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Dairy Farms: Transition to Separated Manure Solids for Animal Bedding

The Gathering Barn, 14369 Country Route 145, Sackets Harbor NY

Dairy Farms: Thinking about converting from sand to separated solids bedding? April 3 workshop.

The *online* meeting is free and open to the public^. Register for a zoom link, here.

The  *in-person* version of this meeting is free but seats are intended for dairy farmers, SWCD, CCE, NRCS, TSP, etc. agents interested in helping these farmers make the best decision for their farm.

9:00 am Refreshments
9:30 am Welcome / Introductions
-->Justin Bach, Jefferson County Soil & Water
-->Jenifer Wightman, Cornell
10:00 am Separators and farm infrastructure for solids + liquids
-->Ken Van Syke, Farmer/Pikeside Ag Machinery
10:45 am Cow Health (sand vs. solid bedding)
-->Lindsay Ferlito, CCE North Country Regional Ag Team
11:30 am Farm Panel (sand vs solids bedding)
-->Doug Shelmidine, Sheland Farms (Adams, NY)
-->Jon Patterson, Patterson Farm (Auburn, NY)
-->Dale Stein, Stein Farms (LeRoy, NY) & NYS Soil & Water Conservation Committee
12:15 pm Lunch: hosted by Delta Keeney of Windswept Meadows
1:00 pm P-Index 2.0 & Comparing sand vs. solids bedding
-->Justin Bach, Jefferson County Soil & Water
-->Kirsten Workman, Pro-Dairy
1:30 pm Funding Panel
--> Facilitated by Mike Durant, Lewis County Soil & Water
--> NYS Department of Ag and Markets: Greg Albrecht
--> USDA-NRCS: Thomas Pratt
--> USDA-FSA: Mary Jane Scoville
2:00 pm Q & A opportunity with funding panel Mix and Match funding ops.


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