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New People, New Plans for Small Farms

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Agriculture is changing in the North Country. Dairy still dominates the countryside, but more farmers are turning to alternative means of working the land. Some of these 'non-traditional' farmers are retirees, or out-of-towners seeking a pastoral life; others are local people, hoping to stay put. Cornell Cooperative Extension is running a series of seminars called Building Your Small Farm Dream. It assists farmers with all stages of the process. Recently, participants from six counties gathered for a day-long conference in Canton. Gregory Warner went out to meet some of them.

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