Cornell Small Farms Program

Works to enhance educational programming, research, and services for New York's small farm families...

Judith Joanna Green, Extension Associate in Horticulture (HORT) and the Small Farms Program (SFP), at a farm in Newfield (University Photography)
Judith Joanna Green, Extension Associate in Horticulture (HORT) and the Small Farms Program (SFP), at a farm in Newfield (University Photography)

Cornell Small Farms Program mission is to foster the sustainability of diverse, thriving small farms that contribute to food security, healthy rural communities, and the environment. We do this by encouraging small farms-focused research and extension programs and fostering collaboration in support of small farms.

The program is a collaboration between campus staff, Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, and other partners across the state. Projects and resources include Small Farms News Service; beginning farmer assistance; statewide work teams on livestock processing, local markets, and grasslands utilization; research on small farm clusters and regional food systems; and professional development training for educators and service providers.

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