Resource Spotlight

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New! Campus to Farm Guide

Are you interested in university and extension research that is applicable to your small farm? This guide highlights everything from fruit to forestry projects led by Cornell faculty and educators around the state. Click here to view the Guide.

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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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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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Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium Oct 3-4

The hands-on activities Friday will start with a tour of the Cornell Sheep Farm in Harford NY and an explanation of ongoing research and management.  Dr. Mary Smith, DVM, will conduct a necropsy demonstration covering goat and sheep anatomy and what to look for to determine an animal’s cause of death.  She’ll demonstrate proper tubing … Read More

New Orchard Management Video

The Small Farms Program has released its first orchard management video! Ian Merwin, professor emeritus in Cornell University’s Dept of Horticulture and owner of Black Diamond Farm, demonstrates the art and science of shaping the form of apple trees in “Black Diamond Farm – Pruning and Training Apple Trees.” Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDl-rfxWfIA

Barn Foundation Problems?

Are you the owner of an old empty dairy barn? Have you noticed some deterioration on the hill side of the foundation? When the cows left they took their heat with them, making room for freeze-thaw cycles that can wreak havoc on an old building. Learn what you can do about it with “Barn Foundation … Read More

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