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Read about Farm Happenings in the Small Farms Quarterly

Looking for ‘how-to’ articles about farming, and the latest tools, tips and research? Read our Spring edition of the seasonal Small Farms Quarterly magazine.

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New! Future of the Livestock Industry

Livestock production has a huge potential for growth in New York with markets available and hungry local foods consumers. Click here to read this brand new report.

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Starting a Farm?

Do you need help turning your farm dream into action? The self-guided tutorials in our “Plan Your Farm Hub” walk you through drafting the foundation for your business plan. Visit the Plan Your Farm Hub.

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Funding Opportunities

Looking for grants and loans? Be sure to check out the new webinar presentation Free Money? for tips to help you find a good fit for your farm financing needs!

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Video: Climbing the Ladder to Ag Management (Spanish)

This clip introduces Sergio Rosario who is a professional grafter and business owner of an orchard in western New York. Subtitled in English.

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Starting a log-grown shiitake enterprise?

Walk through our short lessons to learn about critical aspects of planning for a viable shiitake business. Click here!

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Programs for Farmer Veterans

Veterans often encounter unique obstacles when considering entering into farming. Read about the resources and training we’re offering to military veterans at our Farm Ops page.

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Reduced Tillage and Soil Health

This project works to help vegetable growers integrate practices that work on their own farm. We do field research, partner with farmers and extension educators, and aim to build a network of growers to share experience. Click here.

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Five Simple Steps to Improve Biosecurity Around Livestock

By Mary Kate Wheeler Now that we’re on the verge of summer, some farms may start to see an increase in foot traffic. Dairy farms receive regular visits from feed dealers, nutritionists, veterinarians, and other agricultural service providers, not to mention the milk truck. Livestock producers may open their doors to the public for farm … Read More

Heat or Drought: Which is the Main Driver of Crop Yields in a Changing Climate?

Increasing temperatures and weather volatility are expected to have a substantial impact on crop yields in the coming decades. Adaptable solutions are necessary to ensure the future of food production and of farming as a profitable venture. Whether yield loss will be mainly driven from dry conditions or increased temperatures has, so far, remained uncertain. … Read More

New Book on Wild Honeybee Biology Can Help Small-Scale Beekeepers Build Resilient Hives

A new book by a Cornell University professor illustrates the fascinating and previously little-known biology of wild honeybees, and details management strategies for small-scale beekeepers in a changing world. “The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild,” by Thomas Seeley, is currently the No. 1 best seller in entomology … Read More