Fall 2016

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Cornell Small Farms Update
Cornell Small Farms Update

Lessons from the Land
Lessons from the Land: Water Woes and Triumphs

Farm Labor
Farmers Sign on to the Agricultural Justice Project, by  Elizabeth Henderson

Farm Business
Viability of Farmers Markets for Direct Marketing Farmers, by Diane Eggert & Laura Biasillo

Extension News
Profit Teams Help Farmers Improve Practices and Bottom Line, by  Claire Cekander
Northern Exposure: New CCE Ag Team aids North Country Farmers, by  RJ Anderson

Farm Safety
Take the Time to Operate Your Chainsaw Safely, by Erika Scott
“Sharp” Students Improving Farm Safety, by Amy Weakley

Livestock & Poultry
Harvest NY Beef Ceminar Cuts to the Chase, by  RJ Anderson
Sheep Pasture and Red Clover – Again, by  Ulf Kintzel
Cleaning Out the Chicken Pen, by  Elaine J. Kennedy

Resource Spotlight
Farm Breweries: Do You Want to Make Your Hoppy Hobby Your New Job?, by Lindsey Pashow & Jesse Strzok
A Book Review of “The Art and Science of Grazing”, by Rich Taber  
The 2017 Northeast Organic Seed Conference: Owning Our Seed, by  Heron Breen & Petra Page-Mann

Soil Health
Small Scale No-Till Vegetables at Seeds of Solidarity Farm, by Brian Caldwell & Ryan Maher

Stewardship & Nature
Birds, Farms and Conservation, by Bill Wilson

Tree Crops & Farm Woodlot
Hazelnut Trees Are Easy!, by Dawn and Jeff Zarnowski