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Small Farms Welcomes New Staff to Support Spanish-First Farmers

By Tim Shenk / February 27, 2023

The Cornell Small Farms Program team is expanding, welcoming Tim W. Shenk. Tim will support the Futuro en Ag project as a bilingual communications specialist. He introduces himself below.  El Cornell Small Farms Program sigue creciendo y le damos la bienvenida a Tim W. Shenk. Tim apoyará el proyecto de Futuro en Ag como especialista en…

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Grow Your Farm Management Skills with our Spanish-First Course in March

By Tim Shenk / February 10, 2023

Are you looking to gain farm management skills and advance your career? [Vea este artículo en Español] Our Futuro en Ag project is continuing to develop educational opportunities for Spanish-speaking and bilingual farm owners, managers, and employees in New York. The upcoming Futuro Farm Management Skills course offers professional development for Spanish-first farmers looking to…

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Mejore Sus Habilidades de Gestión Agrícola con Nuestro Curso en Español en Marzo

By Tim Shenk / February 10, 2023

¿Busca adquirir habilidades de gestión agrícola y avanzar en su carrera? [Read this article in English] Nuestro proyecto Futuro en Ag continúa desarrollando oportunidades educativas para los propietarios, gerentes y empleados de negocios agrícolas que hablan español como primera lengua, o son bilingües y residen en Nueva York. El próximo curso de desarrollo de liderazgo…

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Be Counted: USDA Agriculture Census is Due

By Kacey Deamer / January 31, 2023

Farmers and ranchers, don’t miss the opportunity to be counted and show the importance of agriculture in the U.S. by responding to the 2022 Census of Agriculture by February 6, 2023. Producers can respond online at or by mail. In December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) mailed the Census…

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Discover New Ways to Grow Your Farm Business with Our Final Block of Online Courses

By Kacey Deamer / January 18, 2023

The current season of online courses is well underway, and our fourth and final block of courses will start live instruction at the end of February. With courses on farm business, grazing management, woodlots and more, this is a great opportunity to learn before the growing season begins. Our suite of online courses is offered…

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Our Team Is Growing: Now Hiring Bilingual Agriculture Educator

By Kacey Deamer / January 12, 2023

The Cornell Small Farms Program is hiring! We are excited to share the application for our newest team member, Bilingual Agriculture Educator.  Through the efforts of the Futuro en Ag project, our farmer audience has grown to include many Spanish-first farmers. We aim to welcome new farmers and continue to expand our Spanish language educational…

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Welcoming a New Team Member to the Small Farms Program

By Sarah Bassman / January 10, 2023

The Cornell Small Farms Program team continues to grow, and we recently welcomed our newest team member, Sarah Bassman. Sarah introduces herself below, and shares more about what she’ll be working on as the Small Farms Program Extension Aide.  I joined the Small Farms Program at the end of 2022 as an Extension Aide tasked…

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Give the Gift of Learning with Our New Online Course Gift Certificate

By Kacey Deamer / December 12, 2022

Looking for a last-minute gift, or even a gift for yourself? Consider our newly available Gift Certificate option, which saves $49 off the full price of an online course. Your gift recipient will participate in one Cornell Small Farms Program online course and connect with essential resources to grow their farm pursuits, including: Unlimited access to online course…

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Learn with Us in the New Year, from Farm Business Planning to Production Strategies

By Kacey Deamer / November 28, 2022

The online course season is almost halfway through, and now’s the time to register for our upcoming block three courses which begin in the new year. This block of courses includes our new course on goats, plus farm business courses and production courses covering beekeeping, mushrooms, sheep and more. Our suite of online courses is…

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¿Cómo Iniciar su Negocio Agrícola? Nuevo Curso en Línea en Español | New Online Course in Spanish

By Mildred Alvarado / November 21, 2022

Nuestro Legado, Nuestros Valores, Nuestro Amor por la Tierra Nuestros valores, nuestros sueños, el legado de nuestros padres, la experiencia en agricultura que traemos de nuestros países de origen, nuestra identidad es lo que en algún momento nos ha hecho pensar, quisiera tener mi propio negocio agrícola aquí en EUA; pero ¿cómo hago para comenzar?…

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