Cornell Cooperative Extension's SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program, together with Cornell University Experts, presents a 3-part webinar series about on-farm dairy

Join in the 3-Part webinar series about on-farm dairy processing for dairy producers.

On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series

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 or by contacting Camila Lage at (607) 422-6788 or at 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, or 585-268-7644. Cattaraugus County – Dick Rivers, or 716-699-2377. Chautauqua County – Emily Reynolds, or 716-664-9502. Erie County – Diane Held, or 716-652-5400. Steuben County – Tess McKinley,, or 607-664-2301. 


Camila Lage
Dairy Management Specialist
cell 607-422-6788

Last updated May 10, 2022