‘The Food and Farm Show’ looks to Spring
On Episode No. 5 of “The Food and Farm Show,” the film crew visits Master Gardner Lyn Muth for Part Two of her Spring Planting Workshop, then they go back up to North San Juan for the farmers seed swap and hear from Adam Nuber from the Felix Gillet Institute and learn how this Frenchman changed the history of agriculture in Nevada County.
The weekly show will also highlight a talk with Chris Maher, general manager of BriarPatch Co-op. The Food and Farm Show airs at 6:30 p.m. Mondays on Comcast Channel 11, Suddenlink Channel 16 and ACTV Channel 20.in Auburn. It is also available at http://nevadacountytv.org, or on YouTube at The Food and Farm Show Channel.
Beginning farming academy offered in Auburn
The Placer/Nevada office of the University of California Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for another Beginning Farming Academy in Auburn April 5-6. The class runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 5, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6.
This two-day intensive introduction to starting a small farm or ranch will help prospective producers learn the basics of market-driven farming.
“Students will learn how to assess their land and other resources, investigate markets for their products and analyze the economic viability of their operation,” said Roger Ingram, UCCE county director and livestock farm advisor.
According to Ingram, the workshop will focus on markets, business and economic planning for small farms, rather than on production practices.
“The class is taught by UCCE Farm Advisors, local expert farmers and ranchers which makes it very practical for beginning growers,” he said.
The Beginning Farming Academy is funded by a Specialty Crop Block Grant from CDFA and a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency, so attendance is free of charge. Meal cost for the two days is $50, or participants may choose to bring their own meals.
The class is limited to 15 prospective producers. To apply, please complete the online application form at http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=10289. Applicants are advised to answer the questions as completely as possible, as acceptance is based on the information provided in the application. Applicants will be notified within two weeks whether or not they have been accepted into the Beginning Farming Academy.
For questions or information, please contact Cindy Fake at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-889-7385.
— Submitted to The Union