Student Loan Repayment Program Now Available for Young Farmers

Are you a young farmer or know a young farmer with outstanding student loans? The Young Farmers Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program may be able to help. Through the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, the Young Farmers Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program is offered to encourage recent college graduates to pursue careers in farming in … Read More

The Fall Quarterly is Now Available!

The Fall edition of the Small Farm Quarterly has been released!  Read up on CSAs and wholesale marketing, hay storage and grazing cycles, finding the perfect tractor and breeding the perfect goat at        

Veterans in Ag Summit Registration Open

Are you a veteran farming in New York State, or an organization serving farmer veterans? The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce an interactive meeting just for you — the NY Veterans in Agriculture Summit will take place on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 from 9:00am – 3:30pm at the NYS State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. About the Veterans in … Read More

From Recipe to Market: A seminar for future food entrepreneurs

Is your recipe ready to go to market? If your goal is to launch a specialty food business, then this program is for you.  Bob Weybright, an Extension Agricultural Development Specialist with the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture program, will present this one-day seminar providing future food entrepreneurs with instruction in food business basics and … Read More

Training for NE Beginning Farmer Service Providers, Oct 27-29

This year’s conference, Re-strategizing with advanced BF’s: Supporting scale-up and farm investment decision making, will be at the CenturyHouse in Albany, NY from October 27-29th, 2014. This train-the-trainer conference will help you deepen your skills in supporting advanced beginning farmers and connect you with a BF service provider network that reaches across the Northeast. We will offer intensive workshops on Credit Readiness, Farm Financial Analysis, … Read More

Pawpaw Production Workshop

Have you ever thought of growing pawpaws? Pawpaw is a native fruit with a tropical-like flavor that has been described as a cross between a banana, mango and pineapple. They are rarely found in markets because the fruit is damaged easily when ripe. Steve Gabriel from the Cornell Small Farms Program and owner of Wellspring … Read More

Margin Protection Program for Dairy Webinar

Dairy farmers can learn more about the USDA margin protection program (MPP-Dairy) during a webinar through Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County. The first session will run from 10am – 12pm, the second from 1-3pm, and the final from 7-9pm. The goal is to introduce the MPP-Dairy program to dairy farmers and explain how it works … Read More

Certification Trainings for Beef Quality Assurance

There will be 9 BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) certification trainings available through out New York in October (1 in September). Our goal is to certify or re-certify 100 producers. There will be a drawing for a $250 gift certificate to use at your veterinary clinic and 2  bags of minerals.  Thanks to Boehringer Ingelheim and Kent Feeds … Read More

Hands-on Mozzarella Class

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County will offer a cheese workshop at Trinity Valley farm store and bakery for anyone interested in learning to make cheese at home. This is a “hands on” workshop; we will break up into teams of two and each team will make a batch of cheese during the workshop, lead … Read More

Farmer Landowner Match Program

Are you looking for farmland to start a new operation, or for land to diversify and expand an existing farm? If so, the Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) has a program tailored just for you. It is the Farmer Landowner Match Program, an initiative that connects landowners seeking to have their land farmed with farmers seeking … Read More

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