|Farm Ops: Veterans in Agriculture
This project offers resources and training events for military veterans in New York State who are pursuing careers in agriculture. Read more…
|Profit Teams: Advanced Beginning Farmer Profit Team Project
This project provides 40 advanced beginning farmers with intensive support from a “New Farmer Profit Team” of advisers. Read more…
|Wholesale Marketing: Baskets to Pallets! Preparing Small and Mid-scale Farmers to Enter Food Hubs, Restaurants & Groceries
The Baskets to Pallets Project equips ag service providers and farmers with the knowledge and resources needed to successfully enter new wholesale markets. Read more…
|Reduced Tillage in Vegetables
Reduced tillage practices are important for building soil health. Successful strategies can take many forms. This project works to help growers at diverse scales reduce tillage while managing vegetable production systems that build better soils. Read more…
|Trainers Toolbox: Resources for Service Providers
Since 2009 the Beginning Farmer Learning Network has been meeting once a year to share ideas and improve the support we collectively provide to beginning farmers. The Trainers Toolbox is the repository of presentations, documents, and webinars shared by members of this informal network.
Agroforestry describes a wide range of practices that integrate trees, forests, and agricultural production. Examples of crops include mushrooms, ramps, nut trees, and more. Cornell has created a number of tools and resources to help woodlot owners start farming their forests. Learn more here.
|NY Small Farm Summits
The Small Farm Summits are opportunities for farmers, educators and small farm advocates to gather across NY and prioritize emerging issues and opportunities that will strengthen the small farm sector. The next Summit is scheduled for 2016. Read more….
The above projects are in addition to the Small Farm Quarterly magazine that we publish in cooperation with Country Folks. We issue a bimonthly electronic newsletter called the “Small Farms Update” which summarizes Small Farm news, events, resources and grants. Check our Events page for upcoming classes, workshops and trainings, and look for our Guides and Publications in our Resources section.