Grain - Corn
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Grain crops are grown on over 40,000 acres in the seven-county area each year.


2018 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Monday, August 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed.  Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy.  

We will cover optimum harvest timing, kernel processing scoring, particle size, recent research on fiber digestibility, what effect this year's wet weather will have on fiber digestibility, bunker silo packing and optimal fermentation.  We'll also discuss late season leaf diseases that always crop up at the end of the season, weed control, and nitrogen management.  

Pre-registration is required up until the day before each meeting date.  Registration allows us to communicate any cancellations or changes in arrangements.  

To register call the Herkimer County Cooperative Extension office at 315.866.7920 or email or visit

  • Wednesday, August 22: Tissier Brothers, 559 Clover Rd, Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • Thursday, August 23: Woodlawn Dairy Farm, 201 Dugan Rd, Richfield Springs, NY 13439
  • Monday, August 27: Mead Farm, 244 Hilltop Rd, Sprakers, NY 12166
  • Tuesday, August 28: Johnson Farm LLC, 4995 State Highway 80, New Berlin, NY 13411
  • Wednesday, August 29: Welcome Stock Farm, 283 West River Rd, Schuylerville, NY 12871
  • Thursday, August 30: Morrisville State College, Arnold Fisher Dairy Complex, Eaton St, Morrisville, NY 13408

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Kevin Ganoe
Regional Field Crops Specialist