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


On March 25, 2024, H5N1 was detected in samples collected from sick cows on dairy farms in Texas and Kansas. Since then additional cases have been identified in cattle on dairy farms in other states. This is a rapidly evolving situation and updates are posted frequently. The commercial milk supply remains safe and cooking meat to proper internal temperatures inactivates microorganisms like influenza.


This webinar series focused on enhancing farm efficiency. Explore innovative practices and cutting-edge technologies to optimize feeding and management through the webinar recordings.


This monthly podcast series led by PRO-DAIRY and CCE Dairy Specialists features current, new and emerging topics of interest to the dairy industry right now. New episodes are released on the last Thursday of the month.


Two webinars were offered on dairy greenhouse gas (GHG) sponsored by Northeast Dairy Producers Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension, PRO-DAIRY, and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets


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.


Online courses are now available in an on-demand format. Begin the course at your convenience and complete the course within six months of enrollment.

PRO-DAIRY Summer Internships

PRO-DAIRY News

Lindsay Ferlito

News

Lindsay Ferlito named PRO-DAIRY animal welfare specialist
As dairy animal welfare specialist with PRO-DAIRY, Lindsay Ferlito will help New York dairy farmers improve dairy welfare and cow comfort on their farms, be compliant with industry animal care program requirements, and work collaboratively with...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
headshot of angela george

Field Note

Angela George is a dairy environmental specialist with the Dairy Environmental Systems group of PRO-DAIRY. She focuses on researching greenhouse gas and methane emissions, utilizing renewable energy from dairy waste and assisting farmers with...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
  • Climate Change
Four men sit around a table looking at project paperwork.

Field Note

Postdoctoral Research Associate Jasdeep Singh of the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) is researching the impacts of soil health practices on corn silage yield, soil health indicators, and greenhouse gas emissions. In Central New...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Field Crops
  • Dairy
Two dairy cows eating grain.

News

The Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) has been working hard to evaluate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on New York dairy farms. The dairy sustainability team, led by Research Associate Olivia Godber , helps farmers identify opportunities...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
  • Climate Change
people seated at a conference

News

Nearly 400 dairy producers and industry professionals from across the Northeast gathered in East Syracuse, NY last week for two intense days of learning, collaboration, industry thought-leadership, and a few laughs. The conference featured...
  • 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