Productores Latinx de “La Nueva Siembra” Se Reunen Para Capacitación Sobre Acceso a Tierra y Capital

Productores principiantes Latinx que forman parte del curso en español de Planificación de Granjas, La Nueva Siembra, que desarrolla GrowNYC, se reunieron en el Centro de Agricultura de Chester, NY para aprender sobre acceso a la tierra, a capital para agricultores y conocer experiencias de productores Latinx. Productores de especies menores, abejas, vegetales, entre otros…

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Cornell Garden-Based Learning Presenta Su Proyecto de Bosques Comestibles

Event participants help plant hickory tree

Bosques Comestibles, también conocidos por la comunidad de productores como la producción de plantas perennes comestibles, tales como árboles frutales y  nueces, bayas, raíces y flores, etc. en un arreglo que es funcional, productivo y, a menudo, estéticamente agradable. Se considera parte del  sistema agroforestal, en el cual, hablando en términos generales, es un enfoque…

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Join Our Team: Now Hiring Online Course Coordinator

The Cornell Small Farms Program is hiring! We are excited to share the application for our newest team member, a part-time Online Course Coordinator (Extension Aide IV). Over the years our suite of distance learning opportunities for farmers has swelled to include over two dozen courses with two dozen dedicated instructors. The Online Course Coordinator will take on most of the…

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Agroforestry Webinar Series to Discuss Stewardship, Support Resources, and More

Our Agroforestry project and the Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Program Work Team is again hosting a series of webinars this year, beginning in April. These webinars will feature expert speakers, highlighting the latest information and materials available.   Agroforestry describes a wide range of practices that integrate trees, forests, and agricultural production. These systems preserve…

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Pasture Rest

How long should my pasture rest before I graze it again? After a pasture cell has been grazed it should rest that the plants in it can regrow, restore nutrients, and stay viable. How long the pasture rest should be, depends on the time of year. Pasture rest in humid climate like in New England,…

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The Slow and Furtive Nature of Pasture Soil Compaction: Project Develops Ratio to Monitor Impact

Dairy farmer and Cooperative Extension Educator Fay Benson shares the results of a three-year study testing his Pasture Compaction Ratio hypothesis. He describes best management practices and how to measure compaction on the farm. In my work, first as a grazing dairy farmer and now as a Cornell University Cooperative Extension educator working with graziers…

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