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buffalo ny: farm partner wanted

crf 2013

Common Roots Urban Farm is seeking a farm operations partner with a strong interest in farming in an urban setting.  You should have experience growing diversified crops for at least one season and be serious about growing a well organized, bountiful organic vegetable and fruit operation. We would be working on all aspects of the farm together from planning and marketing, to seed starting and field work.  You should be resourceful, responsible, self-motivated, adaptable, and have a sense of humor. Being in an urban setting we often interact with a wide array of people, which you should feel comfortable with.  Social media skills, while not necessary, are definitely a plus!

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another film about young farmers! awesome!

filmGROWING FARMERS, a documentary highlighting the new generation of farmers on Long Island and the struggles and triumphs of the farming community, premiered at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival and won the audience award for Best Short Film.  The film includes interviews with Long Island farmers including Sylvester Manor Board Member and Quail Hill Farm Director Scott Chaskey.  Film co-producer  Hilary Leff will be at the screening along with Sylvester Manor Board Member Sara Gordon and Farm Manager Julia Trunzo to lead a round table discussion with the audience and other local farmers including  Herb StrobelFred LeeChris Browder, and more!

The screening will take place at Sylvester Manor on Friday, March 22 at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP to


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GAPs for Small Farms: March 23-24 in Geneva, NY

NOFA-NY, USDA Risk Management Agency, NYS Dept. of Ag and Markets, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the National GAPs Program present:
GAPs for Small Farms: Dispelling Myths, Getting the Facts, and Designing a Food Safety Plan for Your Farm
Dates:   Wednesday, March 23rd and Thursday, March 24th
Times:   8:30am – 3:30pm both days
Loc.:       Geneva Experimental Station, Food Research Lab Room 251
630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456
Cost:      $80 (NOFA-NY members), $100 (non-NOFA-NY members). Price includes food, materials packet, and digital resources. $20 for one additional representative on Day 2 (see below for details).
Pre-registration is required, and the deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 20th. To register for this workshop, visit the NOFA-NY website:, or call our office at (585) 271-1979, ext. 509. Space is limited, so register today!

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Grower/Garden Educator Job – Schenectady, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schenectady County is looking for a Grower/Garden Educator for the Roots and Wisdom program.  Roots and Wisdom is a youth agriculture and community service program in Schenectady, NY.  We work with county youth and volunteers to grow vegetables for donation and sale in three urban gardens.   The successful candidate will serve as a team member in planning, delivering and evaluating programs and have primary responsibility for management of all gardens.  Organic farm/garden management experience and the ability to work with youth are essential.

Cornell Cooperative Extension in Schenectady County provides equal program and employment opportunities.  This is a year-round position with benefits starting immediately, position is open until filled.

For further information and a complete job description, please contact Debbie
Forester at


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