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Spring 2019

By Ryan Clover / August 13, 2019

If you’d rather flip through the articles in a magazine format, feel free to download the PDF version of the Quarterly, or alternatively take a look at our online reader to peruse this issue. Online Reader: https://www.leepub.com/published/SFQ/SFQ-190401/ Download: https://www.leepub.com/published/SFQ/SFQ-190401/docs/SFQ-190401.pdf Cornell Small Farms Program Update News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Spring 2019 CCE News Extension Plants Seeds for Urban Growth, by R.J.…

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Summer 2019

By Ryan Clover / August 13, 2019

The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the arrival of the Summer 2019 edition of the Small Farms Quarterly. In this issue, we feature stories about selling farm products in a virtual marketplace, top tips for beginning farmers, an introduction to almond mushrooms, and more. You can read articles from the Summer 2019…

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Fall 2018

By Kacey Deamer / August 10, 2019

Click on an article below. If you’d rather flip through the articles in a magazine format, feel free to download the PDF version of the Quarterly, or alternatively take a look at our online reader to peruse this issue. Online Reader | Download PDF​ | More Information​​   Main Street Farms – Improving Efficiency and…

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Study to Help Heat-Stressed Dairy Cows Weather Increasing Temperatures

By Matt Hayes / July 1, 2019

A warming world represents a growing threat to the dairy industry. A warming world represents a growing threat to the dairy industry. With climate change pushing global temperatures higher, finding scientific solutions that protect the well-being and productivity of dairy cows is critical. A Cornell researcher has won a grant to do just that. “Climate…

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From Dreaming to Doing: 5 Tips for Beginning Farmers

By Mary Kate Wheeler / July 1, 2019

The number of young farmers is growing. These tips can help new farm businesses successfully navigate the startup stage. Newly released data from the 2017 U.S. Census of Agriculture show an increase, for the second census in a row, in the number of farmers under the age of 35. A 2017 National Young Farmers Coalition…

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Winter 2019

By Kacey Deamer / January 22, 2019

If you’d rather flip through the articles in a magazine format, feel free to download the PDF version of the Quarterly, or alternatively take a look at our online reader to peruse this issue. Online Reader: https://www.leepub.com/published/SFQ/SFQ-190114/ Download: https://www.leepub.com/published/SFQ/SFQ-190114/docs/SFQ-190114.pdf    Cornell Small Farms Program Update News from the Cornell Small Farm Program, Winter 2019   Extension News Consider Bedded Pack Barns…

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NYCAMH Offers Workshops for New and Beginning Farmers

By Karen Anderson / January 14, 2019

The free workshops to help new and beginning farmers recognize and understand safety issues on their farms. Are you a new or beginning farmer? It’s a broader definition than you might think. A New and Beginning Farmers (NBF) is one who has operated a farm or ranch for no more than 10 consecutive years; has…

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Cornell Small Farms Program Update Winter 2019

By Kacey Deamer / January 14, 2019

News from the Cornell Small Farm Program A Growing Team The Cornell Small Farms Program has experienced incredible growth in the last year, including the addition of three new team members. Over the summer we welcomed Nicole Waters and Kacey Deamer. Nicole joined us as the Beginning Farmer Coordinator, which has her working on our…

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“Sweet Potato Whisperer” Explores Transplant Production

By Robert Hadad / January 14, 2019

The demand for reasonably sized sweet potatoes has grown well beyond supply. In September, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Robert Hadad, together with CCE Wayne County Executive Director Beth Claypoole, visited a small, mixed vegetable farmer in Wayne County that grows sweet potatoes. He has focused production on four varieties that do…

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Climbing Tree Farm Benefits from Profit Teams and Extension Support

By Kacey Deamer / January 14, 2019

Strategies applied at Climbing Tree Farm can be applied to other farm businesses to enhance operations. Colby and Schuyler Gail didn’t realize that when they acquired their first eight sheep in 2007 that they would eventually become farmers. Schuyler viewed the sheep as a way to manage grass on her grandmother’s property and provide meat…

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