Cornell Cooperative Extension Herkimer County

Cornell Cooperative Extension Herkimer County is a primary resource supporting farmers and agricultural businesses in New York’s Mohawk Valley. We facilitate access to farmland through both direct referrals and by presenting workshops for new farmers and land owners. We also help non-farming land owners and retiring farmers explore options for leasing or selling their land for agriculture. Staff based at CCE Herkimer include an experienced team of educators and agriculture specialists who help new and established farmers succeed in their businesses

Cornell Cooperative Extension Herkimer County offers services to those seeking to farm in New York's Mohawk Valley by connecting farmers to local resources and knowledge. CCE Herkimer can help locate available farmland, work with a potential purchaser to evaluate its suitability for farming and identify businesses providing goods and services for agriculture. Webinars and in-person workshops on farm purchases are offered regularly as part of the Regional Navigator program. 

Regions Served

Mohawk Valley, Herkimer County

Ag Updates

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Applications Open for Dairy Funding Accelerator Program

The Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) has opened applications for its upcoming Northeast Dairy Funding Accelerator (DFA) program. The 20-month intensive training curriculum will combine virtual and in-person sessions, as well as group and personalized Business Technical Assistance (BTA) training to help each participant meet their individualized needs. Funding for the program is being provided by the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC). Applications are being accepted until December 1, 2023.

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The Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Fellowship Program is seeking participants!

The Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Fellowship (CAMF) Program is designed to empower farmers and agricultural advisors to gain and share both the knowledge and tools needed to be resilient in the face of climate uncertainty.  This cohort-based learning opportunity is for farmers and agricultural advisors who are interested in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies and planning, as well as peer-to-peer networking and support. Applications are due by midnight on November 11th, 2023. 

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Register Now for Cornell Small Farms Online Courses!

Are you thinking about starting a small farm? Do you already have a farm that you're looking to expand? Invest in your professional development and you'll see the returns in your business. The Cornell Small Farms Program offers a suite of more than 30 online courses, primarily taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. 

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Looking for an on farm job or have a farm job you are hiring for?

Are you looking for a farm job? Are you a farm looking to hire help? Check out the 'Find a Farm Job' page on the New York Farmland Finder website! 

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