Online Programs for 2018-2019

You can get more details about the Cornell Small Farms programs on the official website smallfarms.cornell.edu After you enroll in any of the courses below you'll receive a confirmation message. You will NOT receive course access information until one week before your first webinar.

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  • SOIL HEALTH (BF 110)

    $250.00

    The health and productivity of the soil forms the basis for any farm’s success, profitability, and ecological sustainability. Successful farmers need to develop a holistic approach to preserving and building soil health and fertility. Stewardship of the soil is arguably the most important job of any farmer or gardener.

  • SEASON EXTENSION WITH HIGH TUNNELS (BF 220)

    $150.00

    Adding weeks to either end of your growing season can mean attaining a premium for having products available well before (or long after) other local growers. But the structures that make this possible–(unheated plastic-covered “high tunnels” or “hoop houses”) can cost a lot of money, and they bring special management considerations that need to be understood in order to be profitable additions to your farm.

  • INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING (BF 160)

    $250.00

    Whether you are currently keeping honey bees, or are considering adding them to your farm, a basic understanding of bee biology, diseases, pests and setting up your colony for success are essential.

    Understanding the difference between a drone, queen and nurse bee, knowing how to site your apiary properly, having a plan for Varroa mites, and knowing effective …