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A Retrospect on the Baskets to Pallets Cohort Opening Gathering

On August 7 and 8, Small Farms’ own Violet Stone convened the inaugural gathering of the new Baskets to Pallets educator cohort. In this post, Violet shares a retrospective on who the new cohort is and the work they plan to do over the next two years. Last week, I was happy to find myself … Read More

Recommended Reading: Week of August 13

Welcome to our new installment of Small Farms’ Recommended Reading! Here you’ll find a variety of articles handpicked each week by the Small Farms team. These include resources, educational articles, and tips — all in one location for a quick browse of news in addition to our bimonthly newsletter. This week we’re reading about the … Read More

How SFP is Meeting the Needs of Farmers Statewide: PeriodiCALS Feature

The Small Farms Program’s overall vision is a future where diverse and vibrant urban and rural farms build human capacity, revitalize communities, supply regional food systems, and foster ecological resilience in a changing world. Dani Baker and David Belding, partners in Cross Island Farms, have used Small Farms Program resources to build a farm that … Read More

Recommended Reading: Week of August 6

Welcome to our second installment of Small Farms’ Recommended Reading! Here you’ll find a variety of articles handpicked each week by the Small Farms team. These include resources, educational articles, and tips — all in one location for a quick browse of news in addition to our bimonthly newsletter. This week we’re reading about daylilies … Read More

Recommended Reading: Week of July 30

Welcome to our first installment of Small Farms’ Recommended Reading! Here you’ll find a variety of articles handpicked each week by the Small Farms team.  These will include resources, educational articles, and tips — all in one location for a quick browse of news in addition to our bimonthly newsletter. This week we’re reading about … Read More

Welcome, New Staff!

Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce the expansion of our team with two new additions, Nicole and Kacey. Beginning Farmer Project Coordinator, Nicole, supports SFP’s dedication to providing guidance and resources to those entering careers in farming and to those in the formative years of a newly started farms in New York State. … Read More

Register for Reduced Tillage Field Day!

Register here https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=953

Interested in Ranching for Profit? Potential Business School Coming to New England.

Ranch Management Consultants (RMC) are currently gauging interest to hold the business school of ranching in New England. If interested, take this four question survey: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07efe2mlf1jh6nkn0a/a014zjjq5r85v/questions Information on the school:   RMC has a long, successful track record of equipping ranchers like you with the tools and insights to transform your ranch into a sustainable business. … Read More

How to Write a Custom Grazing Contract

by Meg Grzeskiewicz, On Pasture Strong, written contracts can prevent some of the Boneheaded Business Blunders I made in my early years of ranching. My previous two articles have covered every brutally specific detail that I should have included in my former land lease contracts. This month I’m running down everything that needs to be … Read More

Helpful Disease Survey Data for Local Corn & Soybean Farmers

As Northern New York farmers scout corn and soybean fields for any diseases that may impact crop health and yield, they can use five years’ worth of survey results as a guide to newly-emerging and common crop pathogens in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The corn and soybean disease survey project … Read More

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