Cornell Extension Small Farms Update – Events, Training, Funding


  • New Online Courses for Beginning Farmers Coming This Fall
  • Like Writing? Be a Contributor to Small Farm Quarterly Magazine!
  • Power Up at Farm Renewable Energy Field Days
  • Need Help Choosing a Marketing Channel?
  • Small Farms Program Director to Serve on National Advisory Committee

Upcoming Events

  • Small Farms Program Sponsored Events
  • Beginning Farmer Training Calendar
  • Graze NY Calendar
  • Cornell Sheep Program Calendar
  • Other Featured Events

Career etc. Opportunities

  • Acorn Hill Farm Internship – to be filled immediately
  • Northampton County, PA Cooperative Extension Seeks Program Associate – Due August 26
  • CCE Delaware County Seeks Ag Watershed Team Leader – Due August 28
  • Cornell Beef Cattle Programs – Early Bird Sign Up September 15th
  • Rural Health Service Corps 2010-2011 AmeriCorps Positions

Funding Opportunities

  • Conservation Reserve Program General Sign-up – Due August 27
  • Small Agriculture Business Innovation Research Program – Due September 2
  • Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Food Safety Grant – Due September 22
  • Animal Welfare Approved Good Husbandry Grant – Due October 1
  • Northeast SARE Sustainable Community Grant Preproposals – Due October 19
  • New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship – Due November 19


  • CSAware
  • Mobile Slaughter Unit Compliance Webinar
  • In Season: Northeast Regional Food Guide
  • National Farmers Market Directory Released

Program Highlight

  • 4H Career Exploration: Cornell Hosts Small Farm Dream Sampler

Small Farms Update is intended as a resource for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York, and is provided to you by Cornell’s Small Farms Program. Our mission is to foster the sustainability of diverse, thriving small farms that contribute to food security, healthy rural communities, and the environment. Our work is made possible by a network of close partnerships among Cornell faculty and staff, Cornell Cooperative Extension educators and staff, NYS agriculture support agencies, non profit agriculture organizations and farmers.

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