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Cornell Small Farms Program Update Fall 2017

From the Editor While Fall might feel like the end of the year for many farmers, in some cultures it is seen as the “New Year.” In some senses, after the long hard work of the season, with hay bales and canned tomatoes stored for the coming winter, it makes sense to start over, begin … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Update Spring 2017

From the Editor The spring brings renewal – and the promise of a productive year ahead for farmers. We ease into the season with excitement and some caution, wondering if early killing frosts or too much or too little rain will make our lives difficult. Despite all the unknowns, we’ve experienced all the possibilities before, … Read More

2016 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 Update Winter 2017

From the Editor: Regardless of your social, political, and religious views, as a farmer you belong to agroup that is a small minority of the US workforce. And as we all know, farming isnot a job, but a lifestyle. When there is not a clock-in and clock-out time, and whenthe farm needs rise and fall … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Program Update

From the Editor After a long dry season, many farmers will relish the cooler and (hopefully) wetter weeks ahead. Even through we are still in a drought, I can’t help but feel some relief seeing dew on the pasture grasses and fog rising from the fields each morning. It’s a start. The 2016 growing season … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Update Spring 2016

Message from the Editor We’ve been blessed with a milder winter in most of the Northeast, after two brutal ones. All three of these years set records for extreme weather, indicating that we are in for changes and challenges to agriculture over the coming years and decades.   Adapting to change, innovating, and responding to surprises are … Read More

2015 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 Update Winter 2016

Greetings!  Winter is a wonderful time to refine your farm plans, expand your skills and meet other farmers in your area.  We at the Small Farm Program have several projects and opportunities to help farmers gear up for future seasons. Please do visit our webpage and sign up for our Small Farms Update to get … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Update Fall 2015

Message from the Editor The growing season has largely come and gone, and now famers around the region move into a new phase: getting ready for winter. This can mean processing the harvest, rolling up hose and row cover, and shoring up buildings, water, and animal infrastructure for the long cold months ahead. Alongside this … Read More

Cornell Small Farms Program Update

Message from the Editor It’s with great pleasure that I take the reins of the Quarterly, a paper I have enjoyed reading over the years as my wife and I have explored and started our own small farm. I’ve also always enjoyed writing, having first been passionate about short stories and creative writing in high … Read More

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