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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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10 Ways Farmers are Saving Water

California DroughtAs California faces a historic drought, many farmers are relying on groundwater reserves to carry them through the dry season. Pumping groundwater is currently unregulated in California (that could soon change), and drawing on reserves now could cause shortages in the future. Sustainability-minded farmers are looking ahead and using an arsenal of ways to save water. Here are just a few: Continue reading

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Nevada Farmer Attributes Success of Organic Farm to USDA Agencies, High Tunnels & Drip Irrigation

Three years ago, Carol Huether, decided it was time to change careers and reinvent herself. So, she took her years of experience managing other people’s businesses and turned those skills into a successful organic vegetable and herb farm in Spring Creek, Nev.

As she transformed her 10 acres into a productive operation, Huether wasn’t working alone. USDA agencies, such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA), worked closely with Huether to create a sustainable operation, despite the region’s challenging climate.

“I wouldn’t have been able to even start this kind of operation if it hadn’t been for all the agencies coming together to help me under the umbrella of the USDA,” Huether says. Continue reading

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