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Learn to Farm Online This Winter From NE Beginning Farmer Project!

Winter is a great time for farmers to rest, slow down the pace, and build new skills for the coming growing season. The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the winter roster of online courses available through its Northeast Beginning Farmer Project. These courses help farmers learn from the latest research-based education. Since 2006, the program has … Read More

Cultivating Customers Webinar: Using the internet to Drive Farm Sales

A commonsense approach to using the internet to drive sales at farmers markets for busy farmers. We’ll plan a marketing system to help market your farm through the growing season. Peppered with stories of how successful farmers use these techniques. Simon Huntley brings 10 years of experience working with farms on their technology and marketing … Read More

Restoration Agriculture Lecture – Mark Shepard on profitable ecological farming

October 19th, 2015 7-9 pm 9 Training Center Ln, New Hampton, NY 10958 Mark Shepard has transformed a 106 acre degraded Wisconsin corn field into a diverse silvopasture system that mimics the ecological functions of a savannah without sacrificing productivity and profitability. In this lecture, you will learn about important ways to improve modern farming … Read More

Log Grown Mushrooms Now Official Crop in New York

ITHACA, NY – The Cornell Small Farms Program announces a new development in the emerging log-grown mushroom industry; New York State has officially designated “actively managed log-grown woodland mushrooms” within the meaning of the term “crops, livestock and livestock products,” for purposes of provisions of law relating to agricultural districts. The bill, introduced by Bill Magee … Read More

Small Farms, New Markets: Fall Webinars Start 10/12

Fall Webinars Feature Livestock and Produce Farmers Are you looking to get your farm products into bigger markets?  Local food is in high demand, but with so many possible avenues — grocery stores, food hubs, restaurants, cooperatives — to name a few, it’s not always easy to know which new market will be the best … Read More

Cover Crop and Reduced Tillage Workshop for Organic Vegetable Growers

On October 16th, a cover crop workshop targeted for small scale vegetable producers is being held at USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Speakers from NRCS, Cornell University, and Kings Agriseeds will be in attendance. You will have the chance to observe multiple cover crop plots and a reduced tillage demonstration. For more information, check … Read More

NESAWG Scholarship deadline now extended to September 7 at midnight!

NESAWG is offering a limited number of scholarships to attend the 2015 It Takes a Region Conference. Those interested must submit an application no later than September 7, 2015 by midnight. If you apply for a scholarship, please wait until you find out whether you received a scholarship before you register for the conference. Recipients … Read More

Apply Now for New Farmer Profit Teams

Are you a beginning farmer in New York state who has been farming for at least three years? Is the farm business you manage at a crossroads, needing to improve efficiency, scale up, or make other major changes to achieve long-term viability? Do you need some decision support to improve profitability of the farm business after … Read More

Registration Now Open for Online Classes Through the Northeast Beginning Farmers Project!

Late Fall through Winter and early Spring is a great time for farmers to rest, slow down the frenetic pace (at least somewhat), and build new skills for the coming growing season. If you sign up for an online course through the Northeast Beginning Farmer Project, you don’t even need to leave your home to … Read More

Eastern NY Soil Health Field Day

Cornell Cooperative Extension in partnership with USDA NRCS, the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee, The Watershed Agricultural Council, and Schoharie Valley Farms will be hosting a Soil Health Field Day – Building Better Soils With Cover Crops, September 3, 2015 in farm fields at Fox Creek Park 495 N Main Street (State … Read More

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