The Cornell Small Farms Program is committed to helping connect farmers with expert support.
Who Can Help You Locally?
If you are in New York and looking for help from someone near your farm, be sure to check our Local Contacts page for your nearest Cornell Cooperative Extension agriculture agent. They can answer your questions, connect you to local training and events, and even do a site visit to your farm.
If you are located in a different state, use this USDA Land-Grant Directory to find your local extension network and offices.
Do You Have a Technical Issue with a Farm Enterprise?
CCE's regional agriculture teams provide research-based information, educational programs, and technical assistance to dairy, field crop, vegetable, tree fruit, and grape producers all around New York State. To find an enterprise-specific expert, visit our Regional Agriculture Teams page.
Interested in Current Research Relevant to Small Farms?
There are numerous faculty within Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) who are working on finding solutions to the challenges faced by farmers in New York and beyond. Explore some of their research and expertise on the CALS website.
Are You a Just Getting Started in Farming?
For assistance with starting a farm, take our free "Plan Your Farm" online course. This portal guides you through tutorials, videos, and links to people who can help you develop your farm plans. Work through the topics in order and you’ll have a solid foundation for the start of your farm business.
Interested in Donating to the Cornell Small Farms Program?
Thank you for considering a gift to support our work. Your contribution to our program makes a difference, increasing our capacity to help farmers get expert assistance to facilitate all phases of small farm business development. You can now donate via PayPal to help continue our work.
Contact the Cornell Small Farms Program Office
If you have a general inquiry or are not finding what you need, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 607-255-9227. Our mailing address is 15A Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
Please note that at this time of risk to COVID-19, our team is working remotely and we are best reached directly by email. Thank you for your flexibility and patience.
If you have a question about our program's offerings, contact the relevant staff member below.