Cornell Cooperative Extension invites farmers to learn more about grazing livestock
By Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program
SOUTHWEST, NEW YORK (October 15th, 2021) – Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is hosting two pasture walks, scheduled for the last week in October. Join CCE on Monday, September 25th from 12pm – 2pm in Holland (Erie County) at Kramer Farms, LLC. Then, on Friday October 29th from 1pm – 3pm, they will be at Heaven Scent Farm in Bath (Steuben County). These programs are free to attend but registration is required to accurately plan for materials and for notification purposes.
Leading the pasture walks will be Cornell Cooperative Extension staff including: Fay Benson, former dairyman and current Cornell Small Dairy Support Specialist; Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist; and Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist. They will walk these two pasture-based dairy farms in SWNY to discuss pasture compaction, late fall pasture management, transitioning from pasture to winter feeds, pasture economics, and winter cattle welfare considerations.
There will be light refreshments available. Participants should be prepared to stand and walk for most of this program. Learn more and register by visiting tinyurl.com/KramerPasture and tinyurl.com/HeavenScentFarm.If you would like to register over the phone, contact Amy Barkley at 716-640-0844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 October 15, 2021