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Here are the Table of Contents for SOME Hobby Farms Magazine Back-Issues!

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Hobby Farms magazine caters to the growing population that is returning to farm life in search of a more meaningful existence. With articles about livestock husbandry, sustainable agriculture and crop growth, equipment purchasing, successful small farms and agricultural events, the magazine has emerged as a leading publication in its field. Every issue informs, educates, and inspires readers to farm for pleasure or profit.

October/November 2003. Vol.3 – Number 6.

COVER HEADLINES:

  • GET A NEW SET OF WHEELS!: A Roundup of the Ultimate Farm Utility Vehicles.
  • FALL FARM FUN: Gourmet Pumpkins, Hayrides, Pig Races, Petting Zoo, Corn Maze and More!
  • KISS MANURE GOODBYE: With a Tumbling Composter.
  • HARVESTING WALNUTS: the Old-Fashioned Way in France.
  • OLD BARNS: Given New Life as Theaters, Cafes, Art Studios, Shops.
  • THE BUZZ ON BEEKEEPING.
  • INSIDE: Raising Tamworth Pigs; Growing Winter Squash; Racing Pack Burros.

Table of Contents Features:

  • “Pelter’s Pumpkin Patch – ‘Live farm fun’ means agri-tourism at its finest for a third-generation farm family in Orange County, CA.”
  • “Pigs of a Different Color – For hobby farmers thinking of raising pigs, Tamworths offer a perfect package of good temperament, hardiness, and great taste.”
  • “Beekeeping 101 – Budding apiculturists: Learn the basics of keeping bees and harvesting honey.”
  • “Old Barns, New Life – If your hobby farm has an old barn, your imagination may be able to set it on a path to new life.”
  • “Nuts About Walnuts – Reviving the art of making walnut oil, one French hobby farmer proves he’s in it for love, not money.”
  • “Winter Squash – Whether you’d like to grow it, eat it or use as fall décor, learn more about the season’s favorite ‘fruit.’”
  • “Buyer’s Guide: Small-Farm Utility Vehicles – For work and play – these brawny machines can get the job done on the hobby farm.”
  • “Running with the Pack – Mining towns honor their past with as ass-tounding race in the Colorado Rockies.”

Columns:

  • “Farm & Ranch Q&A”
  • “Alternative Livestock Q&A”
  • “Livestock Q&A”
  • “Farm Science”
  • “Tools of the Trade”
  • “Farm to Table”

Departments:

  • “Notes from the Porch”
  • “Reader Mail”
  • “Happenings”
  • “Book Review”
  • “Farmer’s Market”
  • “Marketplace”
  • “Breeders/Property Showcase”
  • “Classified Advertising”
  • “Back to the Farm”

 

July/August 2004. Vol.4 – Number 4.

COVER HEADLINES:

  • JOHN MELLENCAMP ON FARM AID.
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT ALPACAS: How Breeders Profit; Status of the Fiber Market; Are They Really Huggable?
  • 15 GREAT USES FOR YOUR FARM POND.
  • POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD: Sell Your Farm’s Produce Roadside.
  • DISCOVER THE TASTE OF OLD-FASHIONED CIDER.
  • EXPLORE A CALIFORNIA HEIRLOOM TOMATO FARM.
  • INSIDE: Growing Watermelon; All About Pollination; Cool Summer Side Dishes.

Table of Contents Features:

  • “Alpacas: Dollars and Sense – The alpaca lifestyle – what does it entail? We answer your questions about this lucrative and heavily marketed livestock endeavor.”
  • “On the Road – Roadside stands are a viable business for savvy marketers.”
  • “Cider – The new old-fashioned beverage that you can make at home.”
  • “Project Pond – From aquaculture and watering livestock to fishing and recreation, farm ponds can be practical, enjoyable, and profitable.”
  • “Watermelon – With over 300 varieties now grown in the United States and Mexico, that heavy, oblong seeded watermelon you might remember from childhood has plenty of competition at summer picnics these days.”
  • “Anatomy of a Tomato Farm – Somewhere nestled deep in the heart of California’s Central Coast, in a pocket of oak tree-flecked rolling hills kissed by gentle sea breezes, a Paso Robles farm grows some of the most flavorful organic heirlooms tomatoes anywhere.”
  • “Aiding the American Farmer – Farm Aid, the annual concert founded and organized by the recording industry’s top names, helps America’s struggling farm families stay on the land.”

Columns:

  • “Rural Roundtable”
  • “Livestock Q&A”
  • “Buying the Farm”
  • “Farm Science”
  • “Tools of the Trade”
  • “Farm to Table”

Departments:

  • “Notes from the Porch”
  • “Reader Mail”
  • “Reader Resume”
  • “Happenings”
  • “Book Review”
  • “Farmer’s Market”
  • “Marketplace”
  • “Breeders/Property Showcase”
  • “Classified Advertising”
  • “Back to the Farm”

 

November/December 2004. Vol.4 – Number 6.

COVER HEADLINES:

  • BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES: VISIT A THRESHING SHOW.
  • HERITAGE TURKEYS: The Ultimate Holiday Birds.
  • FARMING SEA SALT IN FRANCE.
  • ON GUARD!: Protect Your Herd With a Donkey.
  • NUT JOB: How to Grow Walnuts, Pecans, and More!
  • INSIDE: Holiday Candy Recipes; Using Mulch; Table Saws.

Table of Contents Features:

  • “Heritage Turkeys – This Thanksgiving, consider heritage birds.”
  • “Ah, Nuts! – Grab your nutcracker and learn all about these indehiscent fruits”
  • “Living the Briny Life – One woman revives the art of salt-harvesting on the tiny French Island of Re.”
  • “The Forest and the Trees – Chuck Leavell doesn’t enjoy quite the same name recognition with music fans as his buddies, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, yet the Rolling Stones’ keyboardist is well known in tree-farming circles.”
  • “Donkeys on Guard – With their long ears, amazing bray and a natural dislike for canines, donkeys are now being recognized as a valuable commodity when it comes to predator control.”
  • “Bringing in the Sheaves – Threshing shows honor our agrarian heritage.”

Columns:

  • “Rural Roundtable”
  • “Livestock Q&A”
  • “Buying the Farm”
  • “Farm Science”
  • “Tools of the Trade”
  • “Farm to Table”

Departments:

  • “Notes from the Porch”
  • “Reader Mail”
  • “Reader Resume”
  • “Happenings”
  • “Book Review”
  • “Farmer’s Market”
  • “Marketplace”
  • ”Advertising Index”
  • “Breeders/Properties”
  • “Classified Advertising”
  • “Back to the Farm”

 

January/February 2005. Vol.5 – Number 1.

COVER HEADLINES:

  • THE ULTIMATE STOCK SHOW: DENVER’S NATIONAL WESTERN.
  • RAISE BISON IN THE BACK 40.
  • ESSENTIAL FARM EQUIPMENT: Implements For Your Compact Tractor; Outdoor Furnaces; Renewable Energy Systems.
  • HOW TO MARKET YOUR FARM BUSINESS.
  • 10 PRUNING TIPS FOR THE HOME VINEYARD.
  • SMALL POTATOES: French Fingerlings, German Butterballs and More!

Table of Contents Features:

  • “Prepare to Implement – Tractors are only as useful as the implements that attach to them. Here’s the lowdown on equipment to make your farm chores much easier.”
  • “Bison in the Back 40 – Experience buffalo raisers share their knowledge about keeping these wild bovines.”
  • “Marketing Your Farm – Learn now a successful marketing plan can expand your customer base and lead to increased profits.”
  • “A Passion for Potatoes – Ronniger’s Potato Farm in Northern Idaho is one of a kind.”
  • “Powering Up – From a site assessment to sizing up renewable energy systems, learn about generating your own power and saying goodbye to power bills.”
  • “In the Mix – With a ready market from coast to coast, mixed greens are proving tasty, nutritious and profitable.”
  • “The National Western Stock Show – there are much more than cows at Denver’s Annual Stock Show.”

Columns:

  • “Rural Roundtable”
  • “Livestock Q&A”
  • “Buying the Farm”
  • “Farm Science”
  • “Tools of the Trade”
  • “Farm to Table”

Departments:

  • “Notes from the Porch”
  • “Reader Mail”
  • “Reader Resume”
  • “Happenings”
  • “hobbyfarmsmagazine.com”
  • “Book Review”
  • “Farmer’s Market”
  • “HF Survey”
  • “Marketplace”
  • ”Advertising Index”
  • “Breeders/Properties”
  • “Classified Advertising”
  • “Back to the Farm”

 

July/August 2005. Vol.5 – Number 4.

COVER HEADLINES:

  • 5 HOT IDEAS FOR SUMMER
  • EXPERT ADVICE ON HOW TO BOARD HORSES
  • FARM STAYS: Book One or Open One
  • DISCOVER HISTORIC NAVAJO-CHURRO SHEEP
  • PLUS!: Small square balers; Saving seeds; New products, books and more!
  • MAKE MINE MINI: YOUR GUIDE TO MINIATURE LIVESTOCK.
  • EATIN’ GOOD: ARTISAN CHEESE; BLACK BERRIES; SUMMER PARTY FARE.

Table of Contents Features:

  • “Hobby Farm Horse Boarding – Have some empty stalls in your barn collecting nothing but junk? Consider filling them with horses to supplement your farm income.”
  • “Rural Retreats – The nostalgia for small farms and a connection to family has led to a boom in farmstead operations.”
  • “Make Mine Minis – Minis are gaining attention in a big way. Our contributing editor highlights the benefits of raising pint-sized livestock”
  • “A Sheep for the Centuries – The Navajo-Churro has come back from the brink of extinction with the help of one dedicated man.”
  • “Cheese as Art – Learn more about the new cheeses that are tempting Americans’ palates and the artisans who create them”
  • “Wild About Blackberries – Removing them from your property can be quite a chore, but blackberries provide sweet treats for humans and animals alike.”
  • “Book Excerpt – Hobby Farm: Living Your Rural Dream for Pleasure and Profit. Sample a passage from the first book out from Hobby Farm Press.

Columns:

  • “Rural Roundtable”
  • “Livestock Q&A”
  • “Buying the Farm”
  • “Farm Science”
  • “Tools of the Trade”
  • “Farm to Table”

Departments:

  • “Notes from the Porch”
  • "Reader Mail”
  • “Reader Resume”
  • “Happenings”
  • “hobbyfarmsmagazine.com”
  • “Farmer’s Market”
  • “HF Survey”
  • “Marketplace”
  • ”Advertising Index”
  • “Breeders/Properties”
  • “Classified Advertising”
  • “Back to the Farm”

 

November/December 2005. Vol.5 – Number 6.

COVER HEADLINES:

  • 25+ GREAT GIFT IDEAS FOR FARM FOLKS.
  • THINK BOVINE!: Improve Your Cattle-Handling Skills.
  • NICHE MARKET ALERT: SPECIALTY GRAINS.
  • THE GOOD OLD DAYS: Small-Farm History From Cave Men to Hobby Farmers.
  • JOIN THE AGRI-TOURISM CRAZE.
  • PLUS! Devon Cattle; Seasonal Living; Heated Waterers; How To Prepare The Garden For Winter; Answers to Your Farming Questions.

Table of Contents Features:

  • “Red Rubies – Devon cattle intelligent, beautiful, friendly and the perfect size for hobby farms. Find out what you can do to help preserve this breed.”
  • “Cow Psychology – Learn how to “think like a cow” to handle your bovines safely and confidently. Understanding the way a cow thinks will ease stress and increase predictability.”
  • “Agri-tourism – discover how agri-tourism has taken the world by storm and how to make your farm a local tourist attraction.”
  • “Seasonal Living – With the help of Mother Nature, draw inspiration from your hobby farm with each passing season.”
  • “Niche Grains – Specialty grains are seeing a rapid rise in interest among the sophisticated palates of today’s consumers.”
  • “Once Upon a Time – Small farms have shaped history virtually since the beginning of time. Find out what role your farm plays in the timeline of agriculture.”

Columns:

  • “Rural Roundtable”
  • “Livestock Q&A”
  • “Buying the Farm”
  • “Farm Science”
  • “Tools of the Trade”
  • “Farm to Table”

Departments:

  • “Notes from the Porch”
  • “Reader Mail”
  • “Reader Resume”
  • “Happenings”
  • “Holiday Gift Guide”
  • “Farmer’s Market”
  • “Marketplace”
  • ”Advertising Index”
  • “Breeders/Properties”
  • “Classified Advertising”
  • “Back to the Farm”

 

July/August 2006. Vol.6 – Number 4.

COVER HEADLINES:

  • MOVE IT! YOUR GUIDE TO TRAILERS
  • HOBBY FARMS 5TH ANNIVERSARY
  • THE OTHER FARMYARD FOWL DUCKS
  • GET DOWN TO (BREEDING) BASICS
  • GROW THE BOTTOM LINE BY MARKETING ONLINE
  • HEDGE ME IN: HEDGEROWS 101
  • FOUR-WHEELING FUN: ATVs and UTILITY VEHICLES
  • PLUS! SUMMER SQUASH; 5 MUST-ATTEND FARMING CONFERENCES; SUMMERTIME RECIPES AND MORE!

Table of Contents Features:

  • “Super Ducks! – Ducks are a hobby farm’s most joyful addition. Find out if adding some feathered friends is right for you!”
  • “Livestock Breeding 101 – You don’t have to be a geneticist to have success breeding livestock. Here’s a primer with exactly what you need to know.”
  • “The New Range Riders – Technological advances, model diversification and an ever-expanding aftermarket have made ATVs an integral tool for farm and recreational use.”
  • “To Market to (Online) Market – Selling your farm’s products and services from your computer has never been easier. We offer some tricks of the trade to jumpstart your business.”
  • “Summer Squash – New varieties of summer squash are renewing interest in this age-old vegetable. Is the local market ready for Tromba d’ Albenga?”
  • “Hail to the Hedge – With a nod to the past, farmers are rediscovering that the humble hedgerow provides value for the future.”
  • “Anniversary Special: 5 Conferences to Change Your Farming Life: Hone your farming knowledge by attending one of these educational conferences.”

Columns:

  • “Rural Roundtable”
  • “Livestock Q&A”
  • “Buying the Farm”
  • “Farm Science”
  • “Tools of the Trade”
  • “Farm to Table”

Departments:

  • “Notes from the Porch”
  • “Reader Mail”
  • “Reader Resume”
  • “Happenings”
  • “Book Review”
  • “Farmer’s Market”
  • “Marketplace”
  • ”Reader Service Index”
  • “Breeders/Properties”
  • “Classified Advertising”
  • “Back to the Farm”

 

November/December 2006. Vol.6 – Number 6.

COVER HEADLINES:

  • 25+ GREAT FARMING BOOKS
  • HOBBY FARMS 5TH ANNIVERSARY
  • CELEBRATING AMERICA’S BARNS
  • FARM FUEL: BIODIESEL BASICS
  • HUNTING AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ON YOUR FARM
  • SPREAD THE WORD WITH A NEWSLETTER
  • RAISING RABBITS FOR MEAT, WOOL, SHOW OR PETS
  • PLUS! PORTABLE SAWMILLS; FARM BILL UPDATE; CULTIVATING SAFFRON; WINTER GARDEN PREPARATION; NEW TWISTS ON TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY DISHES.

Table of Contents Features:

  • “Raisin’ Rabbits – Rabbits are more than cute, cuddly pets. Could a few long ears benefit your farm?”
  • “Barns of America – Discover the rich heritage of America’s barns – when and why they were built”
  • “Hunting on the Farm – Learn how hunters and hobby farmers can work together to control wildlife populations and ensure farmland health.”
  • “Farm Fuel – It’s possible to grow and produce your own biodiesel on your farm – we tell you how.”
  • “Extra! Extra! Read All About It! – Newsletter are a great way to draw new business to your farm and keep repeat customers apprised of what is happening. We show you exactly how to create one.”
  • “Celebrating Spice – Considered the world’s most expensive spice, saffron has been savored by kings and emperors throughout the centuries. Meet a Spanish couple who hobby farms this noble spice.”
  • “Anniversary Special: 5 X 5 = 25 Best Books for Hobby Farmers – A top-25 list of reference books for your library.”

Columns:

  • “Rural Roundtable”
  • “Livestock Q&A” (Dr. Aaron Tangerman, Heather Smith Thomas, with Dr. Lyle G. McNeal)
  • “Buying the Farm”
  • “Rural Roundtable”
  • “Farm Garden””
  • “Tools of the Trade”
  • “Farm to Table”

Departments:

  • “Notes from the Porch”
  • “Reader Mail”
  • “Reader Resume”
  • “Happenings”
  • “Book Review”
  • “Farmer’s Market”
  • “Marketplace”
  • ”Reader Service Index”
  • “Book Review”
  • “Breeders/Properties”
  • “Classified Advertising”
  • “Back to the Farm”

 

March/April 2007. Vol.7 – Number 2.

COVER HEADLINES:

  • 10 MUST-HAVE TRACTOR IMPLEMENTS.
  • LET’S GO TO A POULTRY SHOW.
  • BUCK-WHEAT! – THE MULTIPURPOSE GUINEA FOWL.
  • PLANTING GUIDE: -- SIMPLE NO-TILL GARDEN METHODS; SOWING SEEDS IN SPRING.
  • LEARN TO TURN OLIVES INTO OLIVE OIL.
  • PLUS! – FARMERS’ MARKET TRIVIA; EXTREME MAKEOVER; HOBBY FARM EDITION; ON-FARM WELDING EQUIPMENT; RURAL LAND-BUYING TIPS.

Table of Contents Features:

  • “Guinea Fowl – Old-fashioned guineas provide more than entertainment; their watchdog abilities and bug-eating fervor are welcome on any farm.”
  • “A Passion for Poultry – Discover the wonderful world of exhibition poultry – a world like no other.”
  • “Tools for Your Tractor – Adding versatile implements to your tractor tool kit can make life easier and afford you more time to enjoy the country life.”
  • “Olives to Olive Oil – Have your oil and eat olives, too! Learn how olives are grown and processed into elixir of the gods.”
  • “Sowing Seeds – Spring brings warm temperatures and with it the goal of bountiful gardens. Improve your seeds’ germination rate with this informative article.”
  • “The No-till Garden – The ‘easy way out’ is actually the more beneficial planting method for gardeners, earthworms and the soil. Find out why the easy way works!”

Columns:

  •  “Livestock Q&A” (Dr. Aaron Tangerman, Heather Smith Thomas, with Dr. Lyle G. McNeal)
  • “Buying the Farm”
  •  “Farm Garden””
  • “Tools of the Trade”

Departments:

  • “Notes from the Porch”
  • “Reader Mail”
  • “Reader Resume”
  • “Happenings”
  • “Farmer’s Market”
  • “Marketplace”
  • ”Reader Service Index”
  • “Breeders/Properties”
  • “Classified Advertising”
  • “Back to the Farm”

 

September/October 2007. Vol.7 – Number 5.

COVER HEADLINES:

  • 25 IDEAS FOR AN IDEAL BARN.
  • WELCOME FALL WITH HOMEGROWN PUMPKINS.
  • MAKE YOUR FARM MORE SUSTAINABLE.
  • IMPROVE YOUR PASTURES WITH ROTATIONAL GRAZING.
  • THE BUZZ ON BEEKEEPING,
  • PLUS!: FALL GARDENING TIPS; AMERICAN CHESTNUT FARMERS; EQUIPMENT FOR CANNING, DRYING, JUICING, AND GRINDING; FALL HARVEST RECIPES.

Table of Contents Features:

  • “The Art of Apiculture – Our pollinators are a dwindling commodity. Learn how to take up the noble hobby of beekeeping”
  • “Rotational Grazing – Ensure the economic and environmental success of your farm operation with properly managed pastures.”
  • “Up Your Sustainability – Reducing your environmental footprint can be as complex as installing solar panels or as simple as changing a light bulb. Discover the many ways in which you can make a difference.”
  • “The Cinderella Pumpkin – The popular French heirloom Rouge Vif d’Etampes has a fairy tale history and a profit potential.”
  • “The Champions of Chestnuts – Delmarvelous Farms in Delaware is turning out – and selling out – this lucrative crop to eager customers every fall.”
  • “Barn Beautiful – Rolling walls, heated wash racks and composting toilets are just a few of the amenities hobby farmers would add to their dream barn. What would you add… if money were no object?”

Columns:

  • “Livestock Q&A” (Dr. Dianne Hellwig, with Dr. Lyle G. McNeal)
  • “Buying the Farm”
  • “Farm Garden”
  • “Tools of the Trade”
  • “Farm to Table”

Departments:

  • “Notes from the Porch”
  • “Reader Mail”
  • “Reader Resume”
  • “Happenings”
  • “Say Cheese!”
  • “Farmer’s Market”
  • “Marketplace”
  • ”Reader Service Index”
  • “Breeders/Properties”
  • “Classified Advertising”
  • “Back to the Farm”

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