Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County aims to sustain and enhance economical agriculture production by developing and sharing science-based knowledge and resources for agricultural operations in the Sullivan Catskills.
New and existing ag production methods are changing each year, and CCE Sullivan can educate local farmers and producers to stay relevant on production pertaining to livestock, dairy, poultry, crops, and more.
Last updated February 19, 2018
The USDA Farm Service Agency has released updates for the 2014 Farm Bill and the Program Signups for Fruit, Vegetable, and Livestock Farmers begin on April 15, 2014. Please note the TAP (Tree Assistance Program) 2014 sheet is not available yet so below is the 2013 version.
DairyCast, www.dairycast.com, is a website clearing house with presentations and audio files of industry and university specialists on dairy topics. A good presentation on silage management from Dr. Limin Kung, University of Delaware, can be found at this link, and audio file click here.
The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce a new " On-Farm Poultry Slaughter Guide.". Designed to complement a hands-on training in how to properly harvest and prepare a poultry carcass for sale, this guide focuses on the critical points for producing a product that is safe to eat.
This 28-page guide contains sections on the 1000-bird limit exemption, where you can legally sell your birds under this exemption, labeling requirements, sanitary operating procedures and more. It includes several appendices, such as a sample flock record log and a questionnaire that your insurance company may use to assess your knowledge of safe poultry processing practices.
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