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.