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New! Guide to URBAN Farming in NYS

A series of fact sheets to inform farmers producing food in urban centers and on the urban fringe. Topics include site contamination, soil renovation, rooftop farming, urban livestock, farming with neighbors, and much more! Click here to view the Guide.

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Guide to Farming in NY

An essential resource for new and existing farmers alike, the Guide provides answers to questions about taxes, business planning, labors laws, zoning, regulations, marketing, and many other topics that farmers need to know about! Click here to view the Guide.

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Online Courses

Interactive 5 to 7 week courses connect you to the information and people you need to start a successful farm business or diversify your farm. Led by experienced educators and farmers. View the course calendar.

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Direct Marketing Livestock & Poultry

This extensive Guide helps to clarify and explain the complex laws in layman terms, discussing slaughtering and processing at the custom, state, and federal levels and guiding farmers through the logistics of the various market channels. Click here to download!

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‘Farming in Action’ Videos

This video series features farmers of many different sizes, styles and locations around NY. Learn how to castrate pigs, breed sheep or transplant starts. Get advice on marketing, profitability & more from farmers that have found success! Visit the Video Library.

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Heroic Food High Tunnel Workshop for Veterans in Eastern NY

Heroic Food High Tunnel Workshop for Veterans Instruction in high tunnel greenhouse construction and year round crop production from experts with ATTRA’s National Center for Appropriate Technology Saturday and Sunday, July 18th & 19th At Heroic Food Farm in Hudson, NY Lodging and meals provided. For more details and to apply click here This program … Read More

Armed to Farm Training Program Coming to New York

The northeast regional office of the National Center for Appropriate  Technology (NCAT) will conduct a week-long Armed to Farm workshop at Houghton College, Allegany County in western New York state from August 2 through August 7. The program is available to military veterans in New York state who have recently begun farming (less than 10 … Read More

National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Grant Program – Due June 29th

The USDA recently announced the availability of $2.3 million for the establishment of regional centers to support comprehensive food safety training and education.The regional centers funded by the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Grant Program will facilitate work across their regions to increase the understanding and adoption of established food … Read More