Posts by Carli Fraccarolli

Farmer Veteran Coalition and CCOF Organic Webinar Series

By Carli Fraccarolli / April 20, 2016

Join CCOF and the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) on June 2 for a webinar on recordkeeping for organic growers. Learn processes to make on-farm organic recordkeeping easier, as well as a framework to assist you in developing a recordkeeping system for your operation that maintains the records needed for organic certification. This webinar is ideal…

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Bring Farm Law 101, a Farm Commons workshop, to your area!

By Carli Fraccarolli / April 16, 2016

from Rachel Armstrong, Executive Director and Attorney, Farm Commons We want to add value your work educating sustainable farmers by helping you add legal education to your offerings. Farm Commons can help you empower your community through Sustainable Farm Law 101, our custom-created set of workshops that give sustainable farmers the resources to address the basics of land…

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Veterans Growing Berries

By Carli Fraccarolli / April 12, 2016

Vets Growing Berries Saturday, April 23rd, 9am-2pm Apple Hills, 131 Brooks Rd, Binghamton, NY Calling All Veterans:  Do you have an interest in growing strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or other small fruits? Maybe you’d like to start a U-pick, or sell at your local Farmers Market? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County (Binghamton, NY) will be…

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Online budgeting tools available for small-scale livestock producers

By Carli Fraccarolli / April 8, 2016

From Purdue Extension has developed a pair of Web-based, interactive resources to help new producers and anyone thinking about starting a small-scale livestock operation to make critical budgeting decisions. The Purdue Comparative Decision Support matrix, known as PCDS, includes a spreadsheet tool that allows users to create an operating budget based on their own fixed…

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FDA Requests Information for Risk Assessment of Untreated Biological Soil Amendments

By Carli Fraccarolli / April 4, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is requesting scientific data, information, and comments that would assist the Agency in its plan to develop a risk assessment for produce grown in fields or other growing areas amended with untreated biological soil amendments of animal origin (including raw manure). The risk assessment will evaluate and,…

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New York Action Plan Meeting April 7th

By Carli Fraccarolli / March 31, 2016

Please join NOFA-NY for a brainstorming session to create a New York Organic Action Plan! Let’s stop reacting and work for the future we want! We will hold to gatherings, back-to-back, April 7, 2016, 3 pm to 6 pm, then a light dinner, and 6:30 pm – 9 pm in the Community Space, Green Star, Ithaca. Free…

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Farmers' Market Manager Certification Program

By Carli Fraccarolli / March 27, 2016

Online Course Will Help Grow and Promote New York’s Farmers’ Markets The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and The Farmers’ Market Federation of NY, in partnership with SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, have announced the first ever Farmers’ Market Managers Professional Certification Course: FMM PRO to grow and professionalize…

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FSMIP Grant Funding Available

By Carli Fraccarolli / March 23, 2016

USDA Makes Grant Funding Available to Support New Market Opportunities for U.S. Food and Agricultural Products The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is making approximately $1 million in grant funding available to support research projects addressing challenges and opportunities in marketing, transporting, and distributing U.S. agricultural products domestically and internationally. The…

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Online Managed Grazing Tutorial Available

By Carli Fraccarolli / March 19, 2016

Free Interactive Lessons Can Help Land and Finances Strategic livestock management can improve soil health, pastures, and profits. A new online tutorial, “Managed Grazing Tutorial,” by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) goes in-depth into how changing the way grazing animals are managed can improve both the condition of your land and your bottom line. It’s free and available on…

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Improved High Tunnel Management Workshop

By Carli Fraccarolli / March 4, 2016

Northeast farmers who want to maximize production in the shoulder season and serve their markets year round are increasingly relying on high tunnels to extend the growing season. The techniques for successful long term high tunnel production differ greatly from field crops. In this day-long workshop we will discuss common high tunnel production challenges and…

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