Passing this along fyi -- a resource for new farmers.
Cornell will be a strong competitor for the BFRDP -- word is the RFP
will be out in a matter of days and due within 60 days.
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Subject: [NEFOOD] Online videos for beginning farmers, from Cornell
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:41:20 -0400
From: Sandra Repp <[log in to unmask]>
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ITHACA, N.Y. Cornell University is launching an innovative, online video
series that will help agricultural entrepreneurs successfully launch new
farms in New York State. Produced by the NY Beginning Farmer Project with
support from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension,
and the NY Farm Viability Institute, the video series, titled, ?/Voices of
Experience/,? covers essential topics such as financing farm start-up,
marketing, profitability, and goal setting, to name just a few. The ?voices
of experience? in the series are actual farmers who have successfully
started their own farm business.
Voices of Experience online videos are available at the Beginning Farmer
Project Web site: www.nybeginningfarmers.org
<http://www.nybeginningfarmers.org/>For more information on a variety of
small farm topics, visit the Cornell
Small Farms website at: www.smallfarms.cornell.edu