Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County

Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (CCE Tompkins) is part of the statewide Extension system involved in developing and delivering educational programs, including work with farmers and researchers to identify needs and seek solutions. The CCE Tompkins agriculture program addresses the following priority areas: Agriculture Economic Development and Markets; Farmland Protection; Future Farmers; Agricultural Environmental Issues; Local Foods; and Community Agriculture Awareness. 

From 2014 to 2021, CCE Tompkins Ag staff administered the Finger Lakes LandLink platform, which facilitated connections between land owners and land seekers through online listings. In 2022, the platform will be integrated into the Farmland for a New Generation New York platform, and CCE Tompkins Ag staff will work to ensure that existing and aspiring farmers in our service area are aware of FNGNY and how to create a profile on the website, as well as supporting them in their other farmland transition needs. The Ag staff create programming that is responsive to the needs of the farming community, along with sharing information about workshops and classes that are available through Cornell Small Farms, other CCE county associations, and other partner organizations in Tompkins County like Groundswell and the Learning Farm. 

Regions Served

Central, Cortland County, Onondaga County, Cayuga County, Finger Lakes, Livingston County, Monroe County, Ontario County, Seneca County, Wayne County, Yates County, Southern Tier, Chemung County, Schuyler County, Steuben County, Tioga County, Tompkins 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. 

2023-2024 Online Course List Learn More

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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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