Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists Discuss Key Considerations for Caring for Cattle in the Heat with this Free Online Learning Opportunity
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest and Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Programs, with Cornell PRO-DAIRY, would like to invite dairy producers and employees across the state to join a free webinar focused on heat stress in dairy cattle. This virtual learning opportunity will be offered in English on Tuesday, July 21st and in Spanish on Wednesday, July 22nd. Both will be held at 12:30pm
The recent heat wave has been felt by humans and cows alike. Heat stress is an important management consideration for the health, profitability, and efficiency of a herd. The upcoming webinars will share information on key indicators of heat stress in dairy cattle and strategies dairy producers can use on their farms to mitigate its effects.
The English speaking webinar will be led by Alycia Drwencke and Margaret Quaassdorff, both Dairy Management Specialists with Cornell Cooperative Extension. The Spanish speaking webinar will be led by Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Both webinars will be moderated by Kathy Barrett, with the Cornell PRO-DAIRY program.
For more information about the heat stress webinars, contact Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management Specialist, at 517-416-0386 or email@example.com. No registration is needed. To join the English webinar visit: https://tinyurl.com/ycqa8w35. For the Spanish webinar visit: https://tinyurl.com/yd7o9edg.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program specialists are here to help provide research-based resources and support during this challenging time. Their team of four specialists includes Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522 or firstname.lastname@example.org); Joshua Putman, Field Crops (716-490-5572 or email@example.com); Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management (517-416-0386 or firstname.lastname@example.org); and Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844 or email@example.com). While specialists are working remotely at this time, they are still offering consultations via phone, text, email, videoconferencing, and mail along with socially distanced site visits. They are also providing weekly updates with timely resources and connections via email and hardcopy and virtual programming. For more information, or to be added to their notification list, contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader, at 716-640-0522, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website swnydlfc.cornell.edu.
The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program is the newest Cornell Cooperative Extension regional program and covers Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben Counties. The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops regional specialists work with Cornell faculty and Extension educators to address the issues that influence the agricultural industry in New York by offering educational programming and research based information to agricultural producers, growers, and agribusinesses in the Southwestern New York Region. 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.