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Farm-Based Beverages
   Cornell Malting Barley Resources -- Breeding Program, Variety Trials, Research
   Economics of Malting Barley Production
   Hard Cider Supply Chain Analysis
   Insuring Malting Barley in New York Factsheet (2019)
   Malting Barley Alternative Markets
   Malting Barley: Keys to Successful Production in New York State
   New York Malt Houses Purchasing Grains
   NYS Brewery Supply Chain Analysis, v1, 2016
   NYS Brewery Supply Chain Analysis, v2
   Quality Testing Available through Hartwick College
   Starting a Winery in Northern New York: Considerations and Costs

Local Foods
   30% NY Documentation Requirement Guides and Recorded Webinars
   30% NY Initiative: Opportunities, Barriers, and Pathways to Success
   Buffalo Farm-to-School Project
   Buffalo Public Schools Launches New Farm to School to You Food Truck
   Double Up Food Bucks 2014 Year End Report
   Double Up Food Bucks Western NY Report, 2014-2015
   FAQs Regarding 30% NY Initiative Reimbursement
   Farm to School at the Hudson Valley Food Show
   Farm to School Program Spotlight: CCE Niagara
   Food-Service Friendly Recipes
   Guide on How To Purchase at New York State Produce Auctions
   Harvest NY Farm to School Newsletter
   Harvest of the Month Marketing Materials
   NY 30% Initiative Eligible Product Database
   NYS Produce Auctions Locations and Contact Information
   Planning Your Commodity Order Wisely Can Help You Reach the 30% NY Threshold
   Regional Farm to School Coordinator Program
   School Lunch Close to Home
   Selling NY Produce to NY Schools
   The NY Food Hub Collaborative
   Video: New York State Produce Auctions
   Western NY Food Hub seeks new produce growers to work with!
   What is the Double Up Food Bucks Program in WNY

Dairy Food Processing
   Cornell's Dairy Foods Extension Team
   New York Dairy Industry Infographic
   Top 3 Considerations for Starting a Value-Added Dairy Business

Urban Agriculture
   Beneficial Insects on NYC Farms Pocket Guide
   Controlled Environment Agriculture
   Cornell High Tunnels
   Expanding Specialty Mushroom Production on Urban and Rural Farms
   Guide to Farming in New York State Available in English and Spanish
   Guide to Urban Farming in New York State
   Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities
   NYC Agricultural Soil Survey
   NYC Urban Agriculture Website
   USDA's Urban Agriculture Toolkit
   Vegetable Planting Guide for the New York City Area

Emerging Crops
   Cornell Recommendations for U-Pick Operational Changes due to COVID-19
   Edible Hemp Foliar Sampling Project 2018
   Managing Blueberry Stem Gall Wasp in New York
   Pawpaws in NY: A Guide on How to Grow and Care for Pawpaws
   Propagating Strawberry Plants Through Runners

Farm Strategic Planning
   10 Commandments of Manure Application
   20 Attributes to Highly Successful Managers: Insights from Danny Klinefelter
   Cow Comfort in Tie Stall Barns
   Dairy Acceleration Program
   Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis (DFBS)
   Robotic Milking Systems - What We've Learned So Far (Part 1)
   Robotic Milking Systems - What We've Learned So Far (Part 2)
   Rules of Good Farmstead Layout
   To Rehab or Not to Rehab Older Farm Buildings

2018 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Confernece
2018 Empire State Barley and Malt Summit
2019 Empire State Barley and Malt Summit
2022 Field to Pint Tour
Agritourism Workshop
Artisan Cheeses of Western New York
Artisan Cheeses of Western New York
Artisan Dairy Food Safety Plan Coaching Workshop
Basic Insect Rearing for IPM
Baskets to Pallets: Intro to Selling Wholesale
Beef Processing and Cooking 2.0 Workshop
Berry Growers Workshop
Black Farmers United NYS & The NYC Chapter of Young Farmers Fall Mixer
Blueberry Intensive Workshop--Ellicottville
Blueberry Intensive Workshop--Millbrook
Certified Milk Inspector Summer School
Cold Frames and Season Extension Workshop
Collaborative Marketing
Como Cultivar Hongos Comestibles (How to Grow Edible Mushrooms)
Conservation Biocontrol on Urban Farms in NYC
Considering Small-Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy Production
Cover Crops Workshop
CRAFT + TUFFS Year-end Farmer-to-Farmer Gathering
CRAFT NYC: Next Steps Farmer Panel
CRAFT Tour: Growing and Cooking Asian Vegetables
CRAFT Urban Ag IPM Workshop
Cured Meats Workshop
Cured Meats Workshop
Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop
Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop
Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop
Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop (VT)
Emerging Markets - Hemp
Emerging Markets - Malting Barley: Technical Updates, Economics and Opportunities Session
Empire State Barley and Malt Summit
Fall Strawberry Workshop
Field to Pint Craft Brewery Tour (Eastern NY)
Field to Pint Craft Brewery Tour - Western NY
Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference
Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety (Online Course)
Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety (Online Course)
Food Safety Modernization Act Seminar
Fruit Tree Pruning with NYBG
FSMA Food Safety Training and Workshop
FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food
GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference
GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference Workshop: Urban Berry Management
Growing Mushrooms on Gardens and Farms
Growing Tomatoes for Market
Growing, Washing and Packing High Tunnel Winter Greens: Doing It and Doing It Well
Grrls Meat Camp -- Cut & Cook: PIG Workshop
HACCP/Food Safety Plans
In-Depth Strawberry Substrate Workshop
Indoor Specialty Mushroom Cultivation Course
Integrated Pest Management for Urban Farmers
It's Time for Agriculture Marketing and Business Plans
Lamb Processing and Cooking 2.0
Learn to Grow Mushrooms - Summer Workshops in NYC
Learn to Grow Mushrooms in NYC
Manure Applicator Training (CCE-Steuben County)
Manure Applicator Training (CCE-Wyoming County)
Manure Handling and Storage Workshop - CANCELED
Market Strategies for Retail and Wholesale
Minimize Pest Control Risks on the Urban Farm
New York City Soil Health Field Day
NYC Fungus Festival
Pollinator and Beneficial Insect Conservation Short Course
Pork Processing Workshop
POSTPONED - Raspberries 101 Workshop
Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training: Preventive Controls for Human Food
Recognizing and attracting natural enemies to urban farms and gardens
Regulations, Certification, and the Specialty Mushroom Industry: GAPs, FSMA, and Food Safety
Regulations, Certification, and the Specialty Mushroom Industry: Mushroom Production Certification
Remote GAPs Training and Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Session
Small-Scale Charcuterie Workshop
Small-Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy or Meat Production
Small-Scale Value-Added Dairy
St. Lawrence Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting
Starting a Winery in Northern NY: Costs and Considerations Webinar
Strategic Workforce Approaches Symposium
Technical and Financial Resources for Urban Farmers in NYS
Technical and Financial Resources for Urban Farmers in NYS
The Science of Cheese Making (Basic Level) and Vat Pasteurization Workshop
Urban Ag Pest Updates: Cabbage Whitefly
Urban Ag Pest Updates: Twospotted Spider Mite
Urban Berry Workshop
Vegetable IPM: Gardening From the Ground Up
Writing Your Business & Marketing Plan


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New Ag Climate Factsheet Released

The intersection of agricultural production and greenhouse gases is gathering increasing attention. This is an opportune time to consider how vegetable production interacts with carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions, and how using cover crops may alter this picture.

The factsheet, Greenhouse Gases and Soil Organic Carbon in Vegetable Production and the Role of Cover Crops, written by Zach Spangler, Ag Climate Resiliency Specialist with CCE Harvest NY, and Elizabeth Buck, Fresh Market Vegetable Specialist, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, discusses:
  • Sequestration of atmospheric carbon in agricultural soils as soil organic carbon (SOC). Is vegetable production impacting SOC?
  • Net greenhouse gas emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and methane (CH4) from the soil.
  • Impact of cover crops on soil organic carbon, nitrous oxide emissions, and other GHG emissions.

The NY Food Hub Collaborative Takes Root!

Cornell Cooperative Extension has received a USDA Regional Food Systems Partnership Planning and Development grant for the NY Food Hub Collaborative. This is a 2-year project.

The NY Food Hub Collaborative brings together 29 local food system stakeholders representing 21 organizations to realize the long-term goal of improving the economic viability of mid-tier value chain partners targeting local markets by improving efficiencies, maximizing profits, and increasing demand for NY food products. Three objectives guide the project tea toward that goal:

1. Establish a Collaborative of interdependent food hubs designed to work collaboratively to efficiently, affordably, and effectively market NY food products to institutional markets.

2. Identify the potential for small, mid-size, and socially disadvantaged producers to be competitive in state agency and institutional contracts.

3. Develop strategic business relationships between mid-tier value chain partners including food hubs, producers, processors, distributors, and markets that emphasize organizational interdependence, trust, and transparency and equitably distribute responsibilities and rewards.

Objectives will be met through strategic planning amongst Collaborative partners, virtual field trips to learn best practices from national partners, business-to-business development opportunities, producer and market partner training, and a series of outputs. Outputs include an interactive local food system asset map, a procurement guide on selling NY food products to various institutional markets, an analysis of existing procurement policies across institutions and recommendations for improvement, market analyses of key institutional market partners, a NY Collaborative product guide, and an implementation plan that provides a framework to operationalize the NY Food Hub Collaborative.

Project Partners:

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome, Oneida, Essex, and Saratoga Counties
  • Farm Fare
  • Syracuse University
  • Upstate Growers & Packers
  • Eden Valley Growers
  • Capital Roots
  • Farm Fresh First
  • 607CSA
  • Hub on the Hill
  • Headwater Food Hub
  • Syracuse Onondaga Food Systems Alliance
  • Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corp.
  • Center for Agriculture Development and Entrepreneurship
  • NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
  • Buffalo City School District
  • Syracuse City School District
  • NYC Citywide Administrative Services
Additional project partners will be identified as the project takes root. If you're interested in learning more or getting involved, please reach out to Project Director, Cheryl Bilinski,