The PRO-DAIRY mission

Facilitate New York state economic development by increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of New York's dairy farm businesses through industry-applied research and educational programs that enhance farm profitability, while advancing dairy producers and agribusiness professionals' knowledge, skills and enthusiasm.

Featured Programming


December 1, 2022

Are you interested in exploring whether a manure and food waste co-digestion enterprise might be feasible at your dairy? This webinar will present the economic feasibility of two scenarios of anaerobic co-digestion on a case dairy farm located in Northern New York.


January 31 - February 1, 2023

This event features educational topics and applicable strategies for management teams, where their focus is cows, crops, or people. Presented by PRO-DAIRY and NEDPA, this event provides the opportunity for the people responsible for day to day activities on dairy farms to increase their management skills and embrace excellence.


April 3 - 4, 2023

Presented by PRO-DAIRY and NEAFA, this two-day event for agriservice personnel, feed industry representatives, veterinarians, and dairy producers features educational topics related to current herd health and nutrition management techniques.

Online courses are now available in an on-demand format! You may begin the course whenever you want and will have 6 months to complete it once enrolled.

A variety of topics to develop the knowledge base of farm owners and the agricultural workforce are available online, archived by topic.

A series of videos created in Spanish by Cornell Cooperative Extension staff complements the recent Understanding and Mitigating Lameness program.

PRO-DAIRY News

cows inside a barn

Report

Comparison of selected measures and costs by quartiles of profitability
This fact sheet authored by Jason Karszes was shared in the November PRO-DAIRY e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and legislators. For farms that participated in the Dairy Farm...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
equipment used to harvest corn silage

Report

This fact sheet authored by Joe Lawrence and Allison Kerwin was shared in the October PRO-DAIRY e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and legislators. As 2022 corn silage sits in storage...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
anaerobic digester diagram

Report

This fact sheet written by Angela George and Lauren Ray, PRO-DAIRY Dairy Environmental Systems, was shared in the October PRO-DAIRY e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and legislators...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
cows at bunk in a dairy barn

Report

This update was released in the September 2022 issue of PRO-DAIRY's e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and legislators. With unpredictable cycles in the dairy industry and fluctuations...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
Jason Oliver headshot

News

This update was released in the September 2022 issue of PRO-DAIRY's e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and legislators. Jason Oliver, Ph.D., joins the PRO-DAIRY team as Senior...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science

The Dairy Advancement Program

Program

Plan for the future of your dairy

The Dairy Advancement Program, in partnership with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, is designed to enhance profitability of New York dairy farms while maintaining a commitment to environmentally responsible dairy farming.

Cow walks through dairy barn