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Production 101 Workshop for Beginning Farmers

Wednesday | March 19, 2014 | 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Morgan Hill Community Center | 17000 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Join us for this great workshop for beginning farmers. The following topics on vegetable crop production will be covered:  * Resources – brief discussion and detailed handout * Regulatory requirements * Current pest and disease issues in our region * Efficient water use (drip and sprinkler)* Non-chemical weed management strategies * Scale appropriate tractor and implement options and configurations *

Also the following topics on Planning and Marketing will be covered:* Starting farm budgets (both capital and operational * Realistic growth curves * Assessing markets * Basic record keeping for financial management *

Sadie Clements, Regional Manager, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), will make a brief presentation about Farm to Market Tools and Services. Brett Melone, Loan Officer, California FarmLink, will make a brief presentation about financing options.

Space is limited, register online.

 

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Cost: $10 (or sliding scale)
Event Phone: 510-526-1793 x5
Event Email: beginningfarmerrancher@sagecenter.org
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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