Fall 2006

SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE

Cornell Small Farms Program Update

COMMUNITY/WORLD

The Taste of Place

COWS AND CROPS

From Vegetable CSA to Small Dairy Creamery

A New Way to Make Hay?

Animal Welfare – What DO People Think?

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Economies of Scale

FOREST AND WOODLOT

Reducing Recreation Liability Risk

GRAZING

Bucking the Trend: Seasonal Dairy Start-Up Adds Valuable Diversity to Dairy Industry

HOME AND FAMILY

On Raising Rural Kids – The Importance of Strong Families

Advice for Building a Strong Family

MANAGING RISK

Taming the Three D’s – How to Keep Death, Disability, and Divorce From Threatening Your Farm Enterprise

How ‘Plain People’ Manage Risk

If You Can’t See Them, They Can’t See You

MARKETING

Customers vs Consumers: Even If You’re a Direct Marketer, They Are Not Necessarily the Same

NEW FARMERS

When the Time Comes . . . Transferring Applecheek Farm

Getting a Head Start: Farm Service Agency Youth Loans Help Prepare These Two Young Farmers For Success

NON-DAIRY LIVESTOCK

Old Fashioned Rape Pasture System Offer Fresh Possibilities for Pastured Pork

PHOTO ESSAY

From Field To Plate: Photo Essay by Jason Houston

READERS WRITE    

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS

Reducing Recreation Liability Risk

Land Link Vermont

Strengthening Families

Northeast SARE Farm Grants

National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture

STEWARDSHIP AND NATURE

Growing Clean Water on the Farm

Sustainable Energy Systems on the Farm

YOUTH PAGES

Exploring the Small Farm Dream with 4-H Career Explorations

Refining My Small Farm Dream

Traveling Through the Minds of Small Farms

My Own Small Farm Dream

Getting a Reality Check on Farming

Hard Work, Rewarding Lifestyle

You Gotta Love It!