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The Small Farms Program is involved in a diverse array of projects intended to build the capacity of small-scale farmers across New York State. The projects listed to the left are in addition to the Small Farm Quarterly magazine that we publish in cooperation with Country Folks. We issue a bimonthly electronic newsletter called the “Small Farms Update” which summarizes Small Farm news, events, resources and grants. Check our Events page for upcoming classes, workshops and trainings, and look for our Guides and Publications in our Resources section.

Past Projects

In the last couple years, we’ve hosted various projects that produced useful resources. ¬†Although the two projects below aren’t currently being offered, we wanted to make sure they remained accessible!

Telling Better Stories: Journalism Training for Small Farm Educators
On April 11th, 2013, the Cornell Small Farms Program hosted a training for agriculture educators, service providers, and farmers seeking to become better story tellers.  The training provided professional journalism instruction on how to fine-tune interview skills, use style appropriately, find reliable facts and sources efficiently, develop engaging narratives, take better photographs and create podcasts. Access videos, handouts, and PowerPoints from the workshop here. Visit the Story Share page for articles and photos submitted by attendees.

Small Farm Grants Program
In 2012, the Cornell Small Farms Program awarded $3-5,000 grants to organizations in New York that presented compelling projects serving and supporting small farms. Four proposals were selected. An additional project to support a small dairy field day series summer, 2012 was also funded. Learn more about the Small Farm Grants Program and previously funded projects here.