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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.
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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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Applications Open for New York “Armed to Farm” Veteran Training

By Kacey Deamer / May 28, 2019

Military veterans are now welcome to apply to attend the week-long Armed to Farm (ATF) training, hosted by the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Farm Ops and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) this summer. Held from July 29 to August 2, 2019, in Victor, NY, the ATF training allows veterans and their spouses to…

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USDA Announces Decision Tool for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

By Kacey Deamer / May 1, 2019

A new web-based tool will help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. The DMC is a voluntary risk management program that offers financial protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below…

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Keeping Milk Safe and Profitable through Farm Modernization

By Kacey Deamer / April 1, 2019

Cooperative Extension Dairy Update Despite the economic concerns stemming from several years of low farm gate prices of milk, some New York dairy operations have adopted a proactive approach by investing in farm improvements to increase efficiency, cow comfort, overall animal welfare, and, ultimately, milk quality. Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest New York Farm Strategic Planning…

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Featherbed Lane Farm’s Profit Team Experience

By Kacey Deamer / April 1, 2019

A Profit Team Case Study Featherbed Lane Farm is a diversified vegetable operation offering a full-year CSA to members. The farm is also home to a flock of hens that produces eggs for CSA members, and two draft horses, Bear and Duke, who support production. Sited on 60 acres of mixed woods, wetlands and fields,…

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News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Spring 2019

By Kacey Deamer / April 1, 2019

New Events Series for Veterans Now that the Northeast is beginning to warm from the winter months, the Cornell Small Farms Program team is preparing for an exciting series of events to support veterans in agriculture. Farm OPS, a project of the Cornell Small Farms Program, will be providing series of training workshops for veterans…

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Roadmap Points Way to Better Soil Health in New York

By Kacey Deamer / April 1, 2019

The Cornell-led New York Soil Health Initiative has just released its Soil Health Roadmap, which identifies ways farmers and land managers can adopt better soil health practices. There is a revolution of sorts going on in farming today, triggered by discoveries in plant and soil ecology, and a recognition that we will need to restore…

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FAQ: Agritourism on Your Farm

By Kacey Deamer / April 1, 2019

By Farm Commons Educational or recreational activities on your farm, u-pick operations, wedding facilities, and other events can be wonderful ways to deepen the connection between farmers, customers, and community. Agritourism ventures can build buyer loyalty, increase sales, and increase peoples’ understanding of where their food comes from—all while helping the public understand why sustainable…

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A Discussion of African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice

By Kacey Deamer / March 11, 2019

Recently the Cornell Small Farms Program welcomed Leah Penniman to campus to lead a seminar describing her work, as well as her newly published book, “Farming While Black.” Farmer, educator, food justice activist, and now writer, Leah does it all. Well known in the NY farming community, as the co-founding of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY, Leah has been an…

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Labor Ready Project Offering Two Upcoming Events

By Kacey Deamer / February 18, 2019

The Cornell Small Farms Program’s “Labor Ready Farmer” project works to ensure that new farmers and advancing employees in our region can access high-quality information, supportive networks and proven tactics essential to effective management of labor. These efforts support new farmers scaling up and Latino agricultural employees to move up the ladder of management on existing…

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