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Hype or Hope? CCE Podcast Cuts Through the Hemp Haze

By Kelsie Raucher / September 11, 2019

Delve into the hemp industry in New York State (and nationwide) with the latest episodes of Extension Out Loud, the podcast from Cornell Cooperative Extension. A versatile crop, hemp has many uses post-harvest from fiber for biocomposites (potentially a replacement for fiberglass), to extracting cannabidiol to using the protein for plant-based foods. Production has been…

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CCE Podcast Highlights Modernization in the Apple Industry

By Kelsie Raucher / September 3, 2019

What do Silicon Valley and farmers have in common? Apples.  Recently, hosts of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) podcast Extension Out Loud were joined by Mario Miranda Sazo at this year’s annual Empire Farm Days to delve into digital agriculture within the apple industry.  Sazo, a fruit extension specialist with CCE’s Lake Ontario Fruit Program, explained…

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September Mushroom Webinar to Feature Oyster on Straw Cultivation

By Kelsie Raucher / August 29, 2019

Next Wednesday, September 4, marks the lastest installment of Cornell Small Farms Program’s specialty mushroom project’s free monthly webinar series.  Held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, this month’s webinar includes an overview of cultivation methods for oyster mushrooms on straw, with Steve Gabriel of the Small Farms Program. The second half of the…

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New Platform for Our Online Courses — Register Now!

By Nina Sannes / August 20, 2019

The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce that our suite of online courses has moved to a new, more user-friendly platform. Now registrants have permanent, year-round access to their course content. Also, courses have tiered pricing from $199 – $299, based on household size and income to make access to the courses more…

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Learn to Grow Mushrooms at September Workshop in NYC

By Claire Morrow / August 19, 2019

Interest in specialty mushroom production, or production of any mushroom other than the typical button, crimini, portabella, has grown enormously in recent years, as social and cultural influences have caused many consumers to become interested in paying for high quality mushrooms and mushroom products. With amounts of protein comparable to livestock and animal products, as…

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CCE Specialists Talk Crops and Climate Change Mitigation in New Podcast

By Nina Sannes / August 7, 2019

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s podcast “Extension Out Loud” released a new episode last week titled How’s it growing? New York State summer crop outlook.  Eight extension specialists from across the state joined the podcast to give updates on berry and vegetable crops, viticulture, tree fruit, and field crop production so far in the 2019 season.  Common…

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Join Us for a Soil Health Conversation at Empire Farm Days

By Nina Sannes / August 5, 2019

Join us at Empire Farm Days from Aug. 6-8 in Seneca Falls, New York for educational events and conversations focused around soil health in the Northeast.  Building soil health is imperative for a farm’s resilience in the face of drought and extreme weather events, erosion, water, and fertility management, as well as ecological and economic…

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In The News: Specialty Mushroom Cultivation Featured in Civil Eats

By Claire Morrow / July 31, 2019

The Cornell Small Farms Program’s specialty mushroom project provides educational programming and resources to those interested in cultivating specialty mushrooms. From handbooks and supplier lists, and online classes and hands-on workshops, the mushroom project works to support those already growing mushrooms, teach beginners how to get started, and even eventually train other educators to help…

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August Mushroom Webinar to Cover Low-Impact Outdoor Growing

By Kacey Deamer / July 29, 2019

The next installment of the Cornell Small Farms Program’s specialty mushroom project’s ongoing monthly webinar series is coming up on August 7 and will be held at 6 p.m. EST. Click here to sign up for the free webinars. During our August webinar, learn about the ways mushroom can help solve complex social and environmental…

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In the News: Rep. Delgado Praises the Farm Ops Program

By Kacey Deamer / July 26, 2019

The Farm Ops project of the Cornell Small Farms Program provides expertise and community for veterans interested in agriculture across New York State. Connecting veterans with the Armed to Farm conference is often a first step in providing agricultural training and farm tours. If veterans want to make the transition into farming, the Cornell Small…

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