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Livestock Drought Concerns

By Violet Stone / July 19, 2012

Thanks to the Delaware Watershed Ag Council and Delaware County Cooperative Extension for putting this fact sheet together! Prepared by Dan Vrendenburgh, Conservation Planner Paul Cerosaletti and Meghan Filbert, Extension Educators During this time of drought, the following are some general ideas on watering livestock: Not only will animals need more water because of the…

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July Small Farms Update

By Rachel Whiteheart / July 16, 2012

The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities, and latest handbooks, tools and other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone…

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Sign up today! Beginning Farmer Lunchtime Learning Webinars

By Violet Stone / July 16, 2012

The Northeast Beginning Farmer Project is pleased to announce the remaining two webinars in the Summer Lunchtime Learning Series: Alternative Farm Financing and Serving Diverse Beginning Farmer Audiences. The 1 hour webinars are for beginning farmers and service providers. The webinars are free to attend, but please register here. **Please note the date change for…

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NOFA-NY Announces Two Farmer-to-Farmer Mentorship Programs

By Violet Stone / June 28, 2012

The NOFA-NY Mentorship Program will assist (as a free benefit of NOFA-NY membership) beginning or transitioning-to-organic farmers in finding a farmer mentor who will help them develop their career and farming practices. Drawing from a network of farmers who are eager to share lessons learned during their many years of farm experience, new farmers (“mentees”)…

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Register now for “One-Stop Shopping Approach for Beginning Farmer Training” webinar

By Violet Stone / June 20, 2012

The Northeast Beginning Farmer Project presents a webinar opportunity for ag. professionals in the Northeast who serve beginning farmers, or for new and aspiring farmers in MA or NY seeking to learn about programs that could benefit them. Next Mon, June 25, you can learn from two amazing organizations here in the Northeast, both offering…

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Staying Small Through a Century of Dairy Farming

By Violet Stone / June 15, 2012

The Cornell Small Farms Program and Tompkins County Cooperative Extension will host a small dairy field day titled “Staying Small Through a Century of Dairy Farming” on Wednesday, June 20th, from 1 – 3pm in Brooktondale, NY, Tompkins County.   The farm has been in the Snow family for three generations.  A year and a half…

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Be counted! Sign up to Participate in the Census of Agriculture

By Violet Stone / June 15, 2012

Earlier this month, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), released the latest count of farms in the United States. The nation has nearly 2.2 million farms, a number that has held pretty steady for the past decade. While this number is important, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Agriculture is undergoing major changes. Not only…

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June Small Farms Update

By Rachel Whiteheart / June 11, 2012

The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities, and latest handbooks,  tools and other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone…

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May Small Farms Update

By Violet Stone / May 16, 2012

The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities, and latest handbooks,  tools and other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone…

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Cornell Small Dairy Team Produces New Resources

By Violet Stone / April 25, 2012

The Cornell Small Dairy Team has released a series of 6 new resources to help small dairy farms. The team, whose members include farmers and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) educators, received a grant from the Cornell Small Farms Program in 2011 to provide new educational resources and tools to small dairy producers. “Small dairies have…

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