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Groundswell Position Available: Farming & Business Specialist

This position primary supports the farm and business needs and aspirations of a diverse group of farmers enrolled in the Groundswell Farm Business Incubator Program and coordinates Groundswell Farm Business courses. The Incubator Program provides affordable access to land, agricultural infrastructure, and business support for diverse beginning farmers including New Americans, refugees and those with … Read More

New Comparison tool on Animal Welfare Certification Programs for Farmers

The ASPCA has partnered with Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems to create the Farm Animal Welfare Certification Guide, now available as a free download online. The guide lays out the operational and business considerations of becoming welfare-certified and offers an in-depth look at the standards and requirements of three meaningful animal … Read More

Position Announcement: Beginning Farmers Project Coordinator

Join the Cornell Small Farms Program Team! We are looking for a passionate, dedicated coordinator for the Northeast Beginning Farmers Project. The Cornell Small Farm Program (SFP) engages in research and extension projects and collaborations that support and enhance the viability of small farms in New York. This Coordinator will support the Northeast Beginning Farmers … Read More

Sign Up for Beginning Farmer Online Classes Starting the Week of February 27

Learn to take care of business, grow veggies and oyster mushrooms, extend your season with high tunnels, improve your marketing efforts, enhance your grazing practices, and start a beekeeping enterprise with our suite of online courses. Sign up by January 26 and save $25 on tuition! http://www.nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/annual-calendar-of-courses/ The Cornell Small Farms Program offers over twenty … Read More

Learn about Climate Smart Farming, Maple Syrup, Sheep, and more!

Learn about Climate Smart Farming, Maple Syrup Production, Holistic Financial Planning, Vegetable Production, and more during our upcoming farming courses starting January 16. Sign up by December 16 and save $50 on tuition! http://www.nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/annual-calendar-of-courses/ The Cornell Small Farms Program offers over twenty courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. Students connect with … Read More

Are You a Farmer Seeking New Markets?

Are You a Farmer Seeking New Markets? Start Selling to Food Hubs, Groceries, Restaurants and Cooperatives Are you looking to diversify sales beyond the farmers market, CSA and farm stand?    Food hubs, grocery stores, restaurants and cooperatives are looking for your products to meet growing consumer demand for local and sustainably-grown food.  Yet, doing successful … Read More

Food Safety Plans for Artisan Food Processors

Food Safety Plans for Artisan Food Processors, December 5-6, 2016 Crowne Plaza, White Plains NY Spaces are still available for this course designed to provide a hands-on, practical approach to developing food safety plans for your artisan/farmstead operation! It is targeted to those who need help setting up a Food Safety System in their facility. … Read More

Kreher’s Farm Approved for On the Job Training

The Small Farms Program is very happy to announce that Kreher’s Farm has been approved by the Division of Veterans Affairs to be the first farm in New York state to offer on-the-job farm training (OJT) to military veterans. The On the Job training program allows veterans to use their Military Housing Allowance through the GI … Read More

Soil Health (BF 110)

The health and productivity of the soil forms the basis for any farm’s success, profitability, and ecological sustainability. Successful farmers need to develop a holistic approach to preserving and building soil health and fertility. Stewardship of the soil is arguably the most important job of any farmer or gardener.   “From this course, I learned … Read More

VETERAN TRAININGS IN AGROFORESTRY

Cornell Small Farms offer Statewide Agroforestry Trainings for Veterans in 2017 The Cornell Small Farms Program, with support from New York State and the USDA, announces three trainings in agroforestry this coming Winter and Spring to support Veterans looking to get into agricultural production. Agroforestry includes farming practices that combine trees and forests with crop … Read More

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