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Cornell Small Farms offer Statewide Agroforestry Trainings for Veterans in 2017 The Cornell Small Farms Program, with support from New York State and the USDA, announces three trainings in agroforestry this coming Winter and Spring to support Veterans looking to get into agricultural production. Agroforestry includes farming practices that combine trees and forests with crop … Read More

BF 231: Improved Grazing Management – an online course from the Cornell Small Farms Program!

Grazing is more than simply turning livestock out onto a green “warehouse” and hoping for the best. With sound grazing management, you can reduce your workload, keep your animals happier and healthier, and improve the overall productivity and profitability of your farm. Well-managed grazing systems also provide greater environmental benefits and enhance habitat for many … Read More

NYS’s first on-the-job training program for military veterans to become farmers

The New York Division of Veteran’s Affairs has approved Kreher’s Poultry Farm in Clarence, New York, as the state’s first on-the-job training program for military veterans to become farmers! The Oct. 10 approval was obtained via the Farm Ops initiative of the Cornell Small Farms Program and the Farmer Veteran Coalition. For more information, check out … Read More

BF 122: Berry Production – an online course from the Cornell Small Farms Program!

Thinking about adding berries to the farm? Growing strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and other berries is scalable and economical. Learn all about it during our 6-week online course starting November 8. This course will help you consider all the aspects of this decision, from varieties and site selection all the way through profit potential and marketing. … Read More

The Small Farm Quarterly Fall 2016 Issue is Out!

The Fall 2016 issue of Small Farm Quarterly has recently been released! Check out 16 informative articles discussing topics ranging from hazelnut trees to breweries. Download the PDF version or read the Quarterly online here! Want more? Check out our SFQ archived issues.

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

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