Can Your Farm Survive Another Year of Low Milk Prices?
Historically, dairy prices are high for one year and low for two years, with the highs and lows getting more extreme. However, farmers are now headed for a third year of low milk prices. Can you and your farm survive it? Cornell Cooperative Extension is gathering some experts to create a strategic plan to make sure you do.
Cornell will hold an open discussion on “The Future of Milk Markets and How to Develop an Economic Plan” with a professor of agricultural economics and a senior member of the Cornell Pro Dairy Program.
The discussion is this Thursday, January 12th from 11 to 2 p.m. It's free and open to all farmers. The meeting is in Ballston Spa, but CCE has arranged to be a satellite location and will stream the program live at their Oriskany Street location. While it's free, you do have to make reservations. Do so by calling Marylynn Collins at 315-736-3394 extension 132. Registration begins at 10:30.
About the speakers:
Dr. Andrew Novakovic, is the E. V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Dr. Novakovic co-chairs the National Dairy Markets and Policy Program. Because of his research and expertise, he is sought after for advice by decision-makers in the dairy industry and government
Jason Karzses is a Senior Extension Associate that works with dairy farmers across the state. His extension research and teaching focuses on understanding business performance and the importance of profit growth to the long-term success of dairy farms. Jason is respected in New York and beyond for his insight and in-depth understanding of dairy farms and what they need to be profitable.