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NCRAT Weekly Update 11/5/20


  • Kitty is working on writing a grant and editing grants
  • Working with Clinton County SWCD and farms to upgrade a few corn planters for no-till planting
  • Preparing a talk on Climate Smart Farming tools for the Mid-Atlantic Crop School.
  • Kitty also need to fit in some soybean cyst nematode sampling this week


Lindsay is on maternity leave now 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, forage variability feed project feed out sampling will start in the next week or so)

Submitted two NNYADP project proposals for next year

Working on a few podcast and webinar series with Statewide Dairy Group (stay tuned for Troubleshooting Herd Health Podcast! This will be released at the start of December!)

Running the Digital Dairy Prospects Program

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: