Thursday, December 10, 2015

Nevada County Food & Farm Conference January 8-10, 2016. Info & registration at:
On Sunday, Jan 10 at 1 PM, Jim Muck & I will be doing a brief overview of what you need to get your farm business on track. It’s a preview of what we cover in the Farm & Ranch Business Planning Course…

Farm & Ranch Business Planning Course January 28-March 3, 2016. Thursdays, 6-9 PM, plus Saturday, Feb. 6.
Want to get your farm business on the road to profitability??
This 6-week, 7-session course is designed for farm and ranch businesses with at least one year of cost and sales figures. Topics include mission and vision, business structure, economic analysis, operations planning, risk management, marketing strategies, and cash flow budgeting.
Cost is $50 per farm or ranch, up to 3 people, course materials included. Space is limited to 8 businesses, so please apply early.
Apply on-line at For more information on the course, contact Cindy Fake,

Farmer-to-Farmer Breakfast, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, 7:00 am - 9:00 am
at the UC Cooperative Extension office in Auburn
Come get to know other farmers and ranchers in our area.  Enjoy a chance to relax and talk with other agricultural producers about farming and ranching issues.  A presentation on farm and ranch business record keeping will be given highlighting the most important financial records to keep and ways to keep office paper and numbers organized. Buffet breakfast.  Cost is $10 per person, and reservations are required. Registration will be available on the Foothill Farming website in early January.