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Resource Spotlight

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Winter Online Courses Now Open!

Interactive 5-7-week courses connect you to the information and people you need to start a successful farm business or diversify your farm. Click here to view the course catalogue.

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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 Northeast Beginning Farmers Project Website

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Looking for Events?

Field Days? Workshops? Conferences? Our brand new events calendar lets you search by region, so you can find events in your own community. Click here!

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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. Get started right here!


Northern NY Program Providing Beef Producers with Tool for Managing Pasture Resources in 2016

The right tool can make any job easier. Northern NY beef producers looking to improve the quality and quantity of their land resources for grazing livestock in 2016 can take advantage of a pasture measurement tool purchased with a grant from the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program. A rising plate meter is an … Read More

DEC Launches Pilot Project to Improve Collection of Public Input About Deer Populations

New Process Allows for Increased Public Input There will be an increased opportunity for public input in deer management decision-making under a pilot project launched recently by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). This new project will incorporate modern technology and gather input directly from a broader cross-section of New Yorkers. “The old method … Read More

USDA Expands Microloans to Help Farmers Purchase Farmland and Improve Property

On January 19, 2016, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin offering farm ownership microloans, creating a new financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans will be especially helpful to beginning or underserved farmers, U.S. veterans looking for a career in farming, and … Read More