Winter 2005

EDITORIAL

From the Editors by Joanna Green

READERS WRITE

SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE

Small Farms Program Update by Joanna Green

PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

Hired Help and the Part Time Farmer by Dave Leggett

You Have the Right To Farm: Use It Wisely by Lee Telega

FARMING OPPORTUNITIES

The Promising Possibilities of Pastured Pork by Bill Henning

Try a High Tunnel by Judson Reid

GRAZING

Small Dairies Should Think About Grazing by Julie Berry

The Science and Business of Pasture-Based Farming by David Conner

The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook

USDA’s Grassland Reserve Program by Karen Hoffman Sullivan

FOREST AND WOODLOT

Safety in the Woodlot by David Silloway

MARKETING

Marketing Farm-Produced Cheeses by Angela Gloy and Mark Stephenson

Safe Sell Dairy

HOME AND FAMILY

Do You Have the Mid-Winter Blues? by Claire Hebbard

Why 4-H? by Jessica Spence

Preventing Rural Fires

NEW FARMERS

Extension Explores Farmer-to-Farmer Mentoring by Heather Sweeney

Young Farmer’s Dairy Business is Small AND Profitable by Mariane Kiraly

Future Farmers of America : Youth Leaders of America by Noah Cooper

NY FarmLink Connects Aspiring Farmers with Diverse Farming Opportunites by Karin Jantz

ORGANIC FARMING

CSA Farmer Jean-Paul Courtens of Kinderhook, NY Wins Patrick Madden Award for Sustainable Agriculture

Organic Farming and Gardening Conference

FARM FOLLIES

Woodshop Office Hours

URBAN CONNECTIONS

Growing Food: Growing Youth by Linda Ameroso

The New Farmer Development Project by Linda Ameroso

COMMUNITY/WORLD

Cutting Herb’s Locusts by John Keidel

LEAD New York Welcomes Small Farms by Larry Van de Valk

YOUTH PAGES

Yes, I Show Llamas! by Katey Perz

Make a Polar Fleece Blanket by Kristen Tangen

National Livestock Judging Competition by Sarah Heath

Fun and Farming at the Suffolk County Farm by Cody Kazel