Subject: Small Grains Field Day THIS SATURDAY
Sorry for the late posting!
The California Grain Campaign is organizing a Small Grains Field Day this Saturday, Feb.11, at Open Field Farm in Petaluma.
Registrations close Wednesday, Feb. 9. Email email@example.com for registration information.
10:30 AM - Seed
Subject: Tractor models that have worked? The classic One-Tractor dilemma
I am looking for specific tractor models, old or new (manufacturer, model, and year) that veggie growers have really liked, so that I can search them used on TractorHouse. Our situation is this...
My partner and I are tooling up to break ground on a 6-8 acre, diverse vegetable CSA in Sebastopol. We are researching tractors, and deep into the classic "one tractor conundrum". With the ability to only afford one tractor, we would like to have a versatile one. We'd like it to be able to do primary tillage, as well as has have properly spaced and thin enough tires to get it into our shaped beds to help renovate beds for second-plantings (to undercut, disc, rototill, or spade), to weed the furrows and to possibly flame-weed (if we can find a 60" tractor mounted flame weeder). We will cultivate in-row manually the first years.
Our requirements are: ~50 horsepower, 4WD, 60" center-to-center tread... Read More
Subject: FSA Director Val Dolcini in Woodland This Wednesday 9/21
(tried posting this to "Events" yesterday, but don't see it now)
Come to meet and hear FSA Director Val Dolcini talk about funding and support opportunities for beginning and small farmers from FSA. He'll be accompanied by Yolo County Director Cynthia Gillette, and FSA Regional Farm Loan Manager Belle Davis.
This will be an invaluable opportunity to learn about low-interest and micro loans through FSA, as well as other programs such as crop insurance and farm storage grants available to beginning (as well as experienced) farmers.
Date & Time: Wednesday, Sep. 21. 3-5pm
Details in the flyer below:
Meet Federal FSA Admin Val Dolcini
09/21/16, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Woodland, CA
(Pardon any cross-posting)
FSA Administrator Val Dolcini will discuss FSA programs supporting beginning (as well as established) farmers in a conversational setting, next Wednesday, Sep. 21, at Norton Hall (UC Woodland Ag Extension Office) from 3-5.
This will be a unique opportunity to learn more about FSA beginning farmer loans, micro loans, and other support services that FSA offers to new farmers.
What: Conversation with Val Dolcini about FSA beginning farmer support programs
When: Wednesday, 9/21, 3-5 pm
Where: Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland CA
No RSVP requiredRead More
Headline: Wayside Farm School Seeks Instructor
Wayside Farm School Introduction
Wayside Farm School is an intensive, sustainable, agriculture education program operated by Five Keys Schools and Programs under contract with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The Farm School rests west of the Castaic Hills along Castaic Creek, just north of the majestic 10,000 foot San Gabriel Mountains and the Santa Clara River. Farming on as much as 200 acres of fertile, sandy loam dotted with century old oaks, it is not uncommon to see a dozen student-workers pushing seeders, laying drip tape or forming beds with an old John Deere tractor. The program trains inmates in all aspects of sustainable farming through the hands-on operation of a diversified vegetable, fruit and herb farm. In addition, the farm raises laying chickens, grows hay and makes 40 cubic yards of compost every month out of food and landscape waste generated by the expansive facility.... Read More
Headline: Irrigation and field management instructor
Wayside Farm School is seeking to establish a pool of candidates to teach irrigation design and installation, cover cropping and integrated pest and pathogen management with our Southern California program. Program has excellent pay and benefits. Existing curriculum available however, candidates encouraged to draw upon their own experience. Wayside Farm School operates diverside vegetable, tree fruit, herb and hay operation on more than 40 acres. Please feel free to message me with any questions or just to learn more about our program.
Headline: Farm Assistant in Sonoma
Bi-Rite Farm in Sonoma, CA is hiring a Seasonal Farm Assistant for 2016 Season
20-40 hours/week, May - November (dates/hours flexible and dependent on season)
Pay commensurate with experience, plus produce and eggs
Bi-Rite Market is a community market with two San Francisco locations and a Creamery. We believe that food does more than nourish: food brings people together. The food we make and sell connects our staff, our guests, our producers and the environment. In this way, we “create community through food”.
Bi-Rite Farm is a three acre parcel located in Sonoma, CA, providing produce, herbs, and flowers to Bi Rite Markets and Creamery, and other local restaurants. This farm gives Bi-Rite the opportunity to educate the staff and community, by giving them a chance to get their hands in the soil. Our produce is highlighted in the deli dishes... Read More
Subject: Raising Cornish Game Hens on Pasture
Has anyone raised cornish game hens on pasture? Would it even make sense to, knowing they short life span once 2 weeks out of the brooder? We are interested in doing this, but would like to learn of others' experience. Would you recommend free range or using a Salatin style mobile pen?
In Topics Livestock
In General FarmsReach community, Cooperation Among Farmers
Subject: Looking to borrow/rent a bed shaper
Today I am looking to rent or borrow a bed shaper.
looking for any referrals or suggestions. Open to different sizes of bed width depending on what is available out there. We are about 45 minutes east of Sacramento and willing to drive depending on what we hear.
Subject: app recommendations for iphone/ipad for organic farm land management, pasture and row crop?
I am in need of recommendations of apps for different farm system managements that are more appropriate for small-scale farms.
I am looking for an app:
1) to manage organic row crop land. Specifically, I am looking for an app that I could input via GIS farm borders and also crop rotations of multiple farmers with diversified production over the entirety of a single ranch.
2) an app for organic and food safety documentation and certification management
Ideally one app that does both would be great. Can anyone suggest some apps and/or discuss advantages and disadvantages of each?I am not having much luck googling this.
In Topics Certifications