Small Farm Quarterly - Winter 2012

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CONTENTS: SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE -Cornell Small Farms Program Update, Page 3; BOOK NOOK -Winter Reads:Water and Natural Gas, by Jill Swenson, Page 4; COMMUNITY AND WORLD -Slaughter Daughter, by Lindsay Debach, Page 6; DAIRY -Consider Deep Pack Barns for Cow Comfort and Manure Management, by A. Fay Benson, Page 5; Howland Dairy Benefits from Whole Farm Analysis Project, by Lisa Fields, Page 15; Raw Milk, “Moo-n Shine”, and Risk Management, by Jason Foscolo, Page 17; GRAZING -Turning Sand into Soil, by Anne Lincoln, Page 8; Why I Graze, by Sally Fairbairn, Page 16; HORTICULTURE -Pretty in Pink: Grow Edible Ginger!, by Susan Anderson, Page 17; LOCAL FOODS & MARKETING -Faces of our Food System: FarmieMarket, by Becca Jablonski, Page 14; The Challenges and Rewards of On-farm Poultry Processing, by Sam Anderson, Page 18; NEW FARMERS -Second Life Farming, by Mason Donovan, Page 18; New Farms Sprouted through Conservancy Lease Program, by Michael Charmeides, Page 20; NON-DAIRY LIVESTOCK -Winter versus Spring Lambing, by Ulf Kintzel, Page 13; NORTHEAST SARE SPOTLIGHT -Establishing Northern Honeybee Colonies, by Aaron Englander, Page 9; RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS -Save the Unicorns and Farm the Forest, by Bryan Sobel, Page 12; STEWARDSHIP & NATURE -Farmscapes for Birds, Part 2, by Margaret Fowle, Page 19; Photo Essay: Remembering Summer’s Bounty, Page 19; TECHNOLOGY ON THE FARM -Winter Homework? Take an Online Class!, by Betsy Lamb, Page 7; YOUTH PAGE -Traveling with 4-H through Horticulture Contest by Heather Tweedie, Page 10; Dairy Farming and 4-H, by Mia Brown, Page 10; 4-H and Farming, by Sadie Smith, Page 10; Speeches, Service, and Sheep, by Meaghan Pierce, Page 11; What It Means To Me, by Carmen Kenney, 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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