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Read about Farm Happenings in the Small Farms Quarterly

Looking for ‘how-to’ articles about farming, and the latest tools, tips and research? Read our Spring edition of the seasonal Small Farms Quarterly magazine.

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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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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 ourĀ 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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Farm Insurance Flash Poll: We Want to Hear From You

Most of us carry insurance for our home, vehicles and property. Not all of us consider insurance for our farm businesses, products or value added enterprises. In fact, many of you have shared challenges with finding insurance for parts of your business. This flash poll is to help us understand more about the unmet needs … Read More

Alfalfa-Grass Forage Trials Improve Choices for Farmers & Cows

The addition of alfalfa to dairy forage can support healthy milk production. However, because alfalfa relies on temperature to grow rather than day length like grass, it can be challenging to know what varieties to plant in our region that will translate into the perfect mix of forage for New York dairy cows. The Northern … Read More

CALS Team Promotes Adoption of Onion IPM Program to Fight Pests, Cut Chemical Sprays

The value of the onion crop in New York state is between $40 and $50 million annually, but that figure is threatened by the predation of onion thrips. Onions are a high value vegetable crop that can only be grown on specific nutrient-rich soils, with the potential to make a grower up to $6,000 per … Read More