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News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Fall 2022

By Kacey Deamer / October 3, 2022

Register Now for Our 2022-2023 Online Course Season, Featuring New Courses Are you looking to improve your technical or business skills to benefit your farming operation? The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce that our upcoming online course season will begin live webinars this fall, and will feature new courses to offer even…

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Anticipating the Next Forest: Ecology and Management for Sustaining Forests

By Peter Smallidge / October 3, 2022

Consider a long-term time frame to think about private forests specifically and broadly; how they used to look, how they have changed, and visualize what future private forests will provide to future owners. By Peter Smallidge and Gary Goff Periodically, maple producers and woodlot owners should pause and consider their woods, both their sugarbush and…

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Dealing with the Year of the Drought

By Rich Taber / October 3, 2022

In part 10 of our “What’s Your Beef?” series on raising cattle on small farms, we share some of our strategies to overcome the obstacles faced in a drought year and what you need to know to keep your cattle producing. By Rich Taber As beef producers, we weather all kinds of weather and climatic calamities…

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Seeds of Survival

By Susan Kelley / October 3, 2022

Cornell Botanic Gardens honors the Black experience By Susan Kelley Plain grits, made by his aunt and grandmother, were the only thing Kofi Acree would eat as a baby. Now he makes grits for himself in all sorts of ways – with shrimp and tomato sauce, with cheese and eggs. Foods like grits, made from…

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Vegetable Seed Production Course and Mentorship Available to Growers Throughout the Northeast

By Crystal Stewart / October 3, 2022

In order to increase the number of growers able to produce high quality, regionally adapted seed in the northeast, a group of educators, experienced seed producers, and regional seed companies will be working together to offer training in seed production and a guaranteed market for specific seed crops during 2023 and 2024. Today’s market gardener…

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Raising Sheep on all Grass

By Organic Farming Conference Committee / October 3, 2022

Ulf Kintzel will be a keynote speaker at the Seventh Organic Farming Conference at The Event Center in Mt. Hope, Ohio on November 10 & 11, 2022.  By Organic Farming Conference Committee Ulf Kintzel owns and operates White Clover Sheep Farm and breeds and raises grass-fed White Dorper sheep without any grain feeding and offers breeding…

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Upgrading a Flock of Hair Sheep

By Ulf Kintzel  / October 3, 2022

When you want a breed of sheep but can’t find a place to buy them By Ulf Kintzel Hair sheep that shed and do not require shearing and are able to thrive on forage have been in high demand for many years now. High and relatively stable lamb prices have added to the demand. White Dorper…

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A New York State Vision for a Profitable, Regenerative, Equitable, Healthy Food System Future by 2050

By Phoebe Schreiner / October 3, 2022

New York agricultural agencies and researchers release a State-wide Food System Vision for 2050. By The Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) On July 28, 2022, the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) and its research partners Cornell University’s Dyson School of Economics and Management, Cornell Small Farms Program, Hartwick College, SUNY Cobleskill’s Institute…

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Cornell Partners with NYS to Fight the Spotted Lanternfly

By Caitlin Hayes / October 3, 2022

The devastating spotted lanternfly’s spread to upstate and western New York is not a matter of if, but when, experts say – and Cornell is a key player in helping slow the infestation. By Caitlin Hayes The devastating spotted lanternfly’s spread to upstate and western New York is not a matter of if, but when, experts…

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Futuro Project Celebrates Latino Community Leadership

By Mildred Alvarado / October 3, 2022

The Futuro en Ag Project team and our partners have had a very busy summer. [Vea este artículo en Español] Our teamwork with our collaborators, farmers, service providers and the community at large has kept us proudly working toward our goal of supporting Latino farmers through access to information in Spanish and appropriate educational tools…

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