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Violet is the coordinator of the Baskets to Pallets project, which seeks to prepare small and mid-sized farmers to enter intermediated market channels such as food hubs, groceries, schools and cooperatives.  She also serves as the NY SARE Coordinator and can help farmers and educators navigate NESARE grant opportunities.

April Small Farms Update

By Violet Stone / April 16, 2012

Announcements Summit Resources Posted Online Workshop Highlights Opportunities for New York Cheese Makers, Small Dairies Upcoming Events Sponsored Events Beginning Farmer Events Other Events Career etc. Opportunities Livestock Resource Educator (CCE Ulster County) – Apply by April 20, 2012 Organic Farm to Restaurant Coordinator (NOFA-NY) – Apply by April 30, 2012 Farm Start-Up Opportunity –…

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Cornell Small Farms Program Update- Spring 2012

By Violet Stone / April 4, 2012

Message from the Managing Editor Happy Spring!  Looking out the window of the Cornell Small Farms Program office here in Ithaca, NY, the crocuses and aconites have burst into bloom, and students are luxuriating in the warm, kind breezes arriving earlier than usual.  For many, the surprise descent of warm weather is a reason to…

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Small Farms March Update

By Violet Stone / March 16, 2012

Announcements Website Restoration Update Small Farms Program to Host Dairy Field Days Small Farms Summit Generates Ideas Upcoming Events Small Farms Program Sponsored Events Beginning Farmer Events Other Featured Events Career Opportunities Agronomy Educator (CCE Rensselaer County) – Due March 20, 2012 Farm Incubator Program (Peconic Land Trust) – Due March 31, 2012 Farm for…

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March Small Farms Update

By Violet Stone / March 16, 2012

Announcements Website Restoration Update Small Farms Program to Host Dairy Field Days Small Farms Summit Generates Ideas Upcoming Events Small Farms Program Sponsored Events Beginning Farmer Events Other Featured Events Career Opportunities Agronomy Educator (CCE Rensselaer County) – Due March 20, 2012 Farm Incubator Program (Peconic Land Trust) – Due March 31, 2012 Farm for…

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Small Farms February Update

By Violet Stone / March 12, 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS Small Farms Website Down: Our apologies! Small Farmers: Shape Your Future! NY Small Farms Summit We NEED YOUR HELP: Prioritize Projects to Strengthen Small Farms Spring Online Courses Still Open for Registration Beginning Farmer Needs Survey: Phase 2 UPCOMING EVENTS Small Farms Program Sponsored Events Beginning Farmer Events Grazing Events Other…

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We need your help! Prioritize projects to support small farms!

By Violet Stone / February 21, 2012

Every two years, farmers and agriculture service providers gather at the NY Small Farm Summit to prioritize research and education activities that will promote the viability of small farms in NY. This year, we will host the 4th NY Small Farm Summit on February 29, 2012. Our goal for the Summit is to identify what…

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Small Farmers: Shape Your Future!

By Violet Stone / February 21, 2012

Small Farmers: Shape Your Future! Register Now for the 2012 NY Small Farms Summit Register now for the 2012 NY Small Farms Summit!  The Summit will take place Wednesday, February 29th, from 9:30am – 3:30pm, with lunch provided. What is the NY Small Farm Summit? The Summit is an interactive meeting with an opportunity for all…

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Cornell Small Farms Program Update- Winter 2012

By Violet Stone / January 9, 2012

Message from the Managing Editor This year we are celebrating a decade of bringing you Small Farm Quarterly!  We certainly have seen an explosion of growth in homesteads, micro-enterprises, and small farms over the past ten years here in the Northeast.  From backyard chickens to farm dinners, the revival in small-scale food production is reconnecting…

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Cornell Small Farms Program Update- Fall 2011

By Violet Stone / October 3, 2011

Message from the Managing Editor I am writing this note just days after Hurricane Irene caused disastrous flooding to many areas in our readership.  We at the Cornell Small Farms Program send our deepest sympathy to the hundreds of farmers and homesteaders that lost crops, livestock, buildings, roads and precious topsoil.  As I look back upon the 2011 issues of Small Farm Quarterly, a reoccurring…

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Cornell Small Farms Program Update- Summer 2011

By Violet Stone / July 4, 2011

Message from the Managing Editor Happy Summer!  I hope this season brings you restful lunch breaks under shady trees and afternoon swims in wild ponds.  I also hope you have some quiet evening moments to read through our summer issue of Small Farm Quarterly!  This issue features a wide variety of content, from spinning wool…

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