Staying Connected After This Course Ends
For your farm to succeed in the long run, you will need moral, technical and material support. You'll need to be connected to farms in your area, service provider organizations, and opportunities for more training and support.
We add all online course alumni to a listserve that we at the Cornell Small Farms Program use for online course announcements. Beyond that, we suggest you connect with our other communication channels to learn about all news of interest:
- Sign up to receive the Cornell Small Farms Program's bi-monthly e-newsletter, chock full of announcements, job opps, funding sources, and new info sources all targeted to small farmers.
- Follow us on Facebook or Instagram
- Subscribe to our blog
We also strongly suggest you seek out organizations serving small farmers in your area. Every state has a Cooperative Extension service associated with the Land Grant University. Their support for small farms varies a lot depending on the state. Here in NY, every county has a Small/Beginning Farmer liaison. If you're farming in NY, please connect with your local Cooperative Extension educator, and tell them the Cornell Small Farms Program sent you to them to find out about how to get connected within their county/region. You can find info on your local CCE contact here.