Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell CALS Dairy Foods Extension announce webinars for dairy producers interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their farm business
SOUTHWEST, NEW YORK (May 10th, 2022) - With the current volatile dairy market, rising input costs, and continued challenges in commercial dairy production, farm owners are looking for new ways to improve their profitability. For farms interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business, one option could be on-farm processing of raw milk into value-added goods and bottled fluid milk for sale. Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell University experts are coming together to present a series of webinars to discuss the business considerations and regulatory requirements of on-farm dairy processing.
This is a 3-part webinar series that aims to discuss: Business Planning and Marketing; Processing and Milk Quality; and Marketing and Audits. Speakers include: Anika Zuber Gianforte, Rob Ralyea, Kimberly Bukowski, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, and Camila Lage. There will be three sessions offered on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm, beginning May 25th.
Registration is free, but required, by visiting tinyurl.com/OnFarmDairy22 or by contacting Camila Lage at (607) 422-6788 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the webinar as well as recordings of each session. This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2021-70027-34693.
Session 1: Fitting On-Farm Dairy Processing into your Business to Improve Profitability
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 – 6 pm to 7 pm
Session 2: Considerations for Designing your Processing Facility for Quality Production
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 – 6 pm to 7 pm
Session 3: Managing the “Red Tape” for Efficient and Sustainable Value-Added Dairy
Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 – 6 pm to 8 pm
SWNYDLFC is a partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben counties. Their team includes Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522); Camila Lage, Dairy Management (607-422-6788); and Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844). CCE is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.
For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension, contact your county’s Association Executive Director. Allegany County – Laura Hunsberger, email@example.com or 585-268-7644. Cattaraugus County – Dick Rivers, firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-699-2377. Chautauqua County – Emily Reynolds, email@example.com or 716-664-9502. Erie County – Diane Held, firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-652-5400. Steuben County – Tess McKinley, email@example.com, or 607-664-2301.
Last updated May 10, 2022