WELCOME! Our website is full of information and upcoming programs, but here are a few items of interest:
Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference
Thursday, January 10
Mark your calendars for the Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference to be held at SUNY Delhi.
Early Bird Sessions: Transitioning Farms, Grow Your Business or Intro to Beef Farming in the Catskills
Dairy Topics: Natural Treatment for Dairy Cows; Dairy Benchmarking for Success!; Cross Breeding
Grazing Topics: Grazing Hacks: Tips & Tools; “Grass, A Tale of Two Farmers”; Multi-Species Grazing
Livestock Topics: Storing & Feeding Hay; Holistic Approaches to Ruminant Health; Grassfed Livestock Production
Vegetable Topics: Soil Health; High Tunnel Production and more.
To register: Click Here
Saturday, January 12
9:30am – Noon
CCE-Resource Center, Hamden
Presented by Stephen Childs, NYS Maple Specialist
- Managing Maple Energy Use: Evaluation and Efficiency
- Building Your Own Low Cost Reverse Osmosis (RO) Unit
To register call 607-865-6531 or email: [email protected]
Enjoy the Holiday Season!
How about giving the gift of Extension? We have gift certificates available for membership. Also, gift certificates for 4-H Camp Shankitunk. Give the gift of camp to your child or grandchild.
Contact us at (607) 865-6531 for more information.
Manage Your Risk in an Agritourism Business
Course offered again in January
5 sessions + Panel
Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams as trends indicate that nature and agricultural tourism is on the rise the Catskills region. Agritourism can also be a source of risk to the farm business. Five seminars (legal, marketing, human resource, financial and weather/production risks) will teach how to manage risk followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. There is no fee.
For more information contact Mariane Kiraly, Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607-865-6531
Recordings from round 1 are available on our Youtube Channel
Farmers’ Tax School
January 24, 1:00pm-3:00pm
CCE-Resource Center, Hamden
The Farmers’ Income Tax School will be held on Thursday, January 24 (snow date January 31st) at 1:00 p.m. at the Delaware County Resource Center in Hamden. Registration will begin at 12:45. Cost is $5.00 per farm for members, $10 per farm for non-members.
This year the school will highlight: Federal and State updates, new legislation, credits, update in social security, capital gain, sec. 179 changes, depreciation enhancements, ag program payments, and much more. We will also lead you through a typical tax return. Bring your questions and we will do our best to give you the answers you need. Tax forms will be available.
Fall Beef Meeting
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
5:30 pm Registration; 6:00 pm Meal; 6:30 pm Presentations
CCE Delaware County;34570 State Hwy 10, Hamden, NY
- Johnes Disease—What is the Risk?, Dr. Robert Scrafford, DVM NYS Dept of Ag & Mkts Johnes is a chronic incurable bacterial infection that affects cattle and results in costly animal losses. Disease development, diagnosis, management and prevention will be discussed
- Beef Mineral Nutrition, Mackenzie Chauncey, Kent Nutrition Group Proper mineral nutrition for beef animals contributes to better animal performance. This talk will cover the important minerals your beef need, methods to supplement minerals, and identifying mineral deficiencies
- Crossbred Dairy Calves, Rich Toebe, CCE Delaware County Rich will share the opportunities associated with crossbred dairy calves including ways these calves may be a good fit with your beef business.
- New York Beef Producers Association Update NYBPA Region 11 Co-Chairs Dirk Schubert & Nanette LaTourette will provide updates on current Association programs
For meal planning purposes, please register by Tuesday, December 18 by contacting Kim Holden at 607 865-7090. Cost: $10 per person.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address concerns regarding winter storms or severe cold weather.