Summer 2003

EDITORIAL

Welcome to Small Farm Quarterly by Bill Henning and Joanna Green — Page 3

PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

Successful Small Farms – A Cornerstone Of NY’s Dairy Sector
by Dave Smith — Page 3

Why Are They Putting Goats in the Woods? by Charlie Mowatt — Page 7

Automatic Take-Offs for Stall Barns? Pros and Cons
by Kiraly, Cerosaletti — Page 15

Reducing Risk on the Small Dairy by Joan Petzen — Page 12

MARKETING

Capture Higher Prices for Your Livestock Products With Direct Marketing by Jim Hayes — Page 4

Small Street Co-op: Door-to-Door Support for Local Farms
by Karan Baase — Page 18

HOME AND FAMILY

Conducting Farm Family Meetings by Claire Hebbard — Page 9

Crossroads by Claire Hebbard — Page 6

Home Grown – It’s More Than Just Good Food by Bill Henning — Page 16

Guidelines for Children’s Agricultural Tasks – Driving a Farm Tractor
— Page 14

NEW FARMERS

From Large Dairy Employee to Small Dairy Owner: A Beginning Farmer Success Story by Mariane Kiraly — Page 17

FARM FOLLIES

A Farm Romance by Brandt Ainsworth — Page 8

You Know You’re a Farm Wife When... by Cindy Rivers — Page 15

STEWARDSHIP AND NATURE

Stewardship on the Small Farm by Peter Landre — Page 5

COMMUNITY

These Neighbors Live 52 Miles Apart: Don Gray and Al Sisco, Beef Farmers by Don Gray and Al Sisco — Page 6

A Farming Community by David Kline — Page 13

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

Cornell Small Farms Program — Page 4

FarmLink Program — Page 8

New England Small Farm Institute — Page 18

Your Public Library — Page 14

YOUTH PAGES

Raising Essy by Meredith Reed — Page 11

Making a Pet Treat Pouch
by Clint Lindovski — Page 11

Llamas Make Me Smile by Emily Patch — Page 10

Small Farm Word Puzzle – Page 10