New Resource Page – Becoming a Certified Pesticide Applicator in New York State

Applying for a pesticide applicator’s license can be confusing. Sometimes people don’t know where to start looking for information.

CAAHP’s Senior Commercial Ornamental Horticulture Educator, Lindsey Christianson, has written a resource page, showing would-be applicants where and how to find the information they need to start the application process for a pesticide applicator’s license.

Becoming a Certified Pesticide Applicator in New York State

Upcoming Event – Animal Regulation Issues for Local Governments, April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019, Animal Regulation Issues for Local Governments
At multiple locations, see below for specific addresses.
6:30 – 8:30 pm

$10 per person. Pre-registration and payment in advance are required. Class size is limited though a minimum number of participants are needed.
To register: https://tinyurl.com/AnimalRegulationIssues
More information, contact Sandy Buxton at 518-380-1498 or contact 518-765-3518/cce-caahp@cornell.edu

This 2 hour multi-site WEBCAST meeting will provide information and resources available to local governments as they investigate issues related to enacting regulations for agriculture and animal owner-ship. With urban farming trends and more consumers concerned about their food sources, animals have infiltrated into village lots and beyond.

This class will be broadcast to 4 different locations, serving as a valuable springboard to local governments gathering knowledge and information.

CCE-Albany Co., 24 Martin Rd, Voorheesville, NY
CCE-Columbia-Greene Co., 479 St. Rte 66, Hudson, NY
CCE-Rensselaer Co., 61 State St, Troy, NY
CCE-Washington Co. Meeting Room, Annex 2, 411 Lower Main St, Hudson Falls, NY

Summer Beef Production and Marketing Series

Join us for one or all of the Summer Beef Production and Marketing Series!  How does our region of New York State fit into the overall picture of beef production?  How can you improve production and make sure you are marketing into the right channels?  Join us to learn more from experienced producers and beef experts from a cross-section of the industry. 

 

Backgrounding Beef Cattle

Backgrounding Beef Cattle will be held on June 13, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm at the CN Tomell Cattle Company, 142 Rock Road, Berne, NY 12023.  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. 

To take advantage of the early registration price of $10, please register by June 11, 2019.  Register online at http://tinyurl.com/BackgroundingBeefCattle.

Registration at the door is $15 per person. If you would like to register by phone or have questions, please contact (518) 765-3518 or cce-caahp@cornell.edu

FSA Borrower Training Credits are approved for this class.

All about Stockers

All about Stockers will be held on July 11, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm at Diamond Hills Farm, 80 Angus Lane, Hudson, NY 12534.  Are you interested in purchasing a group of cattle in the spring, feeding them all summer, and selling them in the fall?  Join us 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.   

To take advantage of the early registration price of $10, please register by July 9, 2019. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/AllAboutStockers.

Registration at the door is $15 per person. If you would like to register by phone or have questions, please contact (518) 765-3518 or cce-caahp@cornell.edu

FSA Borrower Training Credits are approved for this class.

Seedstock Beef Production

Seedstock Beef Production will be held August 9, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm at Trowbridge Farms, 1192 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075.  Well known nationwide for their high quality animals, join Phil Trowbridge and family to learn the ins and outs of selling elite genetics, which include heifer calves, cows, bulls, embryo packages, and more.  We will also be joined by the staff from New York State Agriculture and Markets to discuss the new regulations on tagging and identification of cattle. 

To take advantage of the early registration price of $10, please register by August 7, 2019. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/SeedstockBeefProduction.

Registration at the door is $15 per person. If you would like to register by phone or have questions, please contact (518) 765-3518 or cce-caahp@cornell.edu

FSA Borrower Training Credits are approved for this class.

Cow Calf Production and the Freezer Trade

Cow Calf Production and the Freezer Trade will be held on September 12, 2019 at Tilldale Farms, 22 Tilley Lane, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090 from 6:00-8:00pm.  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.   We will also be joined by Steve Hadcock, Beginning Farmer and Market Development Educator and staff from New York State Agriculture and Markets to discuss the New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program.   

To take advantage of the early registration price of $10, please register by September 10, 2019.  Register online at http://tinyurl.com/CowCalfProductionFreezerTrade.

Registration at the door is $15 per person. If you would like to register by phone or have questions, please contact (518) 765-3518 or cce-caahp@cornell.edu

FSA Borrower Training Credits are approved for this class.

Llama and Alpaca Parasite Management Workshop, May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019, Llama and Alpaca Parasite Management Workshop
6:00-7:30pm
To take advantage of the early registration price of $10, please register by May 14, 2019. Registration at the door is $15 per person. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/LlamaAlpacaWorkshop
or contact (518) 765-3518 or cce-caahp@cornell.edu
 
Learn how to keep your camelids healthy, happy, and free from parasites!  In addition to the farmers of Sweet and Savory Farmette, our guest speaker Emaly Leak of Autumn Hill Llamas and Fiber, will guide us through ways to prevent parasites through management, how to tell if our llamas or alpacas have parasites, how to run your own fecal analysis with a microscope, and strategies to treat your animals if they do have parasites. 

Second Annual Spring Turn Out Grazier Meeting, May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019, Second Annual Spring Turn Out Grazier Meeting 
1:00-4:30 pm.

To take advantage of the early registration price of $10, please register by April 29th, 2019. Registration at the door is $15 per person. 

For your convenience, you can register online at https://tinyurl.com/SpringTurnOut or contact (518) 765-3518 or cce-caahp@cornell.edu.

FSA Borrower Training Credits are approved for this class.

 
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension and St. Croix Farm (14 Ridge Rd, Valley Falls, NY 12185) on May 1st, 2019 from 1:00-4:30pm for the Second Annual Spring Turn Out Grazier Meeting! With a full schedule of speakers, you are sure to find new information that you can put to use on your farm. 
 
At this meeting you will learn:
  • How beef production in our region of NYS fits into the overall landscape of beef in both the state and country
  • Baleage production and use on your farm 
  • Prevention and control of internal parasites in cattle and small ruminants
  • Pasture fly control strategies for all livestock
  • Basics of direct marketing your products online and in person
Speakers will include Mike Baker, Cornell University Beef Specialist; Steve Hadcock, Agricultural Entrepreneur and Market Development Educator; Aaron Gabriel, Soils and Crops Educator; Ashley Pierce, Commercial Livestock Educator; and Ken Wise, New York State Integrated Pest Management Program Educator.

Getting Started with Poultry, April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019, Getting Started with Poultry
6:00-7:30 pm
 
Cost: $10 per person if you register and pay by April 16, 2019. $15 per person at the door.
Register by phone at (518) 765-3518 or email

Are you interested in raising chickens, turkey, ducks, or other species of poultry? Join us to learn more about the basics to help you get started. Topics will include where to get your birds, species and breeds, animal care and handling, health, and products from your birds. 

Part Time Farmer Tax School Rescheduled to February 26, 2019!

The Part-Time Farmer Tax School meeting that was scheduled for January 29, 2019 has been rescheduled due to snow – so there’s still time to sign up! 

The class will be held on February 26, 2019 at CCE Washington County, from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm. Full details are below.

February 26, 2019, Part Time Farmer Tax School

CCE of Washington County, Annex 2 Meeting Room, 415 Lower Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839
5:30 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $20.00 per person

Register online:https://tinyurl.com/PartTimeFarmerTax, or to register by phone, call 518-765-3518.
Do you have any of these questions:
How much farm income do I need to deduct it on my taxes?
What form(s) do I need to complete?
What, if any, tax management strategy should I have for my farm business?

 

Sandy Buxton and Steve Hadcock, of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Capital Area Ag & Hort Program, will be prepared to answer these and other tax related questions for you during this meeting.  Light dinner will be served.