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Platform Connects Local Farms with Wholesale Buyers

FarmersWeb is an online platform connecting wholesale buyers with local farms and producers. Visit the website at https://www.farmersweb.com/ and use the code 13B55B94 to sign up for one month free! *The Cornell Small Farms Program does not favor any particular business, etc. We are just sharing this as a resource for people to explore and evaluate … Read More

Free Farm Training Program for Vets

Heroic Food Farm in Hudson, NY offers a tuition-free training program open to all military veterans! Trainees gain hands-on experience through apprenticeships with local mentor farmers, craftspeople and food entrepreneurs and benefit from workshops, short-courses and individualized support for life and career transitions. Learn more at http://heroicfood.org/program-overview/.

Going with the Grain: The Renaissance of NYS Grain Production

March 10th, 2015. 12pm to 2:20pm. Javits Center, NYC. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and Empire State Development are co-hosting the annual Farm to City Expo 2015 at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York. This discussion is a two panel forum featuring speakers from many ends of the … Read More

New survey for commercial forest mushroom growers seeks to catalog a rapidly growing industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2015 CONTACT: Steve Gabriel Agroforestry Specialist Cornell Small Farms Program sfg53@cornell.edu 607.342.2825 Cornell University, Ithaca NY — a new survey has been released by the Cornell Small Farms program to assess the current state and future prospects for active and beginning mushrooms growers in the temperate regions of North America. … Read More

New App for Strawberry and Peach Diseases

A Clemson fruit specialist and a computer software designer have teamed up to develop a smartphone tool to help strawberry and peach growers. “MyIPM” is the first smartphone app that provides critical disease information for growers to use in making management decisions. “Growers will be able to pick effective and safe fungicides for conventional and … Read More

Austrian Equipment Manufacturer Adding Excitement to NYCO Meetings

The New York Certified Organic meeting on February 10th has an exciting last-minute addition: Martin Wagner with Einboeck Farm Power will share his knowledge about new precision guided equipment which is “helping farmers renovate grasslands, cultivate crops, control weeds, and reduce the need for farm labor” according to a local organic grain grower and mill … Read More

New Support for Veterans and Advanced Beginning Farmers

The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce that we have been awarded a 3-year grant from the USDA’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP) that will enable us to provide new support services for military veterans seeking to farm, and for “advanced beginning” farmers who have 3-9 years of farming experience. Matching … Read More

BF 121: Veggie Farming Part 2 starts February 18th!

You do not need to have taken Veggie Farming Part 1 to sign up for this course. The course will take you from transplanting to harvest, including information on in-season fertility; integrated pest management including pest ID and control; weed control options; harvesting strategies; and tips for marketing your products. Be prepared to create an in-season … Read More

Berry Pest Workshop- March 4th

Growers of fall raspberries, mid-late season blueberries, and day-neutral strawberries can learn how to manage Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) at this upcoming workshop offered by the NYS Berry Growers Association. Registration is $25/person for NYSBGA members and $50/person for non-members. Register by February 25th at http://www.hort.cornell.edu/grower/nybga/. When: March 4, 2015 Where: Clarion Hotel, 8250 Park Rd., Batavia, … Read More

Year-Round High Tunnels Course

Sessions will be held on the second Sunday of each month, March through November, with a break in August. Each session will be held at a different farm, highlighting diverse production systems.  Host farmers and Cornell Cooperative Extension educators will address the full range of production and management issues including: soil fertility, pest and disease … Read More

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