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Small Farms

The Cornell Small Farms Program is a part of Cornell Cooperative Extension and is based at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The Small Farms website contains a wealth of information about production, business planning and marketing.It also lists upcoming classes, workshops and trainings. Look for a variety of How to Guides and other Publications in the Resources section.

The "Guide to Farming in NY State", is a series of fact sheets that address many issues of concern to new and established farmers. This resource provides answers to questions about taxes, business planning, labor law, zoning, regulations, marketing and many other topics that farmers need to know. Visit the Cornell Small Farms website to download the entire “Guide to Farming in NYS”, or only those fact sheets that are of interest.

New to farming or considering starting your own farm? The Northeast Beginning Farmer Project was founded by a team of educators who care deeply about supporting the success of new farmers. It is housed at the Cornell Small Farms Program. Visit the project online resource center at


Janice Beglinger
Agriculture Outreach Coordinator
585-343-3040 x132

Last updated March 16, 2021