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Quinoa Curiosity

By arw225@cornell.edu / October 7, 2013

Farmers David McClelland and Mei-ling Hom used SARE funding to trial the increasingly popular grain quinoa on their rural New York farm. Nestled on the eastern edge of rural Allegany County, New York, diverse Maplebank Farm is owned by David McClelland and Mei-ling Hom. Both formally trained artists, McClelland and Hom each bring a creative eye…

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Organic Cover Crop Workshop and Tour

By arw225@cornell.edu / September 4, 2013

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and NOFA-NY will host an Organic Cover Crop Workshop and Tour of Cover Crop Demonstration Plots on October 17, 2013 from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM at USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center 3266 RT 352, Big Flats, NY 14814. Professors, researchers, and farmers alike will share case studies of organic cover cropping,…

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Celebrating Organic Ag Field Day – September 8

By arw225@cornell.edu / August 27, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013 Homer C. Thompson Research Farm 133 Fall Creek Rd., Freeville, NY Join us at Cornell’s Thompson Research Farm for a Field Day hosted by Cornell and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York. For more than a decade, the Thompson Research Farm has been a testing ground for research in…

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Marketing, Adding Value, & Ag Development

By arw225@cornell.edu / August 7, 2013

Marketing, Adding Value, & Ag Development Research The following is a sampling of research projects relevant to small business owners. If you have a specific interest that is not addressed here, contact Loren Tauer, Chair, Department of Applied Economics and Management, 607-255-4402, lwt1@cornell.edu Click on a title below to navigate to the specific project. LOCAL…

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About Cornell Small Farms Program

By arw225@cornell.edu / August 7, 2013

Our mission is to foster the sustainability of diverse, thriving small farms that contribute to food security, healthy rural communities, and the environment. We do this by encouraging small farms-focused research and extension programs and fostering collaboration in support of small farms. Contact Cornell Small Farms Program: 607-255-9227, smallfarmsprogram@cornell.edu Small Farms Extension Resources Bi-Monthly E-newsletter…

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Beginning Farmers

By arw225@cornell.edu / August 7, 2013

Beginning Farmer Extension Resources The Northeast Beginning Farmers Project This program works in cooperation with a team of extension educators to enhance and coordinate training and resources for beginning farmers across the Northeast.  The project offers an online resource center, online courses taught by experienced Extension educators, new informational resources (like the Guide to Farming…

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Small Dairy

By arw225@cornell.edu / August 7, 2013

Small Dairy Research The following is a sampling of research projects relevant to small dairies. If you have a specific interest that is not addressed here, contact Alan Bell, Chair, Department of Animal Science, 607-255-2862,  awb6@cornell.edu Click on a title below to navigate to the specific project. DAIRY FARM BUSINESS SUMMARY, NEW YORK SMALL HERD…

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About Cornell Cooperative Extension

By arw225@cornell.edu / August 7, 2013

Cornell Cooperative Extension consists of an integrated network of professionals that includes campus-based faculty and staff, regionally deployed specialists and county-based educators and professional employees provided literally thousands of different programs throughout the state that reached business owners, community leaders, entrepreneurs, homeowners, and families.  CCE programs support a diverse, sustainable, and profitable NY agriculture industry,…

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Farm Energy

By arw225@cornell.edu / August 7, 2013

Farm Energy Research The following is a sampling of research projects relevant to sustainable farm energy. Click on a title below to navigate to the specific project. CELLULASES AND BIOFUEL PRODUCTION | GRASS PELLETS FOR BIOHEAT | RAISING WILLOW AS FUEL FOR ON-FARM HEATING | Extension Resources   CELLULASES AND BIOFUEL PRODUCTION This research focuses…

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Integrated Pest Management

By arw225@cornell.edu / August 7, 2013

Integrated Pest Management Research IPM FOR SMALL PONDS AND LAKES Over the past decade researchers have developed an integrated pest management approach for dealing with weeds in small ponds and lakes. The step-wise approach includes an overview of the benefits of aquatic plants in ponds, evaluating a set of criteria to determine which aquatic weed…

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