Upcoming BF Service Provider Webinars

Are you looking to deepen your skills in support of beginning farmers? Don’t miss these two free webinars for service providers offered this April! Pre-registration is required and you need to register for each webinar separately. Valuing time and muscle – Working with beginning farmers in labor record keeping THURSDAY April 17th, 2014 from 12:00 … Read More

Spring 2014 Small Farm Quarterly Has Arrived!

  Are you looking for ways to farm profitably without getting bigger? Do you like to read about families who are living a good life on a small farm? Are you looking for new ideas, tips and resources to help you reach your farm and family goals? If so, you’ll enjoy Small Farm Quarterly. It’s for … Read More

Sustainable Farm Energy: 2014 Virtual Tours Start April 4th

Are you looking to stabilize rising fuel and energy costs on your farm or homestead?  Are you seeking more sustainable sources of energy?  In this upcoming four-part webinar series, you’ll meet an organic vegetable farmer, grape grower & winemaker, sunflower & biodiesel producer, and pastured livestock farmer who will lead you through a virtual tour … Read More

Small Farmers: Is it Time to Add a Bigger Market?

Statewide meeting March 24th features farmers’ perspectives on food hubs, grocery stores, restaurants & more…. The practice of direct-marketing — selling products face-to-face via farmers markets, CSA’s or farm stands — has traditionally been attractive to small farmers because it cuts out the ‘middle man’, leaving all the revenue in the farmers’ pocket.  It can … Read More

Rescheduled: NY Small Farms Summit for March 24th

Due to heavy snow and freezing rain forecast across upstate New York, the 2014 NY Small Farms Summit, Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell, is rescheduled for March 24th. If you were previously registered for this event and still plan to attend, please complete a new registration form. Are you currently selling through … Read More

ATTENTION: Small Farms Summit Postponed

This year’s annual Small Farms Summit,  Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell, scheduled for March 12th, 2014 from 9:30am – 3:30pm has been postponed due to potentially hazardous weather conditions. Because a large proportion of our attendees are farmers from rural regions, the “vulcan” snowstorm that is predicted to hit New York will make it … Read More

Walk-Ins Welcome at Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference

NOFA-NY’s 3rd Annual Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY  March 7, 2014 Registration: 8:00-9:00am Keynote Speaker Gary Zimmer, president of Midwestern BioAg, will discuss how to build healthy sustainable soils for your farm. Recognized around the world for his commitment to improving farming through building healthy soils, Gary has spoken to farmers and agribusiness professionals all across … Read More

Find Farming Jobs!

The Cornell Small Farms Program Bi-Monthly update is a great resource for finding funding, farm jobs, and new tools that you can use on your farm! Check out the excerpt from our latest update below and visit our archive of updates for an extensive listing of opportunities. Career Opportunities: Farm Manager Position- North Salem, NY … Read More

NY Small Farms Summit: Wayne Cty Site Added!

We are pleased to announce a new host site location for the 2014 NY Small Farms Summit. If you are located in the Fingerlakes Region, you can now attend the program, Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell, at the Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Newark, NY. Are you currently selling through … Read More

Last Call! Where do YOU Sell? Survey closes soon

Thank you to the 450 farmers that have taken this survey! Since responses are still pouring in, we have extended the deadline to Wednesday, February 26th to give you a few more days to give input! Are you a Small Farmer? Where do YOU sell? Take this Survey to ID Small Farm Marketing Trends Are … Read More

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