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NY Onion Growers Can Decrease Chemical Use According to New Research

By Avery MacLean / September 8, 2022

New York State has a high potential for onion production, with proximity to markets on the east coast and a large national demand for storage onions, when disease and pests don’t interfere. Nearly all of New York’s onions are grown in the state’s fertile Muck soils and require a reliance on cultivation, fertilizer, and pesticides…

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Our Team is Growing: Now Hiring Small Farms Extension Aide

By Kacey Deamer / August 22, 2022

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, Small Farms Program Extension Aide. This position will provide administrative, logistical, and overall support for the Small Farms Program. Responsiblities will include drafting correspondence, gathering…

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Gira de Campo Anual en Español de Frutas

By Mildred Alvarado / August 17, 2022

Mostrando las Habilidades de Gestión de los Huertos By Mildred Alvarado, Mario Miranda Sazo, Nicole Waters, Janet van Zoeren y Alejandro Calixto [Read this article in English] El Programa de Small Farms de Cornell (SFP), el Programa de Manejo Integrado de Plagas del Estado de Nueva York (NYSIPM), el equipo LOF de CCE y Zingler…

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Annual Hispanic Summer Fruit Tour Featuring Orchard Management Skills

By Mildred Alvarado / August 17, 2022

By Mildred Alvarado, Mario Miranda Sazo, Nicole Waters, Janet van Zoeren and Alejandro Calixto [Vea este artículo en Español] The Cornell Small Farms Program (SFP), New York State Integrated Pest Management (NYSIPM), CCE Lake Ontario Fruit  (CCELOF) team, and Zingler Farms have decided to collaborate closely to host the seventh annual Spanish-Language Fruit Tour at…

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Register Now for Our Upcoming Online Course Season, Featuring New Courses

By Kacey Deamer / August 15, 2022

Are you looking to improve your technical or business skills to benefit your farming operation? The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce that our upcoming online course season will begin live webinars this fall, and will feature new courses to offer even more learning opportunities. New additions to our online course suite includes…

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Reconnecting with Purpose Program Welcomes Applicants for Year 3 Cohort

By Violet Stone / August 12, 2022

As farm and food system educators or change makers, we face enormous challenges to our efforts to support improved livelihoods of those we serve.  Although we may work hard toward positive change and genuine service, our goals can become daunting. There are times we find our energy, commitment and spirit depleted. Are you seeking a…

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Futuro Project Continues Summer Outreach with Suffolk County Visit

By Nicole Waters / August 1, 2022

“Ask Long Islanders, we live for this time of year,” Vanessa Lockel, executive director of CCE Suffolk, stated as we drove past the spectacular scenery of Eastern Long Island farm fresh vegetable stands, fields of sunflowers, vineyards, and orchards all in peak season glory. The mid-July visit to the region by our Futuro project team…

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Meet the New Cornell Small Farms’ Online Course Coordinator

By Kara Peet / July 25, 2022

I am very excited to join the Cornell Small Farms Program team as the new Online Course Coordinator. With prior experience in education, administration, and customer service, I support instructors and students with the resources they need to be successful with our online course offerings.  I am responsible for all aspects of our online courses,…

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Juntos Aprendemos: Un Día de Campo en Español para la Comunidad Latina

By Mildred Alvarado / July 20, 2022

Carlos Aguilera y Lorena Mendoza Pérez, propietarios de la Finca West Haven Farm en Ithaca NY, graduados del Curso de Gestión de Negocios Agrícolas Futuro Financiero que desarrolló nuestro proyecto Futuro en Ag, serán los anfitriones del primer día de campo para la comunidad Agrícola Latina y más allá, el sábado 6 de agosto del…

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Reduced Tillage Project Sharing Research at Soil Health Field Days

By Ryan Maher / July 15, 2022

Hear the latest Cornell Small Farms Program research on reduced and no-till practices for vegetables at Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Field Days this July. We’ll be sharing our research along with the NY Soil Health team and partners in a statewide event series running this summer. On July 25, we’ll be at Cornell’s Thompson…

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