Small Farm Quarterly - Spring 2012

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CONTENTS: SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE -Cornell Small Farms Program Update, Page 3; BOOK NOOK -Farm Memoirs, by Jill Swenson, Page 4; COMMUNITY AND WORLD -Gleaning More of New York’s Harvest, by Rebecca Schuelke Staehr, Page 5; Tomato Therapy, by Mason Donovan, Page 6; FARM TECH -Using Online Surveys and Polls to Connect with Your Clients, by Michelle Podolec, Page 6; GRAZING -Grazing and the Good Life, by Meg Schader, Page 7; HOME AND FAMILY -Spring Forward, by Ron MacLean, Page 15; LOCAL FOODS & MARKETING -Faces of our Food System: J. Kings, by Becca Jablonski, Page 18; Is Your Honey Green? by Dr. Buddy Marterre and Alice Varon, Page 17; Pricing Your Meat Cuts, by Brian Moyer, Page 19; NEW FARMERS -And the Survey Says! Beginning Farmer Critical Needs, by Wes Hannah, Page 20; Maine’s Original Duck Farm, by Gina Simmons and Ryan Wilson, Page 8; NON-DAIRY LIVESTOCK -The ‘Perfect’ Sheep Pasture, by Ulf Kintzel, Page 16; NORTHEAST SARE SPOTLIGHT -Using Foster Mother Hens to Raise Chicks on the ‘Cheap’, by Elizabeth Rosen, Page 9; RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS -Realizing the Potential of NY Grasslands, by Dan Welch, Page 12; Beginning Farmers: Help Us Help You!, Page 12; STEWARDSHIP & NATURE -Off the Ground: Conservation Program Promotes both Hay Yield and Bird Habitat, by Toby Alexander, Page 14 PHOTO ESSAY -Spring Peeping, Page 19; URBAN AGRICULTURE -Recirculating Farms: Growing Healthy, fresh food and a new local food, by Molly Davis, Page 13; YOUTH PAGE -Animals at Critter Care, by Aleena and Drianna Borowiec, Page 10; Composting at Camp!, by Kelsy Klaczyk and Mollie Mills, Page 10; Curly Sue Grows Up, Goes to Camp, by Cara Shulman, Page 10; The Story Behind the Camp Names, by Keira McClelland, Page 11

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Small Farm Quarterly is for farmers and farm families — including spouses and children - who value the quality of life that smaller farms provide.
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