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Wanted: Aspiring Dairy Farmers, Dairy Master Graziers for NY Dairy Grazing Apprentice Program

Cornell Small Dairy Support Specialist Fay Benson is recruiting participants for the New York edition of the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program, the groundbreaking, nationally-recognized apprenticeship program for the agricultural industry. Modeled after apprenticeship programs such as those for developing a highly skilled level of experience for new plumbers and electricians, the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, or … Read More

Health Insurance in Agriculture Survey

How does health insurance affect farmers and ranchers? Help influence rural health policy in upcoming survey Farmers and ranchers: How does health insurance affect you? Help influence rural health policy by participating in an upcoming USDA funded survey. Your responses will help researchers understand how health-insurance policy affects farmers’ and ranchers’ decisions to invest, expand, … Read More

Reduced Tillage Webinar Series

Calling All Farmers! Learn about Reduced Tillage for your Organic Vegetable Farms The series is free, but registration is important. Michigan State University is teaming up with Cornell University and the University of Maine to offer a 3-part webinar to share the latest research on reduced tillage for organic production and learn about the practices, … Read More

Small Farm and Homestead Expo

NYS IPM Position open: Livestock and Field Crops Coordinator

The New York State IPM Program is searching for a Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator. An M.S. or Ph.D. (preferred) is required in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, agronomy, animal science, general agriculture or a closely related field; and the candidate must have experience in extension. The position is 80% extension and 20% research, and … Read More

Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Application

Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), a national nonprofit organization that assists military veterans embarking on careers in agriculture, has announced that the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund will begin accepting applications February 1 for the 2017 award cycle. The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is the largest grant program in the country that provides direct assistance to veterans in … Read More

Position Announcement: Beginning Farmers Project Coordinator

Join the Cornell Small Farms Program Team! We are looking for a passionate, dedicated coordinator for the Northeast Beginning Farmers Project. The Cornell Small Farm Program (SFP) engages in research and extension projects and collaborations that support and enhance the viability of small farms in New York. This Coordinator will support the Northeast Beginning Farmers … Read More

Sign Up for Beginning Farmer Online Classes Starting the Week of February 27

Learn to take care of business, grow veggies and oyster mushrooms, extend your season with high tunnels, improve your marketing efforts, enhance your grazing practices, and start a beekeeping enterprise with our suite of online courses. Sign up by January 26 and save $25 on tuition! http://www.nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/annual-calendar-of-courses/ The Cornell Small Farms Program offers over twenty … Read More

Learn about Climate Smart Farming, Maple Syrup, Sheep, and more!

Learn about Climate Smart Farming, Maple Syrup Production, Holistic Financial Planning, Vegetable Production, and more during our upcoming farming courses starting January 16. Sign up by December 16 and save $50 on tuition! http://www.nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/annual-calendar-of-courses/ The Cornell Small Farms Program offers over twenty courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. Students connect with … Read More

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

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