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/








Relevant Event

Feeder School - 2 Days of on Farm Training

October 31 - November 7, 2017
10am - 3pm
Canton, NY

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

Feeder School - 2 Days of on Farm Training

October 31 - November 7, 2017
10am - 3pm
Canton, NY

Who Should Attend:
• Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about
the how and why of what they're doing.
• Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase
their knowledge of cow feeding.
• Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding
process on their farm.
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Announcements

2017 New York State Women's in Agriculture Conference

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Vineyard and Winery Establishment Workshop

Harvest NY
November 18, 2017
10am - 2pm
CCE of St. Lawrence County Extension Farm
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Small Scale Charcuterie Workshop

Harvest NY
November 6, 2017
Cornell University
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Issues with Potato Leafhopper??

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