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Kacey is the Cornell Small Farms Program’s communications specialist. 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.

Grow Your Farming Skills with Our Production-Focused Block Two Courses

By Kacey Deamer / September 23, 2021

This week marked the official launch of our online course season, as block one courses began live instruction. There’s still time to join in those courses, or you can starting planning ahead for our upcoming block two courses. With webinars starting at the beginning of November, our second block of courses focuses on production strategies…

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Don’t Miss the Start of Our Online Course Season, Live Webinars for the First Block Start Next Week

By Kacey Deamer / September 15, 2021

The first block of our online courses begin live webinars next week, and we can’t wait to get started! Our suite of online courses is offered on a user-friendly platform, which grants registrants permanent access to their course content. Also, courses have tiered pricing based on household size and income to make access to the…

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Registration Is Open for Our Upcoming Online Course Season, Including New Courses

By Kacey Deamer / August 30, 2021

Are you looking to improve your technical or business skills to benefit your farming operation? Consider joining one of our more than two dozen online courses during live instruction this upcoming online course season. The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce that our online courses will begin live webinars this fall, and will…

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News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Summer 2021

By Kacey Deamer / July 5, 2021

New Report Summarizes NYS Meat Processor Needs and Perspectives Building a resilient local food system requires sufficient meat processing capacity. The COVID pandemic revealed that NYS did not have the ability to absorb shocks, including increased consumer meat demand, leaving farmers and consumers frustrated and meat processors overwhelmed. In Fall 2020, a team of Cornell…

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Editor’s Letter – Summer 2021

By Kacey Deamer / July 5, 2021

As the summer weather has begun in upstate New York, our team has been spending even more time tending to our farms and gardens. From herbs grown on a window ledge to sheep in the pasture, we’re all watching things grow. There’s even been some nosy neighborhood chickens trying to join our team Zoom meetings.…

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2021 Cornell Guide for Integrated Field Crop Management Now Available

By Kacey Deamer / April 5, 2021

Cornell Field Crops and the Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP) at Cornell University is pleased to announce the availability of the 2021 Cornell Guide for Integrated Field Crop Management.  Written by Cornell University specialists, this publication is designed to offer producers, seed and chemical dealers, and crop consultants practical information on growing and managing field corn, forages, small grains,…

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News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Spring 2021

By Kacey Deamer / April 5, 2021

Labor Ready Project Shares Farmers’ Stories  Our Labor Ready seeks to enhance the efficiency and overall success of NYS fruit and vegetable farm businesses through professional development for Ag managers, with a special emphasis on creating opportunities for growth and career development for aspiring Latinx farm employees. In a new video series, we highlight the experience of two NYS farmers as…

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Editor’s Letter – Spring 2021

By Kacey Deamer / April 5, 2021

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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Farm Ops Opens Next Round of Veteran Learning Cohort Workshops

By Kacey Deamer / April 1, 2021

Our Farm Ops project is continuing to find ways to support veterans interested in agriculture amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Recently the project expanded its offering of virtual workshops to “Veteran Learning Cohorts.” These cohorts bring together a group of veterans interested in agriculture to progress through an educational workshop together. Military veterans currently enrolled…

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COVID-19 Update on Availability and Expansion of Aid for Farmers

By Kacey Deamer / March 29, 2021

USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to Distribute Resources More Equitably After Identifying Gaps in Previous Aid USDA recently announced Pandemic Assistance for Producers to distribute resources more equitably after identifying gaps in previous aid. At least $6 billion is being dedicated toward the new programs. This includes the reopening of the Coronavirus Food Assistance…

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