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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.

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. Woodlot owners can use forest enterprises and products to supplement their income, and thanks to this grant CCE Chenango has been able to reach more…

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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 of our program, published four times a year and reaching an audience of more than 31,000 in New York and the Northeast US. The Quarterly…

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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 food. Here at the Small Farms Program, we would like to thank all of the farmers we work with. We recognize the great service you…

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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 the width or tilled-area. They can be applied to a bed, within a field or across the whole farm. The practices can take many forms,…

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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 management is critical. Recently the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) hosted Dr. Douglas Wagner of Newport Labs to discuss the topic…

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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 School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University has opened registration to the online course Permaculture: Fundamentals of Ecological Design, from Nov. 5 to Dec.…

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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 workshops. Now we need your help to continue this important work. To all extension/university or non-profit educators, government agency employees, and private consultants — please complete…

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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 Center for a Sustainable Future and the American Solar Grazing Association (ASGA), a team of farmers and researchers are working toward a roadmap for viable…

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Farm Tour Brings Veteran Families to Wind Swept Meadows

By Kacey Deamer / September 24, 2018

For veterans and military families interested in learning about a variety of farming techniques and farm business management, tours of working farms can offer important insight and inspiration. On September 19, 2018, a farm tour was held at Wind Swept Meadows Farm in Watertown, NY. The tour was hosted by the Small Farms Program (SFP)…

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2014 Small Farm Summit

By Kacey Deamer / March 24, 2014

About the 2014 NY Small Farms Summit On March 24th,  the Cornell Small Farms Program hosted the 4th NY Small Farms Summit.  The full day program, Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell, featured small farmers’ perspectives on the pros and cons of selling wholesale. Morning presentations included vegetable farmer Darren Maum of Salvere Farm,…

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