Market Your Products on was started this spring to assist local farmers and producers with marketing their products online to their own local community. The website is a central posting board where farmers and producers are able to post, update and control their own advertisements, giving even the smallest producer a presence on the internet and allowing them … Read More

Where to Sell: CSA, Farmer’s Markets, or Wholesale?

On July 31st at 8 pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE) will host the second discussion in a series of new farmer workshops.  If you are a beginning farmer, come join us to learn about marketing options for your new farm business. CCE Erie Farm Business Management Educator, and beginning farmer, Megan Burley, … Read More

2 Upcoming Hops Events

There are two hops field days coming up in New York, one in Geneva and one in Oneonta. Hops Field Day at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York: Saturday, July 12, 2014. Hop growers, brewers, consultants, and industry personnel are invited to tour the hopyard and learn about the latest research … Read More

Sheep and Goats 101 Workshop

Have an interest in raising sheep or goats? “Sheep and Goats 101″ on June 24th is a great workshop to learn the basics and more. Located in Syracuse NY, the two hour workshop will cover terminology, breed selection, nutritional requirements, housing requirements, marketing and more! Gain information on how to get started, how to care … Read More

Eastern New York State Wool Pool – June 12-14

The fourth annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Producers Cooperative wool pool will be held June 12-14 at the Washington County Fairgrounds on State Rte 29 in Greenwich, New York. The pool hours will be 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. A large national wool buyer is offering sheep farmers from throughout New York and neighboring … Read More

Access to Capital: Food and Beverage Enterprises

Are you in the food, beverage or agricultural industry in New York State? On June 24th in Albany NY, attend a free conference and resource expo sponsored by The Federal Reserve Bank of NY, NY Empire State Development, and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. Hear from experts about: Which types of financing is most appropriate for … Read More


July 17-19 marks the return of Grasstravaganza! Last held in 2008, the conference will be take place at Morrisville State College and feature a trade show, soil health stations and presentations by national and local grazing and soil health experts. Among those in the speaker lineup are; Ray Archuleta, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) … Read More

Pre-proposals for Northeast SARE due June 19th

SARE, or Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, offers competitive grants to projects that explore and address key issues affecting the sustainability and future economic viability of agriculture. SARE offers funding for every sector of the farm community, from Farmer Grants to Research and Education Grants. Grants come in two sizes–large, multiyear projects ranging from $30,000 to … Read More

Funding Available to start a Dairy Profit Team

The New York Farm Viability Institute is now accepting applications from dairy farmers for grants to help start a Dairy Profit Team. A Profit Team is a group of professionals, selected by the farmer, who meet regularly to discuss that specific farm with the goal of making the business more successful. NYFVI can reimburse farmers … Read More

International Farmer-to-Farmer Program Seeking Applicants

Do you have skills in horticulture, sheep, goat or poultry production? Do you have experience in smaller scale field crop production systems, or processing, marketing or business skills geared toward small farms? Catholic Relief Services, one of the oldest and largest U.S. international humanitarian and development organizations, is looking for volunteers for all expenses paid … Read More

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