|PFM BARN MEETING AUGUST 25
Albano Farm, Stamford|
1:00 - 3:00 pm, FREE
Learn about the enhanced cow comfort and performance achieved by implementing a custom tie-stall renovation. Hosted by CCE-Delaware County and Precision Feed Management with funding from WAC and NYC DEP, this barn meeting will look at the Albano Farm project and its impact on dairy herd health.
· This renovation is modeled after work designed by veterinarian
Neil Anderson of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture (Canada).
· Frank and Mark Albano will share their decision-making and
· John Conway, PRO-DAIRY Cornell Extension Associate, has been working with the Albano's to measure cows and calculate the structural changes that have made the difference.
· Kathy Finnerty, NYSCHAP Coordinator, will discuss and demonstrate cow comfort and lameness scoring.
· Rick Welsh of Lutz Feed, the Albano's herd nutritionist, will discuss his observations and how increased cow comfort has affected the herd's performance.
RSVP by August 23rd by contacting Judy at (607) 865-6531.
Forestry Program Manager Tom Pavlesich (at left) explains the benefits of forestry best management practices at Lennox Model Forest.FRIDAY FORESTRY3-Part Series meets August 20, September 24, October 22
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 for the series, includes lunch and handouts
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County and the Council's Forestry Program are hosting Friday Forestry, a three-part school for forest owners at 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi
. In the afternoon, participants will walk to nearby Lennox Model Forest
for a woods walk and hands-on projects.
On August 20, a panel of regional forestry professionals will discuss their agencies and services available to local forest owners. Chris Tcimpidis of Bevan Forestry will explain access trails, boundary lines, maps and soil surveys. Watershed foresters will cover forest management planning, tree identification, soil types and forest ecology.
On September 24, Cornell wildlife specialists Gary Groff and Paul Curtis will discuss wildlife habitat. They will also give tips on how to protect your property from wildlife damage. During the woods walk, participants will construct simple wildlife habitat enhancements at Lennox Model Forest.
On October 22, watershed foresters will talk about the basics of timber stand improvement (TSI) and how it can revitalize the productivity of woodlands. Participants will also observe an active thinning operation in progress at Lennox Model Forest.
Whether you're raising ruminants now, or considering it in the future, meet with like-minds for a pasture walk at CMP Dorpers with owners Jean and Tim McCumber. Sponsored by WAC and CCE-DC, this Sheep & Goat Producer Group meets through the summer at area farms to learn how others are managing small livestock, ownership responsibilities and business approaches. Contact Lara Shockey (607) 865-7090 to RSVP or read this press release for more details on this watershed sheep & goat producer meeting.
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August 20, 21, 22
Friday Forestry, Delhi
Sheep & Goat Producers' Meeting, Sidney Center
PFM Barn Meeting, Stamford
Pre-register September 9-17; event September 24-25
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