CAAHP COVID-19 Resource: Upcoming Online Events

Cornell Cooperative Extension and other agencies are switching to online workshops, courses and webinars to get information to their clients. We will keep track of our own and other agencies’ online events here. Keep checking back – this page will be updated as we receive information!

Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program: Dialing Into Your Best Dairy – A Podcast Series​

Hosted by: Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Dairy Specialists and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

The eight free episodes in this series discuss management practices and tips to reach your dairy herd’s full genetic potential. In these podcast episodes, PRO-DAIRY and CCE Dairy Specialists discuss the different life stages of the dairy cow, including:

  • raising calves through the milk phase and weaning
  • managing weaned heifers up to freshening
  • making decisions about which replacements to keep, including talking about inventory, disease prevention, and culling decisions
  • feeding and nutrition management during lactation
  • facilities, time management, and ventilation considerations throughout lactation
  • management factors around reproduction, gestation, and the dry period.

To access these free podcasts, go to:

July 28, 2020, 6:00 PM, COVID-19 Webinar: What We Know, Reopening Safely, and Guidance for Social Situations

Click here to register online. Please register as soon as possible to RSVP for the event. You will then receive instructions on how to connect to the webinar on July 28,2020. 

If you have any other questions, please call/text 607-224-8821.

 Medical guidance for producers, service providers, farmworkers, and community members.

The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health (the clinic) present a free English presentation with Dr. Jose Canario, M.D. In this one hour webinar, Dr. Canario will give an update on COVID-19 research, discuss safe ways to go out under “reopening”, and appropriate behavior during social settings.

Attendees are required to register and are encouraged to submit questions in advance or raise them during the call. The English webinar will provide important information for producers, service providers, and community members. All welcome.


July 29-31, 2020, Virtual Soil Health Center Program

Even though Empire Farm Days was cancelled, the Soil Health Center is putting on a Virtual Soil Health Center Program! The event will consist of three workshops July 29-31st, each registered for CCA credits.

Please register for one or all sessions at:

Each day will feature a keynote speaker with soil health expertise (see schedule for details).

The Empire Farm Days’ Soil Health Center also brings together innovative New York farmers who have broad experience with the successes and challenges of managing agricultural lands to improve soil health. Two farmer panels will foster conversations to help participants understand soil health practices in dairy systems and in organic vegetable and grain cropping systems (see schedule for panelists).

There will also be a special presentation on optimizing no-till planter performance for improved yields and soil health, and a live cover-crop walk where Rod Porter of King’s AgriSeeds will discuss various cover crop species, their benefits and drawbacks, and tips for success.

August 18, 2020, Tractor and Farm Safety Course, Online

6:30 PM EDT

Open to all adults

To register, please call CCE office at 518-272-4210 or send an email to   

Due to COVID-19 and wanting to keep our participants safe, this program has been moved to a virtual format.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is excited to offer a Tractor and Farm Safety Course on Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30 P.M. This program is geared for adult audiences. Statistics show that farming and operating equipment is a hazardous and dangerous endeavor. Help yourself reduce the risks of an accident and attend this informative morning session. The program will consist of a very detailed presentation from the New York Center of for Agriculture Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) followed by a Q&A.

This program is perfect for farmers old and new as well as any adult who currently works with machinery on the job, in their backyard, or plans to in the future. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity employer and programmer.

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