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Annie's Project Offered at Three Locations in Northwest New York
February 6 - March 13, 2014Annie's Project offers farm women an opportunity to build their farm business management skills with an emphasis on managing risk and networking. The six session course will be offered at the Cornell Cooperative Extension offices in Albion, Mt. Morris and Newark as part of a statewide offering.
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Pre-Exam Training to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator
March 11, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
NOTE: This is a two day workshop, you MUST attend both days.
All participants must have experience working on their own farm, or through employment on another farm. Participants must register directly with DEC to take the Exam and have any questions on exam eligibility answered by DEC representatives. This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour pre-test training.
Winter Dairy Management - Breezy Hill Party House
March 14, 2014This year's there is "Milking System Efficiency - Milking it for all it's worth".
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
2014 Cornell Field Crop Guidelines AvailableThe Cornell for Integrated Field Crop Management provides up-to-date field crop production and pest management information for New York State, It has been designed as a practical guide for field crop producers, crop consultants, pesticide dealers, and others who advise field crop producers. Crops included in this Guide include field corn, forages, small grains, and soybeans.
You can order this publication, or other Cornell Guidelines, through CCE offices or from Pesticide Management Education Program Distribution Center at Cornell University.
Social Media, New Tools for ExtensionRapid communication is critical to the success of the agricultural industry. Many farmers use phone, email, and traditional websites every day. However social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Maps, and blogs are just beginning to be used to share timely information in order broaden the reach of Extension. The NWNY Team is active on a number of these sites. We are on Facebook and new content is posted every week keeping farmers, industry, and the general public informed of current conditions in the field, national issues that impact western New York farms, and informational resources. Google Maps is currently being used to communicate the progress of 15 on-farm research locations in western New York through weekly photo and video uploads. Google Maps also has large potential as an Extension tool, including helping farmers to network in the region in the emerging malting barley industry, precision agriculture adaption, and local hay marketing. The team is also exploring the use of YouTube and Twitter to better serve the region in addition to updating the team's webpage and blogging.
Google Map for the Winter Small Grain Nitrogen Rate Trial: Map