Spring 2017

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Business Management
Conservation Easements: The Top Tax Tool in the Farmer’s Estate Planning Toolbox, by John H. Lavelle
Should You Let Your Neighbor Borrow That?, by Reuben Dourte

Cornell Small Farms Update
Cornell Small Farms Update

A Charter for CSAs in the USA and Canada, by Elizabeth Henderson

Extension News
CCE Helps N.Y. Brewers, Growers Bet the Farm on Fickle Grain, by R.J. Anderson
Growers Harvest Cornell Expertise at Fruit and Vegetable Expo, by R.J. Anderson
Meat Processing Workshops a Cut Above, by R.J. Anderson
WNY Farm Co-op Named Friend of Extension, by R.J. Anderson

Farm Tech
Use of GIS in Agriculture, by Kyle Dornich

Forest, Field, and Woodlot
CCE Chenango Begins Work on Statewide Value Added Forest Products Initiative, by Rich Taber
Maintaining a Healthy Sugarbush, by Peter Smallidge

Lessons from the Land
Lessons from the Land: The Cycles of Life, by Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming

Local Food & Markets
Successful CSAs in Low-Income Communities, by Kate Miller-Corcoran

New & Beginning Farmers
Trading Boots: A Veteran’s Transition into Agriculture, by Alyssa Couse

Resource Spotlight
By the Book, by Sharon Tregaskis
Cornell Cooperative Extension Releases Livestock Meat Price Calculator, by Kina Viola

Stewardship & Nature
Efficient Use of Cover Crops at the Food Farm, by Brian Caldwell & Ryan Maher