In celebration of June Dairy Month, Cornell Cooperative Extension Franklin County is excited to offer an educational farm tour of Adventure Dairy owned and operated by Gerry and Korin Oakes of Bombay, NY. This beautiful free stall dairy recently completed expansion construction to accommodate 275 Holstein dairy cows. Tours will also include visits to the heifer raising facility and milking parlor. The Franklin County Dairy Princess will give out free ice cream sundae’s compliments of Stewarts. Open to the public.


Cow Comfort Workshop

  • Monday, December 9, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Tie Stalls - Cow Comfort Workshop

Date: 12/9/19

Location: CCE Jefferson County, 203 N Hamilton St, Watertown NY 

Featured Speaker

Dan McFarland, Penn State

Dan McFarlandis known for his research surrounding heat stress abatement techniques and stall, barn and ventilation design.

Each course is $10 pre-registration or $15 the day of the program. This low program fee is only possible because of the generous support of the NY Farm Viability Institute.

Freestalls - Event Cancelled 12/6/19

The Cow Comfort Workshops are an educational program for farmers, employees, and agriservice professionals who work directly with dairy cows. The workshops will cover economics of improving cow comfort, stall design and management, stocking density, heat abatement, and effects of cow comfort on production.

Two separate sessions will be held: one to focus on freestall cow comfort and one to focus on tie stall cow comfort. Each session will include anon-farm portion where attendees walk through a facility assessment.

Each Cow Comfort Workshop is a day-long program held from 9:30 am to 3 pm. The program will be held in the classroom and on farm with a combination of presentations, farm walk-throughs, and discussion.

Freestall Cow Comfort Workshop

Featured Speaker

Rick Grant, PhD, President of Miner Institute

Dr. Grant is well-known for his research surrounding stocking density and time budgets for dairy cattle.




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1049 State Route 11
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Last updated December 5, 2019