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February 2017

21st Annual North Country Crop Congress and Agribusiness Tradeshow

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 2, 2017
10-3pm
Canton, NY

2017 Calf Management Workshops

February 7, 2017
10-3pm
Burrville, NY

There will be class room discussion along with on-farm activities.

Managing Risk in a Dairy Downturn

February 7, 2017
12-2PM
Plattsburg, NY

A program covering a variety of topics all pertinent to dairy businesses including: income over feed costs, effect of not getting premiums, lender relationships, update on milk price, bad cost cutting, what bills to pay, keeping or selling heifers, and a labor and OSHA update. In addition, open discussion of current topics and strategies are encouraged.

2017 Calf Management Workshops

February 9, 2017
10-3pm
Chazy, NY

There will be class room discussion along with on-farm activities.

Manure Forum

February 23, 2017
10-3pm
Burrville, NY

Effective, safe manure handling is a must.


March 2017

North Country Grazing Schools are Back!!

March 3 - March 9, 2017

North Country Grazing Schools are Back!!

Farm Transfer and Estate Planning

March 8, 2017
10am - 3pm
Malone, NY

This program will be an update and current information on farm transfer and estate planning.

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Farm Transfer and Estate Planning

March 9, 2017
10am - 3pm
Watertown, NY

This program will be an update and current information on farm transfer and estate planning.

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200-600 BMAT Discussion Group

March 20 - March 21, 2017
Watertown, NY

Cow Comfort Conference - Working with what you have and looking towards the future

March 20 - March 21, 2017
Liverpool, NY

Cow Comfort Conference - Working with what you have and looking towards the future

April 2017

Sheep and Goat Week

April 5, 2017
7:00pm
Canton, NY

Sheep and Goat Week
Starting a dairy operation.

Sheep and Goat Week

April 19, 2017
10am-12pm
Glenfield, NY

Sheep and Goat Week
They are currently building a parlor and facilities. Kidding for 155 does in May.

Sheep and Goat Week

April 19, 2017
6:30pm-8:30pm
Lowville, NY

Sheep and Goat Week

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Upcoming Events

Pasture Walk and Grazing Program

June 14, 2022

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Hidden Hill Ranch 2081 Thayer Hill Rd Boonville, NY  

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Zufall Farm 20 Campbell Rd Lisbon, NY

 

 

Robotic Milking System Farm Tour

July 11, 2022
Belleville, NY

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.

 

Announcements

Looking to add land to an existing NYS Certified Agricultural District

Annual Thirty Day Period for Landowners to Request Additions of Viable Agricultural Land to Existing Agricultural Districts

The Jefferson County Board of Legislators has set June 1st through June 30th of each year for the purpose accepting requests to add predominantly viable agricultural land to an existing NYS Certified Agricultural District in the County.

Viable agricultural land: actively farmed as well as land that is highly suitable for agricultural production.
A parcel of land is "predominantly" viable if a minimum of 51% of the parcel is viable agricultural land.
The purpose of NYS Certified Agricultural Districts is to encourage the continued use of farmland for agricultural production. The Agricultural District Program is based on a combination of landowner incentives and protections, all of which are designed to forestall the conversion of farmland to non-agricultural uses.

Landowners who wish to submit a request to add land to an existing NYS Certified Agricultural District may download the form from the Jefferson County Department of Planning web page under NYS Certified Agricultural Districts, or you may call the Jefferson County Department of Planning, (315) 785-3144 and ask for the 2022 Agricultural Annual Inclusion Form.

All requests must be submitted on the form provided by the Planning Department and must be received no later than June 30, 2022.

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.




How to Manage COVID-19 Risk on Dairy Farms

Straightforward helpful steps to manage risk on dairy farms!  We are happy to help talk farms through these steps and develop risk management plans for protecting owners and team members. Reach out to Kelsey O'Shea via email kio3@cornell.edu for more information.



Update - Regional Ag Team Operations during COVID-19

Click here to get the updated information on our operations.


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