Jefferson County, New York
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NY Beginning Farmers
Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise at Cornell University.
NY Farmlink: A service for business transfers, business partnerships,
beginning farmers, & retiring farmers.
Center for Food Entrepreneurship provides comprehensive assistance to beginning
and established food entrepreneurs, thus promoting sustainable economic development of
Rural Economy project (NRE) is a five-year research and education program
underway in rural Canada. It is a collaborative undertaking bringing together rural
people, researchers, policy-analysts, the business community, and government.
The Small Business Development Center at Jefferson Community College.
State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Online Tool Allows Comparisons of Conventional and Organic Farming The
New Farm Web site now features an online economic modeling tool called FarmSelect that
allows farmers to compare the economic returns of organic and conventional grain
production. FarmSelect was designed by farmers, for farmers, and the program has been made
as easy to use as possible. Farmers can enter their Zip Code, the crops they'd like to
compare and the acreage. The program fills in the rest with historical data derived from
the USDA and projections from research conducted by The Rodale Institute®. Then
FarmSelect shows a line-by-line comparison of the two systems so farmers can see just how
they would stack up on their farm, in their own climate. And the whole process takes less
than a minute.
Source: ATTRA Weekly Harvest Newsletter 2/16/05)