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Access to Capital: Food and Beverage Enterprises

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / June 6, 2014

Are you in the food, beverage or agricultural industry in New York State? On June 24th in Albany NY, attend a free conference and resource expo sponsored by The Federal Reserve Bank of NY, NY Empire State Development, and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. Hear from experts about: Which types of financing is most appropriate for…

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By Sarah Diana Nechamen / June 5, 2014

July 17-19 marks the return of Grasstravaganza! Last held in 2008, the conference will be take place at Morrisville State College and feature a trade show, soil health stations and presentations by national and local grazing and soil health experts. Among those in the speaker lineup are; Ray Archuleta, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)…

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Pre-proposals for Northeast SARE due June 19th

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / May 30, 2014

SARE, or Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, offers competitive grants to projects that explore and address key issues affecting the sustainability and future economic viability of agriculture. SARE offers funding for every sector of the farm community, from Farmer Grants to Research and Education Grants. Grants come in two sizes–large, multiyear projects ranging from $30,000 to…

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Funding Available to start a Dairy Profit Team

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / May 19, 2014

The New York Farm Viability Institute is now accepting applications from dairy farmers for grants to help start a Dairy Profit Team. A Profit Team is a group of professionals, selected by the farmer, who meet regularly to discuss that specific farm with the goal of making the business more successful. NYFVI can reimburse farmers…

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International Farmer-to-Farmer Program Seeking Applicants

By Rachel Whiteheart / May 6, 2014

Do you have skills in horticulture, sheep, goat or poultry production? Do you have experience in smaller scale field crop production systems, or processing, marketing or business skills geared toward small farms? Catholic Relief Services, one of the oldest and largest U.S. international humanitarian and development organizations, is looking for volunteers for all expenses paid…

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Interested in diversifying?

By arw225@cornell.edu / April 30, 2014

Explore how to diversify your small farm this spring! Could pigs be the value-add you’re looking for? Check out “Plotting an Oink Between the Chicken Coop and the Hoop House” in the Spring issue of the Small Farm Quarterly here: https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2014/04/07/plotting-an-oink-between-the-chicken-coop-and-the-hoop-house/

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Final Sustainable Farm Energy Webinar this Friday!

By Rachel Whiteheart / April 22, 2014

Are you looking to stabilize rising fuel and energy costs on your farm or homestead? Are you seeking more sustainable sources of energy? The last webinar in our four-part Sustainable Farm Energy lunchtime webinar series will run from noon-1:00pm this Friday, April 25th. This webinar is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Upon…

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Upcoming BF Service Provider Webinars

By Rachel Whiteheart / April 15, 2014

Are you looking to deepen your skills in support of beginning farmers? Don’t miss these two free webinars for service providers offered this April! Pre-registration is required and you need to register for each webinar separately. Valuing time and muscle – Working with beginning farmers in labor record keeping THURSDAY April 17th, 2014 from 12:00…

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Spring 2014 Small Farm Quarterly Has Arrived!

By arw225@cornell.edu / April 8, 2014

  Are you looking for ways to farm profitably without getting bigger? Do you like to read about families who are living a good life on a small farm? Are you looking for new ideas, tips and resources to help you reach your farm and family goals? If so, you’ll enjoy Small Farm Quarterly. It’s for…

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Sustainable Farm Energy: 2014 Virtual Tours Start April 4th

By Violet Stone / April 1, 2014

Are you looking to stabilize rising fuel and energy costs on your farm or homestead?  Are you seeking more sustainable sources of energy?  In this upcoming four-part webinar series, you’ll meet an organic vegetable farmer, grape grower & winemaker, sunflower & biodiesel producer, and pastured livestock farmer who will lead you through a virtual tour…

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