January 25, 2010

Contact: Emily Myers, 518-353-4949, erm35@cornell.edu.

New Dairy Newsletter Provides NNY Farmers with Timely Topics and Event Notices

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties has recently published the third edition of the Regional Dairy Newsletter for eastern NNY. The monthly newsletter is distributed to approximately 300 dairy farms and 100 agribusinesses in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.

Regional Dairy Specialist Emily Myers created and edits the newsletter. She says, “The newsletter is a relatively short, easy-to-read update on hot topics in the dairy industry as well as notice of programs of agricultural interest, such as the Northern NY Dairy Institute and dairy management workshops.”

Articles in the February 2010 issue address down cows, and managing starlings as barn nuisances, the basics of fatty acids in dairy cow rations. Articles are written by Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute staff an agribusinesses.

Upcoming events include the February 17 Crop Congress at Miner Institute, a farm labor management class, a corn planter calibration meeting, and a financial management and bookkeeping course.

Area farms and businesses support the eastern NNY Regional Dairy Newsletter with advertising and donations.

Cornell Cooperative Extension newsletters from across the six-county NNY region are posted on the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program website at http://www.nnyagdev.org/_dairy.htm.

For more details and to get on the mailing list for the Regional Dairy Newsletter for eastern NNY, contact Myers at 518-353-4949, erm35@cornell.edu. # # #