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Aspiring Urban Farmer Workshop for Veterans in Brooklyn, NY

Are you a Military Veteran interested in Urban Farming? Attend a day long workshop for aspiring farmers! The workshop will kick off at Brooklyn Grange where you will get your hands in the soil working alongside the crew. Followed by a guided tour of the Union Square Greenmarket. The day will be tied up by sharing … Read More

Bans on the apple industry’s go-to thinning chemical, carbaryl, by retailers such as Whole Foods Markets have prompted New York apple producers, CCE educators and Cornell researchers to team up to examine a mechanical blossom thinning alternative to carbaryl

This article was featured in the Summer 2017 Quarterly. by RJ Anderson For optimal yield and fruit quality, apple growers in the United States have long relied on chemical solutions to generate spring blossom thinning to promote the growth of larger, higher-quality fruit by giving them less competition for carbohydrate. However, in the last couple of … Read More

The National ROPS Rebate Program: A Lifesaving Initiative Just for Farmers

This article was featured in the Summer 2017 Quarterly. By Pam Tinc, Senior Research Coordinator Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety: Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing In June 2010, New York Farm Bureau member David Huse was returning home after a day of mowing hay on a friend’s farm when he was struck by an … Read More

Farm Succession Planning in Vermont Shines Light for a New Generation of Farmers

This article was featured in the Summer 2017 Quarterly. By Rachel Carter “I want to die with my boots on,” a New England farmer stated in a focus group held by the American Farmland Trust and Land For Good, to study U.S. Census of Agriculture data on retiring farmers and future plans for the farms. According … Read More

Securing a Labor Force at Sweetland Farm

This article was featured in the Summer 2017 Quarterly. by Elizabeth Henderson Early in 2016, Evangeline Sarat at Sweetland Farm, in Trumansburg, NY, announced that she would paying wages to her employees at the Tompkins County living wage level.  Evangeline explained, “For me, it is very pin pointed: if my employees work, they should make a … Read More

Business Obstacles Successful Farmers Overcome

This article was featured in the Summer 2017 Quarterly. By John Lavelle In my prior three articles, we discussed estate tax implications of large land ownership, business succession issues in farming operations, and the tax benefits of conservation easements.  Now let’s discuss something completely different: the day-to-day issues all business owners must cope with, but that … Read More

Baskets or Pallets: Vegetable Grading and Packaging

Baskets or Pallets: Vegetable Grading and Packaging Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering a series of field days to aide in understanding how to determine quality and grade of agricultural products. These sessions are designed to prepare farms in NY, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets. It will be held at Ernest Girod’s Farm … Read More

Small Farms Summer Webinar Series Presents: Is Your Farm Business Structured for Success?

The Cornell Small Farms Program Summer Webinar Presents: Is Your Farm Business Structured for Success? on Wed. July 19, from 12-1pm. For decades, farmers have relied on the CSA model and farmers’ markets to retail their produce and finance their farm operations. In recent years, farmers have anecdotally expressed that they are increasingly competing with farms, stores, … Read More

Baskets or Pallets – Log Grown Mushroom Production, Harvest & Marketing

On Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering a series of field days to aide in understanding how to determine quality and grade of agricultural products. These sessions are designed to prepare farms in NY, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets. The session will be at Toad Song … Read More

The Summer 2017 Quarterly is Here!

Check out the latest round of articles featured in our Quarterly here.

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