Spring 2006

FROM THE EDITORS

Progress

SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE

Cornell Small Farms Program Update

COMMUNITY/WORLD

Reconnecting Farms, Food and Communities   

COWS AND CROPS

Dealing with High Fertilizer Prices

Composting Bedded Pack Barns Get Attention

Klearview Farm Dairy: Downsizing and Specializing    

Double Cropping – Potential for Intensive Animal Production   

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Agriculture Feeds Us – Could It Also Fuel Us?   

FOREST AND WOODLOT

Are You Growing Nuts?   

GRAZING

Keep It Simple

HOME AND FAMILY

On Raising Rural Kids: Safety First, Never Last

Not all Returns on Investment are $$$$   

MANAGING RISK

For CSA, Managing Risk is Just Good Business    

Diverse Livestock, Multiple Markets

Farm Equipment on the Highway

Farm Vehicle Regulations

MARKETING

Cooperative Farm Stores: A Chilean Example

Lessons from North Carolina: Sunshine Lavender Farm

NEW FARMERS

Land of Opportunity: Immigrant Farmers Put Down Roots in Holyoke, Massachusetts  

Trials and Tribulations of a New Grazer   

NON-DAIRY LIVESTOCK

Breaking Through the Bottleneck in Marketing Meats   

ORGANIC FARMING

Three New Organic Dairy Initiatives Underway in the Northeast   

PHOTO ESSAY

From Field To Table: Photo Essay by Jason Houston   

READERS WRITE

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS

Rural Youth Resources    

Apply Early For An FSA Loan   

STEWARDSHIP AND NATURE

Fringe Benefits by David Kline   

YOUTH PAGES

FFA Winter Weekend

What? Rabbits?

Dairy Life

Learning from Horses

Country Living