CAFO Roadshow 2014

Cornell PRO-DAIRY, NEDPA, NYFB and Farm Credit East announce a new CAFO Roadshow in cooperation with the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Markets, and USDA-NRCS. This series of four seminars to be held in November across NYS will focus on ways for farmers to do an even better job of preventing runoff and water well problems and to learn more about what may be in the new CAFO permit to address these issues.

All CAFO-permitted farms are recommended (and farms of all sizes are encouraged) to attend one of the informational sessions to learn more about the current issues and ideas as well as the possible direction of CAFO requirements in the future. Advance registration is required for attendance to ensure the locations can accommodate everyone. Please see deadlines below for each event. Space could be limited in some locations, so please register early.

Registration is being handled centrally and the individual locations will not be able to register you for this event, so please DO NOT call the host locations to register.

Register online at ( or call New York Farm Bureau at 1-800-342-4143, ask for Jessica Lopez and be prepared to provide details of who is attending and which event you will be participating in.

Dates and locations:

Central NY—Monday, Nov. 10, 10am-12:30pm: Sunnyside Farm Shop, 2231 Indian Field Road, Scipio Center, NY 13137. Registration deadline: Nov. 6 Western NY—Thursday, Nov. 13, 1-3:30pm: Noblehurst Farm Field House, 7955 York Road, Pavilion, NY 14525. Registration deadline: Nov. 11 Northern NY—Friday, Nov. 14, 10am-12:30pm: Jefferson County CCE, 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Registration deadline: Nov. 12 Eastern NY—Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1-3:30pm: Saratoga County CCE, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Registration deadline : Nov. 17


Welcome and setting the stage. Tonya Van Slyke, NEDPA, Kelly Young, NYFB or Karl Czymmek, Cornell PRO-DAIRY.

Winter 2014: reviewing conditions and runoff impacts. Jackie Lendrum, NYSDEC, K Czymmek.

Q and A with audience, what DEC does when there is a well contamination concern. J Lendrum, K Czymmek.

Review of wet weather spreading guidelines. K Czymmek.

Following the plan, revising the plan, who is responsible? Greg Albrecht, NYSDAM.

Where do we go from here? Considerations for the next CAFO Permit. J Lendrum.

Manure storage/transfer/treatment, NRCS standards, Plumbing, Emergency Plumbing, storage closure, etc. Peter Wright, NRCS.

Medium CAFOs: implementation deadline 6-31-14, are you there yet? J Lendrum.

200-299 cow farms, never permitted, and seeking termination: DEC experience with no discharge determination. J Lendrum.

New funding opportunity: Dairy Acceleration Program as a compliment to NRCS and SWCD programs.

Wrap up.

Employment Openings

Citizenship / Leadership Educator

Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County

The CCE of St. Lawrence County’s Youth and Family Program seeks a Citizenship & Leadership Educator with dual responsibilities to 4-H and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Program.  Responsibilities: Primary duties include youth and nutrition program delivery, as well as assisting Team Leader with the implementation and delivery of key civic engagement and youth leadership programs in a variety of venues including 4-H Clubs, schools, afterschool and summer camp programs, and in special interest programs at the Extension Learning Farm.  Qualifications: Associate’s Degree and two (2) years related volunteer or work experience; or High School Diploma and four (4) years volunteer or work experience.  Compensation: $14.93/hour, 35 hour week, full benefits.

To apply:  For online application go to  Posting closes on December 1.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.


Nutrition Community Educator

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County working in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension of St Lawrence County is seeking a Nutrition Community Educator. The Nutrition Community Educator position provides input into the planning for and conducts the implementation of public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low-income families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout St Lawrence County.  As part of the Federal SNAP-Ed Regional Program, this position works closely with Nutrition Resource Educators, and the Project Manager to assist in program development, assessment, evaluation, management and marketing.  This position also assists the Social Marketing and Environmental Nutritionist in implementing the social marketing and environmental change initiative in collaborations with other nutritionists of the SNAP-Ed program in the North Country region.

Please follow this link to apply:

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Forest regeneration, tree planting, temporary fencing, and walnut sugaring workshop

Saturday, October 18th


Excessive deer browsing is causing large scale problems with forest regeneration throughout the northeast. This workshop will provide an overview of forest regeneration issues and will highlight temporary fencing systems to protect seedlings.  We will be planting butternut and black walnut seedlings in forest openings and learning about syrup production from butternut and black walnut trees.  All participants will get to take home a black walnut and butternut seedling and taste walnut syrup.  The workshop will take place in the sugarbush, so please bring boots and warm clothes. Presenters include Peter Smallidge, NYS Extension Forester for Cornell University and Michael Farrell, Director of The Uihlein Forest.

Preregistration fee of $10/person required by contacting Michael Farrell  518 637 7000.  Make check payable to Cornell University and mail to Uihlein Forest, 157 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Cornell Cooperative Extension to host upcoming landowner workshop

Ties to the Land—Planning for the Future of Your Woodlands.

Join us for this one-day succession planning for forest landowners workshop on Saturday, September 13, 8:30AM-2:30PM at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm classroom. Dr. Shorna Allred, an expert on land succession planning, as well as other speakers, will present on succession planning—the human side of estate planning—focusing on the key challenges faced by family forest owners. This class will also detail the communication and legal planning tools needed to maintain family ties to the land. Landowners will learn about effective tools families can use to direct the future of their land. Includes discussion and Q&A with Lynn Fountain, a local attorney, and Tom Langen, president of the St. Lawrence Land Trust. Registration is $20.00, which includes lunch and extensive take-home resource materials. To register, please call Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County at (315) 379-9192, or email

From Recipe to Market:

A seminar for future food entrepreneurs

Saturday, October 18

Madison Barracks Shared-Use Kitchen

85 Worth Road, Sackets Harbor, NY

Jefferson County

8:00am to 4:00pm


Sunday, October 19

Whallonsburgh Grange Kitchen,

1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburgh, NY

Essex County

8:30am to 4:30pm


Click Here for More Information:  Value Added Workshop

St  Lawrence Level 1

Level 1 Logging Safety To Register call NYCAMH at (800)343-7527


St  Lawrence Level 2

Level 2 Logging Safety To Register Call NYCAMH at (800) 343-7527



Attention Maple Producers:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County is accepting sealed bids for the sale of the following maple evaporating equipment (equipment will be sold as a package; winning bidder must take all):

  • Stainless steel front pan, 4 x 4 foot, built by Dominion and Grimm Inc. in 2008.
  • Stainless steel back pan, 4 x 8 foot, Lighting Evaporator, built by Dominion and Grimm Inc., age is unknown.  Back pan has raised flews with float.
  • Arch, 4 x 12 foot, damaged in fire, missing fire brick lining.
  • Steam hoods for both front and back pans.
  • Preheater for back pan.
  • Steam stacks for hoods and pre-heater.
  • Two oil burners made by Wayne Home Equipment, age is unknown (one burner is in need of repair).

Only sealed bids will be considered. Sealed bids must be delivered to Cornell Cooperative Extension at 2043B State Highway 68, Canton NY, 13617 by 4:30 PM on Monday, September 1, 2014. All bids must include the dollar amount of the bid, name, address, and signature of the bidder, and date, in sealed envelope marked “Maple Bid”. Bids will be opened by Board President and accepted or rejected by Executive Committee.  A certified check will be required before property is removed, and the property must be removed within two weeks after acceptance of the bid offer. Extension reserves the right to reject any and all bids.  Inspection of equipment by appointment only contact Charlie Hitchman at 315-244-0581.

St. Lawrence County Soil & Water Conservation District ANNUAL FISH PROGRAM

Do you have a place you’d like to stock with fish?  The St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District is now taking orders for its annual fish program.  Available are Largemouth Bass, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Catfish.  These fish average about 5 inches long and the prices are about $185.00 per hundred depending on the species.  Minimum order is 25 fish.  Fathead Minnows are also available as feed at a lower cost.  Note: Minnows also eat mosquitoes.

Trout will do best in cold ponds.  Rainbow may grow to 20-24 inches and can weigh 2 – 3 pounds.  Rainbows are larger, but Brooks are more aggressive.  The Largemouth Bass do well in warmer ponds.  They may grow to 18-19” and can weigh 4-5 pounds.  A bass requires 8 pounds of food to gain 1 pound of body weight.  Catfish, which are a better fish than the common bullhead, can get up to 5-10 pounds and will tolerate a wide range of water temperature.  All make for some great fishing and eating!

Orders are being taken until October 10, 2014, with pick-up on October 17th.  Proceeds of these sales benefit conservation projects in the county.  The Soil and Water Conservation District has been serving county residents since 1957.

For more information or for an order form, please phone (315) 386-3582, write or stop by the office at 1942 Old DeKalb Road, Canton, NY 13617.  Forms are also available on our website