Beginning Farms

Beginning Farms"There are many resources available to beginning farmers in the Northern Region. For those looking for information on funding available and other information resources to start a new farming operation, see the links listed below. If you would like further assistance, please contact a regional team member."



FSA Offices- http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=ny&agency=fsa

Farm Credit East's Farm Start Program- https://www.farmcrediteast.com/en/Products-and-Services/FarmStart.aspx

USDA Small Farm Funding- http://ric.nal.usda.gov/small-farm-funding

NY Ag and Markets Grant Funding- http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/RFPS.html

NY Ag and Markets Farming Programs- http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/Programs.html

Cornell's Northeast Beginning Farmer's Project- http://www.nebeginningfarmers.org/








Most Recent Beginning Farms Content

Pasteurizers - What Should I be Considering?

Kim Morrill, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 26, 2017

Pasteurizers provide an option for producers to feed whole milk to their calves, while reducing the risk of pathogen transfer from milk to calf. The ability to feed whole milk or waste milk, while reducing the risk of pathogen exposure sounds like a great idea, HOWEVER, there are some things to consider before going out and writing a check for that nice, new, shiny machine.

Grants for Small, Beginning Farmers

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: January 23, 2017

On December 16, 2016, Liz Higgins, from the Eastern NY Horticulture team, joined us in Plattsburgh, NY to lead a discussion on the current grants and other incentives available for beginning and small farms.

Farm Finance 101

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 28, 2016

Ever wish you paid more attention in that accounting class? Maybe you're a bit rusty on financial ratios, or looking to learn something new. Each month I will go over an accounting or finance topic as it relates to your farm business, so stay tuned! This month is on leverage and repayment capacity measures:





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Upcoming Events

2017 Dairy Summit

December 13, 2017
10am - 3pm
Canton, NY

Speakers
Matt Draper, Executive Director of the Shipley Center for
Innovations, Clarkson University
Lindsay Ferlito, Kimberley Morrill, and Kelsey O'Shea,
North Country Regional Ag Team
Frank Welcome, Sr. Extension Associate, Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS)

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2017 Dairy Summit

December 20, 2017
10am - 3pm
Malone, NY

Speakers
Matt Draper, Executive Director of the Shipley Center for
Innovations, Clarkson University
Lindsay Ferlito, Kimberley Morrill, and Kelsey O'Shea,
North Country Regional Ag Team
Frank Welcome, Sr. Extension Associate, Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS)

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Jefferson County Dairy Scene

January 23, 2018
10am - 3pm
Watertown, NY

Keynote Address: Generational and Consumer Product Trends or "Why don't people serve milk with dinner anymore?"
Matt Draper, Executive Director of the Shipley Center for Innovations, Clarkson University.

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Announcements

2017 NYS & VT Corn Silage Trial Data Tables

Preliminary results of the 2017 Corn Silage Variety Trials conducted in New York and Vermont are now available. Twenty-three 80-95-RM hybrids and forty-nine 96-100 RM hybrids were grown at each of 3 trial sites. Two sites were placed in NYS (Central and Northern NY) while one was in Northern VT. A PDF document listing preliminary data tables may be accessed in at this link:

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Issues with Potato Leafhopper??

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