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Are You a Farmer Seeking New Markets?

Are You a Farmer Seeking New Markets? Start Selling to Food Hubs, Groceries, Restaurants and Cooperatives Are you looking to diversify sales beyond the farmers market, CSA and farm stand?    Food hubs, grocery stores, restaurants and cooperatives are looking for your products to meet growing consumer demand for local and sustainably-grown food.  Yet, doing successful … Read More

Food Safety Plans for Artisan Food Processors

Food Safety Plans for Artisan Food Processors, December 5-6, 2016 Crowne Plaza, White Plains NY Spaces are still available for this course designed to provide a hands-on, practical approach to developing food safety plans for your artisan/farmstead operation! It is targeted to those who need help setting up a Food Safety System in their facility. … Read More

Kreher’s Farm Approved for On the Job Training

The Small Farms Program is very happy to announce that Kreher’s Farm has been approved by the Division of Veterans Affairs to be the first farm in New York state to offer on-the-job farm training (OJT) to military veterans. The On the Job training program allows veterans to use their Military Housing Allowance through the … Read More

Effective Marketing for the Busy Farmer (BF 201)

Most of us go into farming with the thought of making some – or all – of our livelihood through the sale of what we make or grow. As you grow your operation to provide more of your family’s income, having a carefully planned marketing strategy becomes more critical.   Completion of this online course … Read More

VETERAN TRAININGS IN AGROFORESTRY

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

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