School Ambassador Profile: Cornell Small Farms Program
The Cornell Small Farms Program serves as a clearinghouse and sounding board for small farms across the Northeast, producing new publications to address information gaps, and fostering collaborative teams to address hot-button issues. Their mission is to foster the sustainability of diverse, thriving small farms that contribute to food security, healthy rural communities, and the environment.
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The Cornell Small Farms Program publishes the Small Farm Quarterly magazine once each season, a monthly e-newsletter called the Small Farm Update, and regularly updates resources and events on their website.
Since 2007, they’ve been heading up the Northeast Beginning Farmer Project, which offers:
• a menu of 6-week online courses on topics ranging from business management to production
• self-paced tutorials to help aspiring farmers create the foundation for a business plan
• connection for new farmers to a Northeast-wide network of organizations serving beginning farmers
• instructional videos of successful farmers’ production techniques and business advice: