Small Farm Quarterly - Spring 2015

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CONTENTS: SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE -Cornell Small Farms Program Update, Page 3; COMMUNITY AND WORLD -Feeding a Vision, by John Piotti, Page 13; -Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Soil, by Amy Overstreet, Page 15; DAIRY AND FIELD CROPS -Hot Topic: Improving Water Quality on Dairy Farms in Vermont, by Rachel Carter, Page 19; FARM TECH -Keeping Your Tractor Running! Part 3, by Rich Taber, Page 17; FOOD SECURITY -Growing Sub-tropic Vegetables in New York City, by Sarah Nechamen, Page 12; FOREST AND WOODLOT -Lions Mane: A new candidate for profitable forest mushroom cultivation, by Ken Mudge, Page 6; -Weighing the Pros and Cons of Producing Birch Syrup, by Michael Farrell, Page 16; GRAZING -Vital Signs: Split-Second Animal Performance Monitoring for Cows, by Meg Grzeskiewicz, Page 5; LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY -Small Ruminant Grazing: The Trouble With Worms, by Sam Anderson, Page 3; -Copper Poisoning and Copper Deficiency in Sheep, by Ulf Kintzel, Page 7; LOCAL FOODS AND MARKETING -Perfecting the Package: The Importance of Labeling Farm Products, by Miriah Reynolds, Page 8; -Certification Programs: Labeling Farm Products for Consumer Understanding, by Elizabeth Burrichter, Page 14; NEW AND BEGINNING FARMERS -USDA’s Youth Loan Program Attracts Young Women to Farming, by Devon Kenny, Page 9; RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT -Organic Mushroom Farming & Mycoremediation, Page 19; SEED STORIES -Habanada: The Unmasked Habanero, by Petra Page-Mann, Page 10; SMALL FARM SPOTLIGHT -Kinderhook Farm: Sheep of Leisure Flock Together, by Angelique Pinet, Page 11; STEWARDSHIP AND NATURE -Farming With Nature: The Next Agrarian Frontier, by John M. Thurgood, Page 18; YOUTH PAGE -Edible Schoolyard NYC, “Thank You Gardeners, Thank You Cooks!”, by Annette Slonim, Page 2

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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. OUR GOALS ARE TO: Celebrate the Northeast region’s smaller farms; Inspire and inform farm families and their supporters; Help farmers share expertise and opinions with each other; Increase awareness of the benefits that small farms contribute to society and the environment; Share important research, extension, and other resources. The most recent issues can be found on the SFP website here:


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