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Resource Spotlight

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Fall 2015 Online Courses Now Open!

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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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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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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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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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.


Log Grown Mushrooms Now Official Crop in New York

ITHACA, NY – The Cornell Small Farms Program announces a new development in the emerging log-grown mushroom industry; New York State has officially designated “actively managed log-grown woodland mushrooms” within the meaning of the term “crops, livestock and livestock products,” for purposes of provisions of law relating to agricultural districts. The bill, introduced by Bill Magee … Read More

Small Farms, New Markets: Fall Webinars Start 10/12

Fall Webinars Feature Livestock and Produce Farmers Are you looking to get your farm products into bigger markets?  Local food is in high demand, but with so many possible avenues — grocery stores, food hubs, restaurants, cooperatives — to name a few, it’s not always easy to know which new market will be the best … Read More

Cover Crop and Reduced Tillage Workshop for Organic Vegetable Growers

On October 16th, a cover crop workshop targeted for small scale vegetable producers is being held at USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Speakers from NRCS, Cornell University, and Kings Agriseeds will be in attendance. You will have the chance to observe multiple cover crop plots and a reduced tillage demonstration. For more information, check … Read More