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Kacey is the Communications Manager for the Cornell Small Farms Program. In this role, she manages all storytelling and outreach across the program’s website, social media, e-newsletter, magazine and more. Kacey has worked in communications and journalism for more than a decade, with a primary focus on science and sustainability.

Our Team is Growing: Now Hiring Small Farms Extension Aide

By Kacey Deamer / August 22, 2022

The Cornell Small Farms Program team is continuing to grow, and we are hiring! We are excited to share that the application is now open for our newest team member, Small Farms Program Extension Aide. This position will provide administrative, logistical, and overall support for the Small Farms Program. Responsiblities will include drafting correspondence, gathering…

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Register Now for Our Upcoming Online Course Season, Featuring New Courses

By Kacey Deamer / August 15, 2022

Are you looking to improve your technical or business skills to benefit your farming operation? The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce that our upcoming online course season will begin live webinars this fall, and will feature new courses to offer even more learning opportunities. New additions to our online course suite includes…

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News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Summer 2022

By Kacey Deamer / July 10, 2022

Futuro Project Launches Spanish-Language Resources Are you interested in joining a community of Latino/a/x farmers? Are you considering owning your own farm? Do you want to learn from other successful Latinos/as/x farmers?  Join a growing community of Latino/a/x producers in New York State and beyond. The Cornell Small Farms Program has launched a new project, Futuro en Ag (Future…

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Celebrating Pride Month 2022: Queer Farmer Stories and Resources

By Kacey Deamer / June 28, 2022

Farming is independent, self-determined good hard work. Over the last few years, we have been centering our work in ensuring that anyone in New York, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or identity, has the knowledge, skills, resources and networks needed to enter and thrive in farming as their vocation. We have highlighted resources and networks…

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New York State Farm Directory Launching in June 2022

By Kacey Deamer / June 1, 2022

As part of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s role in strengthening New York State agriculture, we are helping to spread word of the New York State Department of Agriculture’s plans to launch a statewide online Farm Directory. The Farm Directory, which launches in mid-June, will connect consumers to producers of farm products and promote New York farms.…

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A Call to Stand in Solidarity with Buffalo Food Justice Advocates and Partners

By Kacey Deamer / May 18, 2022

We stand with our neighbors in Buffalo as we collectively grieve the lives lost and process the horror of Saturday’s mass shooting by a white supremacist targeting Black residents while they shopped at a neighborhood grocery store. Please consider sharing this media advisory, co-created by Food For the Spirit and other Black-led organizations in New York State,…

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News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Spring 2022

By Kacey Deamer / April 4, 2022

The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce the expansion of our team with three new additions! In our growing efforts to serve the Spanish-speaking farmer community, we have Mildred Alvarado and Hannah Rae Warren joining our LatinX farmer project. Mildred grew up on a small subsistence farm in western Honduras and has followed…

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Editor’s Letter – 2022 Spring Small Farms Quarterly

By Kacey Deamer / April 4, 2022

Do you have a story to share? We are looking for new contributors to our magazine, which is for farmers and farm families across the Northeast (and beyond) who value the quality of life that smaller farms provide. We want to hear from you, whether it’s new techniques you are trialing in the field, how…

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Poultry Producers: How Is Your Flock Faring?

By Kacey Deamer / March 4, 2022

If you’ve seen higher-than-usual mortality in your flock lately, or signs of respiratory illness in your birds, please read on to learn more about Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). We know, another pandemic, and you’re already sick and tired of dealing with the human pandemic. But this one could destroy the businesses of any poultry…

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Learn New Ways to Grow Your Farm Business with Our Final Block of Online Courses

By Kacey Deamer / January 19, 2022

Our current season of online courses is underway, and the fourth and final block of courses will start live content at the end of February. With courses on business, grazing management, soil health, mushroom production and more, this is a great opportunity to learn before the growing season begins. Our suite of online courses is…

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