Spring 2004

EDITORIAL

From the Editors by Celeste Carmichael — Page 3

READERS WRITE – Page 3

PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

If Intensive Grass Management is the Hand, Baleage is the Glove by Bill Henning — Page 4

New Regulations on Downer Cattle – What Do They Mean for Dairy Farmers? by Mariane Kiraly — Pages 15-16

Ovsynch – Is It An Option For Improving Reproduction In Your Herd? by Bill Stone — Page 18

FARMING OPPORTUNITIES

Getting Started With Meat Goats by Tatiana Stanton — Pages 6-7

Is Poultry Production the Right Enterprise For You? by Lynn O’Brien — Page 13

GRAZING

Maximizing Dry Matter Intake From Pastures by Karen Sullivan — Pages 26-27

FOREST AND WOODLOT

Woodlot Thinning to Achieve Your Goals by Peter Smallidge — Pages 22-23

MARKETING

What is a Produce Auction? by Judson Reid — Page 10

Farm Direct Marketing Associations by Eric Toensmeier — Page 21

HOME AND FAMILY

Goat Meat Recipe — Page 7

Crossroads by Claire Hebbard — Page 12

Farm Women Have Special Concerns About Social Security by Mariane Kiraly — Page 17

Health Care Costs and the Small Farm by Claire Hebbard — Page 19

NEW FARMERS

Exploring the Small Farm Dream by Kate Hayes — Page 5

Those “Lazy S” People And Their Corrinte Cattle by Mick Bessire — Page 14

Our Story by Sarah Van Order and Daniel Millen — Pages 16-17

FARM FOLLIES

What’s So Hard About Farming?
by Keith Morgan Davies — Page 23

STEWARDSHIP AND NATURE

Agricultural Conservation Easements: A Farmland Protection Tool for Farmers by Jerry Cosgrove and Kirsten Ferguson — Pages 12-13

Environmental Regulations: What’s the Story for Small Farms? by Karl Czymmek and Jeff Ten Eyck — Pages 24-25

COMMUNITY/WORLD

Farmer Networks: Building Communities for Successful Small Farms by Kim Niewolny — Pages 10-11

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS

Resources for Exploring Your Small Farm Dreams by Kate Hayes — Page 5

For More Information on Meat Goats by Tatiana Stanton — Page 7

ATTRA – A Free Information Resource for Farmers by Eric Toensmeier — Page 19

Health Care Planning for Farm Families by Claire Hebbard — Page 19

Harvesting Change by Cathy Sheils — Page 20

Direct Marketing Legal Guide by Eric Toensmeier — Page 21

YOUTH PAGES

Dairy Princess Enjoys Responsibility, Meeting People by Tristan Zuber — Page 8

4-H Has Helped Me to Lead the Way
by Laura Kauppi — Page 8

How Do You Learn to Lead? Experience! by Kelsey Ferguson — Page 8

Spreading the Word About Farm Living by Matt Gould — Page 9

What Do You Get When You Add Together Science, Gardening & 4-H Experiences? by Eric Malone — Page 9

Careers in Agriculture — Page 9

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Requiem for Small Farm Dairy Farms? by Tom Lyson — Pages 3-4

Outside the Box by Keith Morgan Davies — Page 20