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September 2019

Upcoming Events

Forage Management Online Course

From Field to Quality Feed
October 25 - December 14, 2019

This course will begin with agronomic factors that influence forage quality and follow key strategies for harvest, preservation and feedout of quality feed. It will be valuable for decision makers and key employees in the cropping and feeding system on the farm.

Topics Covered:

  • Fermentation and Silage Science
  • Forage Variety Selection & Quality Considerations
  • Forage Harvest Management
  • Silage Storage & Management
  • TMR Mixing Procedure & Maintenance
  • Feed out and Feed Bunk Management

Cornell Dairy Executive Program

Applications are being accepted for Class 14 that starts in December. The Cornell Dairy Executive Program (CDEP) provides professional, cutting-edge management training for progressive dairy producers in New York and across the country. This multi-session program develops leadership and decision making skills that are necessary to run a successful dairy business and enhance the dairy industry.

Timely topics in dairy business management are presented by a team of national experts from within and outside of the field of agriculture in two multi-day sessions. Program content focuses on four different areas within the dairy business: business planning, financial management, human resource management and risk management.

After attending this program, you will have developed:

  • A comprehensive self-evaluation of your business
  • 1- and 5-year strategic business plans
  • Leadership and management skills
  • A network of dairy executives
  • A plan for building business relationships

Application deadline is October 15 – Apply Today!

Northeast Dairy Management Conference

March 11 – 12, 2020
Holiday Inn – Liverpool, NY
Presented in collaboration with NEDPA

Herd Health and Nutrition Conference

April 6 – 7, 2020
Doubletree by Hilton – East Syracuse, NY
Presented in collaboration with NEAFA

Spanish Dairy Cow Management Webinar Recordings Available

Grabaciones de seminarios web en español sobre el manejo de vacas lecheras

Check out the recordings of our Spanish Dairy Webinars on Cow Behavior and Movement. The videos can be accessed anytime using the links provided. Excellent presentations entirely in Spanish.
Mire las grabaciones de nuestros seminarios web en español sobre el comportamiento y manejo de vacas. Se puede ver los vídeos en cualquier momento usando los vínculos proveídos. Son presentaciones excelentes y completamente en español.

New webinar | Nuevo seminario web

Handling Calves | Trabajando con becerros y becerras
Dr. Paula Ospina, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Ospina discusses the challenges of working with calves. She describes the best way to move and interact with calves for the benefit of both calves and people

The movement of cows to and from the parlor | El movimiento de vacas hacia y desde la parla
Presenter|Presentadora: Dr. Paula Ospina DVM, PhD, MPH, QMPS, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

Moving Cows and Cow Behavior | Manejo de Vacas
Presenter | Presentador: Collin McCarthy - Cargill, Tech Support

Recent Alerts

Guidance and Clarity on Waste Tires
DEC has extended the use of enforcement discretion for waste tires used to cover feed bunks. We will continue to work with DEC to develop workable tire recycling or disposal solutions. This extension is good until May 3, 2021 unless new rules are issued before then.​

2019 Corn Silage Harvest: An exercise in patience​
Harvest will happen. It does every year and there is no reason to rush it.​

Is Salary Pay the Answer? Myth and Possibilities
Beginning on January 1, 2020, farm employees in New York will no longer be exempt from overtime pay.

Other September updates from Cornell Ag Workforce Development include:

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