Cornell Small Farms Program Update

Message from the Editor It happens every year, and always surprises me.  Last summer, just after the first long, soaking rain of summer, I walked out to the garden to see a carpet of slugs feasting on a tattered array of succulent green stems that were once peppers, basil and hearty greens.  I went straight … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Program Update

Message from the Editor 2014 has been declared the International Year of the Family Farm by the Food and Agriculture Organization. The IYFF “aims to focus world attention on family and smallscale farming for its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development.” … Read More

2013 Archive Small Farms Bi-Monthly Update

Our Small Farms Bi-Monthly Update brings you small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities, other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone at vws7@cornell.edu. Sign … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Program Update

Message from the Managing Editor Happy 2014! I’ve been advised by older relatives that as we age, time speeds up, and the years pass more quickly.  This was especially true for me last August when our first child, Julian, was born.  I thought nearly 3 months of being disconnected from work and the outside world … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Program Update

Message from the Editor Greetings from the Cornell Small Farm Program!  We have wonderful news to share. Our family has just grown by one wee bit. Violet Stone and her partner Joshua Pezet are now proud parents of a beautiful baby boy. We wish them all the best as they transition into their new roles. … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Program Update

Message from the Managing Editor Happy Summer!  Here on the agriculture quad, students have left for summer internships, faculty and technicians are in the fields doing research, and the campus gardens are the most lively place to be! This Spring we hosted a writing workshop for farmers and agriculture educators called “Telling Better Stories.”  Over … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Program Update

Message from the Managing Editor Happy Spring!  As I write this message, it’s still cold enough outside to put the large pot of leftover stew that won’t fit in the fridge on the porch overnight.  While some might complain about the lingering cold weather, most of the farmers I know are grateful for the time … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Program Update

Message from the Managing Editor Happy New Year! I hope many of you are getting some rest and enjoying looking through seed catalogues or planning for new infrastructure. With so much extreme weather the past two years (flooding followed by spring temperature fluctuation and then summer drought), now is the time to think through your … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Program Update- Fall 2012

Happy Fall! Is your kitchen getting foggy with steam rising from scalding ripe tomatoes? One of my favorite childhood memories of Fall is spending time in the kitchen with my mother and sisters boiling apples to crank through our hand-operated applesauce maker. The warm, sweet aroma of applesauce permeated the air and the heat rising … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Program Update- Summer 2012

Message from the Managing Editor Happy Summer!  I’m always surprised by the speed of lush growth this time of year, especially with the rain and bouts of early warm weather we had in the Northeast.  Before I know it, I’ll be humming the lyrics to my favorite song from the musical, Oklahoma: “The corn is … Read More

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