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The William H Miner Agricultural Research Institute

Miner Outreach

Miner Institute is committed to its mission of research, education, and demonstration. Within the scope of that mission is community outreach. We aim to educate and inform the public about the agricultural industry and its role in our region, as well as its impact on the environment.

Farm Days for Fifth Graders

Miner Institute hosts Farm Days for 5th Graders generally during the first full week of June. Farm Days allows students the opportunity to observe agriculture in action. Our mission in this program is to help students become more aware of agriculture in our community and its impact on our daily lives.
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High School Chemistry Program

Students from local high schools come to Miner Institute for a series of workshops on understanding modeling water bodies, water quality, drinking water and river systems. The program complements the Regents chemistry curriculum.
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Annual Events at Miner Institute

Dairy Day

Dairy Day is held annually and focuses on timely topics relevant to the dairy industry. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Speakers include Miner Institute staff as well as industry professionals and educators from agriculture schools in the region.

Dairy Day 2017 Proceedings
Dairy Day 2016 Proceedings
Dairy Day 2015 Proceedings
Dairy Day 2014 Proceedings
Dairy Day 2013 Proceedings
Dairy Day 2012 Proceedings
Dairy Day 2011 Proceedings
Forage Management for Dry Cows

For more information, email Wanda Emerich


EquiDay is a daylong symposium on horse topics and an opportunity to launch the spring season in the North Country. EquiDay is held annually in March and is free and open to the public. Topics are diverse and feature Miner Institute staff as well as other industry experts.

Barn Fire Prevention
Disaster Preparedness

For more information, email Karen Lassell

Crop Congress

Crop Congress is held annually in February. It is an educational event that focuses on corn and forage crops. Speakers include Miner Institute staff as well as other industry experts. Local farmers as well as other industry professionals find this event to be beneficial.

Proceedings from Crop Congress 2017
Proceedings from Corn Congress 2016

Proceedings from Crop Congress 2014
Proceedings from Crop Congress 2013
Proceedings from Crop Congress 2012
Proceedings from Crop Congress 2011
Proceedings from Crop Congress 2010
Managing for Corn Silage Yield & Quality
Managing Corn for Silage from Seed to Silo
Nutrient Management on Dairy Farms

Dairy Management Tools

Miner Feeder Tools
Version 1
Version 2.1
Version 2.1 Metric

Time Budget Evaluator
Volume 2
Volume 3