Through educational programming Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie County reaches out to the farming community. We strive to be aware of new methods, products and business practices to keep our farming community strong.
Agriculture - Links
Cornell Cooperative Extension website: www.cce.cornell.edu
Cornell University Website: www.cornell.edu/
Cornell Small Farms Program: www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/
Berries and bramble fruits are popular farm enterprises, and for good reason: when planned and managed well, they can be very profitable, and they make a great add-on to existing enterprises. Whether you're totally new to farming or are an existing farmer considering diversifying into berry crops, the Cornell Small Farms Program's online course BF 122: Berry Production - Getting Started with Production and Marketing provides a thorough introduction. You'll hear practical, on-the-ground tips from successful farmers as well as the latest research and recommendations on site selection, cultural requirements and variety recommendations for major and minor berry fruits, post-harvest handling, and marketing berries.
The course runs Thurs. Nov 21 - Thurs. Dec 12, with webinars twice a week on Tues and Thurs evenings from 7:00-8:30pm EST (skipping Thanksgiving on Thurs. Nov 28. The cost is $200, but multiple people from the same farm may participate without paying extra. See http://nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/all-courses/bf-122-berry-production for more on the course learning objectives, instructors, and outline.
BF 122: Berry Production - Getting Started with Production and Marketing is part of the line-up of 12 online courses offered this Fall, Winter and Spring by the Cornell Small Farms Program. To learn more about each course, please visit http://nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses. From this site you can learn more about our instructors, see answers to Frequently Asked Questions, read details for each course, and view the calendar of course offerings for 2013-2014.
Courses often fill very quickly, so don't miss your chance to sign up today!
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program:
- Chuck Bornt:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Laura McDermott: email@example.com
- Crystal Stewart: firstname.lastname@example.org
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of
Horticulture Gardening Resources: www.hort.cornell.edu/gardening
Cornell University Home Gardening Website: www.explore.cornell.edu/scene.cfm?scene=Home%20Gardening
United States Dept. of Agriculture: www.usda.gov
NOFA NY: http://nofany.org
Ag in the Classroom: http://cerp.cornell.edu/aitc/
NY Farmnet: http://www.nyfarmnet.org/
NY Ag & Markets: http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/
New England SARE: www.uvm.edu/~nesare/
NY Farm Viability Institute: http://nyfarmviability.org
Sheep & Goat Marketing: www.sheepgoatmarketing.info/
New York Farms: http://www.nyfarms.info/
NYS Agricultural Statistics Service: www.nass.usda.gov/ny/
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service: marketnews.usda.gov
Cornell Forest Connect: http://cornellforestconnect.ning.com/forum
Crops, Dairy, & Livestock Production
Crop producers can learn more about production methods through consultations, crop schools, and newsletters. Graze New York is a multi-agency team whose mission is to encourage and support the use of intensive pasture management for livestock. Information
is also provided for Pesticide Certification and Recertification.
Dairy farmers have the opportunity to improve the management of their herd through consultations, workshops, discussion groups, Pro-Dairy classes, and our newsletter. Subjects include feeding, breeding, calf care, milking, and business management.
Farm Service Agency approved courses are also offered.
A variety of educational opportunities are available for beef, sheep, and goat owners including tours, workshops, and newsletters. Subjects range from production methods to marketing strategies.
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops Team website: http://cnydairylc.cce.cornell.edu/
- Farm Account Books, Wage Records
- Cornell Field Crops and Soils Handbooks
- Cornell Guide for Integrated Field Crop Management
- Beef, sheep, swine, and horse equipment/housing books
- Goats and Their Management
- Ag Alternative Bulletins - raising goats, sheep, beef, poultry, swine, deer, and rabbits for market
- Pesticide Core Manuals as well as Category Manuals
- Soil and Forage Testing Materials
Pro-Dairy – www.ansci.cornell.edu/prodairy
Forage Selection Tool – www.forages.org
Pesticide Management Education Program at Cornell University –
What’s Cropping Up newsletter – www.css.cornell.edu/extension/WCU/WhatsCroppingUpNewsletter.html
Prescribed Grazing Manual –www.css.cornell.edu/forage/pasture/index.html
Graze New York –www.grazeny.com
American Pastured Poultry Producers Association – www.apppa.org
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) –www.attra.org
SARE Hog Production Information –
University of Minnesota Hogs Your Way –
then select Hogs Your Way under the publications menu
Cornell University Beef Cattle Management –www.ansci.cornell.edu/beef
Meat Goats & Sheep
Empire State Meat Goat Producers Association – www.esmgpa.org/
Cornell University Department of Animal Science – www.ansci.cornell.edu/sheep/index.html
Sheep and Goat Marketing – www.sheepgoatmarketing.info
General Information Websites:
Agricultural Statistics – www.nass.usda.gov
Breed Information – www.ansi.okstate.edu
Central NY Resource Conservation & Development – www.cnyrcd.org
Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratories – http://www.css.cornell.edu/soiltest/newindex.asp
Livestock Behavior, Design Facilities & Humane Slaughter, Temple Grandin – www.grandin.com
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) – www.attra.org
New England Livestock Alliance – www.nelivestockalliance.org
New Farm Website - www.newfarm.org
Guide to Farming in New York – www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/resources/businessmanage/guide.html