (; 716-640-0844) to register and receive the Zoom link and call-in number.

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program specialists are here to help provide research-based resources and support during this challenging time. Their team of four specialists include Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522 or; Joshua Putman, Field Crops (716-490-5572 or; Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management (517-416-0386 or; and Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844 or While specialists are working remotely at this time, they are still offering consultations via phone, text, email, videoconferencing, and mail. They are also providing weekly updates with timely resources and connections via email and hardcopy and virtual programming.



The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program is the newest Cornell Cooperative Extension regional program and covers Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben Counties. The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops regional specialists work with Cornell faculty and Extension educators to address the issues that influence the agricultural industry in New York by offering educational programming and research based information to agricultural producers, growers, and agribusinesses in the Southwestern New York Region. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. For more information about this program, or to be added to their contact list, contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader, at 716-640-0522,, or visit their website


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