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Resources

We have compiled a list of useful resources for growers, consultants and agri-business people, organized by category. We hope that these websites can provide you with additional information, photos, and guidance. 



GENERAL

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)

The Cornell Cooperative Extension website provides an overview of CCE programs across New York State.

http://cce.cornell.edu


Cornell Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Information about the National GAPs Program and upcoming GAPs events.

http://www.gaps.cornell.edu


NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/


CCE REGIONAL AGRICULTURE TEAMS

Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Program

http://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu


Cornell Vegetable Program

http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu


Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program

http://enych.cce.cornell.edu


Finger Lakes Grape Program

http://flgp.cce.cornell.edu


Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

http://lergp.cce.cornell.edu


Lake Ontario Fruit Program

http://lof.cce.cornell.edu


NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program

http://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu


South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Program

http://scnydfc.cce.cornell.edu


GUIDELINES

Cornell Guidelines

The Cornell Guidelines offer the latest information on topics such as pest management and crop production. Each title in the series is updated by Cornell University researchers and Extension specialists and is designed as a practical guide for agricultural and horticultural crop producers, turf and landscape managers, crop consultants and industry advisers.

http://store.cornell.edu/c-875-pmep-guidelines.aspx


Organic Production Guides

Organic Production Guides for 8 vegetable groups, tree and small fruit, and dairy.

http://nysipm.cornell.edu/organic_guide/


BUSINESS

Cornell Small Farms Program

http://www.smallfarms.cornell.edu


NE Beginning Farmer Program

http://nebeginningfarmers.org/


DAIRY

Cornell Dairy Foods Extension Website

This website lists the dates of different dairy food workshops that Cornell University offers to the public.

http://dairyextension.foodscience.cornell.edu


NYS Regulations for Processing Milk

This site lists regulations that must be adhered to when manufacturing milk in New York State

http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/DI/DIBusiness.html


Pasteurized Milk Ordinance

This document lists out Grade A regulations for manufacturing milk and dairy products in the United States

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/UCM291757.pdf


FOOD HUBS

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Regional Food

Food hub impacts on regional food systems, and the resources available to support their growth and development

http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC5097957


National Good Food Network

The National Good Food Network is bringing together people from all parts of the rapidly emerging good food system, to include producers, buyers, distributors, advocates, investors and funders, to create a community dedicated to scaling up good food sourcing and access.  Click on the link to access a vast database of food hub resources, to include hundreds of archived webinars. 

http://www.ngfn.org/


GREENHOUSE & TUNNELS

Cornell University High Tunnel

This site provides growers with more information from Cornell's high tunnel team: types of structures, business and marketing resources, and crops that grow particularly well in the tunnel environment.

http://www.hort.cornell.edu/hightunnel/index.html


SARE Season Extension Topic Room

A section of the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) website, the season extension topic room provides nationwide research in the areas of variety trials, fertility management, pest management, water management, energy, and marketing and economics.

http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Topic-Rooms/Season-Extension-Topic-Room


HEALTHY FOOD INCENTIVES

Fair Food Network

Read the SNAP Healthy Food Incentives Cluster Analysis report to see how these programs are addressing issues of food access, growing the economy and supporting local farmers. 

http://www.fairfoodnetwork.org/resources


INDUSTRIAL HEMP

Industrial Hemp: From Seed to Market

New York is one of many states that has adopted an Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program, as permitted by the 2014 Farm Bill. In an effort to provide an understanding of the industrial hemp market, as it stands today, Harvest NY compiled information from both primary and secondary sources of information. The contents within our whitepaper, which focus on the crop from seed to market, is heavily summarized, with links included to more in-depth reference data. The NYS Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program is being administered by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. Reference to their guidance document can be found below.

https://sips.cals.cornell.edu/sites/sips.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/documents/industrial-hemp-from-seed-to-market.pdf


NEW YORK STATE PRODUCE AUCTIONS

How to Purchase at the NYS Produce Auctions

http://harvestny.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_47.pdf


Produce Auctions in NYS (map)

http://harvestny.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_46.pdf



calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety (Online Course)

July 1 - December 31, 2018

This online workshop (with rolling registration) is designed for those involved and interested in fluid milk processing and testing with the intent of providing the tools to support and improve on quality assurance/control and food safety programs for bottled milks. While the course design assumes participants have some prior knowledge of dairy microbiology & processing (e.g., Dairy Science & Sanitation Course), critical concepts will be reviewed and expanded on for those who do not. This course can be taken as a stand-along program, but it also fulfills the core training requirement of a Cornell Dairy Foods Certificate for Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety after all required prerequisite courses have been taken (e.g., Dairy Science & Sanitation, HACCP, HTST).
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Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop (VT)

September 25 - September 26, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Colchester, VT

The Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop is tailored to dairy processing personnel and is designed to help participants understand the basic principles of dairy science and safety, as well as emphasize dairy processing establishment needs related to dairy sanitation to ensure that proper programs are conducted in their establishments. 
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Writing Your Business & Marketing Plan

October 18, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Watertown, NY

This session is designed for those who are looking to take their business to the next level. It will include discussion and coverage of the components and considerations for a strong business plan in addition to an in depth look at the marketing plan. This course will also provide you with a template to complete the respective plans.
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Announcements

Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

Grading and packing guidelines are now available for 17 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: acorn squash, broccoli crowns, Brussels sprouts, corn, green peppers, cucumbers, green cabbage, red cabbage, savory cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, jalapenos, poblanos, Hungarian hot peppers, summer squash, and zucchini.

Acceptable quality standards and common defects that should be sorted out on the grading line are depicted in these resources, both visually and in outline form. Find all of the grading sheets here.

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