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Cornell Small Farms Update- Spring 2010

By Rachel Whiteheart / April 4, 2010

3rd Small Farm Summit a Success This past winter, the Small Farms Program hosted our 3rd NYS Small Farms Summit. Over 130 people gathered at 4 video-linked sites across the state on March 4, 2010. The theme for this Summit was ‘Designing Smart Solutions for NY Farms.’ Farmers, educators, faculty and other service providers prioritized…

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There is More Than One Way to Milk a Cow

By Rachel Whiteheart / April 4, 2010

New Zealanders Change the Dairy Paradigm in Missouri By A. Fay Benson The contrast between a U.S. dairy management style and the New Zealand grazing dairy approach was easy to see at a grazing conference in Missouri this past summer.  New Zealand-styled grazing dairies focus on intensive pasture management, rather than milk production, to lower…

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Farmers Share Friendship and Knowledge at Dairy Profit Discussion Groups

By Rachel Whiteheart / April 4, 2010

By Kathy Barrett I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard farmers say after a dairy meeting or event that the best part of the program was talking to the other farmers over lunch or during the break.  It’s clear that farmers find tremendous value in talking to other farmers about their practices…

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