Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Farmer-to-Farmer Breakfast for Commercial Farmers and Ranchers
Thursday, March 14th, 2019,  8:00 AM  to 10:30 AM Happy Apple Kitchen, 18532 Colfax Highway, Chicago Park
Come and meet other farmers and ranchers and talk about local agricultural issues.
We will have a farm labor expert, Bryan Little from Farm Employers Labor Service to answer your questions about hiring, managing, and following labor laws for farm workers.
Space is limited, so make your reservation soon! Reservations at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=26870

Know someone who is thinking of starting a farm or ranch in Placer or Nevada County? Let them know about the
So you want to start a farm or ranch… class
Friday, March 15, 2019, 1:30 to 4:30 PM Placer Business Resource Center, 1000 Sunset Blvd, Suite 105, Rocklin
Thinking about starting a farm or ranch in Placer or Nevada County and wondering where to start?
Come and learn about available resources and assistance, things to consider in getting started, and get started planning your dream farm.
UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors Cindy Fake and Dan Macon lead the class.
Pre-Registration is required. Cost is $10 per person. Register at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=26796. Space is limited, so sign up early.

Applications are open for Beginning Farming Academy
April 26th & 27th, 2019, UC Cooperative Extension Placer/Nevada
This is a 2-day intensive introduction to starting a small commercial farm or ranch. If you are starting a small ag operation in the foothills, you should attend the Academy. Learn about assessing your resources and choosing products, the basics of market-driven farming, and economic tools. You will finish with an action plan for jump-starting your operation.
This seminar focuses on marketing, business, and economic planning for profitable small farms, not production. Local expert farmers and ranchers and UCCE Farm Advisors will help you refine your plans for your farm or ranch.
The Academy runs from 8 AM to 8 PM on Friday, and 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturday. Meal cost for the two days is $85.

The class is limited to 15 prospective producers. Apply at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=26798 We will review applications in March and notify you of your status.