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The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) is offering financial assistance to farm operations for repairs and upgrades that help make for a safer workplace. Funds of up to $5,000 are available on a first-come, first-served basis to applications approved through the John May Farm Safety Fund. For additional information, to download an application or to see videos of funded projects, go to, call 800-343-7527 or email at<>.

Attention: Gardeners: Creation of a new American Rose Society Chapter! There are many gardeners who grow roses or would like to grow roses in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier who would be greatly served by having a local chapter. A local club would provide opportunities for meeting gardeners throughout our region, learning about growing roses, and visiting private and public gardens featuring roses. The counties in our region could include: Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins. If you are interested, please contact me. It would be great to have our first meeting sometime this winter. Lee Ginenthal, Der Rosenmeister Nursery 607-351-1336

Growing the Specialty Mushroom Industry in the Northeast

NYS Grown & Certified Opens Applications for Honey Producers- NYS Grown & Certified has expanded to include honey producers. To be eligible, honey producers must harvest 100 percent of their honey in New York, complete Cornell University’s Honey Food Safety Best Practices Manual test, and label their honey products according to standards set in the Best Practices Manual. Applicants must also submit the Honey Bee Health Information form and have a bee health inspection every two years. For more information and to apply, please visit

Hemp Education-

NY FarmNet- "We guide NY State farms through periods of transition, opportunity or challenge by providing free, confidential, on farm consulting services. We facilitate farm families in achieving their business and personal goals. We help NY State agriculture thrive." Free and confidential

Kiwiberry Enthusiasts- The regional kiwiberry production guide and enterprise analysis is now available! To access it, go to:
Composting Educational Materials
  • Don’t forget about the Compost Use for Improved Soil Poster SeriesPlease contact CWMI if you’d like full size posters printed for your use.
    • Compost Use for Improved Soil Agricultural Applications
    • Compost Use for Improved Soil General Highway Use
    • Compost Use for Improved Soil General Use
    • Compost Use for Improved Soil Reclamation and Remediation
    • Compost Use for Improved Soil Roadsides, Street Trees and Medians
    • Compost Use for Improved Soil Slope Stabilization, Erosion Control and Stormwater Management
    • Compost Use for Improved Soil: Make it Use it Urban Applications
    • School Composting – Let’s Get Growing A downloadable 16 page guide for student leaders and teachers. As educators, we have an important task ahead. The next generation of decision-makers is being educated in your classroom. How can you help? By starting this generation off with information and habits that emphasize reducing the amount of waste we produce, reusing, recycling and composting whatever we can, and incinerating, landfilling, and finding other technologies to dispose of the rest. This document provides you with: (1) Ideas for incorporating composting into the curriculum. (2) Steps to take to start a school composting/diversion program. (3) Descriptions of successful school composting programs. CWMI has printed copies of this fact sheet. Please contact us if you’d like some mailed to you.

Cornell Small Farm Program- Check here for workshops and events all around New York State-

The Tax Tips For Forest Landowners
Well managed forests produce timber and other forest products, provide wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, aquifer and watershed protection, and other amenities. Non-industrial private woodlands comprise approximately 60% of the nation’s total forests. Providing tailored tax information is one way in which the Forest Service is working to increase forest productivity on non-industrial forest lands. For the latest tax information and tips regarding private woodlands, visit:

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Last updated August 27, 2020