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Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson

Urban Agriculture Specialist

55 Hanson Place, Suite 350
Brooklyn, NY 11217

cell 781-366-5939


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Urban Agriculture, Marketing

Sam Anderson is an Urban Agriculture Specialist with the Harvest New York team covering all five boroughs of New York City. He worked with beginning farmers for eight years before joining Cornell Cooperative Extension, managing the Growing Farmers Initiative at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and working with small-scale livestock producers and immigrant and refugee farmers at New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. Sam holds a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College.

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Upcoming Events

Strategic Workforce Approaches Symposium

May 22, 2019
Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Ithaca, NY

Retention. Attraction. Workforce. People. The dairy industry has consistently shared that these factors need to be improved. Our Cornell Dairy team is hosting a Strategic Workforce Approaches Symposium on Wednesday, May 22nd where we will be hearing from industry partners on existing workforce development resources and current strategies that are working for businesses. Featured speakers will include the Manufacturers Association of Central New York; Bruce Krupke, Executive Vice President of Northeast Dairy Foods Association; Dr. Richard Stup, Agriculture Workforce Specialist of Cornell University; and an industry panel, "Navigating Employee Interaction Strategies."
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NYS Agricultural Soil Survey

In order to better understand the unique soils used in New York City's urban farms, Cornell Cooperative Extension's urban agriculture program launched the NYC Survey of Agricultural Soils in 2018. After obtaining soil and plant tissue analysis from ten urban farms in NYC, we are expanding the survey in 2019 with the goal of informing best management practices for unique productive urban soils. See our preliminary findings and more information, including a how-to tip sheet for NYC urban farmers on collecting soil samples and getting a soil test.

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