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Kelsie is from southwest Missouri and grew up on a 150-acre farm helping her family buy and sell horses and cattle. She credits FFA for finding her passion for agriculture and food issues and desiring a career as an “agvocate.” Since coming to Cornell, she has gained interest in local production, global food issues, and environmental impacts of and on agriculture. She joined the Cornell Small Farms Program in May of 2018 and is excited to gain experience to complement coursework in the Agricultural Sciences major and Communication major.

Meet the Everest Grape: A New Concord Variety

By Kelsie Raucher / September 27, 2018

Attention grape growers, a new variety from Cornell Agritech could bring you new business. The Concord grape is native to the northeast, but is typically only used for jams and juice. A new variety of Concord, called Everest Seedless, was bred to be a table grape instead of a processing grape. Flavorful and juicy, this…

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Sip Your Way Into Fall with Cider Week

By Kelsie Raucher / September 26, 2018

Originally to connect producers with retailers and restaurants, Cider Week has expanded to become a public attraction in various regions throughout New York State. This week marks the beginning of Cider Week- Finger Lakes, which includes a multitude of events from September 28 – October 8, 2018. Over the ten-day period, events range from a…

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Farming: Cool Work That’s Cooling the Planet

By Kelsie Raucher / August 31, 2018

Did you know that agriculture is the only sector that can actually pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the soil? Known as “carbon farming,” the sequestration of carbon in soil is not only good for our planet, it can also improve the fertility and water holding capacity of your land. Carbon…

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Recommended Reading: Week of August 27

By Kelsie Raucher / August 27, 2018

Welcome to our new installment of Small Farms’ Recommended Reading! Here you’ll find a variety of articles handpicked each week by the Small Farms team. These include resources, educational articles, and tips — all in one location for a quick browse of news in addition to our bimonthly newsletter. This week we’re reading about the…

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On Your To-Do List: Enroll in an Online Course

By Kelsie Raucher / August 27, 2018

Did you know we’ve released the latest batch of online courses? There is a great range of educational opportunities this year. Check out the course homepage to find the courses that best fit your needs. Are you a beginning farmer exploring various market channels? Course 102 may be the right option for you. Exploring high tunnel…

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Recommended Reading: Week of August 20

By Kelsie Raucher / August 20, 2018

Welcome to our new installment of Small Farms’ Recommended Reading! Here you’ll find a variety of articles handpicked each week by the Small Farms team. These include resources, educational articles, and tips — all in one location for a quick browse of news in addition to our bimonthly newsletter. This week we’re reading about the…

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Recommended Reading: Week of August 13

By Kelsie Raucher / August 13, 2018

Welcome to our new installment of Small Farms’ Recommended Reading! Here you’ll find a variety of articles handpicked each week by the Small Farms team. These include resources, educational articles, and tips — all in one location for a quick browse of news in addition to our bi-monthly newsletter. This week we’re reading about the…

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How SFP is Meeting the Needs of Farmers Statewide: PeriodiCALS Feature

By Kelsie Raucher / August 11, 2018

The Small Farms Program’s overall vision is a future where diverse and vibrant urban and rural farms build human capacity, revitalize communities, supply regional food systems, and foster ecological resilience in a changing world. Dani Baker and David Belding, partners in Cross Island Farms, have used Small Farms Program resources to build a farm that…

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Recommended Reading: Week of August 6

By Kelsie Raucher / August 6, 2018

Welcome to our second installment of Small Farms’ Recommended Reading! Here you’ll find a variety of articles handpicked each week by the Small Farms team. These include resources, educational articles, and tips — all in one location for a quick browse of news in addition to our bimonthly newsletter. This week we’re reading about daylilies…

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Recommended Reading: Week of July 30

By Kelsie Raucher / July 30, 2018

Welcome to our first installment of Small Farms’ Recommended Reading! Here you’ll find a variety of articles handpicked each week by the Small Farms team.  These will include resources, educational articles, and tips — all in one location for a quick browse of news in addition to our bimonthly newsletter. This week we’re reading about…

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