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NOFA-NY Farming Photo Contest- Entries Due Nov. 1

By Rachel Whiteheart / October 21, 2013

NOFA-NY’s annual photo contest celebrates the beauty, diversity, and productivity of our state’s organic farms and farmers. Photos will judged in four categories: Bringing in the Harvest Daily Life on the Farm Honoring our Farmers At the Market NOFA-NY will select one winner per category plus one overall winner. The winner in each category will…

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Small Farm Quarterly Fall 2013 Has Arrived!

By arw225@cornell.edu / October 16, 2013

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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Dispose of Your Pesticides in a Safe, Easy Way!

By Rachel Whiteheart / October 1, 2013

CleanSweep NY, New York’s Pesticide Disposal Program, will be holding 5 pesticide collection days in Region 8 (click here to see whether your county is in this region).  For the surrounding regions, if you need to dispose of agriculture pesticides, this may be your closest option until 2017.  The program is completely free of charge,…

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Last Chance to Sign Up for Maple Workshops!

By Rachel Whiteheart / September 17, 2013

With support from the Northern NY Agricultural Development Program, a series of workshops in September and October will highlight research on maple sap production yields. Speakers will  present evaluation of the use of different spouts and droplines.  Workshop leader Northern New York Maple Specialist Michael Farrell says, “These workshops offer maple producers the opportunity to…

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The Power of On-Farm Sustainable Energy

By Rachel Whiteheart / September 9, 2013

The Farm Energy Field Days are back! This year, our series features wind, solar, and biomass as renewable energy solutions to on-farm energy needs. This new series of farmer-led tours will give you a first-hand look at what it takes to integrate renewable energy technologies into your farm or homestead. From a wind driven dairy…

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Organic Cover Crop Workshop and Tour

By arw225@cornell.edu / September 4, 2013

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and NOFA-NY will host an Organic Cover Crop Workshop and Tour of Cover Crop Demonstration Plots on October 17, 2013 from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM at USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center 3266 RT 352, Big Flats, NY 14814. Professors, researchers, and farmers alike will share case studies of organic cover cropping,…

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Celebrating Organic Ag Field Day – September 8

By arw225@cornell.edu / August 27, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013 Homer C. Thompson Research Farm 133 Fall Creek Rd., Freeville, NY Join us at Cornell’s Thompson Research Farm for a Field Day hosted by Cornell and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York. For more than a decade, the Thompson Research Farm has been a testing ground for research in…

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“Campus to Farm Guide” Brings Cornell Ag Research to Your Doorstep

By Violet Stone / August 8, 2013

As a small farmer, finding the time to look up the latest agriculture research and extension projects unfolding on the Cornell University campus can be a challenge, especially during the growing season.  Yet, while you’re putting in long hours in the fields, faculty, staff and extension at the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life…

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Upcoming Workshop: Transitioning to Organic Growing

By arw225@cornell.edu / August 5, 2013

Learn directly from the certifiers the best ways to newly implement organic practices. Date: August 14, 2013 Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm Location: Old Ridge Farms, 3128 Ridge Rd., Williamson, NY 14589 Join Old Ridge Farms and certifiers from NOFA-NY Certified Organic LLC to learn more about transitioning to organic.  This interactive, intensive workshop will include both a field walk where…

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Interested in Northeast Agricultural Statistics?

By arw225@cornell.edu / July 30, 2013

Who Grows What, Where in the Northeast? Explore Northeast Agriculture from a Numbers Perspective! This PDF was put together by USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service, New England Field Office. See how your state’s agriculture industry works together with that of its fellow Northeastern states, and gain insight into the farming practices that vary across our diverse…

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