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NOFA-NY Farming Photo Contest- Entries Due Nov. 1

By Rachel Whiteheart / October 21, 2013

NOFA-NY’s annual photo contest celebrates the beauty, diversity, and productivity of our state’s organic farms and farmers. Photos will judged in four categories: Bringing in the Harvest Daily Life on the Farm Honoring our Farmers At the Market NOFA-NY will select one winner per category plus one overall winner. The winner in each category will…

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FINAL Farm Energy Field Day this Friday!

By Rachel Whiteheart / October 9, 2013

The final Farm Energy Field Day is this Friday, October 11. If you’re interested in finding out how you can use solar energy on your farm, this field day is for you! This is your opportunity to get “How to” information, view customized equipment on the farm, and network with other energy enthusiasts. This field day…

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Dispose of Your Pesticides in a Safe, Easy Way!

By Rachel Whiteheart / October 1, 2013

CleanSweep NY, New York’s Pesticide Disposal Program, will be holding 5 pesticide collection days in Region 8 (click here to see whether your county is in this region).  For the surrounding regions, if you need to dispose of agriculture pesticides, this may be your closest option until 2017.  The program is completely free of charge,…

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Last Chance to Sign Up for Maple Workshops!

By Rachel Whiteheart / September 17, 2013

With support from the Northern NY Agricultural Development Program, a series of workshops in September and October will highlight research on maple sap production yields. Speakers will  present evaluation of the use of different spouts and droplines.  Workshop leader Northern New York Maple Specialist Michael Farrell says, “These workshops offer maple producers the opportunity to…

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The Power of On-Farm Sustainable Energy

By Rachel Whiteheart / September 9, 2013

The Farm Energy Field Days are back! This year, our series features wind, solar, and biomass as renewable energy solutions to on-farm energy needs. This new series of farmer-led tours will give you a first-hand look at what it takes to integrate renewable energy technologies into your farm or homestead. From a wind driven dairy…

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February Monthly Update

By Rachel Whiteheart / February 20, 2013

The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities,  other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone at vws7@cornell.edu. Announcements New! Guide…

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January Monthly Update

By Rachel Whiteheart / January 17, 2013

The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities,  other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone at vws7@cornell.edu. Announcements Top 8…

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Taking Agritourism as High as a Hot Air Balloon

By Rachel Whiteheart / October 1, 2012

Donna Quadri developed a comprehensive agritourism plan to help vineyard owners and businesses enhance tourist experiences by Rachel Whiteheart Welcome to the Northeast SARE Spotlight! SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) offers grants to farmers, educators, universities and communities that are working to make agriculture more sustainable – economically, environmentally, and socially. Learn about whether…

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August Small Farms Update

By Rachel Whiteheart / August 16, 2012

The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities,  other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone at vws7@cornell.edu. Announcements Serving Diverse…

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July Small Farms Update

By Rachel Whiteheart / July 16, 2012

The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities, and latest handbooks, tools and other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone…

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