|Veterans in Agriculture
The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce that we have been awarded a 3-year grant from the USDA’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP) that will enable us to provide new support services for military veterans seeking to farm. Read more….
Are you interested in exploring food hubs, restaurants, and grocery stores? This project, titled “Baskets to Pallets: Preparing Small and Mid-Size Farmers to Enter Food Hubs, Cooperatives, Restaurants and Groceries” will provide trainings to equip educators and farmers with the skills and resources to successfully market to larger venues. Read more…
|Northeast Beginning Farmers Project
This project offers 12 online courses, a “Plan Your Farm” hub with self guided tutorials, production videos, a service provider directory, and much more! Head over to the “Northeast Beginning Farmer Project” website to explore.
|NY Small Farm Summits
The Small Farm Summits are opportunities for farmers, educators and small farm advocates to gather across NY and prioritize emerging issues and opportunities that will strengthen the small farm sector. The next Summit is scheduled for 2016. Read more….
Simply described, agroforestry is the intentional integration of trees & forests with agriculturally productive systems. Cornell has worked extensively on specific cropping systems including forest mushroom cultivation, tree sap & syrups, and silvopasture. Read more…
The above projects 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.