Resource Spotlight

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New! Log-Based Shiitake Cultivation

This guide introduces the principals of shiitake cultivation. It combines insights gathered from professional growers, on-farm trial and university based research all within the Northeast US. Click here to view the Guide.

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Small Farm Quarterly

Are you looking for ways to farm profitably without getting bigger? Do you like to read about families who are living a good life on a small farm? If so, you’ll enjoy Small Farm Quarterly. Read online or subscribe by mail!

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Looking for Funding?

An increasing number of grant & loan programs are available to farmers. If you’re exploring how to finance your farm, be sure to check out our extensive library of funding opportunities! Click here!

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On-Farm Poultry Slaughter Guidelines

Do you process less than 1000 poultry/year on your farm? Have you had difficulty getting liability insurance because your birds aren’t processed in an inspected facility? This Guide is for you!

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Pure Catskills encourages consumers to buy local through a Guide advertising farmers markets, restaurants and CSA’s selling local food.  Photo provided by Pure Catskills

Wholesale Marketing Resources

Interested in transitioning into wholesale marketing? Check out the Wholesale section of our  Marketing page for an extensive list of wholesale resources.

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Help with Livestock Processing?

Need to locate a slaughterhouse? Want to learn about mobile slaughter units? Have questions about rules and regulations? Find answers at our new Livestock resource pages.

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SARE Translates Popular Resources into Spanish

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) has announced the release of Spanish translations of some of its most popular resources. Here’s what’s available: ¿Qué es la Agricultura Sustentable? (What is Sustainable Agriculture?) Avicultura Rentable (Profitable Poultry) 25 Años de SARE (25 Years of SARE) Estrategias Económico-Am bientales en la Crianza de Cerdos (Profitable Pork). Find … Read More

Outdoor Pig Listserv

Raise Pigs Outdoors? Join the Outdoorpig listserve! Northeast producers of pigs raised outside or on pasture can ask questions of other producers, learn about relevant events, and buy and sell pigs on the outdoorpig listserve. To join, simply send an email to: cce-outdoorpig-L-request@cornell.edu and type the word “join” in the body of the message. Once … Read More

Student Loan Repayment Program Now Available for Young Farmers

Are you a young farmer or know a young farmer with outstanding student loans? The Young Farmers Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program may be able to help. Through the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, the Young Farmers Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program is offered to encourage recent college graduates to pursue careers in farming in … Read More