Posts by Carli Fraccarolli

ANNIE’S PROJECT: Risk Management for Farm Women

By Carli Fraccarolli / September 26, 2016

Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Broome County Presents:  ANNIE’S PROJECT: Risk Management for Farm Women Thursdays, starting October 6th 5:30-9pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County   Do YOU want to increase your knowledge and professional skills in agricultural risk management through goal setting, networking among farm colleagues and industry professionals to meet goals, and discovering their…

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Baskets or Pallets for Farmer Veterans: Scaling up to meet your market channel

By Carli Fraccarolli / September 23, 2016

Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering Baskets or Pallets for Farmer Veterans: Scaling up to meet your market channel, Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM at Genesee Community College Arcade Campus October 4 through November 8, 2016. To aide in hands-on learning two field trips have been arranged to accompany the Tuesday in classroom trainings. The first…

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: New York State Farm to School Program

By Carli Fraccarolli / September 19, 2016

The second round of funding is available through New York’s Farm to School Program. The program helps school districts across New York State establish stronger relationships with local growers and producers and increase their use of homegrown specialty crops. $500,000 in grants is available for projects that help Kindergarten through Grade 12 schools buy and…

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2-day Tractor Training Intensive with Shane LaBrake in the Hudson Valley

By Carli Fraccarolli / September 15, 2016

Increasing production on the farm can often require investments in equipment to improve labor efficiency. Are you a farmer who is interested in scaling up farm production through investment in your first tractor or upgrading to a bigger piece of equipment? The Cornell Small Farms Program will be hosting a two-day workshop for farmers in…

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USDA Designates 15 Counties in New York as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Pennsylvania

By Carli Fraccarolli / August 31, 2016

On Aug. 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated 15 counties in New York as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by a recent drought: Cayuga Monroe Steuben Chemung Niagara Tioga Erie Ontario Tompkins Genesee Schuyler Wyoming Livingston Seneca Yates All qualified farm operators in the designated areas are eligible for…

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NYSERDA Offers Free Energy Audit

By Carli Fraccarolli / May 14, 2016

The Agriculture Energy Audit Program offers a free energy audit to farms and on-farm producers. The applicant can choose from one of three levels of audits including a simple walk through for smaller and less complex operations, a standard energy audit which looks at all farm systems and provides recommendations for energy efficiency upgrades and a more…

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SUNY Cobleskill, Harvest New York to Host Beef Cutting Seminar

By Carli Fraccarolli / May 10, 2016

SUNY Cobleskill and Harvest New York invite beef producers to hone their skills in a one-day Beef Cutting Seminar on May 25, the first in a new series of meat production classes to be offered throughout the year. The course will be taught by SUNY Cobleskill faculty, and specialists from the Harvest New York program…

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Keith Tidball’s Friday Field Notes: Veterans in Agriculture

By Carli Fraccarolli / May 6, 2016

Cornell Small Farms Program and the Northeast Beginning Farmers Project got a shoutout in Kieth Tidball’s April 22, 2016 edition of his Friday Field Notes blog. Check it out: In our second Friday Field Notes blog post we are highlighting how cooperative extension educators in New York worked with personnel from Fort Drum  and with the New York State Division of…

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Beef Cattle Management Update

By Carli Fraccarolli / April 28, 2016

Published on April 22, 2016 by Michael James Baker Stocker Cattle Initiative to beef up Southern Tier agriculture Recently awarded a $627,000 programming and research grant from Governor Andrew Cuomo as part of the $5 million Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement program, Cornell University is looking to bring an emerging livestock market, known as “stocker” beef…

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Seeking Articles and Cover Photography for Small Farm Quarterly

By Carli Fraccarolli / April 24, 2016

We are seeking articles and cover photography for our print publication, the Small Farm Quarterly, which is offered four times a year and reaches over 31,000 readers in New York and the Northeast US. The quarterly is offered as a supplement to Country Folks and is produced by Lee Publications. Farmers, extension educators, and service providers…

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