PRO-DAIRY Empire Farm Days Dairy Profit Seminars

The Empire Farm Days Dairy Profit Seminars, August 6 through 8 in Seneca Falls, will provide money-saving, latest trend, and practical strategies to the industry. The 2019 seminar series will feature more, but shorter, presentations, along with a lunch and extra break time in a more intimate setting, to allow farmers an environment to discuss their concerns and receive advice more fully.

“The concept this year is to present the audience with specific information on money-saving solutions and dairy operation strategies to help dairy producers adapt and evolve in this current economic climate,” said Joel Hastings, Editor & Publisher of DairyBusiness.com.

Professor Tom Overton, PRO-DAIRY Director, will  present the keynote at 2:15 PM, August 6.

The annual Dairy Profit Seminars are hosted by PRO-DAIRY, Northeast Dairy Producers Assn., and DairyBusiness.com. Sponsors are six firms serving dairy farmers in the Northeast: ASAP Interiors, Morrisville, NY; AMTS LLC, Groton, NY; DFA Northeast, Syracuse, NY; Farm Credit East, Enfield, CT; Farm Family Insurance – American National, Albany, NY; and Pikeside Enterprises, Gainesville, NY.

2019 Dairy Profit Seminars at Empire Farm Days
Tuesday, August 6

 

 

Time

Title

Presenter

 10:00

Welcome & Introductions

Joel Hastings

 10:15

Facilities – Research, Renovations and Low-Cost Solutions in Tie-Stall Barns

Betsy Hicks and Lindsay Ferlito

 10:45

Food Break for Those Attending

 11:15

Managing NY Robotic Milking Systems: What We’ve Learned

Bob Church

 11:45

Break

 12:45

Corn Silage Harvest Strategy: One chance to get it right

Joe Lawrence

 1:15

Calf Housing Ventilation: What’s the latest?

Curt Gooch

 1:45

Food Break for Those Attending

 2:15

Keynote: Adapting to an Evolving Northeast Dairy Industry

Dr. Tom Overton

Wednesday, August 7

 

 

Time

 Title

Presenter

10:00

Welcome & Introductions

Joel Hastings

10:15

Where are Milk Prices Headed?

Christine Brodeur, DFA Northeast

10:45

Food break for those attending

11:15

Outlook for Dairy in the Northeast

Catherine de Ronde, Agri-Mark Cooperative

11:45

Break

12:45

Keys to Making Your Dairy Farm Business Work

Greg McConnell, Farm Credit East

1:15

What Drives Your Milk Price?

Dr. Larry Jones, FARME Institute

1:45

Food break for those attending

2:15

Panel Discussion with all speakers

Moderator: Jason Karszes, PRO-DAIRY

Thursday, August 8
10:30 AM – NY Junior Dairy Leaders Graduation Program – Deborah Grusenmeyer, PRO-DAIRY Youth Specialist. Followed by refreshments.

Save the Date

  • Cornell Dairy Executive Program: Sessions begin December 2019
  • Anaerobic Digestion/Co-Digestion: Process Fundamentals and Management: January 15 – 16, 2020
  • Modern On Farm Preparedness Regional Program: January 23 – February 27, 2020
  • Northeast Dairy Producers Conference: March 11 – 12, 2020
  • Herd Health and Nutrition Conference: April 6 – 7, 2020

Online Courses
7 week courses designed for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their knowledge of dairy management-completed entirely online.

  • Calf and Heifer Management – begins September 13, 2019
  • Forage Management – begins October 25, 2019
  • Transition Cow Management – begins January 2020

Spanish Dairy Wednesday Webinars
Presented entirely in Spanish on the last Wednesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. Next series begins January 29, 2020. 2020 series topic: Milk Quality and Cow Comfort.


Contact Us:

For more information about PRO-DAIRY, visit prodairy.cals.cornell.edu.

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