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Agriculture

CCE-Rensselaer works with producers - from beginning farmers to established specialized businesses - providing expert consulting and research-based resources that can help your farm compete in a global economy. Extension specialists approach your farm in a holistic way, as as system of biology, finance, engineering and human interactions, all operating with a limited set of assets. Strategic improvement plans are tailored to meet the goals of the business within the constraints of their resources. From buffalo to begonias, corn to organic carrots, teff to triticale, greenhouses to grass hay, links with Cornell and other universities are utilized to provide local information to grow local businesses.

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Ag Literacy Week

"Before We Eat: From Farm to Table" is the book selection for 2018 Ag Literacy Week, March 19-23. You can volunteer to read to 2nd graders in a local classroom, here...

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Dairy cattle in the Cornell Dairy Research Center in Harford, NY (Cornell University Photography).

Dairy Resources

Find research-based resources from Cornell and elsewhere that can help make your dairy operation more efficient and profitable.

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Broiler chickens at Nick's Organic Farm in Adamstown, MD (USDA).

Poultry

Find research and links to reliable information for a variety of poultry topics and 4-H poultry programs here.

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shiitake mushrooms on sale at a farmers' market in NYC

Forest Farming

Shiitake mushrooms are one of the valuable crops that forest owners can cultivate in their woods, along with fruits, nuts, and berries.

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No Open Burning!

Open burning is punishable by law and can lead to fines starting at $375, so be sure you know the law. Find regulations, and alternatives to burning, here.

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Round bales being covered in agricultural plastic; Cornell Recycling Ag Plastics Project (RAPP)

Recycling Ag Plastics

Recycling agricultural plastics is a big challenge for farmers and communities. Learn about Cornell's RAPP project and the "BigFoot Baler" here.

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Last updated March 21, 2019