Technology for Grazing Dairies: Webinar Announced

Cornell Cooperative Extension's SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program, together with the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program, presents a webinar about technology for grazing dairies on October 4th from 12-1:00 pm.

Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program, present Dr. Stacey Hamilton from the University of Missouri Extension

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Are you interested in grazing, an experienced grazier, or just fascinated by new technology? Join CCE and DGA on October 6th, 2023 from 12pm to 1pm, for a webinar to discover the PaddockTrac technology! This technology is still under testing, but is a promising tool for future data-driven pasture management.

Participants will learn how PaddockTrac, developed by Dr. Stacey Hamilton and Ryan Lock at the University of Missouri, has the potential to unleash the power of data-driven pasture management to boost productivity and say goodbye to the guesswork in grazing strategy. This innovative sensor, mounted on your ATV, automatically measures forage height, growth rates, and pasture cover. A Bluetooth-enabled sensor connects to a smartphone app for real-time data analysis, ranks your paddocks, and provides actionable insights to make proactive decisions.

In this webinar, Dr. Stacey Hamilton will give a 30-minute presentation on how this tool works, why this technology was developed, and where it is going. We will have an extensive Q&A session, allowing participants to have an open space to ask questions and share their experiences.

This webinar is free and open to anyone interested in grazing. Participants will receive the Zoom webinar URL after their registration is confirmed. To register, visit If you have any questions, would like to register over the phone, or require accommodations, please contact Camila Lage at (607) 422-6788 or

SWNYDLFC is a partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben counties. Their team includes Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management and Team Leader (716-640-0522); Camila Lage, Dairy Management (607-422-6788); Katelyn Miller, Field Crops (716-640-2047) and Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844). CCE is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.