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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.

Farm Ops Offering Veteran Learning Cohort Workshops

By Kacey Deamer / February 15, 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped farmers from farming, nor has it stopped the work of our Farm Ops project to support veterans interested in agriculture. Last year we started offering virtual workshops, and we are continuing these offerings through 2021.  Our Farm Ops project’s “Veteran Learning Cohorts” bring together a group of veterans interested…

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

By Kacey Deamer / January 25, 2021

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

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COVID-19 Update on Vaccine and Distribution

By Kacey Deamer / January 21, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University (IFS) has answered questions around the risks associated with food production with useful links to expert resources to ensure that a safe and robust food supply is maintained. Recent installments of their Virtual Office Hours have focused on the COVID-19 vaccine. During this week’s…

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News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Winter 2021

By Kacey Deamer / January 11, 2021

We are excited to announce an expansion of our team with three new additions: Jamie, Molly and Nina. Each has been involved in our program’s work in some way over the years, and we are glad to now have them as formal members of our team.  Jamie Johnson will be the first dedicated multimedia assistant on…

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COVID-19 Update on NYS Entering 1b in Phased Vaccination Distribution

By Kacey Deamer / January 11, 2021

Beginning on January 11, 2021, New York State has entered Phase 1b of its phased distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. As was the case with Phase 1a, the list of eligible New Yorkers in Phase 1b will be expanded further over time. The state’s supply of vaccine is limited to what the federal government provides,…

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COVID-19 Update on NYS Phased Vaccination Plan

By Kacey Deamer / January 8, 2021

This week New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the latest prioritization for New Yorkers eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The state is currently in Phase 1a. “While we’re trying to control COVID with one hand, we’re trying to defeat it with the other and the vaccine is the weapon that will win this…

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2020 Archive Small Farms Newsletter

By Kacey Deamer / January 1, 2021

Our Small Farms Newsletter brings you farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities, and other farming resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. The newsletter reaches more than 10,000 farmers, aspiring farmers, and agricultural service providers. Of those recipients, 41% of these recipients are…

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Livestock Webinar Will Share Creative Slaughterhouse Workarounds

By Kacey Deamer / December 21, 2020

Many slaughterhouses report being completely booked up for 2021. What’s a livestock farmer to do? The Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Livestock Program Work Team is sponsoring a webinar to help you regain some sense of control over how, when and where you get your livestock processed, and how you sell meat to customers. What Now?! Creative Slaughterhouse…

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Learn About Soil Health at SFP-Organized Sessions During 2021 Empire State Producers Expo

By Kacey Deamer / December 17, 2020

Join us on January 12, 2021, to hear farmer experiences and research on cover cropping and no-till practices from around the region during the Soil Health Sessions at the virtual 2021 Empire State Producers Expo. Our own Ryan Maher, the coordinator of our Reduced Tillage project, organized these sessions on soil health, cover crops and…

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Urban Ag Project Developing Curriculum to Support Producers, Planners and Policymakers

By Kacey Deamer / December 10, 2020

Our Urban Ag project has partnered with USDA-AMS Marketing Services Division and Rooted, the Madison, WI-based center for urban agriculture enterprise and education, to collaborate and develop classes for commercial urban agriculturists, city planners, and policymakers. The project is informed by our publication, The Promise of Urban Agriculture, a national study of commercial farming in…

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