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

Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium Oct 3-4

The hands-on activities Friday will start with a tour of the Cornell Sheep Farm in Harford NY and an explanation of ongoing research and management.  Dr. Mary Smith, DVM, will conduct a necropsy demonstration covering goat and sheep anatomy and what to look for to determine an animal’s cause of death.  She’ll demonstrate proper tubing … Read More

Scholarships for NOFA-NJ Online Courses Due Aug. 15

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ), an organic food and farming non-profit, is offering scholarships for beginning farmers to their upcoming Fall courses. A beginning farmer is defined by the USDA as a person who has operated a farm or ranch for ten years or less. The Fall lineup of courses includes: … Read More

Accessing and Evaluating Land

Are you looking to start a farm, but are unsure how to find or afford land? Check out the “Accessing and Evaluating Land” tutorial under Plan Your Farm, full of information on how to get access to land without breaking the bank, what organizations and websites are available to help new farmers find land, and … Read More

Anaerobic Digesters: Up and Coming for Small Farms?

Making energy from food waste and reducing the odor of manure with one device might sound like science fiction, but research in engineering technology is making it a possibility with a structure called an anaerobic digester. An anaerobic digester is a gas-tight vessel inside which microbes convert organic matter – manure and food waste, for … Read More

Program for Women Beginning Farmers in the Northeast Accepting Applications

Holistic Management International offers its program “Beginning Farmers and Ranchers: Women in the Northeast” for women farmers and ranchers with less than 10 years of experience. The course includes 60 hours of training across 10 sessions. Applications are currently being accepted for the program in New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maine. Application … Read More

2014 Cornell Maple Camp- August 13-16

This four day workshop is designed for anyone who wishes to become a maple producer, and for maple producers who have some experience but want to expand their production, products, marketing and profitability. This focused and hands-on intensive training will helps you produce maple products more efficiently and more profitably. The workshop will be August 13- … Read More

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