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.
March 6 -7, 2024
This biennial conference is designed to help dairy farms increase productivity and adapt to change with personal and business-wide strategies. With dynamic and informative sessions, participants will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the dairy industry and explore new ideas and strategies for success. The conference also provides the opportunity to connect with other innovative dairy producers and advisors, establishing a network for long-term success. Don't miss out on this incredible event!
April 8 - 9, 2024
The Herd Health and Nutrition Conference is a two-day event for agriservice personnel, feed industry representatives, veterinarians, and dairy producers, featuring educational topics related to current herd health and nutrition management techniques.
New on-demand format!
This course will focus on practical information for day to day management and decision making of forage crops from crop selection to feed out on a dairy farm. The course will begin by establishing an understanding of the science of silage and then will follow the crop from agronomic factors that influence forage quality to key strategies for harvest, preservation and feed-out of quality feed. Most course topics are applicable to any dairy operation and storage structure, but additional aspects of the course are specific to Northeast U.S. growing conditions and structures.
A variety of topics to develop the knowledge base of farm owners and the agricultural workforce are available online, archived by topic.
Solid Waste Rules Part 361
The Manager, published by Progressive Dairy, includes a useful combination of research, updates, how to's and action steps on every aspect of managing a dairy business.
Karl Czymmek named PRO-DAIRY associate director
Karl Czymmek has been named associate director of Cornell PRO-DAIRY. Czymmek also serves as a Dairy Climate Leadership specialist for PRO-DAIRY. As associate director Czymmek will work with director Dr. Thomas Overton and PRO-DAIRY specialist...
Julie Suarez has been named the inaugural director of translational research programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Suarez will remain CALS’ associate dean for land-grant affairs while she fulfills the five-year...
This fact sheet authored by PRO-DAIRY business management specialist Jason Karszes was shared in the January 2024 PRO-DAIRY e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and legislators. Hired...
This fact sheet authored by Lauren Ray, Dairy Environmental Systems , was shared in the January 2024 PRO-DAIRY e-Leader newsletter distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and legislators. Dairy farms...
PRO-DAIRY has hired Karl Czymmek for a newly created Dairy Climate Leadership specialist position. Czymmek will have statewide responsibilities in climate leadership and greenhouse gas reduction strategies for the dairy industry, contributing to...