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Spring 2013

Prefer to flip through the magazine online? Visit: http://issuu.com/leepublications/docs/sfq-130401.   You can also download a PDF of the magazine, or click on any article below.  Enjoy!

Table of Contents

SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE
Cornell Small Farms Program Update

BOOK NOOK
Luscious Guide to Growing Fruit Naturally, by Jill Swenson

COMMUNITY AND WORLD
Rhubarb or Bust: Farming Notes from Interior Alaska, by Ruby Peck-Hollemback
Food Recovery Q&A, by Laurie “Duck” Caldwell
Reconnecting Refugee Farmers to Their Agricultural Roots, by Laura McCandlish

FARM ENERGY
Is Wind Energy Right for Your Farm, by Mark Mayhew

FOREST AND WOODLOT
Regenerating Your Next Forest: Keys to Success, by Paul Curtis, Gary Golf, and Jason Boulanger

GRAZING
The Value of Increasing Pasture Numbers, by Bill Verbeten

HORTICULTURE
Uncommon Fruits with Commercial Potential, by Lee Reich
Cut Flowers for Beauty and Business, by John Suscovich

LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY
The Chute, by Ulf Kintzel

LOCAL FOODS & MARKETING
Using Software to Help Build and Support Local Food Markets, by Kim Mills, Sue Rau, Jason Evans, and Jim Ochterski
Grow Your CSA Online, by Dan Livingston

NEW FARMERS
The Education of a Beginning Goat Farmer, by Stephanie Fisher
The Dance of Farming, by June Bartos

PHOTO FEATURE
Peas: the Taste of Spring

POLICY CORNER
New Proposed Food Safety Laws, by Jason Foscolo, Esq

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT
New Videos Teach Sheep Shearing, by Tianna DuPont
The New York State Nut Tree Trail, by John Wertis

SEED STORIES
From Seed to Shining Seed, by Petra Page-Mann

STEWARDSHIP & NATURE
Conservation Success on Full Moon Farm, by Andrea Brendalen and John M. Thursgood