Effective use of production management tools is important to revenue and production growth of dairy farms in New York and impacts the profitability and quality of life for farm owners.

The focus of this program area is to promote use of these tools through creation of effective and accessible educational programs and trainings that reflect the diversity of geography and production management systems that characterize New York’s dairy industry. The combination of cutting-edge research practices and tested best management practices enables farmers and their employees to make sound decisions for their farms and rural communities.

In the future, Dairy Production Management education will continue to be a crucial component of the success of the NYS Dairy Industry. As knowledge is generated through research, and as farm practices adapt to change, education becomes vital for farm success. Although information is ever more accessible, the need to be able to critically assess that information is key. Technology also offers the opportunity to increase the accessibility of educational programs across the state. The Dairy Production Management program will continue to use a variety of outreach methods tailored to the needs of the NYS Dairy Industry.

This program collectively reaches over 2,000 farmers each year.

Podcasts

Podcasts hosted by PRO-DAIRY and partners inspire and inform on key aspects of dairy farm production.

Regional Programs

PRO-DAIRY staff partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Dairy Specialists to create effective and accessible educational programs that reflect the diversity of geography and production management systems that characterize New York's dairy industry. The combination of cutting-edge research practices and tested best management practices enable farmers and their employees to make sound decisions for their farms and rural communities.

 

Webinars

PRO-DAIRY regularly offers webinars in English and Spanish. Topics focus on the latest dairy research and practical on-farm information for dairy producers. Registration may be required. Most webinars are recorded and available for viewing after the live presentation.

I appreciate PRO-DAIRY offering this venue for the class. This is a first for me and it has been very encouraging for me to see people from all over the world participating. Thank you for the chance to engage with these people. The dairy industry is better off because of the efforts people like yourself put in.
Steven Taber Online Dairy Management Course Participant

For More Information

Kathyrn Barrett
kfb3 [at] cornell.edu
(607) 229-4357