Friday, February 16, 2018

New Land Listing in Nevada County!


Six acres for lease in Penn Valley. We have approximately one acre of tress (120 ) and five acres of gently gently sloped, south facing, very rich soil with approx 60# pressure. All trees are on drip system. Also have 8N Ford tractor with some tilling attachments that can be used by tenant. This is an end of year crop. The oil production starts in November. Vegetables and fruit through summer, olives to follow in November. Potential opportunity to trade land lease for the management of olive tree orchard.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Operational Continuity: planning for the unexpected in your operation
Saturday, Feb 17, 1-4 PM UC Cooperative Extension office, Auburn. 
Reply to this e-mail if you want to come.
Many of you participated in the discussion last fall about how to keep your operation going when unexpected events happen. This is a workshop to help you strategize and develop a plan and get ideas from your peers. It is part of the Farm Business Planning course, but is open to other producers as well.

Placer-Nevada-South Sutter-North Sacramento Watershed Annual Meeting
Wednesday February 21, 10 AM at the MRF, 3033 Fiddyment Rd, Roseville
You will want to attend this meeting because PNSSNS is going out on its own as a Watershed Coalition, and that will affect you as a producer.
If you are a commercial farmer or rancher (you sell your crops/products), you need to belong to the Watershed Coalition. Please come and find out what is happening and voice your opinion.

Growing Citrus in the Foothills
Sat Feb 24 & Mar 3, 9 AM – 1 PM
If you are interested in planting mandarins or other citrus, this class will give you what you need to know.
Location : Room I-10, Sierra College Rocklin
Register online at: https://sierra.augusoft.net/ Course # 8273
Class Fee: $89.00 Material Fee: $8.00

FDA–approved Food Safety Workshop – save the date!
For those who need to be Food Safety-certified by FDA => those of you who primarily sell wholesale or earn $500,000 or more from sales of produce.
March 22, 8 AM to 5 PM, Loomis Vet Hall. $20 per person
The workshop is being done by an organization called AgSafe, under contract to CDFA, but the registration is not up on their website (http://www.agsafe.org )yet.

Beginning Farming Academy
April 6, 8 AM to 8 PM and April 7, 8 AM to 8 PM, $75 per person
If you are a beginning farmer or know one, applications are open at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=24011

It Takes Cooperation to Build a Food COOP!

Central Square 
Food Co-op 
Community Meeting 

536 Grass Valley Hwy., Auburn 

Monday, February 12 5:30 - 7:30PM  
Meet and Greet 5:30-6:00PM Food/Beer Available 


• Member Owner Signup 
• Business Plan Overview 
• Co-op Lease Options 
• Come Join the Team