Fall 2021

2021 Fall SFQ cover

Dave Perozzi / Wrong Direction Farm

The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the arrival of the Fall 2021 edition of the Small Farms Quarterly.

In this issue, we feature the first in a series of articles on how farmers can include pasture raised turkeys in their operation, an article on how experimentation with small-scale processing of insects into food products can shed light on new opportunities for the adventurous farmer, and a photo essay documenting our on-farm trials on tarping practices for organic vegetables.

You can read articles from the Fall 2021 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-211004/

PDF Version: https://www.leepub.com/published/SFQ/SFQ-211004/docs/SFQ-211004.pdf


Cornell Small Farms Program Updates

Editor’s Letter – 2021 Fall Small Farms Quarterly by Anu Rangarajan


CCE News

Preparing the Next Generation of Beginning and Aspiring Farmers by Rich Woodbridge


New Gardening Curriculum Sows the Seeds of Justice by Craig Cramer



Cornell AgriTech Launches Hops Breeding Program by Erin Rodger


Regional Partnership Takes a Chance on New York Chickpeas by Sara Baier


New Cornell Sugarhouse Sweetens NY’s Maple Industry by Krishna Ramanujan


General Content

The Importance of Fertilizer Management for Small Farmers by Aaron Pettit


Getting Started with Pasture Raised Turkeys by Dave Perozzi


Raising Insects: A Sustainable Protein Source & Emerging Market by Haley Rylander


Mastitis in Sheep by Ulf Kintzel


What’s Your Beef 6: How to Keep Your Beef Cattle Healthy by Rich Taber


Our Summer of Reduced Tillage Research in Photos by Ryan Maher