Summer 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE

Cornell Small Farms Program Update — Page 3

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

New Kind of Old Fashioned Seed Company, by Jill Swenson– Page 16

COMMUNITY AND WORLD

Community (Tax Supported) Farms – A Massachusetts Sampler, by Martha Herbert Izzi — Page 13

COWS AND CROPS

Dairy Farm Pushes the Limits: Grass and Genetics at Dharma Lea Farm, by Paul Van Amburgh — Page 4

Small is Beautiful: Making a Living with 12 Cows on Wake Robin Farm, by Adrienne Masler — Page 11

FOREST AND WOODLOT

Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies Developed for Landowners, by Rich Tabor — Page 18

GRAZING

Silvopasturing, by Brett Chedzoy — Page 6

Celebrating the Vitality of Grazing Farms with the Vermont Grass Farmers Association, by Jennifer Colby — Page 15

HORTICULTURE

Incredible Innovations from Overseas: Introducing the Japanese Paper Pot, by Erica Frenay — Page 7

Workbook Guides Grape Growers Toward Sustainability, by Kara Lynn Dunn — Page 14

Flower Farm Cultivates Community and Imagination through Hands-on Classes, by Violet Stone — Page 18

LOCAL FOODS & MARKETING

Where’s the Meat?, by Kara Lynn Dunn — Page 17

NEW FARMERS

The Best Tool in the Beginning Farmer’s Toolbox: Mentorship, by Melissa Madden — Page 12

NON-DAIRY LIVESTOCK

How to Get Started with Sheep, by Ulf Kintzel — Page 8

NORTHEAST SARE SPOTLIGHT

Producing Natural Meat for Local Consumers in Connecticut, by Jean King — Page 9

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS

Planning for Effective Crop Rotation on Diversified Farms, by Charles Mohler — Page 4

USDA Rural Development Grant Makes Chautauqua Couty Male Producer More Energy Efficient, by Thomas Becker — Page 5

Online Marketing: a Review of Local Harvest, by Michelle Striney — Page 17

STEWARDSHIP & NATURE

Summer Solstice, 1992, by Bill Duesing — Page 19

WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

Annie’s Legacy, by Susan Neal — Page 6

YOUTH PAGES

The Training of Bella and Wetacchi, by Dusty Ward and Kristen Faillace — Page 10

4-H Teaches, by Nichole Ferrara — Page 10

Horse Sense, by Jay Smith — Page 10

Moooving to the Beat of the Cow, by Lexi and Kelly Thompson — Page 11

Hopping Down the Rabbit Trail, by Charles “Chaz” Hardin — Page 11



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