Cornell Cooperative Extension urges all farmers to prepare ahead of time for power outages, structural or crop damage, insurance claims and damage that could accompany Hurricane Sandy, also dubbed “Frankenstorm” and the “Perfect Storm.”
Tuesday, October 30: discuss how weather-related impacts on feed crops impact livestock management decisions with Cornell University Beef Extension Specialist Dr. Michael J. Baker – Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) associations of Northern New York 6:30pm program with Dr. Baker at CCE Jefferson County in Watertown with telecasts to the CCE St. Lawrence County Extension Learning Farm classroom, Canton, and CCE offices in Malone, Plattsburgh, and Westport. Click here for more info
A diverse mix of Northern New York dairy operations will be hosting the on-farm learning sessions of the 10:30am to 3pm Northern New York Dairy Institute Hoof Health Workshops that combine classroom and on-farm training organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension. The workshops will be offered:
- Tuesdays: October 16, 23, 30 and November 6 at Jefferson and Lewis County locations
- Wednesdays: October 17, 24, 31 and November 7 in St. Lawrence County
- Thursdays: October 18, 25, and November 1 and 8, at Franklin/Clinton/Essex County locations.
Dairy cow lameness can negatively impact milk production, reproductive success, farm costs, and public perception of how well a farm cares for its cows. To help farmers better assess and treat lameness, the Northern New York Dairy Institute will hold a series of four 10:30am-3pm workshops from October 16 through November 8 at sites across the region.