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Call for Applications: Farm Financial Peer Learning Circles

By Nicole Waters / January 21, 2022

Assess Your Farm Business Health within a Farm Financial Peer Learning Circles The Cornell Small Farms Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension are teaming up with farmers in New York State to analyze farm finances and have productive, honest discussions about the state of the farm business and opportunities for improving financial outcomes.  We are currently…

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Farm Ops Application: BF 153 Indoor Specialty Mushroom Production

By Nina Saeli / January 18, 2022

This is an application to receive no fee enrollment into the BF 153 Indoor Specialty Mushroom Production online course, offered through the Farm Ops project. Farm Ops will be providing the opportunity for 20 military veterans, residing in NY or NJ, to apply for free enrollment into the Cornell Small Farms online course, Indoor Specialty…

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Aspiring Ag Managers: Registration Ends Soon for Futuro Financiero Course

By Kacey Deamer / January 17, 2022

Western New York Producers: don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain management skills and advance your career! Our new Futuro Financiero course (formerly the Master Class program) will help you enhance your farm business and demonstrate appreciation for skilled and valued employees. Applications close this Friday, January 21, 2022. Register now for the Winter…

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Celebrating the Success of NYS LatinX Agriculture Leaders & Entrepreneurs

By Nicole Waters / January 10, 2022

As the Winter season approaches, we are sharing information on existing and upcoming programs and we welcome the opportunity for collaboration and adaptation to all NYS growers, producers, and service providers. By Nicole Waters, Alejandro Calixto, and Mario Miranda Sazo Puede leer este artículo en español aquí. What Mario Miranda Sazo began in 2015 as…

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Building an Alternative Supply Chain for Shiitake Mushroom Growers

By Doug Bierend / January 10, 2022

The Logs to NYC project connects city-based mushroom growers with rural landowners and surplus lumber hoping to blaze a trail to lower-carbon living. On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, power tools whirred and wood shavings flew outside the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, New York. In the shadow of Mathilda, a hefty 19th-century tugboat propped…

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Celebrando el Espíritu Emprendedor y el Éxito de los Líderes Agrícolas LatinX del Estado de Nueva York

By Delia Guilbert / January 10, 2022

A medida que se acerca la temporada de invierno, nos gustaría compartir información sobre los programas existentes y los que están por venir disponibles para los productores de frutas. Damos la bienvenida a la oportunidad de colaboración y adaptación a los productores de hortalizas y a los proveedores de servicios del Estado de Nueva York.…

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Webinars to Teach about Regulations, Certification, and the Specialty Mushroom Industry

By Steve Gabriel / January 10, 2022

Join the Cornell Small Farms Program and CCE Harvest NY this winter to learn how to navigate the various regulations and certifications in a specialty mushroom enterprise. The type, location, scale, and markets of a given farm all affect the programs that farmers are required or can choose to join. Specialty mushrooms are defined by…

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Inscríbase en el Programa Futuro Financiero para Aspirantes a Gerentes Agrícolas

By Mildred Alvarado / November 22, 2021

Aspiring Ag Managers: Registration Now Open for Futuro Financiero Course! Productores del Estado de Nueva York: ¡Adquiera habilidades de gestión y construya su carrera agrícola!. Aproveche esta oportunidad para mejorar su negocio agrícola y demuestre su aprecio por sus valiosos y calificados empleados. ¡Regístrese ahora para el Curso de Invierno 2022! Western New York Producers:…

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Farm Ops Application: BF 138 Getting Started with Pastured Pigs

By Nina Saeli / October 28, 2021

This is an application is closed. Please view our Farm Ops Event Series page to see upcoming opportunities for veterans.

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Be Well Farming: A Retreat Experience for Farmers

By Violet Stone / October 8, 2021

How do we feed and care for ourselves while we feed others? What types of practices and connections support us to be our best selves in the challenging work of managing a farm business? Most farms focus on two of the three pillars of sustainability: economic and environmental. What is often overlooked is the third…

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