Skip to main content

menu

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

2014 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 Editor Happy New Year!  As I write this message, delicate ice formations decorate the window and the pines outside are swaying gracefully in a swirl of snowflakes.  As I checked the weather report this morning to find out how much snow this storm is expected to bring, I was not surprised to … Read More

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 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

More »