Committed to excellence in educational programming

PRO-DAIRY is proud of its vital role in leading education and applied research in support of New York's dairy industry. We're committed to excellence in educational programming and offer industry conferences and events, regional programs and online programming and materials. These events and programs provide information, research results and training from industry leaders to dairy producers, agriservice professionals, veterinarians and extension employees across New York state.

    Conferences

    Conference

    Operations Managers Conference

    This event provides an opportunity for people responsible for day-to-day activities to increase their management and operations skills while interacting with other managers. 

     

    Conference

    Herd Health & Nutrition Conference

    This annual conference provides an opportunity for dairy producers, veterinarians, feed industry representatives and agriservice personnel to increase their knowledge of current herd health and nutrition management techniques while interacting with other professionals.

    Conference

    Northeast Dairy Management Conference

    This biennial conference offers high-quality programing targeted to progressive dairy farmers in the Northeast, with a mission to provide the latest information on current trends and topics in the dairy industry through dynamic and informative sessions designed to re-energize businesses and improve performance. 

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    calfs in the calf barn near a food trough
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    Training

    Educational materials presented live online and also posted as a recording.

    Dairy management related courses presented online by faculty and staff from Cornell University and PRO-DAIRY.

    Programs presented around New York state that are a collaborative effort of PRO-DAIRY staff, faculty and Cornell Cooperative Extension regional specialists.

    Podcasts

    Resources

    Recent conference proceedings, virtual event recordings and other resources are available for purchase online.

    A monthly newsletter to an email list of over 7,000 producers, agriservice and legislators. This list is also used for program, webinar and forage management updates.

    Through a useful combination of research updates, on-farm practices, economic analysis, how-to’s and action steps on every aspect of managing a dairy business, PRO-DAIRY uses The Manager to strengthen New York’s dairy industry and as a key method for PRO-DAIRY staff to share their expertise statewide.

    Upcoming Events

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    Workshop

    Youth Dairy Discovery Workshop
    We are excited to offer a hands-on in-person Dairy Discovery this year! Please note that this year’s program will be one day, March 26th, at Cornell University in Morrison Hall. We will be taking a whole-farm approach to the workshops in 2022...
    • New York State 4-H
    • Animal Science
    • PRO-DAIRY
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    Webinar

    Registration This program is available at no cost to participants thanks to the generous support of our industry sponsors. Pre-registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and links...
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • CCE
    • Dairy
    Dairy cows in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn.

    Webinar

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    This webinar series will be presented entirely by Dr. Heather Huson, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science,Cornell University. Based on Dr. Huson’s Applied Genetics course, this webinar offers participants an understanding of how to...
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • CCE
    • Dairy
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    Webinar

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    What You Need to Know This two-dairy virtual conference has gathered dairy industry experts to shed light on what “getting to net zero” means for dairy producers. Join us if you are: curious about what getting to “Net Zero” means for dairy...
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • Animal Science
    • Dairy
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    Webinar

    The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. Presentations blend the latest...
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • Animal Science
    • Dairy