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Futuro en Ag in Action in 2023

By Tim W. Shenk / April 12, 2023

Congratulations to the Class of 2023 Futuro en Ag Graduates This January to March at the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Futuro en Ag project, we conducted 3 Leadership Development and Farm Business Management courses. Two were held on Long Island – one in Spanish and the other in English – and the third in Western…

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In the News: Small Farms Intern Featured in Extension Out Loud Podcast

By Stephen Stresow / March 13, 2023

In the latest episode of “Extension Out Loud,” a podcast by Cornell Cooperative Extension, one of the Cornell Small Farms Program’s interns, Stephen Stresow, shared his expertise about selecting, sowing, and saving seeds by helping listeners navigate the multitude of terms on seed packets and catalogs.   After a hiatus in 2022, this was the first…

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Small Farms Welcomes New Staff to Support Spanish-First Farmers

By Tim W. Shenk / February 27, 2023

The Cornell Small Farms Program team is expanding, welcoming Tim W. Shenk. Tim will support the Futuro en Ag project as a bilingual communications specialist. He introduces himself below.  El Cornell Small Farms Program sigue creciendo y le damos la bienvenida a Tim W. Shenk. Tim apoyará el proyecto de Futuro en Ag como especialista en…

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Grow Your Farm Management Skills with our Spanish-First Course in March

By Tim W. Shenk / February 10, 2023

Are you looking to gain farm management skills and advance your career? [Vea este artículo en Español] Our Futuro en Ag project is continuing to develop educational opportunities for Spanish-speaking and bilingual farm owners, managers, and employees in New York. The upcoming Futuro Farm Management Skills course offers professional development for Spanish-first farmers looking to…

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Mejore Sus Habilidades de Gestión Agrícola con Nuestro Curso en Español en Marzo

By Tim W. Shenk / February 10, 2023

¿Busca adquirir habilidades de gestión agrícola y avanzar en su carrera? [Read this article in English] Nuestro proyecto Futuro en Ag continúa desarrollando oportunidades educativas para los propietarios, gerentes y empleados de negocios agrícolas que hablan español como primera lengua, o son bilingües y residen en Nueva York. El próximo curso de desarrollo de liderazgo…

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Be Counted: USDA Agriculture Census is Due

By Kacey Deamer / January 31, 2023

Farmers and ranchers, don’t miss the opportunity to be counted and show the importance of agriculture in the U.S. by responding to the 2022 Census of Agriculture by February 6, 2023. Producers can respond online at or by mail. In December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) mailed the Census…

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Discover New Ways to Grow Your Farm Business with Our Final Block of Online Courses

By Kacey Deamer / January 18, 2023

The current season of online courses is well underway, and our fourth and final block of courses will start live instruction at the end of February. With courses on farm business, grazing management, woodlots and more, this is a great opportunity to learn before the growing season begins. Our suite of online courses is offered…

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Our Team Is Growing: Now Hiring Bilingual Agriculture Educator

By Kacey Deamer / January 12, 2023

The Cornell Small Farms Program is hiring! We are excited to share the application for our newest team member, Bilingual Agriculture Educator.  Through the efforts of the Futuro en Ag project, our farmer audience has grown to include many Spanish-first farmers. We aim to welcome new farmers and continue to expand our Spanish language educational…

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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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