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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. 



FARM TO INSTITUTION

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Funding to Support Emergency Feeding During COVID-19 School Closures

Find the details and applications for various emergency feeding funding opportunities available.

https://harvestny.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=94&crumb=local_foods|3


Food Production, Processing and Safety Questions

Find answers to questions around the risks associated with food production and to your employees to ensure that a safe and robust food supply is maintained for the public. You can find useful links to expert resources to help address your specific questions. Resources are updated frequently as the situation changes and new information becomes available.

https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/


Employment and Agricultural Workforce Questions

The Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development team has assembled many resources to help you protect your workforce, your business, and your markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find H2A updates and more!

http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/


Using Online Marketing to Build Resilience

Cornell Small Farms offers guidance on how to sell online to help build your farm's resilience through this pandemic.

https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2020/04/using-online-marketing-to-build-resilience/


Farmer's Guide to Direct Sales Software Platforms

Created by the National Young Farmers Coalition, this guide compares farm-specific software platforms that support direct-to-consumer sales, and highlights related educational resources.

https://www.youngfarmers.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Farmers-Guide-to-Direct-Sales-Software-Platforms.pdf


Farmer's Market Safety Protocols

New York State Agriculture and Market guidance provided for farmers' market operators and vendors in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

https://agriculture.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/04/interimguidancefarmersmarkets.pdf


Best Management Practices for U-Pick Farms

Providing recommendations for best management practices and communication strategies for U-Pick operations for the 2020 season.

https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/best-management-practices-for-u-pick-farms-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/


Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides

Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center developed Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guides for each NYC neighborhood to help connect community members in need with food resources during this challenging time. Each resource guide includes information related to food access within the community, such as meals for students and seniors during this time, delivery services for people with disabilities, and resources for immigrants.

https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/coronavirus-nyc-food-reports/


Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources

Ideas on how to take care of yourself, your farm, and your local community. These resources offer support on the various aspects of farming during a crisis, with a focus on the current COVID-19 pandemic. The content was curated in partnership with educators, researchers and others. It is consistently updated as new information and resources are available.

https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/


General Questions and Updates: NY Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

Find the latest updates on coronavirus impacts in New York. This website is a one-stop source for links to resources for ag, workforce, food industry, food safety, dairy industry, horticulture, H-2A, family, animal care, business relief, and social distancing.

https://eden.cce.cornell.edu/


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/


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


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


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


BUSINESS

Cornell Small Farms Program

http://www.smallfarms.cornell.edu


NE Beginning Farmer Program

http://nebeginningfarmers.org/


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/



Upcoming Events

Fall Strawberry Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 20, 2021
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Fillmore, NY

Deb Wagoner of Wagoner Bees and Produce will lead a discussion of weed control techniques including types of plastic mulch and how they are used to prevent weed infestation in strawberry systems. She will share her experience with irrigation scheduling and a labeling system used for cultivar tracking. She'll also share information about her strawberry harvester with a description of item cost and functionality.

Attendees will also hear from Integrated Weed Management Specialist, Bryan Brown, and WNY Berry Specialist, Anya Osatuke, as they review late-fall pests, fertility management, and seasonal factors determining when to apply a winter mulch to a strawberry planting. 

1.0 DEC credit in categories 10, 1a, 21, 22, and 23 will be offered.
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