The mission of the Cornell Small Farms Program is to foster the sustainability of diverse, thriving small farms that contribute to food security, healthy rural communities, and the environment. We do this by encouraging small farms-focused research and extension programs and fostering collaboration in support of small farms. This eCommons community and collections within serve as an archive of SFP materials, ensuring their long term preservation and access.

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  • Small Farms Quarterly - Summer2015 

    Cornell Small Farms Program (Cornell Small Farms Program, 2015-07-06)
    CONTENT: SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE -Cornell Small Farms Program Update,Page 3; DAIRY AND FIELD CROPS -New York Dairy Farm Business Summary for 2014, by Richard Kimmich, Page 15; FARM MEMOIR -Part Time Farmer, Full ...
  • NY Small Dairy Innovators: Successful Strategies for Smaller Dairies 

    Stone, Violet (Cornell Small Farms Program, 2010)
    The book features 7 small dairies all over NYS that have found methods of increasing profit and leisure time even in the face of a very challenging time for the dairy industry.
  • The Guide to Marketing Channel Assessment: How to Sell Through Wholesale and Direct Marketing Channels 

    LeRoux, Matthew; Roth, Monika; Shaw, Molly; Schmidt, Todd (Cornell Small Farms Program, 2010)
    This guide offers tools to evaluate the success of your markets to ensure they’re the most profitable for your business.
  • Green Grass, Green Jobs: Increasing Livestock Production on Underutilized Grasslands in NYS 

    Welch, Dan (Cornell Small Farms Program, 2011)
    This report focuses on recommended actions in research, education, extension, and policy to realize the potential of our grasslands as a farming resource that will spur rural economic development, grow the regional food ...
  • NY Small Farm Energy Innovators 

    Masler, Adrienne; Bass, Annie (Cornell Small Farms Program, 2010)
    This booklet describes how farmers save energy and decide which renewable systems are right for their farm. Profiles detail the cost of installation, any grants or incentives available, amount of energy saved or produced, ...

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