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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

Food Safety Plans for Artisan Food Processors

Food Safety Plans for Artisan Food Processors, December 5-6, 2016 Crowne Plaza, White Plains NY Spaces are still available for this course designed to provide a hands-on, practical approach to developing food safety plans for your artisan/farmstead operation! It is targeted to those who need help setting up a Food Safety System in their facility. … Read More

Kreher’s Farm Approved for On the Job Training

The Small Farms Program is very happy to announce that Kreher’s Farm has been approved by the Division of Veterans Affairs to be the first farm in New York state to offer on-the-job farm training (OJT) to military veterans. The On the Job training program allows veterans to use their Military Housing Allowance through the … Read More

Effective Marketing for the Busy Farmer (BF 201)

Most of us go into farming with the thought of making some – or all – of our livelihood through the sale of what we make or grow. As you grow your operation to provide more of your family’s income, having a carefully planned marketing strategy becomes more critical.   Completion of this online course … Read More

VETERAN TRAININGS IN AGROFORESTRY

Cornell Small Farms offer Statewide Agroforestry Trainings for Veterans in 2017 The Cornell Small Farms Program, with support from New York State and the USDA, announces three trainings in agroforestry this coming Winter and Spring to support Veterans looking to get into agricultural production. Agroforestry includes farming practices that combine trees and forests with crop … Read More

BF 231: Improved Grazing Management – an online course from the Cornell Small Farms Program!

Grazing is more than simply turning livestock out onto a green “warehouse” and hoping for the best. With sound grazing management, you can reduce your workload, keep your animals happier and healthier, and improve the overall productivity and profitability of your farm. Well-managed grazing systems also provide greater environmental benefits and enhance habitat for many … Read More

NYS’s first on-the-job training program for military veterans to become farmers

The New York Division of Veteran’s Affairs has approved Kreher’s Poultry Farm in Clarence, New York, as the state’s first on-the-job training program for military veterans to become farmers! The Oct. 10 approval was obtained via the Farm Ops initiative of the Cornell Small Farms Program and the Farmer Veteran Coalition. For more information, check out … Read More

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