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Agricultural Links for NY & Adirondack Mtns.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Northern NY Regional Agriculture
This site is a collaborative effort of the 6 NNY county CCE agriculture programs with articles and fact sheets available.

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture is one of the premier regional agricultural Cornell Cooperative Extension programs in New York, serving a large multi-county area in the Champlain Valley, Capital Region and Hudson Valley of the state. The team's specialists work together with Cornell faculty and extension educators statewide to address the issues that impact the vegetable, tree fruit, small fruit and grape industries.

Small Farms Program at Cornell University
The Cornell Small Farms Program's mission is to foster the sustainability of diverse, thriving small farms that contribute to food security, healthy rural communities, and the environment. We do this by encouraging small farms-focused research and extension programs and fostering collaboration in support of small farms.

New York Beginning Farmers Resource Center
This fantastic site has everything you need to get started as a new farmer.  There are tutorials, videos, even online classes.

GardenShare
GardenShare is a non-profit organization working to end hunger in northern New York State, a region called the North Country. They work to build a North Country where all of us have enough to eat and enough to share-where our food choices are healthy for us, for our communities, and for the environment.

New York Farm Bureau
Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, volunteer organization financed and controlled by member families for the purpose of solving economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural industry.

Farmers Market Federation of New York
The Farmers' Market Federation of New York is a grassroots, membership organization of farmers' market managers, market sponsors, farmers and market supporters.

NYFarmNet / NYFarmLink
Provides farm families with a network of information, contacts and services that are uniquely suited to the financial and personal challenges of agricultural business management. This network covers every aspect of high-pressure decision making from partnerships and transfers to stress management, family communication, domestic concerns, and disaster response.

Northern New York Agricultural Development Program
NNYADP is a farmer-driven initiative to ensure the long term economic vitality of Northern NY's agricultural production sector and agriculture's important contributions to the protection and enhancement of the region's environment and rich natural resource base and to communities in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
It focuses on practical research, education and technical assistance that support farms, agricultural businesses and the communities in which they reside across New York's North Country (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.)

 

New York MarketMaker
An interactive mapping system that locates businesses and markets of agricultural products in New York, providing an important link between producers and consumers.

Whallonsburgh Grange Community Kitchen
The Grange Community Kitchen is a fully equipped, certified commercial kitchen. It is used for classes, community and group canning, and is available for rent to value-added food producers. If you are interested in commercial use, we have consultants available to work with you on developing a product, acquiring a license, and using the facility.

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
The agency to contact for all licensing and questions regarding your agricultural business. Also has information about state funding for research and other ag projects.

Cornell Dyson School of Marketing
The Dyson School's extension and outreach programs are valued by their clientele and recognized nationally as diverse, innovative, and effective. Core areas relate to production, marketing, and public policy in the food system, as well as community development, rural land use, and resource and environmental issues in New York State and beyond.

Smart Marketing Publications
These publications are invaluable resources for the direct market producer. Access all past and current articles at this site.

Northeast Organic Farming Association - NY
Founded in 1983, NOFA-NY is a statewide organization leading a growing movement of farmers, consumers, gardeners, and businesses committed to promoting sustainable, local, organic food and farming.

Northeast Organic Farming Association - VT
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is a nonprofit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations.

Cornell Farm to School
Cornell Farm to School conducts research, provides educational opportunities, and offers technical assistance to extension educators, nutrition professionals, food service directors, farmers, parents, and students interested in developing farm to school connections. The program website functions as an informational hub and provides on-line resources, relevant links, policy updates, surveys, and data for up-to-date information about farm to school interests, opportunities, challenges and activities across the state.

Value Added Assistance at the Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship
We provide educational materials, workshops, direct assistance, and referrals to appropriate organizations, in Product Process Development, Product Safety Evaluation, Guidance in local, state and Federal Regulatory Compliance, Linkages to Business Assistance and Potential Financing Sources, and Referrals to Local Suppliers and Service Providers

Small Scale Food Processors Association
This organization can provide plenty of guidance if you are interested in processing food (value-added) for sale.

Sustainable Table
Sustainable Table celebrates the sustainable food movement, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food.

Eat Well Guide
Find food in your neighborhood and when you travel that is healthful, humane, better for the environment, and that supports family farmers.

Battenkill Kitchen, Inc.
The Battenkill Kitchen, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and operates as an educational kitchen facility whose goals include:

  • To provide educational seminars and instruction in the areas of food preparation to local farmers and food producers.
  • To provide area residents information and educational assistance in the creation and packaging of food products.
  • To use the kitchen as a teaching platform to educate local school children about food.
  • To provide the community with a kitchen to be used for community events