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Cornell Small Farms Program Update

By arw225@cornell.edu / April 7, 2014

Message from the Editor 2014 has been declared the International Year of the Family Farm by the Food and Agriculture Organization. The IYFF “aims to focus world attention on family and smallscale farming for its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development.”…

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2012 Small Farm Summit

By arw225@cornell.edu / February 25, 2014

2012 Recommendations for Strategic Investments in New York’s Small Farms The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the release of “2012 Recommendations for Strategic Investments in New York’s Small Farms”. This colorful report details the current top priorities for enhancing the viability of small farms in New York. We thank the 500 farmers,…

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2013 Archive Small Farms Bi-Monthly Update

By arw225@cornell.edu / February 25, 2014

Our Small Farms Bi-Monthly Update brings you small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities, 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. Sign…

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Local Compost Materials Heat Community Greenhouse

By arw225@cornell.edu / January 14, 2014

Jesica Clark of South Pine Street City Farm trials compost substrates to find a sustainable way to heat an urban greenhouse By Abigail Woughter From Empty Space to Green Space When farming a quarter-acre community garden on a city block, it is easy to feel as if everyone is watching. Jesica Clark of South Pine…

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Orb Weaver Farm

By arw225@cornell.edu / January 14, 2014

Marjorie Susman and Marian Pollack pioneered the artisanal cheese making movement. The cyclical rhythm of nature is the foundation that supports Marjorie Susman and Marian Pollack of Orb Weaver Farm.  Like the cyclical pattern of a spider’s web, Orb Weaver farm engages the seasonal activities on the farm.  In the words of Marjorie “sowing, harvesting…

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Upcoming Conference: Harvesting Opportunities in New York

By arw225@cornell.edu / November 5, 2013

American Farmland Trust Hosts Harvesting Opportunities Conference November 20, 2013 Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, New York The future for protecting farmland in New York will be a primary focus of the upcoming Harvesting Opportunities in New York conference that will be held on November 20 in Albany. The conference focuses on growing local food economies and protecting farmland.…

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Celebrate the vibrancy of the Finger Lakes region at the 2013 Local Fair!

By arw225@cornell.edu / October 30, 2013

The 2013 Local Fair November 21, 2013 at Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Pre-register deadline October 31: http://localfair.mannlib.cornell.edu/subpages/registration.html The 2013 Local Fair @ Cornell is sponsored by the Albert R. Mann Library,Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, Cornell Small Farms Program and Farmers’ Market at Cornell. The goals of the Fair are to: Celebrate the productivity and ingenuity…

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Lengthen the Life of Your Garden Tools This Winter!

By arw225@cornell.edu / October 28, 2013

Clinic on Caring for Garden Hand Tools Before Winter LIBERTY, NY— Gardening season has concluded for the year but before being stored for the winter, hand tools should receive some tender love and care.  A hands-on clinic on garden hand tool end-of-season maintenance will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm with…

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Small Farm Quarterly Fall 2013 Has Arrived!

By arw225@cornell.edu / October 16, 2013

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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My Bookend Internships

By arw225@cornell.edu / October 7, 2013

The summer of 2013 brought me to two farms on completely opposite ends of the dairy farm spectrum. By William Mathew Cain Growing up on a Connecticut angus farm seemed wonderful until I joined 4H and saw all the excitement of my new dairy farm buddies. I wanted what they had.  My first show heifer…

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