Spring 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE

Cornell Small Farms Program Update — Page 3

COMMUNITY AND WORLD

Refugees Build Farms and Community in Manchester, NH, by Kenston G. Dearborn– Page 7

COWS AND CROPS

There is More Than One Way to Milk a Cow, by A. Fay Benson– Page 16

Farmers Share Friendship and Knowledge at Dairy Profit Discussion Group, by Kathy Barrett– Page 20

FOREST AND WOODLOT

Growing Mushrooms for Fun and Profit, by Rebecca Hargrave — Page 4

GRAZING

Yes, Cows Eat Weeds!, by Nancy Glazier– Page 15

HOME AND FAMILY

Prudent Carnivore: Chicken, Inside and Out, by Shannon Hayes — Page 5

Are You a Daylighter?, by Jill Swenson — Page 17

HORTICULTURE

Grow Trees Not Weeds!, by Elizabeth Lamb — Page 7

Under the Covers: Nursing Clover to Maturity
, by Molly Shaw — Page 15

LOCAL FOODS & MARKETING

To Buy or Not to Buy…Influencing Your Customer’s Purchases, by Debra Perosio– Page 13

From Farm to Market, by Rebecca Schuelke Staehr — Page 16

NEW FARMERS

Connecting Aspiring Farmers with Existing Land: Connecticut Farm Link Program
, by Jane Slupeki– Page 8

From Hobby Farm to Farm Business: Laughing Goat Fiber Farm, by Monika Roth– Page 12

NON-DAIRY LIVESTOCK

Raising and Finishing Lambs on Pasture, by Ulf Kintzel — Page 6

NORTHEAST SARE SPOTLIGHT

Inventive Farmer Brings Kefir Cheese to Market, by Violet Stone — Page 9

SMALL FARM ENERGY

Where the Green Grass Grows: Local, Renewable Fuel, by Adrienne Masler — Page 13

SMALL FARM SPOTLIGHTS

Small and Versatile: Dairy Adapts to Changing Markets
, by Adrienne Masler– Page 11

STEWARDSHIP & NATURE

Agricultural Environmental Management: To-B-Lea Farm Focuses on Positive Image of Farming!, by Barbara Silvestri and Mark Kenville — Page 19

WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

A “Web” of Support, by Susan Neal– Page 18

YOUTH PAGES

Not Every Horse is Easy, by Lyndsey Garvilla– Page 10

4-H and Me, by Ashlynn Elizabeth Kelly– Page 10

Me and My Pony, by Taylor Raymond– Page 10

Chicken Business, by Kevin Jacks– Page 11

Kids, Cows and Country: an American Tradition, by April Williams– Page 11

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