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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Grow Your Farming Skills with an Online Course this Fall or Winter!

Registration is now open for all twelve of our online courses for beginning or experienced farmers. Newbies can get some early guidance, hear success stories, and get connected with resources, while more experienced farmers will find courses to help write or revamp a business plan, add new enterprises, and improve profitability. Online course season kicks … Read More

Share Your Student Loan Story to Help Pass Loan Forgiveness for Farmers

The National Young Farmers Coalition wants loan forgiveness for career farmers, and they need your help to do it. Here’s what they have to say: “Right now, we’re building a campaign to tackle the issue of student debt and we need your help. We are working with Congressional offices to put together legislation that would … Read More

UVM Greenhouse Energy Extravaganza

Come to the UVM Greenhouse Energy Extravaganza! Greenhouse energy conservation is critical to maximize profits and reduce the energy footprint. What can YOU, a concerned GROWER do about it? You can minimize production costs by making inexpensive improvements to your existing greenhouses. You also can install special energy conserving devices. Sometimes it seems all too complicated!  That is why … Read More

Need Small Farms Info?

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