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Need to know how to produce food in an urban area? How to properly kill and prepare a poultry carcass for sale? Looking for University research applicable to your small farm? Our wide selection of “How-to” Guides tell you everything you need to know! If you’re interested in browsing the guides online, check out the portals for three of our most popular guides:

Guide to Farming in NY
Our most popular resource, this Guide contains fact sheets on everything from finding land to financing an operation, regulations on marketing and processing, and tax benefits of farming.

Guide to Urban Farming in NYS
A series of fact sheets to guide farmers producing food in urban centers and on the urban fringe.   Topics include site contamination, soil renovation, rooftop farming, urban livestock, farming with neighbors, and much more!

On-Farm Poultry Slaughter Guidelines 
Do you process less than 1000 poultry/year on your farm? Have you had difficulty getting liability insurance because your birds aren’t processed in an inspected facility?  Designed to complement a hands-on training in how to properly kill and prepare a poultry carcass for sale.

 

Looking for a guide that isn’t listed here? Visit our Resource Portal to download PDF versions of a variety of guides on direct marketing, small farm energy innovation, and small farm research and extension projects, among others.