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Register for Labor Roadshow VI 

November 9, 10, and 22

New York’s Ag Workforce Development Council (AWDC) is organizing Labor Roadshow VI. The event heads back out on the road with the following stops (plus an online option): 

  • November 9, 2022, Genesee Community College-Batavia Campus, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020-9704. Room T119 Lecture Hall, Conable Technology Building.
  • November 10, 2022, Cayuga‐Onondaga BOCES, 1879 West Genesee Street Rd, Auburn, NY 13021. Conference Room 1, 2, 3.
    • Online Option. On November 10, 2022 only, the event will be broadcast via Zoom for remote audiences and recorded for paid registrants to view later.
  • November 22, 2022, CCE Saratoga Auditorium, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

CLICK HERE to view the full agenda and to register!

Industry Leaders Honored at the 2022 Northeast Dairy Management Conference

2022 Richard Popp Memorial Leadership Award
John Noble of Noblehurst Farms

On day two of the NEDM Conference, NEDPA Director AJ Wormuth described the history of NEDPA’s Dick Popp Award and provided a heartfelt introduction of a mentor and 2022 recipient, John Noble of Noblehurst Farms.  

Thank you to Eileen Jensen of NYAAC for putting together a tribute video featuring family members Chris Noble, Sarah Noble-Moag, Rob Noble, mentees Tim Northrop and Jake Palladino, friends and fellow farmers Ron St. John and Sheldon Brown, NYS Ag and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball and Graduate School Dean Kathryn Boor of Cornell University.  CLICK HERE to view the tribute video

Congratulations, John! Thank you for your leadership in sustainability, innovation and for serving as a representative voice for the dairy industry on the CLCPA. 

Karl Czymmek Honored for Decades of Dedication to the New York Dairy Industry

 NEDPA, in partnership with PRO-DAIRY, recognized Karl Czymmek for two decades of leadership, research, and outreach on environmental sustainability and nutrient management work on behalf of NY’s dairy industry. Karl’s ability to work with farmers, researchers, and government agencies such as Ag & Markets and NYSDEC served as a valuable conduit to designing policy based on science and continuous improvement. Jon Greenwood provided a tribute to Karl’s leadership and Executive Director Tonya Van Slyke read on behalf of Meghan Hauser, who described Karl’s “brand” with these three words:

Communicate: Karl communicates effectively and meaningfully with people from all walks of life.

Collaborate: Karl’s respect for all people makes him a highly effective collaborator.

Committed: Karl believes in what he does. He has spent years throwing his heart and mind into thorny topics like nutrient management, air quality, the environment, water resources and many others, all on OUR behalf.

Thank you to the farmers, sponsors, dynamic speakers, agribusinesses, and our partners at Cornell PRO-DAIRY for a successful 2022 Northeast Dairy Management Conference!