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Beginning Farmers

Cornell University Cooperative Extension works with beginning farmers as well as established farm businesses. We reference many of the planning materials on the Cornell Beginning Farmers website, which features planning tutorials, the Guide to Farming in New York, a guide to Livestock Processing Regulations, and videos full of practical farmer-to-farmer advice and production tutorials. The website also has the schedule for Cornell’s online beginning farmer classes.

Our team members are also available to consult one-on-one with prospective farmers, reviewing business plans, “vetting” ideas for soundness, and directing you to more in-depth resources as needed. We live and work in New York, so we have practical experience and advice to offer for both production and for marketing plans.

Starting in 2018, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County is hosting seasonal educational and potluck gatherings at local farms. Visit our events listing for more information.


Michelle Proscia
Agriculture Production Program Manager
(845) 292-6180 Ext. 129

Last updated March 8, 2022