Sustainable Farm Energy: 2014 Virtual Tours Start April 4th

Are you looking to stabilize rising fuel and energy costs on your farm or homestead?  Are you seeking more sustainable sources of energy?  In this upcoming four-part webinar series, you’ll meet an organic vegetable farmer, grape grower & winemaker, sunflower & biodiesel producer, and pastured livestock farmer who will lead you through a virtual tour … Read More

Small Farmers: Is it Time to Add a Bigger Market?

Statewide meeting March 24th features farmers’ perspectives on food hubs, grocery stores, restaurants & more…. The practice of direct-marketing — selling products face-to-face via farmers markets, CSA’s or farm stands — has traditionally been attractive to small farmers because it cuts out the ‘middle man’, leaving all the revenue in the farmers’ pocket.  It can … Read More

Rescheduled: NY Small Farms Summit for March 24th

Due to heavy snow and freezing rain forecast across upstate New York, the 2014 NY Small Farms Summit, Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell, is rescheduled for March 24th. If you were previously registered for this event and still plan to attend, please complete a new registration form. Are you currently selling through … Read More

NY Small Farms Summit: Wayne Cty Site Added!

We are pleased to announce a new host site location for the 2014 NY Small Farms Summit. If you are located in the Fingerlakes Region, you can now attend the program, Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell, at the Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Newark, NY. Are you currently selling through … Read More

Last Call! Where do YOU Sell? Survey closes soon

Thank you to the 450 farmers that have taken this survey! Since responses are still pouring in, we have extended the deadline to Wednesday, February 26th to give you a few more days to give input! Are you a Small Farmer? Where do YOU sell? Take this Survey to ID Small Farm Marketing Trends Are … Read More

Register Now for “Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell”

Are you currently selling through a farmers’ market, csa, u-pick, or road-side stand? How well is it working? Direct-marketing can offer the satisfaction of a personal relationship with the customer, but wearing the ‘marketing hat’ has the disadvantage of consuming lots of time and energy. In recent years, a variety of new wholesale markets such … Read More

Small Farmer Survey: Where do YOU sell?

Are you satisfied with your current marketing strategy?  Looking for new or better ways to sell your products?  The Cornell Small Farms Program is seeking farmer input to better understand small farm marketing trends via an online survey.  This survey will take 8 – 14 minutes and is primarily for small and mid-sized farmers.       Take the … Read More

Help us make more Small Farm Videos!

Nearly a million people have watched the videos on our YouTube channel demonstrating how successful small farmers grow food. Now you can help the excellent videographer behind these clips, Peter Carroll Productions, produce more videos by contributing to his Indiegogo campaign  “Small Farm Videos: Learn How Successful Small Farms Produce Good Food.” He has uncut footage of all … Read More

“Campus to Farm Guide” Brings Cornell Ag Research to Your Doorstep

As a small farmer, finding the time to look up the latest agriculture research and extension projects unfolding on the Cornell University campus can be a challenge, especially during the growing season.  Yet, while you’re putting in long hours in the fields, faculty, staff and extension at the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life … Read More

Avoiding Summer Risks on Pasture

Small Dairy Educator Fay Benson and the South Central Dairy Team have scheduled three pasture walks designed to show how New York Farmers are using management practices to to mitigate summer challenges..  Farmers who graze their livestock know that May and June are the best months for grazing in the Northeast. Grazing is still good for … Read More

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