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The Small Farm Quarterly Summer 2015 Issue is Out!

The Summer 2015 issue of Small Farm Quarterly has recently been released! Check out 16 informative articles discussing topics ranging from livestock and poultry to urban agriculture. Download the PDF version or read online here! Want more? Check out our SFQ archived issues.

October is BQA Month – hosting sites sought

October is BQA month! In 2014 the New York Beef Quality Assurance Committee offered 13 BQA trainings across the state resulting in 71 producers completing Level I certification and 69 completing Level II Certification. This year we hope to improve on this success. To do that we need locations across NY to reach as wide … Read More

Heroic Food High Tunnel Workshop for Veterans in Eastern NY

Heroic Food High Tunnel Workshop for Veterans Instruction in high tunnel greenhouse construction and year round crop production from experts with ATTRA’s National Center for Appropriate Technology Saturday and Sunday, July 18th & 19th At Heroic Food Farm in Hudson, NY Lodging and meals provided. For more details and to apply click here This program … Read More

Armed to Farm Training Program Coming to New York

The northeast regional office of the National Center for Appropriate  Technology (NCAT) will conduct a week-long Armed to Farm workshop at Houghton College, Allegany County in western New York state from August 2 through August 7. The program is available to military veterans in New York state who have recently begun farming (less than 10 … Read More

National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Grant Program – Due June 29th

The USDA recently announced the availability of $2.3 million for the establishment of regional centers to support comprehensive food safety training and education.The regional centers funded by the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Grant Program will facilitate work across their regions to increase the understanding and adoption of established food … Read More

Soil Scientists Summarize Precarious State of Soil Resources in New Paper

Leading soil scientists have released a review of scientific literature that summarizes the precarious state of the world’s soil resources and the possible ramifications for human security. The paper published in the journal Science outlines threats to soil productivity and food production due to soil erosion, nutrient exhaustion, urbanization, and climate change. Click here to … Read More

NOFA NY Field Day on No-Till Agriculture – June 18th, Aurora NY

Want to reduce your spring tillage?  This NOFA-NY field day (titled Ready to Roll? New Field Research on Organic No-Till Soybean with Rolled-Crimped Cover Crops) will demonstrate equipment for successfully rolling down cover crops and planting soybeans into the resulting mulch; plus field plots will show results of several different rolling dates and cover crop species.  … Read More

2015 Young Farmers Conference Call for Workshop Proposals

The Growing Farmers Initiative at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is now accepting workshop proposals for the 8th annual Young Farmers Conference, December 2-4, 2015. Every December, hundreds of beginning farmers from across the United States gather at Stone Barns Center to learn from experienced farmers, agricultural luminaries, peers, technical experts and advocacy … Read More

Opportunity to Host a Weather Station on Your Property

The New York State (NYS) Mesonet or Early Warning Weather Detection System is an advanced, statewide weather station network. This network will be the first of its kind in New York and will consist of up to 125 surface weather stations that will detect weather phenomena across the entire state.  This weather detection system will … Read More

3 Positions Available with Greener Partners – Collegeville, PA

What is Greener Partners? In imagining a better food system, Greener Partners operates community Farm Hubs as resources for local produce and for education — as well as inspiration — about food and farming. Their farmers grow vegetables, herbs and fruit for Greener Partners’ own Farm Market, Community Supported Agriculture members and to sell at area farmers’ markets. … Read More

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