Posts by Kacey Deamer

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.
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Save Money, Retain Valuable Staff and Increase On-Farm Efficiency

By Kacey Deamer / January 14, 2019

Time is valuable. Time is money. And time is of the essence at the height of the busy season! We know that the ability to manage people effectively is a…

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Cornell Small Farms Program Update Winter 2019

By Kacey Deamer / January 14, 2019

News from the Cornell Small Farm Program A Growing Team The Cornell Small Farms Program has experienced incredible growth in the last year, including the addition of three new team…

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Climbing Tree Farm Benefits from Profit Teams and Extension Support

By Kacey Deamer / January 14, 2019

Strategies applied at Climbing Tree Farm can be applied to other farm businesses to enhance operations. Colby and Schuyler Gail didn’t realize that when they acquired their first eight sheep…

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More Than a Matter of Taste, Part II

By Kacey Deamer / January 14, 2019

This excerpt is from Fred Provenza’s book Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher.…

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Workshops on Anaerobic Digesters for Small Farms Offered this Winter

By Kacey Deamer / January 14, 2019

It is generally accepted that anaerobic digesters (AD) are efficient technologies for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from livestock operations. In addition, AD technology has a number of other potential…

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2018 Archive Small Farms Newsletter

By Kacey Deamer / January 1, 2019

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…

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Briquetting a Better, Burnable Cow Patty: Farmer Turns Livestock Waste into Fuel Source

By Kacey Deamer / December 19, 2018

A farmer recently completed a USDA Northeast SARE funded project to demonstrate a hydraulic press used to make fuel briquettes from manure and bedding. The machine, dubbed the “Biomass Beast”…

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Cornell Small Farms Program Year in Review

By Kacey Deamer / December 17, 2018

Letter from the Director It has been quite a year for the Cornell Small Farm Program. We have grown to ten amazing, committed staff who actively work to support the…

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Podcast by Cornell Cooperative Extension Explores 2018 Harvests and NYS Impacts

By Kacey Deamer / December 13, 2018

New York farmers experienced a wet, then dry, then wet 2018 growing season that brought a number of challenges. How did those conditions affect the quantity, look and taste of…

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Maple and Birch Tapping Research Responds to Variable Climate

By Kacey Deamer / December 12, 2018

The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has posted a research update with data to help maple and birch syrup producers respond to variable climate conditions. “Maple, and now birch,…

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