Whole-farm Entrepreneurship: Farmer to Farmer Education for Vegetable – Livestock Producers

Project Overview

LNE99-121
Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1999: $19,625.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $21,621.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Tracy Frisch
Regional Farm & Food Project

Annual Reports

Commodities

  • Fruits: melons, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, rutabagas, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, goats, swine, sheep

Practices

  • Animal Production: grazing - rotational, stockpiled forages
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, mentoring
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, community-supported agriculture, marketing management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, indicators, wildlife
  • Pest Management: cultural control, flame, mulches - living, physical control, row covers (for pests), smother crops, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.