|Veterans in Agriculture
This project offers resources and training events for military veterans in New York State who are pursuing careers in agriculture. Head over to the “Northeast Beginning Farmer Project” website to explore.
|Baskets to Pallets: Preparing Small and Mid-scale Farmers to Enter Food Hubs, Restaurants & Groceries
The Baskets to Pallets Project equips ag service providers and farmers with the knowledge and resources needed to successfully enter new wholesale markets. Read more…
|Reduced Tillage in Vegetables
Reduced tillage practices are important for building soil health. Successful strategies can take many forms. This project works to help growers at diverse scales reduce tillage while managing vegetable production systems that build better soils. 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.