Year: 2012

Priorities for Investment and Action to Enhance Viability of New York’s Small Farms

By Violet Stone / December 20, 2012
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The Cornell Small Farms Program is very pleased to announce the release of the “2012 Recommendations for Strategic Investments in New York’s Small Farms.”   Download the full report and access supplemental material at: https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/projects/summit/ This colorful report details the top priorities for enhancing the viability of small farms in New York.   We thank…

December Small Farms Update

By Violet Stone / December 14, 2012
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The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities, and other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone at vws7@cornell.edu. Announcements Two…

From Grazing to Goat Marketing: Grant Program Generates New Resources

By Violet Stone / December 6, 2012
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The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce a variety of excellent new resources generated from project recipients of the 2012 “Small Farm Grants Program.”  This program offers up to $5000 per year to organizations in New York that present compelling projects to serve and support small farms. This year, four projects were funded. An…

Two Farm Financial Management Online Courses Offered in January

By Violet Stone / December 3, 2012
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Farm Finances Got You Down? Learn to Plan for Profit This January The old joke goes, “Know how to make a small fortune in farming? Start with a large one.” For many farmers this hits too close to home to be funny. Whether you’re just getting started or have been farming for a while, the…

Cornell Organic Production and Marketing Meeting: 12/12/12

By Violet Stone / November 30, 2012
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The Cornell Organic Production and Marketing Work Team Meeting  (Fruit and Vegetables) will take December 12, 2012 from 9:00 am to 12 pm (or longer depending on location). Please Click Here to register by December 10, 2012. Please forward to others who may be interested. The Cornell Organic Program Work Team has met regularly since 1997, to…

Dilmun Hill Student Farm Annual Wrap-up

By Maryn Carlson / November 28, 2012
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Dilmun Hill Cornell Student Organic Farm invites you to share the experiences of the 2012 season and collaborate on plans for the future at their Annual Wrap-up Event, with project presentations, snacks and discussion of future plans with the Dilmun Hill community of students, faculty, staff and volunteers! Where: Mann Library, Room 102, Cornell University…

Get Your Ducks in Order! Online Farmer Planning Courses Start January

By Violet Stone / November 20, 2012
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Get Your Ducks in Order! Poultry & Vegetable Production, Business & Financial Planning and Recordkeeping Online Courses all Start in January Winter is the season for farm planning! What better way to use the long dark evenings than to snuggle up with your computer and join an online course from the Cornell Small Farms Program?…

November Small Farms Update

By Violet Stone / November 20, 2012
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The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities, and other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone at vws7@cornell.edu. Announcements Get…

Local Food Fair at Cornell University Nov 15th

By Violet Stone / November 12, 2012
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Come one and all! Mann Library will be co-hosting the 4th annual Local Fair at Cornell University from 2 – 5pm on Nov. 15, 2012. There’ll be a lively open market in the Mann Lobby, offering a rich sampling of food, fiber and energy products from the Finger Lakes region, as well as informative displays…

Barley Fodder Feeding for Organic Dairies Webinar

By Violet Stone / October 26, 2012
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Join eOrganic for a new webinar on feeding barley fodder in organic dairy and other livestock production systems on Tuesday, November 27 at 2 PM Eastern Time (1 PM Central, 12 PM Mountain, 11 AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Register now…