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Register Now: High Tunnel Program for New Growers

By arw225@cornell.edu / November 24, 2014

High Tunnel School: Best Management Practices for New High Tunnel Growers This program is targeted for commercial growers new to high tunnels. NRCS cooperating farms are particularly encouraged to attend. All who are interested in improving their crop yield, quality, and profitability by using high tunnels are welcome. 2 Locations and Dates: Tuesday December 2,…

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Veterans in Ag Summit Registration Open

By arw225@cornell.edu / October 6, 2014

Are you a veteran farming in New York State, or an organization serving farmer veterans? The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce an interactive meeting just for you — the NY Veterans in Agriculture Summit will take place on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 from 9:00am – 3:30pm at the NYS State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. About the Veterans in…

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Wholesale Market Enables ‘Roots’ of Change

By arw225@cornell.edu / October 6, 2014

  Darren Maum, vegetable and storage crop grower and self-professed “soil nerd,” is owner of Salvere Farm, located 25 minutes southwest of Syracuse, NY in Marietta. Positioned on the eastern edge of Otisco Lake, Salvere Farm enjoys the climate moderation that comes with proximity to a large body of water. Maum began with two acres…

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Small Farm Grants Program

By arw225@cornell.edu / September 11, 2014

For several years, we awarded grants of 3-5K to organizations in New York that presented compelling projects to serve and support small farms. Unfortunately, there is currently no funding available for the Small Farm Grant Program.  An extensive library of small farm funding opportunities can be found at https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/funding/ and projects that were awarded funding in the…

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Story Share

By arw225@cornell.edu / September 11, 2014

Welcome to our Story Share page!  Attendees in the Telling Better Stories Workshop have submitted articles and photos to show off their new journalism and multi-media skills.  Thanks to everyone for your submissions! Article Submissions Anaerobic Digesters, by Elizabeth Newbold Willow: A New Old Crop, by Marilee Williams Telling Better Stories Workshop, by Amy Halloran New York Farm…

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Telling Better Stories

By arw225@cornell.edu / September 11, 2014

Journalism Training for Small Farm Educators Are you an agriculture educator or service provider who tells stories of the farmers you work with to the public?  Do you write articles, profiles, blogs, essays, take photographs, or produce podcasts about farmers?   Are you a farmer writer or blogger?  On April 11th, 2013, the Cornell Small Farms…

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Anaerobic Digesters: Up and Coming for Small Farms?

By arw225@cornell.edu / July 8, 2014

Making energy from food waste and reducing the odor of manure with one device might sound like science fiction, but research in engineering technology is making it a possibility with a structure called an anaerobic digester. An anaerobic digester is a gas-tight vessel inside which microbes convert organic matter – manure and food waste, for…

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Interested in diversifying?

By arw225@cornell.edu / April 30, 2014

Explore how to diversify your small farm this spring! Could pigs be the value-add you’re looking for? Check out “Plotting an Oink Between the Chicken Coop and the Hoop House” in the Spring issue of the Small Farm Quarterly here: https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2014/04/07/plotting-an-oink-between-the-chicken-coop-and-the-hoop-house/

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Spring 2014 Small Farm Quarterly Has Arrived!

By arw225@cornell.edu / April 8, 2014

  Are you looking for ways to farm profitably without getting bigger? Do you like to read about families who are living a good life on a small farm? Are you looking for new ideas, tips and resources to help you reach your farm and family goals? If so, you’ll enjoy Small Farm Quarterly. It’s for…

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Ducks with a Purpose

By arw225@cornell.edu / April 7, 2014

Two-year SARE grant funded the investigation of cost-effectively raising slug-eating ducks in a shiitake mushroom yard. What is SARE? SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) offers grants to farmers, educators, universities and communities that are working to make agriculture more sustainable – economically, environmentally, and socially. Learn about whether a SARE grant would be a…

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