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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Retiro de Caminos hacia la agricultura

Retiro Caminos hacia la agricultura es una experiencia de aprendizaje de tres días para personas que tienen curiosidad sobre una carrera en la agricultura, pero no están segures de cómo empezar. La fecha de entrega para solicitudes es el 30 de abril de 2024 antes de las 12 p.m. EST. 

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Glynwood and GrowNYC Announce the Pathways to Farming Retreat

The Pathways to Farming Retreat is a three day learning experience for people who are curious about a career in farming but are unsure of how to start. This retreat will include hands-on service learning, introductory lessons about farming as a career, and opportunities to connect with a wide range of agriculture professionals from the Hudson Valley region. Application due by April 30th. 

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Sky High Farm Grant Opportunity for awards up to $25,000

Sky High will make at least $350,000 in grants (total) to individuals working in agriculture, food justice, and/or land sovereignty. Applications will be prioritized among those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual, and those working in communities historically exploited and harmed by the existing industrial agricultural system. 
Aplicación disponible en español.

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2024 New York Cash Rent Survey

We get asked all the time what average rental rates are for a county or region! Cornell Cooperative Extension is working to survey farmers, farmland landowners, and agribusiness professionals to create an up-to-date snapshot of farmland rental rates and custom harvest fees. Your response to this survey will help us to provide the most accurate information! 

Survey Information Online Survey Link

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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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