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"If you want good employees, be a good employer:"

Last Modified: February 8, 2022

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ENCOURAGES THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY TO APPLY FOR

Last Modified: December 7, 2021

Labor Roadshow V

Last Modified: November 2, 2021

Back to Basics: Calf Barn Ventilation

Last Modified: September 9, 2021

Benchmarking calf growth and performance on northern New York dairy herds

Casey Havekes, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: September 9, 2021

Regional Agricultural Business Development Associate Extension Support Speciali

Tatum Langworthy, Sr. Administrative Assistant
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 8, 2021

Updates to the Paycheck Protection Program Extend Access to Small Farms

Last Modified: March 16, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SEASONAL WORKER COVID-19 TESTING INITIATIVE

Last Modified: September 14, 2020

Technology Corner

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: June 29, 2020

FarmDoc Daily

Last Modified: May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Labor Law Changes

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 28, 2020

New York Crop Insurnace Program

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 28, 2020

Update - Regional Ag Team Operations during COVID-19

Last Modified: March 23, 2020

How to Manange COVID-19 Risks on Dairy Farms

Last Modified: March 19, 2020

Dairy Farming Abroad!

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: March 4, 2020

LABOR CHANGES JANUARY 1, 2020

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: March 4, 2020

Meeting the Continuing Education Requirements of FARM Program Version 4.0 2020

Lindsay Ferlito, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: March 4, 2020

Factsheet 2019 Dairy Risk Management

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: February 5, 2020

Record Keeping 101

Casey Havekes, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: February 5, 2020

New Winter Office Hours for 2020

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 11, 2019

What Employers Can and Cannot Say about Unions

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 9, 2019

Winter Grain Crop Insurance Deadline

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 9, 2019

Sexual Harassment Prevention Required for All NY Employers

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: October 2, 2019

Silage Rule Change

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: July 9, 2019

Apps in Ag

Last Modified: June 24, 2019

USDA Announces New Decision Tool for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Last Modified: June 24, 2019

USDA Cash Rent Expense for Farm Land

Kitty O'Neil, Team Leader, Field Crops & Soils Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: June 24, 2019

Wet Spring Can Impact Forage Quality for Entire Year

Last Modified: June 24, 2019

Dairy Risk Management

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 16, 2019

Ever wish you'd paid more attention in accounting class

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 16, 2019

Farm Transition Seminar Series

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: March 13, 2019

Central New York Testimonial

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: February 5, 2019

Farm Finance 101: Tax Changes for 2019

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: February 5, 2019

The Dairy Industry nees to change to stay relevant to consumers

Kim Morrill, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: February 5, 2019

Borrowing to Cover Operating Losses - Considerations

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 4, 2018

Crop Insurance - Farmer Sucess Story

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 4, 2018

Dairy Transitions Binder

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 4, 2018

Ten Things to Know About Dairy Revenue Protection

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: October 24, 2018

Potential Financial Impacts of Shortages of In Feed Antibiotics on Dairy Farms

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: September 6, 2018

The Law of Diminishing Returns - How do we know when we've reached it?

Last Modified: September 6, 2018

NY Crop Insurance Fact Sheet

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: August 14, 2018

Office Hours

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: August 3, 2018

Check Out What Dairy Checkoff is Doing For You

Lindsay Ferlito, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 9, 2018

Residential Agricultural Discount Application

Lindsay Ferlito, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 2, 2018

When Planting Goes Wrong....

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 2, 2018
When Planting Goes Wrong....

Prevented Planting & Replant Provisions in Crop Insurance

Do's and Don'ts March 2018

Kim Morrill, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: March 21, 2018

Fireside Chat

Kim Morrill, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: March 21, 2018

Is Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) Insurance right for me?

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: March 7, 2018

Economic Impact of Stall Stocking Density

Lindsay Ferlito, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 26, 2017
Economic Impact of Stall Stocking Density

At the Cow Comfort Conference, hosted by your North Country Regional Ag Team, in Syracuse this March 2017, Dr. Albert De Vries, University of Florida, spoke on the economics of cow comfort. While overstocking can improve economic returns on investments in facilities, it can have negative impacts on the cow, so how much can you overstock before you reduce your profitability? The optimal stocking density will vary from farm to farm, and within farm under different circumstances. Dr. De Vries highlighted some key things to consider to get a better idea of what overcrowding might be costing you. 

Grants for Small, Beginning Farmers

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: January 23, 2017

On December 16, 2016, Liz Higgins, from the Eastern NY Horticulture team, joined us in Plattsburgh, NY to lead a discussion on the current grants and other incentives available for beginning and small farms.

Farm Finance 101

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 28, 2016

Ever wish you paid more attention in that accounting class? Maybe you're a bit rusty on financial ratios, or looking to learn something new. Each month I will go over an accounting or finance topic as it relates to your farm business, so stay tuned! This month is on leverage and repayment capacity measures:

Taking Back Control of Your Business

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 28, 2016

During times of low commodity prices, bad weather, and (insert your personal dilemma here) it can feel like everything is out of your control. That feeling invades every aspect of your life, it creeps and lingers into your farm's day to day operations and can be toxic to making progress. It's just as daunting though to try to make changes when your environment won't seem to cooperate long enough to give you time to think, about and implement those changes. I'm suggesting a simple 3 step process to help focus energies and efforts at a time when it can be difficult to even get each day's tasks completed.

Transitioning Planning

Kim Morrill, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: July 12, 2016

Potential Impacts of Minimum Wage on New York Dairy Farmers

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: July 11, 2016

Managing During Low Milk Prices

Last Modified: April 26, 2016

Is Your Farm Prepared For a Crisis? Part 1

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: March 23, 2016
Is Your Farm Prepared For a Crisis? Part 1

Are you ready for an undercover video to be released depicting animal abuse on your dairy farm? Who could be ready for that?



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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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