Friday, March 29, 2013

Network, Share Ideas, Ask Questions, Grow the Farming Community with FarmsReach!

I'm spreading the word about a new farmer-to-farmer networking and information-sharing platform called FarmsReach (  The platform has been designed by CA farmers and several nonprofits that work with the farming community.  Right now we're expanding our reach from a member base of producers at all levels of production, to all the organizations out there helping them. The more people talking, the better!     

There are a lot of features I think you'll find useful:
  • Discussion forum, where we have 17 respected and knowledgeable "Featured Farmers" at the ready to answer questions and share wisdom.
  • An Events calendar with all the events hosted by Extension, Farm Bureau, NCAT/ATTRA, NRCS, CCOF, FarmLink, FSA, CRAFT etc. all in one place - if you have a great event, pass it on to me!
  • A News section with news feeds, newsletters from the organizations above, NOAA's monthly reports, and policy action alerts.
  • Easy Toolkits about business planning, marketing & sales, and seed.
  • A Seed searching tool (soon to be expanded!)
  • A Services Directory, like a "yellow pages" with the organizations, lenders and brokers that serve CA producers (soon to be expanded!)
Let me know if you have any questions or want more info.  Membership is free and it takes a minute or two to sign up.

Thanks for checking us out!  And pass this along to others who might be interested!