Summer Social
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Social

NY FarmNet and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team have partnered to bring local farmers and farm families together this August at a Summer Social. The event is free and family-friendly, and provides an opportunity for local farmers to socialize as well as get updates from Cornell University Dairy Professors and the SCNY Dairy Team, and learn more about how NY FarmNet provides assistance to farmers. 

Thursday, August 2 from 1-4:30 pm
Cornell University Vet School Teaching Dairy
225 Tulip Tree Drive, Ithaca, NY
(across from the Vet School on campus, NOT in Harford!)

Farmers and farm families can:

  • Tour the Cornell Vet School Teaching Dairy
  • Learn about resources available to them
  • Enjoy Cornell Dairy Ice Cream
  • Learn about the Team and Campus Research Updates at the Dairy Breakout
  • Hear from NY FarmNet’s farmer panel
  • Tour Stocking Hall, where Cornell Ice Cream is made from the Teaching Dairy’s milk

Throughout the afternoon, kid’s activities and a resource fair of agri-service organizations will be available.  Parking at the Teaching Barn is free; parking passes/carpooling from the Teaching Dairy to Stocking Hall will be provided.  For more information, contact Betsy Hicks at 607.391.2673 or  Updates and schedule for the event can be found on the SCNY Team page at

Registration is requested by July 27 to make sure we have enough ice cream, but walk-ins are welcome!  Feel free to come to whatever portion of the event you can make it to.  Contact Steph at 607.391.2662 or to let us know you’re coming.

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9:30 AM09:30

Stressful Times in Agriculture

A free seminar on recognizing and managing stress for farmers, farm families, and agri-service providers

Geneva Experiment Station, Jordan Hall
630 W North St., Geneva, NY


Learn about services available to farms, farm families, and agri-service providers. NY FarmNet will discuss how to manage personal and financial stress; NY Agricultural Mediation Program and NY Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health with join NY FarmNet for a panel discussion.

9:30 am Registration

10 am – Stressed?! What to Do About it with Erica Leubner of NY FarmNet

11:30 am Lunch

12 pm Round table with NY FarmNet, NYCenter for Ag Medicine & Health,
            and NY Ag  Mediation Program: What we do and how we can help

1:30 pm Managing the Farm Business in Challenging Times with Dan Welch of NY FarmNet

2:30 pm Closing remarks & networking

NY FarmNet, NYCAMH, and NYSAMP will be available following the program

Hosted by Sen. Pamela Helming, NY FarmNet, and NY Farm Bureau


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5:30 PM17:30

FarmNet Annual Meeting, Nov. 8, 2017

Join New York FarmNet as we celebrate New York's farmers!

Reception with cash bar: 5:30 pm
Dinner and program: 6:30 pm

Hear from three FarmNet beginning farm families:

  • All Bright Dairy, Attica - Josh & Katie Carpenter
  • Brooks Farm, Marion - April & Andy Brooks
  • Right Angle Farm, Marathon - John Tillotson

Contact Kate Downes with any questions regarding the annual meeting.

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