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"Beginning farmer" resource expands

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A Cornell Cooperative Extension program for beginning framers is expanding on to the web. A new website guides new farmers, and farmers changing crops or marketing strategy, step by step through starting a farm business: from setting goals and writing a business plan, to evaluating land, to taxes and permits. There's a frequently asked questions section, worksheets to download, and an ongoing forum. The website is the latest offering from the New York Beginning farmers Resource center. The center is based at Cornell, but its roots are in the North Country. Mollie Ames, a farm business educator at the Jefferson County extension office, told Martha Foley the program goes back a few years...and it's working.

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Martha Foley
News and Public Affairs Director

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