Cornell Small Farms Program

Primary Contact

Anu Rangarajan

[email protected]

The Cornell Small Farms Program (CSFP) launched the Equitable Farm Futures Initiative (EFFI) in 2021 with the goal of enhancing diversity and success among farmers in NYS. The project has expanded CSFP’s state-wide efforts to deliver targeted agricultural education and resources to marginalized communities. Specifically, the Futuro in Ag project, within EFFI, seeks to increase access to Spanish-language and culturally-appropriate educational resources and programs for Latina(e)(o)(x) farmers. Our multilingual team successfully engages Spanish-first farmer audiences and actively seeks their input in the development of all activities. The Futuro en Ag project serves a bilingual community of farmers through the development of educational programs with a collaborative approach that responds to the expressed needs of the community. Our team of culturally competent and highly experienced agricultural educators provide direct education and technical assistance to these farmers.

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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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