Central NY Corn and Dairy Days 2024

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Central NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team (CNYDLFC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for their annual Corn Day and Dairy Day events.

Corn day with trade show and coffee hour
February 21st • 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown

At Corn Day, attendees will hear the latest updates on herbicide-resistant weeds in NY, identification and management of emerging diseases like tar spot, corn silage variety trial results, and an in-depth look at ongoing corn seed treatment research and seedcorn maggot risk. Come early for the trade show and coffee hour, and enjoy the Otesaga’s delicious lunch buffet.

Dairy Day will be held on April 3rd at the Otesaga, and on April 4th at CCE Saratoga with both days’ events from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dairy Day 2024 will be held in two locations this year, but the agendas will be the same. This year’s speakers, Rick Grant and Ev Thomas, both recently retired from the Miner Institute, and you have most likely read articles they have written in Hoard’s Dairyman and Progressive Dairy. They often answer questions in Hoard’s “Questions from our Readers” section on dairy and crop production. Both speakers bring a lifetime of experience in research and the practical application of management decisions at Miner Institute.

Located in Chazy NY, The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute’s principal function is the economic improvement of agricultural operations through research, education, and demonstration. Miner Institute conducts research programs that apply basic science to contemporary problems confronting the dairy industry.

The areas of focus include the crop-animal-environment interface, milk analysis as a herd management tool, cow comfort, and behavior. While conducting research, their 625-cow herd boasts a nearly 32,000 lb. herd average with 4.2% butterfat and 3.1% protein!

Corn Day 2024

Corn Day will be held on February 21st from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326. 2.25 NYSDEC pesticide applicator credits can be earned (cat. 1a, 10, 21, or 23), as well as 2.5 Certified Crop Advisor credits (2.0 IPM, 0.5 CM). Sign-in, coffee, refreshments, and our sponsorship Trade Show start at 9:30 a.m., and talks will begin at 10:30. Those seeking DEC credits must arrive and sign in before 10:30 a.m.

Dairy Days 2024

Dairy Day will be held at the Otesaga on April 3rd, and at CCE Saratoga on April 4th (50 W. High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration for each event is $50 per person, and the deadline to register for Corn Day is less than 2 weeks away – so reserve your place at these great events today! To register and for more information and to inquire about sponsoring these events, go to Central NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team (CNYDLFC)  or contact the CNYDLFC Program (cnydlfc@cornell.edu, 315-866-7920).

The CNYDLFC Team is a Cornell Cooperative Extension partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations in Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga and Schoharie Counties. For more information visit  the CNYDLFC Team,

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