Best Management Practices for New High Tunnel Growers

This program is targeted for commercial growers new to high tunnels but all who are interested in improving their crop yield, quality, and profitability by using high tunnels are welcome. Topics include site selection & structural considerations, crop & variety selection, cultural management, disease management, and an experienced grower panel. NRCS cooperating farms are particularly … Read More

Federal Programs Guide

NCAT’s new publication, “Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities,” is a one-stop guide with details about federal programs and how to apply for them. The publication provides descriptions, eligibility, and application requirements for nearly 70 individual programs. Download the guide for free at!

SARE Translates Popular Resources into Spanish

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) has announced the release of Spanish translations of some of its most popular resources. Here’s what’s available: ¿Qué es la Agricultura Sustentable? (What is Sustainable Agriculture?) Avicultura Rentable (Profitable Poultry) 25 Años de SARE (25 Years of SARE) Estrategias Económico-Am bientales en la Crianza de Cerdos (Profitable Pork). Find … Read More

Outdoor Pig Listserv

Raise Pigs Outdoors? Join the Outdoorpig listserve! Northeast producers of pigs raised outside or on pasture can ask questions of other producers, learn about relevant events, and buy and sell pigs on the outdoorpig listserve. To join, simply send an email to: and type the word “join” in the body of the message. Once … Read More

Student Loan Repayment Program Now Available for Young Farmers

Are you a young farmer or know a young farmer with outstanding student loans? The Young Farmers Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program may be able to help. Through the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, the Young Farmers Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program is offered to encourage recent college graduates to pursue careers in farming in … Read More

The Fall Quarterly is Now Available!

The Fall edition of the Small Farm Quarterly has been released!  Read up on CSAs and wholesale marketing, hay storage and grazing cycles, finding the perfect tractor and breeding the perfect goat at        

Veterans in Ag Summit Registration Open

Are you a veteran farming in New York State, or an organization serving farmer veterans? The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce an interactive meeting just for you — the NY Veterans in Agriculture Summit will take place on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 from 9:00am – 3:30pm at the NYS State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. About the Veterans in … Read More

From Recipe to Market: A seminar for future food entrepreneurs

Is your recipe ready to go to market? If your goal is to launch a specialty food business, then this program is for you.  Bob Weybright, an Extension Agricultural Development Specialist with the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture program, will present this one-day seminar providing future food entrepreneurs with instruction in food business basics and … Read More

Training for NE Beginning Farmer Service Providers, Oct 27-29

This year’s conference, Re-strategizing with advanced BF’s: Supporting scale-up and farm investment decision making, will be at the CenturyHouse in Albany, NY from October 27-29th, 2014. This train-the-trainer conference will help you deepen your skills in supporting advanced beginning farmers and connect you with a BF service provider network that reaches across the Northeast. We will offer intensive workshops on Credit Readiness, Farm Financial Analysis, … Read More

Pawpaw Production Workshop

Have you ever thought of growing pawpaws? Pawpaw is a native fruit with a tropical-like flavor that has been described as a cross between a banana, mango and pineapple. They are rarely found in markets because the fruit is damaged easily when ripe. Steve Gabriel from the Cornell Small Farms Program and owner of Wellspring … Read More

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