Fall 2003

EDITORIAL

Welcome Readers by Joanna Green — Page 3

READERS WRITE

Small Farms and Their Big Contributions Not Forgotten by Bill Magee — Page 4

Milk Is Here To Stay by Kay Dunn — Page 10

Is Deer Food Safe For My Horses? by Jean Griffiths, Jerry Cherney, Dan Brown — Page 19

Sunday Morning by Troy Bishopp — Page 23

PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

Low-Cost Milking Parlors by Steve Bulkley and Roberta Crill — Page 3

Transitioning Off Pasture to Winter Feeding by Karen Sullivan — Page 4

Strategies for Small Dairies: Outsourcing Feed by Aaron Gabriel — Page 7

Tactical Agriculture Teams by Mike Stanyard — Page 15

MARKETING

Bornt Family Farms by Tom Gallagher — Page 5

Marketing Pasture-Raised Products by Jano Nightingale — Page 14

Community Supported Agriculture – A Growing Concept by Molly Ames — Page 20

FARMING OPPORTUNITIES

Why Not Oxen? by Brandt Ainsworth — Page 10

Take a Shot at Pumpkins by Judson Reid — Page 6

Making Money with Firewood by Paul Bock — Page 17

HOME AND FAMILY

Family First or Business First? by Claire Hebbard — Page 7

Farming With A Disability – You Can Do It! by Holly Cestero — Page 8

Linette Williams – How Does She Do It? by Torrey Spagnola — Page 15

Pastured Meat Jambalaya Recipe by Troy Bishopp — Page 6

Cutting Your Own Firewood by Ernie von Borstel — Page 16

Crossroads by Claire Hebbard — Page 23

NEW FARMERS

Delaware Academy “Tractor Boys” by Mariane Kiraly — Page 11

First Time Tractor Buying by Bill Henning — Page 22

FARM FOLLIES

Jokes

The Joys of Gardening – Or Not by Rebecca Schuelke — Page 14

STEWARDSHIP AND NATURE

Natural Rendering: A Natural Solution for Mortality and Butcher Waste by Jean Bonhotal — Page 17

Daily Spreading Manure: Watch Out For Water Quality by Dale Dewing — Page 18

Buffer Basics by Karen Clifford — Page 21

COMMUNITY

A Sense of Home by Bill Henning — Page 19

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

New York AgrAbility Project by Holly Cestero — Page 8

The Growing New Farmers Web Site by Cathy Sheils — Page 11

Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance by Lisa McCrory — Page 16

New York Forest Owners Association by Jim Ochterski — Page 23

YOUTH PAGES

Growing Up Dairy by Lisa Austen — Page 12

Transitions: Learning About Farming by Charity Jump — Page 12

Cheesy Crab Dip Recipe — Page 12

Down on the Farm Word Puzzle — Page 12

Has Your Horse Herbal’d Today? by Ronnie Reid — Page 13

More Than Just Another Farm Show by Emily Thayer — Page 13

My Special Horse Treat – Page 13