“Campus to Farm Guide” Brings Cornell Ag Research to Your Doorstep

Cover REGuide Webpage 13582sfAs a small farmer, finding the time to look up the latest agriculture research and extension projects unfolding on the Cornell University campus can be a challenge, especially during the growing season.  Yet, while you’re putting in long hours in the fields, faculty, staff and extension at the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) are hard at work conducting research to support you.  From developing new raspberry cultivars to identifying helpful management practices to reduce labor during lambing, CALS is engaged in a wide variety of projects to improve production, marketing, and business management for small farms of all enterprises in New York.
In an effort to create quick and easy access to these projects, the Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce release of the new “Campus to Farm Guide: A Directory of Cornell University Research and Extension Projects Supporting Small Farms.”  The Guide brings ongoing research in horticulture, small dairy, livestock, field crops and forages, agroforestry, farm energy and more, together into one easily navigable booklet.  Each project listing includes a short, descriptive summary and points you quickly to top impacts of the project, relevance to small farms, and contact information.  The Guide also directs you toward resources such as the Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship or the NYS Integrated Pest Management Program.
The “Campus to Farm Guide” can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF from the Cornell Small Farms Program website:  https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/
If you have questions about the Guide, or are aware of a relevant project missing from this resource, please contact Anu Rangarajan at ar47@cornell.edu or 607-255-1780.

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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