Feeder School 2 Day On-Farm Training

10 AM to 3 PM. Seven Locations Statewide.
Registration is $75 and includes 2 day school, lunches and all materials.

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.

Topics Covered During the Two Day School:

  • Feeder’s impact on the bottom line.
  • Rumen physiology - What every feeder should know.
  • Nutrition - Impact of feeders on the ration.
  • Dry matter monitoring.
  • Basic bunk silo management.
  • Packing density and preservation.
  • Feed bunk management.
  • TMR audits.
  • Troubleshooting mixer wagons.
  • Safety considerations for feeders.


  • Dr. Bill Stone, DVM, PhD, Director, Technical Services, Diamond V.
  • Shawn Bossard, SUNY Morrisville.
  • Dr. Jerry Bertoldo DVM, Betsy Hicks, Dave Balbian, Libby Eiholzer,
    Lindsay Ferlito, and Kelsey O’Shea: Area Dairy Specialists with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University.
  • Kathy Barrett, Dairy Education, Cornell PRO-DAIRY.

Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the site registrar 10 days prior to the event.

A printable program flyer is posted on the PRO-DAIRY website.



Region Dates & Locations Registration Information
CNY Oct 26 at Walnut Ridge Dairy.
Nov 2 at Whittaker’s Dairy.
Betsy Hicks
[email protected]
Two Feeders
Oct 31 and Nov 7 -
CCE Learning Farm, Canton, NY.

Nov 1 and Nov 8 -
Miner Institute Conference Room, Chazy, NY.

Tatum Langworthy
[email protected]
Madison County Nov 9 and 16 at SUNY Morrisville. Sarah Ficken
315.684.3001 Ext 108
[email protected]
Two Feeders
Nov 28 at Dygert Farm, Nelliston.
Dec 5 at Matis Farm, Fonda.

Nov 30 at Postma Brothers Dairy, West Edmeston.
Dec 7 at Indian Camp Farm, Sherburne.

Dave Balbian
[email protected]
WNY Oct 25 at CCE Ontario County, Canandaigua.
Nov 1 at Lawnel Farms, Piffard.
Cathy Wallace
585-343-3040 Ext 138
[email protected]