Helpful Tips from a Highly Productive High Altitude Farm

If grossing over six figures per acre on a 1.5 acre operation sounds like a fairy tale, come learn from Prema Farm co-owner/operator Zach Cannady, who has realized that dream for the past five growing seasons. Regeneratively growing 40+ varieties of vegetables, fruits, and flowers at 5200″ in a 90 day frost free growing season, these farmers have definitely earned the descriptors of tenacious and successful.

How Good Fire Integrates into a Livestock & Crop Farm in Forest Ecosystems

Fire is a part of the ecosystems that foothill farms and ranchers steward. Learn more about prescribed fire, how it can incorporate into a working farm, and its many benefits. Tim Van Wager, alongside his family and committed crew, operate First Rain Farm, a diverse fruit, vegetable, and livestock farm in the forests above Nevada City. He also on the steering committee of Yuba Bear Burn Cooperative.

Paperwork Party! Fund Your Farm with NRCS

Join District Conservationist Pamela Hertzler for a lively workshop on cost-share support programs available for farmers and ranchers through the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program provides technical advising, system design, and cost-share reimbursements for high tunnels, hedgerows, irrigation systems, pasture-improvement, cross-fencing, and more! Dive into the application process, annual deadlines, and get started on building farm system that protects your most vital resources – soil and water.