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.

    Upcoming Events

    A tractor digging a trench for tile drainage (photo credit to Cayuga Co Soil and Water Conservation District)

    Workshop

    Tile Drainage on Farms - Managing for Water Quality and Soil Health
    Tile drainage - why do farmers utilize this practice and what benefits does it provide? Researchers will share information related to tile drainage on farms in the Northeast as well as help give context to the larger topic of water, soil and...
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • CCE
    • Dairy
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    Meeting

    This meeting was originally scheduled for March 14 and has been rescheduled to April 4. New York Certified Organic (NYCO) meetings include farmer-to-farmer discussions of any current challenges and potential solutions. The April 4 meeting will...
    • Field Crops
    • Organic
    • IPM
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    Workshop

    The annual Dairy Discovery program provides New York youth with fun, hands-on science-oriented learning experiences in dairy production and management topics that feature the unique facilities, industry professionals, and staff at Cornell...
    • New York State 4-H
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • Animal Science
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    Workshop

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    To pull or not to pull? That is (one of) the questions dairy farm personnel have while working in the maternity area on a farm. This workshop will teach best calving management practices to minimize stillbirth rates and improve calf and cow...
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • CCE
    • Dairy
    wooden sign

    Meeting

    The New York Certified Organic (NYCO) dairy and field crops farmer-to-farmer meetings will finally return to the Jordan Hall auditorium on the Cornell AgriTech campus in Geneva. The meetings had been held in this location for many years, but...
    • Field Crops
    • Organic
    • PRO-DAIRY

    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. 

    Students looking at cows in barn.
    dairy manure storage
    calfs sit in hay in a barn

    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.

    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.

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    Podcasts