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November Small Farms Update

By Violet Stone / November 20, 2012

The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities, 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 at vws7@cornell.edu. Announcements Get…

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Local Food Fair at Cornell University Nov 15th

By Violet Stone / November 12, 2012

Come one and all! Mann Library will be co-hosting the 4th annual Local Fair at Cornell University from 2 – 5pm on Nov. 15, 2012. There’ll be a lively open market in the Mann Lobby, offering a rich sampling of food, fiber and energy products from the Finger Lakes region, as well as informative displays…

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Barley Fodder Feeding for Organic Dairies Webinar

By Violet Stone / October 26, 2012

Join eOrganic for a new webinar on feeding barley fodder in organic dairy and other livestock production systems on Tuesday, November 27 at 2 PM Eastern Time (1 PM Central, 12 PM Mountain, 11 AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Register now…

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Apply Now for Sustainable Agriculture Grants

By Violet Stone / October 23, 2012

Are you a farmer with a new idea you would like to test using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, or other technique? Are you an educator looking to conduct research with farmers as active cooperators? Are you a community member aiming to connect sustainable farming with community revitalization? If you answered “YES” to any of…

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4th Annual Cover Crop Tour and Workshop

By Violet Stone / October 23, 2012

The 4th Annual Cover Crop Tour and Workshop, at the USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center will take place on November 15th.  Registration will start at 9:15am, and the field tour begins at 9:45am. Speakers Include: Ray Archuleta– National Technology Center-East; Soil quality, health, biology and cover crops. Reduction of chemical inputs through soil health. Quirine Ketterings– Cornell University…

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October Small Farms Update

By Maryn Carlson / October 12, 2012

The Small Farms Update includes 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. Announcements Farm Energy…

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September Small Farms Update

By Violet Stone / September 17, 2012

The Small Farms Update includes 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. Announcements Light Up…

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Light Up the Farm with Sustainable Energy

By Violet Stone / September 17, 2012

2012 Field Day Series offers “How-to” information on incorporating solar panels, wind turbines, radiant heat, passive solar and ecological stewardship practices into your farm or homestead. Have you been considering transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy on your farm or homestead?  The farmers in the 2012 “Light Up the Farm with Sustainable Energy” field…

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Get Help Writing Your Farm Business Plan this Fall

By Violet Stone / September 5, 2012

It is rare for a farm to be an accidental success; having a written document laying out the farm’s goals, marketing strategies, financial projections, and operation is essential to demonstrate the feasibility of the farmer’s plans. A business plan is also a must-have for anyone seeking loans or grants to help fund their farm’s development.…

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Small Farmers: Register Now for Fall, Winter and Spring Online Courses

By Violet Stone / August 22, 2012

Whether you are a seasoned, new, or aspiring farmer, there’s something for you in the 2012-2013 line-up of online courses presented by the Cornell Small Farms Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. View all 12 courses at http://nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses. There are courses covering commercial production topics like raising veggies, berries, and poultry, and many more covering management…

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