• Podcast series with Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Dairy Specialists and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY. Access the podcasts at:     EPISODE 2   Dialing into Your Best Dairy: Calves-Birth to Weaning Available 6.22.20 In this episode, CCE Regional Dairy Specialists Alycia Drwencke and Casey Havekes, discuss best management practices for the dairy calf from the

  • The series will include one-hour webinars held each Wednesday at 1:00 PM EDT, June 3 through July 1. Hosted by PRO-DAIRY and NEDPA, the Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series is a five-part presentation series to re-energize businesses and improve performance, even in challenging times, and includes presentations and speakers that would have been featured at

  • Join us in June! June 3 – July 1, 2020 1:00 PM EDT Weekly on Wednesdays The Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series is a five-part presentation series to re-energize businesses and improve performance, even in challenging times, and includes presentations and speakers that would have been featured at the Northeast Dairy Management Conference in March.

  • Wednesday – April 29, 2020 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Presented by: NY FarmNet’s Kate Downes & Brenda O’Brien There is no precedent with the novel coronavirus. Whatever our age, a life-altering event can leave us hoping there is some magical cure that will help us feel less anxious or overwhelmed. While no such magic exists, there

  • Significant quantities of surplus milk from NY’s dairy industry may have to be land applied in the coming weeks due to unprecedented market disruptions created by the COVID-19 emergency.  Milk has fertilizer value and crop farms may be able to take advantage of surplus milk for a portion of crop fertilization needs, especially if located

  • We face unprecedented uncertainty in preparing for the 2020 field season. While spring is an exciting time, it is also a time that strains available resources; equipment, labor, hours in a day. This year, the potential for health issues and the resulting impacts on labor availability could further stress these already limited resources. Certainly, making

  • PRO-DAIRY specialists have developed Managing During COVID-19 a series of new and updated resources to help farmers navigate through the uncertain environment created by COVID-19. Recognizing the range in circumstances faced by farmers across the state, these resources cover a full spectrum. Articles include: Diet and Management Considerations for Emergencies: Reducing Milk Flow Without Harming

  • Spring 2020 Contingency Planning

    Dairy Responding to COVID-19 A Limited Podcast Series Hosted by Rob Lynch, DVM, Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist, PRO-DAIRY, and Kathy Barrett, Dairy Education, PRO-DAIRY, with interviews of key dairy industry professionals. Check the PRO-DAIRY Podcast Webpage for the latest podcasts. Most recent podcast: SPRING 2020 CONTINGENCY PLANNING – Joe Lawrence, Forage Management Specialist,

  • Using Surplus Milk as Fertilizer

    Guidance from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Given the current market disruptions created by the COVID-19 emergency, farms may continue to play important roles in the safe, agronomic, and environmentally sound recycling of surplus milk. Please find provisional guidance for recycling milk and

  • Spanish-Language Training for Farm Workers and Farmers on Coronavirus April 13 | 6:30 PM EDT Registration is required and questions can be submitted in advance. The Cornell Farmworker Program and the Finger Lakes Community Health Clinic are hosting a webinar and Q and A, in Spanish, for farm workers and farmers. Dr. Canario, Medical Director

  • Processors and Farmers: These are unprecedented times and we should be aware of a range of possibilities, including changes in milk demand. While we hope that milk demand remains strong, should the situation change resulting in a surplus, farmers and handlers should review the items below to make sure surplus milk is managed appropriately. Typically,

  • Cornell PRO-DAIRY Dairy Webinar in English 2020 Corn Silage Strategies New York and Vermont Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluations March 31, 2020 | 1-2 pm EDT Presenter: Joe Lawrence, PRO-DAIRY Forage Systems Specialist The impact of weather on the 2020 growing season is yet to be determined. However, there are opportunities to utilize existing information and


    NYSDEC – Division of Water has not provided any general relief from SPDES permit and regulatory requirements Permittees need to continue to strive for permit and regulatory compliance. When issues with COVID-19 pandemic or compliance are identified, facilities should: Document problems Document efforts to address the problems and/or non-compliance Document any additional actions undertaken to

  • Due to evolving novel coronavirus outbreak situation Due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and in accordance with guidance from the CDC, the State of New York, and Cornell University, PRO-DAIRY and the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance (NEAFA) have decided to transform the Herd Health and Nutrition Conference into a

  • What To Do On Your Farm

    We realize this is a challenging time for everyone, filled with stressful conditions and new constraints on business. As the dairy industry navigates COVID-19, it’s important to follow Federal and state guidance and orders to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Dairy farming and supporting agriculture businesses are considered essential and can continue to operate

  • Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a series of four hands-on regional training workshops “Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer” in April. Trainings are conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish. Activity groups will be in single language

  • Online registration closes today – don’t miss your chance to take this course!     Course Information The Milk Quality Online Course will cover basic milk quality, milking parlor and mastitis management principles lead by Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS). It is intended for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their