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Now Open! 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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The Fall Small Farm Quarterly is here!

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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Growing Woodland Mushrooms?

We’re busy developing new online training modules, planning tools and gearing up to offer you one-on-one support. Learn about upcoming opportunities and resources. 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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Podcast by Cornell Cooperative Extension Explores 2018 Harvests and NYS Impacts

New York farmers experienced a wet, then dry, then wet 2018 growing season that brought a number of challenges. How did those conditions affect the quantity, look and taste of apples, grapes, vegetables and other locally sourced products on grocery shelves and dinner tables? Answering that and other questions is the focus of the “Extension Out … Read More

Maple and Birch Tapping Research Responds to Variable Climate

The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has posted a research update with data to help maple and birch syrup producers respond to variable climate conditions. “Maple, and now birch, syrup producers are on the front lines of dealing with the effects of climate change and the variations that have increased the unpredictability of when … Read More

Edible Weeds from Farm to Market: Farmer Survey Responses Needed

Edible Weeds from Farm to Market is a Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) funded project of CCE Columbia and Greene Counties Agroforestry Research Center. The project is researching the use and marketability of edible weeds as supplemental farm crops. A free resource guide will be developed for farmers on how (and why) to add edible weeds to … Read More