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

    A truck dumps Cornell dining hall food waste at the university’s composting facility

    Webinar

    Possibilities for Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Manure and Food Waste Hosted by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS DEC, NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (P2I), and Ag-Grid Energy, LLC, this virtual seminar will focus on...
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • Animal Science
    • Dairy
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    Webinar

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    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
    A truck dumps Cornell dining hall food waste at the university’s composting facility

    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

    Webinar

    Estrés por Calor en Vacas Lecheras: Señales Claves y Estrategias de Manejo Aprenderán sobre las repercusiones negativas del estrés por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, además de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo. Learn about the negative...
    • PRO-DAIRY
    • Animals
    • Agriculture