Crop Risk Management Series for new and beginning farmers

A two-part mini-series designed to teach producers about the importance of managing risk on your farm enterprise.

Week 1
Building partial budgets

  • Seed costs
  • Determining machinery costs

Week 2
Futures Markets

  • Online Simulation
  • Impact of basis on local prices

Each session runs from 6 to 8 p.m., three locations to choose from:

Meat Marketing Workshop

Join us for the Profitable Meat Marketing workshop to find out if you are covering all your meat marketing costs – including your time – and bringing in a profit.

Cost: $10 per person (refreshments provided)
Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Two locations to choose from:

Where:  CCE Madison County, 100 Eaton St., Morrisville
When:   
Monday, March 9, 2020
Deadline: 
March 5
Register: 
cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1099

Where:  Montgomery County Annex Building, 20 Park St, Room 111, Fonda
When:   Monday, March 16, 2020
Deadline: March 11
Register: Online at: https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/ event_preregistration.php?event=1100 

Matt LeRoux, ag. marketing consultant, who has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, will be the speaker at this workshop. Matt works with a diverse mix of produce and livestock farmers and food businesses.

In the workshop, you will learn how to develop your farm’s marketing strategy and how to set specific marketing objectives to make your job easier. In addition to marketing tips, you will learn about Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Meat Price Calculator. The calculator uses your farm’s data to develop pricing for meat sold by the hanging weight or by the cut. It accounts for processing and marketing costs, allows you to build in a profit then lets you adjust the pricing of each cut until you reach your goal. Finally, you will learn more about navigating the MeatSuite, a free website to help your farm reach consumers seeking local meat in bulk.

2020 Dairy Day

How can YOU improve your milk price and milk income?

When:   Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where:  The Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown

Register: cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=987

Agenda

10 a.m. Trade Show Opens, Registration, Coffee & Danish
11 a.m. Pathogen based treatment and milking time audits can improve milk income. Dr. Rick Watters PhD, Quality Milk Production Services, Warsaw, NY
11:45 a.m. How can I boost my butterfat percent while not decreasing milk production? Old wives’ tales on what depresses butterfat & how to improve it. Tom Overton, Animal Science, Cornell University
12:30 p.m. Lunch & visit Trade Show
2 p.m. Think you can’t affect milk protein percent? Think again. With milk protein values up in value it can pay again to go after a boost in milk protein. Are there other benefits as well? Dr. Chuck Schwab, Emeritus Professor, University of New Hampshire
2:45 p.m. Final wrap up questions / discussion
3 p.m. Adjourn 

BQA Transportation Training

Where:  Unadilla Livestock Company, LLC, 76 Maple Ave, Unadilla, NY 13849         

When:   Friday, March 27, 2020

Time:     6 to 9 p.m. (refreshments provided)

Cost:      FREE

RSVP by March 23, CCE Herkimer County: 315-866-7920 herkimer@cornell.edu or register at https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1095

Transportation Quality Assurance plays a critical role in the health and welfare of cattle. By using best practices, transporters can save the beef industry millions of dollars each year. When a transporter participates in the program they are showing consumers they are ready to take every step possible to keep cattle as healthy and safe as possible.
The program covers many topics including: 

  • Cattle handling guidelines & diagrams
  • Checklists for loading/unloading
  • Checklists for hot/cold weather factors
  • Checklists for fit/injured/weak cattle
  • Checklist for traveling
  • Loading suggestions and worksheets
  • Bio-security & Emergency Action Plans

Hosted by:

  • Unadilla Livestock Company, LLC
  • CNYDLFC
  • NY Beef Quality Assurance
  • Cornell CALS-College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Animal Science

Thank you to our sponsor: Cargill

Made possible through the Beef Checkoff

The CNYDLFC Team is a CCE partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations in Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga and Schoharie Counties. 

Register for meetings and pay online by credit card.  Find these meetings and more at cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/ 

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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