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


January 10 - February 21, 2023

This seven-part webinar series offers cutting edge information about dairy technology from industry experts. If you are thinking about incorporating new technology or have already implemented innovative technology this series is for you.


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

manure co-digestor

News

Written case studies and recorded webinar available: Economic feasibility of the co-digestion of manure and food waste on a Northern NY dairy
These fact sheets authored by Angela George and Lauren Ray, PRO-DAIRY Dairy Environmental Systems, were shared in the January 30, 2023 PRO-DAIRY e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
skid loader moves food waste

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This fact sheet authored by PRO-DAIRY's Jason Oliver, Dairy Environmental Systems, and Kirsten Workman, Nutrient Management, was shared in the January 2023 PRO-DAIRY e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
cows inside a barn

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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

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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

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