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2021 Working Paper by John Hanchar and Aaron Ristow

John Hanchar, Farm Business Management Specialist
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

July 23, 2021

Achieving Improved Soil Health Outcomes While Maintaining or Improving Economic Viability: Case Study of a Dairy Farm Business in the Genesee River Watershed, New York

John Hanchar, Cornell University/College of Agric. & Life Sciences/CCE/Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program, <jjh6@cornell.edu>
Aaron Ristow, American Farmland Trust, <aristow@farmland.org>


Summary

  • The owners and primary operators of the Mulligan Farm, a dairy farm business in the Genesee River Watershed of New York, like many farm business owners today, seek to achieve improved soil health and related outcomes while maintaining or improving economic performance.
  • The Mulligan Farm has successfully planned and implemented numerous cropping system changes designed to achieve improved soil health and related results.
  • Economic analysis suggests that successful implementation of soil health improving practices coincided with improved economic performance.

To view the full paper, please open PDF file below. 




Case Study of a Dairy Farm Business in the Genesee River Watershed, New York (pdf; 1200KB)
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