participants listening to and speaking with presenters and tradeshow vendors

Catskill Regional Ag Conference

2020 Conference – Thursday, January 9

(Registration requested by January 3)

The conference is hosted in Farrell Hall at SUNY Delhi and features multiple learning tracks to chose from.  The conference also features an event luncheon with key note speaker and a tradeshow featuring local agri-service providers. There is a great turn-out of about 150 people.  Many look forward to this event each January where they can come and learn about timely topics in the industry. We hope you will join us.

2020 Conference Information



Effective Ventilation for Dairy Cows & Calves

Dan McFarland, Penn State University

Heat Stress Abatement Techniques for Dairy Cattle

Dan McFarland, Penn State University

Big Changes to New York Farm Employment Laws

Richard Stup, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development




Mob or Rotational Grazing: An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Eric Billman, USDA-Agricultural Research Service

Pasture Management: The Balancing Act

Titus Martin, ACES Grazing Specialist, USDA-NRCS

Livestock Fly IPM

Ken Wise, NYS Extension IPM Specialist



Can Livestock Self-Select Nourishing Diets and Self Medicate?

Dr. Fred Provenza, Utah State University

Winter Livestock Feeding Strategies

Rich Toebe, CCE & Joe Evans, Sheep Farmer

Transgenerational Linkages to Landscapes

Dr. Fred Provenza, Utah State University


Looking to Diversify Your Product Offerings? Say “I Do” to Cut Flowers.

Rebecca Sadlowski, ROOTED Flower Farm

Tarping for Weed Control

Crystal Stewart, Vegetable Specialist, ENY Horticulture Team

Pests to Watch for in 2020

Teresa Rusinek, Vegetable Specialist, ENY Horticulture Team

Luncheon & Tradeshow

Featured Speaker, Dr. Fred Provenza, Professor emeritus, Utah State University will present Let Feed and Food be Our Medicine: The health of soil, plants, animals, people, and the planet is linked with plant phytochemical diversity. Dr. Provenza will show how livestock health is enhanced when they forage on phytochemically rich landscapes, but reduced when they forage on low-diversity pastures or eat high-grain rations in feedlots. This concept will be further explored in the context of our human diet. In summary, Dr. Provenza will explain how palates link soil and plants with livestock and human health.




For more information, contact Dale Dewing

WAP Issue Leader, Nutrient Manager

(607) 865-7090