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New! Stories of Farmer Veterans

This clip introduces farmer veteran John Lemondes, and Elly’s Acres Farm, a sheep farm in Jamesville, NY. Elly’s Acres specializes in pasture raised lamb, fine wool and pelts…

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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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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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Growing Woodland Mushrooms?

We’re busy developing new online training modules, planning tools and gearing up to offer you one-on-one support. Learn about upcoming opportunities and resources. Click here.!

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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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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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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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Register for Our First Crop of 2018 Online Courses: Jan 15 – Feb 23

Ring in the new year with our exciting and educational online courses! Click the links for further information, including registration. BF 102: Markets and Profits Have an idea for a farm enterprise but not sure if it’s feasible? This course will help you explore the potential markets and profitability of your ideas, picking up where … Read More

SFP Program Workshops at 2018 Empire State Producers Expo

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting several program workshops at the 2018 Empire State Producers Expo, January 16-18, in Syracuse, NY. We hope to see you there! Emerging Markets: Profitable Log-Grown Shiitake Mushrooms  The Cornell Small Farms Program will present a workshop on how woodland-cultivated shiitake mushrooms have come to be a leader in … Read More

Seeking New Markets? Join us for “Baskets to Pallets”

2 day Training helps farmers develop new relationships with scale-appropriate wholesale buyers Are you looking to diversify sales beyond the farmers market, CSA and farm stand? Food hubs, grocery stores, restaurants and cooperatives are looking for your products to meet growing consumer demand for local and sustainably produced food.  Yet, doing successful business with wholesale buyers requires … Read More