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Grow Your Farm Knowledge with Our Final Block of Online Courses this Winter

By Kacey Deamer / January 15, 2024

Our current season of online courses is underway, and the fourth and final block of courses will start live content at the end of February. With courses on farm business, grazing management, tree fruit production, and more, this is a great opportunity to learn before the growing season begins. Our suite of online courses is…

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Spanish-First Farmers Gathered Together for First Latino/a/x Agricultural Community Conference

By Kacey Deamer / December 13, 2023

The Cornell Small Farms Program, on behalf of the planning team, is excited to share some initial snapshots of the historic gathering of our first ever Conferencia de la Comunidad Agrícola Latina del Noreste, held in Latham, NY on December 7 and 8.  The conference brought together more than 150 people, including over a hundred…

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Register Now to Learn with Us in the New Year

By Kacey Deamer / December 5, 2023

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. These courses cover a range of topics any farmer needs to succeed, such as ​soil health​, ​holistic financial planning​, ​sheep production​, ​season extension, and so much more. Our suite…

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Inscríbase en la Conferencia de la Comunidad Agrícola Latina del Noreste

By Tim W. Shenk / November 5, 2023

[Read in English below] La Conferencia de la Comunidad Agrícola Latina del Noreste emergió de una necesidad expresada por productores latinos en el Estado de Nueva York. La conferencia reunirá a agricultores, supervisores, empleados y aspirantes a la producción agrícola de ascendencia latina, más proveedores de servicios y educadores, para fortalecer las redes y oportunidades…

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Learn to Grow Your Farm, from Berries and Veggies to Pigs and Poultry, with our Production-Focused Block Two Courses

By Kacey Deamer / October 1, 2023

Our new season of online courses is underway, and now’s the time to register for our upcoming block two courses. With webinars starting the week of October 30, our second block of courses focuses on production strategies from berries and veggies to poultry and pigs. Our suite of online courses is offered on a user-friendly…

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Los conocimientos prácticos agrícolas, la unidad se ponen de relieve en día de campo agrícola en español

By Tim W. Shenk / September 20, 2023

El proyecto Futuro en Ag de Cornell Small Farms Program ofrece educación y capacitación agrícola multicultural en persona y en línea, predominantemente en español. [Read this article in English] Bajo la sombra de un frondoso árbol en la finca West Haven Farm de Ithaca, Nueva York, más de 30 personas se reunieron el pasado sábado…

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Practical Farm Skills and Unity Emphasized at Spanish-Language Farm Field Day

By Tim W. Shenk / September 20, 2023

The Futuro en Ag project of the Cornell Small Farms Program offers agricultural education and training for a Spanish-first audience. [Vea este artículo en Español] Under a shady tree at West Haven Farm in Ithaca, NY, more than 30 people gathered to learn organic farming and farm management practices at a Spanish-language field day on…

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Our Team Is Growing: Now Hiring Agroforestry Specialist

By Erica Frenay / September 18, 2023

The Cornell Small Farms Program team is continuing to grow, and we are hiring! We are excited to share that the application is now open for our newest team member, Agroforestry Extension Support Specialist. Our dynamic team is working to help diverse small farms thrive and to make farming more equitable. For this position, we’re…

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From Business to Beef, Our Block One Online Courses Help Farmers Learn New Skills

By Kacey Deamer / August 22, 2023

You can learn new strategies to improve your farm business with the Cornell Small Farms Program’s online courses. Our first block of courses for the upcoming season will begin live webinars this fall! Our suite of online courses is offered on a user-friendly platform, which grants registrants permanent access to their course content. Also, courses…

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Armed to Farm Returns to NYS, Veterans Can Now Apply

By Kacey Deamer / August 18, 2023

We are excited to announce that Armed to Farm, the week-long training for military veterans interested in agriculture, is returning to New York State this fall. Veterans can apply now to join the intensive learning experience. Hosted by the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Farm Ops project and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), the…

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