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We need your help! Prioritize projects to support small farms!

Every two years, farmers and agriculture service providers gather at the NY Small Farm Summit to prioritize research and education activities that will promote the viability of small farms in NY. This year, we will host the 4th NY Small Farm Summit on February 29, 2012. Our goal for the Summit is to identify what investments need to be made over the next 5 years to best support and strengthen small farms in NY.
To do this, we need your help!
Please tell us what you believe are the emerging opportunities that could enhance viability of small farms in NY. Take the ‘bird’s eye’ view, and consider how you would prioritize investment not only for your own farm or business, but for your community and colleagues.
Click here: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bxrjyekn3mqaUy8 to respond to the survey. Your participation is completely voluntary. We value your opinion and hope that you might take 10 minutes to share your thoughts. The deadline to reply is February 26th.
The information gathered in this survey will be compiled and shared with attendees at the NY Small Farm Summit, to assist with creating regional and statewide action plans. If you would like to join us for the Summit, please contact your nearest site host using the information below.
2012 Summit Host Sites: Please contact your local host to register
Eastern NY
Location: Albany County, Cornell Cooperative Extension office
Address: 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186
To register: Gale Kohler at gek4@cornell.edu
Northern NY
Location: St. Lawrence County, Cornell Cooperative Extension office
Address: Extension Learning Farm Classroom at 2043 SH 68, Canton, NY 13617
To register: Brent Buchanan at bab22@cornell.edu or 315-379-9192 Ext 231
Western NY
Location: Wyoming County, Cornell Cooperative Extension Office
Address: 401 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569
To register: Joan Petzen‎ at jsp10@cornell.edu or 585-786-2251
Long Island
Location: Suffolk County, Cornell Cooperative Extension Office
Address: 423 Griffing Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
To register: Sandy Menasha at srm45@cornell.edu or 631-727-7850
Central NY*
Location: Mann Library, Agriculture Quad, Cornell University Campus
Address: Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853
To register: Violet Stone at 607-255-9227 or vws7@cornell.edu
*This site is full. Please consider joining another location or email to be put on a waiting list.
 

Violet Stone

Violet Stone

Violet is the coordinator of the Reconnecting with Purpose project, which offers farm and food system educators and change makers a retreat space to explore challenges and renew a sense of inspiration and purpose in their work and lives. She is also a collaborator on the Be Well Farming Project. This project creates reflective spaces for farmers and food producers to connect meaningfully and explore strategies that can ameliorate challenges and bolster quality of life. Violet serves as the NY SARE Coordinator and can help farmers and educators navigate NESARE grant opportunities.
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  1. Avatar Tim McInerney on March 7, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Please make Guide to Small Farming available in print at a cost.

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