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Contact information for each of the team members is listed below for your convenience.  Feel welcome to contact one of these specialist if you have specific questions related to their expertise or if you wish to inquire about services the team can provide you or your farm. 

Mike Stanyard

Mike Stanyard

Team Leader, Field Crops
Areas of Interest: Crop Production & Storage, Insect, Disease and Weed Management
p. 585-764-8452       e.

Ali Nafchi

Ali Nafchi

Precision Ag
p. 585-313-6197       e.

Jodi Letham

Jodi Putman

Field Crops Specialist
Areas of Interest:Forage Management, Nutrient Management and Soil Health & Fertility
p. 585-208-8209       e.

Margaret Quaassdorff

Margaret Quaassdorff

Areas of Interest: Calf Care, Forage Management, Dairy Skills Training Programs and Animal Health
p. 585-405-2567       e.

Libby Eiholzer

Bilingual Dairy
Areas of Interest: Employee Management, On-farm Training & Meeting Facilitation, and Document Translation
p. 607-793-4847       e.

John Hanchar

Farm Business Management
Areas of Interest: Economic Analysis, Farm Financial Management Education, and Family Business Transition
p. 585-233-9249

Joan Sinclair Petzen

Farm Business Management
Areas of Interest: Financial Analysis, Taxes, Business Succession Planning, and Managing & Motivating Employees
p. 716-378-5267       e.

Nancy Glazier

Small Farms
Areas of Interest: Grazing, Production, Management, and Marketing to Enhance the Viability of Family Farms
p. 585-315-7746       e.

Brandie Waite

Brandie Waite

Administrative Assistant
Areas of Interest: Monthly Newsletter, Conference Coordination & Registration, and Administrative Support
p. 585-343-3040 x138      e.

Tim Terry 2

Tim Terry

Harvest New York    
Areas of Interest:Strategic Planning, Profit Teams, Ag and CAFO Engineering    
p. 585-689-9163       e.


College of Agriculture & Life Sciences' PRO-DAIRY program.

Educational programs and individual assistance cover a wide area of best management practices and as well as farm business management. For dairy farms, a bilingual dairy specialist provides producers with employee training and human resource facilitation in Spanish. Educational and support venues range from individual farm management team meetings and troubleshooting to multi-day classroom and hands-on training, and from ongoing farmer group discussion meetings to thematic day-long symposia. Through field demonstrations and applied research, team specialists help the regions producers to evaluate up and coming practices and technologies.

The Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops is supported, in part, by county Cornell Cooperative Extensions including: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates Counties.

Last updated October 15, 2019