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Winter 2019

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.


Cornell Small Farms Program Update

News from the Cornell Small Farm Program, Winter 2019


Extension News

Consider Bedded Pack Barns for Cow Comfort and Manure Management, by Fay Benson

Making NYC Urban Agriculture Products Safer, by Yolanda Gonzalez and Samuel Anderson

Remote Sensing Shows Promise for Vegetable Growers, by Julie Kikkert

“Sweet Potato Whisperer” Explores Transplant Production, by Robert Hadad


Farm Business

Climbing Tree Farm Benefits from Profit Teams and Extension Support, a case study

Use Your Bookkeeping System to Communicate More Effectively with Wholesale Customers, by Morgan Houk


Farm Safety

NYCAMH Offers Workshops for New and Beginning Farmers, by Karen Anderson


Forest, Field, & Woodlot

How About Those Woodlots; Can We Make Any Money From Them?, by Rich Taber


Land Stewardship

From Vine to Wine — Vermont Farmer Cultivates Cold Climate Grapevines, by Amy Overstreet

Poplar Hedge Farm Taking AEM at Environmental Stewardship, by Judy Littrell


Livestock & Poultry

Add Diversity to Your Pastures with Multispecies Grazing, by Lee Rinehart

Halal Pastures: Where Faith “Meats” Family Farming, by Aysha Venjara

More Than a Matter of Taste (Book Excerpt Part II), by Fred Provenza


Resource Spotlight

Workshops on Anaerobic Digesters for Small Farms Offered this Winter


Soil Health

Reusable Black Tarps Suppress Weeds and Make Organic Reduced Tillage More Viable, by Haley Rylander