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Upcoming Seminars

  • Cornell PRO-DAIRY Wednesday Webinars (in Spanish)

    The Basics of TMR Feeding | Los Básicos de la Alimentación del RTM (Ración Total Mezclado)
    April 24, 2019, 12:30-1:00pm | 24 de abril del 2019@12:30-1:00pm

    Presenter/Presentador: Fernando Soberon, PHD, National Tech Transfer Manager, Truow Nutrition

    Dr. Soberon will discuss the impact proper mixing and feeding has on a TMR ration and why. Dr. Soberon hablará sobre el efecto que tiene la mezclada y alimentación correcta en la ración total mezclada y por que.

    How to Work as a Team | Cómo Trabajar en Equipo
    May 29, 2019, 12:30-1:00pm | 29 de mayo del 2019@12:30-1:00pm

    Presenter/Presentadora: Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy Specialist, Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team Cornell Cooperative Extension

    Learn why teamwork is so important on the farm, and some tips to become a more effective team member. Aprender por qué el trabajo en equipo es tan importante en el rancho, y unos consejos para hacerse un miembro del equipo más eficaz.

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  • Business Plan Writing and Guidance to Basic Accounting Principles

    Do you have a business idea? Are you having difficulties developing it? Do you need help on how to write a business plan? Are you thinking of how to manage your financial flow and keep track of your farm or enterprise budget? Join us April 25 from 9-4pm to discuss these questions and more.

    Location: Middletown, NY

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  • Spring Garden Education Series

    The Spring Garden Education Series will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. Located at 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY, there are four different classes offered; two on April 27th and two on May 4th. Saturday April 27th the Master Gardener’s will be presenting “Takes a Few Simple Steps for Lawn Success” at 9:00 AM and then “The Good and Bad of Lawn Problems” at 10:45 AM. Saturday May 4th the “Vegetable Gardening Basics” class will begin at 9:00 AM with “What’s That I See” to follow at 10:45 AM. Each class is projected to be 1.5 hours.

    Submit pre-registration and payments by April 22. Registration forms are available at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County’s office located at 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY. Please feel free to call with any questions, 518-885-8995 or email

    Location: Ballston Spa, NY

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  • Pruning your fruit stock for higher yields

    The master growers at North Star Orchards, 4741 Route 233 in Westmoreland, will be hosting their annual “Fruit Pruning Class” on Saturday April 27th at 10am at their business location. This free event is open to the public and will include a walking tour of the apple orchard, where those attending will learn about pruning apple trees. North Star owner, George Joseph, will also demonstrate pruning raspberry beds, blueberries, grape vines, and other general pruning techniques. Be sure to dress for the weather as this entire workshop is outdoors.

    Location: Westmoreland, NY

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  • Media Training for Maine Farmers

    University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers media training for Maine farmers from 9:30am to 3:30pm April 29. K

    The workshop, designed for farmers and others interested in building media relations, will include best practices for working with media, telling a farm’s story in print and on social media, and practical training for interviews. The training may be useful to host farms participating in the 30th anniversary of Maine Open Farm Day in July. The $10 fee includes lunch; registration is required.

    Location: Kennebec Valley Community College Harold Alfond Campus, 677 Skowhegan Road, Hinckley
    Contact: Kathy Hopkins, 207.474.9622;

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  • School and Community Garden Workshop

    A School and Community Garden Workshop will be held on April 30th from 9-11am. Looking to start a garden at your school or community organization but not sure how to get started? This free workshop will be held to help schools and organizations across the tri-county region think through the planning process, garden logistics, ongoing garden maintenance, and connect to resources to make the garden meaningful to program participants as well as successful long-term.

    Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 203 N. Hamilton Street, Watertown, NY

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  • Be a host for Maine Open Farm Day

    Are you a Maine farm who wants to help the public learn more about your farm’s role in agriculture? Are you able to host visitors to your farm Sunday, July 28, 2019? You are invited to be a host for the 30th Anniversary of Maine’s Open Farm Day. Maine farms are invited to host meet and greets, tours, and workshops, between farmers and the public. Complete registration by May 01.

    Location: State of Maine

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  • Invasive Plants Workshop

    The Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County will host a workshop on the ecology, impacts, identification and management of invasive plants May 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The workshop will begin at the Cooperative Extension Office, 9 Olson Rd., South Paris and will continue, after lunch, at a field site on Tremont St. in South Paris.

    Location: South Paris, Maine

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  • Women in Agriculture Discussion Group - Monthly

    Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie and the Cornell Vegetable Program are partnering to facilitate a monthly women’s discussion group on weekday evenings during the 2019 field season!

    Each meeting will feature an established, innovative Farm-her leading the group on a tour of her operation and sharing her expertise on business management and production. Several guest speakers, as well as CVP staff, will be brought in to act as resource people for developing solutions to common production challenges. The goal of the discussion group is to create a strong, professional resource network among farming women in western NY and to celebrate and recognize leading women growers. Participation is free; sponsored by Farm Credit East’s Northeast AgEnhancement program.

    May Location: Groundworks Market Garden, 6:30 – 8pm
    1698 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14211

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  • UMass Leadership and Communication class

    Sarah Berquist, UMass Strockbridge Instructor, will offer a new summer online class, Agricultural Leadership and Community Education, especially designed for emerging leaders in New England as part of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture Sustainable Food and Farming Online Degree Program. This three-credit course will help deepen a community leader's understanding of teaching methodologies, tools for leadership, and community-building strategies for community and farm-based education.

    Location: Online Class (STOCKSCH 297 AL)
    Registration: 3-credit summer course, classes begin May 20, 2019

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  • Backrounding Beef Cattle

    Nick Tommell and his family do an excellent job sourcing cattle from across NYS, backgrounding them, and finishing them in western feedlots.  Mike Baker, the Cornell University Beef Specialist, will also present on backgrounding in NYS and opportunities. Join them June 13 from 6-8pm.

    Location: Berne, NY

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  • All About Stockers

    Are you interested in purchasing a group of cattle in the spring, feeding them all summer, and selling them in the fall? Join us July 11 from 6-8pm to learn key points to consider for healthy animals and profitability. Presenters include Jason Detzel, Ulster County Senior Resource Livestock Educator and owner of Diamond Hills Farm, and Mike Baker, the Cornell University Beef Specialist.

    Location: Hudson, NY

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  • Mass Nursery and Landscape Association

    The annual trade show for the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape industry will be held Thursday, July 25. This year's conference theme is "Down to Earth."

    Location: Westport, MA

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  • Seedstock Beef Production

    Well known nationwide for their high quality animals, join Phil Trowbridge and family on August 9 from 6-8pm to learn the ins and outs of selling elite genetics, which include heifer calves, cows, bulls, embryo packages, and more. The staff from New York State Agriculture and Markets will also be in attendance to discuss the new regulations on tagging and identification of cattle.

    Location: Ghent, NY

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  • Cow Calf Production and the Freezer Trade

    The Tilley family has transitioned from a dairy to multi-species livestock farm, selling meat directly to consumers at farmer’s markets and retail shops. The farm focuses on grass-fed Red Devon Cattle, as well as poultry and pork production. Steve Hadcock, Beginning Farmer and Market Development Educator and staff from New York State Agriculture and Markets will also be in attendance to discuss the New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program.

    Location: Hoosick Falls, NY

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