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
    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.

    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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    Meeting

    2023 New York Certified Organic (NYCO) field crops 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
    • IPM
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    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

    Webinar

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    This seven-part webinar series offers cutting edge information about dairy technology from industry experts. If you are thinking about incorporating new technology or have already implemented innovative technology this series is for you. This...
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • CCE
    • Dairy
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    Webinar

    Are you interested in exploring whether a manure and food waste co-digestion enterprise might be feasible at your dairy? This webinar will present the economic feasibility of two scenarios of anaerobic co-digestion on a case dairy farm located...
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • Animal Science
    • Dairy
    Dairy cows in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn.

    Workshop

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    Presented by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and Cornell Cooperative Extension This one-day program provides on-farm training for dairy farm employees and managers who want to learn more about and improve the feeding process. Each site will feature hands...
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • CCE
    • Dairy