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Call for Applications: Farm Financial Peer Learning Circles

By Nicole Waters / January 21, 2022

Assess Your Farm Business Health within a Farm Financial Peer Learning Circles The Cornell Small Farms Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension are teaming up with farmers in New York State to analyze farm finances and have productive, honest discussions about the state of the farm business and opportunities for improving financial outcomes.  We are currently…

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

By Kacey Deamer / January 19, 2022

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 business, grazing management, soil health, mushroom 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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Aspiring Ag Managers: Registration Ends Soon for Futuro Financiero Course

By Kacey Deamer / January 17, 2022

Western New York Producers: don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain management skills and advance your career! Our new Futuro Financiero course (formerly the Master Class program) will help you enhance your farm business and demonstrate appreciation for skilled and valued employees. Applications close this Friday, January 21, 2022. Register now for the Winter…

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Webinars to Teach about Regulations, Certification, and the Specialty Mushroom Industry

By Steve Gabriel / January 10, 2022

Join the Cornell Small Farms Program and CCE Harvest NY this winter to learn how to navigate the various regulations and certifications in a specialty mushroom enterprise. The type, location, scale, and markets of a given farm all affect the programs that farmers are required or can choose to join. Specialty mushrooms are defined by…

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Welcoming New Staff to the Small Farms Team

By Kacey Deamer / December 14, 2021

The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce the expansion of our team with three new additions! In our growing efforts to serve the Spanish-speaking farmer community, we have Mildred Alvarado and Hannah Rae Warren joining our LatinX farmer project. Mildred grew up on a small subsistence farm in western Honduras and has followed…

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Empire State Producers EXPO Offering Scholarships, Expanded Content

By Ryan Maher / December 8, 2021

Update: Status of the EXPO being offered in-person is pending given the ongoing pandemic. Check the Expo website for the most up to date info. This year’s Empire State Producers EXPO is returning to an in-person event from January 11 to 13, 2022, at the Syracuse OnCenter, following all local and state health and safety…

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Farmer Survey: Help Us Build the VISION 2050 of New York’s Ag Future

By Ryan Maher / December 6, 2021

We need your help in shaping the future of NYS food and farming. As part of our work on the VISION 2050 project, we are asking New York farmers to put forward their voices in developing this vision for NYS agriculture.  What do you want to see for the future of New York State’s food system…

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Inscríbase en el Programa Futuro Financiero para Aspirantes a Gerentes Agrícolas

By Mildred Alvarado / November 22, 2021

Aspiring Ag Managers: Registration Now Open for Futuro Financiero Course! Productores del Estado de Nueva York: ¡Adquiera habilidades de gestión y construya su carrera agrícola!. Aproveche esta oportunidad para mejorar su negocio agrícola y demuestre su aprecio por sus valiosos y calificados empleados. ¡Regístrese ahora para el Curso de Invierno 2022! Western New York Producers:…

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

By Kacey Deamer / November 15, 2021

Our 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 offering on access to capital, plus farm business courses and production courses covering beekeeping, mushrooms, sheep and more. Our suite of online…

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Our Team is Growing: Now Hiring Farmer Veteran Program Assistant

By Nicole Waters / November 8, 2021

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, Farmer Veteran Program Assistant. Through the efforts of the Farm Ops project to support military veterans entering into farming as a career, our farmer audience…

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