Cornell PRO-DAIRY, NEDPA, NYFB and Farm Credit East announce a new CAFO Roadshow in cooperation with the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Markets, and USDA-NRCS. This series of four seminars to be held in November across NYS will focus on ways for farmers to do an even better job of preventing runoff and water well problems and to learn more about what may be in the new CAFO permit to address these issues.
All CAFO-permitted farms are recommended (and farms of all sizes are encouraged) to attend one of the informational sessions to learn more about the current issues and ideas as well as the possible direction of CAFO requirements in the future. Advance registration is required for attendance to ensure the locations can accommodate everyone. Please see deadlines below for each event. Space could be limited in some locations, so please register early.
Registration is being handled centrally and the individual locations will not be able to register you for this event, so please DO NOT call the host locations to register.
Register online at (http://nyfb.informz.net/NYFB/event.asp?eid=7BB238BE-77BE-48A9-AA96-3EECC29F852C) or call New York Farm Bureau at 1-800-342-4143, ask for Jessica Lopez and be prepared to provide details of who is attending and which event you will be participating in.
Dates and locations:
Central NY—Monday, Nov. 10, 10am-12:30pm: Sunnyside Farm Shop, 2231 Indian Field Road, Scipio Center, NY 13137. Registration deadline: Nov. 6 Western NY—Thursday, Nov. 13, 1-3:30pm: Noblehurst Farm Field House, 7955 York Road, Pavilion, NY 14525. Registration deadline: Nov. 11 Northern NY—Friday, Nov. 14, 10am-12:30pm: Jefferson County CCE, 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Registration deadline: Nov. 12 Eastern NY—Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1-3:30pm: Saratoga County CCE, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Registration deadline : Nov. 17
Welcome and setting the stage. Tonya Van Slyke, NEDPA, Kelly Young, NYFB or Karl Czymmek, Cornell PRO-DAIRY.
Winter 2014: reviewing conditions and runoff impacts. Jackie Lendrum, NYSDEC, K Czymmek.
Q and A with audience, what DEC does when there is a well contamination concern. J Lendrum, K Czymmek.
Review of wet weather spreading guidelines. K Czymmek.
Following the plan, revising the plan, who is responsible? Greg Albrecht, NYSDAM.
Where do we go from here? Considerations for the next CAFO Permit. J Lendrum.
Manure storage/transfer/treatment, NRCS standards, storage closure, etc. Peter Wright, NRCS.
Medium CAFOs: implementation deadline 6-31-14, are you there yet? J Lendrum.
200-299 cow farms, never permitted, and seeking termination: DEC experience with no discharge determination. J Lendrum.
New funding opportunity: Dairy Acceleration Program as a compliment to NRCS and SWCD programs.