Posts by Carli Fraccarolli

2016 Archive Small Farms Bi-Monthly Update

By Carli Fraccarolli / January 1, 2017

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. 2016 Small Farm Updates Looking for a grant opportunity or resource that appeared a few issues back?…

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Learn about Climate Smart Farming, Maple Syrup, Sheep, and more!

By Carli Fraccarolli / December 5, 2016

Learn about Climate Smart Farming, Maple Syrup Production, Holistic Financial Planning, Vegetable Production, and more during our upcoming farming courses starting January 16. Sign up by December 16 and save $50 on tuition! The Cornell Small Farms Program offers over twenty courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. Students connect with…

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Food Safety Plans for Artisan Food Processors

By Carli Fraccarolli / November 17, 2016

Food Safety Plans for Artisan Food Processors, December 5-6, 2016 Crowne Plaza, White Plains NY Spaces are still available for this course designed to provide a hands-on, practical approach to developing food safety plans for your artisan/farmstead operation! It is targeted to those who need help setting up a Food Safety System in their facility.…

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Kreher's Farm Approved for On the Job Training

By Carli Fraccarolli / November 10, 2016

The Small Farms Program is very happy to announce that Kreher’s Farm has been approved by the Division of Veterans Affairs to be the first farm in New York state to offer on-the-job farm training (OJT) to military veterans. The On the Job training program allows veterans to use their Military Housing Allowance through the…

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Effective Marketing for the Busy Farmer (BF 201)

By Carli Fraccarolli / November 1, 2016

Most of us go into farming with the thought of making some – or all – of our livelihood through the sale of what we make or grow. As you grow your operation to provide more of your family’s income, having a carefully planned marketing strategy becomes more critical.   Completion of this online course…

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By Carli Fraccarolli / October 25, 2016

Cornell Small Farms offer Statewide Agroforestry Trainings for Veterans in 2017 The Cornell Small Farms Program, with support from New York State and the USDA, announces three trainings in agroforestry this coming Winter and Spring to support Veterans looking to get into agricultural production. Agroforestry includes farming practices that combine trees and forests with crop…

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BF 231: Improved Grazing Management – an online course from the Cornell Small Farms Program!

By Carli Fraccarolli / October 18, 2016

Grazing is more than simply turning livestock out onto a green “warehouse” and hoping for the best. With sound grazing management, you can reduce your workload, keep your animals happier and healthier, and improve the overall productivity and profitability of your farm. Well-managed grazing systems also provide greater environmental benefits and enhance habitat for many…

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NYS's first on-the-job training program for military veterans to become farmers

By Carli Fraccarolli / October 10, 2016

The New York Division of Veteran’s Affairs has approved Kreher’s Poultry Farm in Clarence, New York, as the state’s first on-the-job training program for military veterans to become farmers! The Oct. 10 approval was obtained via the Farm Ops initiative of the Cornell Small Farms Program and the Farmer Veteran Coalition. For more information, check out…

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BF 122: Berry Production – an online course from the Cornell Small Farms Program!

By Carli Fraccarolli / October 10, 2016

Thinking about adding berries to the farm? Growing strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and other berries is scalable and economical. Learn all about it during our 6-week online course starting November 8. This course will help you consider all the aspects of this decision, from varieties and site selection all the way through profit potential and marketing.…

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The Small Farm Quarterly Fall 2016 Issue is Out!

By Carli Fraccarolli / October 3, 2016

The Fall 2016 issue of Small Farm Quarterly has recently been released! Check out 16 informative articles discussing topics ranging from hazelnut trees to breweries. Download the PDF version or read the Quarterly online here! Want more? Check out our SFQ archived issues.

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