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Winter 2015

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SMALL FARMS PROGRAM UPDATE
Cornell Small Farms Program Update

ENERGY ON THE FARM
Solar Powering Your Farm Just Became Easier, by Edward DuQuette
On-Farm Heating with Biomass, by Chris Callahan

FARM SAFETY
How to Stay Safe On the Farm This Winter, by Marybeth Vargha

FARM TECH
Selecting a Used Tractor For Your Farm, Part II: Locating a Tractor, by Rich Taber

FOOD SECURITY
Less Waste in the Landfills, More Food on People’s Plates, by Rachel Carter

GRAZING
Considerations for Winter Grazing Your Sheep, by Ulf Kintzel
Grazing Our Way to Health, by Marvin Moyer

HORTICULTURE
Mushrooms Turning a Net Profit for Forest Farmers in the Northeast, by Steve Gabriel

LOCAL FOODS AND MARKETING
Turning Milk to Gold (Butter), by Abigail Woughter
A Hop Forward for NY-Grown Brewing Grains, by Sarah Nechamen

NEW AND BEGINNING FARMERS
Growing the Next Generation of Farmers in the Hudson Valley, by Rachel Schneider
Grounded: Military Veterans Turn to Farming, by Sarah Nechamen
Young Farmers Work Together in the Community School’s Young Farmer Transition Program, by John Welton
The Seed Farm Grows Next Generation of Farmers, by Lindsey Parks

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT
Farming the Woods: New Book for Enthusiasts of Agroforestry, Forest Gardening, and Specialty Crops
Grant Funds Available to Support the Newest Farmers in New York State, by Daniel Rivera

SEED STORIES
Seed, Story & Citizen: An Interview with Scott Chaskey, by Petra Page-Mann

URBAN AGRICULTURE
From Vacant Spaces to Vibrant Places, by Sean Cummings