New York's Beginning Farmer Project and Cornell Small Farms Program have updated the popular Guide to Farming in NY: What Every Agricultural Entrepreneur Needs to Know.
The guide consists of 33 fact sheets covering finding land, food processing regulations, farm vehicle safety, financing, farm taxes, and everything in between. And you can download it for free either as a complete document or by individual fact sheet, from the Cornell Small Farms Web site: www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/resources/businessmanage/guide.cfm .
"…this is an excellent compilation of information and would have saved me lots of time and frustration if I'd had it all available from one source a couple years ago." That's the word from Pierre Dionne of Sojourner Farm, Olean, N.Y..