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.

The Latest from the Cornell Local Foods Movement

By Kacey Deamer / December 4, 2018

Cornell Cooperative Extension hosted its annual Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Systems In-service Conference on Nov. 13-15. The conference scheduled included four sessions in the Agricultural Community and Economic Development track…

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New Report Focuses on the Future of the NY Livestock Industry

By Kacey Deamer / November 15, 2018

Although most livestock in New York is raised on small farms, this industry contributes $893 million in sales to the rural New York economy. Demand far outstrips supply for NY…

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Video Series Shows How Farmers Can Profit From Forests

By Kacey Deamer / November 5, 2018

New York farmers are completing business plans for their woodlots, with the assistance of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County and a grant from the New York Farm Viability Institute.…

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Seeking Farm Writers and Storytellers for the Small Farm Quarterly

By Kacey Deamer / October 17, 2018

Attention farmers, extension educators, and service providers: The Cornell Small Farms Program encourages you to submit articles and photos to our magazine.   The Small Farm Quarterly is a print publication…

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Today We Celebrate National Farmers Day and #ThankaFarmer

By Kacey Deamer / October 12, 2018

Today, October 12th, is National Farmers Day. While we think every day should be National Farmers Day, the day is meant to raise awareness about the farmers behind our nation’s…

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Handbook Offers How-To and Tools for Reduced Tillage

By Kacey Deamer / October 11, 2018

If you’re interested in improving your farm’s soil health, reduced tillage may be the answer. Reduced tillage practices can minimize soil disturbance by using less intensity, going shallower, and restricting…

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Interested in Raising Deer on Your Farm?

By Kacey Deamer / October 10, 2018

Cervids, such as deer, elk, and moose, are a $3 billion industry in the United States. There are many opportunities for farms to raise deer, but proper care and health…

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Learn About Ecological Design in Online Permaculture Course

By Kacey Deamer / October 4, 2018

Are you ready to build your knowledge about permaculture and ecological design? Permaculture gardens, farms, and backyards balance the provision of human needs with improvement of local ecosystem health. The…

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Attention Educators & Service Providers: Let’s Talk Mushrooms

By Kacey Deamer / October 3, 2018

Did you know that the Cornell Small Farms Program has been offering specialty mushroom resources and extension education for 10 years? This has occurred through our website, online courses, and in-person…

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Call for Survey Responses on Solar Grazing

By Kacey Deamer / September 25, 2018

Are you a part of the solar farming community? Help inform researchers by taking this survey on vegetation maintenance practices for solar arrays. In a collaboration between the Cornell University Atkinson…

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