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