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  • 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

  • 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