Small and Beginning Farmer Resources

Although Census data show that farm businesses continue to be consolidated into larger economic units,smaller part-time farms have increased over the last decade. Today, more than 40 percent of all New York farms can be classified as residential farms because the operator has a full-time job off the farm. 

Apple at cornell orchard

Apple IPM for Beginners

​Collection of fact sheets and scouting guides on growing apples.

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Allen's cows

Dairy and Livestock Disaster Guide

​This packet of information contains tip sheets and checklists to help livestock owners prepare for and recover from an on-farm or community disaster.

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Last updated October 2, 2017