Herd Manager Training

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY is offering a two-day Herd Manager Training in March at four on-farm locations statewide. The regional program will include a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk-throughs and discussion, and is eligible for FSA Borrower Credits. Registration is $75.00, and includes program, materials and lunch. More information is available online at: prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/regional-programs/herd-manager-training.


The Herd Manager Training targets farmers, employees and agriservice people who work directly with dairy cows. It will cover transition cow health monitoring, facilities and environmental impacts of transition cow management, antibiotic stewardship, ethical cull cow handling and decision making, body condition scoring as a monitoring tool and components of an effective local vet relationship.


  • Robert A. Lynch, DVM, Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist, Cornell PRO-DAIRY
  • Jerry Bertoldo, DVM, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist
  • Lindsay Ferlito, MS, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist
  • Kimberely Morrill, PhD, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist
  • Betsy Hicks, Cornell Cooperative Extension, SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, Dairy Specialist


Northern New York – Two Locations:

March 12 & 19 – Mo’s Pub and Grill, 3357 US-11, Malone, & local farm.

March 13 & 20 – Farm Credit Burrville, 25417 NY-12, Watertown, and local farm.

Registration: Tatum Langworthy, [email protected], 315-788-8450

Central New York

First Day: March 15 – Venture Farms, LLC, 6978 State Route 80, Tully.

Second Day: March 22 – Magro’s, 5758 Telephone Rd, Cincinnatus and Riverside Dairy, Cincinnatus.

Registration: Stephanie Vitarelli, [email protected], 607.391.2662

Questions: Betsy Hicks, 607.391.2673

Northwestern New York

First Day: March 16 – Blue Ribbon Restaurant, 261 Main St, Phelps, and El-Vi Farms, 14 Pelis Rd, Newark.

Second Day: March 23 – Lamb Farms, 6880 Albion Rd. (Co. Rd. 9), Oakfield.

Registration: Cathy Wallace, [email protected], 585-343-3040 x138

Questions: Jerry Bertoldo, DVM, [email protected] or 585-281-6816