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Rescheduled: NY Small Farms Summit for March 24th

By Violet Stone / March 11, 2014

Due to heavy snow and freezing rain forecast across upstate New York, the 2014 NY Small Farms Summit, Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell, is rescheduled for March 24th. If you were previously registered for this event and still plan to attend, please complete a new registration form. Are you currently selling through…

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ATTENTION: Small Farms Summit Postponed

By Rachel Whiteheart / March 11, 2014

This year’s annual Small Farms Summit,  Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell, scheduled for March 12th, 2014 from 9:30am – 3:30pm has been postponed due to potentially hazardous weather conditions. Because a large proportion of our attendees are farmers from rural regions, the “vulcan” snowstorm that is predicted to hit New York will make it…

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Walk-Ins Welcome at Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference

By Rachel Whiteheart / March 6, 2014

NOFA-NY’s 3rd Annual Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY  March 7, 2014 Registration: 8:00-9:00am Keynote Speaker Gary Zimmer, president of Midwestern BioAg, will discuss how to build healthy sustainable soils for your farm. Recognized around the world for his commitment to improving farming through building healthy soils, Gary has spoken to farmers and agribusiness professionals all across…

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Find Farming Jobs!

By Rachel Whiteheart / March 4, 2014

The Cornell Small Farms Program Bi-Monthly update is a great resource for finding funding, farm jobs, and new tools that you can use on your farm! Check out the excerpt from our latest update below and visit our archive of updates for an extensive listing of opportunities. Career Opportunities: Farm Manager Position- North Salem, NY…

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2013 Archive Small Farms Bi-Monthly Update

By arw225@cornell.edu / February 25, 2014

Our Small Farms Bi-Monthly Update brings you small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities, 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 at vws7@cornell.edu. Sign…

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NY Small Farms Summit: Wayne Cty Site Added!

By Violet Stone / February 21, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new host site location for the 2014 NY Small Farms Summit. If you are located in the Fingerlakes Region, you can now attend the program, Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell, at the Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Newark, NY. Are you currently selling through…

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Last Call! Where do YOU Sell? Survey closes soon

By Violet Stone / February 21, 2014

Thank you to the 450 farmers that have taken this survey! Since responses are still pouring in, we have extended the deadline to Wednesday, February 26th to give you a few more days to give input! Are you a Small Farmer? Where do YOU sell? Take this Survey to ID Small Farm Marketing Trends Are…

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Last Day to Apply for GAPs/Post Harvest Position

By Rachel Whiteheart / February 20, 2014

Position Available:   Association Resource Educator – GAPs/Post Harvest Location:  Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300, Middletown, NY The GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices) Resource Educator will work with Cornell staff under the direct supervision of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County (CCEOC) Agriculture Issue Leader to deliver programming in two components.  The first…

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Register Now for "Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell"

By Violet Stone / February 13, 2014

Are you currently selling through a farmers’ market, csa, u-pick, or road-side stand? How well is it working? Direct-marketing can offer the satisfaction of a personal relationship with the customer, but wearing the ‘marketing hat’ has the disadvantage of consuming lots of time and energy. In recent years, a variety of new wholesale markets such…

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Small Farmer Survey: Where do YOU sell?

By Violet Stone / February 10, 2014

Are you satisfied with your current marketing strategy?  Looking for new or better ways to sell your products?  The Cornell Small Farms Program is seeking farmer input to better understand small farm marketing trends via an online survey.  This survey will take 8 – 14 minutes and is primarily for small and mid-sized farmers.       Take the…

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