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Sí se puede. Yes, we can: Celebrating César Chávez Day

By Tim W. Shenk / March 31, 2024

Today on César Chávez Day, the Cornell Small Farms Program honors Chávez, a leader of multiethnic, multilingual organizing efforts for dignity among agricultural laborers in the United States.  We are committed to lifting up the stories of those who work the land and whose struggles for respect in life in agriculture have established a legal…

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Futuro en Ag: 2023 Year in Review

By Tim W. Shenk / March 13, 2024

The Futuro en Ag project experienced tremendous growth in 2023. We are joyfully indebted to the hundreds of Latino/a/x farmers, supervisors, farm employees and aspiring farmers who helped us develop the beginnings of a robust Spanish-first agricultural network for sharing information, knowledge, inspiration, mutual support and love of the land and community in the Northeast.…

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Spanish-First Farmers Gathered Together for First Latino/a/x Agricultural Community Conference

By Kacey Deamer / December 13, 2023

The Cornell Small Farms Program, on behalf of the planning team, is excited to share some initial snapshots of the historic gathering of our first ever Conferencia de la Comunidad Agrícola Latina del Noreste, held in Latham, NY on December 7 and 8.  The conference brought together more than 150 people, including over a hundred…

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Inscríbase en la Conferencia de la Comunidad Agrícola Latina del Noreste

By Tim W. Shenk / November 5, 2023

[Read in English below] La Conferencia de la Comunidad Agrícola Latina del Noreste emergió de una necesidad expresada por productores latinos en el Estado de Nueva York. La conferencia reunirá a agricultores, supervisores, empleados y aspirantes a la producción agrícola de ascendencia latina, más proveedores de servicios y educadores, para fortalecer las redes y oportunidades…

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Los conocimientos prácticos agrícolas, la unidad se ponen de relieve en día de campo agrícola en español

By Tim W. Shenk / September 20, 2023

El proyecto Futuro en Ag de Cornell Small Farms Program ofrece educación y capacitación agrícola multicultural en persona y en línea, predominantemente en español. [Read this article in English] Bajo la sombra de un frondoso árbol en la finca West Haven Farm de Ithaca, Nueva York, más de 30 personas se reunieron el pasado sábado…

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Practical Farm Skills and Unity Emphasized at Spanish-Language Farm Field Day

By Tim W. Shenk / September 20, 2023

The Futuro en Ag project of the Cornell Small Farms Program offers agricultural education and training for a Spanish-first audience. [Vea este artículo en Español] Under a shady tree at West Haven Farm in Ithaca, NY, more than 30 people gathered to learn organic farming and farm management practices at a Spanish-language field day on…

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Futuro en Ag in Action in 2023

By Tim W. Shenk / April 12, 2023

Congratulations to the Class of 2023 Futuro en Ag Graduates This January to March at the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Futuro en Ag project, we conducted 3 Leadership Development and Farm Business Management courses. Two were held on Long Island – one in Spanish and the other in English – and the third in Western…

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Growing Latino Leadership in Suffolk County with Futuro en Ag

By Mildred Alvarado / April 3, 2023

Something peculiar was happening at the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Futuro en Ag farm management skills course in Suffolk County in January. The flowers set out in the conference room stayed in pristine condition throughout the course – they didn’t show signs of stress even after several days. We finally discovered why. By Mildred Alvarado,…

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Crece el liderazgo agrícola latino en el condado de Suffolk con Futuro en Ag (Español)

By Mildred Alvarado / April 3, 2023

Ocurría algo peculiar en el curso de desarrollo de liderazgo agrícola de Futuro en Ag de Cornell Small Farms Program, celebrado en enero en el condado de Suffolk. Las flores colocadas en la sala de conferencia se mantuvieron en condiciones impecables durante todo el curso: no mostraron signos de estrés ni siquiera después de varios…

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Small Farms Welcomes New Staff to Support Spanish-First Farmers

By Tim W. Shenk / February 27, 2023

The Cornell Small Farms Program team is expanding, welcoming Tim W. Shenk. Tim will support the Futuro en Ag project as a bilingual communications specialist. He introduces himself below.  El Cornell Small Farms Program sigue creciendo y le damos la bienvenida a Tim W. Shenk. Tim apoyará el proyecto de Futuro en Ag como especialista en…

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