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NCRAT Weekly Update: 11/2/20


  • Lindsay will be on maternity leave starting the tomorrow and through to the New Year - please reach out to Casey for all dairy related topics
  • Reaching out to local ag businesses for sponsorships for winter programming (so far we have had good luck - please let us know if you have any local business suggestions)
  • Working on multiple research projects (calf diarrhea and cow comfort) and DAP calf discussion group (farm visits for calf weights and blood samples)
  • Submitted two NNYADP project proposals for next year
  • Working on a few podcast and webinar series with Statewide Dairy Group (we already have over 280 people registered for the Online Feeder School in a couple weeks!)
  • Running the Digital Dairy Prospects Program (the 3rd virtual farm tour and live Q+A with the farmer is tonight)
  • Working with producers and local CCE staff on the Workforce Protection Grant

Farm Business Management:

  • REMINDER: NY Farm Bureau (I confirmed this with the President) is offering ALL OF ITS COVID-19 related information to ALL FARMERS on their website. They want everyone to be aware and involved. Feel free to direct farmers there - they can all access it here is the link:https://www.nyfb.org/news/covid-19-news

Labor/Risk Mgmt Topics:

  • Register today for the Cornell Virtual Labor Roadshow, a 5-part webinar series this Fall from Nov 18-24, 2020. Click herefor more info.
  • USDA FSA Updates:

o Enrollment begins for agriculture risk coverage and price loss coverage programs for 2021. Click herefor more info.

o Sign up for Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) opened Oct 13, and runs until Dec 11, 2020. Click here to use the decision tool and determine the best coverage level for your farm.

Stress Management: