Movie: The Hand That Feeds

From Cornell Cinema: In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the ILR School presents a documentary chronicling a 2012 labor dispute involving undocumented workers at a NYC deli. The film focuses on their struggle, and eventual triumph, in establishing an independent union with assistance from young organizers and Occupy Wall Street activists. 7PM November 5, 2015 […]

Project Coordinator Sought for Food Manufacturing Study

Announcement from TCAD: Project Coordinator Sought for Food Manufacturing Study Please direct questions to Martha Armstrong at The TCAD Foundation, based in Ithaca, NY, is undertaking a feasibility study for a food processing (food manufacturing) sector development project.  We seek an individual contractor to provide about 60 hours of support to this study. The […]

Hops 101 Workshop, and more events

For more food and farming events, see the Hot Potato Press Events Calendar. Have an event to add to the list? Email the details to Hops 101 Workshop Thursday, November 5, 6:00-8:00PM @ CCE Broome County, 840 Front Street, Binghamton, New York 13905 Participants in this Hops 101 workshop will learn the basics of […]

NYS New Farmers Grant Fund Program announced

Press release from Gov. Cuomo: Applications Now Being Accepted for 2016 New Farmers Grant Fund Program and New York State Young Farmers Loan Forgiveness Program Governor Cuomo announced $1 million in funding is available to assist new farmers begin their careers. Now in its second year, the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund will […]

Farm and food jobs available in Central New York

Dozens of food and farming jobs in Central New York have been announced in the past month. For farming jobs, such as labor, mechanics, greenhouse work, and more, see here. For food service jobs, such as line cooks, restaurant hosts, and more, see here. Image credit: USDA ARS Image Gallery

GreenStar Coop Annual Member Meeting

Announcement from GreenStar Coop: At this year’s Annual Fall Member meeting on October 16, we’re excited to welcome Amy Halloran as a featured speaker. Amy is a writer and pancake enthusiast who has been following the revival of the regional grain movement in the Northeast for several years. Her involvement in local food systems began […]

Course to empower women in agriculture

Announcement from Cornell Small Farms Program: Annie’s Project: Empowering Women in Agriculture Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training. This course is designed for farm […]

Family farm managers earn ’emotional’ wealth, research shows

From the Cornell Chronicle: Researchers “examined dairy farm income in 1999 through 2008 and showed that New York farm manager median salaries varied widely from $41,884 in 1999, to $64,466 in 2004 to $74,986 in 2005, all adjusted for inflation to 2008 dollars. While the family farm managers were paid on average about $22,000 less, […]

Beginning Farmer/Land Seeker Meeting

Beginning Farmer/Land Seeker Meeting Tuesday, September 15, 7-9 PM @ CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming and the Cornell Cooperative Extension regional agriculture program are hosting a FREE discussion/info meeting for people seeking land to farm on Tuesday, September 15, 7-9 PM at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of […]