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Fall 2017

Table of Contents

If you’d rather flip through the articles in a magazine format, feel free to download the PDF version of the Quarterly, or alternatively take a look at our online reader to peruse this issue.

Business Management
The Basics of Impact Investors: What a Farmer Needs to Know, by Kevin Egolf

Community/World
In Search of a Peasant Culture in Upstate New York, by Johann Strube

Cornell Small Farms Program Update
Cornell Small Farms Program Update Fall 2017

Extension News
Agriculture Career Day Exposes Teens to Diverse Fields, by R.J. Anderson
Extension Helps North Country Grow Grapes, Wine Community, by R.J. Anderson

Farm Safety
Chainsaw Safety: An Absolute Necessity, by Rich Taber

Forest, Field, & Woodlot
Working with Little Reverse Osmosis Units for Syrup Production, by Stephen Childs

Livestock and Poultry
List of Items for a Beginning Sheep Farmer, Part Two, by Ulf Kintzel

Local Food & Markets
Do Your Products Meet Your Customer Values?, by Brian Moyer

Resource Spotlight
John May Farm Safety Fund Eligibility Requirements Expanded to Help More Farms
Spotlight: Minority Landowner Magazine

Soil Health
A Farmer’s Perspective – Long Term Soil Health and Fertility in a High Tunnel, by Andy Fellenz
Building Healthy Pasture Soils, by Lee Rinehart
The Alfalfa Honeybees: An Observation, by Debra Welch

Stewardship & Nature
SPDES and On-Farm Construction, by Doug Kierst & Judy Wright
Stay the Course: Vermont Farm Family Committed to Conservation, by Amy Overstreet

Veterans in Agriculture
Farm Ops Veterans Are Armed to Farm, by Kat McCarthy