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

    Webinar

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    Fresh Cow Health Disorders Webinar Series in Spanish
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    Join us for this Spanish-language webinar series, specifically designed for Spanish-speaking farm employees or middle managers of dairy farms. In this webinar series, learn the fundamentals, management practices and research of the most common...
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    • CCE
    • Dairy

    Workshop

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    This farm tour, presented by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be offered on two dates at two locations: 1 to 3 PM | March 27, 2024 Stein Farms 8343 Gully Rd LeRoy, NY 1 to 3 PM | March 28, 2024 Fessenden Dairy 1049...
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    • Animal Science
    • Dairy

    Webinar

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    Two webinars on dairy greenhouse gas (GHG), sponsored by Northeast Dairy Producers Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension, PRO-DAIRY, and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets were offered in March 2024. Quantifying nutrient balances and...
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    • Animal Science
    • Dairy

    Workshop

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    Offered in English & Spanish at each site Featuring stations with mostly hands-on activities and demonstrations Who should attend Dairy farm owners or managers that want to learn more about the FARM Animal Care Program and receive continuing...
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • CCE
    • Dairy
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    Meeting

    New York Certified Organic’s annual farmer-to-farmer meetings are designed to help local farmers make connections and build relationships to help them succeed. Optional Registration: To receive updates on possible weather-related changes...
    • Field Crops
    • Organic
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    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.

    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