Small Farm Quarterly - Spring 2004
Cornell Small Farms Program
CONTENTS: EDITORIAL: From the Editors by Celeste Carmichael, Page 3; READERS WRITE: Page 3; PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT: If Intensive Grass Management is the Hand, Baleage is the Glove, by Bill Henning, Page 4; New Regulations on Downer Cattle - What Do They Mean for Dairy Farmers?, by Mariane Kiraly, Page 15-16; Ovsynch - Is It An Option For Improving Reproduction In Your Herd?, by Bill Stone, Page 18; FARMING OPPORTUNITIES: Getting Started With Meat Goats, by tatiana Stanton, Page 6-7; Is Poultry Production the Right Enterprise For You?, by Lynn O’Brien, Page 13; GRAZING: Maximizing Dry Matter Intake From Pastures, by Karen Sullivan, Page 26-27; FOREST AND WOODLOT: Woodlot Thinning to Achieve Your Goals, by Peter Smallidge, Page 22-23; MARKETING: What is a Produce Auction?, by Judson Reid, Page 10; Farm Direct Marketing Associations, by Eric Toensmeier, Page 21; HOME AND FAMILY: Goat Meat Recipe, Page 7; Crossroads, by Claire Hebbard, Page 12; Farm Women Have Special Concerns About Social Security, by Mariane Kiraly, Page 17; Health Care Costs and the Small Farm, Claire Hebbard, Page 19; NEW FARMERS: Exploring the Small Farm Dream, by Kate Hayes, Page 5; Those “Lazy S” People And Their Corrinte Cattle, by Mick Bessire, Page 14; Our Story, by Sarah Van Orden and Daniel Millen, Page 16-17; FARM FOLLIES: What’s So Hard About Farming?, by Keith Morgan Davies, Page 23; STEWARDSHIP AND NATURE: Agricultural Conservation Easements: A Farmland Protection Tool for Farmers, by Jerry Cosgrove and Kirsten Ferguson, Page 12-13; Environmental Regulations: What’s the Sory for Small Farms?, by Karl Czymmek and Jeff Ten Eyck, Page 24-25; COMMUNITY/WORLD: Farmer Networks: Building Communities for Successful Small Farms, by Kim Niewolny, Page 10-11; RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS: Resources for Exploring Your Small Farm Dreams, by Kate Hayes, Page 5; For More Information on Meat Goats, by tatiana Stanton, Page 7; ATTRA - A Free Information Resource for Farmers, by Eric Toensmeier, Page 19; Health Care Planning for Farm Families, by Claire Hebbard, Page 19; Harvesting Change, by Cathy Sheils, Page 20; Direct Marketing Legal Guide, by Eric Toensmeier, Page 21; YOUTH PAGES: Dairy Princess Enjoys Responsibility, Meeting People, by Tristan Zuber, Page 8; 4-H Has Helped Me to Lead the Way, by Laura Kauppi, Page 8; How Do You Learn to Lead? Experience!, by Kelsey Ferguson, Page 8; Spreading the Word About Farm Living, by Matt Gould, Page 9; What Do You Get When You Add Together Science, Gardening & 4-H Experiences?, by Eric Malone, Page 9; Careers in Agriculture, Page 9; FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Requiem for Small Farm Dairy Farms?, by Tom Lyson, Page 3-4; Outside the Box, by Keith Morgan-Davie, Page 20
Small Farm Quarterly is for farmers and farm families — including spouses and children - who value the quality of life that smaller farms provide.
Cornell Small Farms Program, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, PRO-DAIRY/CCE-NWNY, New England Small Farm Institute, NYS 4-H Team Program, Watershed Agricultural Council, NY FarmNet
Cornell Small Farms Program