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Read about Farm Happenings in the Small Farms Quarterly

Looking for ‘how-to’ articles about farming, and the latest tools, tips and research? Read our Summer edition of the seasonal Small Farms Quarterly magazine.

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New! Future of the Livestock Industry

Livestock production has a huge potential for growth in New York with markets available and hungry local foods consumers. Click here to read this brand new report.

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Starting a Farm?

Do you need help turning your farm dream into action? The self-guided tutorials in our “Plan Your Farm Hub” walk you through drafting the foundation for your business plan. Visit the Plan Your Farm Hub.

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Funding Opportunities

Looking for grants and loans? Be sure to check out the new webinar presentation Free Money? for tips to help you find a good fit for your farm financing needs!

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Video: Climbing the Ladder to Ag Management (Spanish)

This clip introduces Sergio Rosario who is a professional grafter and business owner of an orchard in western New York. Subtitled in English.

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Starting a log-grown shiitake enterprise?

Walk through our short lessons to learn about critical aspects of planning for a viable shiitake business. Click here!

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Programs for Farmer Veterans

Veterans often encounter unique obstacles when considering entering into farming. Read about the resources and training we’re offering to military veterans at our Farm Ops page.

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Reduced Tillage and Soil Health

This project works to help vegetable growers integrate practices that work on their own farm. We do field research, partner with farmers and extension educators, and aim to build a network of growers to share experience. Click here.

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CCE Specialists Talk Crops and Climate Change Mitigation in New Podcast

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s podcast “Extension Out Loud” released a new episode last week titled How’s it growing? New York State summer crop outlook.  Eight extension specialists from across the state joined the podcast to give updates on berry and vegetable crops, viticulture, tree fruit, and field crop production so far in the 2019 season.  Common … Read More

Join Us for a Soil Health Conversation at Empire Farm Days

Join us at Empire Farm Days from Aug. 6-8 in Seneca Falls, New York for educational events and conversations focused around soil health in the Northeast.  Building soil health is imperative for a farm’s resilience in the face of drought and extreme weather events, erosion, water, and fertility management, as well as ecological and economic … Read More

In The News: Specialty Mushroom Cultivation Featured in Civil Eats

The Cornell Small Farms Program’s specialty mushroom project provides educational programming and resources to those interested in cultivating specialty mushrooms. From handbooks and supplier lists, and online classes and hands-on workshops, the mushroom project works to support those already growing mushrooms, teach beginners how to get started, and even eventually train other educators to help … Read More