Small Farm Quarterly - Winter 2011

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CONTENTS: SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE -Cornell Small Farms Program Update, Page 3; BUSINESS MANAGEMENT -What to Do With the Family Farm, by Anieta McCracken, Page 4; COMMUNITY AND WORLD -Pasure to Plate, by Lindsay Debach, Page 3; Serve Your Neighbors Food, by Charlie Paolino, Page 11; COWS AND CROPS -On the Danger List, by Martha Herbert Izzi, Page 17; FARM ENERGY -Let the Sun Shine In, by Annie Bass, Page 7; Harvesting Water is a Breeze, by Troy Bishopp, Page 18; FOREST AND WOODLOT -Strategies for Managing Your Property for Wildlife, by Rich Taber, Page 136; GRAZING -Health Benefits of Grazing Dairy Heifers, by A. Fay Benson, Page 17; HOME & FAMILY -Brussels Sprouts, by Ron Mac Lean, Page 13; HORTICULTURE -Traditional Chinese Medicine in North America, by Jean Giblette, Page 5; Your first line of defense for greenhouse pest control?, by Elizabeth Lamb, Page 19; LOCAL FOODS & MARKETING -The Pennsylvania Yankee Mercantile, by Megan Fenton, Page 6; Tips for Marketing Local Meat, by Matt LeRoux, Page 14; The Tale of the Taste the Region Gift Box, Alison Clarke, Page 18; NON-DAIRY LIVESTOCK -Dorper Sheep, by Ulf Kintzel, Page 8; NORTHEAST SARE SPOTLIGHT -Grubby Hands on Your Lettuce?, by Annie Bass and Molly Shaw, Page 9; ORGANIC FARMING -Traveling Biodiesel Processor Boosts Self-Sufficiency of Organic Valley Farms, by Jake Wedeberg, Page 10; RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS -Energy Conservation Tips for the Home and Farm, by Sheri Bone, Page 7; STEWARDSHIP & NATURE -The Solstice, by Bill Duesing, Page 19; TECHNOLOGY ON THE FARM -Top Ten iPhone Applications for Small Farmers, by Michelle Striney, Page 20; URBAN AGRICULTURE -Urban Farmer Backlash, by Derek Denckla, Page 15; YOUTH PAGES -My Life on the Farm, by Nathan DuMond, Page 12; Ballerina to Dairy Farmer, by Katelyn Walley, Page 12; Stubborn Hilda & Angel Ariel, by Justine Bishop, Page 12

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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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