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  • With Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Dairy Specialists vand Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY EPISODE 6 Calving In this episode, CCE Dairy Specialists Casey Havekes and Margaret Quaassdorff, discuss challenges during calving. Margaret describes the stages of normal calving, as well as when to intervene, and Casey discusses the impact a difficult calving may have on the newborn

  • Operations management on dairy farms is integral to success of the farm business. Presented by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and the Northeast Dairy Producers Association, the Operations Managers Conference provides an opportunity for the people responsible for day to day activities on dairy farms to enhance their skills and embrace excellence on the farm. Due to ongoing uncertainty related to the

  • Operations management on dairy farms is integral to success of the farm business. Presented by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and the Northeast Dairy Producers Association, the Operations Managers Conference provides an opportunity for the people responsible for day to day activities on dairy farms to enhance their skills and embrace excellence on the farm. Due to

  • Review Safety Measures to Prevent Fires on the Farm this Winter Season With heavy snowfall blanketing several regions of New York State following Thursday’s storm, the State Department of Agriculture and Markets is reminding farmers about the importance of monitoring the weight load on structures, especially barns and other agricultural buildings, on their farms. Some

  • The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy set new environmental stewardship goals to move dairy farmers and the dairy industry towards sustainability, with target stewardship goals for 2050 and a promise to measure progress every five years. One of the goals is to reduce the carbon footprint of dairy products to become carbon neutral or better

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension shares information on urgent decision making for dairy calf health Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Regional Dairy Specialists would like to invite dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals across the state to join a series of 7 webinars focused on “Critical Calf Care: Urgent Decision Making for Dairy Calf Health”. This virtual learning opportunity

  • Podcast series PRO-DAIRY and Cornell Cooperative Extension have launched a new podcast series:  Troubleshooting Herd Health Issues. Episodes will be released weekly and discuss specific areas to look at when experiencing issues in different life stages of the dairy cow, including preweaned calves, transition through weaning, heifer phase, calving pen issues, metabolic disorders of the

  • The Troubleshooting Herd Health Issues podcast series launches today. Episodes will be released weekly and discuss specific areas to look at when experiencing issues in different life stages of the dairy cow, including preweaned calves, transition through weaning, heifer phase, calving pen issues, metabolic disorders of the transition cow, specific fresh cow issues, lactating cow

  • Virtual Feed Dealers Seminars

    December 9, 2020 Morning Session 8:00 – 10:30 AM Evening Session 6:30 – 9:00 PM The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. Presentations blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field

  • Held January 15 through March 15 2021 Cornell PRO-DAIRY is offering a seven-week online Forage Management Course January 15 through March 15, 2021. Registration is $265.00 per person. A discount of $25 applies for registrations competed before January 2. Link to Forage Management Course information Link to Forage Management Course registration The Forage Management Course

  • Labor Roadshow IV

    VIRTUAL EVENT Offered by the Ag Workforce Development Council New York Labor Road Show IV is an opportunity to learn about regulation changes and how to best position your business for compliance and success. Several important changes to state regulations occurred in 2020 that farm employers need to understand, including which employees are covered by

  • FACT SHEET SERIES LINK PRO-DAIRY Dairy Environmental Systems has produced a fact sheet series that summarizes the options for monetizing electricity produced by farm-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems in New York. The series walks through the current New York State electricity generation tariffs that apply to manure and co-digestion AD systems, both new and existing, compares

  • Online Feeder School

    Two-part online program offered by CCE and PRO-DAIRY presented in separate English and Spanish sessions The Online Feeder School is a two-part educational program for farmers, employees, and agriservice professionals who work as or with the feeder – the person responsible for mixing TMR, maintaining bunk silos, and communicating feed issues with other farm staff.

  • October 16 – December 18, 2020 Full Course Information ​PRODAIRY.CALS.CORNELL.EDU/ONLINE-COURSES This course covers the basics of calf and heifer management. Topics include: Calf Nutrition Pre- and Post-Weaning Calf Nutrition Post-weaning Replacement Economics Colostrum Management Inventory Management Genetics Calf Health Housing This online course has been approved for 14 ARPAS CEUs eligible to ARPAS members who participate.  

  • Presented by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and Cornell Cooperative Extension One can argue that IOFC (income over feed cost) begins when forage is delivered to the feed center – in this case,  the bunk. This podcast series delves into the practical considerations for corn silage harvest.  We start with a recap of the growing season in

  • Presented by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and Cornell Cooperative Extension One can argue that IOFC (income over feed cost) begins when forage is delivered to the feed center – in this case,  the bunk. This podcast series delves into the practical considerations for corn silage harvest.  We start with a recap of the growing season in

  • The Calf and Heifer Management Online Course will cover basic calf and heifer management principles led by staff from Cornell University and industry researchers. It is designed for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their knowledge of calf and heifer management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy

  • The fourth and final progress report of the Dairy Farm Business Summary has been released for 2019. As dairy businesses across the state continue to analyze their financial and business performance utilizing the Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program, updated progress of the farm reports are provided to review the changes that have occurred

  • Free webinar available in English and Spanish, on July 21st from 12:30 – 1 PM Cornell PRO-DAIRY, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of NWNY and CCE of SWNY are offering a webinar in English and Spanish on “Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies.” The same information will be shared during both webinars. The webinars are

  • Tracking Growing Degree Days (GDD’s) is an effective way to monitor the progress of a corn crop and in recent years a number of online tools for tracking GDD’s have been developed. For the Northeast, the Climate Smart Farming GDD tool from Cornell is a great option. Dr. Kitty O’Neil with the North Country Regional

  • Podcast series with Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Dairy Specialists and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY. Access the podcasts at: prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/events/podcasts.     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