Corn Silage Harvest Workshop




September 9, 2015

The South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team of Cornell Cooperative Extension is holding a Corn Silage Harvest Workshop on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at Sleeper Ridge, 796 Ridge Rd, Horseheads, NY, 14845

Topics include:

-Target Dry Matter for Harvest
-Kernel Processing and Chop Length
-Packing Tractors & Fill Rate
-Managing Shrink

Live Demonstrations for:
-Determining Packing Weight Needed
-Bunk Density
-Kernel Processing
-Updates on Current Conditions

Presenters include Tom Zorn of Cows Come First, and Janice Degni and Betsy Hicks of the SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, Cornell Cooperative Extension. Come early and bring 3-4 stalks of your corn (label fields) to be chipped and dried down for dry matters. Some farms may have already started chopping, so real time data on dry matters and conditions will be available!

Please park by the shop. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. There is no cost for the event, but RSVP’s are requested for refreshments. To register, call Jen Atkinson at 607.753.5078 or email For any questions, contact Betsy Hicks at 607.753.5213 or email at