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Starting a Farm?

Do you need help turning your farm dream into action? The self-guided tutorials on our Northeast Beginning Farmers Project website walk you through drafting the foundation for your business plan. Visit the Plan Your Farm Hub.

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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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Looking for Events?

Field Days? Workshops? Conferences? Our brand new events calendar lets you search by region, so you can find events in your own community. 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 our Northeast Beginning Farmers Project Website

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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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Now Available: Baskets to Pallets Teaching Manual

The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the new Baskets to Pallets Teaching Manual (1st Edition).  The 16 lesson plans in the Manual are intended for an audience of small and mid-scale farmers in New York and the Northeast, who have been primarily direct marketing, but who are seeking to explore wholesale markets — specifically groceries, food … Read More

AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area Grant

  The long-term goal of the AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area is to tackle critical water issues by developing both regional systems for the sustainable use and reuse, flow and management of water, and at the watershed and farm scales, water issues focused on production and environmental sustainability efforts. Project types supported within this … Read More

AMS Organic Certification Cost Share Programs: Application Available

  The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Organic Certification Cost Share Programs Fiscal Year 2016 Request for Applications is now available. Two organic certification cost share programs are offered in 2016, which assist certified organic operations in defraying the costs associated with organic certification. The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program provides $10.7 million of assistance and is … Read More