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Business Planning Courses From NE Beginning Farmer Project

By Carli Fraccarolli / December 8, 2015

Farm smarter with business planning courses offered online this winter from NE Beginning Farmer Project! While knowledge of how to grow a crop is critical to small farm success, equally important are the business planning and decision making skills to make the numbers work. This is why, in addition to a number of courses specific to a farm enterprise,…

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Review and Comment on CNG's Mushroom Standards

By Carli Fraccarolli / December 4, 2015

Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) is pleased to announce that their Draft Mushroom Standards have been posted for public review. You are invited to take a close look at them and share your feedback. This comment period ends December 22, 2015.   They are posted at www.cngfarming.org/mushrooms.   CNG has been working in consultation with the experts on our Mushroom Advisory Council since last…

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NOFA/Mass Winter Conference

By Carli Fraccarolli / November 27, 2015

Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter NOFA/Mass Winter Conference January 16, 2016 Worcester State University We hope you can join us in Worcester for this wide-ranging and immersive educational experience! With 70 workshops on topics like farming, homesteading, urban agriculture, gardening, health, education, community, food preservation, beekeeping, herbs, land care, food politics, and more! Exhibitors from…

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Beginning Farmer Workshop Series

By Carli Fraccarolli / November 20, 2015

Have you been managing (whether you own your own business or work for someone) a farm business for four to seven years?   If you have, are you at a place where you’re asking these questions? • Where am I at with the business? • Where do I go from here? • What is the best…

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Learn to Farm Online This Winter From NE Beginning Farmer Project!

By Carli Fraccarolli / November 10, 2015

Winter is a great time for farmers to rest, slow down the pace, and build new skills for the coming growing season. The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the winter roster of online courses available through its Northeast Beginning Farmer Project. These courses help farmers learn from the latest research-based education. Since 2006, the program has…

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Cultivating Customers Webinar: Using the internet to Drive Farm Sales

By Carli Fraccarolli / November 6, 2015

A commonsense approach to using the internet to drive sales at farmers markets for busy farmers. We’ll plan a marketing system to help market your farm through the growing season. Peppered with stories of how successful farmers use these techniques. Simon Huntley brings 10 years of experience working with farms on their technology and marketing…

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Restoration Agriculture Lecture – Mark Shepard on profitable ecological farming

By Carli Fraccarolli / October 13, 2015

October 19th, 2015 7-9 pm 9 Training Center Ln, New Hampton, NY 10958 Mark Shepard has transformed a 106 acre degraded Wisconsin corn field into a diverse silvopasture system that mimics the ecological functions of a savannah without sacrificing productivity and profitability. In this lecture, you will learn about important ways to improve modern farming…

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Log Grown Mushrooms Now Official Crop in New York

By Carli Fraccarolli / October 1, 2015

ITHACA, NY – The Cornell Small Farms Program announces a new development in the emerging log-grown mushroom industry; New York State has officially designated “actively managed log-grown woodland mushrooms” within the meaning of the term “crops, livestock and livestock products,” for purposes of provisions of law relating to agricultural districts. The bill, introduced by Bill Magee…

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Cover Crop and Reduced Tillage Workshop for Organic Vegetable Growers

By Carli Fraccarolli / September 18, 2015

On October 16th, a cover crop workshop targeted for small scale vegetable producers is being held at USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Speakers from NRCS, Cornell University, and Kings Agriseeds will be in attendance. You will have the chance to observe multiple cover crop plots and a reduced tillage demonstration. For more information, check…

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NESAWG Scholarship deadline now extended to September 7 at midnight!

By Carli Fraccarolli / September 4, 2015

NESAWG is offering a limited number of scholarships to attend the 2015 It Takes a Region Conference. Those interested must submit an application no later than September 7, 2015 by midnight. If you apply for a scholarship, please wait until you find out whether you received a scholarship before you register for the conference. Recipients…

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