Thinking of raising dairy replacements or beef cattle?

Dairy Alternatives meetings planned for two locations

Thinking of raising dairy replacements or beef cattle? CCE will host Dairy Alternatives meetings Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, The Copper Turret, 15 W. Main St, Morrisville, and Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, Winner’s Circle Restaurant, 3293 State Highway 5, Fonda (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both locations).

Cost […]

Succession planning workshop series for farm businesses

The Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team of Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering a workshop series “Succession Planning Workshop Series for Farm Businesses” at the CCE Madison County office in Morrisville.

The sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 25 and March 11, 2019. […]

Understanding EPDs for beef cattle

The Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team of Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering a workshop “Understanding EPDs for Beef Cattle” from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County, 50 West High St, Ballston Spa.

This is a free workshop; however, registration is required by […]

Madison County Farm Bureau wins state awards

James Quinn Award Winners Bret & Johanna Bossard pictured (left) are pictured with NYFB President Dave Fisher and NYFB District 5 Director Paul Fouts.

Madison County Farm Bureau was presented with four County Activity of Excellence awards at the New York Farm Bureau state annual meeting Dec. 4 and 5 in Syracuse.

The County […]

Dairy Promotion Order Advisory Board to meet Jan. 4, 2019

In compliance with the Open Meetings Law, the Dairy Promotion Order Advisory Board gives notice that it will conduct a meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

The meeting will take place at the Department of Agriculture and Markets, Pride of NY room, 10B Airline Drive, Albany.

Videoconferencing will be made available at […]

CCE announces tractor safety certification course

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County will be offering a Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program to youth and adults 14 years of age and older. We invite and encourage all farm and non-farm youth and adults who will be working on or around machinery to participate in the program.

The program will be […]

Dairy producers receive a boost from USDA

By Jody Kenworthy, Farm Service Agency

Frank Burkett is a fifth-generation dairy farmer, who moved home after graduating from Ohio State University to work on the family farm. Photo courtesy of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

In farm country outside Buffalo, you will find Frank Valent working with his 80 or so Holstein and […]

Federal government shutdown: FSA county offices to remain open through Friday, Dec. 28, 2018

During a government shutdown, agencies that have funds appropriated in prior years that are carried forward can continue to serve customers until that money is used up. As a result, FSA county offices will be remain open through Friday, Dec. 28.

If you need to visit your FSA county office, call your local […]

Gillibrand announces new Farm Bill signed into law includes provisions to protect New York’s farmers

Gillibrand announces new Farm Bill signed into law includes provisions to protect New York’s farmers and producers and to strengthen rural economies

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the just-signed Farm Bill includes several of her provisions that protect New York’s farmers and producers and that strengthen rural economies.

This includes her bill […]

New Farmers grant program in fifth year

New Farmers grant program in fifth year

Empire State Development and the state Department of Agriculture and Markets have announced $1 million in funding is available to assist early-stage farmers through the state New Farmers Grant Fund.

The program, now in its fifth year, promotes growth and development in the state’s agriculture industry. To […]

State announces open application period for industrial hemp agricultural research program

State announces open application period for industrial hemp agricultural research program

Application period open through Dec. 28, 2018, for research on industrial hemp and growing and processing CBD

New York State today announced an open solicitation for individuals and businesses interested in growing or processing industrial hemp to further grow the […]

ICYMI: Succession Planning Kickoff Seminar for Farm Business

ICYMI: Succession Planning Kickoff Seminar for Farm Business

The second annual Farm Business Succession Kickoff Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14, 2018, at the Doubletree Hotel in Syracuse. Cost is $45 for the first farm attendee, $40 each additional farm attendee. Registration is required by […]