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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

Third Annual Finger Lakes Permaculture Tour Weekend

August 26, 27, and 28, 2016 Screening of INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective Auburn Public Theater,  Auburn, N.Y.:  Friday 8/19, Saturday 8/20, Wednesday 8/24 (time tba) Art and Mission Theatre,  Binghamton, N.Y.: Monday 8/22 at 7 p.m. Press Bay Alley, 108 State St., Ithaca, N.Y. : Friday 8/26 at 8 p.m. Admission to Press Bay Alley … Read More

NYS IPM Climate & Weather Conference: August 15

With all the talk about climate change you might be wondering how it will affect food production, pests, and even landscapes – and what you can do about it. The 2nd Annual IPM Conference can help!  Climate, Weather, Data: Protecting Our Crops and Landscapes will be held on August 15, starting at 9:00 AM. A wide variety of … Read More

ProFarmer Program – Informational Open House

Saturday, August 6th from 3pm to 6pm Farmers interested in applying to the ProFarmer program are invited to visit the Farm Hub: *   Program Informational Session and Q&A with Farm Hub teaching staff *   Walking tour of the farm *   Conversation with current ProFarmers *   Light refreshments To register please contact Sara Katz: or … Read More

Hot Topic Grower Meetings – August 3-4

Regional horticulture and crops specialists will be meeting with open field, greenhouse and high tunnel growers on August 3rd and 4th. Meeting will be held at the following places: August 3 at 6:30 pm at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, 2043B Route 68, Canton, NY August 4 at 6:30 pm at the Cornell Willsboro Research … Read More

Heroic Food Farm Boot Camp

Beginning Farmer Training Workshop for Veterans August 12-14, 2016 Day One: Part 1 Sustainable Farming Overview: what you need to know to start and run a farm enterprise or business, Part 2 Farm Squad “deploys” to work on local mentor farms that need your help! Day Two: Part 1 Introduction to Soil Health and Vegetable Production, … Read More

ProFarmer Program Applications Now Available

The ProFarmer Program is a multi-year, residential training program in Hurley, NY, for those with farming experience who aspire to obtain professional farm management positions or own and operate their own farm enterprises in the Hudson Valley. ProFarmer trainees are full-time, year-round employees of the Farm Hub and are offered the option of on-farm housing. We … Read More

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