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Summer 2015

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Cornell Small Farms Update
Cornell Small Farms Program Update

Dairy and Field Crops
New York Dairy Farm Business Summary for 2014, by Richard Kimmich

Farm Memoir
Part Time Farmer, Full Time Mom, by Sara Edelman

Farm Tech
Farming with an Old Technology that Copies Nature’s Basic Formula, by Edward DuQuette
Making Hay While the Sun Shines, by Rich Taber

Farm Safety
Farm Work and Your Health, by Marybeth Vargha

Forest and Woodlot
Financial Implications of Selling Timber, by Peter Smallidge
Planting Nut Trees on Your Farm, by Jerry Henkin

Grazing
For Rent: Cheap Grazing Land?, by Nancy Glazier
Planting a Small Silvopasture to Benefit Farm and Livestock, by Bill Verbeten

Livestock and Poultry
Minerals for Sheep, by Ulf Kintzel
State Veterinarian Reminds New York Poultry Industry to Always Practice Good Biosecurity Measures

Local Food & Markets
Is being a jack-of-all-trades really better for your bottom line?, by Rachel Carter
Local Farms Enthusiastic About “Delaware Bounty”, a Local Food Outlet, by Mariane Kiraly

New & Beginning Farmers
Penn State’s “Agricultural Alternatives” series, by Lynn F. Kime

Resource Spotlight
Excerpt: The New Livestock Farmer, by Rebecca Thistlethwaite and Jim Dunlop

Urban Agriculture
Small Farm in the Big City, by Regina A. Bernard-Carreno