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 or call us at 607-255-9227. Our mailing address is 15A Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Cornell Small Farms Program Staff

Anu Rangarajan

Program Director

Bailey Colvin

Veterans Project Associate

Erica Frenay

Course Coordinator and Livestock Specialist

Jamie Johnson

Multimedia Assistant

Kacey Deamer

Communications Manager

Kara Peet

Online Course Coordinator

María José Oviedo

Bilingual Agricultural Educator

Molly Riordan

Urban Agriculture Specialist

Nicole Waters

Beginning Farmer Project Coordinator

Nina Saeli

Veterans Project Associate

Sarah Bassman

Extension Aide

Suly Valdez

Bilingual Agricultural Educator

Tim W. Shenk

Bilingual Communications Specialist

Violet Stone

Project Coordinator