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Resource Spotlight

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Starting a Farm?

Do you need help turning your farm dream into action? The self-guided tutorials on our Northeast Beginning Farmers Project website walk you through drafting the foundation for your business plan. Visit the Plan Your Farm Hub.

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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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Looking for Events?

Field Days? Workshops? Conferences? Our brand new events calendar lets you search by region, so you can find events in your own community. 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 Northeast Beginning Farmers Project Website

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Wholesale Marketing Resources

Interested in transitioning into wholesale marketing? Check out the Wholesale section of our  Marketing page for an extensive list of wholesale resources.

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Help with Livestock Processing?

Need to locate a slaughterhouse? Want to learn about mobile slaughter units? Have questions about rules and regulations? Find answers at our new Livestock resource pages.


Keith Tidball’s Friday Field Notes: Veterans in Agriculture

Cornell Small Farms Program and the Northeast Beginning Farmers Project got a shoutout in Kieth Tidball’s April 22, 2016 edition of his Friday Field Notes blog. Check it out:   In our second Friday Field Notes blog post we are highlighting how cooperative extension educators in New York worked with personnel from Fort Drum  and with the New York State Division … Read More

Beef Cattle Management Update

Published on April 22, 2016 by Michael James Baker Stocker Cattle Initiative to beef up Southern Tier agriculture Recently awarded a $627,000 programming and research grant from Governor Andrew Cuomo as part of the $5 million Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement program, Cornell University is looking to bring an emerging livestock market, known as “stocker” beef … Read More

Seeking Articles and Cover Photography for Small Farm Quarterly

We are seeking articles and cover photography for our print publication, the Small Farm Quarterly, which is offered four times a year and reaches over 31,000 readers in New York and the Northeast US. The quarterly is offered as a supplement to Country Folks and is produced by Lee Publications. Farmers, extension educators, and service providers … Read More