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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Training for NE Beginning Farmer Service Providers, Oct 27-29

This year’s conference, Re-strategizing with advanced BF’s: Supporting scale-up and farm investment decision making, will be at the CenturyHouse in Albany, NY from October 27-29th, 2014. This train-the-trainer conference will help you deepen your skills in supporting advanced beginning farmers and connect you with a BF service provider network that reaches across the Northeast. We will offer intensive workshops on Credit Readiness, Farm Financial Analysis, … Read More

Beginning Farmer Discussion Group Roundtable

Would you like to learn how to lobby for a new agricultural law? Are you interested in learning if you should set your business up as an LLC, Sole Proprietorship or Partnership? Do you want to know if any USDA grants are available for Beginning Farmers?  Attend the Beginning Farmer Discussion Group Roundtable on Thursday, … Read More

Beginning Farmer Articles from Small Farm Quarterly

We’ve compiled and recently updated a list of Small Farm Quarterly articles specifically relevant to beginning farmers. Look through articles about financing a new farm, farmland access, livestock, dairy, vegetable production, and general beginning farmer resources for ideas and inspiration: http://nebeginningfarmers.org/publications/beginning-farmer-articles-from-small-farm-quarterly/.

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