Posts by Rachel Whiteheart

Small Livestock Farm Reaches Big Market

By Rachel Whiteheart / July 8, 2014

Lucki 7 Farms in Rodman, NY With its rich loamy soil, plentiful water, and flat basin land, it’s unsurprising that Stephen Winkler and his family settled down in Jefferson County, New York. The Winklers purchased the original 100 acres, house, and barn of what would soon become Lucki 7 Farms in 1997, becoming the third…

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International Farmer-to-Farmer Program Seeking Applicants

By Rachel Whiteheart / May 6, 2014

Do you have skills in horticulture, sheep, goat or poultry production? Do you have experience in smaller scale field crop production systems, or processing, marketing or business skills geared toward small farms? Catholic Relief Services, one of the oldest and largest U.S. international humanitarian and development organizations, is looking for volunteers for all expenses paid…

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Final Sustainable Farm Energy Webinar this Friday!

By Rachel Whiteheart / April 22, 2014

Are you looking to stabilize rising fuel and energy costs on your farm or homestead? Are you seeking more sustainable sources of energy? The last webinar in our four-part Sustainable Farm Energy lunchtime webinar series will run from noon-1:00pm this Friday, April 25th. This webinar is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Upon…

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Upcoming BF Service Provider Webinars

By Rachel Whiteheart / April 15, 2014

Are you looking to deepen your skills in support of beginning farmers? Don’t miss these two free webinars for service providers offered this April! Pre-registration is required and you need to register for each webinar separately. Valuing time and muscle – Working with beginning farmers in labor record keeping THURSDAY April 17th, 2014 from 12:00…

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ATTENTION: Small Farms Summit Postponed

By Rachel Whiteheart / March 11, 2014

This year’s annual Small Farms Summit,  Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell, scheduled for March 12th, 2014 from 9:30am – 3:30pm has been postponed due to potentially hazardous weather conditions. Because a large proportion of our attendees are farmers from rural regions, the “vulcan” snowstorm that is predicted to hit New York will make it…

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Walk-Ins Welcome at Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference

By Rachel Whiteheart / March 6, 2014

NOFA-NY’s 3rd Annual Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY  March 7, 2014 Registration: 8:00-9:00am Keynote Speaker Gary Zimmer, president of Midwestern BioAg, will discuss how to build healthy sustainable soils for your farm. Recognized around the world for his commitment to improving farming through building healthy soils, Gary has spoken to farmers and agribusiness professionals all across…

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Find Farming Jobs!

By Rachel Whiteheart / March 4, 2014

The Cornell Small Farms Program Bi-Monthly update is a great resource for finding funding, farm jobs, and new tools that you can use on your farm! Check out the excerpt from our latest update below and visit our archive of updates for an extensive listing of opportunities. Career Opportunities: Farm Manager Position- North Salem, NY…

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Last Day to Apply for GAPs/Post Harvest Position

By Rachel Whiteheart / February 20, 2014

Position Available:   Association Resource Educator – GAPs/Post Harvest Location:  Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300, Middletown, NY The GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices) Resource Educator will work with Cornell staff under the direct supervision of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County (CCEOC) Agriculture Issue Leader to deliver programming in two components.  The first…

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Learn Why More and More Farmers Are Using Sprouting Fodder

By Rachel Whiteheart / February 6, 2014

What: Sprouting Fodder Webinar When: February 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM Sprouting barley and other grains for dairy cows (and other livestock) is not a novel practice, but has gained more popularity in the past few years as grain prices rise and farmers search for ways to maximize their return on grain purchases. John Stoltzfus, a dairy…

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Registration for Cornell's Camp Mushroom is OPEN!

By Rachel Whiteheart / January 30, 2014

When: April 25 and 26, 2014 Where: Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, 611 County Route 13, Van Etten, N.Y. Directions. Camp Mushroom is Cornell’s annual two-day event for farmers, woodlot owners, and hobby growers who want to cultivate their own shiitake, oyster, lions mane, and stropharia mushrooms. For almost a decade, Professor Ken Mudge has been dedicating his time to…

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