Spring 2020


The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the arrival of the Spring 2020 edition of the Small Farms Quarterly.

In this issue, we feature a problem-solving manual offering a step-by-step process for on-farm problem solving and experimentation, part-two of an ocean farming aquaculture series featuring productive, regenerative seaweed farms, and an advice guide for farmers interested in solar leases.

You can read articles from the Spring 2020 Quarterly online now. Or if you’d rather flip through the articles in a magazine format, take a look at our online reader to peruse this issue or feel free to download the PDF version of the Quarterly.

Online Reader: https://www.leepub.com/published/SFQ/SFQ-200406/

PDF Version: https://www.leepub.com/published/SFQ/SFQ-200406/docs/SFQ-200406.pdf


Cornell Small Farms Program Update

News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Spring 2020


CCE News

High Tunnel Research Increases Profits for NY Growers by Judson Reid

What You Don’t Say When Working with Contractors by Timothy Terry

Poisonous Weed Precautions and Management by Aaron Gabriel



Cornell Support for NY Farmworkers Wins National Recognition by Daniel Aloi


Featured Articles

Learn to Innovate and Solve Problems on the Farm by Laurie Drinkwater and Tomasz Falkowski

Independent Farmers Explore Seaweed for a Marine Based Economy by Lee Rinehart

Considerations when Leasing Agricultural Lands to Solar Developers by Michael Nuckols


Additional Articles

Basic Recommendations for Farmers Related to Coronavirus & COVID-19 by Chris Callahan

Accessing Federal, State and Local Disaster Resources by Liz Higgins

Veterans’ Reflections: Following Nature’s Lead by Robert H. Smith

Tracing Broccoli: The Journey from Seed to Table by Amy Wu

The Benefit of Markets for Managing Low-Grade Trees by Peter Smallidge

Don’t Judge a Carrot by the Cover by Petra Page-Mann

Why Twinning in Lambs is a Winning Combination by Ulf Kintzel

The Three Sectors of the Specialty Mushroom by Steve Gabriel and Willie Crosby