Spring 2016

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Cornell Small Farms Update
Cornell Small Farms Program Update

Book Nook
Bio-Integrated Fly Farming Excerpt

Business Management
Do You Need Workers’ Compensation for Your Small Farm?, by Reuben Dourte
Expect Change: Why and How to Help Your Employees Adjust, by Anita Deming

Binghamton Farm Share: Supporting Local Farms and Communities, by Kate Miller-Corcoran

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, by Ellen Fagan

Farm Safety
The Safe and Efficient Use of Tractor Three Point Hitches, by Rich Taber

Food Security
Donate Your Extra Harvest to the Hungry… With Help, by Elizabeth Burrichter

Forest, Field, & Woodlot
Forest Succession and Management, by Peter Smallidge

Sheep Pasture: White Clover, by Ulf Kintzel

Creating a Permanent Bed System for Diversified, Organic Vegetables, by Brian Caldwell & Ryan Maher

Livestock & Poultry
Getting Your Equipment Ready for Spring Calving, by Rich Taber

Local Food & Markets
Vermont Farmstead Frozen Yogurt Speeds Up Production with Slow Money, by Rachel Carter

New & Beginning Farmers
Using the Scale of Permanence as a Tool for Land Evaluation, by Steve Gabriel

Resource Spotlight
A Resource to Help Northeast Dairy Farmers Improve the Sustainability of their Dairy Environmental Systems, by Jason Oliver
MyWoodlot Website Offers Practical Activities to Boost Landowners’ Enjoyment of their Woods, by Joshua VanBrakle

Stewardship & Nature
A Vermont Farmer’s Last Resort, by Julianne Lovergine