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Organic @ Cornell

One of the most dynamic and fast-growing segments of the U.S. agricultural market

Organic is an increasingly important engine of growth for New York's farmers, large and small. Cornell supports organic agriculture and dairy through numerous research and extension activities.

Below find valuable resources for farmers and gardeners, agricultural educators, governmental agency representatives, university faculty and extension educators, and all others interested in organic production systems.

Visit the producers and gardeners resources pages below for specific production strategies for everything from squash to seed corn.

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Organic Experts

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Supporting organic producers in New York

Our mission is to support organic producers in New York by developing and strengthening relationships among Cornell researchers, students, and extension staff and stakeholders including producers, consultants, input suppliers, and NGOs.

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Organic News & Events

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News

Innovative Cornell program offers experiential learning on NYS farms
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture
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Multimedia

News

Leading Through Extension: Finding Our Common Humanity
Under Anu Rangarajan’s direction, the Cornell Small Farms Program builds networks and cultivates relationships among new, aspiring, and longtime farmers across the state. During the past year, when staying connected feels harder than ever...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
No-till tarping practices are compared side-by-side to no-till and conventional tillage in permanent beds on the Cornell Thompson Research Farm in Freeville, NY.

News

Join Farmer to Farmer “Tarp Talk” Webinars in March
Tarps are clearly a multifunctional tool for small farmers and are being sized, sourced, and applied to fit the farm.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture
  • Organic

Events

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Webinar

2021 New York Certified Organic Meeting Series
This year’s New York Certified Organic (NYCO) meetings will be held via Zoom. We will keep the same days as we have had for the past 28 years for the discussion based meetings, the second Tuesday of January, February, and March. We will start at...
  • Organic
wooden sign

Webinar

2021 New York Certified Organic Meeting Series
This year’s New York Certified Organic (NYCO) meetings will be held via Zoom. We will keep the same days as we have had for the past 28 years for the discussion based meetings, the second Tuesday of January, February, and March. We will start at...
  • Organic