Resource Spotlight

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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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Registration Open for Farm School NYC’s Training of Trainers Course

Are you or someone you know someone interested in using learner-centered education to work with communities, especially in urban farms and gardens? Complete this brief application by Friday, 11/28 (if you did not apply to Farm School NYC this fall) to receive a link to register for one of only 25 spots.  We won’t offer this class again until … Read More

Scholarship Deadline for NOFA-NY Winter Conference is 12/1!

Scholarships cover registration fees, which include breakfast and lunch (transportation, travel, and dinners are not included). Each scholarship recipient will be assigned a work shift to be completed leading up to or during their time at the Winter Conference. All applications must be received by 11:59pm on December 1st, 2014, via the online form here: … Read More

Register Now: High Tunnel Program for New Growers

High Tunnel School: Best Management Practices for New High Tunnel Growers This program is targeted for commercial growers new to high tunnels. NRCS cooperating farms are particularly encouraged to attend. All who are interested in improving their crop yield, quality, and profitability by using high tunnels are welcome. 2 Locations and Dates: Tuesday December 2, … Read More

Need Small Farms Info?

Visit our sister Small Farms Programsite, the Cornell Small Farms Program