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Farmer Online Courses


The Cornell Small Farms Program offers a suite of more than 20 online courses, primarily taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, to help farmers improve their technical and business skills.

  • Interactive 5 to 8-week courses connect you to the information and people you need to start a successful farm business or diversify your farm
  • Led by experienced educators and farmers
  • Most courses can be taken by people anywhere in the world (read the course description to check whether it is targeted to farming in the Northeastern U.S.

More than 90% of farms in NY and nationally fit the definition of a "small farm," i.e. any farm earning <$250K in gross revenue in a year. The Cornell Small Farms Program provides information resources, events, and referrals to new and existing small farmers.  

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