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northern ny: 4 week management course for farm women

The Cornell Cooperative Extension associations of northern New York are looking for mothers and daughters, daughter-in-laws, and female farm managers and owners interested in ways to better manage agricultural businesses today, successfully retire, and pass a profitable farm business on to a child or the next owner. The 4-week, 15-hour Managing for Today and Tomorrow […]

Posted: January 6 2016
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ithaca, ny: 2015 cornell sheep and goat symposium, october 2-4

Calling all sheep and goat enthusiasts! Mark your calendar to spend the weekend learning from featured speakers, veterinarians and crop experts at Cornell University. Don't be afraid to get dirty with hands-on learning opportunities, covering everything from eartagging to foot rot. The three day symposium will wrap-up with two tours at local sheep farms where you […]

Posted: September 14 2015
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grow your farm skills!

from the comfort of your own home.  The Cornell Small Farms Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension offer a menu of 12 online courses each Fall and Winter to help farmers develop their businesses. These 5- to 7-week online courses cost $200 total for up to 4 members of the same farm to attend. They are an […]

Posted: September 15 2014
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new york: farm leasing for farmers and landowners

June 26th, 6-9pm Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Please join us for a panel discussion on farm leasing. Panelists include local farmers, landowners and attorneys with leasing experience. The panel will address Basic elements of a good farm lease Legal considerations in farm leasing On ‐ the ‐ ground experience with farm leases – what’s worked […]

Posted: June 12 2014
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sheep and goat symposium

The Annual Cornell Sheep and Goat Symposium will be held Saturday, October 27 in  Morrison Hall on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca. On Friday 26 October from 11 am to 5 pm there will be a pre-symposium hands-on practical day (advance sign-up required) for novice sheep and goat farmers at the Cornell Sheep Farm […]

Posted: July 25 2012
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work for cornell

The Cornell Small Farms Program is seeking an Extension Associate to join our staff.  Please see position description and instructions below. To view the description online, visit Then, click on: External Applicants > Faculty and Non-Faculty Instruction, Research & Extension Positions > Job Number 11761-Extension Associate Interviews will begin late January. 

Posted: January 11 2010
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Beginning Farmers Resource

We'd like to remind you, in these early days of Spring, of an amazing resource for young farmers in New York, and anywhere, really.  Another of Cornell's great projects. New Farmers can join the site, find out how to write a farm plan, find folks to help you, connect with other farmers, The site […]

Posted: April 3 2009