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NYS Bans Live Fowl Shows, Meets, Swaps, Auctions, and Sales: Why and What Does that Mean?

By Amy Barkley / April 21, 2022

Cornell Cooperative Extension shares information about the two recent live poultry bans in New York State that are in place to help stop the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, a highly contagious, fatal, flu-like disease of poultry, has been spreading across the state since February. As of April 19, 2022,…

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La Guía Más Popular de Pequeñas Granjas Se Encuentra Disponible en Español

By Hannah Rae Warren / April 20, 2022

Por casi dos décadas, “Guide to Farming in NY” de Cornell Small Farms Program ha sido un recurso importante para aquellos que desean iniciar un negocio agrícola, y ha guiado tanto a agricultores principiantes como a experimentados! La versión original de la guía fue desarrollada en el 2004 por educadores agrícolas de la Extensión Cooperativa…

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Agroforestry Webinar Series to Discuss Stewardship, Support Resources, and More

By Steve Gabriel / April 6, 2022

Our Agroforestry project and the Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Program Work Team is again hosting a series of webinars this year, beginning in April. These webinars will feature expert speakers, highlighting the latest information and materials available.   Agroforestry describes a wide range of practices that integrate trees, forests, and agricultural production. These systems preserve…

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Proyecto Futuro Lanza Recursos en Español

By Mildred Alvarado / April 4, 2022

¿Está interesado en unirse a la comunidad de agricultores? ¿Está considerando la posibilidad de ser dueño/a de su propia finca? ¿Quiere aprender de agricultores Latinos/as/x que ya tienen su propia finca y están teniendo éxito? Únase a la creciente comunidad de agricultores del Estado de Nueva York y más allá. El Programa de Pequeñas Empresas…

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Información en Español Sobre la Influenza Aviar Altamente Patógena (HPAI): Mire Nuestro Nuevo Video

By Hannah Rae Warren / March 22, 2022

Debido a la amenaza que representa la versión altamente patógena de la influenza aviar (conocido como HPAI por sus siglas en inglés) para las bandadas de traspatio y los productores avícolas comerciales, los educadores del Equipo de Trabajo del Programa de Ganadería de Extensión Cooperativa de Cornell (CCE) han estado trabajando juiciosamente para educar a…

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The Empire (State) Strikes Back: Expo Recordings Now Available

By Stephen Stresow / March 10, 2022

Pass the time waiting for winter to turn to spring with new educational videos. Recordings from the 2022 Empire State Producers Expo are now available on the Cornell School of Integrative Plant Science’s YouTube page. The annual conference is organized by the New York State Vegetable Growers Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension and, due to…

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Poultry Producers: How Is Your Flock Faring?

By Kacey Deamer / March 4, 2022

If you’ve seen higher-than-usual mortality in your flock lately, or signs of respiratory illness in your birds, please read on to learn more about Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). We know, another pandemic, and you’re already sick and tired of dealing with the human pandemic. But this one could destroy the businesses of any poultry…

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Follow Best Practices to Prevent the Spread of Bird Flu

By Nancy Glazier / February 28, 2022

A deadly strain of bird flu, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), has been identified in several states throughout the country, including New York. This strain can infect chickens, turkeys, game birds, waterfowl, ratites (emus, etc.), and a wide variety of wild birds. It can spread from bird to bird by direct contact as well as…

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Learn About Tarping on Northeast Farms with New Guide

By Stephen Stresow / February 23, 2022

Are you curious about how tarps work? Want to learn from successful practices as well as the challenges and shortcomings? Our Reduced Tillage project is happy to share a new publication, “Tarping in the Northeast: A Guide for Small Farms,” that provides comprehensive information on the emerging practice of tarping — applying reusable tarps to…

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Apply Now for Our 2022 Community Mushroom Educator Virtual Training

By Steve Gabriel / February 21, 2022

Join our network of educators to learn how to grow and sell mushrooms, and teach these skills in the community you serve. Our ongoing partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY and Farm School NYC is offering a virtual Community Mushroom Educator Training that aims to build a cohort of educators from both urban and rural centers throughout…

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