Cornell Small Farms Program

The Northeast Beginning Farmer Project is hosted by the Cornell Small Farms Program.

Cornell Small Farms Program Mission
Our mission is to foster the sustainability of diverse, thriving small farms that contribute to food security, healthy rural communities, and the
environment. We do this by encouraging small farms-focused research and extension programs and fostering collaboration in support of small farms.

To learn more about the Small Farms program, you can download the following.
Free copies of all of our outreach materials are available upon request.

  • Small Farms Program Rack Cards (.gif)
  • Beginning Farmer Project Rack Cards (.gif)
  • Small Farm Publications Rack Cards (.gif)
  • Small Farms Program Posters (.jpeg)
  • Small Farms Program Travel Display (.jpeg)

To order free copies of the materials above, or to borrow the Small Farms Program Travel Display, please contact us at

Small Farms Program Network of Support

The Small Farms Program couldn't be successful without the support of an amazing and broad network of people. This includes Cornell Cooperative Extension educators across the state, the Editorial Team for the Small Farm Quarterly, the Small Farms Leadership Team (listed below), and our program staff.

Small Farms Leadership Team

Mike Baker
Cornell Animal Science

Phil Metzger
USDA - NRCS/Central New York RC

Karma Glos
Kingbird Farm
Berkshire, NY

Jim Hayes
Sapbush Hollow Farm
Warnersville, NY

Bill Henning
Whisper Wind Farm
Wayland, NY
(585) 728 5783

Bernadette Logozar
CCE Franklin County

Anu Rangarajan
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, and
Director of the Small Farms Program

Monika Roth
CCE Tompkins County