March 2023 | Vol. 15 Issue 3
Bovine Reproduction and Artificial Insemination Training Course
March 7th & 8th

Join us for a two-day workshop with hands-on training that will be offered in both English and Spanish in cooperation with Javier Cheang from Genex Cooperative Inc.

Space is limited! Pre-registration is required, and walk-in's will not be accepted.

Topics to be covered:

  • Bovine reproductive anatomy and physiology
  • Heat detection
  • Artificial insemination techniques
  • Proper semen thawing
  • Loading artificial insemination guns
  • Breeding cows (hands-on practice)

Cost: $250 per person, all materials and lunch are included.

For more info, please contact: 
Camila Lage C. - (607) 422-6788,
Tools for Farm Succession Planning Series
March 8, 2023
March 15, 2023
March 22, 2023

6:30pm-8pm EST

Location: Webinar

Host: Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Do you have a plan in place for transferring your farm business to the next generation?

Join CCE-trained educators for a FREE & Virtual series focused on leveling up your toolbox when it comes to building a strong management team, assessing your business for the future, and tax management considerations when it comes to succession planning.

Whether you are currently working on a succession plan, currently implementing one, or don't want to use the word (because who plans for the future, right?!) this online series is for you!

Each week on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8pm EST, a set of trained CCE educators will explore a specific topic and present resources, options and scenarios to help you better apply the concepts to your own farm and situation. The presentations will be recorded and provided to all registrants, along with handouts for each session. It is FREE to join each week. Each registrant will receive the zoom link to join the session, as well as a reminder email the morning of the session.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll at 716-640-0522 or 

Session 1: Building a Strong Management Team
Wednesday, March 8th, 2023   

Session 2: Assessing Your Business
Wednesday, March 15th, 2023   

Session 3: Tax Management in Succession Planning
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023  

Country Crossroads Sponsored Event
Votypka Sponsored Training
Springwater Ag Products
PO Box 356, 8663 Strutt St.
Wayland, NY 14572
Staying Ahead of the Curve in 2023

March 22nd, 2023 10:00am - 3:15pm
American Legion Post 402
102 N Main St.   Wayland, NY 14572
8:45-9:45: Registration, Display, Refreshments
10:00-10:30: Chad Beiler, Sales Rep, PowerAg, Lancaster PA.  Discussing n-stabilizers, suractants, drift retardants, in furrow foliar retardants.
10:30-11:15: Lynn Sosnoskie, Assistant Prof of Weed Ecology & Mgmt, Cornell University Ag Experiment Station. Discussing weed physiology, ecology and the way they adapt to modern agriculture. New Atrazine rules.
11:15-12:00: Tony DiTomaso, Professor and Chair, School of integrative Plant Science, Soil and Crop Sciences, Cornell University. Discussing how the soil bank determines weeds. How cultural practices can elevate weed pressure. Solutions for resistant weed problems.
12:00-1:15: Buffet-Style Lunch & Door Prizes.
1:15-2:15:Cassidy Fletcher, Soybean & Wheat Production Manager, Seedway, Hall,NY. Cassidy will talk about their new soybean seed treatment, Obtayn, along with other treatment options. Extendflex soybeans will be discussed.
2:15-3:15: Kate Wheeler, NY Business Rep for BASF. She will discuss relevant BASF products, weed resistance, pre-burn down, fungicides and new technologies using her 35 years experience.
3:15: Meeting adjourned, DEC Certificates
This program qualifies for
3.5 NYS-DEC points. 1A, 4, 21, & 23
Please call or email
by March 15th!
(585)-315-1094 or (607)-759-0405
County Enrollment, Subscription, and Support
The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension offers educational programming and research based information to agricultural producers, growers, and agribusinesses in the five county region of Southwestern New York. 

Our specialists work with Cornell Faculty and Extension Educators statewide to address the issues that impact the agricultural industry and provide services to farms of all sizes and production techniques. The educational programming and support that we offer ranges from workshops to on-farm events, and includes one-on-one consultations. Our program is designed to meet the rapidly changing needs of our region's diverse agricultural community. 

For more information, contact any of the specialists.
Please support CCE Steuben by signing up for their enrollment programs.

Reach out to CCE-Steuben at 607-664-2300 and ask about enrollment.
The enrollment form can be found online, here.
The Cornell Vegetable Program works with Cornell faculty and Extension educators to address the issues that impact the New York vegetable industry. The team offers educational programs and information to growers, processors, and agribusiness professionals in pest management, variety evaluation, cultural practices, market development, and farm food safety.

Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists expertise includes processing vegetables, fresh market vegetables, weed science, soil health, food safety, organic, marketing, greenhouses and high tunnels.

To read the Vegetable Programs 2022 Year in Review, click HERE. Learn more about the specialists HERE.

To enroll click here.
The Finger Lakes Grape Program (FLGP) is a regional extension program of Cornell Cooperative Extension serving the grape and wine industry of the Finger Lakes.

The staff of the Finger Lakes Grape Program is committed to providing grape growers in the Finger Lakes and beyond with cutting edge, research-based information to help them improve the productivity and sustainability of their vineyards and the quality of the fruit that they produce. We work with researchers and extension staff from Cornell and other institutions to create informative extension materials and programs that help to keep grape growing a viable and profitable industry that enhances the communities of the Finger Lakes and upstate New York.

Learn more about the specialist HERE.

To enroll click here.
Living on a Few Acres: Penn State Webinar Series
Living on a Few Acres is a webinar series developed for the beginning producer or homesteader looking to become more self-sufficient or take the first step in producing a product. These programs are designed to explain the very basic information on how to get started but provide resources with more advanced information as you continue pursuing your goal or hobby.

Topics Include:
March 9, 2023 6 pm: Soil Fertility and Garden Layout

March 16, 2023 6 pm: Vegetable and Mushroom Production

March 30, 2023 6 pm: Tree and Small Fruit Production

April 13, 2023 6 pm: Food Preservation

Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar. Registrants will also receive access to the webinar recording. Registration Fee for each webinar is $5, register here.
2023 Native Plant Center Spring Landscape Virtual Conference
March 13th, 2023
8:30 - 12:30 pm

Registration is now open for The Native Plant Center's 2023 Spring Landscape Conference, Sources and Solutions: Essential Native Plant Partnerships, taking place virtually on March 13th from 8:30am-12:30pm. Whether in a forest, meadow, or yard, ecological restoration takes a big-picture approach and the cooperation of many people. Discover strategies being used to confront challenges such as invasive species, climate change, and native plant supplies and how you play a role.

Register by March 9th. Cost: $80

Read more about all speakers and presentations HERE.
Register HERE.
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2023 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest
Although honey bees are much-beloved for honey, bees also produce beeswax that can be used in many ways. For this essay, a 4-H student should discuss why beeswax is so important to the hive (it's a pantry, it's a nursery, it's the dance floor), but also discuss their favorite way to use beeswax outside the hive. Photos of candles, soaps or lip balms that are made to show the 4-H'er's skill in using beeswax are welcomed as are recipes or brief instructions.

First Prize: $750 Second Prize: $500 Third Prize: $250

Deadline: April 15th to Adam Davis at the NYS 4-H Office

For Full Details Email Michelle @

Attention all youth that will be selling at the 2023 Sale!
A YQCA certificate will be REQUIRED to sell an animal at the sale.
If you attend an in-person training the $3 fee will be reimbursed the day of the training. The Certificate will be due to the CCE office July 17th ,2023
Master Money Mentor Testimonial
“The financial coaching sessions were extremely helpful. I could not have moved forward without the assistance I was given. It has been beneficial to be able to have someone to follow up with”.  

CCE Steuben offers the Master Money Mentors to any and all Steuben County residents! Maybe you've tried everything, but still can't pay your bills on time, or maybe you've experienced a job loss, illness, or divorce. Maybe you feel like your life is spinning out of control from overuse of credit. Whatever the reason for your financial concerns, it might be time to speak to a Master Money Mentor. The Master Money Mentor will work with you to help achieve your goals and create a personalized budget and money-saving tips based on your needs. It's not easy to take the step and talk to someone about your finances but know that your information is secure and confidential. Contact Nancy Reigelsperger, CCE Financial & Consumer Educator to get set up with an MMM at 607-664-2573 or 607-664-2300.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month this March!
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is Fuel For the Future! Celebrate the month by eating with sustainability in mind. Eating more fruits and vegetables and opting for plant-based proteins is a great way to nourish your body, while also benefiting the environment. The Fuel for the Future weekly themes include environmentally-friendly foods, eating well across the life spans, staying nourished while saving money, eating different foods from all food groups, and making tasty meals at home. Try out the nutritious and delicious recipes below as a way to eat consciously, both for your body and your world!
For more information on National Nutrition Month, check out Visit for more tips and resources to help you and your family save time, save money, and eat healthy!
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