Useful Resources


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AgPlan - The Agriculture, Fisheries and Small Business Planning Website
AgPlan helps rural business owners develop a business plan for FREE.

NY FarmNet WebCasts 

Subscribe to an online video series covering topics relevant to today's farmer, featuring experts from Cornell University, NY FarmNet and others from around the state.


Farm Credit East – Farm Loans & Ag Financial Services - Farm Credit East
Specialized lender and financial services leader committed to Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing, and forest product industries.

FSA - New York Home
Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

NBT Bank - Agricultural Lending
Agricultural Loans, Loans for Cattle, Real Estate, Personal Credit, Crop Expenses, Equipment and Modernization




NYS Farm Service Agency (FSA) 

Cornell University Dairy Farm Business Summary
The DFBS allows producers to compare their business to an average of other producers as well as analyze their financial situation, set future goals and make sound financial decisions.

New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
NYCAMH serves the agricultural community by studying farmers’ health and safety issues, supplying health screenings and education, and providing occupational health and mental health services to farmers.

Pro-Dairy Program - Cornell University
PRO-DAIRY, a NYS dairy industry educational program, enables farm families and other agricultural professionals to realize their values and strive to achieve their professional and personal goals.

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
at Cornell University - with information on instruction and current research.

The Cornell University Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
at Cornell University - with information on instruction and current research.

Cornell Cooperative Extension
provides information on Extension Programs, county extension offices and staff, and information on the following topics: Agriculture, Business and Economics, Children and Youth, Community, Environment, Family, Food and Nutrition, Health, and Home & Household. Extension publications. List of current CCE Ag Educators

Cornell Cooperative Extension – Regional Teams and Programs 
Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops; Fruit and Vegetables, IPM

Cornell Commercial Vegetable Website
This website funded by the CCE Vegetable SPC/PWT) provides information for and links to a variety of topics related to vegetable production and is an excellent resource to commercial vegetable growers.

Cornell Small Farms Program | Serving small farmers in NY and the Northeast
Our mission is to foster the sustainability of diverse, thriving small farms that contribute to food security, healthy rural communities, and the environment.

Cornell Program on Dairy Markets & Policy

New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
Working to develop good farming, food storage, and processing practices while safeguarding the environment, increasing market share for New York producers, and assuring consumers safe, reasonably-priced, high-quality fruits and vegetables.

Cornell Community and Rural Development Institute (CaRDI)

New York Apple Association
New York Apple Association is the non-profit trade association representing the 674 commercial apple growers in New York State.

New York Department of Agriculture and Markets 
Promoting New York State agriculture, this site has information about the NYSUSDA and it's program, Pride of New York, as well as The New York State Fair and agricultural press releases.

Census of Agriculture - 2007 Census Publications - New York
For New York contains county profiles and agricultural highlights.

NYS Agricultural Society
The website highlights the Society’s achievements and other useful ag resources. A key feature is a listing of NYS’ “century farms”, an honor the Society initiated in 1937 for farms operated by the same family for 100 years or more. There is also a listing of the bicentennial farms, operated for 200 years or more.

Home  (NY Farm Viability Institute)
We are a farmer-led nonprofit group that awards grant funds for applied research, outreach education, and economic development projects that help farms across New York become more profitable and sustainable



Empire State Development 

New York State Emergency Management Office
SEMO is the site to visit for information on state emergencies.