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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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Closing Soon! Online Farming Courses for Everyone

Interactive 5-7-week courses connect you to the information and people you need to start a successful farm business or diversify your farm. Click here to view the course catalogue.

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Read about Farm Happenings in the Small Farm Quarterly

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

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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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CALS Contemplates the Role of Drones in Agriculture

Recognizing the needs of the modern farmer, The Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,  has called together a task force dedicated to engaging multiple departments in digital agriculture. The digital ag initiative refers to using data systems to optimize food production and, finding technological solutions for farming problems. Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA) … Read More

Labor Ready Project Offering Two Upcoming Events

The Cornell Small Farms Program’s “Labor Ready Farmer” project works to ensure that new farmers and advancing employees in our region can access high-quality information, supportive networks and proven tactics essential to effective management of labor. These efforts support new farmers scaling up and Latino agricultural employees to move up the ladder of management on existing … Read More

New Resources Available for Refugee Farmers in New York

Are you working with refugees in agriculture? This past year, the Cornell Small Farms Program developed new resources for refugee farmers and the agricultural service providers who support refugee communities. A key barrier refugee beginning farmers encounter when seeking resources is language. In Central NY, one of the largest refugee farming communities speaks “Karen,” a … Read More