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Are you a service provider looking to engage with our projects? The following projects include resources to help you support farmers and provide opportunities for professional development.

Baskets to Pallets

This project equips ag service providers and farmers with the knowledge and resources needed to successfully enter new scale-appropriate wholesale markets.

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Farm Ops

This project offers resources and training events for military veterans in New York State who are pursuing careers in agriculture.

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Specialty Mushrooms

Demand for specialty mushrooms is rapidly rising, as consumers look to purchase foods that are healthy, nutritious, and medicinal. This project offers training both in person and online, cultivation and marketing factsheets, videos, and guidebooks.

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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.

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Past Projects

In the last couple years, we've hosted various projects that produced useful resources. Although the projects below aren't currently being offered, we wanted to make sure they remained accessible

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.

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Trainers Toolbox

Resources for Service Providers

Since 2009 the Beginning Farmer Learning Network has met 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 network.

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Small Farm Grants Program

In 2012, the Cornell Small Farms Program awarded $3,000 to $5,000 grants to organizations in NY that presented compelling projects serving and supporting small farms. Four proposals were selected. An additional project to support a small dairy field day series summer, 2012 was also funded.

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Telling Better Stories

In 2013, the Cornell Small Farms Program hosted a training for farmers and ag educators seeking to become better story tellers, providing professional journalism instruction on how to develop engaging narratives.  Access resources from the workshop and visit the Story Share page for articles and photos submitted by attendees.

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