Early Bird Extended for Calf & Heifer Congress Registration 2017

Early Bird Extended for Calf & Heifer Congress Registration 2017 The annual Calf & Heifer Congress is only 5 weeks away! Great line up of upcoming and nationally known speakers including Mike Ballou of Texas Tech, Mike Overton from Elanco and Cornell’s own Mike Van Amburgh and Julio Giordano. Save $50 and take advantage of the extended “early bird discount”, register on-line by November 6. Go to https://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=563 Calf & Heifer Congress – 2017 “Rising Above the Challenges … nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu Calf & Heifer Congress – 2017 “Rising Above the Challenges” December 6

Important Air Emissions Reporting Update – Action May Be Required

        – e‑Alert November 1, 2017 Important Air Emissions Reporting Update – Action May Be Required Late last week, EPA announced that certain US Dairy Farms are no longer exempt from ammonia and hydrogen sulfide emissions reporting requirements. The new reporting deadline for farms that exceed emissions threshold is November 15, 2017. On April 11, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down EPA rules issued in December 2008 exempting dairy and livestock farms from air emissions reporting requirements. All such

Important Air Emissions Reporting Update – Action May Be Required

        – e‑Alert November 1, 2017 Important Air Emissions Reporting Update – Action May Be Required Late last week, EPA announced that certain US Dairy Farms are no longer exempt from ammonia and hydrogen sulfide emissions reporting requirements. The new reporting deadline for farms that exceed emissions threshold is November 15, 2017. On April 11, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down EPA rules issued in December 2008 exempting dairy and livestock farms from air emissions reporting requirements. All such

Farm Pest Biocontrol Developed in NNY Now Sought Across U.S.

Farm Pest Biocontrol Developed in NNY Now Sought Across U.S. Northern N.Y.; October 31, 2017.  Farmers in New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, and Michigan want to know more about a crop pest solution developed on farms in Northern New York and in the Shields lab at Cornell University. Initially developed to protect the alfalfa crops so critical to the Northern New York dairy industry, using biocontrol nematodes as a non-chemical management practice has shown promise for reducing not only damage by alfalfa snout beetle but by other field crop and fruit

Northern NY Research Tests Corn-Rye Double Cropping Yield, Conservation Opportunities

Northern NY Research Tests Corn-Rye Double Cropping Yield, Conservation Opportunities Northern N.Y.  Harvested cornfields may look barren, but in some a winter-hardy crop is already growing. The results of field trial research funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program evaluating the opportunity  to grow winter rye planted in Northern NY cornfields are posted at www.nnyagdev.org. W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, N.Y. Is leading the double cropping research. A second of trials assessed the yield and quality of the two crops grown on the same acreage and

PRO DAIRY e-Leader: Oct 2017

PRO DAIRY e-Leader: Oct 2017 e-Leader OCTOBER 2017 In this issue: Anaerobic Digester Gas to Electricity Proposal Teams Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) as it Relates to Dairy Production Considerations for “GMO Free” Forage Programs Anaerobic Digesters | Renewable Bio-Gas Symposium Save the Date Anaerobic Digester Gas to Electricity Proposal Teams Cornell and PRO-DAIRY will be supporting dairy farms interested in participating with proposal teams for a new $8 million competitive program for anaerobic digester gas (ADG)-to-electricity projects being administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NYSERDA

NEDPA Seeks Candidates for Member Services Director Position

NEDPA Seeks Candidates for Member Services Director Position The Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA) seeks an ambitious, creative, self-starter for the full-time position of Member Services Director. Excellent written, verbal and electronic communication skills are required, along with an understanding of and passion for the dairy industry. The NEDPA Member Services Director will be responsible for becoming familiar with, and staying up-to-date on, current dairy industry challenges, and taking a creative approach to helping NEDPA members address them. NEDPA Member Services Director Position Description NEDPA Seeks Candidates for Member Services

CAFO Related Manure Storage Funding

        – e‑Alert September 22, 2017 CAFO Related Manure Storage Funding By: Karl Czymmek ​ This past spring the NYS budget included funding for CAFO related manure storage. More information about the CAFO Waste Storage and Transfer Program eligibility, request for proposals and application is on the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Current Funding Opportunities page. Please contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District for further details. Diversity and Inclusion are part of Cornell’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected

Schumer gives updates on Canadian dairy dispute, rural hospital funding

Schumer gives updates on Canadian dairy dispute, rural hospital funding NORTH JAVA — After delivering a speech about funding for a tractor safety program, Senator Charles Schumer on Wednesday provided insight on issues that could affect the GLOW region in approaching months. For months now, American dairy farmers have been pleading with Canada, which turned inward to focus on its own dairy industry, leaving American dairies with a surplus of milk that can’t sell……..     Click Here to Read More From: www.thedailynewsonline.com

Register Today – Dairy Cattle Reproductive Management Online

Register Today – Dairy Cattle Reproductive Management Online DAIRY CATTLE REPRODUCTIVE MANAGEMENT ONLINE COURSE HAVE YOU… WHEN  October 30 – December 15, 2017 WHERE All online! REGISTRATION FEE   $265.00 per person Register before October 15 and receive a $25 discount! PROGRAM DETAILS This is a seven week course offered online. Corresponding assignments are due each week. To get the most out of the experience, you should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours per week on the lessons and assignments. The course is offered through Moodle, an easy-to-use online interface that

NYFVI RFP: Farmer Relevant Projects Wanted. New Technology Encouraged

NYFVI RFP: Farmer Relevant Projects Wanted. New Technology Encouraged   Mechanical harvesters in apple orchards, solar powered weeders, drone and satellite imagery, diagnostic apps on smart phones, data analysis platforms; the range of tools available to a farmer for use has increased exponentially in the last few years. One of the challenges for today’s farmer is understanding which of the new options might make a difference to their operation and how to integrate the technology into their management system. The New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI) is seeking proposals for

Bodnar Holsteins Complete Dispersal

September 8, 2017 | Bodnar Holsteins Complete Dispersal | Turin, NY Bodnar Holsteins Complete Dispersal | Turin, NY | Owner: Louis Bodnar | 4407 East Rd., Turin, NY 13473 | 11:00am | 150 Registered Holsteins      RHA:  21,896M 3.6%F 3.1%P.  BAA 106.3% – 4EX & 37VG young cows.  Click Here for the Catalog Click Here for Updates   Bodnar Holsteins Complete Dispersal

PRO-DAIRY Feeder School

PRO-DAIRY Feeder School Feeder School 2 Day On-Farm Training 10 AM to 3 PM. Seven Locations Statewide. Registration is $75 and includes 2 day school, lunches and all materials. Who Should Attend: Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about the how and why of what they’re doing. Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase their knowledge of cow feeding. Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding process on their farm. Topics Covered During the

Pre-Conference Symposium: The Broad Impacts of the Immune System

Pre-Conference Symposium: The Broad Impacts of the Immune System PRE-CONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM PRESENTED BY: “The Broad Impacts of the Immune System on Dairy Cattle Production” Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Immunity in Dairy Cattle: What’s a Healthy Cow? Derek McLean, Ph.D., Phibro Animal Health Corporation Immunity, Inflammation and the Transition Cow Barry Bradford, Ph.D., Kansas State University Direct and Indirect Effects of the Immune Systems on Reproduction in Dairy Cattle Peter Hansen, Ph.D., University of Florida Immunity and Ruminal Acidosis/Laminitis Tanya Gressley, Ph.D., University of Delaware Immunity and Heat Stress in Dry

PRO-DAIRY to Present the Agriservice Awards

PRO-DAIRY to Present the Agriservice Awards Mapleview Dairy and Russ Saville are Recognized NYS Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball and PRO-DAIRY Director Thomas Overton will present the PRO-DAIRY Agriservice Awards to David Fisher and Lou Anne King, Mapleview Dairy, Madrid and Russ Saville, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Fort Ann, during Dairy Day at the Great NYS Fair on Thursday, August 31. These awards are given in appreciation and recognition of outstanding contributions to NYS agriculture through support of the PRO-DAIRY program. “This year’s recipients are recognized for their close involvement with PRO-DAIRY

PRO-DAIRY e-Leader: August 2017

PRO-DAIRY e-Leader: August 2017   e-Leader   August 2017  In this issue: Greatly Improved Nutrient Efficiency Demonstrates New York Dairy Farmers’ Environmental Stewardship Participate in a DFBS Follow-Up Study 2017 Summer Research Update Sign Up for the NYS Fair Dairy Cow Birthing Center State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit for Agriculture Save the Date! Greatly Improved Nutrient Efficiency Demonstrates New York Dairy Farmers’ Environmental Stewardship By: Karl Czymmek, PRO-DAIRY A recent study published in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (“Upper Susquehanna watershed and New York State improvements in

2017 NY AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AWARD WINNER

2017 NY AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AWARD WINNER Third Generation Farm Honored for Environmental Stewardship Efforts State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today congratulated Dueppengiesser Dairy Farm, located in Perry, Wyoming County, as the recipient of the 2017 Agricultural Environmental Management Award.  Each year, the award honors the outstanding efforts of a New York State farm to protect and preserve soil and water quality. Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball said, “Congratulations to the Dueppengiesser Farm on receiving the Agricultural Environmental Management Award. This family-run farm has long worked with the Wyoming

Say No To FOMO

Say No To FOMO Say No To FOMO! – Jason Rowntree View this email in your browser The Cutting-Edge Grassfed Conference Early Bird Registration Extended Through August 15th! Say No To FOMO! A Message Jason Rowntree Chair, Grassfed Exchange Are you ready? The 2017 New York Grassfed Exchange: Regenerate our Future is upon us. Our board has worked endlessly to secure well over $100,000 in cash and food donations; double the support of any conference in our past. We have top-flight farm tours scheduled, a Thursday program oriented to the

Clothbound cheddar conceived at Cornell, finished in NYC caves 

Clothbound cheddar conceived at Cornell, finished in NYC caves   ITHACA, N.Y. – In 2014, Murray’s Cheese in New York City had an idea for a clothbound cheddar modeled on classic British versions. And this year, after two years of development, the company has launched Murray’s Cavemaster Reserve Ezra – a bright, lemony flavored cheddar named with a nod to Cornell University’s founder. Created with milk from cows on campus, the cheese is produced at Cornell University’s CALS’ Food Processing and Development Laboratory (FPDL) and shipped to Murray’s, where it is wrapped in

PRO-DAIRY Pre-Empire Farm Day Tours

PRO-DAIRY Pre-Empire Farm Day Tours 2017 Pre-Empire Farm Days Dairy Calf Intensively Managed Housing/Feeding System “Drive Yourself Tour” and Program August 7, 2017 Farm hosts: Synergy Farm and True Farm, Wyoming County, NY What you will see: Synergy Genetics LLC (Synergy Farm) – features two brand new side by side state of the art mechanically ventilated individual pen calf barns using pre-engineered fabric covered steel arch construction, an innovative automated calf bottle and nipple washing system, batch and whole milk pasteurization, and attention to details to raise high genetic calves.

July 15, 2017 | The Radiance of Ransom Rail Sale | Perry, NY

July 15, 2017 | The Radiance of Ransom Rail Sale | Perry, NY The Radiance of Ransom Rail Sale held in conjunction with the NY Holstein Picnic | Sale & Picnic hosts: The Dueppengiesser Family | Perry, NY | 1:00PM Added lot! Click here for sale updates! Click here for sale order. Click here to view the sale catalog. Click here to view information on all genomic lots.   July 15, 2017 | The Radiance of Ransom Rail Sale | Perry, NY SaveSave

Dairy farmers, feed producers reeling after months of downpours

Dairy farmers, feed producers reeling after months of downpours April and May, usually the months when farmers are really kicking into seasonal gear, brought with them a wave of rainfall that soaked farms across the state in spurts and often made field work almost impossible.In May alone, New York farmers reported only 11 full days with workable weather, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported at the time. April and May, usually the months when farmers are really kicking into seasonal gear, brought with them a wave of rainfall that soaked

Old Dog, New Tricks; Hot Wheels, Quilting, and History at NYS Grange Center

Old Dog, New Tricks; Hot Wheels, Quilting, and History at NYS Grange Center Seneca Falls, NY.  The New York State Grange has announced its program lineup for the August 8-10, 2017 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, N Y. The schedule includes a live dog and handler team, quilter, spinner, NYS Grange Youth, local historians Fran Barbieri and Fred Capozzi, Hot Wheels collector Richard McKee and The Council on Alcoholism. The daily program will begin in the Grange tent with ‘You CAN Teach an

Rushville Student Named 2017 Empire State Potato Growers Scholar

Rushville Student Named 2017 Empire State Potato Growers Scholar Seneca Falls, NY. Karen Luong of Rushville, NY, has been named the 2017 Empire State Potato Growers Scholarship winner and will receive a $500 scholarship per academic year for up to four consecutive years of agricultural education at a college in New York State. She will be recognized at the Ag Leadership Luncheon at Empire Farm Days on Wednesday, August 9 at Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY. Karen will begin her pursuit of a degree in plant