February 7th Farm Hour

Special Guest in the WIOX studio is          Paul E. Cerosaletti, Team Leader Precision Dairy Feed Management Program (PFM), Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County. He will address the development and implementation of the Precision Feed Management (PFM) for small farms.  For questions about the Precision Dairy Feed Management program please contact Paul at his office in HAMDEN  Telephone: (607) 865-6531 or email at apec6@cornell.edu and of course lots of information about the Program can be found at Precision Dairy Feed Management program website: http://www.cornellpfm.org

NEWS Sorghum growing in Gilboa, Farming in the Winter months and
Cuomos Budget Cuts Threatening Agriculture Industry in NY

EVENTS

1.  The Food for Thought committee will  present Being Green Making Green,  a panel discussion on local Food entrepreneurship on February 15th at 7:00 pm in Okun Theatre at Suny Delhi .  The event is free and everyone is welcome. The Being GreenMaking Green  panel  will include , Holly and Richard Giles from Lucky Dog Farm and Store, Jonah Shaw from Quarter Moon Café,Faiga Shaw from Good Cheap Food, Chris Harmon from the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE)The panel will be facilitated by Dr. Jack Tessier. The panels agenda is local food as a business, how and why people get involved, the challenges and rewards of local food entrepreneurship, why supporting local food is important.  This sounds like a worthwhile event for those interested in getting involved in a local food business.

2.  FEBRUARY 17th  Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County 4H program will be sponsoring the Tractor Operators & Machinery Certification Course or teens.  The course instructor will be Delhi farmer, Larry Burgin and over the course of (7) 3 hour classes and 1 shop class teens will learn safe operation and routine maintenance of farm tractors and machinery.  By Federal Law, no person under 16 years of age may operate a farm tractor of farm machinery on a farm owned by anyone other than the person’s parents.  The Tractor Operator’s & Machinery Certification Course will allow exemption from the law for 14 + 15 year olds.    Older youth are encouraged to attend even if they do not need the certification, the course will be good training in safety.

3. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will hold its 2011 Winter Crop School on February 16 at the Hamden Town Hall from 11 AM to 3:15 PM.  The cost is $10.00 per person and lunch will be provided. 1.5 DEC Pesticide applicator recertification credits hours will be available.  Pre-registration is required by February 14.  Call 607-865-6531 or email Delaware@cornell.edu to register.  Speakers for the meeting include Drs Bill Cox, Jerry Cherney, and Elson Shields of the Cornell University Crop and Soil Science Department and Dale Dewing and Paul Cerosaletti of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County.  Topics will include corn hybrid selection for silage and high moisture grain, small grain production basics, selection of GMO trait hybrids vs seed treatment for insect pest control, soil test report interpretation and weed identification and grass and legume quality management.

LISTEN HERE FarmHour February 7th with Paul E. Cerosaletti, Team Leader Precision Dairy Feed Management Program

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