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Cal Poly’s Sustainable Agriculture Training at Archi’s Acres

Archi’s AcresA great opportunity from Archi’s Acres and Cal Poly Pomona! The Sustainable Agriculture Training (SAT) 12-week, Nights & Weekend course kicks off on January 19th! Hurry, there’s only 3 seats left! Continue reading

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Toro Ag to Host The Water Zone, Focus on Urban Agriculture

On Thursday, November 19, Toro Ag’s Inge Bisconer and Paul McFadden will guest-host a very special episode of “The Water Zone” radio show, focusing on urban agriculture.

They’ll be speaking with some very special guests. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. PDT on NBC News Radio KCAA 1050 AM, KCAA 106.5 FM, or online at www.kcaaradio.com. Continue reading

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Veteran Attends Sustainable Agriculture Training Program with the Help of Toro Grant

Brock N. Selman is currently transitioning out of the military after five years of honorable service and two tours to Afghanistan. With hopes of creating a future in farming, Brock turned to the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) program, that trains veterans in not only sustainable agriculture, but also business planning.

According to Brock, “I envision a farm where not only high quality organic food is produced, but also a learning center for the young and old, alike. A place where field trips can teach children where food comes — from and how it’s grown, as well as teaching adults about healthier alternatives to fast food and prepackaged meals at the grocery store.” Continue reading

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And the Winner of Toro’s ‘Ready. Set. GROW!’ Grant Program is…

Ready. Set. GROW!The Toro Company today announced that Shannon Ranch Elementary School, in Visalia, CA, won top prize in the company’s ‘Ready. Set. GROW!’ grant program. As a result of the public vote, a $7,000 grant will be awarded to Shannon Ranch Elementary. The grant will enable the school to enhance their life sciences program including installing a water-efficient drip irrigation system at their school garden for use by students throughout the year. The garden will also serve as a model on smart irrigation practices for the surrounding community.

Upon receiving the news, Principal Samantha Tate said, “We appreciate the opportunity Toro has provided Shannon Ranch through the ‘Ready. Set. GROW!’ grant. We envision our school garden as being an essential component of our life sciences programs, kindergarten through the sixth grade. To have the opportunity to teach our students about the importance of agriculture in education, and how our garden can benefit our school community, is an incredible gift!” Continue reading

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Archi’s Acres Program Trains Transitioning Veterans in the Sustainable Agriculture Industry

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Toro would like to say a special “thank you” to Archi’s Acres for all they do to support transitioning veterans.  Watch the embedded video to learn more about Archi’s Acres and their inspiring Veterans Sustainable Read the full article…

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