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ANNIE’S PROJECT: Risk Management for Farm Women

Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Broome County Presents:  ANNIE’S PROJECT: Risk Management for Farm Women Thursdays, starting October 6th 5:30-9pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County   Do YOU want to increase your knowledge and professional skills in agricultural risk management through goal setting, networking among farm colleagues and industry professionals to meet goals, and discovering their … Read More

Baskets or Pallets for Farmer Veterans: Scaling up to meet your market channel

Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering Baskets or Pallets for Farmer Veterans: Scaling up to meet your market channel, Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM at Genesee Community College Arcade Campus October 4 through November 8, 2016. To aide in hands-on learning two field trips have been arranged to accompany the Tuesday in classroom trainings. The first … Read More

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: New York State Farm to School Program

The second round of funding is available through New York’s Farm to School Program. The program helps school districts across New York State establish stronger relationships with local growers and producers and increase their use of homegrown specialty crops. $500,000 in grants is available for projects that help Kindergarten through Grade 12 schools buy and … Read More

2-day Tractor Training Intensive with Shane LaBrake in the Hudson Valley

Increasing production on the farm can often require investments in equipment to improve labor efficiency. Are you a farmer who is interested in scaling up farm production through investment in your first tractor or upgrading to a bigger piece of equipment? The Cornell Small Farms Program will be hosting a two-day workshop for farmers in … Read More

New Video about our Online Small Farm Courses Starting SOON

We’ve posted a new video about our online small farm courses: Upcoming classes starting SOON include Poultry Production, Intro to Quickbooks, and Farm Woodlot Management! POULTRY PRODUCTION (BF 130): Thinking of getting started raising chickens, turkeys, or ducks? Take a 6-week online Poultry Production course through the Cornell Small Farms Program and learn how to produce … Read More

USDA Designates 15 Counties in New York as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Pennsylvania

On Aug. 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated 15 counties in New York as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by a recent drought: Cayuga Monroe Steuben Chemung Niagara Tioga Erie Ontario Tompkins Genesee Schuyler Wyoming Livingston Seneca Yates All qualified farm operators in the designated areas are eligible for … Read More

Open Registration for Small Farm Online Courses

The Cornell Small Farms Program announces open registration for its 2016-2017 season of Small Farm Online Courses building the technical and business skills of farmers. Expert farmers and extension educators guide students through the latest research-based information to help improve efficiency and increase profit on small farms. Students connect with other farmers, work on farm … Read More

Pork Cutting Workshop

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 9:00am 4:00pm Want to learn about various cuts of pork? Looking to be more confident when selling your meat cuts? Wondering how to get the most return on investment for your product? CCE Harvest New York and SUNY Cobleskill invite pork producers to hone their skills in a one-day Pork Cutting Seminar … Read More

Workshop on Grantmanship for Non-Professionals

Grantmanship for Non-Professionals will be the topic of the workshop sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Otsego County on August 22, 2016 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown, NY. Master Gardeners have recruited the expertise of Stacey Grady and Barbara Hein of Springbrook for the workshop. … Read More

Funding to Address Climate Change Impact on US Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $8.4 million in available funding to study and develop new approaches for the agriculture sector to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. The funding is available through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which … Read More

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