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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 section for your nearest Cornell Cooperative Extension agriculture agent. They can answer your questions, connect you to local trainings and events, and even do a site visit to your farm.

Do You Have a Technical Issue with a Farm Enterprise?

CCE's regional agriculture teams provide research-based information, programs and technical assistance to dairy, field crops, vegetable, tree fruit, and grape producers all around New York State. To find an enterprise-specific expert, visit the Regional Agriculture Teams website.

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

If you have a question about our program's offerings, contact the relevant staff member below.

Cornell Small Farms Program Staff

Anu Rangarajan

Program Director

Dean Koyanagi

Veterans Program Associate

Erica Frenay

Course Coordinator

Kacey Deamer

Communications Specialist

Nicole Waters

Beginning Farmer Project Coordinator

Ryan Matthew Maher

Soil Health Specialist

Shaun Bluethenthal

Veterans Program Associate

Steve Gabriel

Agroforestry and Mushroom Specialist

Violet Stone

Wholesale Project Coordinator

All Interns

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