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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 our 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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Cornell Hosts First “Digital Ag” Hackathon

For the first time ever, a Cornell Hackathon was devised to deal with agricultural issues. This event, which took place on March 1 and 2, combined departments across Cornell University including computer, food, animal, and agricultural science. Focusing on the growing need for increased food production, the hackathon addresses a looming global problem. “You have … Read More

A Discussion of African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice

Recently the Cornell Small Farms Program welcomed Leah Penniman to campus to lead a seminar describing her work, as well as her newly published book, “Farming While Black.” Farmer, educator, food justice activist, and now writer, Leah does it all. Well known in the NY farming community, as the co-founding of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY, Leah has been an … Read More

New Roadmap Focuses on Soil Health in New York

In a collaborative effort between the New York Soil Health Initiative and Cornell University, a new plan has been rolled out to help guide the adoption of soil health practices in New York State. This new program, titled the New York Soil Health Roadmap, was written to address sustainability in food production through innovation in … Read More