South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Program provides educational
opportunities and technical assistance to help the industry with
emerging issues, production bottlenecks, and new technologies. Our
primary audiences are dairy and field crop producers as well as
agri-service providers with secondary audiences of the media, non-farm
residents and consumers. We focus on areas that will help improve farm
profitability within the region since farm financial success is a key to
maintaining a viable dairy and field crops industry. Our program's
education helps our industry respond to both internal and external
forces that help it keep pace in a rapidly changing world.
The dairy and field crops sector brings significant economic activity to the region ($411 M in milk income alone). Dollars produced from agriculture have one of the largest multiplier effects. Farms make a significant contribution to the local tax base and have been found in several cost of service studies to demand less in services than they pay in taxes compared to residences (1). Farms maintain open space which provides the community with beautiful landscapes and recreational land.
work to help producers meet their goals and enhance dairy farm
profitability to maintain a strong dairy industry in the region.
This program is supported by Cornell University and the Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations of Broome, Chemung, Cortland, Tioga, Onondaga & Tompkins Counties
The South Central New York Dairy & Field Crops is supported, in part, by county Cornell Cooperative Extensions including: Broome, Chemung, Cortland, Onondaga, Tioga and Tompkins Counties.
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Last updated January 6, 2017