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Mon, Oct 12, 2015

It's almost here! The 26th Annual National Bioneers Conference will take place in San Rafael, CA from October 16-18. The three day gathering will bring attendees together and provide them the opportunity to connect with change-makers, leaders, and...Read more

Wed, Sep 16, 2015

October will bring the 26th annual National Bioneers Conference to San Rafael, California.  The three day gathering (Oct. 16-18) will afford attendees the opportunity to connect with change-makers, leaders, and community activists for emerging...Read more

Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Beginning Farmer Asks:

I looked at some property to possibly lease for some apple trees but the lady who owned the land couldn't tell me much. It has a well and I am thinking it may not be up to the challenge of irrigating 2.5 acres of apples. The owner said the...Read more

Wed, May 20, 2015

Beginning Farmer Asks:

What are the best 3-4 tractor implements for a 15-25 acre vegetable farm? In my mind, the best equipment to have would be a 35-45 Horsepower Kubota with the following attachments: a rolling cultivator, offset disk, flail mower, and then the...Read more

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

This post was republished with permission from the author.

By Adam Kotin, CalCAN

California Governor Jerry Brown has...Read more

Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Beginning Farmer Asks:

We are in the process of setting up permanent beds for small scale CSA production (about 2 acres) and were wondering if you had any experience or suggestions related to using a spader for tillage in this type of system. We would like to...Read more

Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Beginning Farmer Asks:
Our new Kubota tractor is arriving tomorrow. I'll be doing a walk-through with the dealers then getting started on mowing. I'm going to make a daily checklist form for checking the tractor before every use. I'm mostly concerned about using it under heavier...Read more

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Beginning Farmer Asks: I had a quick question for you regarding plant spacing on cauliflower. I have read some material that suggests row spacing anywhere from 12-24 inches. It is looking like I will be planting into 60-inch beds, so I am curious what you think the...Read more

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Beginning Farmer: Our field managers want to overhead water our direct sown/transplanted CSA blocks (carrots, beets, salad mix, broccoli, etc.) as we've had poor germination & loss of transplants (most to slugs). — but here are my concerns: we aren't set up for...Read more

Wed, May 07, 2014
Beginning Farmer: I am looking for a short list of equipment for the beginning row crop farmer. Could you do a quick one for me off the top of your head?
Farmer Mentor: This is a pretty common question and a
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