Fall 2004

EDITORIAL

From the Editors by Bill Henning — Page 3

READERS WRITE — Pages 3 & 6

SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE — Pages 3-4

ORGANIC FARMING

Organic Farming Conference Will Explore Organic Markets and More by Sarah Johnston — Page 9

New Grant Awards Boost Cornell Organic Research by Joanna Green — Pages 11-12

PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

Getting the Most from Big Round Bales – Look Back and Plan Ahead by Bill Henning — Page 13

Using Those Resources Wisely by Brent Buchanan — Page 17

Transferring the Dairy Business: The Story of Leatherstocking Farm by Steve Richards — Page 24

Tax Tips for 2004 by Mariane Kiraly — Page 23

FARMING OPPORTUNITIES

Buying – And Growing – Great Hay for Horses by Tom Gallagher — Page 5

Evans Farmhouse: An Organic Success Story by M. Tye Wolfe — Page 8

From Pasture to Product – The Road to Added Value by Keith Morgan-Davie — Page 26

GRAZING

Getting Started in Pasture-Farming: Use What You Have by Jack Salo — Page 19

Northern NY Ag Research Looks at Raising Grass-Fed Holstein Beef by Kara Lynn Dunn — Page 27

FOREST AND WOODLOT

Living the Logging Legacy by David Reid — Page 26

MARKETING

Direct Marketing from Farms to Restaurants by Christy Piper and Steven Wolf — Page 16

Family Farm Cooperative Grocery Stores by Duncan Hilchey — Pages 17-18

Heading in the Right Direction: Local Delivery Service is Win-Win for Farmers, Customers, and Small Business by Karen Baase — Page 18

Smart Marketing Tip…Tap Into Local School Fundraiser — Page 24

New Generation Cooperatives Adding Value & Profits by Duncan Hilchey — Page 25

HOME AND FAMILY

Which Comes First? The Family or the Farm? by Don Rogers — Page 12-13

NEW FARMERS

Getting Access to Land for Farming by Kathy Ruhf — Pages 20-21

FARM FOLLIES

The Shepherd and the Fop — Page 10

STEWARDSHIP AND NATURE

How to Turn Fields of Frustration into Fields of Fulfillment by Valerie Podolec — Page 4

Biodrying: A Manure Management Alternative for Small Dairies? by Amanda VanBlarcom — Pages 7-8

COMMUNITY/WORLD

Beyond Shopping: Helping Customers Become Good “Food Citizens” by Les Hulcoop — Page 19

Cooper’s Ark Farm: Combining Fun and Education by Terry Lavigne — Pages 22-23

YOUTH PAGES

The Day Goats Flew by Erica L. Masler — Page 14

Sugaring Off by Lacey Pitman — Page 14

The Dairy Princess Program Inspires You to Be Their Best by Tess Campbell — Page 15

From Cortland to Washington by Jeffery Oscar Penoyer — Page 15