Summer 2020

Summer 2020 Quarterly Cover, featuring an image of a flower with a honeybee

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

In this issue, we feature an introduction to solar grazing, the first installment of a series on raising beef cattle on a small farm, and reflections on a few positive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as upticks in both pollinator numbers and CSA shares.

You can read articles from the Summer 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.

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Cornell Small Farms Program Update

News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Summer 2020 

Smart Farming Teams by Nicole Waters, Chad Meigs, and Miguel Saviroff


Featured Articles

Solar Grazing: Livestock as Landscapers at Utility-Scale Solar Arrays by Erica Frenay

CSAs are Buzzing and So Are Pollinators by Anna Birn

What’s Your Beef? by Rich Taber



Cornell AgriTech Center Helps Business Adapt to COVID-19 by Carrie Wheeler-Carmenatty

Cornell Aids Distillers in Making Hand Sanitizer by Blaine Friedlander

Cornell Farmworker Program Mobilizes Protections for NY Farmworkers by Kelly Merchan


Additional Articles

Guardian Dogs for Sheep by Ulf Kintzel

Notes from the Field: Nerding-Out on Farm Tech by Dean Koyanagi

Secrets of Storing Garlic by Petra Page-Mann

A Community-Wide Call to Veterans by Nina Saeli

Identifying Risk is the First Step to Managing It by Mary Kate Wheeler

Breaking Ground with Dynamic Accumulators by Greta Zarro and Ben Tyler