Fall 2009

SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE
Cornell Small Farms Program Update — Page 3

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Future of the Farm, by Rebecca Schuelke-Staehr — Page 8
Diversifying the Farm, by Barbara Gibbs — Page 18

COWS AND CROPS
Cover Crop Case Studies: Stoughton Farm, by Molly Shaw — Page 7
Restocking the Breadbasket, by Martha Herbert Izzi — Page 17

FOREST AND WOODLOT
Get Ready for the Emerald Ash Borer, by Peter Smallidge, Holly Menninger, Mark Whitmore, Charles O’Neil, Jr., Rich Taber — Page 6
Agroforestry Options for the Northeast, by Mike Farrell — Page 14

GRAZING
Hard Times Make for Easy Choice, by Fay Benson — Page 20

HORTICULTURE
Getting Your New Blueberry Planting Off to a Good Start, by Cathy Heidenreich and Marvin Pritts — Page 4

LOCAL FOODS & MARKETING
Vermont’s New Raw Milk Law, by Jennifer Colby — Page 15

NEW FARMERS
Smoothing Out the Learning Curve, by Kevin Straughan — Page 7
New Farmers Gain Ground in Pennsylvania, by Suzanne Milshaw — Page 16

NON-DAIRY LIVESTOCK
Weaning Age of Lambs, by Ulf Kintzel — Page 5

NORTHEAST SARE SPOTLIGHT
Flower City Mushrooms , by Abha Gupta — Page 9

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS
Getting Started with Blueberries — Page 4
Help with Farm Financial Management — Page 8
Northeast SARE Upcoming Grants and Deadlines  – Page 9
Agroforestry Options — Page 14
Raw Milk Resources — Page 15
State Agricultural Finance Programs — Page 16

SMALL FARM SPOTLIGHTS
Green Earth Farm Celebrates a Successful First Season , by Erica Frenay — Page 12

STEWARDSHIP & NATURE
Agricultural Environmental Management: Promise Land Farm, by Barbara Silvestri and Gerry Smithson  – Page 19

WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE
Stress Management for Women Farmers, by Kristin Reynolds — Page 13

YOUTH PAGES
Bubba was “Some Pig”, by Hannah Stark — Page 10
Poultry as a Passion, by Chloe Barker-Benfield — Page 10
Even A Kid Can Do It!, by Jesse Bonin — Page 11
It’s A Matter of Trust, by Ben Kerner — Page 11
Exploring the Small Farm Dream, by Violet Stone, Christine Im, and Emily Wing — Page 11

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