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Welcoming a New Team Member to the Small Farms Program

By Sarah Bassman / January 10, 2023

The Cornell Small Farms Program team continues to grow, and we recently welcomed our newest team member, Sarah Bassman. Sarah introduces herself below, and shares more about what she’ll be working on as the Small Farms Program Extension Aide.  I joined the Small Farms Program at the end of 2022 as an Extension Aide tasked…

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Give the Gift of Learning with Our New Online Course Gift Certificate

By Kacey Deamer / December 12, 2022

Looking for a last-minute gift, or even a gift for yourself? Consider our newly available Gift Certificate option, which saves $49 off the full price of an online course. Your gift recipient will participate in one Cornell Small Farms Program online course and connect with essential resources to grow their farm pursuits, including: Unlimited access to online course…

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

By Kacey Deamer / November 28, 2022

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. This block of courses includes our new course on goats, plus farm business courses and production courses covering beekeeping, mushrooms, sheep and more. Our suite of online courses is…

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¿Cómo Iniciar su Negocio Agrícola? Nuevo Curso en Línea en Español | New Online Course in Spanish

By Mildred Alvarado / November 21, 2022

Nuestro Legado, Nuestros Valores, Nuestro Amor por la Tierra Nuestros valores, nuestros sueños, el legado de nuestros padres, la experiencia en agricultura que traemos de nuestros países de origen, nuestra identidad es lo que en algún momento nos ha hecho pensar, quisiera tener mi propio negocio agrícola aquí en EUA; pero ¿cómo hago para comenzar?…

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An Interesting Challenge in My Second Language

By Shane J. LaBrake / November 10, 2022

By Shane J. LaBrake, Bilingual Ag Educator and Consultant [Vea este artículo en Español] I regularly provide two-day trainings on ag related equipment – mostly operation, safety, and maintenance of tractors, chain saws, and small-engine machines. These are trainings I developed over the years, and I have now delivered over 250 of these to a…

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Un Reto Interesante en mi Segundo Idioma

By Shane J. LaBrake / November 10, 2022

Por Shane J. LaBrake, Educador y Consultor Bilingüe Agrícola [Read this article in English] Regularmente proporciono capacitaciones de dos días sobre equipos relacionados con la agricultura, principalmente operación, seguridad y mantenimiento de tractores, motosierras y máquinas de motores pequeños. Estas son capacitaciones que desarrollé a lo largo de los años, y ahora he entregado más…

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Our Production-Focused Block Two Courses Will Help Grow Your Farming Skills

By Kacey Deamer / October 3, 2022

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 31, our second block of courses focuses on production strategies from berries and veggies to cattle and cut flowers. Our suite of online courses is offered on a…

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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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