26th Annual North Country Crop Congress
February 4, 2022
February 11, 2022
10:00am - 12:15pm
Virtually via Zoom
(addl attendee $25.00 ea.)
HostNorth Country Regional Ag Team
email Mike Hunter
Day One: February 4th, 2022
10:00-10:45 TAR SPOT: THE NEW CORN DISEASE TO WATCH
Gary Bergstrom, Cornell University
10:45 -11:15 CORN INSECT MANAGEMENT UPDATES
Elson Shields, Cornell University
11:15-11:30 Scheduled BREAK
11:30-12:15 PREPARING FOR HEBICIDE SHORTAGES IN 2022
Mike Hunter, Cornell Cooperative Extension, NCRAT
Day Two Agenda:
- Updates on getting the most from nitrogen fertilizer expenses for 2022, corn silage variety trial results, Miner's western bean cutworm research, new carbon and greenhouse gas management opportunities.
- Presented by Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Joe Lawrence, Allen Wilder and Dr. Kitty O'Neil.
Pasture Walk and Grazing Program
June 14, 2022
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hidden Hill Ranch
2081 Thayer Hill Rd
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Zufall Farm 20 Campbell Rd Lisbon, NY
Robotic Milking System Farm Tour
July 11, 2022
This program is applicable to any dairy farmers who are interested in learning more about robotic milking systems or who already have robots. Doubledale recently built a new facility with 8 Lely robots, while Gehrkes retrofitted an existing facility to install 1 DeLaval robot. Come tour two unique farms, enjoy lunch, socialize with other farms, and learn from each other.
Dairy Cattle Handling and Safety Program for Farm Workers
July 25, 2022
Champlain , NY
This program is applicable to any current (or prospective) farm workers that currently work with (or aspire to work with) dairy cattle. This on-farm program will focus on cattle behavior, flight zone, good handling practices, risks and hazards when handling cattle, and it will include a hands-on portion.
Looking to add land to an existing NYS Certified Agricultural District
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly across the world.Although cities have the most sick people, the disease has reached rural communities of New York as well. Everyone needs to take this very seriously. Agriculture is an essential business, so many of us will continue to go to work. However, we all need to take precautions to stay safe and help prevent further spread of the disease. The key things to do are limit contact with other people and keep everything very clean. We've prepared a new resource to help Spanish- and English-speaking farm employees access credible, multi-lingual information that they can use right away. Here are this links to a printable resource for farms to use:
English COVID 19 Procedures
Spanish COVID 19 Procedures
To see a full list of other relevant resources, click here.