Winter 2004

EDITORIAL

From the Editors by Claire Hebbard — Page 3

READERS WRITE — Page 3

PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

FarmNet Profile: Getting Help with Tough Management Decisions
by Anita Cassard — Page 7

Quality of Life: What Does It Mean to You? by John Thurgood and Phil Metzger — Page 9

Using A Business Plan by Ed Staehr — Page 17

Small is Flexible: How My Small Farm Lets Me Keep My Options Open by Fay Benson — Page 18

Calibrating Your Manure Spreader
by Terry Lavigne — Page 19

FARMING OPPORTUNITIES

Potential for Profit: The Icelandic Sheep by Frances Smith — Page 8

The Unheated Greenhouse
by Judson Reid — Page 22

FOREST AND WOODLOT

Why I Make Maple Syrup by Lane Clute — Page 5

Forestry Practices to Avoid: Just Say No to High-Grading by Peter Smallidge — Pages 10-11

MARKETING

Brovetto Dairy Farm and Cheese House: One Family’s Dream Come True by Janet Aldrich — Page 4

Producer Groups by Bill Henning — Page 20

HOME AND FAMILY

FarmNet Profile: Family Communications is Key — Page 6

Juggling by Martha Goodsell — Page 6

Crossroads by Claire Hebbard — Page 7

Safety Strategies: Managing the Farm Shop by Ellen Abend — Page 11

Venison Recipes by Martha Goodsell — Page 17

NEW FARMERS

Getting Started in Farming: Make a Marketing Plan by Steve Richards — Page 15

Starting Small, Staying Small by Barb Ziemba — Pages 16-17

FARM FOLLIES

Deer in the Garden? Try This by Will Tillett — Page 21

STEWARDSHIP AND NATURE

Grazing is Good for the Environment, Right? by John Thurgood — Page 14

Grass Filters
by Lee Telega — Page 23

COMMUNITY/WORLD

Small Farms and Sustainable Ag in Cuba by Amy Kenyon — Pages 20-21

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS

NYS Cheese Guild — Page 6

NY FarmNet – A Resource for Small Farmers by Cathy Sheils — Page 7

Community, Food and Agriculture Web Site and Email Listserve — Page 11

NYPA – The NY Pasture Association
— Page 15

The Northeast Grasstravaganza by Phil Metzger — Page 15

Publication Can Help You Create A Marketing Plan — Page 15

Learn About New Marketing Strategies at www.smallfarmcornell.edu
— Page 23

YOUTH PAGES

Having Piglets by Orrin James Wyman — Page 12

4-H Maze by Marnie Lersch — Page 12

Bird Rehabilitation by Jeremy Herz — Page 12

4-H Pastured Poultry by Betsy Jensen — Page 12

Raised on Goat Milk by Julianna Huttar — Page 13

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

From Both Sides of the Fence by Fay Benson — Page 18