June NY Small Farms Update

burns michael at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Thu Jun 17 15:10:57 EDT 2010


From: Violet Stone <vws7 at cornell.edu>

Dear Small Farms Supporters,

Here is the JUNE 2010 SMALL FARMS UPDATE.  The Small Farms Update is  
intended as a resource for farmers and agricultural service providers  
in New York and is provided to you by Cornell's Small Farms Program.

This update summarizes announcements, information resources,  
opportunities and upcoming events relevant to small farms.  Please  
feel free to share this information in newsletters, email lists, etc.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW THE JUNE 2010 UPDATE: http://www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/monthlyupdates/71_june2010.cfm
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If you have announcements you would like to include, please forward  
these to Violet Stone (vws7 at cornell.edu) or Anu Rangarajan (ar47 at cornell.edu 
).  Any suggestions you have for additional resources or events are also
welcome.

Thank you again for your interest and support of small farms in New  
York.

Best regards,

Anu Rangarajan
Director, Cornell Small Farms Program

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW THE MAY 2010 UPDATE: http://www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/monthlyupdates/71_june2010.cfm
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS
NY Small Dairy Innovators: Successful Strategies for Smaller Dairies
With New Staff, Small Farms Program Supports More Farmers
Is Your Farm Powered by Renewable Energy?
Help Us Prioritize Biggest Challenges for New Farmers After Start-up

UPCOMING EVENTS
Beginning Farmer Training Calendar
Grazing Calendar
Cornell Sheep Program Calendar
Other Featured Events


CAREER, ETC. OPPS
Attention Beef Farmers: Cornell Seeks Antibiotic-Free Beef for Sale to  
Dining Halls

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
New York NRCS Announces Funding for Conservation Innovation Grants –  
Pre-proposals, Due June 25
Tree Assistance Program – Sign-Up, Due July 6
USDA Offers Payments Through Farm Transition Program
USDA Grant for Farmers Markets

RESOURCES
Slide Show Highlights Urban Farmers
Online Certification Available for Sheep Quality Assurance
USDA Maps Detail U.S. Local Meat Processing Facilities
USDA Releases Local Food Systems Report

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT
Small Farms Program Launches Small Dairy Workteam

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW THE MAY 2010 UPDATE: http://www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/monthlyupdates/71_june2010.cfm
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Violet Stone
Cornell Small Farms Program
Northeast SARE
607-255-9227
vws7 at cornell.edu

www.smallfarms.cornell.edu
www.nesare.org


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