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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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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Aspiring Ag Managers: Registration Ends Soon for Futuro Financiero Course

By Kacey Deamer / January 17, 2022

Western New York Producers: don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain management skills and advance your career! Our new Futuro Financiero course (formerly the Master Class program) will help you enhance your farm business and demonstrate appreciation for skilled and valued employees. Applications close this Friday, January 21, 2022. Register now for the Winter…

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Cornell Small Farms Program Updates

By Kacey Deamer / January 10, 2022

News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Winter 2022 From Farm Business Planning to Production Strategies, Learn with Us in the New Year Our online course season is almost halfway through, and now’s the time to register for our upcoming block three courses which begin in January. This block of courses includes our new offering…

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2021 Archive Small Farms Newsletter

By Kacey Deamer / January 1, 2022

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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Welcoming New Staff to the Small Farms Team

By Kacey Deamer / December 14, 2021

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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From Farm Business Planning to Production Strategies, Learn with Us in the New Year

By Kacey Deamer / November 15, 2021

Our online course season is almost halfway through, and now’s the time to register for our upcoming block three courses which begin in the new year. This block of courses includes our new offering on access to capital, plus farm business courses and production courses covering beekeeping, mushrooms, sheep and more. Our suite of online…

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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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