Posts by Carli Fraccarolli

Where to Get Educational Experience

By Carli Fraccarolli / August 24, 2015

Accredited Agriculture Institutions Map Are you looking to pursue further education in agriculture or ag-related fields? The map below can help simplify your search. This map lists accredited institutions that offer…

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Registration Now Open for Online Classes Through the Northeast Beginning Farmers Project!

By Carli Fraccarolli / August 20, 2015

Late Fall through Winter and early Spring is a great time for farmers to rest, slow down the frenetic pace (at least somewhat), and build new skills for the coming…

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Eastern NY Soil Health Field Day

By Carli Fraccarolli / August 5, 2015

Cornell Cooperative Extension in partnership with USDA NRCS, the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee, The Watershed Agricultural Council, and Schoharie Valley Farms will be hosting a Soil…

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Farmers Market Managers Professional Certification Course

By Carli Fraccarolli / July 29, 2015

The Farmers Market Federation of NY, in partnership with SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, is pleased to announce the first ever Farmers Market Managers Professional Certification…

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RNA insecticide could target specific pests

By Carli Fraccarolli / July 21, 2015

Could RNA be a new method for controlling insect pests on crops? In a Cornell study, researchers confirmed that foliar application of Colorado potato beetle dsRNA actin (an RNA insecticide) is…

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Video Resources

By Carli Fraccarolli / July 17, 2015

The Northeast Beginning Farmers Project website has a video resource library of on-farm production techniques. These videos provide some great examples of high-quality production practices used on successful farms for…

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Healthy soil is underground insurance in extreme weather events, according to study

By Carli Fraccarolli / July 13, 2015

“By improving soil quality via sustainable agriculture, American farmers can protect us from impacts of drought and flood” A new report by the National Wildlife Federation titled, Can Soil Save Us? Making the…

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Permaculture HORT 3330

By Carli Fraccarolli / July 13, 2015

HORT 3330 – Permaculture Design Certification Lecture: TUESDAY, 8:40am – 9:55am Lab: TUESDAY, 1:25pm – 4:25pm Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only. Prerequisite: None Professor Jane Mt. Pleasant with Extension…

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The Small Farm Quarterly Summer 2015 Issue is Out!

By Carli Fraccarolli / July 9, 2015

The Summer 2015 issue of Small Farm Quarterly has recently been released! Check out 16 informative articles discussing topics ranging from livestock and poultry to urban agriculture. Download the PDF…

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Small Farm in the Big City

By Carli Fraccarolli / July 6, 2015

Closing the bad-food gap in urban communities. by Regina A. Bernard-Carreno My grandfather was an “urban farmer,” in the city of Georgetown, Guyana. He farmed to eat, to feed others,…

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