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New! Future of the Livestock Industry

Livestock production has a huge potential for growth in New York with markets available and hungry local foods consumers. Click here to read this brand new report.

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Closing Soon! Online Farming Courses for Everyone

Interactive 5-7-week courses connect you to the information and people you need to start a successful farm business or diversify your farm. Click here to view the course catalogue.

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Read about Farm Happenings in the Small Farm Quarterly

Looking for ‘how-to’ articles about farming, and the latest tools, tips and research? Read our Fall edition of the seasonal Small Farm Quarterly magazine.

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Starting a Farm?

Do you need help turning your farm dream into action? The self-guided tutorials in our “Plan Your Farm Hub” walk you through drafting the foundation for your business plan. Visit the Plan Your Farm Hub.

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Funding Opportunities

Looking for grants and loans? Be sure to check out the new webinar presentation Free Money? for tips to help you find a good fit for your farm financing needs!

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Video: Climbing the Ladder to Ag Management (Spanish)

This clip introduces Sergio Rosario who is a professional grafter and business owner of an orchard in western New York. Subtitled in English.

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Starting a log-grown shiitake enterprise?

Walk through our short lessons to learn about critical aspects of planning for a viable shiitake business. Click here!

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Programs for Farmer Veterans

Veterans often encounter unique obstacles when considering entering into farming. Read about the resources and training we’re offering to military veterans at ourĀ Farm Ops page.

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Reduced Tillage and Soil Health

This project works to help vegetable growers integrate practices that work on their own farm. We do field research, partner with farmers and extension educators, and aim to build a network of growers to share experience. Click here.

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From Beekeeping to Business Planning: Register Now for Block Four Courses

The Cornell Small Farms Program’s 2018-2019 season of online courses is well underway, and it’s already time to register for our final block of courses! Register now to learn about business management, soil health, specialty mushrooms, beekeeping, business plans, high tunnels, and grazing. Courses fill up quickly and registration closes for block four in just … Read More

Save Money, Retain Valuable Staff and Increase On-Farm Efficiency

Time is valuable. Time is money. And time is of the essence at the height of the busy season! We know that the ability to manage people effectively is a critical skill for a successful farm business. An efficient crew can make or break the bottom line during harvest. So why not invest in your … Read More

Briquetting a Better, Burnable Cow Patty: Farmer Turns Livestock Waste into Fuel Source

A farmer recently completed a USDA Northeast SARE funded project to demonstrate a hydraulic press used to make fuel briquettes from manure and bedding. The machine, dubbed the “Biomass Beast” by its creator, Rose Marie Belforti, was built for $5,766 and produced briquettes at a rate of 90 dry pounds per hour for 3 cents … Read More