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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 Farm Business by Learning to Grow New Products with Our Online Courses

By Kacey Deamer / September 30, 2019

Our new season of online courses is underway, and now’s the time to register for upcoming block two courses. Did you know that the we moved our suite of online courses to a new, more user-friendly platform? Now registrants have permanent, year-round access to their course content. Courses are offered with tiered pricing from $199…

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August Mushroom Webinar to Cover Low-Impact Outdoor Growing

By Kacey Deamer / July 29, 2019

The next installment of the Cornell Small Farms Program’s specialty mushroom project’s ongoing monthly webinar series is coming up on August 7 and will be held at 6 p.m. EST. Click here to sign up for the free webinars. During our August webinar, learn about the ways mushroom can help solve complex social and environmental…

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In the News: Rep. Delgado Praises the Farm Ops Program

By Kacey Deamer / July 26, 2019

The Farm Ops project of the Cornell Small Farms Program provides expertise and community for veterans interested in agriculture across New York State. Connecting veterans with the Armed to Farm conference is often a first step in providing agricultural training and farm tours. If veterans want to make the transition into farming, the Cornell Small…

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Join Us at Upcoming Field Day to Talk Tarping and Reduced Tillage

By Kacey Deamer / July 23, 2019

As part of the Organic@Cornell Summer Field Day Series, the Cornell Small Farms Program will be sharing our work on tarping and reduced tillage in small-scale organic vegetable production. This free field day event, “Innovations in Organic Vegetable Production,” will be held on Wednesday, July 31, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Homer…

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News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Summer 2019

By Kacey Deamer / July 1, 2019

Join an Upcoming Farmer Veteran Training This year will bring two Armed to Farm (ATF) trainings to New York state, hosted by the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Farm Ops and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). The ATF trainings allow veterans and their spouses to experience sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises and explore agriculture…

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Upcoming Mushroom Webinar to Highlight Safety and Regulations

By Kacey Deamer / June 28, 2019

The next installment of the Cornell Small Farms Program’s specialty mushroom project’s monthly webinar series is coming up on July 3. These free webinars occur on the first Wednesday of each month, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, and will be recorded and posted for later viewing on the Cornell Small Farms Program’s YouTube channel. Click…

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Farm Insurance Flash Poll: We Want to Hear From You

By Kacey Deamer / June 24, 2019

Most of us carry insurance for our home, vehicles and property. Not all of us consider insurance for our farm businesses, products or value added enterprises. In fact, many of you have shared challenges with finding insurance for parts of your business. This flash poll is to help us understand more about the unmet needs…

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Summer Field Days to Feature Reduced Tillage Project’s Tarping Research

By Kacey Deamer / June 14, 2019

Join the Cornell Small Farms Program staff for an Organic@Cornell field tour at the Thompson Vegetable Research Farm on July 31 in Freeville, NY, to talk about using tarps to suppress weeds with less tillage. We’ll be sharing results alongside other Cornell and CCE educators in partnership with NOFA–NY. At the “Innovations in Organic Vegetable…

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Baskets to Pallets Project Offers Farmers Technical Support

By Kacey Deamer / June 3, 2019

Now in its fifth year, the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Baskets to Pallets project has offered three regional trainings to a sum of 120 farmers. The goal of our farmer trainings is to better prepare small and mid-sized farmers to successfully sell into scale-appropriate wholesale markets. While farmers usually leave trainings with a list of…

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Upcoming Mushroom Webinar to Feature Budget Tools and More

By Kacey Deamer / May 30, 2019

The Cornell Small Farms Program’s project focused on specialty mushroom farming enterprises is holding a monthly webinar series highlighting the latest research and stories from experienced growers around the region. These free webinars will occur on the first Wednesday of each month, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, and will be recorded and posted…

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