6-Part Series Farming in a Changing World

So much of our world is changing - climate & markets!

6-Part Series Farming in a Changing World

making farming decisions in a changing world

6-Part Series Farming in a Changing World

Climate Resilient Practices in CNY

6-Part Series Farming in a Changing World

Transitioning to Beef - Key for Success


2023 CNY Farming Series: Farming in a Changing World

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Register now for a 6-Part virtual series hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland, Tioga and Tompkins Counties and the Harvest New York Climate Resiliency Team.

Valued at $80/farm registrations a "pay-what-you-can". Later in the year a farm tour series that compliments these discussions will be available and the virtual series registrants will receive a discounted price.  You can register by using this link: https://mahap.la/jy9fjvp or by contacting Barb Neal at ban1@cornell.edu or 607-223-2793.

So much of our world is changing - the climate, the markets and with that change comes opportunities to integrate new practices into your farm operations.  This series was designed with small non-dairy farms and farmers leaving dairy (or looking for way to augment small dairy operations) in mind.

Soils: the foundation of production:  - Tues. Feb. 28th  12:00-1:00pm - Its important to understand how soils will influence an ag enterprise. Soils have some inherent properties that are not changeable and some properties that can be changed through management and soil amendment in a production system.

Bale and Regenerative Grazing: Tues. March 7th  12:00-1:00pm - What exactly is regenerative grazing, why is it so important for our changing world, and what is needed to implement this practice into your operation. 

Transitioning to Beef - Keys for Success: Tues. March 14th  12:00-1:00pm - Betsy Hicks from the SCNY Dairy and Field Crops Team and Owner of Maple Acres, an angus beef cow-calf operation in Cortland Co., will share with you considerations for transitioning from dairy to beef. During this 1 1/2 hr. webinar she will talk about types of beef businesses, what to consider when choosing beef cattle, facility and infrastructure difference and how to augment your current facilities, what to include in a business plan and additional resources.

Climate Resilient Agriculture in CNY - Practices and Benefits:  Tues. March 21st  12:00-1:30pm - Practices CNY farmers can us to mitigate and adapt to climate change, while building on-farm resiliency. Discussion on environmental and economic benefits implementing climate resilience strategies. An overview will be provided of financial resources and technical assistance available to farmers/landowners in exploring resiliency projects.

Silvopasture for CNY and Beyond: Tues. March 28th 12:00-1:00pm - Silvopasture combines trees, forages and grazing livestock for production, economic and environmental benefits.  This webinar will provide information and resources on the opportunities, considerations, costs and benefits of this integrated approach to sustainable local food production.

Riparian Buffers:  Tues. April 4th 12:00-1:00pm - Riparian buffers can serve many functions on a farm, from capturing runoff, preventing stream bank erosion, and sequestering carbon to providing alternative products like firewood, fruits and nuts. Come learn about design fundamentals, lessons from example buffer installations in our area, and resources available for funding a buffer installation on your farm.


Valued $80/pay what you can




Barb Neal



This event is online

Last updated January 26, 2023