On Cal Poly’s Chorro Ranch, near Cuesta Community College in San Luis Obispo, California, an HSP Demonstration experiment was applied on a 10-acre hayfield. The experiment, launched in October of 2020, assesses the impact of compost application along with reduced tillage practices on soil health, yield, and forage quality on a field with cropley clay […]
Full Belly Farm is a certified organic farm located in the beautiful Capay Valley of northern California. We are committed to fostering sustainability on all levels, from fertility in our soil and care for the environment, to stable employment for our farm workers. We strive to be good stewards of this farm, so that this […]
Park Farming was founded in 1980 with processing tomatoes as the main crop. Through time the company perspective on farming shifted toward a more environmentally sensitive attitude, culminating in the transition to organic acreage in 1992. The change in company practices included more thoughtful crop rotation, extensive use of cover crops, gentler tillage methods, and […]
Phil and Katherine Foster farm 295 acres of C.C.O.F. certified organic fruit and vegetables on two ranches near San Juan Bautista and Hollister, California. We have a diverse range of crops, marketing up to 60 produce items at the peak of the season. We sell at the farm on Saturdays, at farmers markets, through local retail stores, local wholesalers, and several national […]
Coastal regenerative permaculture farm. As of April 2022 we are stewards of a beautiful 26-acre farm near Davenport, CA. The land has been managed organically for the past 30 years and now we are transitioning to a regenerative, organic, no-till, mixed vegetable, flower, fruit, herb, and agroforestry farm with a strong emphasis on education. Our […]
Reducing tillage, which has tended to rely on synthetic herbicides, has long been unattainable on organic farms. Recent research, however, is changing the conversation. Featured speaker Dwayne Beck is a celebrated pioneer in no-till systems development for both irrigated and drylands in central South Dakota. Dwayne will speak on the soil nutrient cycling’s relationship to […]
Nuss Farms is a fifth-generation family farming operation in California’s Central Valley, strategically located in the San Joaquin Valley. We farm over 1,000 acres of a wide range of primarily specialty crops, including garlic, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, sunflowers, and wheat.