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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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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Webinar

Transition Cow Tuesdays Webinar Series
Have you… been working with the farm transition cow program but want to know more about the how, what and why? wanted to improve the transition cow performance of your herd but need to know where to start? wanted to increase the skills you bring...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
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Workshop

We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to send our NYS 4-H Dairy Challenge Team to Harrisburg for the Junior Dairy Management Contest this Fall. There is a $1,000 scholarship available to the highest scoring youth at this contest and...
  • Animal Science
  • New York State 4-H
  • Youth and Families
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Webinar

The New York State Food Donation and Food Scrap Recycling Act will go into effect on January 1, 2022. This webinar will discuss various ways farms can utilize the potential availability of food waste through animal feed, composting, anaerobic...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
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Workshop

Entry for the Youth Dairy Judging competition is now open! The contest will be held on September 2nd during the colored-breed week during the New York State Fair. Registration is required and it is open to any New York youth ages 8 to 19 using...
  • Animal Science
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Youth and Families
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Conference

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Presented in collaboration with Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance This annual conference provides an opportunity for dairy producers, veterinarians, feed industry representatives, and agriservice personnel to increase their knowledge of...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Dairy
  • Animal Science