Posts by Anna Birn

Anna Birn is a junior studying Agricultural Science with a minor in Community Food Systems. She works as a student assistant at the Cornell Small Farms Program, supporting its communications and outreach efforts.
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CSAs are Buzzing and So Are Pollinators

By Anna Birn / July 20, 2020

Changes made by the COVID-19 pandemic have benefited at least two facets of our ecosystem: community supported agriculture, and pollinators.   It feels hard to remember a time when the…

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Farm Ops Trainings for Veterans Go Virtual for 2020

By Anna Birn / July 1, 2020

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, farming hasn’t stopped and neither has the work of our Farm Ops project. Due to current restrictions to in-person workshops, Farm Ops is offering virtual workshops…

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Updated Guide Provides Regulatory Information for Marketing for Livestock and Poultry Products

By Anna Birn / May 11, 2020

We are excited to announce that our “Guide to Direct Marketing Livestock and Poultry” has undergone an extensive update. The guide, first published in 2010, provides useful information on how…

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New Resources Available for Specialty Mushroom Growers

By Anna Birn / March 16, 2020

We are excited to announce the release of a new Harvest to Market Guide for producers interested in growing specialty mushrooms. This resource is the product of a cooperative effort…

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In the News: How We Help NYS Farmers Implement Reduced Tillage Systems

By Anna Birn / December 16, 2019

Sweeping problems under the rug usually leads to larger problems in the future, unless of course, the problem is weeds and the rug is tarps. Tarping fields as a weed…

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Cornell Awarded for Work with Farmworkers

By Anna Birn / December 11, 2019

On November 10th, Cornell University was awarded the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award for its ongoing work with farmworkers in New York State. This award, complete with a $20,000…

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New York’s Craft Beverage Industry Supported by Cornell Institute

By Anna Birn / December 9, 2019

The craft beverage industry is a regionally important economic driver in New York State. The 400 craft brewers in the state had an overall impact of $5.4 billion in 2018,…

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CCE Connects Producers to New Markets

By Anna Birn / November 7, 2019

Connecting growers to new markets is a key part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) mission to bring economic vitality and social well being to New York State.  One of…

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Study Measures Maple Syrup Production in a Changing Climate

By Anna Birn / October 8, 2019

A changing climate is expected to change the seasonality of crops, largely affecting farmers’ production patterns and yearly cycles. This impact on crops also includes maple syrup production, according to…

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Stability in Diversity: A Case Study of Birds in Sugarbushes

By Anna Birn / April 24, 2019

In an ecosystem, diversity means stability. When assessing the health of a natural space, one looks for diversity of species, diversity of ages within those species, balance between living and…

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