Small Farm Quarterly - Summer 2005

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CONTENTS: EDITORIAL: Beyond the Cookie Cutter, Page 3; SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE: Cornell Small Farms Program Update, Page 3; BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: Reedhaven Farms: Sound, Slow Growth, Page 8; Making the Move to Farming on Their Own: Ooms Farm, Page 17; COMMUNITY/WORLD: Bringing Future Chefs to the Farmers’ Table, Page 22; COWS AND CROPS: This Small Dairy Milks Fresh Cows 4X A Day, Page 4; Corn Silage - A Good Companion Forage to Pasture, Page 6; Farm to Fit Your Assets and Interests: Doug Thompson Farm, Page 7; FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Improving Farm and Food Policy, Page 11; FOREST AND WOODLOT: Harvesting From the Forest, Page 23; GRAZING: How Good Can Dairy Grazing Get?, Page 9; Silvo-Pasturing in Argentina, Page 14; HOME AND FAMILY: Coping with Arthritis on the Farm, Page 4; Recipe: Strawberry BBQ Lamb Ribs, Page 22; HORTICULTURE: Out of Season Asparagus – It’s Possible, Page 21; MARKETING: When Prices Are High, Nobody Cares About Marketing, Page 6; From Farm Table, a Co-op Grows in Vermont, Page 15; Ten Principles of a Successful Farmers Market, Page 16; NEW FARMERS: Our First Year As An Agritourism Destination, Page 10; Fencing Considerations For Your Small Farm, Page 19; NON-DAIRY LIVESTOCK: New Cooperative Sells Halal Meats, Page 18; ORGANIC FARMING: Making the Transition to Organic Dairying: Engelbert Farm, Page 20; READERS WRITE: Needed: A Sustainable Agriculture Research Agenda to Address a Gathering Crisis, Page 16; RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS: Dairy Farm Business Summary - Grazing Edition, Page 6; Online Resources for Beginning Farmers, Page 17; Odairy Email Discussion List, Page 20; Agritourism World, Page 21; Profiles of Successful Small Dairies, Page 22; STEWARDSHIP AND NATURE: Racehorse Farm Makes Strides to Ensure Water Quality, Page 23; YOUTH PAGES: A Horse Judge in the Making, Page 12; Activity: Ice Cream In a Bag, Page 12; Dairy Discovery Not Limited to Farm Families, Page 13; Raising Poultry, Page 13

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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.


Cornell Small Farms Program, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, New England Small Farm Institute, NYS 4-H Team Program, Watershed Agricultural Council, PRO-DAIRY/CCE-NWNY

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