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Fall 2012

Prefer to flip through the magazine online? Visit: http://issuu.com/leepublications/docs/sfq-121001/1  You can also download a PDF of the magazine, or click on any article below.  Enjoy!

Table of Contents

SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE
Cornell Small Farms Program Update

BOOK NOOK
The Business of Growing Green Ideas, by Jill Swenson

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Legal Risks of Direct Marketing Your Product, by Jason Foscolo

COMMUNITY AND WORLD
The Cheney Letters, by Stewart Cheney

FARM TECH
Water Saving Strategies for Your Farm & Garden, by Patricia Brhel
Vegetable Equipment Considerations for New Farmers: Cultivation, by Sara Runkel and Tianna DuPont

FARM ENERGY
Compost Power!, by Sam Gorton

HORTICULTURE
Chrysanthemum White Rust:  Good Management Prevents Major Losses, by Elizabeth Lamb, Margery Daughtrey, Margaret Kelly
Cucurbit Downy Mildew on Cucumber:  New Strains, New Varieties, by Dr. Michael Mazourek

LOCAL FOODS & MARKETING
What Makes Vermont’s Award-Winning Cheese Engine Run?, by Martha Herbert Izzi
Faces of our Food System: Red Rabbit, by Becca Jablonski

NEW FARMERS
Loan Opportunities for New Farmers, by Kristie Schmitt
Holistic Training Helps Women Farmers Thrive, by Ann Adams

New Farm, Old Farmland, by Michael Chameides

NORTHEAST SARE SPOTLIGHT
Taking Agritourism as High as a Hot Air Balloon, by Rachel Whiteheart

PHOTO ESSAY
Dairy Delight

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS
Marketing Help for Sheep & Goat Farmers, by Dr. tatiana Stanton

SMALL FARM SPOTLIGHT
Mighty Food Farm: Abundance in the Pownal Valley, by Brent Wasser

STEWARDSHIP & NATURE
Happy Cows, Healthy Fish, by Carley Stein

YOUTH PAGE
The Next Generation of Small Farmers, by Emaleigh Perry