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Beginning Teamster Workshop: Working With Draft Horses

By Carli Fraccarolli / January 25, 2018

Cornell Small Farms Program, Equicenter of Rochester, Draft Animal Power Network, and Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming present: Beginning Teamster Workshop –  Working With Draft Horses   February 17th 9:00AM – 4:00PM Oxley Equestrian Center, Cornell University, Ithaca NY In this workshop we aim to give participants a full day of experiencing what is like to work with…

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Register for Our First Crop of 2018 Online Courses: Jan 15 – Feb 23

By Carli Fraccarolli / January 6, 2018

Ring in the new year with our exciting and educational online courses! Click the links for further information, including registration. BF 102: Markets and Profits Have an idea for a farm enterprise but not sure if it’s feasible? This course will help you explore the potential markets and profitability of your ideas, picking up where…

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SFP Program Workshops at 2018 Empire State Producers Expo

By Carli Fraccarolli / January 2, 2018

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting several program workshops at the 2018 Empire State Producers Expo, January 16-18, in Syracuse, NY. We hope to see you there!   Emerging Markets: Profitable Log-Grown Shiitake Mushrooms The Cornell Small Farms Program will present a workshop on how woodland-cultivated shiitake mushrooms have come to be a leader…

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2017 Archive Small Farms Bi-Monthly Update

By Carli Fraccarolli / January 1, 2018

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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Farmer Grants for Sustainable Agriculture in the Northeast Due December 5

By Carli Fraccarolli / November 18, 2017

NESARE Farmer Grants are for commercial producers who have an innovative idea they want to test using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, marketing initiative, or other technique. A technical advisor–often an extension agent, crop consultant, or other service professional–must also be involved. Projects should seek results other farmers can use, and all projects must have the…

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Still time to sign up for Online Courses starting Nov 6!

By Carli Fraccarolli / November 2, 2017

Join one of our upcoming online farming courses: Veggie Farming, Berry Production, Introduction to Maple Syrup, and more! The Cornell Small Farms Program offers over twenty courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. Students connect with other farmers, work on farm plans, and gain practical tips without leaving their home. Course content can be…

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DEVELOPING AND USING AN EFFECTIVE MARKETING PLAN (BF 205)

By Carli Fraccarolli / October 3, 2017

Consider registering for this informative online course starting November 2nd! Most people are drawn to the production side of small-scale agriculture and then are “stuck” with the marketing. This course introduces effective techniques to reduce the amount of time and money that marketing activities draw from the farm while guiding management towards income and lifestyle…

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Online Farming Courses Starting Nov 6

By Carli Fraccarolli / September 21, 2017

Join one of our upcoming online farming courses: Veggie Farming, Berry Production, Introduction to Maple Syrup, and more! The Cornell Small Farms Program offers over twenty courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. Students connect with other farmers, work on farm plans, and gain practical tips without leaving their home. Course content can be…

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Agroforestry in Practice

By Carli Fraccarolli / September 14, 2017

Agroforestry in Practice: a 3-day training for Service Providers October 17, 18, and 19, 2017 in Montour Falls, NY at the Schuyler County Cooperative Extension Agroforestry is the science and art of combining trees and forests with crop production. It is a topic of great interest to many landowners and farmers and offers many promising…

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Online Courses Starting September 23: Starting at Square One, Woodlot Management, and Quickbooks

By Carli Fraccarolli / August 31, 2017

Classes starting the Week of September 23 include: BF 101: Starting at Square One  This course helps new and aspiring farmers take the first steps toward setting goals, assessing resources available (physical, financial, and personal), and exploring enterprises that are the best fit for you and your land. Carefully defining what you want to do and how…

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