Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists Introduce Considerations for Value-Added Dairy Production
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops and Harvest New York Programs, with New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets would like to invite dairy producers across the state to join a free, upcoming webinar focused on dairy processing. This virtual learning opportunity will be offered on Thursday, May 21st and will be held from 7pm – 8pm.
Dairy farmers who are interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their farm business are invited to attend for an overview of business considerations and regulatory requirements. The webinar will give an introduction of what factors to keep in mind when considering dairy processing for a farm’s operation.
Anika Gianforte, Dairy Processing and Marketing Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Harvest New York Program, and Becca Durant, Dairy Products Specialist 2 with the Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services, will be presenting up-to-date, research based information at a time when dairy producers are seeking ways to diversify and expand their business. Moderation and registration will be handled by Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program.
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 includes Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522 or firstname.lastname@example.org); Joshua Putman, Field Crops (716-490-5572 or email@example.com); Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management (517-416-0386 or firstname.lastname@example.org); and Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844 or email@example.com). 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. For more information, or to be added to their notification list, contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader, at 716-640-0522, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website swnydlfc.cornell.edu.
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.