The Cornell Cooperative Extension associations of Northern New York, Quality Milk Production Services, and Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team are partnering to present Winter Dairy programs on cattle housing and handling, cow comfort, animal welfare, and communicating positive messages about cattle welfare.

Dairy specialists with the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Vermont Department of Animal and Veterinary Services will speak in programs to be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on:

January 12 in Burrville at Farm Credit East
January 13 at Extension offices in Canton in NNY and in Albion, Canandaigua and Warsaw in WNY; and
January 14 in Chazy at Miner Institute.

Internet broadcasting and webinar technology will make the programs possible in multiple sites.

On January 20, American Dairy Association and Dairy Council and Upstate Niagara Cooperative representatives will present information on the National Dairy F.A.R.M. Program and on communicating positive messages about dairy cattle welfare from 10am to 3pm in Burrville, Canton and Chazy in NNY, and in Albion, Canandaigua and Warsaw in WNY.

F.A.R.M. is the acronym for Farmers Assuring Responsible Management. The National Dairy F.A.R.M. Program is a nationwide, verifiable animal wellbeing program being adopted by dairy producers and cooperatives across the United States.

The fee to cover two programs in northern NY is $75.00 by January 4 pre-registration or $95.00 at the door; contact 315.379.9192 or visit the website.

Registration for two programs at western NY sites is $75.00 for those enrolled in the Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Team program, $95.00 for non-enrollees; contact 585.786.2251 or visit the website.