Summer 2008

SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE

Cornell Small Farms Program Update

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Dairy Farms Big and Small Benefit from Business Benchmarking, by Rebecca Schuelke

COMMUNITY AND WORLD

Mediation – Frank Talk, Fair Solutions, by NYSAMP

Worldwide Food Crisis?, by Gerard Monnat

COWS AND CROPS

Grass-Finishing Beef on BMRSS, by Tom Gallagher

Selecting The Right Cover Crop, by Thomas Björkman

Swallow-wort Threatens Northeast Ag, by Brian Aldrich and Larissa Smith

Dear Vicki Vetch, by Vicki Vetch

GRAZING

Focus On Managing Land, Not Owning It, by Jennifer Colby

Let Them Eat Weeds!, by Mike Dennis

Think About Stockpiling, by Mike Dennis

HORTICULTURE

So, You Want To Start A Vineyard and Winery?, by Jodi Creasap

The High Tunnel Question: To Heat or Not to Heat?, by Molly Shaw

LOCAL FOODS & MARKETING

Freezing and Vacuum Packaging for Local, Healthy Convenience Products, by Anna Dawson

NEW FARMERS

Consider Beekeeping, by Niechelle Wade

Farm Bureau: A Key Resource for Beginning Farmers, by M. Kelly Young

NON-DAIRY LIVESTOCK

Managing the Lambing Season, by Ulf Kintzell

Tackling the Livestock Processing Bottleneck, by Martha Goodsell

The Many Faces of Equine Farming, by Fiona Farrel

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS

Becoming An Outdoors-Woman

Center for Absentee Landowners

New Beginning Farmer Resource Center Website

Some Helpful Agencies

Viticulture and Enology Resources

SMALL FARM SPOTLIGHTS

Life on Springside Farm, by Renee Drexler

The Kilpatrick Family Farm, by Martha Herbert Izzi

STEWARDSHIP & NATURE

Agricultural Environmental Management: Praising Grazing! by Barbara Silvestri

WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, by Kelly Stang

YOUTH PAGES

Spending Time with a Friend, by Jessica Brown

Geospacial Adventures, by Elliott Padnode

We’re Horse N Around, by Horse N Around 4-H Club

The Unstung Hero, by Chris Voss

Fundraising Helps a Friend, by Heather Dunton and Anna Cole

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