This year’s Empire Farm Days is slated for August 8 through 10 at the Rodman Lott & Son Farms near Seneca Falls, NY. The 2017 Dairy Profit Seminars will include:
Robotics and Maximizing Milk Per Box: Grouping and Feeding;
Transitioning to Automatic Milking Systems: What Have We Learned?; and
Is your farm a Member of the 7 Pound Club? Leading dairy producers into the next frontier of maximizing pounds of components produced, while maintaining profitability.
The seminars are a collaboration between Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY, Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA) and DairyBusiness & HolsteinWorld magazine. Each session will be held at the Dairy Seminar Center, located on the show grounds. They are free and open to the public.
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Wanted: 30 Great Dairy Leaders
The Cornell Dairy Executive Program is now accepting applications for Class 13, to start on December 3, 2017. This unique, year-long program offers professional educational leadership and management principles for progressive dairy producers and agriservice personnel, focused on increasing their ability to run a successful dairy business and enhancing their understanding of the fast-changing dairy industry.
Applications are now being accepted for the Beginning Dairy Leader and Junior Dairy Leader programs. These successful youth leadership programs target high school sophomore and older youth who have an interest in learning more about careers in the dairy field, along with adding to their leadership, personal and professional development.
It’s an intense year of hands-on learning, exposure to industry issues, networking, farm tours and travel, and is designed to push comfort zones and promote leadership growth. 98 percent of the program’s graduates over its history attend college, and 94 percent end up choosing an agricultural focus.
PRO-DAIRY’s Debbie Grusenmeyer is the program’s leader.
Forage Management Updates
Cornell PRO-DAIRY Dairy Forage Systems Specialist, Joe Lawrence, has published articles:
First cutting can represent a significant portion of your total hay crop for the year and has the potential to be very high quality feed if harvested at the correct timing. This article identifies available tools: Monitoring 1st Cut Harvest Timing.