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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://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/pdf/submission/pdf117_pdf.pdf


Produce Auctions in NYS (map)

http://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/pdf/submission/pdf117_pdf2.pdf



calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Grrls Meat Camp -- Cut & Cook: PIG Workshop

October 18 - October 19, 2017
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Ithaca, NY

Let's come together in small groups build a strong circle of like-spirited grrls, while sharpening our butchery, cooking, and business skills. Come have fun and earn your badges!
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Considering Small-Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy Production

October 26, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Penn Yann, NY

This training will introduce the ins and outs of small-scale cheese, yogurt and other value-added dairy production. Topics include: How to get started, funding - grant and loan opportunities, examples of value-added businesses, and deciding whether it's right for you. 
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Small-Scale Charcuterie Workshop

November 6, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ithaca, NY

This one day workshop is geared towards home owners, or anyone who loves meat and wants to learn how to make sausages, Pate de Campagne, Spuma, and Rillettes. Participants will learn what breeds, and cuts of meats can and should be used in the charcuterie process, as well as how to create different blends with flavors and spices.
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Announcements

Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

Grading and packing guidelines are now available for 16 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: 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.

Western NY Food Hub looking for produce farmers!

Eden Valley Growers (EVG) is opening their doors to new produce growers interested in selling through wholesale market channels! Dubbed the Western NY Food Hub, this business diversification will provide qualified growers with immediate access to wholesale markets. Based in Erie County, EVG is a vegetable growing farm cooperative that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Recognizing the increasing demand for locally grown food and the considerable assets the cooperative has, both in terms of infrastructure, sales and marketing, they are eager to provide Western NY farmers with a viable market for their produce. Click HERE to see more information.

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