(Oneida County, NY – Jan. 2013) Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County’s Agriculture staff is preparing to kick off a winter series of group learning opportunities for local dairy producers called “Shop Meetings.”

The objective of the series, which will be hosted by local dairy producers and held in their heated workshops, is to keep Oneida County dairy producers informed of timely issues affecting their business, learn about helpful resources available at Cooperative Extension, and to encourage conversation  and sharing amongst dairy producers.

The first Shop Meeting is scheduled for Thursday Jan. 31 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. and will be held at John Collins’ farm located at 8744 Thomas Road in Rome. Potential topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to, the extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, winter calf care, and feed inventories.

There is no fee to attend the Shop Meeting, but reservations are appreciated by calling 736-3394 ext. 132.

Any Oneida Co. dairy producer who is interested in hosting a shop meeting in February or March is encouraged to call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 736-3394 ext. 132 to schedule a date.

By martha

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